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Anxiety gives way to elation as Trump takes off, Biden takes over as U.S. president

Anxiety gives way to elation as Trump takes off, Biden takes over as U.S. president

WASHINGTON — The battle-tested Delaware senator who took on Donald Trump took over as U.S. president Wednesday, his daunting task to heal the wounds and reverse the damage left behind by his caustic and divisive predecessor.
'End of the road:' Truck driver in Humboldt Broncos crash awaits deportation decision

'End of the road:' Truck driver in Humboldt Broncos crash awaits deportation decision

REGINA — A former truck driver who caused the deadly Humboldt Broncos bus crash has submitted paperwork with reasons why he should not be sent back to India when he gets out of prison.
'Gut punch': Alberta Premier Jason Kenney blasts Biden on revoked Keystone XL permit

'Gut punch': Alberta Premier Jason Kenney blasts Biden on revoked Keystone XL permit

CALGARY — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney is calling for the federal government to impose economic sanctions against the United States in response to newly inaugurated U.S.
Trudeau will be first foreign leader to speak with Biden on Friday: White House

Trudeau will be first foreign leader to speak with Biden on Friday: White House

WASHINGTON — The White House says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will speak with newly inaugurated U.S. President Joe Biden on Friday. Press secretary Jen Psaki says Trudeau will be the first foreign leader to speak with Biden since his inauguration.

Two provinces hardest hit by COVID-19 see cases trend downward over last-week totals

TORONTO — Declining new COVID-19 case counts in the two provinces hardest hit by the pandemic offer some hope that newly imposed restrictions are working, some experts said Wednesday, while stressing the need to maintain strict public health rules.
The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times Eastern): 6:30 p.m. B.C. is reporting 500 new cases of COVID-19 today, for a total of 62,412, as the provincial health officer says the case count is trending in the "right" direction. Dr.
PBO says reformed fiscal stabilization program to cost Ottawa $4.5 billion

PBO says reformed fiscal stabilization program to cost Ottawa $4.5 billion

OTTAWA — Reforms to a federal support program for provinces will nearly triple the cost to Ottawa next year, with the price tag projected to be about $4.5 billion, says Canada's parliamentary budget officer.

Peter Nygard to remain behind bars after Winnipeg judge criticizes release plan

WINNIPEG — A Canadian fashion mogul facing charges for sex trafficking and racketeering in the United States will remain behind bars after a judge expressed concerns over the plans for his release on bail.
Indigenous services minister says Quebec premier should show 'humanity' to homeless

Indigenous services minister says Quebec premier should show 'humanity' to homeless

OTTAWA — Federal Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller is criticizing the Quebec premier's refusal to exempt homeless people from the provincewide curfew.
Vaccine myths running rampant online among all age groups, Ontario docs say

Vaccine myths running rampant online among all age groups, Ontario docs say

OTTAWA — Dangerous misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines is spreading on social media among all age groups and could harm Canada's efforts to end the pandemic, the head of the Ontario Medical Association says.
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