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Lobster protests: Nova Scotia RCMP arrest two at wharf in Weymouth

Lobster protests: Nova Scotia RCMP arrest two at wharf in Weymouth

WEYMOUTH, N.S. — RCMP say two people were arrested Friday and accused of assault at a wharf in western Nova Scotia, where there were reports of ugly confrontations over a First Nation's commercial lobster fishing operation.
Man sentenced to 7 years for gas-and-dash death of Alberta gas station owner

Man sentenced to 7 years for gas-and-dash death of Alberta gas station owner

WETASKIWIN, Alta. — A man who pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the gas-and-dash death of an Alberta gas station owner has been sentenced to seven years in prison.

Quebec town Asbestos, hits pause on name change process after citizen complaints

MONTREAL — The town of Asbestos, Que., is hitting the pause button on its search for a new name after citizens voiced displeasure about the four contenders on the short list.
B.C. teachers appeal to labour board over COVID-19 classroom concerns

B.C. teachers appeal to labour board over COVID-19 classroom concerns

VANCOUVER — The British Columbia Teachers' Federation is asking the Labour Relations Board to address its concerns about health and safety measures during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ontario nurses' college hit by ransomware attack; personal data at risk

Ontario nurses' college hit by ransomware attack; personal data at risk

TORONTO — The organization that regulates the nursing profession in Ontario was hit by a ransomware cyber-attack in which personal information might have been compromised, a spokeswoman said on Friday.
Design of post-CERB benefits could change as pandemic shifts course, minister says

Design of post-CERB benefits could change as pandemic shifts course, minister says

OTTAWA — The federal minister overseeing key aid programs for workers during the pandemic says there could still be changes to a proposed package of income-support benefits as the country faces renewed pressure from COVID-19.
Partial closure of Canada-U.S. border extended to Oct. 21

Partial closure of Canada-U.S. border extended to Oct. 21

OTTAWA — The partial closure of Canada's border with the United States is being extended another month, to Oct. 21, both countries announced Friday.
Silver lining? Cases of infectious diseases plunge amid anti-COVID measures

Silver lining? Cases of infectious diseases plunge amid anti-COVID measures

TORONTO — Lockdowns and other tough measures implemented to fight the COVID-19 pandemic have led to a dramatic decline in other infectious illnesses such as influenza and sexually transmitted infections, public health data suggest.
Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-Francois Blanchet tests positive for COVID-19

Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-Francois Blanchet tests positive for COVID-19

OTTAWA — Bloc Québécois leader Yves-Francois Blanchet has tested positive for COVID-19. Blanchet says in a statement that he feels healthy and will stay in isolation at his Shawinigan, Que., home until Sept. 26.
Case against man accused of threatening PM in Rideau Hall incident put off again

Case against man accused of threatening PM in Rideau Hall incident put off again

OTTAWA — A Manitoba man accused of threatening Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in an incident at Rideau Hall has had his case put off until Oct. 16.