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Unions warn Canadians to expect disruptions at airports and border crossings starting Friday

The unions representing Canada’s border agents are warning travellers to expect lengthy delays at airports and border crossings if its workers proceed with planned job action on Friday.

Conservatives call for national standards on service dogs for veterans with PTSD

The Conservative party is calling on the federal government to develop national standards for the certification of psychiatric service dogs to improve access for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder.

Belarusian Olympic runner who feared going home lands in Vienna

Belarusian sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya, who said a feud with team officials made her feel she could not safely return home, arrived in Austria on Wednesday, part of a journey that could see her settle in Europe to avoid reprisals from her authoritarian government.

Report documents 'degrading' treatment of Indigenous women at Yukon and B.C. mines

A new report documenting the experiences of Indigenous women and women of colour at mining camps in Yukon and northern B.C., suggests women are often assigned low-paying, menial jobs at mines...

NOAA's revised hurricane outlook sees more storms in 2021 Atlantic season

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) on Wednesday revised upward its outlook for the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season, estimating there was a 65 per cent chance of an above-normal season compared with a previous report that called for a 60 per cent chance.

The cost of down payments in Canadian cities skyrocketed in 2021, new data shows

New data shows homebuyers in cities such as Vancouver and Toronto could be waiting decades to save up for a down payment.

How will classrooms be kept safe? PHAC says back-to-school guidelines coming

As schools get ready to welcome students back to the classroom in September they’re outlining measures to keep everyone safe from COVID-19, but there’s growing concern about what that means for the youngest cohort.

Border workers issue strike notice to government, job action to start Friday: union

About 9,000 Canadian Border Service Agency workers are preparing to begin job action across the country on Friday and say travellers should expect long lineups and lengthy delays at border crossings and airports.

Indigenous minister worries lifting COVID-19 restrictions could bring fourth wave

Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller says he is concerned provinces that are lifting COVID-19 restrictions could lead to a Delta-driven fourth wave among Indigenous people.

Impact of Delta variant: Number of COVID-19 cases doubling every 7-10 days in B.C.

The number of COVID-19 cases caused by the Delta variant is doubling every seven to 10 days in British Columbia, experts say. COVID-19 cases in B.C. continued their upward march as the province reported more than 700 infections Tuesday over a four-day period.

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Alex Azar: Americans Need to Get a Covid-19 Vaccine

I oversaw the vaccines. They are safe, and they work.

Passenger Arrives Taped to a Seat and Is Charged With Assaulting Flight Attendants

Maxwell Berry, 22, of Norwalk, Ohio, punched a Frontier Airlines flight attendant and groped two others on a flight from Philadelphia to Miami, the authorities said.

Obama Significantly Scales Back 60th Birthday Party as Virus Cases Rebound

Hundreds of former Obama administration officials, celebrities and Democratic donors had been planning to attend the huge bash on Martha’s Vineyard on Saturday.

What $500,000 Buys You in New Hampshire, New Jersey and North Dakota

A two-bedroom condo in a Tudor Revival mansion in Salem, a former church in Ringoes and a Queen Anne Victorian in Fargo.

After Uproar, Matt Damon Tries to Clarify Comments on Anti-Gay Slur

The actor was recently quoted as saying that he had decided to “retire” the word his daughter calls the “f-slur” after she objected to a joke he made.


Real estate tycoon Robert Durst, accused of killing his close friend, to take the stand today

Robert Durst, the multimillionaire subject of the HBO crime documentary "The Jinx," is expected to take the witness stand in his defense Wednesday, his legal team told CNN, heaping more drama onto an already sensational murder trial.

The speed of the US economic recovery has been record-breaking. But don't get used to it

Despite the continued optimism about the country reopening, US economic growth is already starting to slow.

ABC News: Trump loyalist at DOJ circulated draft Georgia letter with false election fraud claims

A draft letter reportedly circulated late last year by a Donald Trump-loyalist at the Justice Department shows the lengths his allies were willing to go to overturn the presidential election.


Thailand bans coral-damaging sunscreens in marine parks

Anyone flouting the rules could be fined due to the damage some lotions can cause to coral.

Belarus sprinter Krystina Timanovskaya arrives in Poland

Krystina Timanovskaya was granted a humanitarian visa after she refused orders to fly home early.

Covid: WHO calls for booster pause to vaccinate poorer nations

WHO chief says it would allow at least 10% of the population in every country to be vaccinated.

Andrew Cuomo: Why is the NY Governor under pressure to resign?

Democrats, including President Biden, have called for the New York governor to go.

Rihanna now officially a billionaire

The star is now the wealthiest female musician in the world, according to Forbes.