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Quebec town of Asbestos votes to change name to Val-des-Sources

Quebec town of Asbestos votes to change name to Val-des-Sources

ASBESTOS, Que. — The Quebec town synonymous with the cancer-causing fibre asbestos has voted for a new name: Val-des-Sources.

The latest developments on the COVID 19 pandemic in Canada

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times Eastern): 6:31 p.m. B.C. is reporting 499 new cases of COVID-19 detected over the course of three days. Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry says B.C.
Commons gives approval in principle to judges' sexual assault training bill

Commons gives approval in principle to judges' sexual assault training bill

OTTAWA — The House of Commons has unanimously approved in principle — for the third time — a bill that would require judges to commit to take training in sexual assault law.
One in four Canadians say their mental health is worse than during COVID-19 outbreak

One in four Canadians say their mental health is worse than during COVID-19 outbreak

OTTAWA — Canadians continue to experience mental health difficulties due to the pandemic, with one in four saying their stress level is higher than during the first COVID-19 wave, according to a new poll.
The RCMP have 'let down' Indigenous fishers facing violence in Nova Scotia: minister

The RCMP have 'let down' Indigenous fishers facing violence in Nova Scotia: minister

OTTAWA — The RCMP in Nova Scotia have failed to properly protect Indigenous people embroiled in an ugly dispute over lobster fishing, Canada's Indigenous services minister said Monday.

COVID-19 cases in Canada surpass 200,000

The second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic pushed Canada's total case count past the 200,000 mark on Monday as tougher health restrictions took effect in some regions facing a surge in infections.
Nova Scotia restaurants boycott lobster in response to violence against the Mi'kmaq

Nova Scotia restaurants boycott lobster in response to violence against the Mi'kmaq

HALIFAX — Kourosh Rad, owner of Garden Food Bar and Lounge in Halifax, says he removed his popular lobster-based menu items in support of the province's Mi'kmaq fishers.
Non-essential travel restrictions at Canada-U. S. border extended to at least Nov. 21

Non-essential travel restrictions at Canada-U. S. border extended to at least Nov. 21

WASHINGTON, Wash. — Limits on travel between Canada and the United States will persist for at least four more weeks, the federal government confirmed Monday despite signs of growing impatience south of the border.
Opposition parties demand passenger refunds as condition of any airline bailouts

Opposition parties demand passenger refunds as condition of any airline bailouts

The Liberal government should ensure airline passengers receive refunds for flights cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, opposition parties demanded Monday.
Tories to force debate on anticorruption committee as Liberals warn of consequences

Tories to force debate on anticorruption committee as Liberals warn of consequences

OTTAWA — The Opposition Conservatives are setting Parliament up for another showdown that could trigger a snap election.