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Suspect turns himself in after drug bust

(CNS): A 24-year-old man from George Town turned himself in to police at the weekend after a drug bust at his house in School Road on Friday. He has been arrested for intending to supply cocaine as well as other drug offences in relation to the search. Officers said that during the search of the
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Post office still using collection notices

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Postal Service is still putting printed ‘Notice of Item for Collection’ slips in customers’ boxes when they have a package addressed to a specific P.O. box number, but they are also texting and emailing customers if a package has this contact information on it. Following queries raised by customers and erroneous
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Clock ticks on shelf life for 5,000 vaccines

(CNS): Public health officials are urging members of the public who have not yet had a first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to come forward as there as still 5,000 left that will go to waste if they are not taken up by 9 June. Over the last day another 265 people were vaccinated, bringing
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Students say sorry for inappropriate video

(CNS): A group of teenage boys from John Gray High School made a public apology on YouTube this week about an earlier video they made showing boys and girls from the school being interviewed on campus and discussing their alleged sexual exploits and preferences. The first video, which was posted on Instagram, caused a stir
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Victim assaulted in George Town home invasion

(CNS): A man was taken to hospital on Tuesday night after he was assaulted by an armed home invader. The police said that two masked men, dressed in black clothing and brandishing handguns, entered a home on Anthony Drive in George Town at around 9:50pm and demanded money. After assaulting the resident of the house
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Hospital invests over $2M in new green initiatives

(CNS): The Health Services Authority (HSA) plans to spend between CI$1.8 and $2 million on green investments in order to reduce its annual operating costs and its carbon footprint. Officials said they expect to lower utility bills by around $360,000 and be more sustainable by investing in modern energy saving technologies. The hospitals ageing windows
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Crime dips 12% due to COVID-19 lockdown

(CNS): Crime in 2020 appears to have declined by 12.8%, according to the RCIPS’ annual statistics. But the true crime picture has been distorted, given that the Cayman Islands endured a period of complete and then partial lockdown during the second and third quarter of the year. Police at that time were able to stop
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Unlawful mangrove clearance under DPP investigation

(CNS): The Department of Environment has stated that it is investigating the unlawful clearance of mangroves in Red Bay with the help of the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions and is recommending that an application being made by the landscaping company that did the clearing for after-the-fact permission be held in abeyance until
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60% of population has had first COVID shot

(CNS): Following a surge of people getting the vaccine at the weekend and several more over the last 24 hours, 60% of the population, or almost 39,000 people, have now had at least one shot of the COVID-19 vaccine, while 52% have completed the full two-dose course. From now until 9 June, anyone getting their first
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Bryan plans to ‘transform’ public transport

(CNS): Kenneth Bryan, the new minister of tourism and transport, has committed to making the necessary legislative changes to transform public transport in the Cayman Islands. Following a visit last week to the Public Transport Unit office on Eastern Avenue, accompanied by Chief Officer Stran Bodden, who has retained his post in the ministry, Bryan
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Olympic sponsor Toyota 'concerned' by growing public frustration over hosting Games

Toyota, one of the leading sponsors of this year's Olympic and Paralympic Games, says it's "concerned" with the amount of public frustration being directed at athletes ahead of the spectacle.
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UN confirms military forces blocking aid in Tigray region following CNN probe

The United Nations has confirmed that military forces are impeding humanitarian access to parts of Ethiopia's war-torn Tigray region, after an exclusive CNN investigation revealed that Eritrean troops were coordinating with Ethiopian forces to cut off critical aid routes.
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Players affected by tear gas in Colombia

Players and staff from Colombian side Junior and Argentina's River Plate were left rubbing their eyes in discomfort after police fired tear gas at protesters outside the stadium ahead of their Copa Libertadores match in Barranquilla on Wednesday.
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CNN anchor presses leader on corruption claims

CNN's Zain Asher speaks to Sierra Leone President Julius Maada Bio about how he's performing against his campaign promises to root out corruption in the country.
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People are panic buying homes as prices skyrocket around the world

It wasn't long ago that real estate experts were bracing for the worst.
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After months of hyping bitcoin, Elon Musk says Tesla will stop accepting it

Elon Musk says Tesla is abandoning plans to accept bitcoin as payment for the company's electric vehicles, citing the cryptocurrency's high environmental cost after months of being bullish on it.
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The UK economy still has a huge mountain to climb

The UK economy is coming out of its deep freeze.
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Why Americans are panic buying fuel -- and why you shouldn't

A growing number of gas stations along the East Coast are without fuel as nervous drivers aggressively fill up their tanks following a ransomware attack that shut down the Colonial Pipeline, a critical artery for gasoline.
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India's Covid catastrophe could make global shortages even worse

