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Study on early humans sheds new light on old stories about animals and alcohol

Study on early humans sheds new light on old stories about animals and alcohol

CALGARY — Elephants are said to seek out the fallen, fermenting fruit of the marula tree. Waxwings flock in spring to berries still hanging from branches and fly erratically thereafter. Swedish elk behave strangely after gorging on rotting apples.
Doctors fret over surgery backlog after immediate COVID-19 crisis

Doctors fret over surgery backlog after immediate COVID-19 crisis

OTTAWA — Doctors say they're becoming increasingly concerned about how they will handle the swelling backlog of elective surgeries once the immediate COVID-19 threat has ebbed.
Calls for crackdown on public trade in police gear after N.S. shootings

Calls for crackdown on public trade in police gear after N.S. shootings

HALIFAX — Whether it's the auctioning of police light bars or the availability of official RCMP decals, people familiar with the public trade in police gear say it's time to crack down on the potentially dangerous practice.
Supreme Court moves provincial appeals of carbon tax to September

Supreme Court moves provincial appeals of carbon tax to September

OTTAWA — Canada's national fight over the carbon tax won't get sorted out at the Supreme Court of Canada until the fall.
Soldiers get orderly training ahead of Quebec long-term care deployment

Soldiers get orderly training ahead of Quebec long-term care deployment

MONTREAL — Canadian Forces soldiers got a crash course in senior care Wednesday as members with no medical background or orderly experience prepared to deploy to Quebec long-term care homes hardest hit by COVID-19.

COVID-19 pandemic forces Ontario justice system 'stuck in the 1970s' to modernize

A shrill, persistent echo punctuated by loud beeps nearly derailed what is believed to be the first virtual murder trial in Ontario earlier this month.
Contact tracing needs to balance public health benefits with privacy: Trudeau

Contact tracing needs to balance public health benefits with privacy: Trudeau

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is leaving the door open to using digital technology to try to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus through tracking down contacts of people who have it, but says it needs to be done in a way that protects
Provinces, regions weigh different COVID-19 factors on reopening: PM

Provinces, regions weigh different COVID-19 factors on reopening: PM

OTTAWA — As some provinces considered staggered steps Wednesday towards reopening their economies, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made clear some of them may ease restrictions at different speeds.
Lobbying in Ottawa hit monthly records amid oil crash and pandemic, stats show

Lobbying in Ottawa hit monthly records amid oil crash and pandemic, stats show

OTTAWA — A global pandemic and the crash in oil prices helped push lobbying in Ottawa to record heights over the last two months.
N.L. tells 'come from aways' to stay away after pandemic rules flouted

N.L. tells 'come from aways' to stay away after pandemic rules flouted

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Newfoundland and Labrador is clamping down on travel to the province after reports of tourists arriving by ferry to view icebergs amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Chief medical officer of health Dr.
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