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Veterans ombudsman calls it quits after 18 months

Veterans ombudsman calls it quits after 18 months

OTTAWA — Veterans ombudsman Craig Dalton is calling it quits, leaving former service members without a key advocate at a time when many are worried about the effect the COVID-19 pandemic is having on their requests for assistance from the federal gov
N.S. killer's semi-automatic guns believed to come from U.S., but details withheld

N.S. killer's semi-automatic guns believed to come from U.S., but details withheld

HALIFAX — The RCMP says that three of the four semi-automatic weapons used by a gunman during last month's mass shooting in Nova Scotia are believed to have come from the United States, but the agency continues to withhold some key details.
Quebec schools reopen with emphasis on physical distancing, hygiene

Quebec schools reopen with emphasis on physical distancing, hygiene

ST-JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU, Que. — Quebec schoolchildren were greeted by their teachers with smiles and squirts of hand sanitizer on Monday as the province became the first to reopen some schools following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cocaine-trafficking group with ties to a Mexican cartel busted: Toronto police

TORONTO — A sophisticated crime group that was allegedly smuggling bricks of pure cocaine across the U.S.-Canada border has been busted following a months-long investigation, Toronto police said Monday. Drug squad Insp.
COVID-19 testing, contact tracing key to fending off second wave, experts say

COVID-19 testing, contact tracing key to fending off second wave, experts say

VANCOUVER — Provinces hit hardest by COVID-19 have ramped up testing capacity as they plan to reopen their economies, but infectious disease experts say there will be recurring outbreaks without more robust testing, contact tracing and quarantine ser
Relaxing restrictions and the Cargill concern: In The News for May 11

Relaxing restrictions and the Cargill concern: In The News for May 11

In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of May 11 ... --- COVID-19 in Canada ... .

A look at how provinces plan to emerge from COVID-19 shutdown

Provinces have been releasing plans for easing restrictions that were put in place to limit the spread of COVID-19.
Partial remains of second military helicopter crash victim identified

Partial remains of second military helicopter crash victim identified

Officials have identified the partial remains of Capt. Brenden Ian MacDonald, the second victim to be found after last month's military helicopter crash into the Mediterranean Sea.
United States increasingly concerned over pollution from B.C. mines

United States increasingly concerned over pollution from B.C. mines

The U.S. government is increasingly concerned with pollution from British Columbia mines following new research that shows contaminants in a river south of the border came from Canada.
Another Cargill plant closes after COVID-19 outbreak

Another Cargill plant closes after COVID-19 outbreak

MONTREAL — A Cargill meat-processing plant south of Montreal announced it is closing its doors after at least 64 workers tested positive for COVID-19, even as schools across much of Quebec prepared to open theirs to students on Monday.
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