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More than 880,000 Canadian jobs vulnerable in global clean energy transition

More than 880,000 Canadian jobs vulnerable in global clean energy transition

OTTAWA — More than 880,000 Canadians work in industries at risk of decline or closure in the global transition to clean energy, a new analysis says.
Calls for drug decriminalization, "Squid Game" concerns : In The News for Oct. 21

Calls for drug decriminalization, "Squid Game" concerns : In The News for Oct. 21

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 Oct. 21 ... What we are watching in Canada ...
B.C. forests minister introduces bill to overhaul forest practices

B.C. forests minister introduces bill to overhaul forest practices

VICTORIA — British Columbia's forests minister has introduced a bill to amend the Forest and Range Practices Act, saying it would "reshape" forest management in the province.
Hybrid Parliament safest to stop MPs becoming 'vectors' spreading COVID-19: NDP

Hybrid Parliament safest to stop MPs becoming 'vectors' spreading COVID-19: NDP

OTTAWA — Conservatives say they disagree with a committee of MPs deciding that only fully vaccinated MPs, staff and visitors can enter the House of Commons.
Saskatchewan's chief medical health officer cries as he presents COVID-19 modelling

Saskatchewan's chief medical health officer cries as he presents COVID-19 modelling

REGINA — Saskatchewan's chief medical health officer cried Wednesday during a teleconference on COVID-19 modelling in the province. Dr. Saqib Shahab said it's upsetting to see what is happening in Saskatchewan's hospitals and intensive care units.
Trudeau urged to make decriminalization of illicit drugs a priority

Trudeau urged to make decriminalization of illicit drugs a priority

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is being urged to decriminalize the possession and use of illicit drugs as a way to combat the opioid crisis that has resulted in thousands of deaths in Canada.
More needed to prevent deaths from climate-change driven heat waves, fires: report

More needed to prevent deaths from climate-change driven heat waves, fires: report

OTTAWA — A new report examining the health impacts of climate change says more Canadians than ever are facing serious health risks from heat waves and wildfires, prompting warnings from doctors that we need to do more to adapt to the reality of a war
Health-care workers demand Trudeau fast track paid sick-leave policy

Health-care workers demand Trudeau fast track paid sick-leave policy

OTTAWA — A coalition of front-line health-care workers has asked Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to fast-track proposed legislative amendments to grant paid sick leave to federally regulated workers.
Refugee, undocumented health-care workers demand access to permanent resident program

Refugee, undocumented health-care workers demand access to permanent resident program

OTTAWA — Refugee claimants and undocumented health-care workers are demanding they be allowed to apply for a government program that would grant them permanent status in Canada.
Closed six weeks: Yellowknife schools to reopen Monday as COVID-19 cases decline

Closed six weeks: Yellowknife schools to reopen Monday as COVID-19 cases decline

YELLOWKNIFE — Schools in Yellowknife and surrounding areas are to reopen Monday after a six-week closure during a widespread outbreak of COVID-19 in the Northwest Territories. Cases have declined in the territory after hitting a peak of 460 on Oct.
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