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Two-year EI review needed to buy time for needed tech upgrades, Qualtrough says

Two-year EI review needed to buy time for needed tech upgrades, Qualtrough says

OTTAWA — Canada's employment minister says a budgetary pledge for funding to study changes to the employment insurance system reflects realities that improvements to the safety net can't happen overnight.
Grappling with how to press the virtual flesh, parties gear up for election showdown

Grappling with how to press the virtual flesh, parties gear up for election showdown

OTTAWA — The three main national parties are firing up their election engines, even as they insist they want to steer clear of a campaign.

No winning ticket for Saturday's $23 million Lotto 649 jackpot

TORONTO — No winning ticket was sold for the $23 million jackpot in Saturday night's Lotto 649 draw. However, the guaranteed $1 million prize went to a ticket holder in the Prairies.
The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Sunday, May 9 2021

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Sunday, May 9 2021

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. ET on Sunday May 9, 2021. There are 1,279,971 confirmed cases in Canada. Canada: 1,279,971 confirmed cases (81,052 active, 1,174,351 resolved, 24,568 deaths).
A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on May 9, 2021

A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on May 9, 2021

The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. ET on Sunday May 9, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 326,863 new vaccinations administered for a total of 15,652,046 doses given. Nationwide, 1,240,997 people or 3.
Indigenous nation opposes jade mining in northwestern B.C.

Indigenous nation opposes jade mining in northwestern B.C.

VANCOUVER — Demand for jade has sparked both a reality TV series set in the remote northwestern corner of British Columbia and opposition from an Indigenous nation over its lack of consent to jade mining in its territory.
Rare yellow birds need wild roses to survive in British Columbia: researcher

Rare yellow birds need wild roses to survive in British Columbia: researcher

VANCOUVER — A little yellow bird's rescue from the brink of extinction in British Columbia hinges on an oft-overlooked wild flower in the province's Okanagan region, according to one Canadian government researcher.
Police hand out tickets to dozens leaving anti-lockdown protest in Alberta

Police hand out tickets to dozens leaving anti-lockdown protest in Alberta

MIRROR, Alta. — RCMP ticketed protesters leaving an anti-lockdown rally outside a central Alberta café Saturday, after the establishment was closed by health officials earlier in the week.

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times Eastern): 5:45 p.m. Alberta is reporting 2,042 new COVID-19 cases and two additional deaths.
Tam warns that full vaccination does not equal full protection from COVID-19

Tam warns that full vaccination does not equal full protection from COVID-19

Canada's chief public health officer reminded Canadians on Saturday that even those who are fully vaccinated remain susceptible to COVID-19. Speaking at a virtual townhall for Yukoners, Dr.