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Quebec becomes first province to make masks mandatory in indoor public spaces

Quebec becomes first province to make masks mandatory in indoor public spaces

MONTREAL — Quebec's move to make mask-wearing obligatory in all indoor public places as of Saturday was met with a protest march and with small business owners calling on the government to shift enforcement off their shoulders.
Over three dozen senators demand 'open, transparent' inquiry into N.S. shooting

Over three dozen senators demand 'open, transparent' inquiry into N.S. shooting

OTTAWA — Over three dozen Canadian senators are calling on the federal and Nova Scotia governments to launch a "fully open, transparent and comprehensive inquiry" into the mass shootings that left 22 people dead in the province in April.
Bloc to back Liberals' bill extending wage subsidy, sending money to disabled

Bloc to back Liberals' bill extending wage subsidy, sending money to disabled

OTTAWA — The Bloc Quebecois says it'll support a bill to extend the federal emergency wage subsidy and make payments to people with disabilities to help with COVID-19 costs when the House of Commons meets on Monday.
StatCan plans 'contactless' census for 2021 in response to COVID-19

StatCan plans 'contactless' census for 2021 in response to COVID-19

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada is working on plans to deliver a "contactless census" next May if COVID-19 remains a threat.
Feds order supplies to give two doses of COVID-19 vaccine when its ready

Feds order supplies to give two doses of COVID-19 vaccine when its ready

OTTAWA — The federal government is ordering more than 75 million syringes, alcohol swabs and bandages so it can inoculate Canadians as soon as a COVID-19 vaccine is ready.

By the numbers: Canada's purchases of personal protective equipment to date

OTTAWA — Public Services and Procurement Canada has a $2.5-billion program to buy and distribute medical supplies for COVID-19 to the provinces and the National Emergency Strategic Stockpile.

No winning ticket for Friday night's $50 million Lotto Max jackpot

TORONTO — No winning ticket was sold for the $50 million jackpot in Friday night's Lotto Max draw.
Infant in Vancouver hospital newborn care unit infected with COVID-19

Infant in Vancouver hospital newborn care unit infected with COVID-19

VANCOUVER — More people are testing positive for COVID-19 in British Columbia, including a baby in a neo-natal intensive care unit in a Vancouver hospital. B.C. provincial health officer Dr.
Five new COVID-19 cases in Manitoba, all linked to Hutterite colony

Five new COVID-19 cases in Manitoba, all linked to Hutterite colony

WINNIPEG — COVID-19 has spread to Hutterite colonies in all three Prairie provinces, with five new cases of the virus reported Friday in one Manitoba community.
Defence wants 5 to 9 years for former nightclub employee guilty of sex assaults

Defence wants 5 to 9 years for former nightclub employee guilty of sex assaults

EDMONTON — The lawyer representing a former Edmonton nightclub employee convicted of sexual assaulting five women says his client "simply went too far" and should serve between five and nine years in prison.