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Seal attack on Nova Scotia island leaves Quebec hunter with 26 stitches

Seal attack on Nova Scotia island leaves Quebec hunter with 26 stitches

MONTREAL — A Quebec hunter had to be airlifted to hospital this week following what was described as a rare seal attack on a Nova Scotia island. Alexis Boudreault, 29, and nine other hunters were on Pictou Island Tuesday when the attack occurred.
Chinese tourists cancel trips to Canadian hotspots such as Banff, Yellowknife

Chinese tourists cancel trips to Canadian hotspots such as Banff, Yellowknife

Tour companies and hotels in destinations popular with Chinese tourists are starting to see cancellations after a new form of virus that has led to mass quarantines and more than 200 deaths in China.
Tories win 2019 fundraising race despite big drop in last quarter

Tories win 2019 fundraising race despite big drop in last quarter

OTTAWA — The federal Conservative party's fundraising machine appears to have run out of steam during the final three months of 2019, as new Elections Canada figures show the party long known for raising more than any others fell behind the governing
Nova Scotia court says man's rights not violated when 'Grabher' plate revoked

Nova Scotia court says man's rights not violated when 'Grabher' plate revoked

HALIFAX — A Nova Scotia Supreme Court judge has dismissed a claim by a man who says the province infringed on his freedom of expression when it revoked a licence plate personalized with his surname — Grabher.
Feds rankle provinces with spring timeline for stabilization fund changes

Feds rankle provinces with spring timeline for stabilization fund changes

OTTAWA — A federal program that tops up provincial revenues in response to sudden economic downturns won't be getting any changes until at least this spring.
Ukraine Airlines CEO thanks Canada for help investigating Tehran crash

Ukraine Airlines CEO thanks Canada for help investigating Tehran crash

OTTAWA — The head of Ukraine International Airlines is thanking Canada for its part in investigating the crash of one of its planes outside Tehran in early January.
Saskatchewan, New Brunswick get new senators

Saskatchewan, New Brunswick get new senators

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is turning to two provincial civil servants to fill Senate seats for New Brunswick and Saskatchewan. Legal and constitutional expert Judith Keating fills a vacancy in the upper chamber for New Brunswick.

Canada lags behind peers in doctors per capita, but average in physician visits

TORONTO — Canada lags well behind all but the United States among 11 of the wealthiest nations when it comes to the number of doctors per capita, a new report indicates.
Bats a breeding ground for viruses, but unlikely cause for concern in Canada

Bats a breeding ground for viruses, but unlikely cause for concern in Canada

SASKATOON — Canadian bats are unlikely to be the source of virus strains that can infect humans such as the one currently raising global alarms, a bat expert says.
Hateful messages flood Quebec premier's Facebook page after he supports Muslims

Hateful messages flood Quebec premier's Facebook page after he supports Muslims

ST-SAUVEUR, Que. — Quebec cabinet ministers are speaking out about a deluge of hateful comments posted to the premier's Facebook page after he published a message in support of the province's Muslim community.