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Man sentenced to 7 years for gas-and-dash death of Alberta gas station owner

Man sentenced to 7 years for gas-and-dash death of Alberta gas station owner

WETASKIWIN, Alta. — A man who pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the gas-and-dash death of an Alberta gas station owner has been sentenced to seven years in prison.
Young Canadians have curtailed vaping during pandemic, survey finds

Young Canadians have curtailed vaping during pandemic, survey finds

A new survey finds that young people have been vaping less frequently since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

Ontario nurses' college hit by ransomware attack; personal data at risk

TORONTO — The organization that regulates the nursing profession in Ontario was hit by a ransomware cyber-attack in which personal information might have been compromised, a spokeswoman said on Friday.

B.C. teachers appeal to labour board over COVID-19 classroom concerns

VANCOUVER — The British Columbia Teachers Federation is asking the Labour Relations Board to address its concerns about health and safety measures during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Students anxious for more time as federal loan repayment freeze winds down

Students anxious for more time as federal loan repayment freeze winds down

As the six-month freeze on federal student loan payments nears its end, students are calling for an extension of the measure they say offered relief from the financial pressures of the pandemic.
Provinces crack down on distancing as COVID-19 cases soar across much of Canada

Provinces crack down on distancing as COVID-19 cases soar across much of Canada

Several provinces are imposing tougher measures in a bid to tackle a rapid increase in new COVID-19 cases. Quebec has announced a blitz to enforce public health rules, saying they'll send officers to 1,000 bars across the province over the weekend.
The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Sept. 18

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Sept. 18

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 11:58 a.m. EDT on Sept. 18, 2020: There are 141,565 confirmed cases in Canada.
Partial closure of Canada-U.S. border extended to Oct. 21

Partial closure of Canada-U.S. border extended to Oct. 21

OTTAWA — The partial closure of Canada's border with the United States is being extended another month, to Oct. 21, both countries announced Friday.
Silver lining? Cases of infectious diseases plunge amid anti-COVID measures

Silver lining? Cases of infectious diseases plunge amid anti-COVID measures

TORONTO — Lockdowns and other tough measures implemented to fight the COVID-19 pandemic have led to a dramatic decline in other infectious illnesses such as influenza and sexually transmitted infections, public health data suggest.
Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-Francois Blanchet tests positive for COVID-19

Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-Francois Blanchet tests positive for COVID-19

OTTAWA — Bloc Québécois leader Yves-Francois Blanchet has tested positive for COVID-19. Blanchet says in a statement that he feels healthy and will stay in isolation at his Shawinigan, Que., home until Sept. 26.