A terrifying and record-breaking wave of Covid-19 in India threatens to stall the country's economic recovery and send shockwaves through several important global industries.
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US cities are losing 36 million trees a year. Here's why it matters

If you're looking for a reason to care about tree loss, the nation's latest heat wave might be it. Trees can lower summer daytime temperatures by as much as 10 degrees Fahrenheit, according to a recent study.
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How rich people could help save the planet from the climate crisis

Rich people don't just have bigger bank balances and more lavish lifestyles than the rest of us -- they also have bigger carbon footprints.
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The real reason most late night talk show hosts sit behind a desk

For more than six decades, American late night talk show hosts have sat behind large wooden desks, with guests in cushioned chairs or couches to their right. Behind them, the wall may be painted to mimic an open vista; around them, a brightly lit studio set is made more inviting through warm wood tones, mugs on a desk or -- in Johnny Carson's case -- a couple of well-placed house plants.
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This tiny drawing could sell for $16m

A tiny sketch of a bear by Leonardo da Vinci is expected to sell for over $16 million at auction.
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The $1.8B 'vanity project' that has enraged India

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's overhaul of New Delhi's historic center was always going to be controversial -- even before the Covid-19 pandemic struck.
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The Broker, The Astronaut and The Vampire: Enter the mysterious world of Soviet watch collectors

With pseudonyms like the The Bastard, The Broker, The Astronaut and The Vampire, they've banded together deep inside the world of Soviet-era watch collecting.
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Capturing Hollywood's last wild decade

It isn't unusual for a Hollywood native like Randall Slavin to grow up wanting to be an actor.
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Inside Miley Cyrus' exuberant Los Angeles home -- designed by her mother

When it came time for Miley Cyrus to decorate the 6,800-square-foot Los Angeles home she bought last year, the singer looked to one of the people who knows her best: Her mother and manager, Tish Cyrus.
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These beautiful European towns will pay you to work remotely

Remote working has become a possibility for many during the pandemic, meaning the office can now be anywhere from a kitchen table to a sandy beach on the other side of the world.
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Huge ships, huge problems in Venice

It was the story that made waves around the world: cruise ships banned from Venice.
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He saved her from drowning and they fell in love

Nupur Gupta was nearing the end of a two-week stint teaching at a yoga retreat in Goa, India.
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World's highest infinity pool has opened in Dubai

There are few feelings as liberating as swimming in the open air, below blue skies that stretch all the way to horizon -- and now in Dubai you can do it nearly 1,000 feet above sea level.
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Huge superyacht squeezes down narrow Dutch canals

It's not every day you see a gigantic superyacht weaving through the narrow canals of the Netherlands.
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Where you can sunbathe nude around the world

For true aficionados of nude relaxation, there are no parts of the body "where the sun don't shine."
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Covid forced many parents to choose between work and helping their kids with school. This CNN Hero is helping families do both

As the vaccine rollout continues and parts of the US loosen restrictions, school reopenings in some communities are still in flux. For many families of remote students, parents returning to work remain in a difficult position.
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Finding magic in mentorship: How one CNN Hero inspired thousands of young women to write their own success stories

For young people who are experiencing social isolation and loss during the pandemic, the mental health effects have been taxing. Research shows that depression and anxiety are prevalent among children and adolescents due to Covid-19.
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A student harnessed the power of beets to make healing from surgery safer -- and more equitable

Dasia Taylor didn't expect to become a nationally recognized scientist at 17 years old.
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Covid: Surge vaccinations could be used to tackle Indian variant

The PM says he is "anxious" about the Covid variant and the government is considering all options.
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Boris Johnson's lawyers confident of cancelling court judgement

A county-court order against the PM for a debt of £535 was over a claim of defamation, it has emerged.
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Protesters block immigration van from leaving Glasgow street

Protesters are surrounding a Home Office immigration enforcement vehicle in Glasgow's Pollokshields area.
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NHS tracing app 'prevented thousands of deaths'

Peer-reviewed research suggests the contact-tracing app prevented between 284,000 and 594,000 cases.
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Crime drops by 8% during year of lockdowns, says ONS

A 26% fall in theft offences drove a reduction in crime recorded by police in England and Wales.
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Fred West police begin cellar search for Mary Bastholm

Archaeologists will dismantle a fireplace in a cafe basement in the search for Mary Bastholm.
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Trains reintroduced after safety checks prompted by cracks

There has been disruption since Saturday after the issue was found on some Hitachi Class 800s.
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Julia James: Callum Wheeler in court over PCSO murder

