U of C says ‘genetic fingerprint’ from wastewater crucial for tracking COVID-19 outbreaks

Researchers from the University of Calgary say the key to tracing COVID-19 outbreaks can be found in the city's wastewater.
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RCMP investigate deadly crash on Parkland County highway
The RCMP said it is investigating a fatal collision that occurred on Highway 16A in Parkland County on Monday.
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1 person dead, another hospitalized after home broken into in central Alberta
The RCMP is investigating a break-in at a home in rural central Alberta that left one person dead and another injured on Monday night.
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Japan to only hospitalize seriously ill COVID-19 cases as medical system strains
The country has seen a sharp increase in coronavirus cases, and has been recording more than 10,000 daily new infections nationwide.
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Calgary councillor pushing for emergency council meeting on COVID-19 data
Ward 3 councillor and mayoral candidate Jyoti Gondek said she'd like to see the city take action on COVID-19 data collection and possibly reinstate health measures.
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IOC probing case of Belarusian sprinter, awaiting report from country’s Olympic body
Krystsina Tsimanouskaya took refuge in the Polish embassy in Tokyo on Monday, a day after refusing her team's orders to board a flight home from the Olympic Games.
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Norway's Karsten Warholm Wins Men’s 400-Metre Hurdles in World-Record Time
Karsten Warholm of Norway obliterated his own world record to win his first Olympic gold medal, finishing in 45.94 seconds
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Calgary professional sports teams prepare to welcome back fans
While there will be no capacity restrictions at McMahon, due to on-field restrictions, some seats will be blocked off and reserved for team personnel.
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Paramedic says Alberta Health Services COVID-19 rule changes put them, colleagues at risk
Alberta Health Services has changed COVID-19 protocols for dispatchers and paramedics. As Jackie Wilson reports, one paramedic says the changes put them at risk.
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Ontario study finds ‘no unusual change’ in preterm, stillbirth rates during pandemic
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COVID-19 pandemic did not affect Canada’s preterm and stillbirth rates, study finds
The study analyzed over 2.4 million births in Ontario and found that there was changes in the rates of such adverse birthing events during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Norway’s Warholm smashes his own world record in Tokyo Olympics 400m hurdles final
The gold medal-winning performance was nearly a second faster than the world record Warholm himself set just one month ago, which broke Kevin Young's 29-year-old mark.
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Trudeau talks Olympic soccer, trade and border ‘collaboration’ in call with Biden
The call gave Trudeau the opportunity to needle his U.S. counterpart about Canada's semifinal soccer win at the Tokyo Olympics.
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Canadian Olympic medallist, sprinter Angela Bailey dead at 59
Athletics Canada confirmed Bailey's July 31 death in a statement Monday.
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19-year-old hopes to be youngest woman to fly around the world
Zara Rutherford, 19, is on a global mission: to be the youngest woman to fly around the world.
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Montreal-North residents upset about overflowing, stinky garbage bins
Residents said the pilot project isn't working. "There's lots of bugs. Even the garbage collectors yell when they come and pick it up," said Diane Poirier.
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#ICYMI: Repentigny police shooting, R.D.P. violence, more news
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Officer who responded to U.S. Capitol riot becomes 3rd to die by suicide
More than 500 people so far have been charged with crimes stemming from the Jan. 6 riot, even as Trump allies try to downplay the incident.
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Raptors agree to a three-year deal with Gary Trent Jr., but there’s still the matter of a big man
Toronto sees Trent as an underdeveloped version of former Raptor Norm Powell.
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Former teammates thrilled for Burnaby’s Christine Sinclair and Team Canada
"The journey (Sinclair) has been on with this team, we came so close and had so many moments of triumph with those bronze medals in 2012 and again in 2016, she deserves a gold medal, she's worked her whole career for it." - Emily Zurrer
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U.S. hits 70 per cent vaccination rate -- a month late, amid a surge
The U.S. on Monday finally reached President Joe Biden's goal of getting at least one COVID-19 shot into 70 per cent of American adults -- a month late and amid a fierce surge by the delta variant that is swamping hospitals and leading to new mask rules and mandatory vaccinations around the country.
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