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 2021-02-24 13:00 

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[ Edmonton ]

Optimism, relief as Alberta's long-term care centres see significant drop in COVID-19 cases...

Alberta has seen a drop of 92 per cent in active COVID-19 cases at long-term care facilities ever since hitting a peak of 776 cases in late December....

 2021-02-24 13:00 

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[ British Columbia ]

What you need to know about COVID-19 in B.C. for Feb. 24...

B.C. is preparing to ramp up its COVID-19 immunization program, bringing more health professionals into the workforce and planning to begin mass vaccination clinics in April....

 2021-02-24 13:00 

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[ North News ]

Yukon needs new approach to worsening opioid crisis, officials say...

As illegal drugs continue to kill more and more Yukoners, some people in the territory — including the chief medical officer of health and local RCMP — are calling for a new approach to the ongoing opioid epidemic....

 2021-02-24 13:00 

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[ Thunder Bay ]

Ministry of Environment reviewing incident with Resolute Forest Products effluent in Thunder Bay, Ont....

The Ministry of the Environment says it will continue to look into an incident where Resolute Forest Products was discharging "higher than normal contaminant levels" through its effluent into the Kaministiquia River....

 2021-02-24 12:44 

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COVID-19 vaccine makers say U.S. should expect a big jump in deliveries over coming month...

Coronavirus vaccine makers told the U.S. Congress on Tuesday to expect a big jump in the delivery of doses over the coming month, and the companies insist they will be able to provide enough for most Americans to get inoculated by summer....

 2021-02-24 12:34 

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[ Windsor ]

Ontario Uighur Muslims call for more action following Canada's genocide vote...

Two Ontario Uighur Muslims say they feel mixed about the House of Commons' vote declaring China's treatment of the Uighurs a genocide....

 2021-02-24 12:30 

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[ Saskatoon ]

Woman taken to hospital after van crashes into Saskatoon business...

Saskatoon police say a woman received serious life-threatening injuries and was taken to hospital after a minivan drove into a business....

 2021-02-24 12:18 

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Space fans crack secret message on NASA's Mars parachute...

The huge parachute used by NASA's Perseverance rover to land on Mars contained a secret message, thanks to a puzzle lover on the spacecraft team....

 2021-02-24 12:15 

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[ Prince Edward Island ]

Rural areas of P.E.I. face long-term challenges in pandemic recovery, report finds...

P.E.I.'s Kings and Prince counties face some serious challenges for economic recovery following the pandemic, according to a study released Wednesday morning by the Atlantic Provinces Economic Council....

 2021-02-24 12:00 

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[ Calgary ]

Black History Month: I wish marketers would stop doing this every February...

It's so frustrating to see organizations receive praise for amplifying Black voices in February only to be completely silent for the other 337 days of the year, says Tomi Ajele....

 2021-02-24 12:00 

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[ British Columbia ]

Vancouver man sues city and police over violent confrontation with anti-gay street preacher...

A Vancouver man who wound up with broken bones after a violent confrontation with an anti-gay street preacher is suing the city and the police for failing to enforce the law....

 2021-02-24 12:00 

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[ Saskatchewan ]

Ride-hailing review, efficiency program headed to Regina City Council Wednesday...

Capital Cabs and Uber are set to address council about the ride-hailing review....

 2021-02-24 12:00 

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[ Saskatoon ]

Sask. First Nations rally behind northern community in dispute with uranium company...

First Nations leaders are rallying behind the Birch Narrows Dene Nation in its dispute with the provincial government and a uranium company....

 2021-02-24 12:00 

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[ New Brunswick ]

Sackville Food Bank has new temporary home thanks to caf owners' donation...

Another reversal of fortune has provided the Sackville Food Bank with a temporary home less than a week after a flood forced volunteers out of their building and destroyed much of the food bank's stock....

 2021-02-24 12:00 

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[ North News ]

N.W.T. MLAs discuss elder abuse, national pharmacare...

Deh Cho MLA Ron Bonnetrouge says Elders face abuse but are not getting adequate services in the region. MLA Kevin O'Reilly seeks N.W.T. government's vocal support on a private members bill for national pharmacare....

 2021-02-24 12:00 

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[ North News ]

It's the (Yukon) Journey: Mushers organize race to fill gap left by cancelled Yukon Quest...

Mushers will hit the trail Wednesday in a new dog sled race — the Yukon Journey. It's been organized as a sort of replacement this year for the cancelled Yukon Quest....

 2021-02-24 12:00 

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[ Thunder Bay ]

Providing masks for those in need...

A new program launched by the United Way of Thunder Bay is providing free face masks to those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic....

 2021-02-24 11:30 

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[ Newfoundland & Labrador ]

N.L. on track for record-low 51 per cent voter turnout: Elections NL data...

