October 16th, 2021

National News

Closing submissions in B.C. money laundering inquiry include call to work together

By The Canadian Press on October 15th, 2021

VANCOUVER – Lawyers for the British Columbia and federal governments say the way forward in the fight against money laundering is continued collaboration between governments, law enforcement agencies and regulatory bodies. B.C. government lawyer Jacqueline Hughes told the commission the provincial gaming regulator and Crown-owned B.C. Lottery Corporation held differing views about illegal cash at ... Read More »

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Yukon announces mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations for a wide range of workers

By The Canadian Press on October 15th, 2021

WHITEHORSE – Yukon Premier Sandy Silver says the COVID-19 vaccine will be mandatory for a wide range of workers in the territory starting Nov. 30. Silver says all government employees and front-line health-care workers, along with employees of partner groups that receive funding from the territory, will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof ... Read More »

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Meteorite found in B.C. could shed light on solar system’s origin says physicist

By The Canadian Press on October 15th, 2021

LONDON, Ont. – A small, angular rock that one Canadian physicist says looks like a chunk of black cheese has the potential to help scientists understand how the early solar system formed. Peter G. Brown, a professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Western Ontario, says the meteorite made its fiery way to ... Read More »

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CP NewsAlert: Yukon announces mandatory COVID-19 vaccine for wide range of workers

By The Canadian Press on October 15th, 2021

WHITEHORSE – Yukon Premier Sandy Silver says the COVID-19 vaccine will be mandatory for a wide range of workers in the territory starting Nov. 30. Silver says all government employees and front-line health-care workers, along with employees of partner groups that receive funding from the territory, will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof ... Read More »

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Ottawa eyes tasking airport security with vaccine verification for travellers

By Christopher Reynolds, The Canadian Press on October 15th, 2021

OTTAWA – Airport security agents may soon be screening more than your luggage. The federal government is mulling handing responsibility for verifying passengers’ vaccination status to airport officers, rather than airlines – which hope to skip the headache. Canadian carriers received three consultation papers from Transport Canada this week asking for feedback on putting an ... Read More »

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to visit Tk’emlúps te Secwepemc in B.C. next week

By Stephanie Taylor, The Canadian Press on October 15th, 2021

OTTAWA – The Tk’emlúps te Secwepemc First Nation in British Columbia says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will visit next Monday. The Oct. 18 trip follows his apology to Chief Rosanne Casimir for not having responded to invitations to visit on Sept. 30, the first National Day for Truth an Reconciliation. Trudeau faced backlash for travelling ... Read More »

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Canada heading for flu season in the middle of fourth wave of COVID-19

By Laura Osman, The Canadian Press on October 15th, 2021

OTTAWA – Canada’s top doctor warns the country could be heading for its first typical flu season since the pandemic began, even as health systems are still battling the fourth wave of COVID-19. Last year Canada was spared the brunt of flu season thanks to strict public health measures to protect against COVID-19. Surveillance data ... Read More »

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Recount in the Toronto riding stopped, as Liberals are confirmed as victors

By Marie Woolf, The Canadian Press on October 15th, 2021

OTTAWA – Elections Canada says a ballot recount in the federal Toronto riding of Davenport has been halted, with the Liberals confirmed as winners. The New Democrats asked that votes be recounted after the Liberal candidate edged her NDP rival by only 76 votes in the Sept. 20 general election. The recount was stopped after ... Read More »

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N.B. government employees ordered to stop making Indigenous land acknowledgments

By The Canadian Press on October 15th, 2021

FREDERICTON – Government employees in New Brunswick have been ordered to stop making territorial or title acknowledgments in reference to First Nations lands. In a memo issued Thursday to all government employees, Justice Minister Hugh Flemming says the province is involved in a number of legal actions and land claims initiated by First Nations, and ... Read More »

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Trudeau to unveil new cabinet Oct. 26, Parliament to return Nov. 22

By Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press on October 15th, 2021

OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will unveil on Oct. 26 the roster of cabinet ministers who will shepherd his government into a third mandate focused on finishing the fight against COVID-19 and rebuilding the pandemic-ravaged economy. His ministers will then have about a month to settle into their jobs before Parliament is recalled on ... Read More »

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Vaccine screening at the airport and one-off inflation: In The News for Oct. 15

By The Canadian Press on October 15th, 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 Oct. 15 … What we are watching in Canada … OTTWA – Airport security agents may soon be screening more than your luggage. The federal ... Read More »

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