A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Friday, Jan. 22, 2021

The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 10:30 p.m. ET on Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 37,742 new vaccinations administered for a total of 776,606 doses given. The provinces have administered doses at...

Fraser Health declares COVID-19 outbreak at B.C. jail after 20 people test positive

SURREY, B.C. — Fraser Health has declared four new COVID-19 outbreaks, including at the North Fraser Pretrial Centre, where 20 people in custody have tested positive. The health authority says it is working to identify others who may have had contact

Biden calls Canada’s Trudeau, Mexico’s López Obrador

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden made his first calls to foreign leaders as America's commander in chief on Friday, dialing up Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador at a strained moment for the U.S.

Couple charged after travelling to Yukon to get COVID-19 vaccine

WHITEHORSE — A cabinet minister says a couple from outside Yukon travelled to a remote community in the territory this week and received doses of COVID-19 vaccine.Community Services Minister John Streiker says he's outraged the man and woman allegedly ...

Metis Nation of B.C. suspends president, citing ‘breach’ of policies, procedures

VANCOUVER — The Metis Nation of B.C. says its board of directors has voted to suspended its elected president, alleging there has been a breach of its policies and procedures. Its board of directors say in a statement that Clara Morin

Kansas House panel to warn new member over past behaviour

TOPEKA, Kan. — A newly elected Kansas lawmaker accused of threatening two state officials and abusive behaviour toward girls and young women before taking his seat will get a public warning about his past conduct rather than facing possible removal

Biden’s early approach to virus: Underpromise, overdeliver

WASHINGTON — It's a proven political strategy: Underpromise and overdeliver. President Joe Biden, in his first three days in office, has painted a bleak picture of the country's immediate future, warning Americans that it will take months, not weeks, t...

Jill Biden thanks Guard members with chocolate chip cookies

WASHINGTON — New first lady Jill Biden took an unannounced detour to the U.S. Capitol on Friday to deliver baskets of chocolate chip cookies to National Guard members, thanking them “for keeping me and my family safe” during President Joe

B.C. government to release report on its response to pandemic at care homes

VICTORIA — British Columbia's health minister says the province will release a report assessing its COVID-19 response in the province's long-term care homes. Adrian Dix says the Health Ministry commissioned the report by Ernst & Young to learn less...

Va senator who defended Capitol rioters faces censure effort

RICHMOND, Va. — The Virginia Senate appears likely to censure a GOP state senator whose public apology fell flat after she had defended those who stormed the U.S. Capitol. Sen. Amanda Chase, a hardcore acolyte of former President Donald Trump, sought