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COVID treatment pill approved, inflation on the rise : In The News for Jan. 18

COVID treatment pill approved, inflation on the rise : In The News for Jan. 18

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 Jan. 18 ... What we are watching in Canada ...
'It gets better': Roberta Bondar reflects on being first Canadian woman in space

'It gets better': Roberta Bondar reflects on being first Canadian woman in space

Most memories, after 30 years, start to fade. But if that memory is of blasting off to become Canada's first woman in space, it only becomes richer.
Kenney relieves justice minister of duties, orders investigation into police call

Kenney relieves justice minister of duties, orders investigation into police call

EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney has relieved Justice Minister Kaycee Madu of his duties after it came to light that Madu called Edmonton’s police chief about a traffic ticket.
Winter storm causing school closures, transportation disruptions in parts of Ontario

Winter storm causing school closures, transportation disruptions in parts of Ontario

A winter storm of rare proportions blanketed much of southern Ontario with heavy snow Monday, causing widespread school closures and travel disruptions, leaving some stuck on a major highway for hours on end.
A look at the latest COVID-19 developments in Canada

A look at the latest COVID-19 developments in Canada

A look at the latest COVID-19 news in Canada: — Health Canada has approved Pfizer's antiviral treatment for COVID-19, which could help cut pressure on the health-care system by preventing high-risk patients from ending up in the hospital.
Scientists study trajectory of meteorite that landed in B.C. in October

Scientists study trajectory of meteorite that landed in B.C. in October

VANCOUVER — Scientistsstudying a meteorite that landed next to a British Columbia woman's head last year say it was diverted to that path about 470 million years ago. The small meteorite broke through a woman's ceiling in Golden, B.C.
Synagogues told 'be vigilant' after Texas hostage siege; Toronto police boost patrols

Synagogues told 'be vigilant' after Texas hostage siege; Toronto police boost patrols

OTTAWA — Jewish community leaders have advised Canadian synagogues to increase their level of vigilance in case of a copycat attack following a hostage taking at a Texas synagogue this weekend.
B.C. premier 'feeling better every day' after treatment for throat cancer

B.C. premier 'feeling better every day' after treatment for throat cancer

VICTORIA — British Columbia Premier John Horgan says he is "less robust" but he's feeling better every day after completing 35 radiation sessions for throat cancer.
Quebec may never get the full story behind COVID-19 care home deaths, coroner warns

Quebec may never get the full story behind COVID-19 care home deaths, coroner warns

Quebec coroner Géhane Kamel said Monday that grieving families may never get the full story behind the thousands of deaths that occurred in long-term care homes during the first wave of COVID-19.
Nishnawbe Aski Nation calling on Ottawa, Ontario to better fund fire services

Nishnawbe Aski Nation calling on Ottawa, Ontario to better fund fire services

TORONTO — An organization representing First Nations in northwestern Ontario is calling on the federal and provincial governments to provide better fire prevention and protection funding in Indigenous communities after three children died in a house