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Air Force assessing pristine Sable Island as fuel station for rescue helicopters

Air Force assessing pristine Sable Island as fuel station for rescue helicopters

HALIFAX — Another chapter in Sable Island's long history of providing rescue services for struggling seafarers may be about to begin.
Fines coming for travellers caught sneaking pot into Canada

Fines coming for travellers caught sneaking pot into Canada

OTTAWA — Beginning Monday, travellers could be fined up to $2,000 for trying to slip cannabis into Canada.
Pandemic spending sent federal deficit to $268 billion in January, feds say

Pandemic spending sent federal deficit to $268 billion in January, feds say

OTTAWA — The federal government says it ran a budgetary deficit of $268.2 billion through 10 months of its fiscal year as the treasury pumped out more pandemic aid. The deficit from April to January compares to a deficit of $10.
Man accused in attack on Montreal police officer appears in court on several charges

Man accused in attack on Montreal police officer appears in court on several charges

MONTREAL — A man accused of the attempted murder of a Montreal police officer in January appeared before a judge today.
'A big win for farmers': Ottawa secures support for AgriStability with modified plans

'A big win for farmers': Ottawa secures support for AgriStability with modified plans

OTTAWA — The federal government has a new agreement with the provinces that gives upgrades to a program that protects farmers against large declines in income.
Montreal man charged with murder in girlfriend's death following weekend attack

Montreal man charged with murder in girlfriend's death following weekend attack

MONTREAL — The Crown has laid a second-degree murder charge against a Montreal man whose girlfriend died following an alleged assault last weekend.
U.S. research shows race, age of jurors affects verdicts but Canada lacks data

U.S. research shows race, age of jurors affects verdicts but Canada lacks data

The race and age of jurors has a noticeable effect on trial verdicts, American studies indicate, but Canada has no data allowing similar research here.
'What do you have to hide?' Demographic data on jurors in Canada lacking

'What do you have to hide?' Demographic data on jurors in Canada lacking

A lack of data on race, gender or age makes it impossible to know whether systemic jury bias plays a role in who ends up behind bars in Canada — and who doesn't.
Vaccine distribution ramps up; Suez Canal ship still stuck: In The News for March 26

Vaccine distribution ramps up; Suez Canal ship still stuck: In The News for March 26

In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of March 26 ... What we are watching in Canada ...

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Friday, March 26, 2021

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. ET on Friday, March 26, 2021. There are 951,562 confirmed cases in Canada. <b>_ Canada: 951,562 confirmed cases (38,922 active, 889,850 resolved, 22,790 deaths).