January 25th, 2021

National News

Canadian provinces push back vaccination plans as Pfizer deliveries grind to a halt

By The Canadian Press on January 25th, 2021

Some Canadian health-care workers are being told they’ll have to wait longer to receive their first doses of COVID-19 vaccines as deliveries from a major manufacturer grind to a temporary halt. Canada is not expected to receive any Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines this week as the company revamps its operations, and deliveries are expected to be slow ... Read More »

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Lynn Beyak, who defended ‘good’ of residential schools, resigns from the Senate

By The Canadian Press on January 25th, 2021

OTTAWA – Ontario Sen. Lynn Beyak is leaving the upper chamber three years before her mandatory retirement. Named to the Senate on the advice of Conservative prime minister Stephen Harper in 2013, she says she was committed to serving just eight years. That is the term limit that would have been imposed on senators under ... Read More »

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NDP warns of long delays in equal pay for women in federal pay equity rules

By The Canadian Press on January 25th, 2021

OTTAWA – The federal New Democrats say new rules to close a gender wage gap in federally regulated workplaces will take too long to make a difference. The government’s pay equity regulations require the likes of banks and telecommunications companies to put plans in place to meet the new rules. The rules would give companies ... Read More »

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The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada for Monday, Jan. 25, 2021

By The Canadian Press on January 25th, 2021

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times eastern): 10:35 a.m. There are 1,958 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Ontario today and 43 more deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus. Health Minister Christine Elliott says 727 of the new cases are in Toronto, 365 in Peel Region, and 157 in York Region. ... Read More »

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Group: Pakistani Baloch dissident buried amid high security

By Abdul Sattar, The Associated Press on January 25th, 2021

QUETTA, Pakistan – A Pakistani dissident and woman rights activist who died in exile in Canada last month was brought home and laid to rest in her home village in the southwestern Baluchistan province under tight security, activists said Monday. Only the immediate family of 37-year-old Karima Baloch were allowed to attend her funeral on ... Read More »

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Parliament resumes and a COVID anniversary: In The News for Jan. 25

By The Canadian Press on January 25th, 2021

In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what’s on the radar of our editors for the morning of Jan. 25 … What we are watching in Canada … OTTAWA – The federal government’s handling of the national COVID-19 vaccination campaign is set to ... Read More »

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A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Jan. 25, 2021

By The Canadian Press on January 25th, 2021

The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. ET on Monday Jan. 25, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 15,213 new vaccinations administered for a total of 816,451 doses given. The provinces have administered doses at a rate of 2,154.265 per 100,000. There were zero new vaccines delivered to the ... Read More »

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The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Monday, Jan. 25, 2021

By The Canadian Press on January 25th, 2021

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. ET on Monday Jan. 25, 2021. There are 747,383 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Canada: 747,383 confirmed cases (63,668 active, 664,621 resolved, 19,094 deaths).*The total case count includes 13 confirmed cases among repatriated travellers. There were 4,852 new cases Sunday from 51,308 ... Read More »

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The end of hugs: How COVID-19 has changed daily life a year after Canada’s first case

By Morgan Lowrie, The Canadian Press on January 25th, 2021

MONTREAL – On January 25th, 2020, Canadians were still living their lives like they always had: commuting to the office, visiting friends, dining out, hugging loved ones, vacationing. But the announcement that day of Canada’s first COVID-19 case set in motion a chain of events that would soon change everything. By March, with cases climbing, ... Read More »

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Contaminant from coal mines already high in some Alberta rivers: unreported data

By Bob Weber, The Canadian Press on January 25th, 2021

EDMONTON – Some Alberta rivers and streams have already been heavily contaminated by coal mining, unreported government data suggests. The province’s plan for large-scale expansion of the industry is fuelling widespread criticismthat includes concerns over selenium pollution. The data shows that same contaminant has been found for years at high levels downstream of three mines ... Read More »

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‘The system is on alert:’ A look back at the first COVID-19 case in quotes

By The Canadian Press on January 25th, 2021

On Jan. 25, 2020, officials in Ontario announced that a novel coronavirus that had sounded alarm bells around the world had reached Canadian shores. The diagnosis of Canada’s first case of COVID-19 marked the start of a period of dramatic economic and social upheaval. Here’s a look back at some of the comments in the ... Read More »

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