Topic: canada

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Saskatchewan’s hospitals pushed to limits by COVID-19

Each day, Saskatchewan's hospitals facing rising pressure from COVID-19. As frustration rises among officials and doctors, patients are suffering.
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Canada's Kylie Masse claims ISL win in Naples

Kylie Masse of Lasalle, Ont. claimed a backstroke ISL victory in Naples, Italy Friday with a time of 56.34.
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Canada's Sadovsky secure's addional men's Olympic spot with top-10 result

Vaughan, Ont., native Roman Sadovsky finished eighth after his free program Friday at the Nebelhorn Trophy event in Oberstdorf, Germany securing a second spot at the Olympic games in Beijing for Canada.
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'Cautiously optimistic' two Michaels will return to Canada, specialist says

If Meng Wanzhou resolves the federal charges against her in the U.S. and returns to China, Lynette Ong, an associate professor of political science at the University of Toronto and the Munk School of Global Affairs, says she is 'cautiously optimistic' that will lead to Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig being allowed to return to Canada from China. (Credit: CBC/Ben Nelms)
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Meng Wanzhou reaches a deferred prosecution agreement with the U.S; Sunday is World Rivers Day

CBC reporter Jason Proctor breaks down the latest developments in the U.S. extradition case against Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou; in our 2nd half, we hear from listeners about their favorite B.C. waterways in the run up to World Rivers Day.
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Alberta doctors on the brink of deciding which patients get care

The COVID-19 surge in Alberta has pushed hospitals' capacity to the edge and doctors may have to choose which patients receive critical care. Some doctors say more needs to be done and are calling for a lockdown.
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U.K. is keen for closer cooperation with Canada in the Arctic

Gen. Sir Nick Carter, Britain’s chief of the defence staff, says the U.K. is keen for closer cooperation with Canada in the Arctic. He said the British military wants to learn from Canada’s experience and can bring capabilities to help better defend the region.
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4-time Olympic medalist Kylie Masse swims to ISL win

Lasalle, Ont., native Kylie Masse won the 50 metre backstroke race at the ISL event in Naples, Italy Thursday finishing with a time of 26.53.
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Manitoba community divided over vaccines, mask mandates

The police chief in Winkler, Man., is calling for civility as division over COVID-19 vaccine and mask mandates grows into anger, causing some doctors to consider leaving the community altogether.
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The hyper-focused efforts to increase COVID-19 vaccinations

The next push to increase COVID-19 vaccinations in Toronto is relying on hyper-focused campaigns in neighbourhoods with low vaccination rates and tailoring the information to the unvaccinated.
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COVID-19: Helping the vaccine hesitant get the shot

Two doctors answer questions about addressing COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy and how to encourage people to get the shot.
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Post-secondary students face patchwork of systems to prove vaccination status

Canadian post-secondary students are navigating a patchwork of systems to verify their COVID-19 vaccination status including self-screening forms, apps and student cards to access classes and services, but some aren’t sure the tools will be effective.
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Growing calls for lockdown as COVID-19 strains Sask. hospitals

There are growing calls for tighter restrictions in Saskatchewan, including a lockdown, as the record number of COVID-19 cases further strain the province’s hospitals.
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Ontario’s vaccine passport system goes into effect

People in Ontario will need to show proof of vaccination to enter certain non-essential businesses and spaces, but some businesses say the rules are confusing and they need more government support.
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COVID-19 vaccinations required for many sports fans, but not athletes

Some professional sports teams, including the Toronto Blue Jays, led the way on requiring COVID-19 vaccines for fans in the stands. But the mandates don’t always apply to athletes, which concerns some players.
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Do election signs affect who we vote for? | Ask CBC News

Campaign signs have been an election staple for decades. But do they actually influence the way we vote? And is their cost and environmental impact worth it?
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As COVID-19 vaccines for kids get closer, experts weigh up how to combat hesitancy and misinformation

Pfizer-BioNTech says a clinical trial of its COVID-19 vaccine recorded a robust immune response in five- to 11-year-olds, and the company plans to seek regulatory approval as soon as possible. Some experts say that approval process must move quickly to protect children against the virus, but also with the necessary transparency and efforts to reassure the hesitant, and combat misinformation. Matt Galloway talks to Halifax parent Fallon Jones, who is keen to have her eldest vaccinated, but sees hesitation among other parents; Dr. Cora Constantinescu, a pediatrician and infectious disease doctor at Alberta Children's Hospital, who also works at the Vaccine Hesitancy Clinic; and Dr. Kashif Pirzada, an emergency physician in Toronto, and a co-founder of Masks4Canada, a group that advocates for masking, vaccines, rapid tests, and improved ventilation.
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‘If you think I'm a troublemaker, just wait’: Jesse Wente on family, truth, and Indigenous resistance