Opposition party leaders concerned the low number of mail-in ballots requested could threaten the legitimacy of the next government....

 2021-02-24 11:30 

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[ Thunder Bay ]

Alexander Zaitzeff scheduled for conduct hearing with Law Society Tribunal...

A suspended Thunder Bay lawyer is scheduled to appear before Ontario's Law Society Tribunal Wednesday for a disciplinary proceeding....

 2021-02-24 11:28 

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[ Sudbury ]

Variant of concern COVID-19 cases shuts down 2 Sudbury schools...

Public Health Sudbury and Districts says two Sudbury schools have been dismissed after COVID-19 cases that screened positive for variants of concern were detected....

 2021-02-24 11:27 

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[ Montreal ]

COVID-19 in Quebec: What you need to know Wednesday...

As the province finalizes plans to begin inoculating the general population starting next week, there are questions about the vaccines' accessibility. Here's what you need to know....

 2021-02-24 11:00 

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[ Manitoba ]

Pandemic expected to hamper Manitoba tourism with a 3-year hangover...

Manitoba's tourism industry is not expected to fully recover from the COVID-19 pandemic until 2024, thanks to greatly reduced international visits and a lingering aversion to travel in general, the Conference Board of Canada projects....

 2021-02-24 11:00 

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[ Manitoba ]

Neighbours, son believe defibrillator in locked office could have helped save Manitoba Housing tenant...

Manitoba Housing residents who tried to help a neighbour in apparent cardiac arrest believe his death could've been prevented if a life-saving defibrillator wasn't kept out of sight in a locked office....

 2021-02-24 11:00 

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[ Montreal ]

Her journey from Senegal to Europe to Quebec City inspires her work as a teacher...

Before settling in Quebec City with her family, Ndeye Dieynaba Ndiaye spent a decade living in Italy, where she says she witnessed the racist treatment of African migrants. Those experiences shaped how she teaches migration law, and have motivated her to ...

 2021-02-24 11:00 

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[ New Brunswick ]

Maine to award contract for new international bridge to Edmundston soon...

Maine officials will open bids on Wednesday from three companies seeking to build a new international bridge linking the state and Edmundston, N.B....

 2021-02-24 11:00 

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[ Saskatoon ]

Concept plan for nearly $13M outdoor festival site gets approval from Saskatoon city council...

The city can now put out the tender for Phase 1 of the project, which would include the creation of an entry bosque area, as well as a festival headquarters building and studies to deal with the more complicated parts of the project....

 2021-02-24 11:00 

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[ North News ]

Students spread kindness in Ulukhaktok, N.W.T., for Pink Shirt Day...

It's a professional development week for teachers in Ulukhaktok, N.W.T., but that doesn't mean that they and their students didn't still celebrate Pink Shirt Day....

 2021-02-24 11:00 

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[ Thunder Bay ]

Thunder Bay teachers' union representative against pausing in-class learning...

A union official representing Thunder Bay public elementary school teachers says doesn't want to see a full shift to virtual learning, despite an increasing number of COVID-19 cases in local schools....

 2021-02-24 11:00 

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[ Sudbury ]

Final push from Black Lives Matter Sudbury to cut police funding in 2021 budget...

Sudbury city councillors will soon be finalizing the municipality's 2021 budget, and they're still getting input from some community members on where dollars should — and should not — be allocated. Members of Black Lives Matter Sudbury...

 2021-02-24 11:00 

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Guelph seeks public input on 13 possible ward boundary options...

Guelph has released 13 possible configurations new ward boundaries after the city received feedback from the community back in January....

 2021-02-24 10:48 

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[ Prince Edward Island ]

COVID-19 on P.E.I.: What's happening Wednesday, Feb. 24...

There will be no regional bubble any time soon, and a pilot project for fast COVID-19 tests at Charlottetown Airport....

 2021-02-24 10:45 

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[ Sudbury ]

North Bay and Parry Sound are shut down because of COVID variants, but the public is 'thirsty' to know why...

How much the pandemic will change because of the COVID variants could be determined in a small northern Ontario city. North Bay only has a few dozen active COVID cases, but most them are one of the new fast-spreading versions of the virus....

 2021-02-24 10:43 

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[ New Brunswick ]

AG recruits MLAs for help in dispute with N.B.'s pension body...

New Brunswick Auditor General Kim Adair-MacPherson has asked MLAs to intervene in her efforts to get Vestcor, the company that manages the province's public sector pension funds, to disclose its financial records....

 2021-02-24 10:43 

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[ New Brunswick ]

Auditor general recruits MLAs for help in dispute with N.B.'s pension body...

