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CANADA

Toronto woman caught up in scam waits on hold with bank as she watches funds disappear from her account [Video]

Profits of unscrupulous thieves who are running a fake taxi scam are adding up to huge amounts, say more victims who are coming forward to CTV News Toronto.

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CANADA

Looking back at Montreal’s 1971 ‘storm of the century,’ half a century later [Video]

On March 4, 50 years ago, southern Quebec got hammered by what would become known as the storm of century, with Montreal and the surrounding paralyzed for days.

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CANADA

Ontario expecting shorter timeline for COVID-19 vaccine rollout, next steps in plan to be revealed Friday [Video]

Ontario will prioritize age and risk in the second phase of its vaccination plan and will rely on pharmacies to deliver the AstraZeneca vaccine to residents who fit those categories.

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CANADA

Opposition Parti Quebecois want better approach to colour-coded COVID-19 alert system [Video]

The Parti Quebecois (PQ) is asking the Quebec government to adopt a more regionalized approach to better reflect the epidemiological reality of each region, in particular through the return of the colour-coded, tiered alert system.

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CANADA

Toronto will wait for Ontario COVID-19 booking portal to come online before vaccinating seniors [Video]

Toronto will not begin a mass registration of its seniors for COVID-19 vaccination for at least another 12 days because it is waiting for a centrally-run registration program set up by the province to come online, Mayor John Tory said Wednesday.

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CANADA

COVID-19 vaccine appointments fully booked in York Region [Video]

Appointments for the COVID-19 vaccine in York Region are completely booked after about 20,000 people registered to get the shot within the first two hours on Monday, officials said.

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EAST AFRICA

Meet the Toronto photographer behind Uganda’s ‘Cameras for Girls’ initiative [Video]

Toronto photographer Amina Mohamed is behind the ‘Cameras for Girls’ non-profit in Uganda, providing cameras and training female journalism students to give them a head start in the industry.

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CANADA

Ontario long-term care minister says she didn’t go public with concerns because she’s no expert [Video]

Ontario’s long-term care minister said she didn’t go public early last year with concerns about COVID-19 spreading in nursing homes because she didn’t consider herself an authority on the emerging threat.

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CANADA

‘Each time we get a different answer’: Do older children arriving to Canada have to stay in quarantine hotels? [Video]

A group of Toronto-area parents are struggling to interpret Canadas rules over whether younger adults and older children have to book themselves into so-called quarantine hotels when they return to Canada.

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CANADA

Story of 7-year-old girl selling lemonade to pay for brain surgery sparks outrage, empathy [Video]

The story of a 7-year-old girl from Alabama selling lemonade to help to pay for her own brain surgery has caused an uproar on the internet, with many calling it an indictment of the U.S. healthcare system.

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CANADA

City to begin administering COVID-19 vaccines to those in Toronto’s shelter system [Video]

Starting next week, the city will begin administering COVID-19 vaccines to people in Toronto’s shelter system.