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Yukon reports 7th death, seven new cases of COVID-19

WHITEHORSE — Yukon has reported its seventh death linked to COVID-19 since the pandemic began. The territory's chief medical officer of health, Dr. Brendan Hanley, says in a statement that the person died in hospital Wednesday night.
Billions in losses, thousands could die if wildfire response unchanged: report

Billions in losses, thousands could die if wildfire response unchanged: report

Western Canada must urgently address the threats posed by highly destructive wildfires or face deadly and costly consequences, says a group of forest and environmental experts from British Columbia and the United States.
Alberta's top doctor came up with plan to lift all COVID-19 orders: health minister

Alberta's top doctor came up with plan to lift all COVID-19 orders: health minister

CALGARY — Alberta's health minister says it was the idea of the province's chief medical health officer to end isolation requirements for those who test positive for COVID-19 or who have been in close contact with someone who has.
Residential school survivors lied: priest

Residential school survivors lied: priest

WINNIPEG — An archdiocese in Manitoba will no longer allow a Catholic priest to preach publicly or teach after he suggested during a sermon that residential school survivors lied to get settlement money.
Nunavut opens travel bubble with Nunavik as pandemic restrictions ease

Nunavut opens travel bubble with Nunavik as pandemic restrictions ease

IQALUIT, Nunavut — The government of Nunavut says residents of the territory and of Arctic Quebec can now travel freely between both regions as long as they've been in a community for at least 14 days.
Singh meets with Indigenous leaders at residential school where unmarked graves found

Singh meets with Indigenous leaders at residential school where unmarked graves found

KAMLOOPS, B.C. — NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh is reiterating demands for more concrete action after meeting with Indigenous leaders at the site of a former residential school in Kamloops, B.C., that bears unmarked graves.
Critics question impact of proposed rules to crack down on harmful online content

Critics question impact of proposed rules to crack down on harmful online content

OTTAWA — The Liberal government has laid out a blueprint for cracking down on harmful online materials posted to platforms such as Facebook and YouTube, with experts welcoming the move while casting a critical eye on the framework's effectiveness.
British Canadians frustrated by exclusion from U.K.'s new quarantine exemptions

British Canadians frustrated by exclusion from U.K.'s new quarantine exemptions

OTTAWA — Many British Canadians are frustrated after being snubbed by a new plan to ease quarantine restrictions for entry to England and Scotland.
New Brunswick to lift remaining COVID-19 restrictions, but experts warn of relapse

New Brunswick to lift remaining COVID-19 restrictions, but experts warn of relapse

HALIFAX — As New Brunswick prepares to drop all of its COVID-19 restrictions on Friday night, some infectious disease experts are warning the province should prepare for a surge in cases this fall because of the highly contagious Delta variant.

Quebec police mistake body of missing woman for mannequin, throw remains in garbage

SHERBROOKE, Que. — Police and firefighters in Sherbrooke, Que., allegedly mistook a woman's body for a mannequin and threw her remains into a dumpster, police Chief Danny McConnell said Thursday.