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Police prepare for possible violence as fringe groups latch on to truckers convoy

Police prepare for possible violence as fringe groups latch on to truckers convoy

OTTAWA — A convoy of truckers set to descend upon Ottawa to protest mandatory vaccinations is prompting police to prepare for violence and politicians to warn against escalating rhetoric linked to the demonstration.
Future of transit at stake, big-city mayors say in plea for federal funds

Future of transit at stake, big-city mayors say in plea for federal funds

OTTAWA — Canada's big-city mayors are calling for the federal government's help to make up huge shortfalls in transit revenue that threaten to derail the nation's transit systems.
Bank of Canada keeps key interest rate target on hold, but warns of looming hikes

Bank of Canada keeps key interest rate target on hold, but warns of looming hikes

OTTAWA — The Bank of Canada kept its key interest rate on hold Wednesday, but warned higher interest rates are coming to help it reel in inflation from its hottest pace in three decades.
Ottawa police contact trucker convoy leaders, preparing for potential violence

Ottawa police contact trucker convoy leaders, preparing for potential violence

Ottawa police say they have been in touch with leaders of a trucker convoy over weekend protest plans in the capital and are getting ready for a several scenarios — including violence.
Survey reveals widening gap between views of double-vaxxed and boosted people

Survey reveals widening gap between views of double-vaxxed and boosted people

OTTAWA — A new survey suggests a widening gap between the pandemic views of people who have opted to get a COVID-19 vaccine booster and those who are holding steady with only two shots.
Winter weather, vast expanse make patrolling Canada-U.S. border a daunting challenge

Winter weather, vast expanse make patrolling Canada-U.S. border a daunting challenge

SAINT VINCENT, Minn. — A bleak panorama of frozen, windblown prairie extends in every direction behind Katy Siemer as she points north, past a barren stand of trees to a pipeline compressor station a few hundred metres away in Manitoba. The U.S.
Poll suggests some Canadians are feeling brighter about the economy, own finances

Poll suggests some Canadians are feeling brighter about the economy, own finances

OTTAWA — A new poll suggests some Canadians are feeling more upbeat about the state of the domestic economy and their own pocketbooks, though not quite as positive as they were before the COVID-19 pandemic.
Interest rate announcement, COVID rates across Canada: In The News for Jan. 26

Interest rate announcement, COVID rates across Canada: In The News for Jan. 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 Jan. 26 ... What we are watching in Canada ...

No winning ticket for Tuesday's $10 million Lotto Max jackpot

TORONTO — No winning ticket was sold for the $15 million jackpot in Tuesday's Lotto Max draw. The jackpot for the next draw on Jan. 28 will be an estimated $20 million. The Canadian Press

B.C. First Nation finds 93 possible burial sites at former residential school

WILLIAMS LAKE, B.C. — A First Nation in British Columbia says a preliminary geophysical investigation has identified 93 "reflections" that could indicate the number of children buried around the site of a former residential school.