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A vial of AstraZeneca vaccine is seen at a mass COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Calgary, Alta., Thursday, April 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Canada to donate 17.7M doses of AstraZeneca and raise money for global vaccination

Canada is on track to receive 68 million doses by the end of July, which would be enough for most Canadians

A vial of AstraZeneca vaccine is seen at a mass COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Calgary, Alta., Thursday, April 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
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2 police watchdogs now mandated to probe domestic violence, experts say more needed

‘It’s a virtually unknown area, and the few stats or reports … we can only really scratch the surface of this’

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FILE - Crews from the United States and Israel work in the rubble Champlain Towers South condo, Tuesday, June 29, 2021, in Surfside, Fla. The Israeli search and rescue team that arrived in South Florida shortly after the Champlain Towers South collapsed last month is heading home after an emotional sendoff in Surfside. The team planned to leave Florida on Sunday, July 11. During a brief Saturday evening ceremony, Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava thanked the battalion for their “unrelenting dedication." (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

90 deaths confirmed in Florida condominium collapse: mayor

Among them are 71 bodies that have been identified, and their families have been notified

FILE - Crews from the United States and Israel work in the rubble Champlain Towers South condo, Tuesday, June 29, 2021, in Surfside, Fla. The Israeli search and rescue team that arrived in South Florida shortly after the Champlain Towers South collapsed last month is heading home after an emotional sendoff in Surfside. The team planned to leave Florida on Sunday, July 11. During a brief Saturday evening ceremony, Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava thanked the battalion for their “unrelenting dedication." (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
Barbara Violo, pharmacist and owner of The Junction Chemist Pharmacy, draws up a dose behind vials of both Pfizer-BioNTech and Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines on the counter, in Toronto, Friday, June 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Canada to reach 55M vaccine doses by week’s end, catching up to U.S. on second doses

Federal government promised that it would reach 68 million shots delivered by the end of July

Barbara Violo, pharmacist and owner of The Junction Chemist Pharmacy, draws up a dose behind vials of both Pfizer-BioNTech and Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines on the counter, in Toronto, Friday, June 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Medical marijuana is shown in Toronto on November 5, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy

Health Canada pulls pre-rolled joints contaminated with yeast, mould and bacteria

Health Canada says about 11,304 were sold in in Alberta, the Northwest Territories and Yukon

Medical marijuana is shown in Toronto on November 5, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, right, meets with Alberta Premier Jason Kenney in Calgary, Alta., Wednesday, July 7, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

If an election were called, how much fight do Conservative premiers have left?

Canada’s premiers are not scheduled to meet in any official capacity until October in Winnipeg

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, right, meets with Alberta Premier Jason Kenney in Calgary, Alta., Wednesday, July 7, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
A Beacon with the logo of the CNIB is pictured on a wall in the group’s hub in Toronto’s Yonge and St.Clair neighbourhood, Friday, July 14, 2017. The CNIB says the federal government’s new ArriveCAN app is inaccessible to some Canadians. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Advocate says ArriveCAN app technology is not accessible for blind Canadians

Travellers to Canada must use the ArriveCAN app or online portal to submit vaccine and test information

A Beacon with the logo of the CNIB is pictured on a wall in the group’s hub in Toronto’s Yonge and St.Clair neighbourhood, Friday, July 14, 2017. The CNIB says the federal government’s new ArriveCAN app is inaccessible to some Canadians. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
England’s Declan Rice, left, vies for the ball with Italy’s Bryan Cristante during the Euro 2020 soccer championship final match between England and Italy at Wembley stadium in London, Sunday, July 11, 2021. (Carl Recine/Pool Photo via AP)
England’s Declan Rice, left, vies for the ball with Italy’s Bryan Cristante during the Euro 2020 soccer championship final match between England and Italy at Wembley stadium in London, Sunday, July 11, 2021. (Carl Recine/Pool Photo via AP)
Dr. Theresa Tam, the chief public health officer, speaks during a technical briefing on the COVID pandemic, in Ottawa, Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. Dr. Tam says she is concerned that vaccination rates among younger Canadians aren’t high enough. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Dr. Theresa Tam, the chief public health officer, speaks during a technical briefing on the COVID pandemic, in Ottawa, Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. Dr. Tam says she is concerned that vaccination rates among younger Canadians aren’t high enough. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau greets people having lunch at a White Spot restaurant in Coquitlam, B.C., on Thursday, July 8, 2021. Canadian party leaders worked their way around the country this week, in what some see as the proof they needed that a federal election is on its way. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Pre-election spending limits on party ads don’t apply without fixed voting day

By the fixed-election date law, Canada’s next federal election isn’t supposed to be held until October 2023

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau greets people having lunch at a White Spot restaurant in Coquitlam, B.C., on Thursday, July 8, 2021. Canadian party leaders worked their way around the country this week, in what some see as the proof they needed that a federal election is on its way. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A Canadian soldier keeps a close watch as one of his men investigates a suspicious device near a road between two of Canada’s bases in southern Afghanistan on Tuesday, June 2, 2009. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Colin Perkel

Taliban victories prompt fresh questions, soul searching for Canadian veterans

Veterans, some still in uniform, have taken to social media in recent days to express their pain and sadness

