N.B. reports 10 new COVID cases, to ease restrictions in Saint John and Fredericton

FREDERICTON — New Brunswick reported 10 new COVID-19 infections Tuesday as health officials prepared to ease restrictions in the Saint John and Fredericton regions. Five of the latest cases were reported in the Edmundston region, which is under a 14-da...

Saskatchewan’s top doctor says people don’t have a right to protest at his home

REGINA — Saskatchewan's chief medical health officer says he believes there are limits to where people can protest after a handful of demonstrators unhappy with COVID-19 restrictions showed up outside his home.  Dr. Saqib Shahab says while people can g...

ICBC promotes changes to auto insurance with improved online estimator tool

VANCOUVER — British Columbia's public safety minister says an improved online estimator tool will help drivers see how much they'll save under changes coming to the Insurance Corporation of B.C.  Mike Farnworth says the tool allows drivers to estimate ...

Saskatchewan to end birth alerts next month: social services minister

REGINA — Saskatchewan's social services minister says the province will soon end the practice of social workers and health-care staff informing child-welfare officials when a baby is born to a mother deemed high risk. Lori Carr says the Saskatchewan Pa...

Capitol Police chief apologizes for failures in Jan. 6 siege

WASHINGTON — The interim chief of the Capitol Police apologized Tuesday for failing to prepare for what became a violent insurrection despite having warnings that white supremacists and far-right groups would target Congress. Yogananda Pittman, in prep...

Bloc leader doubles down on remarks about Transport Minister Omar Alghabra

OTTAWA — Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-François Blanchet is standing by comments he made about Transport Minister Omar Alghabra earlier this month that sparked criticism he was trying to tar the new cabinet member with Islamophobic innuendo. Blanchet addr...

2 Virginia police officers fired for storming US Capitol

ROCKY MOUNT, Va. — Two Virginia police officers charged in the storming of the U.S. Capitol in Washington earlier this month have been fired, a town official announced Tuesday. Rocky Mount Town Manager James Ervin announced the firings in a statement,

Hard-hit businesses get rules, Feb. 1 start date for Liberals’ $1-million loan fund

OTTAWA — Companies that want in on a new federal loan program will have to show sharp revenue declines during the pandemic and that they have already applied for other business aid. The new loans, from the Highly Affected Sectors Credit

Members of Kenney’s UCP caucus nix NDP bid to seek details of failed Keystone XL deal

EDMONTON — Members of Alberta Premier Jason Kenney’s caucus have refused an Opposition NDP bid to make public details of Alberta’s $7.5-billion investment in the failed Keystone XL pipeline project. The eight members of the governing United Conservativ...

Couple accused of flying to Yukon for vaccine ‘despicable’: B.C. minister

VANCOUVER — Public condemnation grew Tuesday of a Vancouver couple accused of flying to a remote Yukon community to get a COVID-19 vaccine, with British Columbia's solicitor general calling their alleged actions "despicable."Mike Farnworth criticized f...