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'Weather whiplash' ahead as Canada enters winter, Weather Network says

TORONTO — One of Canada's most high-profile weather forecasters says the extreme storms that have pummelled parts of the country over the past month may be a sign of what lies ahead for the upcoming winter.
Omicron arrives in Canada and B.C.'s flood forecast: In The News for Nov. 29

Omicron arrives in Canada and B.C.'s flood forecast: In The News for Nov. 29

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 Nov. 29 ... What we are watching in Canada ...
Pandemic pressures: Nova Scotia offers pioneering helpline exclusively for men

Pandemic pressures: Nova Scotia offers pioneering helpline exclusively for men

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia has established what is believed to be Canada's first 24-hour helpline exclusively for men in response to an urgent need that arose as the COVID-19 pandemic took hold.
Canada supports plan for international pandemic treaty

Canada supports plan for international pandemic treaty

OTTAWA — Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos says Canada supports the development of a new global convention on pandemic preparedness and response that will be debated at a special meeting of the World Health Assembly today.
Government set to introduce beefed-up bill banning conversion therapy

Government set to introduce beefed-up bill banning conversion therapy

OTTAWA — The federal government is preparing to table a new, tougher bill today in its latest effort to ban conversion therapy in Canada.
Saskatchewan moves to amend Constitution amid civil trial with Canadian Pacific

Saskatchewan moves to amend Constitution amid civil trial with Canadian Pacific

REGINA — The basis of a lawsuit between Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. and the Saskatchewan government moves to the floor of the provincial legislature Monday, before possibly heading to Ottawa in a bid to amend the Constitution.
More Abbotsford evacuations as crews try to hold back Sumas River floodwaters

More Abbotsford evacuations as crews try to hold back Sumas River floodwaters

VANCOUVER — Residents of another handful of properties in Abbotsford, B.C., were ordered to evacuate late Sunday night while some others were placed on evacuation of alert due to the continuing flood threat.

Chief medical officer to hold availability after Omicron detected in Ontario

TORONTO — Ontario's chief medical officer of health is set to speak to the media this morning, after Canada's first two cases of a new COVID-19 variant of concern were detected in the province. Dr.
Court to hear cross-examination of challenge to Manitoba Tory leadership vote

Court to hear cross-examination of challenge to Manitoba Tory leadership vote

WINNIPEG — Accounts of those challenging the vote that saw Manitoba Premier Heather Stefanson become leader of the Progressive Conservatives are expected to be questioned in court this week.
B.C. set to use Alert Ready system when next storm strikes in days ahead

B.C. set to use Alert Ready system when next storm strikes in days ahead

VICTORIA — British Columbia is prepared to use a national emergency alert system ahead of what could be the most intense rainfall since a storm two weeks ago devastated communities and destroyed critical infrastructure, the government announced on Su