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New presumptive case of novel coronavirus in British Columbia: health officer

New presumptive case of novel coronavirus in British Columbia: health officer

VANCOUVER — B.C. health officials believe a woman in her 50s in the Vancouver area has contracted the new coronavirus.
Ukraine filmmaker Sentsov tells Canada keep sanctions pressure on 'bully' Putin

Ukraine filmmaker Sentsov tells Canada keep sanctions pressure on 'bully' Putin

OTTAWA — Oleg Sentsov is frequently asked how he survived five years in a Russian prison, and he still can't offer an explanation. But the Ukrainian filmmaker has an unwavering message about how to get rid of the man who put him there.
Taxpayer group reveals 43,000 Quebec public sector workers earn $100,000 or more

Taxpayer group reveals 43,000 Quebec public sector workers earn $100,000 or more

MONTREAL — Quebec's hydro utility, the city of Montreal and McGill University are among the public bodies in the province that employ the most people earning six-figure salaries, according to a study published Tuesday by the Canadian Taxpayers Federa
Metis leader demands apology from Lynn Beyak for claiming to be Metis

Metis leader demands apology from Lynn Beyak for claiming to be Metis

OTTAWA — The Metis National Council says Sen. Lynn Beyak should consider resigning for reportedly claiming to be Metis because her parents adopted an Indigenous child.

Timeline for confirmed cases of the new coronavirus in Canada

TORONTO — Health officials in British Columbia believe there is a new case of the novel coronavirus in the province and are waiting for results to be confirmed by the National Microbiology Lab in Winnipeg.
Canadians in Wuhan to be flown out Thursday: government letter

Canadians in Wuhan to be flown out Thursday: government letter

A chartered plane that's to airlift Canadians from the centre of a virus outbreak in China was on its way overseas Tuesday, while its prospective passengers were told to get ready to leave.

Quebec's education minister criticizes college's English-only Montreal campus

QUEBEC — An eastern Quebec-based junior college defended its right to operate a Montreal campus offering English-only classes to foreign students on Tuesday, amid criticism from provincial politicians concerned with the state of French-language educa
Helped develop response to SARS, H1N1: Renowned scientist Francis Plummer dies

Helped develop response to SARS, H1N1: Renowned scientist Francis Plummer dies

WINNIPEG — The former scientific director of Canada's National Microbiology Laboratory who had experimental brain surgery to battle alcoholism has died. Dr.
Second psychiatrist had worried Desmond was 'falling through the cracks'

Second psychiatrist had worried Desmond was 'falling through the cracks'

GUYSBOROUGH, N.S. — A psychiatrist who assessed Lionel Desmond two days before he fatally shot his family and himself says the former soldier showed no signs he was planning to hurt anyone when he arrived at the hospital in Antigonish, N.S., on Jan.

What you need to know about the Quarantine Act

Hundreds of Canadians stranded in Wuhan, China — the epicentre of the global novel coronavirus outbreak — will soon be back in Canada, but under unusual conditions.