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The U.S. secretary of state's 'visit' and wayward seals: In The News for Feb. 26

The U.S. secretary of state's 'visit' and wayward seals: In The News for Feb. 26

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 Feb. 26 ... What we are watching in Canada ...
A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Friday, Feb. 26, 2021

A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Friday, Feb. 26, 2021

The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 4 a.m. ET on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 55,116 new vaccinations administered for a total of 1,707,398 doses given.
The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Friday, Feb. 26, 2021

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Friday, Feb. 26, 2021

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. ET on Friday, Feb. 26, 2021. There are 858,217 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Canada: 858,217 confirmed cases (30,335 active, 806,017 resolved, 21,865 deaths).
Union asks why junior school mask rule wouldn't work in B.C. if it does elsewhere

Union asks why junior school mask rule wouldn't work in B.C. if it does elsewhere

VANCOUVER — As British Columbia teachers argue for broader mask requirements in elementary schools, some families and educators say it's been easy for kids to adapt to the rules in other provinces.
Visa services at Canadian embassy in China contracted out under Conservatives: Blair

Visa services at Canadian embassy in China contracted out under Conservatives: Blair

OTTAWA — Public Safety Minister Bill Blair says he assumes security authorities signed off on an arrangement to allow a company owned by a Chinese police force to run Canada's visa application centre in Beijing.
Michel Girouard resigns from Quebec Superior Court: Canadian Judicial Council

Michel Girouard resigns from Quebec Superior Court: Canadian Judicial Council

OTTAWA — The Canadian Judicial Council says a Quebec judge has resigned after the Supreme Court of Canada declined to hear his appeal.
Quebec starts COVID-19 vaccination bookings for seniors; those in Ontario must wait

Quebec starts COVID-19 vaccination bookings for seniors; those in Ontario must wait

Seniors in Canada's two largest provinces are facing significantly different timelines for vaccinations, as increasing spread of COVID-19 variants causes concern for health officials across the country.
Logging delay agreement for B.C. old-growth tree stand helps endangered spotted owls

Logging delay agreement for B.C. old-growth tree stand helps endangered spotted owls

An agreement to delay logging in an old-growth stand of British Columbia forest has given a one-year reprieve to one of Canada's most endangered species.
Alberta's budget promises more help for COVID-19 with a hard deficit

Alberta's budget promises more help for COVID-19 with a hard deficit

EDMONTON — Alberta’s COVID-19-era budget made a hard landing Thursday with an $18.2-billion deficit but also a promise that good times will return.

B.C. mayor says she's sorry for online post that wasn't meant to be racist

POUCE COUPE, B.C. — The mayor of a village in northeastern British Columbia says she is sorry for an online post that was not meant to be racist against Indigenous Peoples, but now she wants people to stop bullying her.