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Fiona fallout: Nova Scotia premier blasts cellphone companies for prolonged outages

Fiona fallout: Nova Scotia premier blasts cellphone companies for prolonged outages

HALIFAX — The premier of Nova Scotia has issued a stinging rebuke to the telecommunications companies that serve the province, saying too many residents are still without cellphone service four days after post-tropical storm Fiona roared across Atlan
Black civil servants file complaint to United Nations, citing racism

Black civil servants file complaint to United Nations, citing racism

OTTAWA — A group of Black civil servants is filing a complaint to the United Nations Commission for Human Rights accusing the federal government of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and intolerance.
Vancouver Police Board settles over handcuffing of Indigenous man, granddaughter

Vancouver Police Board settles over handcuffing of Indigenous man, granddaughter

VANCOUVER — An Indigenous man and his granddaughter have reached an agreement with the Vancouver Police Board to settle a human rights complaint stemming from their handcuffing after they tried to open a bank account in 2019.
Newfoundland and Labrador earmarks $30 million for Fiona relief fund

Newfoundland and Labrador earmarks $30 million for Fiona relief fund

CHANNEL-PORT AUX BASQUES, N.L. — Justin Trudeau met Wednesday with some of the distraught residents of Port aux Basques, N.L., while getting a close look at yet another coastal town shattered on the weekend by post-tropical storm Fiona.
Quebec votes: Legault criticizes immigration minister who said newcomers 'don't work'

Quebec votes: Legault criticizes immigration minister who said newcomers 'don't work'

MONTREAL — Coalition Avenir Québec Leader François Legault says incumbent Immigration Minister Jean Boulet is no longer qualified to hold that job after Boulet said the majority of immigrants to the province "don't work.
Iran terror designation up to national security agencies, not MPs, Liberals say

Iran terror designation up to national security agencies, not MPs, Liberals say

OTTAWA — The Liberals say it's up to national security agencies to decide whether Canada extends its terrorism list to include a branch of Iran's military.

N.W.T. testing discarded blood samples for COVID-19 antibodies

YELLOWKNIFE — The Northwest Territories government says it plans to begin testing blood samples for the presence of antibodies that develop in response to COVID-19.
Poilievre demands end to military vaccine mandate, but some say it's more complex

Poilievre demands end to military vaccine mandate, but some say it's more complex

OTTAWA — Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre is demanding an end to the vaccine mandate for military members, but some in his own party admit the situation is more nuanced.

Workplace safety board says scaffold design led to two deaths at Quebec paper mill

MONTREAL — Quebec's workplace health and safety board says design failures led to a scaffold collapse that killed two workers and injured several others at a western Quebec paper mill in October 2021.
Navy commander defends need for 15 new warships as Ottawa reassesses costs

Navy commander defends need for 15 new warships as Ottawa reassesses costs

OTTAWA — The head of the Royal Canadian Navy is admitting to some worries that the military's ability to operate with only 12 frigates in recent years could be used as a way to justify permanently shrinking the size of Canada's maritime fleet.