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COVID-19 Ontario: More than 1,000 new cases reported, nine additional deaths [Video]

New COVID-19 cases in Ontario have jumped back up past the 1,000 mark Wednesday following a slight dip reported a day earlier.

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Coronavirus vaccine ‘passports’ in the works in Quebec, despite concerns globally and from Trudeau [Video]

The idea of giving citizens ‘passports’ proving they’ve been vaccinated is controversial around the world, and in Ottawabut less so in Quebec, whose health minister says the province is going full steam ahead on the idea.

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Advocates call for COVID-19 vaccination plan for migrant and undocumented workers [Video]

Migrant and undocumented workers must have access to the COVID-19 vaccine as part of Canada’s immunization effort, advocates said Wednesday, calling on all levels of government to ensure the workers are guaranteed the shots.

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‘Slow to deliver’: Federal auditor general calls shipbuilding delays ‘concerning’ [Video]

Canadas auditor general has released a report into Ottawas national shipbuilding strategy, finding the strategy has been “slow to deliver” replacement vessels for the countrys aging Navy and Coast Guard vessels.

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3 men who drowned in Sooke River were likely ‘puddle-jumping’ in their truck: coroner [Video]

Eric Blackmore, Cory Mills and AJ Jensen, all 20 years old, died in the early morning hours of Feb. 1, 2020, when their blue Dodge Dakota pickup truck was pulled into the raging river in Sooke Potholes Provincial Park.

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Dr. Bonnie Henry defends controversial RCMP remarks as ‘misinterpretation’ [Video]

The provinces top doctor is defending comments she made critical of the RCMP in B.C. that prompted swift and scathing backlash from the officers’ union.

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Ottawa-area family plays mini-golf in a winter wonderland [Video]

For an Ottawa-area couple dreaming of warmer days, they transformed their backyard into a nine-hole mini-putt golf course.

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School trustees ‘could take a stand,’ introduce stronger COVID-19 rules: B.C. teachers’ union president [Video]

As concerns about COVID-19 variants spreading in local schools increase, the president of the B.C. Teachers’ Federation says trustees need to step up and implement stricter rules if the province won’t.

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Winter storm, snowfall warnings in place for multiple mountain highway passes in southern B.C. [Video]

Drivers travelling along mountain highway passes in southern B.C. were warned to take extra caution Thursday morning as several weather winter storm and snowfall warnings were in place.

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Surprising Metro Vancouver snowfall leads to messy commute [Video]

A somewhat unexpected snowfall blanketed parts of the Lower Mainland Thursday morning.

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Some travellers to Toronto fear they will face fines amid struggle to book mandatory quarantine hotel [Video]

Some travellers arriving in Toronto say their calls are being disconnected after waiting hours to book a mandatory quarantine hotel.

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Langford readies COVID-19 vaccine clinic as B.C. to announce details next week [Video]

Staff are putting the finishing touches on Langfords COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Eagle Ridge Community Centre.