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Study finds abandoned oil and gas wells place unfair burden on landowners, taxpayers

Study finds abandoned oil and gas wells place unfair burden on landowners, taxpayers

CALGARY — The costs of Alberta's growing stock of abandoned and inactive oil and gas wells are falling unfairly on landowners and taxpayers, says a report from the University of Calgary.
Too early to set a date on loosening travel restrictions: Canada's transport minister

Too early to set a date on loosening travel restrictions: Canada's transport minister

OTTAWA — Transport Minister Omar Alghabra says he cannot yet commit to a date — or COVID-19 vaccination rate benchmarks — for when so-called vaccine passports will allow Canada to ease travel restrictions.
Canada's vaccination pace moves to top of pack but second doses, global aid slow

Canada's vaccination pace moves to top of pack but second doses, global aid slow

OTTAWA — Canada's vaccination effort against COVID-19 has pulled even with the United States in one of the key markers in the race to herd immunity and is closing in fast on a status as one of the top 10 most vaccinated countries in the world.
Nova Scotia mass shooter obsessed by spectre of pandemic disaster, violence

Nova Scotia mass shooter obsessed by spectre of pandemic disaster, violence

HALIFAX — The spectre of pandemic-fuelled social chaos and widespread looting appeared to haunt the Nova Scotia mass shooter a month before he carried out his killing rampage of April 18-19, 2020.
Statistics Canada reminds people to fill out 2021 census, may follow up in person

Statistics Canada reminds people to fill out 2021 census, may follow up in person

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada is reminding people to fill out this year's census to avoid getting a visit at their door during the COVID-19 pandemic.
'Crisis delayed': experts say drop in N.S. suicides in 2020 doesn't tell full story

'Crisis delayed': experts say drop in N.S. suicides in 2020 doesn't tell full story

HALIFAX — The number of suicides recorded in Nova Scotia in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic was the lowest since 2014.
Activist and former CFL player Balarama Holness to run for Montreal mayor

Activist and former CFL player Balarama Holness to run for Montreal mayor

MONTREAL — A community activist and former CFL player is entering the race to become mayor of Montreal. Balarama Holness announced today he'll compete for the city's top job under the banner of his new political party, Movement Montreal.
Researchers suggest Ottawa eliminate health transfers, give provinces room to tax

Researchers suggest Ottawa eliminate health transfers, give provinces room to tax

MONTREAL — A new report by researchers at the Université de Montréal's HEC business school is calling for the end of federal transfers payments to the provinces.
More Canadians getting vaxxed, Cineplex calls for federal aid: In The News for May 20

More Canadians getting vaxxed, Cineplex calls for federal aid: In The News for May 20

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 20 ... What we are watching in Canada ...

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Thursday, May 20, 2021

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. ET on Thursday, May 20, 2021. There are 1,342,388 confirmed cases in Canada. Canada: 1,342,388 confirmed cases (61,608 active, 1,255,714 resolved, 25,066 deaths).
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