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How Indigenous communities are holding Round Dances virtually

We get a look at a virtual Round Dance. Round Dances are typically held in the winter to bring Indigenous communities together in friendship and grieve those who have passed.
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Lady Gaga offers $500,000 for safe return of stolen French bulldogs

Lady Gaga's dog walker is expected to make a full recovery after he was shot by a man who stole the singer's two French bulldogs. Gaga has offered a $500,000 reward for their safe return, as some now question whether animal theft has increased during the pandemic.
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Senior advocate Dr. Ronald Bayne receives medically assisted death

Dr. Ronald Bayne was one of Canada's first geriatricians and an advocate for seniors throughout his career. Thanks in part to his own advocacy, he was able to choose a medically assisted death. He spoke to CBC just hours before he passed.
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The National for February 26, 2021

Welcome to The National, the flagship nightly newscast of CBC News
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U.S. intelligence report blames Saudi crown prince for murder of Jamal Khashoggi

A now-unclassified U.S. intelligence report blames Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for approving the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Embassy in Istanbul in 2018. The Biden administration says that's unacceptable and won't be tolerated, signalling a shift in the relationship between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia.
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Will Canadians be able to choose which COVID-19 vaccine they get?

Doctors answer questions about the latest COVID-19 vaccine news including whether Canadians will be able to choose which one they get.
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Prince Harry opens up in James Corden interview while Prince Phillip in hospital

Prince Harry's interview with comedian James Corden is being criticized by some as being tone-deaf, coming while his grandfather Prince Philip is in hospital and as the Queen encourages Britons to get their COVID-19 vaccinations.
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‘Hero’ nanny risked life to save children from out-of-control car

Toronto nanny Jillian Mendoza is being hailed a hero for risking herself to save the children in her care. Now, as she deals with serious injuries, thousands of people are offering her support.
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B.C. moves forward with controversial Site C dam project

The British Columbia government announced today its controversial Site C dam project will move forward, despite the new price tag of $16 billion — nearly double what was initially projected. The West Moberly First Nations says it will file a lawsuit to stop the project.
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Family of Cindy Gladue seek closure, asking for her remains

Cindy Gladue was killed 10 years ago in an Edmonton hotel. The man responsible was convicted just last week. Her family finally has justice, but now they're looking for a proper burial. And the same controversial treatment Gladue received by the courts is complicating even that simple request.
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How the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine has performed so far

Important details about the newly approved Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine for COVID-19, like how well it works and what we've learned from other countries already using it.
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Health Canada approves AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine

Health Canada's approval of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine has firmed up the government's stated goal of shots for everyone who wants them by the end of September. We break down the three sources of this vaccine, and what's expected in the shorter term.
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Fears that anti-Asian racism could outlast the pandemic

[Warning: Video contains graphic content] The rise in anti-Asian racism linked to the pandemic is spreading fear across Canada that the sentiment is here to stay. One Vancouver woman was inspired to take action after she was assaulted on the street.
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Alberta budget offers few cuts, more debt

The Alberta government's latest budget is far from the "fiscal reckoning" Premier Jason Kenney had long promised. Instead, there are very few cuts and lots of debt — a situation the province blames on the pandemic and shrinking oil revenue.
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U.S. launches airstrikes in Syria targeting Iran-backed militia

The United States targeted facilities used by Iran-backed militia groups during airstrikes in Syria near the Iraqi border on Thursday. The first military action undertaken by U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration was said to be in retaliation for a rocket attack on U.S. personnel in Iraq earlier this month.
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B.C. teen in dress, turtleneck sent home because of her outfit

A decision to send a B.C. teen home from school because of her outfit — a long thin-strapped, lace-trim dress with a turtleneck underneath — has sparked outrage in the community.
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The National On-Demand: Top military commander steps aside | Feb. 25, 2021

Canada's new defence chief Admiral Art McDonald steps aside amid misconduct investigation, COVID-19 vaccinations ramp up in hard-hit Quebec, and growing concern about a new variant spreading in New York City.
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Thanking nursing home staff with a free meal

The CEO of Paramount Fine Foods, Mohamad Fakih, hopes to deliver 15,000 free meals to front line staff in long-term care homes over the next few months to say thanks for the work they have done during the pandemic.
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Coronavirus variant found in New York City could impact vaccine efficacy

A new coronavirus variant, B1526, now spreading in New York City first emerged in November, and some of its characteristics give it the potential to reduce the efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines.
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Canada’s top soldier steps aside after sexual misconduct allegation

Canada’s newly appointed Chief of the Defence Staff Admiral Art McDonald has stepped aside from the post over an allegation of sexual misconduct. McDonald had been in the post a month replacing Gen. Jonathan Vance, who faces allegations of inappropriate conduct.
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Long-term care staff weren’t restricted to one home because of low pay, commission told

Chief Medical Officer Dr. David Williams told Ontario’s Long-Term Care COVID-19 Commission that he was initially reluctant to restrict workers to a single home early in the pandemic because care home positions "didn't pay a large amount."
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Quebec starts mass vaccination rollout with those over 85

Quebec has started rolling out COVID-19 vaccines to the general population with people over 85. But despite the relief, there is concern about accessibility for an older, vulnerable population.
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Political fallout after Canada's top soldier steps aside | At Issue

The At Issue panel discusses the political consequences of Admiral Art McDonald stepping aside as chief of the defence staff in light of an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct. Plus, the panellists unpack the first virtual meeting between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Joe Biden.
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Celina Caesar-Chavannes gives candid account of Trudeau, tokenism

Former Liberal MP Celina Caesar-Chavannes talks to Andrew Chang about her expletive-laced discussion with the prime minister and how she felt tokenized during her time in politics.
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The hard truth about Canadian butter

Canada's dairy producers are under fire after foodies claimed butter has become harder and put the blame on palm oil. Dairy farmers say adding palm products to cattle feed has become common, but critics say it violates a ‘moral contract’ about the purity of Canadian butter.
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Microchip shortage hits everything from video games to the auto industry

A global shortage of semiconductor microchips, caused in part by people buying more technology during the pandemic, has impacted everything from the supply of new video game consoles to the production of new vehicles.
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The National On-Demand: Rideau Hall racism allegations | Feb. 24, 2021

A former employee says she felt ostracized and ignored at Rideau Hall because of her race, new details about provincial vaccine rollout plans, and what’s up with Canadian butter?

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