Christopher Naidu sentenced to life in prison for 2018 double murder in Calgary
A Calgary man was sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 25 years on Wednesday for the targeted murders of two men in Evanston three years ago.
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Call of the Wilde: Montreal Canadiens going wrong way with 4-1 loss to Calgary Flames
There's plenty of hockey left, but for the Habs, the season is trending strongly in the wrong direction. Brian Wilde explains.
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Indigenous woman alleges racist encounter at southern Alberta hospital
"I definitely felt racially-profiled, because I was supposedly lying about a pregnancy and not dealing with the real issue," Smoke said. 
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Grey Bruce Health Unit declares COVID-19 critical threshold amid case surge, ‘untruthful’ contact tracing
"Everyone across Grey Bruce needs to consider themselves a carrier for the next 48 hours until we reach all cases and their contacts," a local public health unit statement said.
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Worst fear come true: Toronto woman was in ICU with COVID-19 days before giving birth
A Toronto woman is sharing her story of fighting off COVID-19 in an ICU days before giving birth, in the hope it will help more pregnant woman consider vaccination.
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#ICYMI: Parc Jean-Drapeau facelift, mask rule softened, more news
In brief: A selection of today's reports on montrealgazette.com.
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Front-line workers warn that B.C.'s opioid crisis is only getting worse
As British Columbia marks five years since declaring the opioid crisis a public health emergency, those who’ve been on the frontlines since the beginning warn things are only getting worse.
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Winnipeg Jets bounce back with 3-2 win in Ottawa
The Winnipeg Jets defeated the Ottawa Senators 3-2 Wednesday night in Ottawa.
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Jekyll and Hyde Canadiens come out flat in critical loss to Flames
In a critical game for both teams, Calgary jumped to an early lead and cruised to a 4-1 victory, despite having played the night before.
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Crash on Sea-to-Sky highway leaves three people in critical condition
Paramedics arrived to find three people in critical condition and one person in stable condition.
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Canada won’t cancel Johnson & Johnson vaccine contract despite safety concerns: Anand
Asked if the contract should be cancelled due to reports of blood clots after inoculation, the minister said there was no reason to do so unless Health Canada says otherwise.
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Star journalists Alyshah Hasham and Wendy Gillis win Landsberg Award for reporting on violence against women
The Landsberg Award celebrates journalists who shed light on women’s equality issues. The two Star reporters were honoured for three stories, including a feature on the murder of a woman who died at the hands she lived with for only three weeks.
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This Canadian doctor is treating COVID-19 patients in Bolivia, where hospitals are full
A Canadian doctor is in Bolivia leading an initiative to care for COVID-19 patients from the comfort of their home with a smartphone.
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Federal government won’t provide CFL with interest free loan in 2021, according to source
Once again, the CFL will not get an interest-free loan from Ottawa. The CFL unveiled a full 18-game schedule for all nine teams last November that's slated to begin June 10.
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After strong start, demand for AstraZeneca vaccine in Montreal fizzles
Mylène Drouin, the city's public health director, is pleased with vaccine rollout and hopeful the current plateau in case counts holds.
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COVID-19 vaccinations coming for all school staff in Vancouver Coastal Health region
The health authority has secured a supply of vaccines which will be made available starting Friday, according to the Vancouver School District.
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Dan Fumano: Wild days in Vancouver mayoral race, 18 months (!) before election day
Opinion: A lot will likely change in the Vancouver mayoral race over the next year-and-a-half, but right now, the centre lane looks quite crowded.
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Canada just had its worst week ever for new COVID-19 cases
Canada's seven-day average has reached its highest point of the pandemic, marking a grim milestone as hospitalizations increase across the country.
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N.L. Premier Andrew Furey offers help to Ontario as it faces rising COVID-19 cases
Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Andrew Furey has offered to help Ontario quell a spike in COVID-19 infections, although it’s unclear what that help might entail.
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COVID-19: B.C.'s front-line worker vaccination program should resume as AstraZeneca gets nod from Health Canada
Vaccination program for young front-line workers was suspended after blood-clot concerns linked to vaccine
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Rosie DiManno: The Jays’ Bo Bichette and Vlad Guerrero are brothers in arms — or bats, at least
Bichette has two homers, including a walk-off, and is more interested in discussing Guerrero’s hitting.
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Federal regulations governing tugboat industry not "up to the task"
Calls for change intensify after fatal sinking. "When workers go to sea, they expect to come back to their families," says NDP transportation critic Taylor Bachrach.
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COVID-19: Vaccine Hunters Canada volunteers working to eliminate booking appointment barriers
“Until it’s to the point where getting a vaccine isn’t a race against time to book an appointment then we will be done.”
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B.C. government wants cash seized from Jaguar rented by rapper's dad
Driving the vehicle was an Ontario man named Kevon Henry, the manager for Toronto rapper Pressa, who is a close associate of several Brothers Keepers gang members in B.C.
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Leslie McBain: Every day my inbox brings me stories of deaths and harms caused by toxic drugs
Opinion: Families whose loved ones are suffering and dying aren't broken but we're tired of waiting for a system of care, crying over losing our kids
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Bruce Arthur: We need vaccines. What we have instead is a vaccine rollout that seems utterly chaotic
The bathtub keeps filling up, and we keep swimming towards hell. And because of governments that didn’t learn anything in the last year, we were never going to have enough vaccines in time to stop, Bruce Arthur writes.
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George Floyd died of heart disease, auto exhaust fumes: defense expert
The expert testified that he would classify the manner of death “undetermined,” rather than homicide, as the county’s chief medical examiner ruled.
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Court hears transgender teen’s anguish — and a father’s 11th hour regrets — over public campaign against treatment
Man pleads guilty to contempt of court. B.C. judge weighs further jail time.
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Senior's death at Lévis long-term care facility could have been avoided, coroner says
Jacques Lévesque died at Manoir Liverpool of suffocation during an episode of hypoglycemia.
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Moms march through DTES to mark fifth anniversary of opioid emergency declaration
Two dozen members of Moms Stop the Harm, a group who all buried their children after fatal drug overdoses, demonstrated for harm reduction and safe supply.
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Saskatoon Indigenous outreach program focuses on cultural connections
Saskatoon Tribal Council Chief Mark Arcand is looking to expand a “by Indigenous, for Indigenous” outreach program that focuses on cultural connections.
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‘The same sadness and more lives lost’: Frontline workers reflect on 5 years of B.C.’s overdose crisis
Since 2016 more than 7,000 people have died of an overdose. One harm reduction advocate says "these deaths are "preventable."
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Free on-demand shuttles to accompany Edmonton’s bus network redesign
On April 25, Edmonton's first major bus network revamp in years will go live and it's going to be supplemented by on-demand shuttle buses.
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Liberal MP apologizes for accidentally appearing on House of Commons broadcast in the nude
Will Amos, who represents Pontiac, Que., in the House of Commons, did not realize his video camera was on while he was changing into work clothes after a jog on Wednesday.
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Modelling shows more work needed to stop COVID from overwhelming B.C. hospitals
The report's modelling found that hospitalization numbers are projected to rise above capacity in May unless virus transmission, driven by a rise in virus variants that spread more easily and cause worse outcomes, is brought under control.
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