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Ottawa drummer squirrelled away 1968 Joni Mitchell tape recorded by Jimi Hendrix

Ottawa drummer squirrelled away 1968 Joni Mitchell tape recorded by Jimi Hendrix

OTTAWA — An Ottawa drummer with a passion for collecting reel-to-reel tapes deserves applause for the coming release of a Joni Mitchell performance recorded over half a century ago by none other than virtuoso guitarist Jimi Hendrix.

A look at COVID-19 reopening plans across the country

As COVID-19 vaccination rates increase and case numbers drop across the country, the provinces and territories have begun releasing the reopening plans for businesses, events and recreational facilities.
Inbox for Afghan interpreter applications crashes

Inbox for Afghan interpreter applications crashes

OTTAWA — The email address where Afghan interpreters were told to send their application forms under an urgent resettlement plan crashed Thursday, snarling what applicants and Canadian veterans say is an already chaotic process.
Conservatives push feds to ensure Canadians who got mixed vaccines can travel abroad

Conservatives push feds to ensure Canadians who got mixed vaccines can travel abroad

OTTAWA — The federal Conservatives are urging the Liberal government to do more to ensure that Canadians who received two different doses of COVID-19 vaccines are able to travel internationally.

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.
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