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Ottawa approves modified quarantine program for CFL players entering Canada

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The federal government has announced a modified quarantine program for the Canadian Football League that will allow players to train with each other in isolation from the public, seven days after arriving in the country.

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Media advisory – Montréal, Quebec

This Canada Day, the Samuel De Champlain Bridge will light up in orange from sunset to 1 a.m.

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Ware, Abel, Fofana claim 3-metre Olympic berths at Canadian diving trials

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Pamela Ware and Jennifer Abel qualified for the women’s three-metre competition at the Tokyo Olympics while Cedric Fofana qualified in the men’s three-metre event Wednesday at the Canadian Olympic Diving Trials.

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Government of Canada COVID-19 update for Indigenous Peoples and communities, week of June 28

As of June 28, 2021, Canada and partners reported an incredible accomplishment in its vaccination efforts, with more than 44,911,854 COVID-19 vaccine doses being distributed across the country. As of June 29, 2021, in First Nations communities with available information, over 85% of individuals aged 18 and older have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and over 53% have received two doses.

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Critics blast Catholic Church for spending after commitment to residential school survivors went unmet

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A growing chorus across Canada is demanding the Catholic Church pay the full $25 million it once promised to residential school survivors — saying it’s shameful for the money to remain unpaid while tens of millions are spent on elaborate church buildings.

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Rapid permafrost thaw expected in N.W.T., Yukon after heat wave, experts warn

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The heat wave sweeping through the N.W.T. and Yukon will have a major impact on permafrost thaw in both territories, experts warn. 

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Government of Canada invests over $620,000 to bring high-speed Internet to 146 more homes in the Carlsbad Springs area, around the communities of Navan, Vars and Blackburn Hamlet

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted how much we rely on our connections. Now more than ever, Canadians across the country need access to reliable high-speed Internet as many of us are working, learning, and staying in touch with friends and family from home.

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Statement by Minister Bennett and Minister Miller on today’s gathering in Lower Post, British Columbia

Today, 46 years to the day after the former residential school closed, the Daylu Dena Council held an important gathering where Survivors shared their experiences at the Lower Post residential school. Those in attendance bore witness to this truth-telling and watched a ceremonial demolition of the school, removing a constant reminder of a very painful past. By removing this painful reminder, the community can look toward the future in anticipation of a new multi-purpose building where everyone feels safe and welcomed.

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Britney Spears’s father asks court to probe her allegations about conservatorship

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In court filings, Britney Spears’s father, James Spears, emphasized that he’s had no power over his daughter’s personal affairs for nearly two years and asked the court overseeing her conservatorship to investigate her statements last week about the court’s control of her medical treatment and personal life, which she called abusive.

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TFC striker Ayo Akinola switches allegiance from U.S. to Canada

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American-born Toronto FC forward Ayo Akinola has chosen to represent Canada internationally and will be available to the national men’s team for the upcoming CONCACAF Gold Cup.

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U.S. House votes to launch new Jan. 6 insurrection investigation

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Split along party lines, the U.S. House of Representatives launched a new investigation of the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection on Wednesday.

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Kim Gaucher, Mandy Bujold blaze trail for future generations of Olympian moms

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Within hours on Wednesday, justice was served. Tokyo organizers ruled Olympians like Canadian basketball player Kim Gaucher could bring newborns to the Games, and the Court of Arbitration for Sport ruled that Canadian boxer Mandy Bujold was indeed qualified to box at the Olympics.

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486 sudden deaths reported in B.C. during record-breaking heat wave, says B.C. Coroners Service

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At least 486 sudden deaths were reported over five days during B.C.’s record-breaking heat wave, the B.C. Coroners Service said Wednesday. 

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IOC to expand Olympic soccer rosters with 4 extras spots due to pandemic: report

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Olympic soccer rosters will be expanded from 18 players to 22 for the Tokyo Olympics, a person with knowledge of the change told The Associated Press on Wednesday, due to the challenges teams faced as a result of the pandemic.

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Minister Ng and FACE hold round table with Black business owners

Black Canadian business owners and entrepreneurs make important contributions to the Canadian economy, yet they continue to face systemic barriers in starting and growing their businesses.

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Britain starts planning for vaccine booster shots from September

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This British government is starting to plan for a COVID-19 vaccine booster campaign beginning in the fall after top vaccine advisers said it might be necessary to give third shots to the elderly and most vulnerable.

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Heat dome planted over Alberta and Saskatchewan as more record temperatures expected

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An unrelenting heat wave is moving slightly east across the Prairie provinces today and experts predict parts of Western Canada could again reach record-breaking high temperatures.

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Summer job opportunities are now available for young Canadians in Québec’s national capital region 

Summer job opportunities are now available for young Canadians in Québec’s national capital region

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Government of Canada provides details on next steps for Private Member’s Bill C-208

Private Member’s Bill C-208 has passed in both Houses of Parliament and received Royal Assent. Bill C-208 makes amendments to the Income Tax Act but does not include an application date.

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It was a MOMumental day — thanks to 2 Canadian Olympians

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CBC Sports’ daily newsletter celebrates Canadian athletes Mandy Bujold and Kim Gaucher, who both challenged Olympic rules making it harder for working mothers — and won.

