Dusty Hill, longtime bassist for ZZ Top, dies at 72
Joseph 'Dusty' Hill, one of the original members of the Texas trio, died in his sleep, according to the band.
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Brownstein: Local wits making up for lost time at Just for Laughs
Pandemic travel restrictions mean our local comics are getting a showcase at Just for Laughs, and they’re making the most of it.
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Casino Rama to reopen Thursday after being closed for nearly 16 months due to COVID-19
The casino, shuttered by COVID-19, will reopen in three phases, the first of which will see the gaming floor reopen to visitors with capacity limits.
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COVID-19: Ottawa 2nd-dose vaccine coverage ticks up as 1st doses stall
The 18-to-39 age demographic remains behind on first-dose COVID-19 vaccine uptake, with 72-73 per cent of Ottawa residents in this group having received their initial shot.
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Ahead of B.C. heat wave, E-Comm warns of high call volumes
Wildfires, gang-related shootings, the ongoing opioid overdose crisis and a recent historic heat wave are cited as reasons for the rise in calls.
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Waterloo police investigate reported shooting in Kitchener
Waterloo Regional Police say officers are currently investigating reports of gunshots in the Victoria Hills neighbourhood in Kitchener.
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Open-air fire ban extended as extreme dry conditions persist in Winnipeg
Extremely dry weather conditions led the City of Winnipeg to enact a two-week ban on open-air fires on July 14. On Wednesday the ban was extended until Aug. 11.
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Martine St-Victor: Habs' choices are at odds with the zeitgeist
Decision to draft Logan Mailloux and how the Montreal Canadiens have handled the situation will become a case study in what not to do.
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Police want witnesses after fight leads to collision, injuries in Calgary
Police said alcohol, "unsafe speed" and "intentionally targeting the victims" were factors.
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Host cities announced for BC Games
Quesnel, Maple Ridge and Kelowna will be the host cities for the 2024 BC Winter and Summer Games and the 2026 BC Summer Games.
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Waterloo Public Health reports another 18 positive COVID-19 tests
Waterloo Public Health reported another 18 positive tests for the coronavirus on Wednesday, raising the total number of COVID-19 cases in the area 18,320.
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Serious assault probe ends in rooftop standoff with officers, London man charged: police
Police allege a male suspect forcibly entered a downtown London address, threatened a female occupant who was known to him, and assaulted her with a baseball bat.
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Former general manager at Ontario retirement home charged after door handles to rooms removed
The investigation was launched in mid-February after reports surfaced that staff members at White Cliffe Terrace Retirement Residence removed the door handles to certain rooms.
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Weber’s loss leaves huge hole on Canadiens’ blue line | HI/O Bonus
The panel discuss Habs blue-liner Shea Weber missing next season with potentially career-ending injuries and what he means to the team.
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It's harder for Gen-X, people aged 45 and older to land jobs, new study finds
It's become harder for workers 45 years and older to secure jobs, according to a new study, which suggests mid-career job seekers are perceived as having weaker skills than younger candidates.
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New Brunswick RCMP charge Campbellton man with 2nd-degree murder after body found
The victim was found lying on the ground next to a home on Tingley Crescent early Tuesday morning.
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Watch: Penny Oleksiak’s Olympic greatness, Simone Biles’ courage and Felix Auger Aliassime’s Tokyo debut with Arash Madani
On Tokyo Daily, Arash Madani discusses Penny Oleksiak’s greatness, Simone Biles’ decision, Felix Auger Aliassime’s first Games, and the story to watch in the sand.
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COVID-19: N.B. reports 2 new cases, vaccination rate climbs to 65.4 per cent
The province says 65.4 per cent of those aged 12 and up are fully immunized as of Wednesday.
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Vinay Menon: Hollywood’s new anti-soapers: Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis are glam stars who rarely shower
By all accounts, Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis have a great relationship that is clearly not based on olfactory bulbs. I wish them carpe diem, even if they seize most days without soap, writes Vinay Menon.
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B.C. officials to hold press conference following COVID-19 surge in Interior Health
For the past week, the Interior Health region has seen a dramatic rise in daily COVID-19 case counts.
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Guelph Ribfest returning as a drive-thru format in August
The Rotary Club of Guelph Trillium says its annual Ribfest is returning in August as a drive-thru format due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 
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Childcare provider optimistic New Brunswick will eventually sign onto cheaper daycare plan
New Brunswick is the only Maritime province that hasn't signed onto the federal government's $10 a day childcare plan.
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Edmonton Oilers re-sign offensive blueliner Tyson Barrie to 3-year deal
The Edmonton Oilers have re-signed Tyson Barrie to a three-year contract worth $13.5 milion.
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New Brunswick health authority says ‘no need’ to increase abortion services
The province's English language health authority told the health department they see no need to increase access to surgical abortions by making them available at more hospitals.
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Pandemic prompts Sncəwips Heritage Museum to share captikw (stories) through funny videos
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Green party near a financial ‘tipping point,’ council warned in recorded meeting
Burdened with high staff costs and legal fees from a crisis of bitter infighting, the federal Green party is approaching a financial “tipping point” where it won’t be able to run an election campaign with “any effectiveness,” according to the party’s executive director.
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KHSC takes stock of vaccinated staff after hospital COVID-19 outbreak ends
KHSC says it's working to ensure that its staff are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, but that it has no legal authority to mandate vaccinations.
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Watermain work on Thursday may cause discoloured water for some London residents: city
The water main being worked on at Maitland and Regent streets dates from the 1960s, according to the city, and is one of the main lines that feed water into the city.
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Woolwich church will not be allowed to reopen until it provides plan to follow Ontario COVID rules
An Ontario judge has issued more fines to the Trinity Bible Chapel which will remain closed until it provides an approved COVID-19 safety plan.
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Penny Oleksiak’s Olympic greatness, Simone Biles’ courage and Felix Auger Aliassime’s Tokyo debut with Arash Madani
On Tokyo Daily, Arash Madani discusses Penny Oleksiak’s greatness, Simone Biles’ decision, Felix Auger Aliassime’s first Games, and the story to watch in the sand.
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As temperatures rise in B.C.’s Southern Interior, health agency issues heat reminder, safety tips  
Environment Canada is forecasting sunny skies and daily highs of 30 to 35 C through to Saturday for the Okanagan, Shuswap, Similkameen and Boundary regions.
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Kings sign Phillip Danault to six-year, US$33-million contract
Centre posted 5-19-24 totals in 53 regular-season games last season with the Canadiens.
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Golfers at Cataraqui raise record total for women’s health care
The Kingston University Hospital Foundation says it's one of their biggest fundraisers. The Rose of Hope golf tournament at Cataraqui raised $270,000.
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