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NACI advises boosters for those over 50, says 18 to 49-year-olds may receive one also

NACI advises boosters for those over 50, says 18 to 49-year-olds may receive one also

OTTAWA — Canada's immunization advisory panel now strongly recommends everyone at least 50 years old get a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and that it may be offered to all other adults too in response to reports of waning protection against the
Jobless rate drops to 6 per cent in November as number of long-term unemployed falls

Jobless rate drops to 6 per cent in November as number of long-term unemployed falls

OTTAWA — Canada's labour market shook off more of the shock from COVID-19 by adding 153,700 jobs in November, pushing the unemployment rate to a pandemic-era low and sending the share of the core working population with a job to an all-time high.
Quebec to announce funding for crime prevention as Montreal police probe shooting

Quebec to announce funding for crime prevention as Montreal police probe shooting

MONTREAL — As Montreal police investigated the latest killing of a youth in the city, the provincial government said Friday it would announce funds for crime prevention programs this weekend.
Canada buying up to 1.5 million courses of oral antiviral drugs to fight COVID-19

Canada buying up to 1.5 million courses of oral antiviral drugs to fight COVID-19

OTTAWA — Canada is buying up to 1.5 million courses of oral antiviral treatments for COVID-19 in anticipation of them being approved by Health Canada.
Eighty-six per cent of Commons witnesses spoke English in hybrid Parliament: Bloc

Eighty-six per cent of Commons witnesses spoke English in hybrid Parliament: Bloc

OTTAWA — The body in charge of administering the House of Commons is set to look into whether the hybrid Parliament is forcing French-speaking MPs and committee witnesses to speak English.
'We're all tired': Iqaluit residents unable to drink tap water for nearly 2 months

'We're all tired': Iqaluit residents unable to drink tap water for nearly 2 months

IQALUIT — In the summer, the Sylvia Grinnell River near Iqaluit is a popular spot to fish for Arctic char where ice-cold water cascades over rocky ledges.
New guidance on COVID booster jabs and new job numbers: In The News for Dec. 3

New guidance on COVID booster jabs and new job numbers: In The News for Dec. 3

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. 3 ... What we are watching in Canada ...
Disaster expert urges those affected by B.C. flooding to take care of mental health

Disaster expert urges those affected by B.C. flooding to take care of mental health

An expert on the psychological and social impacts of disasters on families is encouraging people affected by devastating floods in British Columbia to take care of their mental health while focusing on rebuilding.
Federal climate plan to meet new targets will be delayed until March: Guilbeault

Federal climate plan to meet new targets will be delayed until March: Guilbeault

OTTAWA — Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault says the new federal climate plan won't be ready until the end of March.

Author Steven Galloway's defamation lawsuit can continue to trial: B.C. judge

VANCOUVER — A B.C. Supreme Court judge says a defamation lawsuit filed by author Steven Galloway against a woman he claims falsely accused him of sexual and physical assaults can continue to trial.
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