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Health Canada approves Pfizer antiviral but supply issues expected

Health Canada approves Pfizer antiviral but supply issues expected

OTTAWA — Health Canada approved Pfizer's antiviral treatment for COVID-19 Monday which could help cut pressure on the health-care system by preventing high-risk patients from ending up in the hospital.
China's claim that Omicron came from Canadian mail dismissed as 'ludicrous'

China's claim that Omicron came from Canadian mail dismissed as 'ludicrous'

OTTAWA — A claim by Chinese health authorities that the Omicron variant of COVID-19 was introduced to a resident of Beijing through a piece of regular mail from Canada was dismissed Monday as being ludicrous and comical.
Winter storm causing school closures, transportation disruptions in parts of Ontario

Winter storm causing school closures, transportation disruptions in parts of Ontario

A winter storm of rare proportions blanketed much of southern Ontario with heavy snow Monday, causing widespread school closures and travel disruptions, at one point shutting down two major highways.

A look at the latest COVID-19 developments in Canada

A look at the latest COVID-19 news in Canada: — Health Canada has approved Pfizer's antiviral treatment for COVID-19 and the drugmaker says some of it has already been delivered for use.

Synagogues told "be vigilant" after Texas hostage siege; Toronto police boost patrols

OTTAWA — Jewish community leaders are advising Canadian synagogues to increase their level of vigilance in case of a “copycat” attack following a hostage taking at a Texas synagogue this weekend.
Canada approves Pfizer COVID drug as hospitalizations rise and kids return to school

Canada approves Pfizer COVID drug as hospitalizations rise and kids return to school

Health Canada added another tool to its pandemic-fighting arsenal Monday, approving Pfizer's antiviral treatment for COVID-19 as the rapid spread of the Omicron variant continued to tax the country's health-care system and millions of students return
Iqaluit sets up filling station with river water after complaints of fuel smell

Iqaluit sets up filling station with river water after complaints of fuel smell

IQALUIT, NUNAVUT — The City of Iqaluit has set up a water-filling station after traces of fuel were found in the Nunavut capital's drinking water last week for the second time in recent months.

Back to classrooms and Ukraine advisory: In The News for Jan. 17

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 Jan. 17 ... What we are watching in Canada ...
Study suggests Alberta First Nations people tend to get lower level of emergency care

Study suggests Alberta First Nations people tend to get lower level of emergency care

EDMONTON — Hospital emergency rooms in Alberta are likely to assess complaints from First Nations people as less urgent than those from other patients, even when their problems are the same, says a new study that looked at millions of such visits.
Quebec returns to in-person classes Monday, but parents denounce lack of safe measure

Quebec returns to in-person classes Monday, but parents denounce lack of safe measure

MONTREAL — Thousands of elementary and high school students are set to return to in-person learning across Quebec on Monday, but parents say they're concerned the province hasn't done enough to ensure classrooms safety amid COVID-19's virulent fifth