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'None of us are superhuman,' says PHAC president as she steps down amid pandemic

OTTAWA — The president of the Public Health Agency of Canada is stepping down as the country heads into the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Young Canadians have curtailed vaping during pandemic, survey finds

Young Canadians have curtailed vaping during pandemic, survey finds

Young Canadians have been vaping less frequently since the COVID-19 pandemic began, a new survey has found, but the lead researcher cautions the habit is still an epidemic among youth.
B.C. teachers appeal to labour board over COVID-19 classroom concerns

B.C. teachers appeal to labour board over COVID-19 classroom concerns

VANCOUVER — The British Columbia Teachers' Federation is asking the Labour Relations Board to address its concerns about health and safety measures during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Trudeau calls byelections for late October, one day after Liberals name candidates

Trudeau calls byelections for late October, one day after Liberals name candidates

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has called two byelections less than a day after the Liberals named their candidates in each of the Toronto ridings.
Students anxious for more time as federal loan repayment freeze winds down

Students anxious for more time as federal loan repayment freeze winds down

Ottawa's freeze on federal student loan payments and interest is weeks away from its end date, but students and graduates say extending the measure would offer relief from the lasting financial pressures of the pandemic.
Federal pay-equity commissioner reappointed, but new national law still not in force

Federal pay-equity commissioner reappointed, but new national law still not in force

OTTAWA — Canada's first national pay-equity commissioner is having her term extended amid delays getting new pay-equity legislation into action.
Man sentenced to 7 years for gas-and-dash death of Alberta gas station owner

Man sentenced to 7 years for gas-and-dash death of Alberta gas station owner

WETASKIWIN, Alta. — A man who pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the gas-and-dash death of an Alberta gas station owner has been sentenced to seven years in prison.

Quebec town Asbestos, hits pause on name change process after citizen complaints

MONTREAL — The town of Asbestos, Que., is hitting the pause button on its search for a new name after citizens voiced displeasure about the four contenders on the short list.
Admitted to Canada under pilot program, refugee nurses ready for work as PSWs

Admitted to Canada under pilot program, refugee nurses ready for work as PSWs

OTTAWA — Halfway through their 14-day quarantine period, Diala Charab and Yehya Al-Ayoubi are excited to start working as health-care aides after arriving Sunday from Lebanon.
Design of post-CERB benefits could change as pandemic shifts course, minister says

Design of post-CERB benefits could change as pandemic shifts course, minister says

OTTAWA — The federal minister overseeing key aid programs for workers during the pandemic says there could still be changes to a proposed package of income-support benefits as the country faces renewed pressure from COVID-19.