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Quebec curfew 'sets the tone' for pandemic fight, as Ontario delays school reopening

Quebec curfew 'sets the tone' for pandemic fight, as Ontario delays school reopening

TORONTO — Canada's hardest-hit regions are further tightening COVID-19 lockdown measures with public health officials blaming holiday gatherings for surging infections and experts suggesting Quebec's clampdown may inspire more restrictions.

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times Eastern): 6:30 p.m. British Columbia's top doctor says ongoing COVID-19 restrictions that were set to expire Friday have been extended to Feb. 5 at midnight. Dr.
Woman walking in Nanaimo, B.C., is showered with cash: RCMP

Woman walking in Nanaimo, B.C., is showered with cash: RCMP

NANAIMO, B.C. — The Mounties say a woman out for a walk in Nanaimo, B.C., was surprised when cash began falling from the sky around her.
Quebec COVID curfew raises concerns over enforcement, profiling, advocates say

Quebec COVID curfew raises concerns over enforcement, profiling, advocates say

MONTREAL — Civil rights advocates on Thursday expressed concern Quebec's new provincewide curfew is not justified by science and will be enforced in a way that will have a disproportionate impact on racialized people and the vulnerable.

Public health agency president says employee's trip to Jamaica is 'unacceptable'

OTTAWA — The president of the Public Health Agency of Canada says it is "unacceptable" that one of the agency's managers ignored advice and vacationed in Jamaica last fall.
Manhunt fallout: Premier calls on the RCMP to improve emergency alert protocols

Manhunt fallout: Premier calls on the RCMP to improve emergency alert protocols

HALIFAX — The premier of Nova Scotia says the RCMP must change how they alert the public to dangerous incidents following the high-profile arrest of a gunman who remained at large for 19 hours.
Canadian snowbirds flock to vaccinate in Florida as rollouts lag north of the border

Canadian snowbirds flock to vaccinate in Florida as rollouts lag north of the border

OTTAWA — Snowbirds are rushing to get inoculated against COVID-19 down south as provincial vaccine rollouts lag north of the border.
RCMP declines firm's offer of free, state-of-art sonar to find N.S. boat, fishermen

RCMP declines firm's offer of free, state-of-art sonar to find N.S. boat, fishermen

HALIFAX — A Canadian firm says the RCMP are declining the free use of its state-of-the-art sonar to search for a fishing boat that sank off Nova Scotia last month, with six crew lost. The RCMP announced on Dec.

Organizer of pro-Trump rally in Red Deer charged for breaking public health rules

RED DEER, Alta. — Police say the organizer of a pro-Trump rally in Red Deer, Alta., has been charged for ignoring public health rules. RCMP say in a news release that they were called around noon Wednesday to a protest near City Hall Park.
Health-care professionals ready to help but some say vaccine rollout too slow

Health-care professionals ready to help but some say vaccine rollout too slow

VANCOUVER — Marcia Carr returned to nursing during the first wave of the pandemic after four years in retirement and now wants to "hit the ground running" to help vaccinate as many people as possible.