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Effects of COVID-19 still a concern as another Vancouver Canucks game delay announced

Vancouver Canucks captain Bo Horvat said after he contracted COVID-19 from a teammate, he unwittingly gave it to his wife.

Canadian training mission in Ukraine suspended after surge in COVID cases

A surge in COVID cases in Ukraine and among Canadian troops in the eastern European country has prompted the temporary suspension of the military training mission there. The Department of National Defence will not say how many soldiers are infected, citing operational security.

Biden will lift refugee cap in May after criticism, White House says

Facing swift blowback from allies and aid groups, the White House on Friday said U.S. President Joe Biden plans to lift his predecessor's historically low cap on refugees by next month, after initially moving only to expand the eligibility criteria for resettlements.

Liberals try to block former Trudeau adviser's summons in military misconduct probe

The Liberals moved late Friday to block a House of Commons committee from summoning a former adviser to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to testify on sexual misconduct in the military. Opposition members on the defence committee wanted to hear from Elder Marques before hearings into the crisis were wrapped up.

SpaceX wins $2.9B contract for NASA moon lander

NASA said on Friday it has awarded billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk's private space company SpaceX a $2.9 billion contract to build a spacecraft to fly astronauts to the moon, picking it over Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin and defence contractor Dynetics Inc.

Moderna slashing vaccine deliveries to Canada, but Pfizer steps up with 8 million more doses

Moderna will send far fewer COVID-19 shots to Canada this month than originally planned as the company grapples with production issues at its facilities in Europe. But its main competitor, Pfizer, has said it will send millions more doses to Canada in May, June and beyond — a commitment that will more than cover the shortfall from Moderna.

The real winners of Thursday's CRTC decision? Telecom companies, observers say

Some telecommunications analysts and consumer advocates say the country's regional wireless and internet carriers will benefit the most from a landmark regulatory ruling Thursday by the CRTC.

Is Canada finally inching toward a political consensus on climate change?

On the day Erin O'Toole tacitly gave up his party's opposition to carbon-pricing ("We recognize," he said, "that the most efficient way to reduce our emissions is to use pricing mechanisms") he struggled to explain why his proposal for a lower price on carbon was more altruistic than the policies Conservatives have spent more than a decade condemning.

Castro era ending in Cuba as Raúl announces resignation

Raúl Castro confirmed he was handing over the leadership of Cuba's all-powerful Communist Party, ending an era of formal leadership by him and his brother, Fidel Castro, that began with the 1959 revolution.

'We need to be seen': Demonstrators protest devastating Laurentian University cuts

Voices of protest continued to cry out Friday amid the fallout from massive cuts to Laurentian University's staff and programs in Sudbury, Ont., with about 150 demonstrators gathering downtown Friday in near-freezing temperatures.

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