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Trudeau invokes emergency powers

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau invoked emergency powers Monday to quell the paralyzing protests by truckers and others angry over Canada's COVID-19 restrictions, outlining plans not only to tow away their rigs but to strike at their bank accounts and their ...

Official: Trudeau to use emergency powers across Canada

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has decided to invoke emergency powers across all of Canada to quell the protests by demonstrators who have paralyzed Ottawa and blocked border crossings in anger over the country's COVID-19 restrictions, a senior government official said ...

Key US-Canada bridge reopens after police clear protesters

WINDSOR, Ontario (AP) — The busiest U.S.-Canada border crossing reopened late Sunday after protests against COVID-19 restrictions closed it for almost a week, while Canadian officials held back from a crackdown on a larger protest in the capital, Ottawa. Detroit International Bridge Co. ...

Canadian judge orders an end to blockade at border bridge

WINDSOR, Ontario (AP) — A judge Friday ordered protesters at the Ambassador Bridge over the U.S.-Canadian border to end the 5-day-old blockade that has disrupted the flow of goods between the two countries and forced the auto industry on both sides to roll back production. It was not ...

Rice retires as director of Iron Mountain VA

IRON MOUNTAIN — James W. Rice has retired as director of the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center after 33 years of fulfilling the mission to care for veterans and their families. “It has been a great honor to provide health care for our veterans,” Rice said. “I am grateful to have ...

COVID-19 truck blockade in Canada shuts down Ford plant in Windsor

TORONTO (AP) — A blockade of the bridge between Canada and Detroit by protesters demanding an end to Canada's COVID-19 restrictions forced the shutdown Wednesday of a Ford plant and began to have broader implications for the North American auto industry. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, ...