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|Ready to reopen: Alberta set to lift almost all health restrictions by July 1 - Fri, 18 Jun 2021 11:12:30 EDT|
Almost all COVID-19 public health restrictions will be lifted in Alberta on Canada Day as the province prepares to enter the final stage of its COVID-19 reopening plan.
|Canadian government approves modified quarantine for Olympic athletes - Fri, 18 Jun 2021 18:03:44 EDT|
The federal government has approved a travel exemption for Canada's Olympic hopefuls that will allow them to train on home soil without undergoing a 14-day quarantine after returning to the country.
|Sask. commits $2M for searches of residential school sites for unmarked graves - Fri, 18 Jun 2021 15:01:47 EDT|
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission identified 20 residential school sites in Saskatchewan.
|Her Name was Margaret: New book explores life and death of homeless Hamilton woman - Fri, 18 Jun 2021 04:00:00 EDT|
A woman who grew up playing piano and accordion in Barbados and died after years of experiencing homelessness in Hamilton is at the heart of Denise Davy's new book, Her Name Was Margaret: Life and Death on the Streets.
|Habs coach Dominique Ducharme confirmed positive for COVID-19, in isolation - Fri, 18 Jun 2021 11:11:08 EDT|
Montreal Canadiens interim head coach Dominique Ducharme has tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss Game 3 of the team's third-round playoff matchup against the Vegas Golden Knights.
|Canada to admit 45,000 refugees this year, speed up permanent residency applications - Fri, 18 Jun 2021 17:21:51 EDT|
Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino announced plans to expedite applications and increase the number of refugees coming to Canada at a news conference today.
|Canada expects to have enough doses by the end of July to fully vaccinate everyone eligible - Fri, 18 Jun 2021 14:42:44 EDT|
Public Services and Procurement Minister Anita Anand announced today that Canada will have enough product on hand by August to fully vaccinate every person eligible for a shot.
|RCMP dog shot and killed in line of duty in High Prairie police operation - Fri, 18 Jun 2021 13:30:57 EDT|
An RCMP police service dog was shot and killed in the line of duty Thursday during an ongoing police search in northern Alberta for a suspect considered to be armed and dangerous.
|Canada's largest transplant centre slowly marches toward normal after weeks of 'wasted' organs - Fri, 18 Jun 2021 04:00:00 EDT|
Hundreds of Canadians who need a new organ saw their lives jeopardized by the pandemic, as hospitals stopped doing life-saving transplants and experienced organ shortages.
|Montreal police filmed kneeling on Black teen's neck, prompting calls for investigation - Fri, 18 Jun 2021 11:16:33 EDT|
A Quebec legislator is calling for an investigation into a video that shows a Montreal police officer kneeling on the neck of a young Black teen, his face pressed into the sidewalk, in an image reminiscent of George Floyd's last moments.
|Ford shuffles cabinet, Rod Phillips replacing Merrilee Fullerton as long-term care minister - Fri, 18 Jun 2021 13:46:43 EDT|
Ontario Premier Doug Ford is shuffling his cabinet, with former finance minister Rod Phillips — who resigned from his post following a Caribbean vacation during the COVID-19 pandemic — returning as the new minister of long-term care.
|Canadian mortgage debt grew by $18 billion in April, biggest monthly gain ever, StatsCan says - Fri, 18 Jun 2021 14:46:08 EDT|
Canadians took out almost $18 billion worth of new mortgage debt in April, the fastest monthly increase on record and enough to bring total housing debt to almost $2 trillion, according to Statistics Canada.
|Connecticut aquarium to auction off chance to rename 3 beluga whales moved from Marineland - Fri, 18 Jun 2021 16:12:59 EDT|
A Connecticut aquarium plans to auction off the chance to name three of its five recently arrived beluga whales to raise money for their care and to offset the cost of transporting them from Canada.
|Trudeau says AstraZeneca recipients will 'not be disadvantaged' when they travel - Fri, 18 Jun 2021 13:25:37 EDT|
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said today his government is working with the U.S. and other international partners to ensure that AstraZeneca vaccine recipients face few barriers when they travel abroad.
|'Very frightening' plan by developer to buy $1B in homes will price renters out: anti-poverty group - Wed, 16 Jun 2021 14:13:46 EDT|
An anti-poverty group is calling a Toronto-based developer's plan to buy $1 billion worth of single-family homes and turn them into rental properties a "frightening" example of how even more people will be priced out of an increasingly expensive housing market.
|'I want to reclaim my stolen education': Day School survivor's fight to learn - Fri, 18 Jun 2021 22:00:00 -0400|
An Indigenous elder forced to attend Day School as a child says it robbed her of an education, and caused a cycle of trauma that her son has struggled to break.
|Alberta to lift COVID-19 restrictions on Canada Day - Fri, 18 Jun 2021 11:25:00 -0400|
Having immunized 70 per cent of its eligible population with at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, Alberta will lift public health restrictions in two weeks, Premier Jason Kenney announced Friday.
|'You left me on the ground': Boy knocked to ground after vehicle speeds through intersection in Niagara - Fri, 18 Jun 2021 19:18:00 -0400|
Police are still searching for the driver of a vehicle that sped through a stop sign in Niagara Region last week and hit a bike being ridden by an 11-year-old child, knocking him to the ground before leaving the scene.
|Manitoba homicide suspect arrested in Ontario after firing gun at police: OPP - Fri, 18 Jun 2021 09:09:00 -0400|
Manitoba RCMP said Eric Wildman, a suspect wanted in a homicide investigation, was arrested Friday morning in Ontario after police were allegedly met with gunfire.
|Ottawa to send more help to Kashechewan as First Nation fights COVID-19 outbreak - Fri, 18 Jun 2021 16:43:00 -0400|
More help is on the way for a First Nation gripped by an outbreak of COVID-19 in northern Ontario, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pledged Friday.
|NACI advice to mix vaccines gets varied reaction from AstraZeneca double-dosers - Fri, 18 Jun 2021 05:32:51 -0400|
On June 1, NACI had said AstraZeneca recipients 'could' get Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna for their second shot if they wanted, but on Thursday it went further to say an mRNA vaccine was the 'preferred' choice.
|Video showing Montreal police officer kneeling on Black youth's neck sparks calls for investigation - Fri, 18 Jun 2021 07:13:00 -0400|
A video, showing a Montreal police (SPVM) officer kneeling on a young Black man's neck, has sparked outrage and calls for an investigation by politicians.
|Doctors warn of Delta variant's impact on Manitoba students' return to school - Fri, 18 Jun 2021 09:57:00 -0400|
A group of medical experts is warning the Delta variant of concern could affect Manitoba students' return to classrooms this fall.
|COVID-19 update: B.C. adds 109 cases, 1 related death - Fri, 18 Jun 2021 11:30:00 -0400|
B.C. health officials announced 109 cases of COVID-19 and one related death Friday in their last pandemic update of the week.
|COVID-19 in Alberta: 124 new cases as province surpasses 70 per cent vaccination target - Fri, 18 Jun 2021 18:04:00 -0400|
Stage 3, which removes almost all public health restrictions, will begin on July 1.