René Robert of Sabres’ renowned ‘French Connection’ hospitalized after heart attack

René Robert, a retired winger who played on the Buffalo Sabres’ famed French Connection Line in the 1970s, was in a Florida hospital on Friday after suffering a heart attack, three people familiar with what happened told The Associated Press.

Clock ticking on bill to curb mandatory minimums as Parliament winds down

The Liberal government’s bill to eliminate mandatory minimum penalties on some drug and firearm offences is stuck at second reading in the House of Commons. With just a handful of sitting days left before MPs leave Ottawa, advocates are warning its failure may delay much needed change.

Springsteen on Broadway theatre backtracks on refusing entry to AstraZeneca recipients

Jujamcyn Theaters had previously said audience members wishing to attend Springsteen on Broadway needed to be immunized with vaccines approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, leaving those who received AstraZeneca on the sidelines.

With clock ticking, doctors, pharmacists come to the rescue after 1-year-old eats raccoon feces

A southern Alberta couple who realized their infant had been exposed to roundworm after eating raccoon feces found themselves racing against time to find a rare medication — and doctors and pharmacists across Western Canada mobilized to help them find it.

Auger-Aliassime, Shapovalov ousted in semifinals at Wimbledon tune up events

Felix Auger-Aliassime dropped a 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (5) decision to Ugo Humbert in a battle of unseeded players at the Halle Open in Germany on Saturday. In London, fellow Canadian Denis Shapovalov lost 7-5, 6-3 to Cameron Norrie at the Fever-Tree Championships.

Indian consulate says teachers’ lessons on farmer protests could ‘poison’ relations with Canada

The Indian consulate in Toronto is attempting to silence teachers giving lessons about the ongoing protests by predominantly Sikh farmers in India, claiming they are a security threat and part of a “conspiracy to sabotage the goodwill” between India and Canada.

Hardline judiciary head Ebrahim Raisi wins Iran presidency following low turnout

Iran’s hardline judiciary chief won the country’s presidential election in a landslide victory Saturday, propelling the supreme leader’s protege into Tehran’s highest civilian position in a vote that appeared to see the lowest turnout in the Islamic Republic’s history.

‘It’s just insane’: Killarney, Ont., lodge owner still out $48K in credit union-CRA nightmare

The owner of Widgawa Lodge and Outfitters in Killarney, Ont., thought moving his bank accounts online would reduce paperwork and give him more time to concentrate on running his outfitting business. But now there’s confusion over the whereabouts of the $48,000 in Joshua Willoughby’s HST payments that was to go to CRA.

Why COVID-19 may now feel like a ‘bad cold’ — with headache, runny nose among most-reported symptoms

The most-reported symptoms of COVID-19 are now a headache, sore throat, and runny nose, according to the team behind a U.K. symptom tracking app, and experts believe various factors may be causing the shift to milder, cold-like reactions.

The fight for Muslim representation in Hollywood — and the danger of falling behind

Last week, Riz Ahmed introduced a report that found Muslim characters are significantly underrepresented in film. CBC News spoke with three Canadian creators about the importance of increasing that representation and the real-world risks of failing to act.

Should you take advantage of employer’s offer to work from home? Some say it could be a career-limiting move

More and more firms are offering employees a hybrid work environment, where staff can divide their weekdays between the office and working at home. But is there a penalty to be paid in terms of your career if you opt to stay in your loungewear two or three times a week?

More protections needed against police no-knock raids, lawyers say

A number of recent cases of police raids in Canada that went off the rails point to the need to reconsider how they’re done, some legal experts say. That could mean everything from Criminal Code amendments to requiring officers to video-record their operations.