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Inflation numbers, COVID rates peaking in some provinces : In The News for Jan. 19

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. 19 ... What we are watching in Canada ...
Unvaccinated military face 'steeper' challenge than airman who refused anthrax shot

Unvaccinated military face 'steeper' challenge than airman who refused anthrax shot

OTTAWA — Unvaccinated military members are in for a tougher fight than a retired airman who was disciplined for refusing an anthrax vaccine 20 years ago, his former lawyer warns.
Feds appear in no rush to conduct overdue parliamentary review of assisted dying law

Feds appear in no rush to conduct overdue parliamentary review of assisted dying law

OTTAWA — The federal Liberal government appears to be in no hurry to complete a legally required parliamentary review of Canada's law on medical assistance in dying, which is already 18 months overdue.
Statistics Canada set to release inflation reading for December

Statistics Canada set to release inflation reading for December

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada is scheduled this morning to release its December inflation figure. The consumer price index in November showed the annual rate of inflation held steady at 4.
Some provinces say Omicron surge starting to ease, others warn worst is still to come

Some provinces say Omicron surge starting to ease, others warn worst is still to come

The Omicron-fuelled fifth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic appears to be peaking in some provinces, while others say the worst is likely still to come.

A ticket holder in Ontario wins Tuesday's $22 million Lotto Max jackpot

TORONTO — A Lotto Max ticket holder in Ontario is $22 million richer. There was a single winning ticket for Tuesday's Lotto Max jackpot. The jackpot for the next Lotto Max draw on Jan. 21 will be an estimated $10 million. The Canadian Press

Joly wraps Ukraine trip amid fears of Russian invasion in standoff with West, NATO

OTTAWA — Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly says Canada has not decided whether it will help arm Ukraine's forces with military hardware after NATO ally Britain said Monday it would supply anti-tank weapons to the eastern European country.
A look at the latest COVID-19 developments in Canada

A look at the latest COVID-19 developments in Canada

A look at the latest COVID-19 news in Canada: — The latest evidence does not show the Omicron variant is contagious for less time than previous versions of the virus that causes COVID-19, chief public health officer Dr. Theresa Tam says.
Quebec, Ontario officials express cautious COVID optimism, others brace for the worst

Quebec, Ontario officials express cautious COVID optimism, others brace for the worst

Officials in Quebec and Ontario said they saw signs of hope on Tuesday that the peak of COVID-19 hospitalizations could soon be behind them — despite both provinces setting new admissions records — while other governments braced for new hardships.
Latest research shows Omicron infectious up to 10 days: Tam

Latest research shows Omicron infectious up to 10 days: Tam

OTTAWA — The latest evidence does not show the Omicron variant is contagious for less time than previous versions of the virus that causes COVID-19, chief public health officer Dr. Theresa Tam said Tuesday.