January 25th, 2021

National News

Two winning tickets sold for Saturday night’s Lotto 649 jackpot

By The Canadian Press on January 24th, 2021

TORONTO – Two winning tickets were sold for the jackpot in Saturday night’s Lotto 649 draw — one in Quebec and the other in British Columbia. Each ticket is worth $4.2 million. The draw’s guaranteed $1 million prize also went to a lottery player in B.C. The jackpot for the next Lotto 649 draw on ... Read More »

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A primer on the Coastal GasLink pipeline

By The Canadian Press on January 24th, 2021

Here is a look at the Coastal GasLink pipeline project and its history: The project: B.C. Premier John Horgan announced provincial support for the project on Oct. 2, 2018. He said LNG Canada’s decision to build a $40-billion liquefied natural gas plant in Kitimat was similar to the moon landing for the province. To get ... Read More »

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The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021

By The Canadian Press on January 24th, 2021

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. ET on Sunday Jan. 24, 2021. There are 737,407 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Canada: 737,407 confirmed cases (65,750 active, 652,829 resolved, 18,828 deaths).*The total case count includes 13 confirmed cases among repatriated travellers. There were 5,957 new cases Saturday from 101,130 ... Read More »

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‘We’re still in it’: Wet’suwet’en push forward on rights recognition

By Amy Smart, The Canadian Press on January 24th, 2021

Tensions had reached a boiling point over a natural gas pipeline in northern British Columbia when a Wet’suwet’en hereditary chief said he made a phone call that changed everything. Na’moks, who also goes by John Ridsdale, was among a group of hereditary chiefs whose opposition to the project on Wet’suwet’en traditional territory last year sparked ... Read More »

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The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Jan. 23, 2021

By The Canadian Press on January 23rd, 2021

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 7:30 p.m. ET on Saturday Jan. 23, 2021. There are 737,407 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Canada: 737,407 confirmed cases (65,750 active, 652,829 resolved, 18,828 deaths).*The total case count includes 13 confirmed cases among repatriated travellers. There were 5,957 new cases Saturday from 101,130 ... Read More »

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Taxi companies lose court bid to quash Uber, Lyft approvals in British Columbia

By Laura Dhillon Kane, The Canadian Press on January 23rd, 2021

VANCOUVER – Several Metro Vancouver taxi companies have lost a court bid to quash the approvals of ride-hailing operators Uber and Lyft in British Columbia. Nine cab companies filed a petition asking the B.C. Supreme Court to overturn the decisions of the provincial Passenger Transportation Board that allowed the two major ride-hailing providers to operate. ... Read More »

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Taxi companies lose court bid to quash Uber, Lyft licences in British Columbia

By The Canadian Press on January 23rd, 2021

VANCOUVER – Several taxi companies have lost a court bid to run Uber and Lyft off the road in British Columbia. Nine Metro Vancouver cab companies filed a petition asking the B.C. Supreme Court to quash the decisions of the provincial Passenger Transportation Board allowing the ride-hailing companies to operate. The cab companies argued that ... Read More »

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Health Canada approves Spartan Bioscience’s previously recalled rapid COVID-19 test

By Victoria Ahearn and Nicole Thompson, The Canadian Press on January 23rd, 2021

TORONTO – The federal government has approved an Ottawa company’s made-in-Canada rapid COVID-19 test, Health Canada confirmed Saturday as the nation’s top doctor warned the virus’s impact on the health-care system showed no signs of abating. The test developed by Spartan Bioscience is performed by a doctor and provides on-site results within an hour, a ... Read More »

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Spartan Bioscience says Health Canada has approved its rapid COVID-19 test

By The Canadian Press on January 23rd, 2021

TORONTO – An Ottawa company says it’s received approval from Health Canada for its made-in-Canada rapid COVID-19 test. Spartan Bioscience says it’s now authorized to sell the diagnostic test, which is touted as providing on-site results within an hour. The company originally unveiled a rapid test for COVID-19 last spring but had to voluntarily recall ... Read More »

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Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole defends decision to back, then oust, Sloan

By Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press on January 23rd, 2021

OTTAWA – Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole says he was once willing to give his former leadership rival Derek Sloan the benefit of the doubt, but no longer. And he dismissed the idea that kicking Sloan out of caucus this week has pitted him against one of the party’s most powerful wings, social conservatives, whose support ... Read More »

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Non-essential travel ban would violate Constitution but courts might allow it: expert

By Jacob Serebrin, The Canadian Press on January 23rd, 2021

MONTREAL – Fear that Quebecers will catch a new variant of COVID-19 on vacation is what’s driving demands by the Quebec premier for Ottawa to ban non-essential flights to the country. Premier Francois Legault repeated once again this week that his government believes it was vacationing Quebecers during spring break in 2020 who brought the ... Read More »

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