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The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Wednesday, April 21, 2021

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. ET on Wednesday, April 21, 2021.There are 1,139,043 confirmed cases in Canada._ Canada: 1,139,043 confirmed cases (87,872 active, 1,027,458 resolved, 23,713 deaths).*The total case count includes 13 confirmed cases among repatriated travellers.There were 7,276 new cases Tuesday. The rate of active cases…

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Verdict expected today in case of Toronto-area cop charged in corruption probe

By The Canadian PressWed., April 21, 2021timer1 min. readA verdict is expected today in the trial of a Toronto-area constable charged with more than a dozen offences in a corruption investigation.Richard Senior has pleaded not guilty to 14 charges, including breach of trust and trafficking cocaine and steroids.The York Regional Police officer was arrested as…

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    Leaders play important role for Girl Guides

    By Lacie Nairn, Local Journalism Initiative ReporterThe Drumheller MailWed., April 21, 2021timer2 min. readBeing a member of the Girl Guides can be an exciting and rewarding experience, for both Guides and adult volunteer leaders alike. There are more than one million adult members of the Girl Guides across 152 countries in a worldwide sisterhood; local…

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      Carbon woman gives back to community, families in need

      By Lacie Nairn, Local Journalism Initiative ReporterThe Drumheller MailWed., April 21, 2021timer1 min. readChristmas can be a difficult time of year, and one local Carbon woman is giving back to her community after receiving support during a difficult time nearly a decade ago. The Carbon Adopt-A -Family program was created by local volunteer Mary Ellen…

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          MPs hear harrowing account of sexual assault in the military

          A House of Commons committee heard startling testimony of rape and retribution from different witnesses on Tuesday as it continued its examination of sexual misconduct in the military.Aviator Emily Tulloch testifies before a House of Commons committee hearing on April 20, 2021. (CBC News/House of Commons)A House of Commons committee heard startling testimony about rape…

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              Jim Steinman, hitmaker for Meat Loaf and Céline Dion, dead at 73

              Jim Steinman, the Grammy-winning composer who wrote Meat Loaf's best-selling Bat Out Of Hell debut album as well as hits for Celine Dion, Air Supply and Bonnie Tyler, has died, his brother said. He was 73.Jim Steinman, the Grammy-winning composer and playwright who wrote Meat Loaf's best-selling Bat Out Of Hell debut album as well as…

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                Budget puts abortion access on the table in future health funding talks with provinces

                The federal government says any future negotiations about boosting health funding to provinces will be tied to talks on sexual and reproductive health services — including abortion.Pro-choice demonstrators rally at the New Brunswick Legislature in Fredericton on Thursday, April 17, 2014. (David Smith/The Canadian Press)The federal government says any future negotiations about boosting health funding…

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                  B.C. announces new travel restrictions to contain coronavirus, lowers age for AstraZeneca vaccine

                  Premier John Horgan says the province is working with the tourism industry to reject bookings from people travelling outside their local areas.B.C. Premier John Horgan and Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced travel restrictions and changes to vaccine availability at news conference Monday. (Mike McArthur/CBC)British Columbia announced strict travel restrictions at a Monday press conference while lowering the eligibility…

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                      Fundraiser for Ferris as search for kidney continues

                      By Michael Potestio, Local Journalism Initiative ReporterKamloops This WeekMon., April 19, 2021timer3 min. readA fundraising effort for a Kamloops toddler in need of a kidney gets underway this weekend via social media. Four-year-old Ferris Backmeyer has been waiting for the new organ almost all her life, having been diagnosed with Mainzer-Saldino syndrome — a rare…

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                        Forget provincial travel bans, B.C. wants to lock people inside their health regions

                        By Joanna ChiuVancouver BureauMon., April 19, 2021timer4 min. readupdateArticle was updated 7 hrs ago VANCOUVER—Days after the Ontario government reversed course over allowing police officers to stop people to request their home addresses, B.C. said Monday it will restrict non-essential travel of British Columbians outside their own provincial health regions. “Non-essential travel should be confined…

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                        Thompson teachers get gift of jab

                        By Maggie Macintosh, Local Journalism Initiative ReporterWinnipeg Free PressMon., April 19, 2021timer3 min. readDespite COVID-19 cases continuing to climb over the weekend, dozens of teachers in Thompson had reason to celebrate — they received vaccines unexpectedly. A stockpile of extra doses prompted Cross Lake First Nation to open up appointments for immunizations to educators at…

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                        Budget sets aside almost $400M to tackle sexual misconduct in the military

                        The Liberal government has set aside hundreds of millions dollars to combat sexual misconduct in the military, bolster continental defence and reinforce Canada’s commitment to NATO.The federal budget invests millions to $236 million to address sexual misconduct in the military. (Lars Hagberg/The Canadian Press)The Liberal government has set aside hundreds of millions dollars to combat…

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                        Hong Kong democracy leaders sentenced to jail amid crackdown

                        A Hong Kong court on Friday sentenced five leading pro-democracy advocates, including media tycoon Jimmy Lai, to 14 months in prison for organizing and participating in a massive march during 2019 anti-government protests that triggered an overwhelming crackdown from Beijing.Media tycoon Jimmy Lai, seen here leaving court in Hong Kong in this photo taken Feb.…

                        Conservatives unveil loyalty-card style of carbon pricing

                        Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole walks on stage to announce his climate change policy during an event in Ottawa, April 15, 2021. Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole released his party’s climate plan on Thursday as he pledged to put a price on carbon for consumers, a major departure for a party that has…

                        Conservatives’ new carbon plan would provide incentives to burn more fuel

                        Conservative leader Erin O’Toole rises during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Jan. 28, 2021. Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press It is almost churlish, on the day Erin O’Toole delivered the first-ever (mostly) credible Conservative climate plan, to dwell on the part that is just plain dumb. But it…

                        Around 2.5 billion Tyrannosaurus rex have walked the Earth, according to new study

                        Visitors look at a 67-million-year-old skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus rex at the French National Museum of Natural History in Paris on June 6, 2018. PHILIPPE WOJAZER/Reuters If one Tyrannosaurus rex – the school bus-sized meat-eating dinosaur that stalked the Cretaceous Period landscape – seems impressive, how about 2.5 billion of them? Researchers on Thursday unveiled…

                        Moderna delays ‘negatively effect’ COVID-19 vaccination campaigns, federal health agency acknowledges

                        The Centennial College Scarborough COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Toronto sits empty on Wednesday, April 14. Melissa Tait/The Globe and Mail The Public Health Agency of Canada acknowledged Thursday the challenges provinces and territories are facing with the disruptions in COVID-19 vaccine shipments from Moderna, as it confirmed the next delivery will also be delayed. Shipments…

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