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Appeal Court quashes fine against Saskatchewan nurse who made critical Facebook post

Appeal Court quashes fine against Saskatchewan nurse who made critical Facebook post

SASKATOON — Saskatchewan’s highest court has overruled a disciplinary decision and a $26,000 fine levied against a nurse who criticized her grandfather’s care on Facebook.
Systemic racism facing Indigenous woman must be combated: former Tory leader Ambrose

Systemic racism facing Indigenous woman must be combated: former Tory leader Ambrose

OTTAWA — Combating systemic racism experienced by Indigenous women and girls requires better training and education starting in childhood, says former Opposition leader and ongoing advocate for girls' rights Rona Ambrose.
Number of new COVID-19 cases in Quebec reaches record high for second straight day

Number of new COVID-19 cases in Quebec reaches record high for second straight day

MONTREAL — The second wave of COVID-19 infections in Quebec is already looking "very different" from the first, provincial Health Minister Christian Dube said Tuesday.
'It's like a pressure cooker in the house:' Calls to helplines jump during pandemic

'It's like a pressure cooker in the house:' Calls to helplines jump during pandemic

Several helplines for women experiencing violence at home are reporting dramatic increases in calls since public health measures aimed at fighting the spread of COVID-19 came into effect last spring.
First antigen rapid test for COVID-19 gets Canadian approval

First antigen rapid test for COVID-19 gets Canadian approval

OTTAWA — Shortly after Health Canada approved the first rapid antigen test for COVID-19, the federal government said more than 8.5 million of them would arrive by the end of the year.
Elections Canada seeks temporary new law for possible election during pandemic

Elections Canada seeks temporary new law for possible election during pandemic

OTTAWA — Canada's chief electoral officer is asking Parliament to quickly pass a temporary new law to give Elections Canada the tools it needs to conduct a federal election safely in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Man charged in 2018 Fredericton murders listed people he believed to be demons

Man charged in 2018 Fredericton murders listed people he believed to be demons

FREDERICTON — The trial of the man accused of four murders in Fredericton in 2018 has been told he spent much of the year before the shootings trying to identify "demons.
Mixed messaging on COVID-19 pandemic is leading to distrust in Ontario, experts say

Mixed messaging on COVID-19 pandemic is leading to distrust in Ontario, experts say

TORONTO — Balancing the fight against COVID-19 with efforts to jump-start the economy in Ontario has highlighted communications problems that have sown confusion and could erode trust in public health advice, experts say.
Ex-PM John Turner eulogized as exemplary politician; COVID limits number of guests

Ex-PM John Turner eulogized as exemplary politician; COVID limits number of guests

TORONTO — Former prime minister John Turner was eulogized at a state funeral on Tuesday as a gifted politician with a strong social conscience and profound love for the environment who spent decades serving his fellow Canadians.
Man who was subject of wife's appeal in Nova Scotia assisted death case dies

Man who was subject of wife's appeal in Nova Scotia assisted death case dies

HALIFAX — A Nova Scotia man whose wife tried to stop his medically assisted death in court has died in hospital.