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Convoy rolls on toward Ottawa and driving on the moon: In The News for Jan. 28

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 Jan. 28 ... What we are watching in Canada ...
Parliament Hill girds for massive truck convoy protest

Parliament Hill girds for massive truck convoy protest

The first trucks in a massive national convoy that was organized to protest the federal government's COVID-19 vaccine mandate for cross-border drivers are due to arrive in the Ottawa area today.

Quebec mosque shooting anniversary includes call to act against hate, discrimination

MONTREAL — Five years after a gunman killed six men inside a Quebec City mosque, survivors of the attack and members of the community will gather Saturday to mark the tragedy, but they are also using the anniversary to highlight ongoing discriminatio
Long-term care still struggles with rampant COVID-19 cases as Omicron wave levels off

Long-term care still struggles with rampant COVID-19 cases as Omicron wave levels off

OTTAWA — It's difficult to forget the tragic scenes that played out in long-term care homes across the country in the early days of the pandemic as residents died in the thousands, isolated from their loved ones.

Sentencing submissions expected in case of teen who pleaded guilty to terror charges

Sentencing submissions are expected today in the case of a teenager who pleaded guilty to terrorism-related charges including possession of explosive material and counselling someone to detonate a bomb. The Kingston, Ont.
Some provinces easing COVID restrictions as hospitalizations stabilize

Some provinces easing COVID restrictions as hospitalizations stabilize

A number of provinces are tweaking their public health protocols to ease restrictions as COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to show signs of stabilizing.
Nunavut Inuit who get vaccinated against COVID-19 could win a snowmobile in draw

Nunavut Inuit who get vaccinated against COVID-19 could win a snowmobile in draw

IQALUIT, Nunavut — Inuit in Nunavut who get a COVID-19 vaccine could end up with a brand new ride. A new program means Inuit living in each of the territory's 25 communities have a chance to win a snowmobile for getting their shots.
Parliamentary security, police preparing as truckers' protest convoy nears Ottawa

Parliamentary security, police preparing as truckers' protest convoy nears Ottawa

OTTAWA — Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino says nobody wants a planned anti-vaccination protest on Parliament Hill this weekend to turn into a violent attempt to overthrow the government and warned people not to dismiss the protesters as simple
O'Toole promises change after internal report into Conservative's election loss

O'Toole promises change after internal report into Conservative's election loss

OTTAWA — Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole says changes will be made to his team and to the party after an internal review revealed what went wrong in the recent election and took aim at issues from the party's past found to be holding it back.
Lithium mine takeover by Chinese company did get thorough security review: Champagne

Lithium mine takeover by Chinese company did get thorough security review: Champagne

OTTAWA — Industry Minister François-Philippe Champagne says the pending takeover of a Canadian lithium mining company by a Chinese state-owned company was subjected to a thorough national security review — contrary to what some experts and Conservati