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Interest rate announcement, COVID rates across Canada: In The News for Jan. 26

Interest rate announcement, COVID rates across Canada: In The News for Jan. 26

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. 26 ... What we are watching in Canada ...
Bank of Canada scheduled to make rate call with some expecting a first hike

Bank of Canada scheduled to make rate call with some expecting a first hike

OTTAWA — Economic eyes will be on the Bank of Canada this morning as the central bank is scheduled to make an announcement about its trendsetting interest rate.
Poll suggests some Canadians are feeling brighter about the economy, own finances

Poll suggests some Canadians are feeling brighter about the economy, own finances

OTTAWA — A new poll suggests some Canadians are feeling more upbeat about the state of the domestic economy and their own pocketbooks, though not quite as positive as they were before the COVID-19 pandemic.
Winter weather, vast expanse make patrolling Canada-U.S. border a daunting challenge

Winter weather, vast expanse make patrolling Canada-U.S. border a daunting challenge

SAINT VINCENT, Minn. — A bleak panorama of frozen, windblown prairie extends in every direction behind Katy Siemer as she points north, past a barren stand of trees to a pipeline compressor station a few hundred metres away in Manitoba. The U.S.
Alghabra says vaccine mandate for truckers not causing food shortage, empty shelves

Alghabra says vaccine mandate for truckers not causing food shortage, empty shelves

OTTAWA — Transport Minister Omar Alghabra is assuring Canadians there's no reason to fear food shortages will result from a small minority of truck drivers refusing to comply with a vaccine mandate in order to cross the Canada-U.S. border.
COVID infection rates peaking in some provinces, surging in others

COVID infection rates peaking in some provinces, surging in others

As the Omicron-fuelled fifth wave of the pandemic appears to be peaking in some provinces, prompting plans to ease some COVID-19 restrictions, others are still dealing with surging cases pushing hospitals to the brink.

No winning ticket for Tuesday's $10 million Lotto Max jackpot

TORONTO — No winning ticket was sold for the $15 million jackpot in Tuesday's Lotto Max draw. The jackpot for the next draw on Jan. 28 will be an estimated $20 million. The Canadian Press

B.C. First Nation finds 93 possible burial sites at former residential school

WILLIAMS LAKE, B.C. — A First Nation in British Columbia says a preliminary geophysical investigation has identified 93 "reflections" that could indicate the number of children buried around the site of a former residential school.
Public safety minister calls for removal of Hillier 'hate' tweet about Alghabra

Public safety minister calls for removal of Hillier 'hate' tweet about Alghabra

OTTAWA — Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino is calling on Twitter to remove a tweet from an Ontario politician who labelled federal Transport Minister Omar Alghabra a "terrorist.
A look at the latest COVID-19 developments in Canada

A look at the latest COVID-19 developments in Canada

A look at the latest COVID-19 news in Canada: — Ontario Premier Doug Ford says he doesn't see the province's mask mandates ending any time soon.