Federal government to send health-care workers to Ontario, Trudeau says

MONTREAL — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says federal departments and some Canadian provinces are working to send health-care workers and equipment to help Ontario as it battles record-breaking COVID-19 numbers. Trudeau said in a video update today tha...

B.C. to start registering people 18 years and older for COVID-19 vaccines

VICTORIA — The British Columbia government says it's inviting people 18 years and older to register for a COVID-19 vaccine over the next week. A Ministry of Health statement Sunday says more than 1.8 million people will now be invited to

Nova Scotia reports seven new cases of COVID-19, has 49 active cases

HALIFAX — Seven new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Nova Scotia on Sunday, bring the province's total number of active infections to 49.  Health officials said four of the most recent cases were in the Halifax area, with two close

Quebec reports 1,344 COVID-19 cases and nine deaths as hospitalizations drop slightly

MONTREAL — Quebec is reporting 1,344 COVID-19 cases and nine deaths, including two in the past 24 hours. Hospitalizations in the province declined slightly for the first time since early April, falling by nine to 683.  The number of patients in intensi...

Macron says nations must ‘define red lines’ with Russia

PARIS — French President Emmanuel Macron says that while dialogue with Russia is essential, “clear red lines” carrying possible sanctions must also be drawn with Moscow over Ukraine. Referring to a recent buildup of Russian troops on Ukraine's border, ...

New migrant facilities crop up to ease crowding, again

For the third time in seven years, U.S. officials are scrambling to handle a dramatic spike in children crossing the U.S.-Mexico border alone, leading to a massive expansion in emergency facilities to house them as more kids arrive than are

New migrant facilities crop up to ease crowding, again

For the third time in seven years, U.S. officials are scrambling to handle a dramatic spike in children crossing the U.S.-Mexico border alone, leading to a massive expansion in emergency facilities to house them as more kids arrive than are

Stage set for historic federal budget as COVID-19 continues to rage

OTTAWA — The stage is set for arguably the most important federal budget in recent memory, as the Liberal government prepares to unveil its plan for Canada’s post-pandemic recovery even as a third wave of COVID-19 rages across the country. Finance

US infrastructure plan spurs talk of Vegas-LA rail service

LAS VEGAS — Proposed federal infrastructure funding for rail projects has transportation planners taking another look at a Los Angeles-to-Las Vegas passenger route that Amtrak stopped in 1997 and at a high-speed rail line along the congested Interstate...

Ford mulls legislature shutdown next week amid backlash over outdoor restrictions

TORONTO — Calls for Ontario Premier Doug Ford to undo new wide-ranging COVID-19 restrictions on outdoor recreational activities came Sunday, amid pledges of help from the federal government. A political battle also appeared to be brewing amid word the ...