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Canadian truck drivers distance themselves from ‘Freedom Convoy’ protests

In just a matter of weeks, Canadian truck drivers protesting coronavirus vaccine mandates became the unexpected darlings of the global right wing. Republican politicians showered the truckers, who descended on the Canadian capital, with praise. Copycat convoys gathered from New Zealand to France. The protests against U.S. and Canadian regulations...
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BBC

Search ends for 12 missing from Spanish trawler that sank off Canada

The search for survivors from a Spanish fishing trawler that sank off Canada's eastern coast on Monday has ended, rescuers say. Three members of the crew were rescued but nine are confirmed dead and 12 are still missing. The crew included 16 Spaniards, five Peruvians and three Ghanaians. The trawler,...
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Ottawa police chief resigns as Canadian border protesters retreat

OTTAWA/CALGARY, Alberta, Feb 15 (Reuters) - Ottawa's police chief resigned on Tuesday after criticism that he did not do enough to stop COVID-19 protests that have paralyzed Canada's capital city and forced Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to invoke emergency powers. A trucker-led movement calling on the government to lift vaccine...
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Canada to ease travel requirements as COVID cases decline

OTTAWA, Feb 15 (Reuters) - Canada will ease entry for fully vaccinated international travelers starting on Feb. 28 as COVID-19 cases decline, allowing a rapid antigen test for travelers instead of a molecular one, officials said on Tuesday. Antigen tests are cheaper than a molecular test and can provide results...
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With Covid-19 protests persisting in Ottawa, police tell demonstrators to clear out

(CNN) — With demonstrations in the Canadian capital in their third week, Ottawa Police sent a message Wednesday to protesters, saying, "You must leave the area now." Protests clogging downtown streets began in late January as truckers blocked roads and irritated residents with honking horns. This week, they agreed to move out of residential areas and stick to streets directly in front of Canada's national parliament.
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POLITICO

Canada defends emergency action as way to stop ‘overthrow’

OTTAWA, Ont. — Forced to defend its decision to employ last-resort measures against trucker protests, the Canadian government revealed Tuesday who it thinks it’s up against. “There have been those who have tried to characterize these illegal blockades about vaccines and mandates and fatigue with the pandemic,” Public...
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CBS Sports

Team USA vs. Canada women's hockey odds, prediction: 2022 Beijing Olympics picks, best bets from proven expert

Since women's hockey made its Olympic debut in 1998, Canada and the United States have dominated the competition, combining to win all six gold medals along with five silvers. The Americans captured the first gold in Nagano and the Canadians won the next four before being defeated for the prize by the U.S. in a shootout at the 2018 Pyeongchang Games. Team USA attempts to repeat as champion when it meets Canada in the gold-medal match of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics on Wednesday.
NHL

Canada announces sweeping measures to end trucker protests against virus restrictions, as U.S. COVID death toll tops 922,000

An earlier version of this report had an error in the U.S. death toll. It has been corrected. The U.S. death toll from COVID-19 climbed above 922,000 on Tuesday, and the Canadian government announced sweeping measures to end the protests by truck drivers and others battling virus restrictions that have paralyzed the capital city Ottawa and blocked border crossings to the U.S.
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Short track-Hamelin claims fourth gold as Canada win relay

BEIJING, Feb 16 (Reuters) - Charles Hamelin claimed his fourth Olympic title as he led Canada to the gold medal in short track speed skating men's 5,000 metres relay on Wednesday. His team mate Steven Dubois held off a late challenge by the pink-haired Kwak Yoon-gy as Canada improved from...
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