New Brunswick Auditor General Kim Adair-MacPherson has asked MLAs to intervene in her efforts to get Vestcor, the company that manages the province's public sector pension funds, to disclose its financial records....

 2021-02-24 10:40 

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[ Sudbury ]

School buses cancelled in Sudbury, North Bay-areas...

School buses are cancelled in the Sudbury and North Bay areas due to forecasted poor road conditions....

 2021-02-24 10:38 

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[ Toronto ]

Zoom-bombing Ontario courts rare but troubling, says task force chair...

The co-chair of an Ontario task force on court e-hearings says the Zoom-bombing of a Brampton virtual courtroom on Tuesday is rare, but troubling. The Ministry of Attorney General is committing to reviewing the virtual court system with staff to "ensu...

 2021-02-24 10:30 

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[ Newfoundland & Labrador ]

It's a worst-case scenario: What to do when your entire family gets COVID-19...

Three out of four members of the Bennett family have tested positive for COVID-19, and the fourth has a respiratory condition....

 2021-02-24 10:30 

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[ Thunder Bay ]

'Reasonable' for NWHU to remain in yellow level of restrictions, medical officer of health says...

The Northwestern Health Unit's medical officer of health says it's reasonable for the area to remain under a lower level of restrictions, despite high COVID-19 numbers....

 2021-02-24 10:03 

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[ Nova Scotia ]

Halifax hopes music scene, hidden gems can revive tourism sector...

Halifax's new tourism strategy will be a year-round effort to showcase the local music scene, launch events and appeal to international travellers as the municipality looks to rebound post-pandemic from losses of around $800 million so far. Discover H...

 2021-02-24 10:01 

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First COVID-19 vaccine doses dispatched by COVAX arrive in Ghana...

The World Health Organization's global vaccine sharing scheme COVAX delivered its first COVID-19 shots on Wednesday, as the race to get doses to the world's poorest people and tame the pandemic accelerates....

 2021-02-24 10:00 

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[ Sudbury ]

Father looking for answers after 4-year-old son walks away from school without staff's knowlege...

A Greater Sudbury father is still reeling after his 4-year-old son wandered away from Walden Public School last week....

 2021-02-24 10:00 

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[ Toronto ]

Sesame Street features Ghanaian Canadian's short film with Black voices front and centre...

Ian Keteku's clip was locally produced, voiced by Black talent and an homage to immigrant mother. It shows Nyamekye, a Black girl who sings while counting and planting "tiny little carrot seeds" with her mom....

 2021-02-24 10:00 

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[ Manitoba ]

Bill Riley, 3rd Black player in NHL history, was 1st Black player for the Winnipeg Jets...

Bill Riley, the first Black player in Winnipeg Jets history, remembers his time playing in Winnipeg as too short....

 2021-02-24 10:00 

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[ Nova Scotia ]

CBRM to start looking for new police chief...

Cape Breton Regional Municipality Mayor Amanda McDougall says the municipality is starting the formal process of seeking a permanent chief to replace Peter McIsaac, who has been on sick leave since the summer of 2019....

 2021-02-24 10:00 

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[ Prince Edward Island ]

Holland College pilot project offers free tuition to former, current youths in care...

Holland College is launching a new pilot project to help people who are, or were, a youth in care....

 2021-02-24 10:00 

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Death of Ontario sailor prompts OPP to change the way it handles certain 911 calls...

The OPP say an operational review of what happened the night Reginald Fisher, an Ontario sailor who vanished on Lake Erie in September of 2020, has led provincial police to change the way it handles 911 calls involving marine incidents....

 2021-02-24 09:30 

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[ Newfoundland & Labrador ]

Lockdown sends calls to Community Food Helpline soaring...

With the shift back to pandemic lockdown, Newfoundland and Labrador's Community Food Helpline is experiencing a surge in calls from people in need of emergency food aid but face barriers to getting it....

 2021-02-24 09:00 

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What a 3rd wave of COVID-19 could look like in Canada — and how we can avoid it...

Is Canada destined for a 3rd wave? Or will we be able to adequately respond to the threat of coronavirus variants spreading across the country to avoid one altogether?...

 2021-02-24 09:00 

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Parti Qubcois calls on Ottawa to release documents on federal response to 1976 win...

Parti Qubcois Leader Paul St-Pierre Plamondon is calling on the federal government to make public all documents related to how it handled the aftermath of the PQ's election in 1976. The call comes after CBC News revealed U.S. State Department document...

 2021-02-24 09:00 

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Elderly Quebecers keen to take their turn in COVID-19 vaccination queue but push for more details on process...

Quebec is opening up COVID-19 vaccine appointments on Thursday for those born in 1936 or earlier, a development that is being met with relief and a little skepticism by the seniors next in line....

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