April 14th, 2021

National News

Clots cause vaccine hurdles; U.S. troops in Afghanistan: In The News for April 14

By The Canadian Press on April 14th, 2021

In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what’s on the radar of our editors for the morning of April 14 … What we are watching in Canada … Health Canada is expected to release updated data today as concerns about vaccine safety emerge ... Read More »

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Four provinces to sign memorandum of understanding to explore small nuclear reactors

By The Canadian Press on April 14th, 2021

Alberta is to join three other provinces to explore the feasibility of small modular nuclear reactors as a clean energy option. Jason Kenney, along with premiers of Ontario, Saskatchewan and New Brunswick, are to sign a memorandum of understanding today related to exploring small-scale nuclear technology. The Alberta government said in August that it would ... Read More »

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A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Wednesday, April 14, 2021

By The Canadian Press on April 14th, 2021

The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 4 a.m. ET on Wednesday, April 14, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 269,702 new vaccinations administered for a total of 8,598,270 doses given. Nationwide, 829,067 people or 2.2 per cent of the population has been fully vaccinated. The provinces have administered doses at ... Read More »

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The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Wednesday, April 14, 2021

By The Canadian Press on April 14th, 2021

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. ET on Wednesday, April 14, 2021. There are 1,078,562 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Canada: 1,078,562 confirmed cases (78,293 active, 976,877 resolved, 23,392 deaths).*The total case count includes 13 confirmed cases among repatriated travellers. There were 7,548 new cases Tuesday. The rate ... Read More »

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Former health officials, advocates reflect on anniversary of overdose emergency

By Nick Wells, The Canadian Press on April 14th, 2021

VANCOUVER – When British Columbia’s provincial health officer declared an emergency over the overdose crisis five years ago, he said it was because those who died deserved more of a response. Since then, more than 7,000 have died in “unnecessary” deaths, said Dr. Perry Kendall. “If you look at the map of B.C., people are ... Read More »

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Cargill temporarily closes its London, Ont., poultry plant due to COVID-19 outbreak

By The Canadian Press on April 13th, 2021

LONDON, Ont. – Food giant Cargill Limited says it has temporarily closed its London, Ont., poultry processing plant due to a COVID-19 outbreak among some of its workers. The company says there is an active case count of 82 and that 900 people work at the facility. In a release Tuesday the company says it ... Read More »

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Montreal school wants Ottawa to plan for a Kamala Harris drop-in during future visit

By The Canadian Press on April 13th, 2021

MONTREAL – If U.S. Vice-President Kamala Harris happens to be in Canada any time soon, her old high school in Montreal would love to host her. The chairman of the English Montreal School Board wrote to Foreign Affairs Minister Marc Garneau today formally requesting to have Harris stop over in Montreal during an eventual official ... Read More »

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Grey whale off Vancouver Island given antibiotics after lesions found around tag site

By The Canadian Press on April 13th, 2021

Canadian and American officials say they’re monitoring a grey whale after they found lesions around the area where a satellite tag was attached by researchers. Officials say they’ve taken the whale’s breath sample and given it antibiotics, and it appears to be active and doing well in the waters off Vancouver Island. The animal is ... Read More »

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‘A strange thing:’ Yukon election ends in a tie. Here’s what could happen next

By Emma Tranter, The Canadian Press on April 13th, 2021

The Yukon territorial election ended in a tie Monday night with the Liberals seemingly headed toward a minority government. The Liberal and Yukon parties sit at eight seats each and the NDP has two. Ten seats are needed to win a majority. But the riding of Vuntut Gwitchin, or Old Crow, sits locked in a ... Read More »

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Vaccine-induced blood clots under more scrutiny as Canada reports first case

By Mia Rabson, The Canadian Press on April 13th, 2021

OTTAWA – Concerns about vaccine safety emerged again Tuesday, as Canada reported its first case of vaccine-induced blood clots linked to Oxford-AstraZeneca, and the United States put the brakes on the Johnson & Johnson vaccine following six reports of blood clots there. Officials in both countries, however, continued to stress the vaccines are safe, and ... Read More »

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Opposition parties lay out priorities ahead of Liberal government budget next week

By The Canadian Press on April 13th, 2021

OTTAWA – The four opposition parties in Ottawa are making demands of the minority Liberal government ahead of next week’s federal budget, but their leverage is limited. NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh has pledged not to trigger an election regardless of what the budget has in store on April 19, a move that potentially weakens New ... Read More »

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