Politicians have been talking about reconciliation between Canada and Indigenous peoples for years — and for two decades, Jesse Wente has been talking about how difficult that will be. The Anishinaabe broadcaster and arts leader talks about the multi-generational impact of residential schools on his own family, the resistance and activism he sees in today’s Indigenous youth, and his new memoir Unreconciled: Family, Truth, and Indigenous Resistance.
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Combatting hesitancy and misinformation over COVID-19 vaccines for kids; Jesse Wente on family, truth and Indigenous resistance; Alberta Premier Jason Kenney faces uncertain political future, say pundits; and the app that can identify a bird from its song

Pfizer-BioNTech says a clinical trial of its COVID-19 vaccine recorded a robust immune response in five- to 11-year-olds, and the company plans to seek regulatory approval as soon as possible. Some experts say that approval process must move quickly to protect children against the virus, but also with the necessary transparency and efforts to reassure the hesitant, and combat misinformation. Matt Galloway talks to Halifax parent Fallon Jones, who is keen to have her eldest vaccinated, but sees hesitation among other parents; Dr. Cora Constantinescu, a pediatrician and infectious disease doctor at Alberta Children's Hospital, who also works at the Vaccine Hesitancy Clinic; and Dr. Kashif Pirzada, an emergency physician in Toronto, and a co-founder of Masks4Canada, a group that advocates for masking, vaccines, rapid tests, and improved ventilation. Plus, politicians have been talking about reconciliation between Canada and Indigenous peoples for years — and for two decades, Jesse Wente has been talking about how difficult that will be. The Anishinaabe broadcaster and arts leader talks about the multi-generational impact of residential schools on his own family, and his new memoir Unreconciled: Family, Truth, and Indigenous Resistance. Then, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney all but declared the pandemic over a few months ago. Then he saw his health-care system buckle under a fourth wave, reversed course on a vaccine passport, and became a factor in the federal election. Now he’s facing calls for his resignation. We talk to Stephen Carter, president of Decide Campaigns, who served as chief of staff to former Alberta premier Alison Redford; and Dave Cournoyer, host of Daveberta, a political podcast. And have you ever heard a bird in the wild, and wished you knew what it was? There’s an app for that! We talk to Jessie Barry, one of the founders of Merlin Bird ID, an app developed by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology that can identify birds using a sound recording.
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Alberta Premier Jason Kenney faces an uncertain political future, say pundits

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney all but declared the pandemic over a few months ago. Then he saw his health-care system buckle under a fourth wave, reversed course on a vaccine passport, and became a factor in the federal election. Now he’s facing calls for his resignation. We talk to Stephen Carter, president of Decide Campaigns, who served as chief of staff to former Alberta premier Alison Redford; and Dave Cournoyer, host of Daveberta, a political podcast.
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Pfizer says COVID-19 vaccine appears promising for kids under 12

Pfizer says its latest clinical trial data for its COVID-19 vaccine shows promising results in children under 12, raising the hopes of many parents with unvaccinated children.
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B.C. considers legal action to keep protesters away from schools, hospitals

The B.C. government says it is looking into legal action to prevent protesters from entering schools and hospital grounds after a group was able to get into a Salmon Arm school.
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Kenney shuffles health minister as hospitals near capacity

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney named former labour minister Jason Copping the new health minister after shuffling Tyler Shandro out of the role as the province’s hospitals near capacity and Kenney faces growing calls for his own resignation.
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Propelled by a crisis, this man biked across Canada for Indigenous youth

Rylee Nepinak had no experience as a cyclist when he decided to bike from Vancouver to Halifax, but he knew he had to do something to raise money and awareness about Indigenous youth suicide prevention.
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Frustration, patience as voters wait in line to cast their ballot

As expected, lineups at polling stations were long in parts of Canada for voters wanting to cast a ballot in the 2021 federal election. (Credit: CBC/Darek Zdzienicki)

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