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The Caseload: Veterans Affairs staff overwhelmed by number of vets assigned to them

OTTAWA — This past June, Marie-Paule Doucette was asked if she felt she had enough time to help Lionel Desmond in the months leading up to Jan.

No winning ticket for Friday's $35 million Lotto Max jackpot

TORONTO — No winning ticket was sold for the $35 million jackpot in Friday's Lotto Max draw. The jackpot for the next draw on Nov. 9 will grow to an estimated $41 million. The Canadian Press
British Columbia phasing out mink farms because of COVID-19 spread

British Columbia phasing out mink farms because of COVID-19 spread

VICTORIA — The threat that mink farms in British Columbia would become a "reservoir" for COVID-19 infections is too great a health hazard, prompting the government to phase out of all the farms, the provincial health officer says. Dr.
Cargo ship off Victoria cleared to move to nearby port authority

Cargo ship off Victoria cleared to move to nearby port authority

VICTORIA — Transport Canada has cleared the way for a cargo ship that's been moored off the coast of Victoria since several containers caught fire and more than 100 were lost overboard to move to a nearby berth or anchorage, the coast guard said Frid
Canadian flag to be raised Sunday on federal buildings, in time for Remembrance Day

Canadian flag to be raised Sunday on federal buildings, in time for Remembrance Day

OTTAWA — The national flag is set to be hoisted Sunday at federal buildings across Canada and the Peace Tower in Ottawa following the longest period in the country's history that it has flown at half-mast.
Conservative 'mini-caucus' on vaccine mandates won't contradict O'Toole, says MP

Conservative 'mini-caucus' on vaccine mandates won't contradict O'Toole, says MP

OTTAWA — A Conservative MP who is part of a group planning to advocate for those facing consequences for being unvaccinated against COVID-19 said Friday the cohort won't do anything to contradict Leader Erin O'Toole.
PCR test requirements at the border need to be re-examined: Tam

PCR test requirements at the border need to be re-examined: Tam

OTTAWA — Test requirements for travellers vaccinated against COVID-19 at the Canadian border need to be re-examined, particularly for short trips, says the country's top doctor.
Industry group says climate pledges risk making Canada an outlier with competitors

Industry group says climate pledges risk making Canada an outlier with competitors

Canada's climate pledges risk putting the country out of step with its economic competitors, the head of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers said Friday.
Alberta agriculture minister quits cabinet amid concerns about drinking

Alberta agriculture minister quits cabinet amid concerns about drinking

EDMONTON — An Alberta cabinet minister has quit, citing concerns over his conduct and drinking, and Premier Jason Kenney is acknowledging he attended one after-hours office get-together.
Pandemic likely to continue through the winter, says Canada's top doctor

Pandemic likely to continue through the winter, says Canada's top doctor

OTTAWA — While the fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic is slowly ebbing away, Canada's top doctor said that doesn't mean the pandemic is likely to end this winter — even with widespread vaccinations.
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