New coach can't end Canadiens' skid, as they fall 6-3 to the Jets

Montreal jumps out to a 3-1 lead, but crumbles in second half to send Dominique Ducharme to a loss in his first game as an NHL head coach.
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Pandemic pups: Pretend canine companions boost spirits during COVID-19
Former hospital clown takes stylized imaginary pooches to a Calgary dog park, hoping to inspire smiles 'after this horrible year we've all had.'
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Southwest Saskatchewan outdoor gathering outbreak raises red flags
At least 21 cases of COVID-19, some confirmed to involve variants of concern, are being linked to an outdoor gathering in southwest Saskatchewan.
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COVID-19: Winnipeg doc warns restrictions needed for 3rd wave of pandemic
'We have nurses with 10 years experience saying I cant do it, I can't keep this pace up, I can't do it.'
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Survivor of rare blood clot after AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine recalls ordeal
Most cases of blood clots occurred within two weeks of the person receiving their first dose, and most of the cases reported in Europe have been in women under 60.
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COVID-19: Risk of transmission in schools low, said officials, as hospitalizations hit record high
"Most of the cases are acquired outside of the school setting," said Dr. Bonnie Henry. "When it occurs, it is limited. School transmission itself is not a major driver of community transmission. It is the other way around."
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‘Emerge cautiously yet confidently’: Calgary Economic Development looks past COVID-19
The annual report from Calgary Economic Development was one of cautious optimism as life and business is expected to return to normal as more Calgarians get vaccinated.
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Osheaga may be forced to relocate unless space dispute is resolved, Evenko says
"They're not giving us the support to operate in the same way we have always operated," Evenko VP Nick Farkas says of Montreal's redevelopment plan for Parc Jean-Drapeau.
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Brendan Bottcher, Kerri Einarson win Grand Slam of Curling openers
The reigning national women's and men's champions are off to good starts at the Grand Slam of Curling. The events feature 12 of the top men's teams and 12 of the top women's teams.
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Hamilton public schools get $27.8 million to protect against COVID-19
The funding will target initiatives that will improve air quality, outdoor spaces and internet access to protect against the coronavirus.
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Crews called to Chilliwack, B.C., brush fire near Highway 1
The fire is burning in difficult terrain near Yale Road West and Cannor Road, close to the CN train tracks. It is also close to Highway 1.
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Lethbridge mass vaccination centre opens to long wait times, line-ups
"There was at least 200 people in line," said Lethbridge resident Mitch Millar. "If I would've known it was the first day, I wouldn't have done it."
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Saskatoon hits ‘tipping point’ with COVID-19 variants, renewed diligence needed: city officials
People in Saskatoon are more likely to contract a variant of COVID-19, according to the medical health officer for Saskatoon.
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Judge dismisses bid by Ivan Henry to thrown out claims of alleged sex assault victims
Henry was arrested in July 1982 and charged with three counts of rape, two counts of attempted rape, and five counts of indecent assault, involving eight different women.
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No evidence poor air quality leads to COVID-19 outbreaks in school: Quebec education minister
Quebec Education Minister Jean-François Roberge was on the defensive on Thursday over air quality testing in schools.
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The Maple Leafs’ game Saturday in Vancouver is pushed back with the Canucks’ return from COVID-19 delayed
The Leafs and Canucks are now expected to play Sunday and Monday.
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SACPA discusses challenges facing Alberta agriculture sector amid COVID-19 pandemic
The Southern Alberta Council on Public Affairs is focusing on challenges facing the agriculture sector because of the COVID-19 pandemic, including a labour shortage.
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Q&A with Vaccine Hunters Canada: ‘We’re just here to get things done’
Vaxx Populi: A new volunteer-run Twitter account searches out vaccine appointments across Canada, helping eligible people get shots in arms The post Q&A with Vaccine Hunters Canada: ‘We’re just here to get things done’ appeared first on Macleans.ca.
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CRTC ruling on cellphone carriers doesn’t go far enough, critics say
Thursday’s decision could result in more options for consumers in one to two years but it is not clear how much relief they will see in terms of costs, observers said.
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B.C. restaurants, industrial workplaces and gyms among biggest COVID-19 cluster sites
The government data, released Thursday, looked at the two biggest health regions in the province: Vancouver Coastal Health and Fraser Health.
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Family language program teaches Anishinaabemowin in Durham Region
Some Indigenous people in Durham are now able to learn the language their ancestors spoke through a program at Durham College.
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Obituary: Singer and TV host Michel Louvain was 'an idol' to Quebecers
One of the province’s most popular stage and television performers died Wednesday. He was 83.
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COVID-19: People with intellectual disabilities in Montreal finally getting shots
People with intellectual or developmental disabilities and autism living at home on the island of Montreal have begun getting their COVID-19 shots.
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Construction sites have been a major source of COVID-19 outbreaks. So why are they not part of Doug Ford’s stay-at-home order?
Despite being flagged as one of the major sources of COVID-19 outbreaks, the industry is so large and complex closing it is difficult.
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Pinot in the park: City of Edmonton open drinking pilot program one step closer to reality
If approved, the City of Edmonton would allow alcohol consumption from May 28 to Oct. 11 at 47 picnic sites in seven parks along the North Saskatchewan River valley.
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Vaccine ramp-up still plagued by delays, uncertain deliveries
A few weeks into what the federal government has billed as the 'ramp-up' phase of Canada's mass vaccination effort, the rollout is still being plagued by delays in Moderna shipments and lingering uncertainty about when and how many doses of AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson's shots will land.
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U.S. sets sanctions, expels Russian diplomats after hacking, election interference
The U.S. announced sanctions on 32 individuals and entities accused of attempting to interfere in last year’s presidential election, including by spreading disinformation.
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Indoor gatherings, backyard BBQs driving COVID-19 transmission in B.C. Interior
Interior Health said younger people are testing positive as the older population is getting immunized with their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
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Whipped by high winds, Lavington, B.C. slash fire moves towards homes
"It was a little scary," Tracy Burrell said of watching the fire running toward her property. 
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With moves on Afghanistan, China and Russia, Joe Biden is cleaning up after Donald Trump
With his tough talk towards Russia and a troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, U.S. President Joe Biden is charting a new course for American foreign policy, Edward Keenan writes.
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COVID-19: 151 new cases in London-Middlesex; record 65 people in hospital with 29 in ICU: LHSC
The triple-digit increase -- the 11th seen this month -- brings the region's pandemic case tally to 8,903, of which 7,492 have resolved, health officials said.
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Toronto-area buyers push up small-town Ontario home prices
Purchasers in small towns and cities are dealing with big city cash offers and multiple bids, say realtors.
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Owner ’horrified’ after altercation involving Indigenous woman outside his Saskatoon grocery store
Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations Chief Bobby Cameron said the actions carried out on the Indigenous woman “are beyond disturbing.”
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