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British Columbia introducing COVID-19 vaccine mandate for all health-care workers

British Columbia introducing COVID-19 vaccine mandate for all health-care workers

VANCOUVER — All health-care workers and volunteers will soon have to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in British Columbia as the provincial government expands its immunization program. Provincial health officer Dr.
Former fashion mogul Peter Nygard to face extradition hearing sooner than expected

Former fashion mogul Peter Nygard to face extradition hearing sooner than expected

WINNIPEG — An extradition hearing for a former Canadian fashion mogul facing sex trafficking and racketeering charges in the United States is being pushed up a month. Peter Nygard was to appear in court from Nov. 15 to Nov.
Community grieves loss of family of six in rural Nova Scotia travel trailer fire

Community grieves loss of family of six in rural Nova Scotia travel trailer fire

MILLVALE, N.S. — A Nova Scotia town is grieving the loss of a family of six, including four children, whose bodies were discovered Sunday evening following a fire in a travel trailer. Officers were called to Mountain Road in Millvale, N.S.
Singh and Trudeau promise to crack down on demonstrations outside hospitals

Singh and Trudeau promise to crack down on demonstrations outside hospitals

OTTAWA — The federal New Democrats and Liberals made mirror pledges on Monday to criminalize protesters that block hospitals or harass health-care workers as party leaders denounced planned demonstrations at hospitals countrywide.
Staff, supplies lacking at Résidence Herron before the pandemic, Quebec coroner hears

Staff, supplies lacking at Résidence Herron before the pandemic, Quebec coroner hears

MONTREAL — A nurse told a Quebec coroner's inquest on Monday that a Montreal-area long-term care home where 47 people died during the first wave of COVID-19 was understaffed and lacked proper equipment even before the pandemic hit.
Desmond inquiry: Nova Scotia firearms official testifies about better communication

Desmond inquiry: Nova Scotia firearms official testifies about better communication

PORT HAWKESBURY, N.S. — Nova Scotia's chief firearms officer told an inquiry today that communications with his colleagues in other provinces have improved since a former soldier fatally shot his family and himself in rural Nova Scotia in 2017.
Raj Saini stands to gain $93,000 payoff — but no pension — after standing down

Raj Saini stands to gain $93,000 payoff — but no pension — after standing down

OTTAWA — Raj Saini stands to walk away with a $93,000 "golden goodbye" after standing down as a Liberal candidate.

Bracing for hospital protests and last week of campaigning: In The News for Sept. 13

In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of Sept. 13 ... What we are watching in Canada ...
Leaders argue over how to pay for promises as voters head to advance polls

Leaders argue over how to pay for promises as voters head to advance polls

OTTAWA — The fifth and final week of the federal election campaign kicked off Sunday with the Liberals and New Democrats each questioning whether their opponent's plan to pay for the billions of campaign spending promises was based in reality.
B.C. groups concerned over lack of compromise in COVID-19 vaccine card plan

B.C. groups concerned over lack of compromise in COVID-19 vaccine card plan

VANCOUVER — A group of British Columbia community organizations wants changes to the province's COVID-19 vaccine card, saying it fails to account for the needs of people who face legitimate barriers to getting a vaccine or proof of immunization.