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Coronavirus lockdown and a return to the Super Bowl; In The News for Jan. 24

Coronavirus lockdown and a return to the Super Bowl; In The News for Jan. 24

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 Jan. 24 ... What we are watching in Canada ...
Saskatchewan lab joins global effort to develop coronavirus vaccine

Saskatchewan lab joins global effort to develop coronavirus vaccine

SASKATOON — As Canadian public health agencies prepare to deal with a new viral illness, a specialized lab in Saskatoon is using its research on different strains of the coronavirus to help develop a vaccine.
'I would not go' to China says B.C. resident concerned about coronavirus

'I would not go' to China says B.C. resident concerned about coronavirus

VANCOUVER — A woman who has regularly visited China from her home in Delta, B.C.
Alberta landowners urge farmers to cut power to wells with unpaid debts

Alberta landowners urge farmers to cut power to wells with unpaid debts

A group of Alberta landowners is asking farmers and ranchers to fight back against unpaid debts and unreclaimed oil and gas wells by closing valves and cutting power to energy company sites.
Chances of Canadian virus outbreak low, says official, as China widens lockdown

Chances of Canadian virus outbreak low, says official, as China widens lockdown

The chief medical officer says Canada's chances of getting a coronavirus outbreak is low as China locks down more cities in an effort to contain its spread. Dr. Theresa Tam says as of Thursday there are no confirmed cases here.
Opposition Conservatives gather to plot strategy for Commons' return

Opposition Conservatives gather to plot strategy for Commons' return

OTTAWA — Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer gathers his MPs and senators around him today to plot strategy for Parliament's return on Monday.
Texas murder suspect arrested in Halifax returns for hearing today

Texas murder suspect arrested in Halifax returns for hearing today

MONTREAL — A U.S. murder suspect arrested in Halifax just before the new year had been living in a tent with his dog, according to documents filed with the Immigration and Refugee Board.
Feds roll out education, call for self-reporting to prevent coronavirus outbreak

Feds roll out education, call for self-reporting to prevent coronavirus outbreak

OTTAWA — The Canadian government is rolling out information rather than surgical masks and thermal scanners to try to keep the country safe from a virus that has already killed more than two dozen people in China and left hundreds more sick.

Quarantine of an entire city would be unenforceable and illegal in Canada:expert

Placing an entire city under quarantine to prevent the spread of a virus is inconceivable, unenforceable and ineffective — and in Canada would be against the law, experts say.
Mom charged in 2017 death of Calgary infant found in dumpster on Christmas Eve

Mom charged in 2017 death of Calgary infant found in dumpster on Christmas Eve

CALGARY — Police in Calgary have arrested a women in the death of an infant found inside a dumpster on Christmas Eve in 2017. Nina Marie Albright, 21, has been charged with indignity to a human body and failure to provide the necessaries of life.