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More Canadians say worst of COVID-19 yet to come as the Delta variant spreads: poll

More Canadians say worst of COVID-19 yet to come as the Delta variant spreads: poll

OTTAWA — A new poll suggests more Canadians believe the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic has not passed as concerns rise about a fourth wave of infections driven by the spread of the highly contagious Delta variant.
Toronto, Vancouver Island protests shine spotlight on media access

Toronto, Vancouver Island protests shine spotlight on media access

TORONTO — Police and politicians' efforts to limit public access to recent events in Toronto and Vancouver Island have cast a spotlight on the role of journalists and spurred concerns over freedom of the press.
Final outcome of a pandemic election could take a few days: chief electoral officer

Final outcome of a pandemic election could take a few days: chief electoral officer

OTTAWA — Canadians may have to wait a few days to find out the final results of a federal election called in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Canada's chief electoral officer warns.
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.
No winning ticket sold for Tuesday's $26 million Lotto Max jackpot

No winning ticket sold for Tuesday's $26 million Lotto Max jackpot

TORONTO — No winning ticket was sold for the $26 million jackpot in Tuesday's Lotto Max draw. The jackpot for the next draw on August 6 will be at an estimated $34 million. The Canadian Press
Premier backs Alberta's top doctor, defends Alberta's response as COVID-19 cases rise

Premier backs Alberta's top doctor, defends Alberta's response as COVID-19 cases rise

CALGARY — Premier Jason Kenney says he respects the advice of Alberta's top doctor to lift all COVID-19 public health orders, as local leaders and health-care experts from across the country continue to condemn the province's plans.
Ethics watchdog says Trudeau didn't further interests of lifelong friend Pitfield

Ethics watchdog says Trudeau didn't further interests of lifelong friend Pitfield

OTTAWA — The federal ethics watchdog has concluded Justin Trudeau was not involved in a decision that saw Liberal MPs using their taxpayer-funded budgets to hire the services of a company run by one of the prime minister's lifelong friends.
Fear, frustration mount over Canada's plan to rescue Afghan interpreters

Fear, frustration mount over Canada's plan to rescue Afghan interpreters

OTTAWA — Fear and frustration are mounting over the scope and pace of Ottawa’s plan to rescue potentially thousands of Afghans from the threat of Taliban retaliation for their past associations with Canada.
Vaccines aren't foolproof but prevent most serious illness, death from COVID-19

Vaccines aren't foolproof but prevent most serious illness, death from COVID-19

OTTAWA — U.S. Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham says he is infected with COVID-19 but because he is fully vaccinated, he is mainly suffering from what feels like a mild sinus infection.
Nunavut releases path forward to live with COVID-19, ease public health restrictions

Nunavut releases path forward to live with COVID-19, ease public health restrictions

IQALUIT, Nunavut — The Nunavut government has released a long-term plan that it says will work toward treating COVID-19 like any other vaccine-preventable disease in the territory.
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