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Surge in demand: Distribution of COVID-19 rapid-test kits cut short in New Brunswick

MONCTON, N.B. — Faced with long lineups and heavy demand, health officials in New Brunswick were forced to cut short the distribution of free COVID-19 rapid-test kits at three locations on Saturday.
Alberta's referendum should not focus on daylight time, psychologists say

Alberta's referendum should not focus on daylight time, psychologists say

EDMONTON — Ditching the practice of switching the time twice a year may seem like a no-brainer to some, but Alberta psychologists warn that the result of a provincial referendum could have unexpected consequences.
Nature groups threaten to take Ottawa to court over Quebec chorus frog protection

Nature groups threaten to take Ottawa to court over Quebec chorus frog protection

MONTREAL — Two environmental groups say they're ready to take the federal government to court if it fails to protect a population of tiny brown frogs they say are threatened by a road expansion project south of Montreal.
Government bracing for surge in passport renewals

Government bracing for surge in passport renewals

OTTAWA — Pierce Schoel thought he might be able to avoid a long wait at the passport office in Kitchener, Ont. by going in the middle of the day. He was surprised to discover lineups out the door.
International Energy Agency forecasts decline in Canadian oil demand coming

International Energy Agency forecasts decline in Canadian oil demand coming

OTTAWA — Environment groups in Canada say governments and the oil and gas industry can no longer pretend there is an economic case for expanding oil production after the latest international energy forecast suggests demand for Canada’s oil will fall
City of Vernon transfers copyright to legendary Ogopogo to B.C. Indigenous nations

City of Vernon transfers copyright to legendary Ogopogo to B.C. Indigenous nations

VERNON, B.C. — The legal rights to the legendary creature in a British Columbia lake have been transferred to an alliance of Indigenous nations who say the Ogopogo has always been part of their spiritual teachings.

No winning ticket for Friday's $50 million Lotto Max jackpot

TORONTO — No winning ticket was sold for the $50 million jackpot in Friday's Lotto Max draw. The draw also offered two Maxmillion prizes of $1 million each, but neither were claimed. The jackpot for the next Lotto Max draw on Oct.
Military's human resources officer under investigation for 'historic' sex misconduct

Military's human resources officer under investigation for 'historic' sex misconduct

OTTAWA — Military police say they are investigating “historic” allegations of sexual misconduct involving yet another senior commander, this time the officer responsible for human resources in the Canadian Armed Forces.
CDC says people with mixed-dose COVID-19 vaccinations will be eligible to enter U.S.

CDC says people with mixed-dose COVID-19 vaccinations will be eligible to enter U.S.

WASHINGTON — It's the news nearly four million Canadians have been waiting to hear: people who received doses of two different COVID-19 vaccines will qualify as fully vaccinated when the U.S.
Testing shows high concentrations of fuel in tank at Iqaluit's water treatment plant

Testing shows high concentrations of fuel in tank at Iqaluit's water treatment plant

IQALUIT — The City of Iqaluit says testing shows a high concentration of fuel in a tank that supplies water to the Nunavut capital, but long-term health effects are not a concern.