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TORONTO — Penny Oleksiak and Kylie Masse were among six swimmers named early to Canada’s Olympic team Friday. Swimming Canada nominated Olympic champion Oleksiak of Toronto, world backstroke champion Masse of LaSalle, Ont., world butterfly champion Margaret Mac Neil of London, Ont., Taylor Ruck of Kelowna, B.C., Sydney Pickrem of Halifax and Markus Thormeyer of […]

OTTAWA — Health Canada says vaccine clinics are doing an “extraordinary” job preventing many doses of precious COVID-19 vaccine from going to waste. Canada has received more than 1.1 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna since mid-December, and has now given at least one dose to more than 767,000 people. A spokeswoman […]

TORONTO — Two former elite athletes who were sexually abused by their taekwondo coach as teenagers told an Ontario court Friday that his actions robbed them of a normal life, tainted the sport they once loved and left them unable to trust anyone in a position of power. The two young women laid out the […]

OTTAWA — A group of large businesses in Banff National Park is proposing a rapid COVID-19 testing project meant to help reopen the economy safely.  Yannis Karlos, the head of the group, said rapid testing can guarantee the safety of the community while allowing the return to a semblance of normality in a place heavily […]

Montreal’s COVID-19 indicators are improving but the many health orders imposed on the metropolis are likely to remain for weeks to come, the city’s public health director said Friday. Health officials reported about 622 new daily infections between Jan. 17 and Jan. 21, down from a daily average of about 765 the week prior. But […]

TORONTO — The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board says it is committing to achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 with a slew of climate-friendly promises. Canada’s largest single-profession pension plan says in the coming weeks it will establish concrete targets for portfolio emissions and ensure companies it invests in report emissions annually. The pension […]

TORONTO — Global trials examining the potential of blood thinners to treat moderately ill COVID-19 patients have proven so successful its Canadian investigators say clinicians should immediately start using them in standard care. Investigators at Toronto’s University Health Network say interim results of clinical trials spanning five continents in more than 300 hospitals suggest full-dose […]

TORONTO — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Ottawa is sending two mobile health units to the Greater Toronto Area to help address the strain COVID-19 is placing on hospitals. The units will bring an additional 200 hospital beds to the area, to help free up space for people who need intensive care, and will provide […]

TORONTO — After a 10-month investigation, a task force commissioned by the Ontario government has issued a range of sweeping recommendations to reform the province’s securities regulator. The Capital Markets Modernization Task Force’s 70 recommendations include major governance changes to Ontario Securities Commission, such as establishing an adjudicative body within the OSC to rule on […]

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said his Liberal government will look at how it can improve vetting for high-level appointments after the unprecedented resignation of the governor general over allegations of a toxic work environment at Rideau Hall. “We will continue to look at the best way to select people for viceregal appointments,” Trudeau […]