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Canada-U.S. border cracks open to asylum-seekers under new closure arrangement

Canada-U.S. border cracks open to asylum-seekers under new closure arrangement

OTTAWA — The Canada-U.S. border has opened ever-so-slightly to asylum seekers under the new framework unveiled this week extending the historic shutdown of all but essential cross-border traffic.
Man with dementia among increase in reported hate crimes in Vancouver: police

Man with dementia among increase in reported hate crimes in Vancouver: police

VANCOUVER — An assault on a 92-year-old Asian man with dementia in Vancouver is being investigated as a hate crime and police say they have recently noticed an increase in reports of hate-motivated incidents.
Test more correctional officers for COVID-19 to ease burden in prisons, union says

Test more correctional officers for COVID-19 to ease burden in prisons, union says

OTTAWA — Widespread testing of correctional officers for COVID-19 would ease the current strain on hard-pressed staff, the national president of a union representing federal prison workers says.
Key COVID-19 testing chemical reaches Canada, amid China empty-plane denials

Key COVID-19 testing chemical reaches Canada, amid China empty-plane denials

OTTAWA — Despite the fact two Canadian cargo planes returned empty of supplies from China, a New Brunswick biotech company has received its latest shipment of the key chemical that it says it needs to ramp up widescale COVID-19 testing.
A look at some of the lives lost in Nova Scotia mass shooting

A look at some of the lives lost in Nova Scotia mass shooting

PORTAPIQUE, N.S. — The victims in one of Canada's worst mass killings include an RCMP officer, a teacher, two nurses, neighbours of the shooter and two correctional officers killed in their home.
Trudeau defends not creating universal COVID-19 benefit, announces student aid

Trudeau defends not creating universal COVID-19 benefit, announces student aid

OTTAWA — As he announced yet another emergency financial aid package Wednesday — this one aimed at students — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau defended his decision not to create a universal benefit that would ensure no Canadians affected by COVID-19 fa
Kids’ health issues may go untreated for longer out of COVID-19 fears

Kids’ health issues may go untreated for longer out of COVID-19 fears

OTTAWA — While children have been largely statistically unscathed by COVID-19, doctors are concerned that fear of the virus may be keeping parents from seeking medical help for kids with other illnesses.
More women allege sexual assault in lawsuit against fashion mogul Peter Nygard

More women allege sexual assault in lawsuit against fashion mogul Peter Nygard

Dozens more women, including 18 Canadians, have added their names to a class-action lawsuit alleging rape and sexual assault by fashion mogul Peter Nygard.
Civil Liberties group to seek amnesty for recreational tickets issued during COVID

Civil Liberties group to seek amnesty for recreational tickets issued during COVID

TORONTO — The Canadian Civil Liberties Association says it's going to fight for citizens nabbed for municipal recreational infractions during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Uncertain fall ahead for colleges and universities as pandemic continues

Uncertain fall ahead for colleges and universities as pandemic continues

TORONTO — Canadian colleges and universities are developing contingency plans to deliver classes in the fall, as students prepare for an uncertain semester due to COVID-19.