Long lines for COVID-19 tests reported across Canada; feds announce more funding

As long lines are being reported at COVID-19 testing centres across the country,the federal government pledged billions in funding to address the issue and improve other pandemic measures.
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Police say a man approached a woman while she was walking and tried to force her into a nearby house, then a breezeway where she was assaulted.
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Alberta Premier Jason Kenney not self-isolating after premiers’ meeting with COVID-19 case connection
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Former prime minister John Turner dies at 91
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Doug Ford calls on Health Canada to focus on reviewing rapid COVID-19 antigen tests
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Man dies after all-terrain vehicle crash in Lanaudière
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Strong winds force California wildfire into desert floor, burning houses
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Former prime minister John Turner has died: reports
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Tadej Pogacar crushes Primoz Roglic to take grip on Tour de France title
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Whitecaps send striker Yordy Reyna to D.C. United
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Senators open pop-up COVID-19 assessment centres outside home arena
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Former Prime Minister John Turner dead at 91
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Elected officials face challenge on coronavirus vaccine as Trump rushes production
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Vancouver council approves quarter-billion dollar capital budget cut amid COVID-19
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City of Penticton granted funding to build new facility to address child care crisis
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New Emoji update in 2021 will give couples more skin tone variations to choose from
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