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Alaska cruise ship bill would have 'devastating' economic impact: B.C. port official

Alaska cruise ship bill would have 'devastating' economic impact: B.C. port official

VANCOUVER — Two U.S. bills proposed by a congressman and senator aimed at allowing Alaska-bound cruise ships to bypass Canadian ports would have a "devastating" effect on British Columbia's economy, the head of Victoria's harbour authority says.
Tenacious Belgian immigrant pioneered Canada's mussel industry in the 1970s

Tenacious Belgian immigrant pioneered Canada's mussel industry in the 1970s

CHARLOTTETOWN — When Joe Van Den Bremt first floated the idea of producing cultured mussels on P.E.I. in the 1970s, the local fishermen laughed at him. "They were all telling me, 'We use that stuff for fertilizer,'" he said in 2017.
Trudeau links global campaign on arbitrary detention declaration to China

Trudeau links global campaign on arbitrary detention declaration to China

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada spearheaded an international declaration denouncing state-sponsored arbitrary detentions because of China's decision to imprison Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor.
Leaders make get-out-the-vote plea for Monday as campaign hits final days

Leaders make get-out-the-vote plea for Monday as campaign hits final days

OTTAWA — Federal party leaders on Friday made a plea for voters to go to the polls even though they debated whether the election in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic was needed at all.
Improving Quebec's relations with Indigenous people will take a long time: minister

Improving Quebec's relations with Indigenous people will take a long time: minister

Quebec's Indigenous Affairs Minister Ian Lafrenière says the provincial government is working to improve services for Indigenous people, but he concedes it will take a long time.
'Here we go again:' Albertans react to latest slate of COVID-19 health rules

'Here we go again:' Albertans react to latest slate of COVID-19 health rules

CALGARY — As an emergency alert blared across the province notifying Albertans of another round of public health restrictions, some felt a range of emotions: anger, confusion, exhaustion.
Schools closed in Arviat, Nunavut, after presumptive case of COVID-19 in student

Schools closed in Arviat, Nunavut, after presumptive case of COVID-19 in student

ARVIAT, Nunavut — Schools were closed Friday in Arviat, Nunavut, after a presumptive case of COVID-19 was reported in a school-aged student in the community.
Former defence chief Jonathan Vance's case adjourned to October

Former defence chief Jonathan Vance's case adjourned to October

OTTAWA — Former defence chief Jonathan Vance's obstruction of justice case has been adjourned till next month after its first, brief, virtual courtroom proceeding.

A look at COVID-19 vaccine certificate programs across Canada

Saskatchewan on Thursday became the latest province to announce plans to introduce a COVID-19 vaccine passport. Here's a look at what the provinces and territories have said about their proof-of-vaccination programs, or lack thereof.
Alberta's COVID crisis and campaign home stretch: In The News for Sept. 17

Alberta's COVID crisis and campaign home stretch: In The News for Sept. 17

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 Sept. 17 ... What we are watching in Canada ...