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A look at COVID-19 reopening plans across the country

A look at COVID-19 reopening plans across the country

As COVID-19 vaccination rates increase and case numbers drop across the country, the provinces and territories have begun releasing the reopening plans for businesses, events and recreational facilities.
'Boom, they were gone:' Alberta trainers mourn loss of two horses struck by lightning

'Boom, they were gone:' Alberta trainers mourn loss of two horses struck by lightning

SUNDRE, Alta. — A large dirt mound at the top of a green pasture in central Alberta is a reminder that tragedy can strike like lightning.
Bill Davis, Ontario's 18th premier and a celebrated Tory, dies at 92

Bill Davis, Ontario's 18th premier and a celebrated Tory, dies at 92

TORONTO — Bill Davis, the 18th premier of Ontario and one of the country's longest-serving premiers, has died at 92.
Canadian business community largely supportive of vaccine passport system

Canadian business community largely supportive of vaccine passport system

TORONTO — The Canadian business community appears to be largely supportive of the Quebec government's move to impose the country's first vaccine passport system.
Hear ye, hear ye: Town crier silenced as Duncan, B.C., looks for new envoy

Hear ye, hear ye: Town crier silenced as Duncan, B.C., looks for new envoy

DUNCAN, B.C. — A Vancouver Island city is putting out a call for a new kind of ambassador after deciding it will no longer send a town crier to greet visitors or represent the community at events.
'A real struggle:' Nursing shortage leading to health centre closures in Nunavut

'A real struggle:' Nursing shortage leading to health centre closures in Nunavut

IQALUIT, Nunavut — A nursing shortage is affecting the country's most northern communities, with eight health centres run by nurses expectedto temporarily shut their doors if staff aren't found to keep them open.
Measure intended to ensure gun buyers have licence is seriously flawed, group argues

Measure intended to ensure gun buyers have licence is seriously flawed, group argues

OTTAWA — A prominent gun-control group is accusing the federal Liberals of endangering public safety by backpedalling on a pledge to ensure firearm buyers have a valid licence.
As U.S. demurs, Canada welcomes vaccinated American citizens back across border

As U.S. demurs, Canada welcomes vaccinated American citizens back across border

WASHINGTON — The United States will remain on the sidelines for now as Canada gamely welcomes back fully vaccinated American citizens and permanent residents. As of midnight Sunday night, non-essential U.S.

No winning ticket for Saturday's $11.8 million Lotto 649 jackpot

TORONTO — No winning ticket was sold for the $11.8 million jackpot in Saturday night's Lotto 649 draw. However, the draw's guaranteed $1 million prize went to a lottery player in Ontario. The jackpot for the next Lotto 649 draw on Aug.
Erin O'Toole announces first promise in Quebec ahead of expected election

Erin O'Toole announces first promise in Quebec ahead of expected election

MONTREAL — Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole announced plans Saturday to financially support the creation of a Quebec research and development centre on food self-sufficiency.
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