A First Nation in northern Ontario has confirmed 12 cases of a lung infection typically caused by fungus and says more than 100 cases are under investigation.
OTTAWA - The Bank of Canada is set today to announce what will happen to its trendsetting interest rate with job and inflation figures on the rise.
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OTTAWA - Cybercriminals have zeroed in on a lucrative tactic, holding the digital files of crucial enterprises hostage until a hefty fee is paid, often in hard-to-trace virtual currency.
WASHINGTON - The United States — once a shining example of democracy's virtues, now a glaring case study into its hair-trigger fault lines — hosts like-minded countries from around the world Thursday to explore ways of defending the western way of life.
VICTORIA - Restoration companies and contractors in British Columbia that are about to help launch a massive flood cleanup and repair effort must be aware of the risks and hazards their work could pose to employees, says the province's worker protection agency.
OTTAWA - State-owned China Mobile has lost a court bid for a temporary hold on Ottawa's order that its Canadian affiliate be divested or wound up over national security concerns.
MONTREAL - Quebec's liquor corporation is set to resume negotiations Wednesday with the union representing warehouse workers after they overwhelmingly rejected a deal for a new contract.
OTTAWA - Indigenous leaders and residential school survivors will not travel to the Vatican as planned this month to meet with Pope Francis because of the latest threat posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
WASHINGTON - David Cohen is finally getting down to business as the newest United States ambassador to Canada — the first to take on the role full-time since 2019.
OTTAWA - The federal government introduced a bill in the House of Commons on Tuesday that would repeal mandatory minimum penalties for drug offences and some gun-related crimes.
OTTAWA - Conservatives will push for a vote on a new all-party House of Commons committee to look back at Canada's plan for the fall of Afghanistan to the Taliban and the response to the humanitarian crisis that followed.
OTTAWA - Government House leader Mark Holland is questioning the relatively high number of medical exemptions among the Conservative ranks preventing them from being vaccinated against COVID-19.
MONTREAL - Quebec will relax restrictions on private gatherings ahead of Christmas, Health Minister Christian Dubé said Tuesday as he announced the province's plan to gradually expand access to third doses of COVID-19 vaccines.
OTTAWA - Military police have laid criminal charges against the Canadian Armed Forces’ former head of human resources despite the Liberal government having said it would transfer the investigation and prosecution of sexual misconduct cases to civilian authorities.
TORONTO - Ontario's pandemic advisers predict the province's hospitals may be strained by mid-January, with close to 400 COVID-19 patients in intensive care and possibly 3,000 new infections reported daily, even without accounting for the new Omicron variant.
The president of the African Community Association of Calgary says its members feel hurt and believe it's important for the federal government to address what they say is subtle racism behind Canada's new COVID-19 travel rules.
MONTREAL - A suspect was charged with second-degree murder Tuesday in the killing of an 80-year-old woman last week in a town east of Montreal.
TORONTO - Science experts advising Ontario on the pandemic are set to release new recommendations on rapid testing, with one of the group's leaders saying it makes sense to use the tests more often.
Police say a 31-year-old man from Ottawa is facing multiple charges in ransomware attacks affecting businesses, government agencies and individuals throughout Canada, as well as cyber-related offences in the United States.
OTTAWA - China’s ambassador to Canada is calling on the federal government to ignore “invented” warnings from the United States about Huawei and allow the Chinese telecom giant’s participation in this country’s 5G networks.
OTTAWA - Innovation Minister François-Philippe Champagne says Canada's biomanufacturing sector has rebounded beyond his initial expectations in the last several months, as a Canadian drug maker stands poised to bring positive results from the first plant-based COVID-19 vaccine to Health Canada.
Two businesses and an individual are facing workplace safety charges in a deadly building collapse in London, Ont., that took place nearly a year ago.
LAVAL, Que. - Police in a suburb north of Montreal are investigating after a teenager was shot inside a public library Monday night.
The retreat of glaciers in the Pacific mountains of British Columbia and Alaska could produce thousands of kilometres of potential new salmon habitat, a study led by researchers at Simon Fraser University shows.
MOWATT TOWNSHIP - Two people are dead and another is in hospital with non-life-threatening injuries following a single vehicle collision on Highway 69 at the Key River, approximately 75 kilometres north of Parry Sound, Ont.
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 Dec. 7 ...
OTTAWA - Since the announced detection of the Omicron variant of COVID-19, a new poll suggests Canadians bracing for the worst.
The Nature Conservancy of Canada says a stretch of shoreline on Manitoulin Island in Ontario is now protected land.
Lennard Skead says he felt like he’d been put in jail for a crime he didn’t commit when he returned to Canada from South Africa on Thursday.
VICTORIA - British Columbia is shifting into repair and recovery mode following devastating floods and landslides caused by record rains that crippled transportation links, deluged agricultural operations and forced the evacuations of thousands of people, says the province's public safety minister.
MONTREAL - Fourteen beams of light pierced upward through the foggy night sky on Montreal's Mount Royal Monday as the city ended a day's worth of ceremonies to honour the 14 victims of the École Polytechnique shooting.
OTTAWA - Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole has asked the House of Commons to probe allegations that one of his MPs, Shannon Stubbs, created a toxic work environment for her staff.
OTTAWA - Four Conservative MPs have been absent from the House of Commons since it passed a motion tightening the mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy, with Leader Erin O'Toole refusing to say why.
OTTAWA - Dominic Barton has tendered his resignation as ambassador to China after two tense years in which he was praised for helping secure the release of two Canadians from Chinese custody, and criticized for strongly pushing closer trade ties with Beijing.
More than 100 unvaccinated staff at an Ontario jail have been placed on unpaid leave amid a COVID-19 outbreak at the facility, their union said Monday.
OTTAWA - Citing a dramatic increase in ransomware attacks on organizations — including health providers and vital utilities — federal ministers are urging Canadians to bolster their cybersecurity.
IQALUIT, Nunavut - The Canadian Armed Forces says its water purification system in Iqaluit is up and running again after it was down for two weeks.
HALIFAX - Cracks recently detected in most of the Canadian military's Cyclone helicopters could be linked to the aircraft's folding tail mechanism, a military aviation expert said Monday.
MONTREAL - Quebec's public health institute says a "one-off" screening survey of a single day of COVID-19 cases last week found no evidence of local community transmission of the Omicron variant of concern.
TORONTO - It could take months to assess Omicron's impact on the province's plan to ease COVID-19 restrictions, Ontario's health minister said Monday, as officials investigated a large potential cluster of the new variant.
Toronto's Board of Health has voted unanimously to ask the federal government to decriminalize possession of small amounts of illegal drugs in the city.
WASHINGTON - The United States confirmed Monday it won't be sending any diplomatic officials to the Winter Olympics in Beijing next year — and suggested strongly that it would welcome similar displays of international solidarity from countries around the world.
EDMONTON - A doctor in northwestern Alberta who was found guilty of unprofessional conduct for hanging a rope in the shape of a noose on an operating-room door has been suspended from practising for four months.