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Point Roberts, Wash., leaders want COVID test exemption for Canadian visitors

Point Roberts, Wash., leaders want COVID test exemption for Canadian visitors

VANCOUVER — COVID-19 testing requirements for Canadians driving home from the United States could only prolong the hardships for the tiny coastal town of Point Roberts, Wash., community leaders say.
Volunteers who supported Syrian refugees reconnecting to help Afghan newcomers

Volunteers who supported Syrian refugees reconnecting to help Afghan newcomers

TORONTO — Volunteers who helped Syrian refugees settle in Canada six years ago are coming together once more to help Afghans who've recently arrived in the country.
Conservative national council suspends member after bid to recall O'Toole as leader

Conservative national council suspends member after bid to recall O'Toole as leader

OTTAWA — A member of the Conservative Party of Canada's national council has been suspended after spearheading an effort to trigger an early review of Erin O'Toole's leadership.
B.C. civil rights group sues federal government over solitary confinement

B.C. civil rights group sues federal government over solitary confinement

VANCOUVER — A civil liberties group has filed a lawsuit against the federal government over solitary confinement, two years after the top courts in British Columbia and Ontarioruled there has been a violation of prisoners' constitutional rights.
Canadians cheer, Freeland urges caution as U.S. unveils land border travel plan

Canadians cheer, Freeland urges caution as U.S. unveils land border travel plan

WASHINGTON — A motley coalition of elected officials, bilateral business leaders and travellers-turned-lobbyists briefly cheered the coming reprieve from restrictions at the Canada-U.S.
O'Toole grapples with thorny question of mandatory vaccination for his MPs

O'Toole grapples with thorny question of mandatory vaccination for his MPs

OTTAWA — One of the challenges for Erin O'Toole, in staying on as Conservative leader, will be deciding whether his MPs must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to enter the House of Commons.

Incoming army commander under investigation for 'historical allegations'

OTTAWA — Incoming Canadian Army commander Lt.-Gen. Trevor Cadieu is denying any wrongdoing after the Canadian Forces National Investigation Service revealed Wednesday the senior officer is under investigation for alleged sexual misconduct.
Mayors ask federal Liberals for help covering transit shortfalls

Mayors ask federal Liberals for help covering transit shortfalls

OTTAWA — Canada's largest cities are asking the Trudeau government to help cover tens of millions in transit revenue shortfalls to prevent stalling of the country's economic recovery.
'We knew something was wrong': Iqaluit residents without drinking water

'We knew something was wrong': Iqaluit residents without drinking water

IQALUIT, Nunavut — Iqaluit residents filled blue plastic jugs and bottles Wednesday in the ice-cold Sylvia Grinnell River just outside the city after they were told tap water in the Nunavut capital may be unsafe to drink.
Canada leads world with pledge to curb methane leaks from oil and gas sector

Canada leads world with pledge to curb methane leaks from oil and gas sector

OTTAWA — Canada is nearly doubling its target to cut methane emissions from the oil and gas sector as it prepares to sign a new global pledge at next month's climate talks in Scotland.