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Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin under military investigation, is no longer leading vaccine campaign (Fri, 14 May 2021)
COVID Cda 20210114 Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin, the military commander leading vaccine logistics at the Public Health Agency of Canada, has left his post and is now the subject of a military investigation, according to a statement from the Department of National Defence.
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Ottawa Senators owner took Caribbean superyacht vacation during pandemic — and it went horribly, lawsuits say (Fri, 14 May 2021)
Eugene-Melnyk Eugene Melnyk and his girlfriend wanted a relaxing, luxury Christmas cruise in the Caribbean with family and friends. Instead, the owner of the Ottawa Senators and his holiday group got repeatedly seasick and feared for their lives, according to two lawsuits.
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Desperate to see his dying mom, a bus driver put out a plea. The response bowled him over (Fri, 14 May 2021)
aaron wylie A Nova Scotia bus driver who desperately wants to see his terminally ill mother in New Brunswick put out a request online for a truck route that would allow him to travel across the border as an essential worker. Within hours, he received hundreds of phone calls, texts and emails.
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2 Alberta United Conservatives removed from government caucus (Thu, 13 May 2021)
Todd Loewen and Drew Barnes
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2,000 patients have been transferred around Ontario to free up beds — but it's taking a toll (Fri, 14 May 2021)
alison mcvinnie Since the start of this year, more than 2,000 patient transfers have taken place across Ontario, including many without family consent. While the policy may be helping boost hospital capacity in regions with surging COVID-19 cases, it's also taking an emotional toll on families and health-care workers.
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1 dead, 2 injured in shooting at Burnaby shopping complex (Fri, 14 May 2021)
Burnaby shooting One man is dead and two more people are injured after a suspected targeted shooting outside a busy restaurant at a shopping complex in Burnaby, B.C., on Thursday.
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Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world Friday (Fri, 14 May 2021)
1232869202 On the road to post-pandemic life, Canada and the United States are seemingly driving at different speeds — and perhaps along different lanes.
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Canadians who got AstraZeneca vaccine shouldn't regret decision, health experts say (Fri, 14 May 2021)
AstraZeneca Pharmacy 40 years The more than two million Canadians who received the AstraZeneca-Oxford COVID-19 vaccine made the right choice, health experts say, despite some provinces pausing its rollout over concerns about the risk of rare blood clots.
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Microchip shortage blamed for short supply of new vehicles, especially pickups (Fri, 14 May 2021)
Auto Shortage With auto plants shut down due to a shortage of microchips, dealers are sold out of some models of vehicles.
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Frustration grows as Sunwing doesn't give refunds for cancelled flights despite taking taxpayer aid (Fri, 14 May 2021)
Jillian Passengers who had their flights cancelled by Sunwing Airlines due to the pandemic are expressing anger and frustration. The airline is still only offering travel credit vouchers instead of refunds. Many customers say they just want their money back — immediately.
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With Bill 101 reforms, François Legault risks upending Quebec's hard-won linguistic peace (Fri, 14 May 2021)
QUEBEC QUESTIONS 20210513 Has François Legault's government drafted legislation that preserves the linguistic consensus in Quebec, or has it endangered that consensus for the sake of narrower, partisan gain?
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When it comes to sucking up carbon, not all trees are equal (Fri, 14 May 2021)
mangrove In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we look at the differences in how certain types of trees sequester carbon and how a carbon price across borders might work.
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How the Mbira – an instrument with a complicated history in Zimbabwe – found a following in Western Canada (Fri, 23 Apr 2021)
Chaka mbira side by side The desire to take the road less travelled led Chaka Zinyemba to pick up the mbira as a teenager in Zimbabwe.
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Defence department prepares ground for victims' bill of rights — two years after the law passed (Fri, 14 May 2021)
COVID Canada 20200507 A long-promised survey of military sexual assault and misconduct survivors, both serving and retired, is about to be launched by the Department of National Defence — more than six months after Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan said that getting their feedback would be key to enshrining victims' rights into Canadian military law.
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CBC poll: Results give us an idea of who the vaccine hesitant in Alberta really are (Fri, 14 May 2021)
COVID-Alta-Church 20210503 The most-important factor when it comes to vaccine hesitancy is populism, according to a new poll commissioned by CBC News. The most-populist respondents have a 50/50 chance of being vaccine hesitant whereas the least populist have only an eight per cent chance, says data scientist John Santos.
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