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Hurricane Larry headed for eastern Newfoundland where gusts could reach 140 km/h

Hurricane Larry headed for eastern Newfoundland where gusts could reach 140 km/h

The latest forecast models indicate the hurricane will transition to a post-tropical storm, but it could retain much of its strength as it dumps up to 50 millimetres of rain on eastern Newfoundland.
43 Canadians among those on board Qatari commercial flight out of Afghanistan

43 Canadians among those on board Qatari commercial flight out of Afghanistan

Qatari envoy Mutlaq bin Majed al-Qahtani said another 200 passengers will leave Afghanistan today. A diplomat, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said foreigners, including Americans, will depart in the next couple of days.
Leaders spar over climate, foreign policy in debate, but format leaves some unhappy

Leaders spar over climate, foreign policy in debate, but format leaves some unhappy

The five leaders frequently talked over one another. Leaders on the receiving end of accusations or loaded questions from rivals were often given no chance to respond.
Alberta to move hospital patients to homes, care centres as COVID-19 crisis worsens

Alberta to move hospital patients to homes, care centres as COVID-19 crisis worsens

Dr. Verna Yiu, the president and CEO of Alberta Health Services, says there may be 200 potential patients that could be moved into continuing care in the next week or two.
Leaders gear up for English-language debate tonight after French joust

Leaders gear up for English-language debate tonight after French joust

This week’s French- and English-language debates come as opinion polls suggest the Liberals and Conservatives are stuck in a tight two-way race, with the NDP and Bloc poised to determine which of the two main parties emerges victorious.
Alberta backs off demand for nurse pay cuts in latest round of collective bargaining

Alberta backs off demand for nurse pay cuts in latest round of collective bargaining

"The revised proposal from [Alberta Health Services] is a long-term contract for nurses, with a wage freeze for the first three years and a modest wage increase in the fourth and fifth years," Finance Minister Travis Toews said in a statement Wednesday.
Twelve Alberta mayors call for province to implement COVID-19 vaccine passport

Twelve Alberta mayors call for province to implement COVID-19 vaccine passport

The mayors called for better leadership from Kenney’s government, and consistency in the rules. “Failure to extend masking requirements to schools and post-secondary institutions further perpetuates division between Albertans (and) creates more uncertainty for students, staff, and faculty,” wrote the mayors.
Trudeau, Blanchet clash as leaders spar on health care, environment in French debate

Trudeau, Blanchet clash as leaders spar on health care, environment in French debate

The topics discussed Wednesday included climate change, the COVID-19 pandemic, and Indigenous Peoples and cultural identity.
Dead female grizzly bear located in Yoho National Park

Dead female grizzly bear located in Yoho National Park

Parks Canada is conducting a necropsy to determine the cause of the female grizzly bear's death.
'Boiling point': Alberta doctors warn of health system collapse as COVID cases climb

'Boiling point': Alberta doctors warn of health system collapse as COVID cases climb

"This is much, much worse than I think people understand," she said. "We, as health-care workers, are telling you that things are very dire, that ICU beds are running out, that we are stretched very thin in terms of our hospital capacity."