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Quebec makes masks mandatory for students Grade 5 and up, except in classrooms

Quebec makes masks mandatory for students Grade 5 and up, except in classrooms

MONTREAL — Quebec's updated back-to-school plan requires students in Grade 5 and up to wear masks in all common areas of school buildings, but not in the classroom.
Police investigating after insults, expletives yelled at federal minister's staff

Police investigating after insults, expletives yelled at federal minister's staff

Ottawa police are investigating after someone yelled obscenities at a member of federal Infrastructure Minister Catherine McKenna's staff, video of which was posted to social media.

From masks to cohorting, a guide to back-to-school rules across the country

Plans are being made across the country for how to safely send students back to school in the fall as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. Here is a look at what the various provinces have said about getting kids back to classes.

Missing four-year-old girl found dead in neighbour's pool near Quebec City

SHANNON, Que. — The circumstances surrounding the death of a four-year-old girl whose body was found in a neighbour's pool remain unclear, Quebec provincial police said Monday.
'Soulmates:' People in Manitoba town struggle after tornado kills young couple

'Soulmates:' People in Manitoba town struggle after tornado kills young couple

MELITA, Man. — People in a small town in southwestern Manitoba are trying to cope with the loss of a young couple killed by a tornado that touched down on a highway and tossed their vehicle into a field.
'We will award a winner:' Oilers 50/50 delayed to fix errors, offer refunds

'We will award a winner:' Oilers 50/50 delayed to fix errors, offer refunds

EDMONTON — A record-setting Edmonton Oilers 50/50 draw won't have a winner for several more days as officials work out problems with the online raffle.
Ottawa sets minimum unemployment rate at 13.1 per cent for EI calculation

Ottawa sets minimum unemployment rate at 13.1 per cent for EI calculation

OTTAWA — The federal government has temporarily set a minimum unemployment rate of 13.1 per cent to calculate employment insurance benefits during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Canada 'deeply concerned' by crackdown in Belarus, says Champagne

Canada 'deeply concerned' by crackdown in Belarus, says Champagne

OTTAWA — Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne says Canada is "deeply concerned" by a violent crackdown following presidential elections in Belarus.
Windsor-Essex moving to Stage 3 of Ontario's reopening plan on Wednesday

Windsor-Essex moving to Stage 3 of Ontario's reopening plan on Wednesday

TORONTO — As the last region in Ontario moves to the province's final reopening stage this week, Premier Doug Ford urged residents Monday to continue to exercise caution and follow public health rules to keep COVID-19 at bay.
'Clear work to do:' Lawyer named new head of embattled human rights museum

'Clear work to do:' Lawyer named new head of embattled human rights museum

WINNIPEG — Isha Khan has spent her career upholding human rights. The Winnipeg lawyer may now be facing her most public battle as she takes the helm of a museum under fire for allegations of racism, homophobia, sexism and censorship.