January 25th, 2021

National News

A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Jan. 24, 2021

By The Canadian Press on January 24th, 2021

The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 10:30 p.m. ET on Sunday Jan. 24, 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 Jan. 24, 2021

By The Canadian Press on January 24th, 2021

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 7:30 p.m. ET on Sunday Jan. 24, 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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Too soon to know if Canada’s COVID-19 case decline will continue, Tam says

By The Canadian Press on January 24th, 2021

MONTREAL – Canada’s chief public health officer says it’s still too soon to know whether the recent downward trend in new COVID-19 cases will continue. Dr. Theresa Tam says there’s been an improvement in the COVID-19 numbers in B.C., Alberta, Ontario and Quebec but the disease is regaining steam elsewhere. She says it appears local ... Read More »

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Dentists, teachers disappointed they won’t be prioritized for vaccine in B.C.

By The Canadian Press on January 24th, 2021

VANCOUVER – Dentists and teachers are among the groups that are disappointed they won’t be given priority to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in British Columbia. B.C. rolled out its vaccination plan on Friday, revealing that after the most vulnerable groups have been immunized, shots will be given out according to age, with the oldest residents ... Read More »

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Vaccine delays top agenda as parliament set to resume after less-than-restful break

By The Canadian Press on January 24th, 2021

OTTAWA – Members of Parliament will return to the House of Commons on Monday following a month-long break that was anything but restful for the main federal parties, who are coming back battered and bruised from different controversies. One of the first orders of business will be for MPs to decide how Parliament will continue ... Read More »

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‘It wasn’t called COVID at the time:’ One year since Canada’s first COVID-19 case

By Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press on January 24th, 2021

TORONTO – The patient, when he came into the hospital ER with what seemed to be mild pneumonia, wasn’t that sick and might otherwise have been sent home. Except the man had just returned from China, where a new viral disease was spreading like a brush fire. His chest X-rays were also unusual. “We’d never ... Read More »

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A timeline of COVID-19 in Canada

By The Canadian Press on January 24th, 2021

Here’s a timeline of key developments in the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada since the first presumptive case was reported on Jan. 25, 2020: Jan. 25: A Toronto man in his 50s who returned from the Chinese city of Wuhan – the initial epicentre of the outbreak – becomes the first presumptive case of the novel ... Read More »

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‘Deeply disturbing:’ Nunavut internet still slower, more costly than rest of country

By Emma Tranter, The Canadian Press on January 24th, 2021

IQALUIT, Nunavut – In Nunavut, it’s not unusual for the internet to cut out, slow down or stop working altogether. Unlike most jurisdictions in Canada, there is no option for unlimited internet. Instead, residents are faced with high prices and heavy fees for higher monthly data caps. Amy Matychuk, who lives in Iqaluit, says each ... Read More »

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Taxpayers’ watchdog sees complaints spike, raising worries about pandemic tax season

By Jordan Press, The Canadian Press on January 24th, 2021

OTTAWA – Canada’s taxpayers’ ombudsperson says his office has seen a steep spike in complaints compared to one year ago, delivering an early warning about how complicated returns should be handled this year. François Boileau says the number of complaints from taxpayers about the Canada Revenue Agency was up 93 per cent in December from ... Read More »

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Dutch arrest alleged Canadian drug baron on Interpol warrant

By The Associated Press on January 24th, 2021

PARIS – A suspected Canadian drug baron has been arrested in the Netherlands on an Interpol warrant, according to Dutch and Australian police. The 57-year-old was detained Friday and is of “significant interest” to Australian and other law enforcement agencies, according to a statement Sunday from the Australian federal police. It says he was targeted ... Read More »

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Drug users at greater risk of dying as services scale back in second wave of COVID-19

By Christopher Reynolds, The Canadian Press on January 24th, 2021

OTTAWA – Under fluorescent lights, Wendy Muckle surveys the supervised consumption site that sits in quiet contrast to Ottawa’s peppy ByWard Market nearby. Users filter into the brick building – dubbed “the trailer,” a nod to the service’s former digs – offering up greetings and grins en route to 16 basement booths, each furnished with ... Read More »

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