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Unions warn Canadians to expect disruptions at airports and border crossings starting Friday (Wed, 04 Aug 2021)
Cda Coronavirus 20200316 The unions representing Canada’s border agents are warning travellers to expect lengthy delays at airports and border crossings if its workers proceed with planned job action on Friday.
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B.C.'s small towns face existential questions about wildfire summers to come (Wed, 04 Aug 2021)
Valemount It's often said that local governments represent the level of politics closest to the people. But it's equally true that they have the fewest resources.
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Ford government's Student Choice Initiative quashed in court — again (Wed, 04 Aug 2021)
COVID Ont 20210407 Ontario's Court of Appeal has dismissed the Ford government's bid to overturn an earlier decision that quashed its so-called Student Choice Initiative — a measure that sparked concern over the future of campus newspapers, student unions and other clubs and services.
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Bullied as a child, Indigenous coach Terry Crook now inspires young athletes on and off the track (Wed, 04 Aug 2021)
Terry coaching kids Calgary track coach Terry Crook has been nominated for a National Indigenous Coaching Award. His journey has taken him from a bullied child of a residential school survivor to a nationally ranked runner to a coach of middle-distance runners who are nationally and internationally ranked.
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Laval investigates after men wearing camouflage caught draining wetland (Wed, 04 Aug 2021)
wetland The land is co-owned by Laval and three companies. Just two weeks ago, the city signed a contract to buy more of the green space. Now officials are trying to figure out why men were allegedly trying to drain the property.
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Long-term care improvements would cost $13.7 billion, PBO says (Wed, 04 Aug 2021)
COVID PBO 20200327 A new report from the Parliamentary Budget Officer says that a range of improvements to long-term care in Canada would cost $13.7 billion, with costs rising each year.
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No evidence found of unmarked graves related to Shubenacadie Residential School in Nova Scotia (Wed, 04 Aug 2021)
The Shubenacadie residential school operated from 1929 to 1967. Crews searching the grounds and surroundings of the Shubenacadie Residential School have concluded their search, saying they did not discover evidence of unmarked graves related to the school.
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AstraZeneca recipients frustrated after being forced to cancel international travel plans (Wed, 04 Aug 2021)
AstraZeneca-Oxford COVID-19 Vaccine vial Several countries and tour operators, including many cruise lines, don't recognize the Covishield version of the AstraZeneca-Oxford, which is made in India. Others are not accepting travellers who received different types of vaccines for their first and second shots. 
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Northwestern Ontario under smoke alerts due to forest fires in region and Manitoba (Wed, 04 Aug 2021)
Pikangikum First Nation As northwestern Ontario continues its weeks-long battle against forest fires, Environment Canada has issued more air quality statements for the entire region due to smoke that's also drifting in from Manitoba.
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Meng Wanzhou to return to court in B.C. for final weeks of extradition proceeding (Wed, 04 Aug 2021)
Cda China Meng 20210804 Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou will return to court Wednesday for the final weeks of an extradition hearing that has dragged on for more than two and a half years.
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American couple who retired in Nova Scotia leave $4.8M to local hospital (Wed, 04 Aug 2021)
tim diane ledvina Tim and Diane Ledvina's posthumous donation of $4.8 million to Liverpool's Queens General Hospital Foundation is the largest-single private donation the foundation has ever received.
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How extreme is this year's extreme weather? Here's a closer look (Wed, 04 Aug 2021)
Wildfires BC 20210702 As the world staggers through another summer of extreme weather, experts are noticing something different: 2021's onslaught is hitting harder and in places that have been spared global warming's wrath in the past.
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Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world Wednesday (Wed, 04 Aug 2021)
OLYMPICS-2020/MEDICS Japan warned on Wednesday that coronavirus infections are surging at an unprecedented pace as new cases hit a record high in Tokyo, overshadowing the Olympics and adding to doubts over the government's handling of the pandemic.
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Opposition NDP calls for public inquiry into Alberta's COVID-19 response (Tue, 03 Aug 2021)
COVID-19 protest Alberta Premier Jason Kenney said the strategy to lift all remaining health restrictions was proposed by the province's chief medical officer of health, not by the Alberta government.
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Pandemic, mixed messages complicate Canadian students' plans to travel to U.S. for school (Wed, 04 Aug 2021)
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/USA While the federal government has announced that fully vaccinated Americans can enter Canada without having to quarantine starting Aug. 9, the U.S. said its side of the land border will remain closed to non-essential travel until at least Aug. 21 to limit the spread of COVID-19.
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