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Ontario to begin reopening economy next week, Trudeau seeks to allay vaccine angst

Ontario to begin reopening economy next week, Trudeau seeks to allay vaccine angst

The prime minister on Friday sought to quell angst over delays in vaccine delivery while British Columbia extended restrictions on gatherings to stem the spread of new, more transmissible variants of the COVID-19 virus.
Dutch man accused of harassing B.C. teenager Amanda Todd extradited to Canada

Dutch man accused of harassing B.C. teenager Amanda Todd extradited to Canada

VANCOUVER — A Dutch man accused of extorting and harassing British Columbia teenager Amanda Todd has been extradited to Canada, more than eight years after her suicide drew global headlines. The B.C.
B.C.'s top doctor extends COVID-19 limits for 'hard push' before vaccinations

B.C.'s top doctor extends COVID-19 limits for 'hard push' before vaccinations

VANCOUVER — British Columbia's top doctor has extended COVID-19 restrictions on gatherings in order to slow down the spread of the virus amid concerns about new variants, including a third one from California that could potentially be detected in the
Montreal police chief apologizes to man wrongfully arrested for trying to kill cop

Montreal police chief apologizes to man wrongfully arrested for trying to kill cop

Montreal's police chief publicly apologized Friday to the man wrongfully arrested, charged and detained for almost a week in connection with an attack on a city police officer.

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada on Friday, Feb. 5, 2021

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times Eastern): 6:30 p.m. B.C. provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry says there are encouraging signs that efforts by residents are paying off, with another daily infection rate under 500.
Trudeau ducks questions on allegations against former defence chief

Trudeau ducks questions on allegations against former defence chief

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says all Canadians deserve a safe workplace following allegations former defence chief Jonathan Vance engaged in inappropriate conduct.
Edmonton police investigate two separate hate-motivated attacks against Muslim women

Edmonton police investigate two separate hate-motivated attacks against Muslim women

EDMONTON — Police in Edmonton say they are investigating two separate hate-motivated attacks against Muslim women on the same day.
Executives at Pornhub defend efforts at preventing child porn on their platforms

Executives at Pornhub defend efforts at preventing child porn on their platforms

MONTREAL — Representatives of Pornhub told a parliamentary committee Friday they didn't know if they had been contacted by a woman who said she struggled to have a video of her removed from the popular pornography website.
Spring vaccinations could double in Canada but only if three more vaccines approved

Spring vaccinations could double in Canada but only if three more vaccines approved

OTTAWA — The number of Canadians vaccinated in the spring could double if Health Canada gives the green light to all three vaccines it is currently reviewing.
Alberta to restore some coal-mining policy protections: government spokesman

Alberta to restore some coal-mining policy protections: government spokesman

EDMONTON — The Alberta government says it plans to restore some aspects of a policy it revoked last spring that protected a wide swath of the province's foothills and mountains from coal mines. The move has provoked intense public protest.