Vancouver Canucks anthem singer is let go for ‘standing up against’ COVID rules

VANCOUVER — The popular singer of O Canada at the Vancouver Canucks hockey games says he knew he might lose his job for standing up against what he describes as the "tyranny" of COVID-19 restrictions.  Mark Donnelly sang the anthem at

House passes bill to reduce deadliness of landslides

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The U.S. House has passed a bill to reduce the deadliness of landslides a day after one in Alaska, though the motivation for the proposed law came from a 2014 Washington state landslide. The bill, which passed on

Canadian Rangers will help with Manitoba First Nation’s COVID-19 outbreak

SHAMATTAWA, Man. — The Canadian Armed Forces says it will send a team of reservists to a First Nation in Manitoba to help with the community's COVID-19 response.The military says in an email that roughly six Canadian Rangers will work

The Latest: Trump presses Ga. gov. to overturn vote result

WASHINGTON — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 4:05 p.m. President Donald Trump has fruitlessly pressed Georgia’s governor to call a special legislative session aimed at overturning the presidential election results in that state....

Scaled-back, virtual ceremonies to mark 31st anniversary of Polytechnique killings

MONTREAL — The anniversary of the attack that cut short the lives of 14 women at Ecole Polytechnique has become a day to reflect and call for action to end gender-based violence, but this year those moments will largely take

Four Atlantic provinces report uptick in COVID-19, including new cluster in P.E.I.

HALIFAX — All four Atlantic provinces reported new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, but the numbers remained relatively small. Nova Scotia reported six cases, Newfoundland and Labrador added four, New Brunswick logged two and P.E.I. recorded three, for a...

High court to decide whether Nazi art case stays in US court

WASHINGTON — Jed Leiber was an adult before he learned that his family was once part-owner of a collection of centuries-old religious artworks now said to be worth at least $250 million. Over a steak dinner at a New York City

More Netanyahu protests as Israel edges toward snap election

JERUSALEM — Several thousand protesters in Jerusalem gathered Saturday outside the official residence of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, demanding his resignation as Israel moves toward an early election. The protesters have been gathering weekly fo...

Fraser Health changes school notifications for students, staff over COVID-19

SURREY, B.C. — The Fraser Health authority is changing the way it notifies people in schools about their exposures to COVID-19.  Jordan Tinney, the superintendent of the Surrey School District, says in a tweet that "significant changes" start today for...

COVID-19 cases hit new records as Tam urges perseverance, promises vaccine on the way

Canada’s top doctor urged cautious optimism — and a healthy dose of patience — on Saturday, even as the second wave of COVID-19 continued its unsettling rise.  There is still a "long road ahead" in the battle to contain the virus,