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The latest developments on COVID-19 in Canada on Friday, Feb. 26, 2021

The latest developments on the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada (all times eastern): 6:35 p.m. British Columbia is reporting 589 new cases of COVID-19, along with seven deaths.
British Columbia's Site C dam to cost $16 billion, delayed until 2025

British Columbia's Site C dam to cost $16 billion, delayed until 2025

VICTORIA — British Columbia Premier John Horgan says completing the Site C dam is in the best interests of residents, despite the project's price tag ballooning to $16 billion and completion date stretching to 2025.
Trudeau, Blinken tight-lipped on two Michaels as U.S. secretary of state Zooms Canada

Trudeau, Blinken tight-lipped on two Michaels as U.S. secretary of state Zooms Canada

WASHINGTON — Neither Canada's prime minister nor the U.S. secretary of state were showing their diplomatic cards Friday as the two countries discussed the plight of two Canadians languishing behind bars in China.
Erin O'Toole spent $3.69 million on bid for Conservative party leadership

Erin O'Toole spent $3.69 million on bid for Conservative party leadership

OTTAWA — Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole spent $3.69 million on his campaign to win the leadership of his party last year. But having raised more than $3.
Defence chief's leave shows how seriously misconduct allegations are taken, PM says

Defence chief's leave shows how seriously misconduct allegations are taken, PM says

OTTAWA — The fact Admiral Art McDonald stepped aside as Canada's defence chief while misconduct allegations are investigated demonstrates how seriously such cases are taken, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says.
B.C. police under investigation after video shows officers posing in front of body

B.C. police under investigation after video shows officers posing in front of body

VANCOUVER — The conduct of two Vancouver police officers is under investigation after video footage emerged of the pair allegedly posing with a dead body at a popular beach. Police spokeswoman Const.
Desmond inquiry: psychiatrist says former soldier's suspicions were almost delusional

Desmond inquiry: psychiatrist says former soldier's suspicions were almost delusional

PORT HAWKESBURY, N.S. — An inquiry investigating why a former soldier killed his family and himself in 2017 heard Friday from a psychiatrist who said there was an aspect of Lionel Desmond's life he could not figure out.
Health Canada approves AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine

Health Canada approves AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine

OTTAWA — Health Canada decided Friday to authorize the AstraZeneca vaccine and the first half million doses of it will be shipped to Canada next week.

A timeline of events in British Columbia's Site C dam project

VANCOUVER — A chronology of events in British Columbia’s Site C hydroelectric dam project: Late 1950s: The location for a third dam on the Peace River is first looked at after the locations of WAC Bennett Dam and Peace Canyon Dam were identified.
Address anti-Indigenous racism in health care before expanding MAID: advocates, MP

Address anti-Indigenous racism in health care before expanding MAID: advocates, MP

OTTAWA — The federal government should not expand access to medical assistance in dying to those suffering solely from severe mental illness while Indigenous people live in conditions linked to higher rates of mental illness and suicide, says Tyler W
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