Callum Wheeler, 21, from Aylesham, is accused of murdering community support officer Julia James.
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Universal credit fraud and error at new high

Figures from the Department for Work and Pensions show £8.4bn was lost in 2020-21.
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Ballymurphy Inquest: Anger over manner of PM apology

Relatives say the words in a letter from Boris Johnson's are unacceptable and mean 'nothing'.
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Wales election: Mark Drakeford expected to reshuffle his cabinet

Mark Drakeford is set to name Welsh Government cabinet with education a key post that needs filling.
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Scottish Greens MSP Alison Johnstone to be new presiding officer

Alison Johnstone was elected to the politically neutral role as MSPs returned to Holyrood after the election.
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The NHS Covid legacy - long waits and lives at risk

One in four hospitals sees long waits balloon, as NHS warned backlog will take years to tackle.
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Covid in Scotland: Glasgow needs 'robust testing' to curb virus

Public health expert says it is vital to identify the prevalence of the Indian variant in the city.
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Covid-19: More Indian variant cases found in NI

BBC News NI understands that there are now at least 12 cases confirmed in Northern Ireland.
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Nearly two thirds in Wales have Covid antibodies

The impact of vaccinations can be seen in estimates of people with antibody protection against Covid.
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Covid vaccines: Mixing increases reports of mild side-effects

Researchers are still analysing whether injecting two different vaccines leads to better protection.
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Scottish islands close to completing first dose Covid jabs

Western Isles and Shetland health boards have given more than 86% of their eligible populations their first Covid jab.
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Covid-19: Theatres in Northern Ireland could reopen on 21 June

It is not clear if it is being discussed as ministers are meeting to review lockdown restrictions.
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Covid inquiry: What is it and how will it work?

An independent public inquiry has been announced, but how will it work?
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Eid: 'You can be Muslim and still enjoy playing football'

For young Muslim footballers like Omar and Rahma, it's vital that faith and football go together.
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What to expect in a city under new management

Newly-elected mayor Joanne Anderson may only be in the job for a year if the role is scrapped.
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Tommy Mallet: 'I don't read emails longer than five words'

The Only Way Is Essex star Tommy Mallet opens up about the challenges he has faced with literacy and dyslexia.
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Queen's Speech debate: Waiting lists, social care and other claims fact-checked

Politicians debated the government's plans - set out in the Queen's Speech - and made a series of claims on subjects including hospital waiting lists and social care.
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Adoption: 'Our sons' birth family turned them against us'

There are calls for more support for adoptees - as social media searches for birth families rise.
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In pictures: Commons marks 80 years since WW2 bombing

Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle commemorates those who died when a Luftwaffe attack destroyed the Commons chamber.
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Brit Awards 2021: Great show, shame about the videos

Fans say they loved seeing live music again, but weren't so keen on the pre-taped performances.
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Brit Awards 2021: The best outfits from the red carpet and ceremony

The stars were out in force at Tuesday night's event, serving up some seriously stylish looks.
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'I was due an £82-a-week state pension but got nothing'

A 73-year old will now receive £20,000 in pension arrears as a report suggests many thousands more miss out.
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'Talk to me': A train driver asking men to open up

A tragedy inspired Scotland's only woman freight train driver to get men talking about mental health.
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How viral pianist with dementia is helping others

When Paul Harvey's piano playing went viral, it inspired a donation of £1 million to charity.
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HS2 high-speed rail project begins underground tunnel

At 170m long, "Florence" is the largest ever tunnelling machine to be used on a UK rail project.
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Ruthie Henshall: Lack of visits 'took her down so quickly' in care home

The actress pays tribute to her mother Gloria, who died in a care home on Tuesday.
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Falkland Islands: Veterans reunite after almost 40 years

Navy veteran David reaches out to other survivors of an event that killed 12 crew members.
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The plasterer redecorating domestic violence survivors' homes

Naima-Ben Moussa, who offers her services for free, believes more needs to be done to support victims.
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Gemma Arterton: Screen and stage star excited at theatres reopening

The actress will soon be back on stage in London as theatres reopen with lockdown restrictions easing.
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Covid: Blackburn over-18s to get vaccine amid Indian variant spike

The change will be introduced in the Blackburn area following concerns about a rise in infections.
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Seamus Deane: Derry-born author and poet dies

Deane, who was 81, was shortlisted for the Booker Prize during a distinguished career.
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Heads of the Valleys road A465 closed in both directions after crash

Emergency services are at the scene of the accident and drivers are being urged to avoid the area.
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Lost letter: 'I would love to know what she wrote'

