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Military dealing with more than 10,000 unfilled positions amid growing pressures

Military dealing with more than 10,000 unfilled positions amid growing pressures

OTTAWA — New figures show the Canadian Armed Forces are struggling with a growing shortage of personnel even as the military faces more and more demands at home and abroad.
Nunavut has first death in Omicron wave; Ottawa to send nurses and contact tracers

Nunavut has first death in Omicron wave; Ottawa to send nurses and contact tracers

IQALUIT, Nunavut — Nunavut's premier says the territory has recorded its first COVID-19 death during the Omicron wave. P.J. Akeeagok is sharing his condolences with the person's family and community.
Quebec singer-songwriter Karim Ouellet, 37, found dead in Quebec City

Quebec singer-songwriter Karim Ouellet, 37, found dead in Quebec City

MONTREAL — The Quebec coroner's office is investigating the death of singer-songwriter Karim Ouellet, 37. Quebec City police said today officers found Ouellet's body in a building Monday night in the La Cité-Limoilou borough.
COVID treatment pill approved, inflation on the rise : In The News for Jan. 18

COVID treatment pill approved, inflation on the rise : In The News for Jan. 18

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 Jan. 18 ... What we are watching in Canada ...
'It gets better': Roberta Bondar reflects on being first Canadian woman in space

'It gets better': Roberta Bondar reflects on being first Canadian woman in space

Most memories, after 30 years, start to fade. But if that memory is of blasting off to become Canada's first woman in space, it only becomes richer.
Kenney relieves justice minister of duties, orders investigation into police call

Kenney relieves justice minister of duties, orders investigation into police call

EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney has relieved Justice Minister Kaycee Madu of his duties after it came to light that Madu called Edmonton’s police chief about a traffic ticket.
Winter storm causing school closures, transportation disruptions in parts of Ontario

Winter storm causing school closures, transportation disruptions in parts of Ontario

A winter storm of rare proportions blanketed much of southern Ontario with heavy snow Monday, causing widespread school closures and travel disruptions, leaving some stuck on a major highway for hours on end.
A look at the latest COVID-19 developments in Canada

A look at the latest COVID-19 developments in Canada

A look at the latest COVID-19 news in Canada: — Health Canada has approved Pfizer's antiviral treatment for COVID-19, which could help cut pressure on the health-care system by preventing high-risk patients from ending up in the hospital.
Scientists study trajectory of meteorite that landed in B.C. in October

Scientists study trajectory of meteorite that landed in B.C. in October

VANCOUVER — Scientistsstudying a meteorite that landed next to a British Columbia woman's head last year say it was diverted to that path about 470 million years ago. The small meteorite broke through a woman's ceiling in Golden, B.C.
Synagogues told 'be vigilant' after Texas hostage siege; Toronto police boost patrols

Synagogues told 'be vigilant' after Texas hostage siege; Toronto police boost patrols

OTTAWA — Jewish community leaders have advised Canadian synagogues to increase their level of vigilance in case of a copycat attack following a hostage taking at a Texas synagogue this weekend.