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Lyrid meteor shower about to peak, but poor conditions expected for many Canadian viewers
The Lyrid meteor shower, known to occasionally produce vibrant fireballs, is expected to reach its annual peak between Wednesday night and Thursday morning, but the moonlight and clouds may pose a challenge for meteor watchers.
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Peeling paint, debris among problems found at U.S. plant making J&J COVID-19 vaccine
Johnson & Johnson said on Wednesday it was establishing a vaccine supply network in which ten manufacturing sites would be involved in the production of its COVID-19 vaccine, in addition to its plant in Leiden, the Netherlands.
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Trudeau pressured to adopt tougher emissions target for Biden climate summit
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is under pressure to step up his commitment to cutting greenhouse gas emissions in Canada within the next decade as he heads into a United States-hosted climate summit with global leaders.
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Three confidence votes to determine fate of minority Liberal government
A pair of proposed changes to the federal budget put forward by opposition parties will determine whether the minority Liberal government will fall, which could trigger an election.
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Columbus police fatally shoots Black teen swinging knife
The fatal shooting of a knife-wielding Black teenage girl by police in Columbus, Ohio, came within minutes of the verdict in George Floyd's killing -- causing outrage by some in the community over the continued police use of lethal force.
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COVID-19 infections in Ontario shoot back up past 4,200, ICU admissions near 800
COVID-19 infections in Ontario shot back up past 4,200 Wednesday as the number of patients in an intensive care unit (ICU) with the disease nears 800.
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Annual pace of inflation leaps higher in March
Statistics Canada says the annual pace of inflation jumped higher in March due in large part to a plunge in prices a year ago at the start of the pandemic.
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Indonesian military says submarine missing with 53 on board
The Indonesian navy is searching for a submarine that went missing near the resort island of Bali with 53 people on board, the military said Wednesday.
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In annual address, Putin warns Russia's foes will be sorry
President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday sternly warned the West against further encroachment on Russia's security interests, saying Moscow's response will be 'quick and tough.'
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Montreal vet fined and suspended after removing 19 teeth from dog without owner's consent
A Montreal veterinarian has been disciplined after removing 19 teeth from a Yorkshire terrier without the consent of its owner.
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5 things to know for Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Canada has now administered at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to 30.21 per cent of the country's eligible population.
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Queen Elizabeth II touched by tributes to husband as she marks 95th birthday
Queen Elizabeth II said she had been deeply touched by the tributes paid to her husband Prince Philip, in her first public remarks since his death earlier this month and as she marks her first birthday without him in 73 years.
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Queen Elizabeth II marks 95th birthday, days after husband's funeral
Queen Elizabeth II, the world's oldest monarch, turns 95 on Wednesday, but there will be no public celebrations just days after she bade farewell to her husband of seven decades at his funeral.
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Judge to deliver decision today on request to delay Meng extradition case
A judge is scheduled to release her decision Wednesday on a request to delay the final leg of hearings in Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou's extradition case.
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Bank of Canada to detail outlook on economy, inflation in wake of federal budget
The Bank of Canada will say today how it sees the economy faring over the coming months and the path for inflation amid the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Bank of Canada keeps key interest rate target on hold
The Bank of Canada is keeping its key interest rate target on hold as it raises its outlook for economic growth this year.
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Ease employment hurdles for former prison inmates, federal study urges
A new federal study found that people released from prison were much more likely than the general population to have trouble finding gainful employment -- even over a decade after returning to society.
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Ontario Premier Doug Ford isolating in Toronto after staffer tests positive for COVID-19
Ontario Premier Doug Ford is isolating after learning that a staff member he came in close contact with Monday has tested positive for COVID-19.
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Police shoot, kill teenage girl in Columbus, Ohio: report
Police shot and killed a teenage girl Tuesday afternoon in Columbus just as the verdict was being announced in the trial for the killing of George Floyd.
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'A watershed moment': Canadians react to Derek Chauvin verdict
Canadian politicians, activists and athletes reacted with grief and relief in response to former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin’s murder conviction in the death of George Floyd.
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Ottawa Police stop 24/7 monitoring of interprovincial border crossings
Less than two days after police began stopping interprovincial drivers crossing into Ottawa, the Ottawa Police Service said it would stop monitoring the crossings 24/7.
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Crowds react with joy, wariness to verdict in Floyd's death
Crowds nationwide reacted with jubilation Tuesday but also with deep awareness of the progress left to be made after a jury convicted former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin of murder in the killing of George Floyd.
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Don’t linger after you flush: Public toilets may spread COVID-19 aerosols, study finds
A recent study suggests public restrooms are a ‘hotbed’ for COVID-19 transmission thanks to heavy foot traffic, confined space and a lack of ventilation allowing microbe-containing aerosols to linger in the air after flushing.
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CRA gets cash infusion in federal budget to combat cyber threats
Hundreds of millions of dollars will flow to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) to fight cyber breaches and shield personal information online, should the Liberal budget document pass through Parliament with opposition support.
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With no international travel, Canadians turn to their own backyards
The COVID-19 pandemic may be creating a generation of outdoorsy people as wilderness guides see an influx of interest.
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Ford absent from Ontario legislature for second day as critics openly call for his resignation
Ontario Premier Doug Ford has shifted his focus away from the immediate COVID-19 response and is 'devoting his time' to vaccine procurement, according to his deputy premier.
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Rogers offers customers compensation after outage, credit to be applied to next bill
Rogers Communications Inc. is offering customers a credit after a massive nationwide wireless outage left millions without voice calls, texting and data service for several hours on Monday.
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Recall: Oven mitt sold at Giant Tiger could melt and catch fire
Health Canada has issued a recall for oven mitts sold at Giant Tiger following reports of the mitts melting and catching on fire.
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This much virtual health care wasn't intentional, but experts say it may be here to stay
According to experts, virtual health-care innovations that were born out of necessity during the pandemic are likely to stay in use even when the pandemic is over.
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C-section babies, those born to Asian parents more likely to develop food allergies: study
Researchers at the University of Alberta say that C-section babies and babies born to mothers of Asian descent have a higher risk of developing food allergies.
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