A council lost an unread letter from a birth mother to her daughter who was taken into its care.
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How a vacancy in a safe Conservative seat could mean headaches for Erin O'Toole

Following the resignation of former Conservative MP Diane Finley, a byelection will take place in the Ontario riding of Haldimand–Norfolk — if there is no general election in the fall.
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Would-be dad wins test to determine if Tinder connection resulted in 'beautiful baby'

The case highlights a long legal history of judges balancing the rights of men who claim to be fathers with the best interests of the children they claim as theirs.
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Alberta's oil producers feel recovery — but analysts aren't predicting a repeat of the last boom

Higher crude prices are good news for oil companies and government royalties, but a return to the pre-2014 boom? Experts say it's not in the cards.
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Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on Thursday

Some wealthy nations that were most praised last year for controlling the coronavirus are now lagging far behind in getting their people vaccinated — and some, especially in Asia, are seeing COVID-19 cases grow.
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Community hopes for answers from inquest into death of Atikamekw woman who filmed Quebec nurses mocking her

A Quebec coroner will begin a three-week investigation into the death of Joyce Echaquan, the Atikamekw woman who died in September 2020 after posting a video of nurses mocking her at a hospital in Joliette, Que.
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Monarch butterflies harmed by common neonic pesticides, study suggests

A recently published study suggests that one of the world's most common pesticides, previously found to harm bees, may be contributing to the decline of one of its most-loved butterflies.
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The Tragically Hip set to perform with Feist at the 2021 Juno Awards

This will be the band’s first televised performance since the death of Gord Downie.
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Quebec is set to present its long-awaited revamped language law. Here's what to expect

The proposed legislation comes after a number of studies from Quebec's French-language watchdog found that the French language is in decline in the province.
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Needs of family violence survivors 'past critical' as pressure grows on shelters

Shelters for women and children leaving domestic, intimate partner violence are full and increasingly complex calls keep coming as Ontario's third stay-at-home order remains in effect.
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'Unlike any other year': Muslim front-line workers reflect on Ramadan, prepare to mark Eid

As Muslims across Ontario mark the end of another Ramadan under a provincewide lockdown due, front-line workers say observing this past month while working through the pandemic has been nothing short of difficult.
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Gay man fights 'discriminatory' policy that bans him from donating blood. Ottawa tries to block it

A gay man in Ontario will be in court later this month arguing that Health Canada discriminates against him by overseeing the ban preventing men who recently have had sex with other men from donating blood. The federal government is trying to block that challenge.
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How 2 young Black men bonded over their shared experiences in small-town Alberta

Baptist Abushaka and David Bowers grew up in separate towns, but shared the same experience.
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Former reservist stripped of Order of Military Merit for wearing medals he was never awarded

A Quebec man who served with the Canadian Armed Forces reserves and cadets for three decades has been expelled from one of the military's highest honours after it was discovered he was wearing medals he was never awarded.
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Future of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in question in Canada over blood clots, supply issues

The future use of the AstraZeneca-Oxford COVID-19 vaccine in Canada is now in question due to concerns over the increased risk of rare but severe blood clots connected to the shot, an unpredictable future supply and a significant amount of alternative vaccines.
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4,500 migrating birds move into chimney of Vancouver Island museum

For the past four years, huge flocks of Vaux's swifts have made the Courtenay Museum a pit stop on their annual journey north.
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Business leaders join Canada in urging U.S. court to keep Line 5 operating

Political "brinksmanship" in Michigan risks allowing Calgary-based Enbridge Inc. to abandon plans for a $500-million tunnel that would protect an ecologically sensitive Great Lakes waterway from the controversial Line 5 pipeline, business leaders warned Wednesday.
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'A great day for hockey': Canadian trailblazer reflects on NHL's first all-Black line

The first all-Black line in the NHL brings back memories for Nova Scotian Percy Paris. He was in the same spot about 50 years ago, as part of the first all-Black line in Canadian university hockey.
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Leaders overseeing thousands of B.C. health-care professionals apologize for systemic anti-Indigenous racism

The leaders of regulatory colleges overseeing more than 90,000 health-care workers in B.C. have issued a joint apology to Indigenous people who have experienced racism, discrimination and abuse in the health-care system.
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Indigenous leaders call for investigation into RCMP on Vancouver Island after recent shootings

Indigenous leaders are calling for an investigation into the conduct of Mounties on Vancouver Island after two members of a small First Nation were shot by police in the last three months.
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'Vancouver Model' of drug decriminalization is deeply flawed, national coalition says

A national coalition of groups that support drug decriminalization say the current plan being put forward by Vancouver Mayor Kennedy Stewart will set a terrible precedent.
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