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B.C. says show us evidence safe to fly if airlines drop in-flight distancing

B.C. says show us evidence safe to fly if airlines drop in-flight distancing

VICTORIA — British Columbia Health Minister Adrian Dix says he wants to see the evidence that it's safe for the country's two largest airlines to drop their in-flight distancing policies during the pandemic.

Coroner investigates death after responding to dog attack in Kamloops, B.C.

KAMLOOPS, B.C. — The sudden death of a man is under investigation after police responded to a report of a dog attack Monday morning in Kamloops, B.C.
Coroner finds organizational problems in death of 24-year-old during Montreal marathon

Coroner finds organizational problems in death of 24-year-old during Montreal marathon

MONTREAL — A Quebec coroner who looked into the death last year of a 24-year-old runner in a Montreal half-marathon is raising several issues with communication and organization at the event. Patrick Neely died last Sept.
Ejection seat tangled with parachute in Snowbirds crash: Investigators

Ejection seat tangled with parachute in Snowbirds crash: Investigators

OTTAWA — A military investigation has found that the ejection seat of one of its iconic Snowbirds planes tangled with the pilot's parachute as he tried to escape from the aircraft before it crashed last year in the U.S. state of Georgia.
Feds reviewing COVID-19 aid to prep for potential second wave, Trudeau say

Feds reviewing COVID-19 aid to prep for potential second wave, Trudeau say

OTTAWA — The federal government's ongoing review about the good, bad and possibly ugly parts of its response to COVID-19 will feed into plans for an improved response to a potential second wave of the novel coronavirus, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
Alberta cuts business tax, boosts infrastructure spending to reboot economy

Alberta cuts business tax, boosts infrastructure spending to reboot economy

EDMONTON — Alberta is cutting business taxes, pumping billions into infrastructure and making a full court press to lure jobs from Toronto, Montreal and elsewhere to rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ottawa granted extension to overhaul medical assistance in dying legislation

Ottawa granted extension to overhaul medical assistance in dying legislation

MONTREAL — Quebec Superior Court has granted the federal government a five-month extension to revise its legislation on medical assistance in dying, giving Ottawa until just before Christmas to conform with a provincial court ruling.
Veterans Affairs hiring more staff to tackle growing backlog of disability cases

Veterans Affairs hiring more staff to tackle growing backlog of disability cases

OTTAWA — The federal government will hire hundreds more temporary staff as part of a broader plan to tackle the growing backlog of requests for support and benefits from disabled veterans, many of whom are being forced to wait years for an answer.
N.L. liquor corp. to change 'Old Sam' logo over concerns about racist branding

N.L. liquor corp. to change 'Old Sam' logo over concerns about racist branding

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — The Newfoundland and Labrador Liquor Corp. says it will change the logo — but keep the name — of a locally bottled rum brand that appears to depict a laughing Black man.
New models show COVID-19 progress but with 'hotspots' to monitor

New models show COVID-19 progress but with 'hotspots' to monitor

OTTAWA — Canada's chief public health officer says the country appears to have largely gotten a handle on the spread of COVID-19, limiting transmission after weeks of restrictions that are being slowly eased — raising the possibility of numbers going