Just announced: Roots rockers rejoice over Blue Rodeo and Chris Stapleton gigs in Vancouver

Canadian faves Blue Rodeo play the QET. Country rocker Chris Stapleton is at Rogers Arena.
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2022 Corus Radiothon in support of Stollery Children’s Hospital to kick off Thursday
On Thursday and Friday, the Corus Radiothon in support of the Stollery Children's Hospital Foundation will look to add to the more than $25 million that's been raised to date.
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Serious crash on QEII Highway near Maskwacis sends 2 to hospital
A collision occurred between a semi-tractor trailer and a car on the QEII, just south of Highway 611 in the southbound lanes.
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COVID-19: B.C. reports 21 more deaths, hospitalizations hold below 1,000
Health officials said 949 people in the provinces hospitals had tested positive for the coronavirus, including 136 people in critical or intensive care. 
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Anglade: Liberals would drop tunnel plan, spend on health and education instead
"A hole in the river, it's $10 billion, and that's $10 billion light years from the priorities of Quebecers."
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Landlord who subjected tenant to "cruel and sadistic" violence ordered to pay $500 K
The beatings were of such persistence and severity that she repeatedly begged to be killed to put an end to her torment.
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COVID-19: Quebec hotel, bar industries wonder when their turn will come
Hotel operators in Quebec say the provincial government's reopening plan is bitter-sweet, saying many still-closed hotel event centres and bars are as safe as restaurants.
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How a Mi’kmaw man went from being ‘trapped’ to helping others with addiction struggles
A young Mi'kmaw man was guided towards a path of healing through the restorative justice program in Nova Scotia and now sees a future without a particular burden from his past.
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Moderna begins testing Omicron-specific COVID-19 booster shot
Moderna announced it has started trial testing Omicron-specific booster shot.
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West Island community calendar for the week of Jan. 27
Contribute to the Gazette’s West Island/Off-Island community calendar by email at wicomcal@postmedia.com.
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Stu Cowan: Young Canadiens goalies adjust to life in 'lion's cage'
Habs strive to balance playing time and building confidence for Samuel Montembeault Cayden Primeau, goalie coach Éric Raymond says.
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New mobile overdose prevention van in Abbotsford 'will save lives'
People who lived in the camp have fatally overdosed, advocates say. The van will be staffed by people who can help with ODs and provide other support.
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Four people found dead in Richmond home, all were shot: IHIT
Early indications are that the shooting was targeted but is not connected to the continuing Lower Mainland gang conflict. Police have not identified any of the victims but say all four are known to each other.
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‘Lemonade from the COVID lemons’: St. Thomas, Ont. opens doors on drop-in homeless shelter
After years of temporary locations, St. Thomas's out of the cold program is getting a new home and a new name as they get ready to open the doors on a permanent location.
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B.C. in the Omicron era: Five things that have changed … and five that haven't
With Omicron having taken over as the dominant COVID-19 variant, public health guidelines on protecting yourself and your loved ones have evolved
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Youth advocacy group calls for mental health days for Ontario students
Toronto Youth Cabinet’s recommendations are influenced by recent studies showing students are struggling and often can’t access help.
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John Foord stepping down as LeBoldus head coach
After over 30 years of coaching in the Regina high school ranks, and 15 years as the Dr. Martin LeBoldus High School head coach, John Foord is stepping down into a lesser role.
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Regina police charge two individuals in connection with firearms-related incident
Two men are charged in connection to firearm charges after allegedly pointing a gun at a 17-year-old girl who was sitting in a parked vehicle.
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Alberta records 22 more COVID-19 deaths
According to data posted on the provincial government's website on Wednesday afternoon, 3,505 people in Alberta have now died of the disease since the pandemic began.
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82-year-old woman hospitalized after being struck by vehicle in Vaughan: police
Police said the pedestrian — an 82-year-old woman from Vaughan — was transported to hospital with life-threatening injuries.
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Investments needed in Atlantic Canadian provinces for cybersecurity, training: experts
The Atlantic Provinces Economic Council warns cybersecurity is important for businesses and governments, while the Better Business Bureau is warning people about an Instagram scam.
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Health officials say 51 cases of Omicron BA. 2 variant detected in Canada
The BA. 2 variant exhibits some mutations that may affect transmissibility, detection and possible immune escape, the Public Health Agency of Canada said.
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Neil Young’s music is being removed from Spotify after Joe Rogan objection
Neil Young said earlier this week that Joe Rogan spreads misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines on his Spotify podcast, and demanded that Spotify no longer carry his music.
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Better Choices, Better Health program offered to assist with chronic disease management
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New Brunswick Opposition leader laments COVID-19 vaccination pay discrepancy
The leader of the official Opposition is calling the rate of pay for medical professionals joining the province's COVID-19 vaccination efforts "unfair" to health-care workers.
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‘Going to be very well missed’: Cowley fire chief retires after 30 years of service
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The ‘Freedom Rally’ is rolling through Toronto on Thursday. Here’s what you need to know
The “Freedom Rally,” a convoy of truckers protesting against COVID-19 vaccine mandates, will be making their way through the GTA tomorrow.
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‘I do not see a commitment to funding people’: Public takes aim at police spending in Toronto budget talks
Dozens of speakers demanded more funds for affordable housing, climate action and transit during two days of budget talks.
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Quebec must adopt 'vaccine-plus' strategy to move forward, experts say
"As we’ve seen, vaccines alone are not going to get us out of this pandemic."
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'Just happy to be on this earth,' CFM's Johnsen says of COVID battle
"I'm an athlete and I couldn't get out of bed," CF Montréal striker says. "COVID's not a joke. Don't take COVID for granted."
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Kingston, Ont. road closures planned as ‘freedom convoy’ rolls into the city
Kingston Police will be limiting traffic in the west end of Kingston when a convoy of truck drivers arrives Thursday afternoon.
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Vancouver Canucks name Patrik Allvin as team’s general manager
The move to Vancouver reunites Allvin with Jim Rutherford, who served as Pittsburgh’s GM from 2014 to 2021
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COVID-19: N.B. lagging behind on vaccinating kids amid uneven rollout
Looking at Canada's COVID-19 vaccine uptake among children, New Brunswick doesn’t make the top five but has been pushing to get its numbers up this week.
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Expect traffic delays as convoy protest reaches London on Thursday: OPP
The so-called "Freedom Convoy" is scheduled to arrive in Ottawa on Saturday for a rally on Parliament Hill in protest of vaccine mandates and other health restrictions.
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Moderna begins testing Omicron-matched COVID-19 shots in adults
Moderna has begun testing an Omicron-specific COVID-19 booster in healthy adults.
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Saskatoon Airport Authority took a hit in 2021 with passengers compared with pre-pandemic numbers
After the Saskatoon Airport Authority took a hit from the COVID-19 pandemic, it is hoping to be back to pre-pandemic levels by 2024.
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