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B.C. police say they take 'exception' to conducting roadblocks limiting travel

B.C. police say they take 'exception' to conducting roadblocks limiting travel

VANCOUVER — British Columbia's solicitor general says the government will release details of what is considered essential travel this week as the province looks at using roadblocks to limit the spread of COVID-19.
Minority government easily survives first of three confidence votes on budget

Minority government easily survives first of three confidence votes on budget

OTTAWA — Justin Trudeau's minority Liberal government easily survived Wednesday the first of three confidence votes on the federal budget. A Bloc Quebecois sub-amendment to the main budget motion was defeated by a vote of 297-37.
Former B.C. university rowing coach 'deeply sorry' after complaints

Former B.C. university rowing coach 'deeply sorry' after complaints

VICTORIA — The former head coach of women's rowing at the University of Victoria says he was and remains "deeply sorry" to learn of the impact his leadership had on several ex-team members who filed complaints with Rowing Canada.
Coming G7, climate meetings will be 'pivotal,' says Goodale, Canada's new rep in U.K.

Coming G7, climate meetings will be 'pivotal,' says Goodale, Canada's new rep in U.K.

OTTAWA — A meeting of G7 leaders this spring and one involving scores of global delegates intent on tackling climate change later this year are going to be pivotal events for the reeling international community, says the newly appointed high commissi
B.C. judge grants Meng Wanzhou's request to delay extradition hearings

B.C. judge grants Meng Wanzhou's request to delay extradition hearings

VANCOUVER — A British Columbia Supreme Court judge has granted Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou's request to delay the final leg in her extradition hearings, days before they were set to begin.
Council in Alberta environment minister's town wants better coal consultation

Council in Alberta environment minister's town wants better coal consultation

ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOUSE, Alta. — A town council in Alberta Environment Minister Jason Nixon's backyard wants broader consultation over the government's plans for open-pit coal mining in the Rocky Mountains.
'Justice for George is freedom for all': scrutiny of police follows Chauvin verdict

'Justice for George is freedom for all': scrutiny of police follows Chauvin verdict

WASHINGTON — America's age-old reckoning with police violence against Black people entered a new and uncertain era Wednesday as a sweeping government probe of officer conduct and President Joe Biden's promise of legislative action offered fresh hope
AstraZeneca advice from national panel delayed by new data on COVID-19 and variants

AstraZeneca advice from national panel delayed by new data on COVID-19 and variants

OTTAWA — Canada's chief public health officer says new information on COVID-19 and variants prompted the National Advisory Committee on Immunization to suddenly cancel its planned announcement on who should get the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine.
Despite Bill 21 ruling, Quebec English school boards must await appeal before hiring

Despite Bill 21 ruling, Quebec English school boards must await appeal before hiring

MONTREAL — The English Montreal School Board said Wednesday it can't start hiring teachers who wear religious symbols despite its court victory in a challenge to the province's secularism law, known as Bill 21.
'We hope to help a little more': Biden says he spoke to Trudeau about more vaccines

'We hope to help a little more': Biden says he spoke to Trudeau about more vaccines

WASHINGTON — Canada can look forward to an unexpected shot in the arm from the United States, President Joe Biden suggested Wednesday as he hinted at plans to send surplus COVID-19 vaccines north of the border. The U.S.