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Alberta’s finance minister suggests 2020-21 budget year wasn’t as bad as it seemed. It was

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Alberta might be sweltering through a brutally hot and blindingly sunny week but there’s a cloud hanging over the provincial government that keeps raining on Premier Jason Kenney’s parade.

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Judge rules Ottawa unfairly rejected jobs grant request of Christian university that opposes gay relationships

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Redeemer University, a private, Reformed Christian school in Hamilton that’s been criticized for its stand on homosexual relationships, has won a court challenge of the federal government’s refusal to provide the school a summer jobs grant.

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Canada Invests in New EV Fast Chargers Across British Columbia

Today, Patrick Weiler, Member of Parliament for West Vancouver–Sunshine Coast–Sea to Sky Country, on behalf of the Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr., Minister of Natural Resources, announced a $2,350,000 investment to the British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority to install 47 electric vehicle (EV) fast chargers across the province to put British Columbians in the driver’s seat on the road to a net-zero future.

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Man whose body was found in septic tank on Alberta farm in 1977 was a 20-year-old from Manitoba, RCMP say

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A man whose burned body was found in a septic tank on an Alberta farm in 1977 has been identified as Gordon Edwin Sanderson, a 20-year-old from Manitoba.

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Yukon seeks help from feds as it deals with ‘widespread community transmission’

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Wednesday’s live update from health officials comes a day after the territory announced its fifth COVID-19 related death — the third in a little more than two weeks.

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Backgrounder: Canada and British Columbia invest in flood mitigation to improve community resilience

The Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia are investing over $24.5 million in 12 projects through the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program’s new COVID-19 Community Resilience Stream. Canada is contributing over $19.8 million, and B.C. is contributing over $4.7 million. Under the COVID-19 Resilience Stream, the federal cost share for public infrastructure projects is up to 80% in the provinces, and up to100% in the territories and for projects intended for Indigenous communities. Federal funding is conditional on fulfilling all requirements related to consultation with Indigenous groups and environmental assessment.

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Canada and British Columbia invest in flood mitigation to improve community resilience

Today, Patrick Weiler, Member of Parliament for West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast—Sea-to-Sky Country, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and the Honourable Mike Farnworth, British Columbia’s Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General, announced funding to increase flood resiliency and improve the safety of residents in 12 communities across B.C.

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Pride flags taken from businesses and homes in Victoria, P.E.I.

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RCMP are investigating the theft of a number of Pride flags that were taken from outside businesses and homes in Victoria, P.E.I.

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Former U.S. defence secretary Donald Rumsfeld dead at 88

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Donald Rumsfeld, the two-time defence secretary and one-time presidential candidate whose reputation as a skilled bureaucrat and visionary of a modern U.S. military was soiled by the long and costly Iraq war, has died, his family said in a statement. He was 88.

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Former U.S. defence secretary Donald Rumsfeld dead at 88

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Donald Rumsfeld, a forceful U.S. defence secretary who was the main architect of the Iraq war until President George W. Bush replaced him as the United States found itself bogged down after 3½ years of fighting, has died at age 88, his family said in a statement on Wednesday.

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Some foreign-based digital economy businesses will begin charging GST/HST on July 1, 2021

Many mobile apps, online video streaming services and other digital platform-based products that Canadians enjoy are sold by businesses beyond our borders.

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Actor Allison Mack sentenced to 3 years in prison for role in NXIVM cult

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TV actor Allison Mack, who played a key role in the scandal-ridden cult NXIVM, was sentenced to three years in prison Wednesday on charges she manipulated women into becoming sex slaves for the group’s spiritual leader.

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Ottawa invests in innovation with Germain et Frère

The Trois-Rivières business specializing in the manufacturing of air treatment systems will be able to count on a $375,000 investment from the Government of Canada to boost productivity, create eight new positions and continue to grow.

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Minister Ng marks first anniversary of Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement with U.S. and Mexican counterparts 

Today, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, joined Katherine Tai, United States Trade Representative, and Tatiana Clouthier Carrillo, Mexico’s Secretary of Economy, to mark the first anniversary of the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) coming into force.

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Parks Canada and Manitoba Metis Federation announce Indigenous Peoples Open Doors Program offering complimentary entry to Manitoba Métis citizens to Riding Mountain National Park 

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Fan involved in crash at Tour de France arrested: report

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Gendarmes in Brittany on Wednesday arrested a fan involved in a massive pileup at the Tour de France during the opening stage at cycling’s biggest event, local media reported.

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Government of Canada invests in the St. Andrews Lock and Dam 

Today, the Minister of Public Services and Procurement, the Honourable Anita Anand, announced the award of a construction contract worth $40M to M.D. Steele Construction Ltd. a Manitoba-based general contractor, for the rehabilitation of the St. Andrews Lock and Dam (SALD).

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Episodes of racism, harassment, homophobia recorded at border crossing near Akwesasne First Nation

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An investigation of operations at one of the Canada Border Service Agency’s busiest port of entries found instances of harassment, racism and homophobia, according to documents shared with CBC News.

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Final figures from 2020-21 show Alberta with $17B deficit, over $5B in COVID-19 costs

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New figures show Alberta’s fight against COVID-19 hit more than $5 billion by the end of the last fiscal year in March.

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The CBSA launches an investigation into oil country tubular goods from Mexico

The CBSA launches an investigation into oil country tubular goods from Mexico