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Canada Post rethinking mask policy forbidding workers to use their own N95s

Canada Post rethinking mask policy forbidding workers to use their own N95s

OTTAWA — Canada Post is seeking "clarification" from the federal government about face masks after drawing criticism for refusing to let employees bring their own N95 masks to work.
Housing ministers meet as MPs ready for more hearings on pace of price gains

Housing ministers meet as MPs ready for more hearings on pace of price gains

OTTAWA — Canada's housing ministers on Thursday went over plans to ease affordability issues just ahead of more hearings in a parliamentary probe of price gains and their effect on headline inflation.
Canada announces grants to help companies use satellite data

Canada announces grants to help companies use satellite data

The federal government has announced $8 million in grants to help companies take advantage of Canadian satellite data.
Omicron wave of COVID-19 could be flattening on First Nations, says top doctor

Omicron wave of COVID-19 could be flattening on First Nations, says top doctor

OTTAWA — The top doctor for Indigenous Services Canada says he's cautiously optimistic the Omicron-driven wave of the pandemic may be flattening across First Nations. Dr.
Quebec anti-corruption police investigating fake COVID-19 vaccine passports

Quebec anti-corruption police investigating fake COVID-19 vaccine passports

MONTREAL — Quebec's anti-corruption unit says it is carrying out a "large-scale" investigation into cases of alleged fraud related to the production and sale of false COVID-19 vaccine passports.
Canadian-led battlegroup in Latvia at 'high readiness' amid NATO-Russia tensions

Canadian-led battlegroup in Latvia at 'high readiness' amid NATO-Russia tensions

OTTAWA — The Canadian commander of a multinational battlegroup in Latvia says he is working to ensure his troops have enough supplies and can talk to each other, as mounting tensions between the NATO military alliance and Russia feed fears of a new w
Ottawa inks deal to share more residential school records with reconciliation centre

Ottawa inks deal to share more residential school records with reconciliation centre

OTTAWA — Canada's Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Marc Miller announced Thursday Ottawa has entered into an agreement with the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation to hand over thousands more records on residential schools that the federa
Spike in deaths causes Yukon to declare overdose emergency

Spike in deaths causes Yukon to declare overdose emergency

WHITEHORSE — The Yukon government has declared a substance-use health emergency after toxic drugs pushed overdose deaths to new peaks.
Russia cyber attack warning emerges, as Joly in Europe amid Ukraine crisis

Russia cyber attack warning emerges, as Joly in Europe amid Ukraine crisis

OTTAWA — Canada's electronic spy service warned Thursday that Russian-based hackers are targeting critical infrastructure, while Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly said Moscow would face severe sanctions if it makes further moves against Ukraine.

Canada has sanctioned 400 people and entities so far since Russian Ukraine incursion

OTTAWA — Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly said Thursday that Russia would face severe sanctions if it makes further moves against Ukraine.
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