A Canadian soldier keeps a close watch as one of his men investigates a suspicious device near a road between two of Canada’s bases in southern Afghanistan on Tuesday, June 2, 2009. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Colin Perkel
Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland holds a press conference in Ottawa on Tuesday, April 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Finance minister says Canada is committed to proposed global corporate tax rate

A global corporate minimum tax rate is now supported by 132 countries

Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland holds a press conference in Ottawa on Tuesday, April 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
A worker waits for arrivals at the COVID-19 testing centre in Terminal 3 at Pearson Airport in Toronto, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021. Canada’s border agents are bracing for a spike in would-be travellers trying to enter the country on the first full weekend since travel restrictions started to ease. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Quarantine exemptions lure visitors to Canada in advance of busy travel weekend

As for when the restrictions will be relaxed further, that remains an open question

A worker waits for arrivals at the COVID-19 testing centre in Terminal 3 at Pearson Airport in Toronto, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021. Canada’s border agents are bracing for a spike in would-be travellers trying to enter the country on the first full weekend since travel restrictions started to ease. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Search and rescue team members climb the debris field of the 12-story oceanfront condo, Champlain Towers South along Collins Avenue in Surfside, Fla., on Wednesday, July 7, 2021. (Al Diaz/Miami Herald via AP)
Search and rescue team members climb the debris field of the 12-story oceanfront condo, Champlain Towers South along Collins Avenue in Surfside, Fla., on Wednesday, July 7, 2021. (Al Diaz/Miami Herald via AP)
This May 29, 2018 photo made available by Virgin Galactic shows the company’s VSS Unity on its second supersonic flight. After reaching nearly 50,000 feet (15,000 meters), Unity will be released from the specially designed aircraft Mothership Eve, and drop for a moment or two before its rocket motor ignites to send the craft on a steep climb toward space. (Virgin Galactic via AP)

VIDEO: Billionaire Richard Branson heads for space in his own ship

The feat vaults the nearly 71-year-old Branson past fellow billionaire and rival Jeff Bezos

This May 29, 2018 photo made available by Virgin Galactic shows the company’s VSS Unity on its second supersonic flight. After reaching nearly 50,000 feet (15,000 meters), Unity will be released from the specially designed aircraft Mothership Eve, and drop for a moment or two before its rocket motor ignites to send the craft on a steep climb toward space. (Virgin Galactic via AP)
Visitors to Nashville North are shown at the Calgary Stampede in Calgary, Friday, July 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

‘Safe enough:’ Thousands gather at Calgary Stampede’s live music venue

Alberta was the first province in Canada to relax nearly all of its public health measures on July 1

Visitors to Nashville North are shown at the Calgary Stampede in Calgary, Friday, July 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
A motorist watches from a pullout on the Trans-Canada Highway as a wildfire burns on the side of a mountain in Lytton, B.C., Thursday, July 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. premier says he will lobby PM to enlist military for wildfire prevention duty

‘We’re hopeful we can find new ways to redeploy military resources’

A motorist watches from a pullout on the Trans-Canada Highway as a wildfire burns on the side of a mountain in Lytton, B.C., Thursday, July 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Conservative leader Erin O’Toole holds a press conference in Ottawa on Tuesday, June 29, 2021. Erin O’Toole is going back to where he started. The Conservative leader is set to travel to Calgary, where the Ontario MP kicked off his bid to win victory of the party in its heartland more than one year ago. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

‘True partner’ for Alberta: Conservative leader O’Toole confident in western support

Ending the ‘mistreatment to western Canadians’ starts with reforming the fiscal stabilization program, he says

Conservative leader Erin O’Toole holds a press conference in Ottawa on Tuesday, June 29, 2021. Erin O’Toole is going back to where he started. The Conservative leader is set to travel to Calgary, where the Ontario MP kicked off his bid to win victory of the party in its heartland more than one year ago. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Ontario Regional Chief RoseAnne Archibald speaks with reporters before meeting with Ontario Premier Doug Ford at Queen’s Park in Toronto, on Tuesday, June 4, 2019. RoseAnne Archibald of Ontario will be the first woman to serve as national chief of the Assembly of First Nations. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov

RoseAnne Archibald first woman to lead Assembly of First Nations as national chief

‘You can tell all the women in your life that the glass ceiling has been broken’

Ontario Regional Chief RoseAnne Archibald speaks with reporters before meeting with Ontario Premier Doug Ford at Queen’s Park in Toronto, on Tuesday, June 4, 2019. RoseAnne Archibald of Ontario will be the first woman to serve as national chief of the Assembly of First Nations. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov
The Site C Dam location is seen along the Peace River in Fort St. John, B.C., on April 18, 2017. The chief of a B.C. First Nation that won a landmark court case called on the provincial government to respect the decision ordering the province to stop authorizing industrial developments on the nation’s territory. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

First Nation calls on B.C. to respect, follow court ruling on industrial developments

‘We are not against industry, if this is done right there’s plenty of work for everyone’

The Site C Dam location is seen along the Peace River in Fort St. John, B.C., on April 18, 2017. The chief of a B.C. First Nation that won a landmark court case called on the provincial government to respect the decision ordering the province to stop authorizing industrial developments on the nation’s territory. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward