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Anxiety gives way to elation as Trump takes off, Biden takes over as U.S. president

Anxiety gives way to elation as Trump takes off, Biden takes over as U.S. president

WASHINGTON — The battle-tested Delaware senator who took on Donald Trump took over as U.S. president Wednesday, his daunting task to heal the wounds left behind by his caustic and divisive predecessor.
Vaccine myths running rampant online among all age groups, Ontario docs say

Vaccine myths running rampant online among all age groups, Ontario docs say

OTTAWA — Dangerous misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines is spreading on social media among all age groups and could harm Canada's efforts to end the pandemic, the head of the Ontario Medical Association says.
MP Derek Sloan ejected from Conservative caucus for "destructive behaviour": O'Toole

MP Derek Sloan ejected from Conservative caucus for "destructive behaviour": O'Toole

OTTAWA — Controversial MP Derek Sloan was kicked out of the Conservative caucus Wednesday, a move party leader Erin O'Toole said was due to a "pattern of destructive behaviour" that had become a distraction.
The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times Eastern): 4:55 p.m. Saskatchewan is reporting 234 new COVID-19 cases today and four more deaths for a total of 229. The deaths all involved people 60 or older.
Students at VP Kamala Harris's Montreal alma mater say her rise serves as inspiration

Students at VP Kamala Harris's Montreal alma mater say her rise serves as inspiration

MONTREAL — Students at Montreal's Westmount High School spent Wednesday morning watching a former graduate ascend to one of the highest political offices in the world, with Kamala Harris's new post as U.S.
Ottawa advocating to prioritize vaccines for Indigenous people: Miller

Ottawa advocating to prioritize vaccines for Indigenous people: Miller

OTTAWA — Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller says the federal government is working with the provinces to prioritize vaccinating Indigenous people against COVID-19, including those who live in urban centres and other places where the provinces p

Two provinces hardest hit by COVID-19 see cases trend downward over last week totals

The two provinces hardest hit by COVID-19 recorded a decline in new cases this week as Canada grapples with delays in its immunization plans.

Canadian Press NewsAlert: Conservative MP Derek Sloan ejected from party caucus

OTTAWA — A majority of Conservative MPs have voted to remove Derek Sloan from the party's caucus, according to sources not authorized to speak publicly about caucus business.
Parole board decision notes Allan Legere planned escape in year of murder conviction

Parole board decision notes Allan Legere planned escape in year of murder conviction

HALIFAX — Allan Legere plotted a fresh escape the year he was convicted of a series of brutal killings that had created panic in Miramichi, N.B., according to a written decision denying him parole. The eight-page decision, which follows a Jan.

Federal lawyers argue charges Peter Nygard faces are too serious for release

WINNIPEG — Federal lawyers say the seriousness of the allegations Peter Nygard faces in the United States outweigh any risk the Canadian fashion mogul faces behind bars.