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Alberta Opens COVID-19 Lottery; 48,000 More First Doses Needed to Lift Health Rules

Premier Jason Kenney says 48,000 more Albertans must step up for a first dose of COVID vaccine to fully lift health restrictions, and hopes his new lottery… Read more »

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How to Register For Alberta’s Open for Summer Vaccine Lottery

Over the weekend, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announced “Open for Summer Vaccine Lottery”, a 3 million-dollar lottery in a bid to encourage more residents to get a… Read more »

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Wilmot Township, West of Kitchener, Cancels Canada Day Festivities

A township in Waterloo Region says it has decided to cancel Canada Day festivities this year. Wilmot Township says it made the decision in light of the… Read more »

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Plans For Calgary Stampede Include Reduced Attendance, COVID-19 Safety Protocols

Officials with the Calgary Stampede say reduced daily attendance and enhanced COVID-19 protocols to keep visitors safe will be in place if the event goes ahead. They… Read more »

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British Columbia to Move to Step 2 on June 15th, Travel Restrictions Lifted

British Columbia is taking its next forward steps to reopening the province by relaxing COVID-19 pandemic restrictions on indoor activities, gatherings and travel within the province starting… Read more »

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Frustration in Ontario Over Lack of Spots For 2nd Covid-19 Vaccinations

Residents in one of Ontario’s COVID-19 hot spots expressed frustration Monday at their inability to book vaccinations close to home amid a crush of demand after the… Read more »

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Terror Charges Laid Against Man Accused In London Attack Against Muslim Family

A vehicle attack against a Muslim family in southwestern Ontario that left four dead and one seriously injured was an act of terrorism, prosecutors argued Monday as… Read more »

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Celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day Rather Than St. John’s Days, Says Council

Newfoundland and Labrador’s capital city will no longer celebrate St. John’s Days, and council is asking residents to observe National Indigenous Peoples Day instead. In a release… Read more »

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Storied Music Venue Massey Hall to Reopen in November With Lightfoot, Sainte-Marie

Gordon Lightfoot, Buffy Sainte-Marie and Broken Social Scene are among the artists set to perform at a renovated Massey Hall when the historic Toronto music venue reopens… Read more »

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Quebec Lowers Pandemic Alert For Some Regions, Including Montreal And Quebec City

Quebec reported 123 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, a ninth consecutive day with fewer than 200 new infections, as the province once again relaxed COVID-19 restrictions…. Read more »

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Trial Begins for Linda O’Leary, Charged in 2019 Boat Crash That Killed Two People

A trial has begun for Linda O’Leary – the wife of celebrity businessman Kevin O’Leary – who is charged in a boat crash that killed two people…. Read more »

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More Ontarians Now Eligible For Earlier Second Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine

More Ontarians will be able to book an accelerated second dose of COVID-19 vaccine starting today. Those who received a first jab of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine can… Read more »

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What’s On This Weekend

Things to Do this Weekend — What’s On this Weekend in Toronto, Ottawa, Hamilton, Winnipeg, Regina, Saskatoon, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver.

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Alberta Launches COVID Vaccine Lottery With Million-Dollar Prizes to Encourage Uptake

Alberta is launching a multimillion-dollar lottery in a bid to encourage more residents to get a COVID-19 vaccine. Premier Jason Kenney unveiled some details of the “Open… Read more »

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‘Ideal RCMP Member:’ Constable Killed During Traffic Stop in Rural Saskatchewan

A 26-year-old RCMP constable hailed as a model officer was struck and killed by a truck he pulled over in rural Saskatchewan on Saturday, sending shock waves… Read more »

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People’s Party Leader Maxime Bernier Charged After Anti-Rules Rallies In Manitoba

The leader of the People’s Party of Canada has been arrested in Manitoba after attending a rally against COVID-19 restrictions. RCMP say Maxime Bernier was charged with… Read more »

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Most Who Tested Positive For Variant At Hospital Had Mild Symptoms: Health Agency

Alberta Health Services says most people who tested positive at a Calgary hospital for the more contagious COVID-19 variant first reported in India had mild symptoms, except… Read more »

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COVID-19 Hot Spot Mayors Want Shorter Dose Interval For AstraZeneca Recipients

Mayors in an Ontario COVID-19 hot spot are joining calls for the government to reduce the vaccine dosing interval for Oxford-AstraZeneca recipients as a more infectious variant… Read more »

Second Auto Insurance Rebate Coming in B.C. as Pandemic Prompts Crash Savings

Second Auto Insurance Rebate Coming in B.C. as Pandemic Prompts Crash Savings

A second insurance rebate is coming for British Columbia drivers thanks to lower claim costs due to fewer crashes during the COVID-19 pandemic. The government says the… Read more »

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B.C. to Launch Compulsory Skilled Trades Certification System

The British Columbia government is launching a compulsory skilled trades certification system that it says will strengthen economic recovery, while supporting higher-paying, more stable jobs. Premier John… Read more »

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Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations Backs Cancelling Canada Day Celebration

City council in Victoria has voted unanimously to cancel a planned Canada Day broadcast in order to permit a “thoughtful reflection” of what it means to be… Read more »

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Theodore TOO Tugboat to Make Ontario His New Home and You Can Follow His Great Lakes Journey From Halifax to Hamilton

The Theodore Tugboat was a mainstay in Halifax for 20 years and now it is coming to Ontario. Built at Snyder’s Shipyard in Dayspring, Nova Scotia in… Read more »

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Alberta Creates Grant Program for Security Measures to Deter Hate Crimes

Groups that experience hate crimes in Alberta will soon be able to apply for grants to pay for security upgrades and other ways to keep them safe…. Read more »

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Police In Bathurst, N.B., Renew Call For Info From The Public About Missing Girl

Police in Bathurst, N.B., continue to seek information from the public that could help their investigation into the disappearance of Madison Roy-Boudreau. The 14-year-old girl has been… Read more »