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Health Canada not ready yet to greenlight AstraZeneca vaccine

Health Canada not ready yet to greenlight AstraZeneca vaccine

OTTAWA — Health Canada is not yet ready to make a decision about approving the COVID-19 vaccine from AstraZeneca, more than two weeks after it signalled the ruling could be imminent.
Lionel Desmond inquiry: Sister says her family received no help from Veterans Affairs

Lionel Desmond inquiry: Sister says her family received no help from Veterans Affairs

PORT HAWKESBURY, N.S.
Provinces should prioritize vaccinating Indigenous people against COVID-19: Miller

Provinces should prioritize vaccinating Indigenous people against COVID-19: Miller

OTTAWA — The federal government is working with Indigenous leaders and the provincial and territorial health authorities to prepare mass COVID-19 immunization programs in First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities, Indigenous Services Marc Miller say
Mississauga man pleads guilty to laundering money in alleged North Korean cyberhack

Mississauga man pleads guilty to laundering money in alleged North Korean cyberhack

WASHINGTON — A Canadian man has pleaded guilty in what U.S. prosecutors described Wednesday as a scheme by hackers linked to military intelligence in North Korea to steal more than $1.3 billion from banks, governments and companies around the world.
Nearly 300 charges laid, 130 arrested, as Vancouver police target shoplifting

Nearly 300 charges laid, 130 arrested, as Vancouver police target shoplifting

VANCOUVER — A month-long crackdown has resulted in nearly 300 recommended criminal charges against people police allege are violent and prolific shoplifters working in downtown Vancouver.
Former Liberal MP Raj Grewal heading to trial on fraud charges in October

Former Liberal MP Raj Grewal heading to trial on fraud charges in October

OTTAWA — A former Liberal MP facing charges of fraud and breach of trust related to his time in office is slated for a trial later this year. Raj Grewal is scheduled to go before an Ontario judge in an eight-week criminal trial starting Oct. 18.
Canada may face pressure on Iraq, killer storm in U.S.: In The News for Feb. 17

Canada may face pressure on Iraq, killer storm in U.S.: In The News for Feb. 17

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 Feb. 17 ... What we are watching in Canada ...
Canada expected to face pressure to reverse withdrawal, send troops to Iraq

Canada expected to face pressure to reverse withdrawal, send troops to Iraq

OTTAWA — Canada is expected to face pressure this week to reverse a recent drawdown of troops from Iraq as the NATO military alliance prepares to expand its presence in the country.
Carbon price revenues proving tough to predict, making rebates hard to estimate

Carbon price revenues proving tough to predict, making rebates hard to estimate

OTTAWA — The federal government owes Canadian families in three provinces more than $200 million after underestimating how much it would raise from the carbon tax during the first year of the program.

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. ET on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021. There are 831,577 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Canada: 831,577 confirmed cases (35,669 active, 774,511 resolved, 21,397 deaths).