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Officials find no threat of tsunami in B.C. after Alaska earthquake

VICTORIA - An earthquake in Alaska caused officials to assess the possibility of a tsunami in British Columbia on Monday before they determined there was no threat.

The 7.5-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of the Alaska Peninsula, prompting tsunami warnings for a vast swath of communities in the northern U.S. state.

Asbestos, Que. chooses new name

ASBESTOS, Que.–The Quebec town synonymous with the cancer-causing fibre asbestos has voted for a new name: Val-des-Sources. Mayor Hugues Grimard said Monday night during a live-streamed council meeting that Val-des-Sources won with 51.5 per cent of the vote after three rounds.

“It’s a name that represents our area, and especially, it’s inspiring for the future,” he said.

N.S. fishing dispute boils over

HALIFAX - Calls for Ottawa to define a “moderate livelihood” fishery mounted on Sunday, as hundreds gathered in support of Indigenous lobster fishers after a heated dispute over treaty rights boiled over.

Following fierce clashes outside fish plants in southwestern Nova Scotia last week, a lobster pound that stored the catch of Mi'kmaq fishers was burned to the ground early Saturday.

Onatrio reports 704 new cases, four new deaths

Ontario is reporting 704 new cases of COVID-19 today, and four new deaths due to the virus.

Health Minister Christine Elliott says 244 cases are in Toronto, 168 in Peel Region, 103 in York Region and 51 in Ottawa.

The latest figures come as the province's chief medical officer of health says trick-or-treating for Halloween is not recommended for children those four hot spots.

Canada-U.S. border restriction extended to at least Nov. 21

WASHINGTON, Wash. - Restrictions on non-essential travel between Canada and the United States are being extended until at least Nov. 21.

Public Safety Minister Bill Blair confirmed the news today on Twitter.

Incidental travel - vacations, day trips and cross-border shopping excursions - has been forbidden since March in an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19.