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External LinkFederal government looking to settle lawsuit over $165 million error in veterans benefits
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The federal government is in exploratory talks to settle a combined class-action lawsuit over a $165 million accounting error at Veterans Affairs Canada that shortchanged more than 250,000 mostly elderly former soldiers, sailors and aircrew, CBC News has learned.

Tue, 19 Jan 2021 04:00:00 EST

External LinkMontreal servers hosted TheDonald, far-right site blamed for stirring up violence at Capitol riot

The servers provided a temporary home to TheDonald, a forum for right-wing extremists, after it was shut down by Reddit over racist, violent content and as other tech companies cracked down on hate speech.

Tue, 19 Jan 2021 04:00:00 EST

External LinkWhy Kenney is having a rougher ride than Trudeau with his pipeline purchase
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Alberta Premier Jason Kenney both decided their governments would take ownership stakes in two different pipeline projects stuck in limbo. But only one of the leaders had significant control over what happened next.

Tue, 19 Jan 2021 04:00:00 EST

External LinkRCMP union warns of officer burnout after pandemic delays training

The union representing thousands of Mounties says it fears pandemic-related delays at the RCMP training depot will worsen its staffing crunch and increase the risk of officer burnout.

Tue, 19 Jan 2021 04:00:00 EST

External LinkErin O'Toole moves to shake off the Trumpian taint
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Erin O'Toole's decision to issue a 595-word statement on Sunday about his political beliefs suggests he's at least a little worried about his public image. And he might have good reasons to worry.

Tue, 19 Jan 2021 04:00:00 EST

External LinkCanadian snowbirds getting the COVID-19 vaccine in Florida face backlash from some residents
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Canadians who made the journey to Florida this winter are being offered the COVID-19 vaccine. But they also face a backlash from some Floridians who argue non-residents shouldn’t have early access to vaccines that are currently in short supply.

Tue, 19 Jan 2021 04:00:00 EST

External LinkCould new virus variants derail COVID-19 vaccination efforts? Scientists hope not
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The more opportunities the coronavirus has to replicate, the more it will evolve, potentially creating a new variant that won't be mitigated by current vaccines. With concerning sets of mutations already popping up around the world, scientists are on high alert.

Tue, 19 Jan 2021 04:00:00 EST

External LinkO'Toole says he wants to eject Derek Sloan from caucus after donation from white nationalist

Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole says he plans to expel eastern Ontario MP Derek Sloan from the Conservative caucus after news emerged that the backbencher received a leadership campaign donation from a self-described white nationalist.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 18:15:21 EST

External LinkBiden's planned Keystone XL cancellation welcomed by NDP, Green leaders
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The leaders of two federal opposition parties welcomed news today that U.S. president-elect Joe Biden will rescind a presidential permit allowing cross-border construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, a decision that would effectively kill the long-delayed project.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 11:49:05 EST

External LinkCanada clears Boeing 737 Max for flight nearly 2 years after global grounding

Boeing's 737 Max has been approved to fly again in Canadian skies starting Wednesday, ending a 22-month grounding following a pair of fatal overseas crashes that cost 346 people their lives and did serious damage to the company's reputation.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 10:29:02 EST

External LinkSix Nations entrepreneur Ken Hill dies in Florida
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Ken Hill, a prominent businessman from Six Nations of the Grand River and co-owner of the Grand River Enterprises cigarette company, has died in Miami, Fla., the company has confirmed.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 14:30:09 EST

External LinkVideo captures patient crawling out of hospital after staff dismiss pleas for help

Medical staff at a Toronto hospital told a man complaining of excruciating leg pain that he was fine to go home — forcing him to crawl out of emergency. He believes a serious health disorder was ignored due to his mental illness, a problem mental health experts say is far too common.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 04:00:00 EST

External LinkAlberta will run out of COVID-19 vaccine today or early Tuesday, Premier Jason Kenney says
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Alberta is putting a temporary hold on the first dose of COVID-19 vaccinations in order to ensure it has enough vaccine to provide a second dose to people who have already received their first shot, Premier Jason Kenney said Monday. 

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 11:18:25 EST

External LinkAlberta braces for Biden's Keystone XL decision

If Joe Biden cancels Keystone XL's U.S. permit in one of his first acts as president, it would be a blow for the province of Alberta and the energy sector, but the size of the hit remains one of many questions.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 11:20:15 EST

External LinkHospital set to open north of Toronto to handle overflow of critical COVID-19 cases
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With hospital intensive care units in parts of Ontario reaching capacity due to COVID-19, a new hospital will open in Vaughan, Ont., next month to help relieve pressure on other facilities in the Greater Toronto Area, the province announced Monday.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 15:14:57 EST

External LinkPatient hopes Canada will introduce regulations for psychotherapy with 'magic mushrooms'
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As the first terminally ill cancer patient in Canada to legally use so-called magic mushrooms to treat anxiety, Thomas Hartle is hopeful that more temporary approvals from the federal government signal a permanent regulatory regime may be in the works.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 13:13:34 EST

External LinkConnor McDavid's relentless drive for self-improvement is gift that keeps on giving

Connor McDavid is determined to up his game this season. Opposing defencemen be warned, the Edmonton Oilers' 24-year-old star is ready to lead by example in quest to win.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 08:20:14 EST

External LinkPrivate broadcasters' group argues CBC is disrupting the market by selling ads
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A review of the CBC's licence renewal applications enters its second phase today, with some organizations and individuals presenting their calls for greater accountability and transparency from the public broadcaster.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 09:50:41 EST

External LinkUnifor members approve pact that will see GM invest $1B in CAMI plant

Unifor members have voted to approve General Motors Canada's plan to invest $1 billion in an electric vehicle plant in southern Ontario.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 12:20:06 EST

External LinkStranded teen snowmobiler commended by B.C. search and rescue crews for digging snow cave
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Search and rescue crews near 100 Mile House, B.C., are commending the actions of a 17-year-old who dug a snow cave to stay warm and safe after getting lost snowmobiling.

Sun, 17 Jan 2021 19:27:48 EST