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PIKANGIKUM, Ont. – A northwestern Ontario First Nation has expelled provincial police from its borders over unspecified allegations of misconduct. Chief Dean Owen of Pikangikum First Nation says the police force lost the community’s trust due to alleged misconduct involving officers that “occurred over many years.” A spokesman for the […]

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BEIJING – The second of Canada’s “two Michaels” went on trial in Beijing on Monday after being detained for more than two years in apparent retaliation for the arrest in Vancouver of a top executive of Chinese telecom giant Huawei. The trial of former diplomat Michael Kovrig on spying charges […]

By Maan Alhmidi
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OTTAWA, Ill. – Canada’s COVID-19 vaccination drive is poised to shift into high gear this week as the federal public health agency prepares to take delivery of the largest number of doses since the launch of the immunization effort. Nearly 1.2 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine are set to […]

By Stephanie Taylor
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Report outlines missteps by police, including intense insensitivity to Boushie’s mother, deemed discriminatory REGINA – First Nations leaders and relatives of a young Indigenous man shot and killed on a Saskatchewan farm are expected to address findings today from a watchdog’s review that concluded RCMP racially discriminated against his mother. […]

TORONTO – The head of Ontario’s COVID-19 vaccine task force will be leaving the job this month, ending a tenure that was marked by delays and confusion over the province’s immunization effort. Premier Doug Ford said Monday that retired general Rick Hillier will step away from the role when his […]

BARRIE, Ont. – Provincial police say there were fewer traffic collisions in 2020 but fatalities reached historic highs. They say traffic fell sharply in Ontario last year because of stay-at-home orders and other anti-pandemic measures. Overall, collisions fell 26 per cent from 2019 but the fatality rate was up 22 […]

OTTAWA – The National Advisory Committee on Immunization says there is now enough “real-world evidence” to show the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine is both safe and effective for seniors. The decision reverses a recommendation made by the body on March 1, when the panel of vaccine experts said AstraZeneca hadn’t included […]