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Quebec man facing charges in U.S. for allegedly importing fentanyl using darknet

Sep 25 2020 — The Canadian Press — Authorities in the United States have charged a Quebec man for allegedly funnelling fentanyl into that country using a network of secret websites called the darknet. The charges against Arden McCann in connection with the disruption of an alleged international opioid-trafficking ring were announced this week by officials in Washington, D.C. McCann, 32, of St-Bruno, Que., south of Montreal, has been in preventative […]

Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

Sep 25 2020 — The Canadian Press — TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:  Toronto Stock Exchange (16,065.35, up 153.09 points.) Just Energy Group Inc. (TSX:JE). Energy. Down 27.5 cents, or 37.16 per cent, to 46.5 cents on 30.4 million shares. Zenabis Global Inc. (TSX:ZENA). Health care. Down half a cent, or 8.33 per […]

Trudeau stresses vigilance, announces vaccine pact as COVID-19 cases reach 150,000

Sep 25 2020 — The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Quebeckers were urged to stop socializing, Ontarians were barred from late-night pub-hopping, and the entire country was sternly warned of "critical" containment measures required in coming weeks as soaring COVID-19 case counts edged past 150,000 on Friday.  The escalating pandemic drew repeated pleas for vigilance from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Chief Public […]

The latest developments on COVID-19 in Canada

Sep 25 2020 — The Canadian Press — The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times Eastern): --- 2:43 p.m. Manitoba's chief provincial public health officer is making masks mandatory in indoor spaces in Winnipeg, as cases of COVID-19 continue to surge in the capital city. Dr. Brent Roussin says there are 54 new cases of the virus in the province […]

Manitoba makes masks mandatory for Winnipeg as COVID-19 cases surge

Sep 25 2020 — The Canadian Press — WINNIPEG — Manitoba's chief provincial public health officer is making masks mandatory in indoor public spaces in Winnipeg, as cases of COVID-19 continue to surge in the capital city. Dr. Brent Roussin said Friday there are 54 new cases of the virus in the province — 44 of them are in the Winnipeg health region.In […]

Quebec court acquits author, declares part of child pornography law invalid

Sep 25 2020 — The Canadian Press — MONTREAL — A Quebec judge has acquitted an author of a child pornography charge in connection with fictional scenes in the writer's horror novel. Justice Marc-Andre Blanchard also ruled that certain articles of Canada's child pornography laws violate the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and are therefore invalid. Yvan Godbout was charged with producing child pornography over passages found in his horror novel, "Hansel et […]

Money laundering inquiry delayed over of B.C. election: commissioner

Sep 25 2020 — The Canadian Press — VANCOUVER — The head of B.C.'s money laundering inquiry has delayed the resumption of the hearings because of the B.C. election.  Austin Cullen says the hearings will start again on Oct. 26, two days after the provincial election is to be held.  Cullen says in a statement he delayed the hearings to preserve the independence […]

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Sept. 25

Sep 25 2020 — The Canadian Press — The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 1:59 p.m. EDT on Sept. 25, 2020: There are 150,141 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Quebec: 70,307 confirmed (including 5,814 deaths, 60,256 resolved) _ Ontario: 48,905 confirmed (including 2,837 deaths, 42,169 resolved) _ Alberta: 17,190 confirmed (including 261 deaths, 15,467 resolved) _ British Columbia: […]