June 18, 2021

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mRNA vaccine now preferred as second dose following AstraZeneca shot: NACI
The National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) is now recommending that people who received a first dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine receive a second dose of an mRNA vaccine, such as Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna.
'Taunted and harassed' as a youth, judge Mahmud Jamal receives historic Supreme Court nomination
The judge poised to be the first person of colour on the Supreme Court of Canada says he experienced discrimination 'as a fact of daily life' while growing up. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau nominated Ontario Court of Appeal Justice Mahmud Jamal to the top court Thursday to replace retiring member Rosalie Abella.
As the U.S. sends more Moderna doses to Canada, calls ramp up to reopen border
The U.S. is gearing up to send one million additional doses of the Moderna vaccine to Canada at the same time calls mount on both sides of the border to ease travel and quarantine measures.
B.C. man describes bear attack: 'I'll never forget the clamping force of the bear's jaw'
A Metro Vancouver man survived a terrifying bear attack at a remote mining exploration camp in Northern B.C.
'I don’t want to carry it anymore': Que. residential school survivors try to find peace on land of their ancestors
Indigenous leaders of Algonquins of Barriere Lake First Nation in Quebec are returning to the land of their ancestors, their native language, and traditions as way to heal from the generational trauma caused by residential schools.
'I paid on the bus—I got choked': Victim testifies in Toronto officer’s assault trial
Video played in court shows a plainclothes Toronto police officer grabbing a Black TTC rider by the throat within seconds of arriving at a call that the young man was causing a disturbance and not paying his fare.
Chinese crew enters new space station on 3-month mission
Three Chinese astronauts have begun making China's new space station their home for the next three months, after their launch and arrival at the station Thursday marked further advances in the country's ambitious space program.
Doctors looking into rare cases of myocarditis after mRNA vaccinations
Doctors are investigating rare cases of a heart inflammation called myocarditis that have emerged after mRNA vaccination, usually after a second dose, seeking to pin down how rare it is, and what the real risk is.
COVID-19 death at Calgary's Foothills hospital confirmed to be a double immunized patient
One of two COVID-19-related deaths attributed to the Delta variant reported at Calgary's Foothills Medical Centre Wednesday was an individual who was double vaccinated.
North Korea's Kim looks much thinner, causing health speculation
In recent state media images, including those published on Wednesday, Kim Jong Un appeared to have lost a large amount of weight, prompting speculation about his health
Ontario expands eligibility for second doses, promises new rules coming 'very shortly' for vaccinated people
Ontario is expanding eligibility for second COVID-19 vaccine doses as the province promises new guidelines will come 'very shortly' outlining what freedoms vaccinated people will have.
'I don’t want to carry it anymore': Que. residential school survivors try to find peace on land of their ancestors
Indigenous leaders of Algonquins of Barriere Lake First Nation in Quebec are returning to the land of their ancestors, their native language, and traditions as way to heal from the generational trauma caused by residential schools.
B.C. man describes bear attack: 'I'll never forget the clamping force of the bear's jaw'
A Metro Vancouver man survived a terrifying bear attack at a remote mining exploration camp in Northern B.C.
Ontario Provincial Police assisting Manitoba RCMP in Whiteshell area with manhunt for homicide suspect Eric Wildman
Manitoba RCMP are focusing on the Whiteshell area of the province in the search for homicide suspect Eric Wildman, and are also receiving help from the Ontario Provincial Police.
'I paid on the bus—I got choked': Victim testifies in Toronto officer’s assault trial
Video played in court shows a plainclothes Toronto police officer grabbing a Black TTC rider by the throat within seconds of arriving at a call that the young man was causing a disturbance and not paying his fare.
Teach residential school history in classes, says newly elected Ontario regional chief
A familiar face within the Anisinabek Nation and on Manitoulin Island will soon be ascending to one of the highest offices in the province.
As the U.S. sends more Moderna doses to Canada, calls ramp up to reopen border
The U.S. is gearing up to send one million additional doses of the Moderna vaccine to Canada at the same time calls mount on both sides of the border to ease travel and quarantine measures.
mRNA vaccine now preferred as second dose following AstraZeneca shot: NACI
The National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) is now recommending that people who received a first dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine receive a second dose of an mRNA vaccine, such as Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna.
