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Pfizer officially requests Health Canada approval for kids' COVID-19 shot

Pfizer officially requests Health Canada approval for kids' COVID-19 shot

OTTAWA — Pfizer-BioNTech has asked Health Canada to approve the first COVID-19 vaccine for children aged five to 11 years old. The vaccine was developed in partnership with Germany's BioNTech and is now marketed under the brand name Comirnaty.
Marilou McPhedran resigns from senators' group before hearing on her expulsion

Marilou McPhedran resigns from senators' group before hearing on her expulsion

OTTAWA — A senator resigned Monday from the upper chamber's biggest parliamentary group before a hearing could take place to consider kicking her out. Sen.
Montreal firefighter dead after boat capsizes during St. Lawrence rescue mission

Montreal firefighter dead after boat capsizes during St. Lawrence rescue mission

MONTREAL — A Montreal firefighter has drowned after being thrown into the St. Lawrence River during a rescue mission Sunday night, officials announced Monday.
Delaying Parliament's return until Nov. 22 will cut off COVID-19 benefits: NDP

Delaying Parliament's return until Nov. 22 will cut off COVID-19 benefits: NDP

OTTAWA — Peter Julian, the NDP House leader, has written to the government complaining about its decision to delay the return of Parliament. Julian says delaying MPs' return to the House of Commons until Nov.
Viewing platform opens at Peggy's Cove in Nova Scotia with eye to improving safety

Viewing platform opens at Peggy's Cove in Nova Scotia with eye to improving safety

PEGGY'S COVE, N.S. — About 100 people gathered near the postcard-perfect lighthouse at Nova Scotia's Peggy's Cove on Monday to mark the official opening of a viewing platform that had initially rankled some local residents.
Trudeau to visit B.C. First Nation and Canadian kidnapped: In The News for Oct. 18

Trudeau to visit B.C. First Nation and Canadian kidnapped: In The News for Oct. 18

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 Monday, Oct. 18 ... What we are watching in Canada ... KAMLOOPS, B.C.
Group delivers water to people without cars after fuel contaminates pipes in Iqaluit

Group delivers water to people without cars after fuel contaminates pipes in Iqaluit

IQALUIT, Nunavut — When staff at Iqaluit's Qajuqturvik Community Food Centre heard the news last week that water from the city's distribution pipes wasn't safe to drink because of fuel contamination, they knew some people weren't going to be able to

Canadian among missionaries kidnapped in Haiti, organization says

A Canadian was among 17 missionaries allegedly kidnapped in Haiti on Saturday, Christian Aid Ministries said in a statement on its website. The U.S.-based mission organization said Sunday that five children are also believed to be in the group.

World March of Women's 5th action wraps up with rallies against poverty and violence

MONTREAL — The World March of Women's fifth international action wrapped up with events in Quebec on Sunday, with organizers demanding the provincial government better protect Indigenous women.
Governor General arrives in Germany for first international visit

Governor General arrives in Germany for first international visit

OTTAWA — Gov. Gen. Mary May Simon arrives Sunday in Berlin to begin her first international visit on behalf of Canada in the German capital.