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Plan to use crossbows to kill nuisance deer in Nova Scotia town challenged by critics

Plan to use crossbows to kill nuisance deer in Nova Scotia town challenged by critics

HALIFAX — Fed up with nuisance deer raiding gardens and colliding with vehicles, a town in central Nova Scotia has hired four crossbow hunters to kill up to 20 of the animals inside town limits.

Canada advises against non-essential travel to Ukraine, cites Russian aggression

OTTAWA — Canada is advising residents against taking non-essential trips to Ukraine because of the buildup of Russian troops near the country's border. The change in risk level comes amid fears of a Russian invasion.
Teen injured but stable after shooting in Montreal apartment, police say

Teen injured but stable after shooting in Montreal apartment, police say

Montreal police say they are investigating after a 14-year-old was shot and injured inside an apartment on Saturday night. They say they received a call around 6 p.m. about gunshots in the city's Ville-Marie borough.
'We're getting through this': Nunavut hamlet fighting COVID-19 and TB at same time

'We're getting through this': Nunavut hamlet fighting COVID-19 and TB at same time

IQALUIT, Nunavut — Eric Lawlor was in a meeting about a tuberculosis outbreak in his community in December when he got a call from Nunavut's top doctor telling him a resident had just tested positive for COVID-19.
Omicron-specific vaccine likely to come too late to help in this wave: Sharma

Omicron-specific vaccine likely to come too late to help in this wave: Sharma

OTTAWA — Health Canada's chief medical adviser says variant-specific vaccines can be approved faster than the general ones first issued to combat COVID-19, but one targeting the Omicron strain still likely won't be ready in time to help with the late
For some Canadian students, school disruptions have become routine

For some Canadian students, school disruptions have become routine

With classes back in full swing last fall, some Canadian students said it seemed like they were finally settling into a school routine after more than a year and a half of intermittent learning interruptions.
Poll suggests support for Bill 21 provision may have dropped in Quebec; 55% in favour

Poll suggests support for Bill 21 provision may have dropped in Quebec; 55% in favour

MONTREAL — A new poll suggests support may have slipped for a key element of Quebec's secularism law, known as Bill 21.

No winning ticket for Saturday's $5 million Lotto 649 jackpot

TORONTO — No winning ticket was sold for the $5 million jackpot in Saturday's Lotto 649 draw. However, the draw's guaranteed $1 million prize was won by a ticket holder in Ontario. The jackpot for the next Lotto 649 draw on Jan.
Vaccine rules for truck drivers entering Canada come into effect

Vaccine rules for truck drivers entering Canada come into effect

A COVID-19 vaccine mandate for truckers crossing into Canada from the United States came into effect on Saturday, causing "limited delays" at some border crossings and raising worries about future disruptions to the supply chain as the pandemic drags
Former federal NDP leader Alexa McDonough dies at 77

Former federal NDP leader Alexa McDonough dies at 77

HALIFAX — Former federal NDP leader Alexa McDonough, a political trailblazer who paved the way for women in politics, died Saturday in Halifax at the age of 77. Her family confirmed McDonough's death after a lengthy struggle with Alzheimer’s disease.