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Canadians reluctant to remove statues of historical figures now seen as racist: Poll

Canadians reluctant to remove statues of historical figures now seen as racist: Poll

OTTAWA — A new survey suggests that while Canadians are divided over removing monuments to politicians who harboured racist views or pushed racist policies, many oppose the "spontaneous" toppling of statues of Canada's first prime minister, John A.
Thousands of students return to schools as new COVID-19 cases emerge

Thousands of students return to schools as new COVID-19 cases emerge

Multiple provinces reported COVID-19 cases linked to schools just as thousands more students returned to class Tuesday, raising fears over what's in store for a segment of the population largely sheltered from exposure over the past six months.
Nightclubs ordered closed in British Columbia after spike in COVID-19 cases

Nightclubs ordered closed in British Columbia after spike in COVID-19 cases

VICTORIA — British Columbia's top doctor ordered nightclubs and banquet halls to close on Tuesday to control the spread of COVID-19 and placed new restrictions on the sale of alcohol at pubs, lounges and restaurants. Provincial health officer Dr.
'I'm very sorry:' Man who killed five while delusional making progress

'I'm very sorry:' Man who killed five while delusional making progress

EDMONTON — A mentally-ill man who stabbed and killed five young people at a Calgary house party six years ago apologized at a review hearing Tuesday, as a psychiatrist said he is making progress.
Women describe lingering effects of sexual assaults by Alberta neurologist

Women describe lingering effects of sexual assaults by Alberta neurologist

CALGARY — Several of the 28 women a Calgary neurologist sexually assaulted over three decades told a judge Tuesday that what happened during their 15-minute appointments led to years of anxiety, shame, self-doubt and fear of doctors.

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Sept. 8

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 7:37 p.m. EDT on Sept. 8, 2020: There are 133,747 confirmed cases in Canada.
Quebec parents lose first round in legal fight for online classes amid pandemic

Quebec parents lose first round in legal fight for online classes amid pandemic

MONTREAL — A group of Quebec parents has lost the first round of a legal fight to force the province to provide an online learning option for families worried about sending children to school amid the pandemic.
Canadian lawyers demand freedom for ailing, hunger-striking 'Mandela of Iran'

Canadian lawyers demand freedom for ailing, hunger-striking 'Mandela of Iran'

OTTAWA — The Canadian legal team for an imprisoned Iranian human-rights lawyer is calling for federal sanctions and United Nations intervention as she wages a life-threatening hunger strike entering its 29th day.

Man charged after cougar harassed with a slingshot in Banff National Park

LAKE LOUISE, Alta. — A man is facing two charges after a cougar was allegedly harassed with a slingshot in Banff National Park.

B.C. fisher fined for tossing explosive device at sea lions off his boat

OTTAWA — A B.C. fisher was fined $8,000 last month and banned from possessing explosives for three years after he threw an explosive device into a group of sea lions in March 2019.