Ottawa man involved with Scouts Canada charged with sex offences, police say
Police say the charges follow an investigation into historical sexual assaults that occurred between July 1, 1978 and March 2006.
Accused murderer ‘annihilated’ Barrie, Ont. father and son: Crown says
Crown Attorney Ray Williams attacked the testimony of Dyrrin Daley, calling it preposterous, unreliable and littered with "untruths, omissions and lies."
All but one of the four candidates to succeed Hassan Rouhani are regarded as hardliners.
North Korea had earlier snubbed efforts by the Biden's administration to establish diplomatic talks.
In their lawsuit, a group of men say they were forced to work on cocoa firms in Ivory Coast.
Remote workers are freer than ever to relocate, especially when smaller cities dangle incentives.
Some 82 million people have been forcibly displaced, more than 1% of the world's population.
The Paraceratherium linxiaense was taller than a giraffe and weighed as much as four large African elephants.
More than 30 women say private or non-consensual videos of them were uploaded to the site.
The justices' 7-2 ruling preserves medical insurance for millions of low-income Americans.
China's biggest technology companies have been coming under increasing scrutiny both at home and abroad.
"I'd do it again," vows Mark McCloskey outside court as he and his wife walk free with a fine.
Kaunda, 97, was one of the last of the generation of African leaders who fought colonialism.
A painting by musician David Bowie found at a Canadian dump is set to be auctioned for thousands.
History is inescapable to Americans and visitors alike but now it's become more contested than ever.
The places that were best at keeping Covid at bay are now struggling with their exit strategies.
A selection of the week's best photos of Africans from across the continent and elsewhere.
MLB loosens COVID restrictions, drops masks for vaccinated
All fully vaccinated players and staff can stop wearing masks in dugouts, bullpens and clubhouses under the latest change to Major League Baseball's coronavirus protocols.
Hurricanes extend Brind'Amour, who wins coach of year honours
Rod Brind'Amour never worried much about being able to reach a deal to remain coach of the Carolina Hurricanes.
UEFA asks Euro 2020 teams to stop removing sponsor bottles
Reacting to a bottle-snatching trend at the European Championship started by Cristiano Ronaldo, players on the 24 teams have been asked to stop removing strategically placed sponsor drinks from the news conference platforms, UEFA said Thursday.
Nadal, Osaka both out for Wimbledon; she'll go to Olympics
Rafael Nadal and Naomi Osaka are sitting out Wimbledon, leaving the oldest Grand Slam tennis tournament without two of the sport's biggest stars as it returns after being canceled last year because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Player, coach test positive for COVID-19 at Euro 2020, Slovakia coach Stefan Tarkovic says
Slovakia defender Denis Vavro and a member of the team's coaching staff have tested positive for the coronavirus ahead of the European Championship match against Sweden, coach Stefan Tarkovic said Thursday.
Canadian women's basketball team advances to semifinals at AmeriCup
Aislinn Konig had a game-high 23 points as Canada crushed the Dominican Republic 90-53 in quarterfinal action at the FIBA AmeriCup women's basketball tournament on Thursday.
Federal government making 60,000 rapid tests available for CFL players and staffs
The federal government is making 60,000 rapid tests available to CFL teams as they prepare to resume play this summer.
Denmark's Eriksen to be fitted with implanted heart monitoring device
Denmark's Christian Eriksen will be fitted with an implantable device to monitor his heart rhythm, the Danish soccer federation said Thursday.
Habs even the odds in game two, come back to Montreal with a tied series against Las Vegas
Montreal Canadiens netminder Carey Price made 29 saves Wednesday in a 3-2 win over the Las Vegas Golden Knights that gave new life to Canada's Stanley Cup hopes.
NASCAR driver Cassill to be paid in cryptocurrency in deal with Voyager
Landon Cassill will be the first NASCAR driver paid entirely in cryptocurrency in a sponsorship deal with Voyager that begins at Nashville Superspeedway this weekend.
WATCH: Canadian men's soccer team benefits from bizarre own-goal in game against Haiti
Canada’s men’s soccer team was the beneficiary of one of the strangest goals in the game -- and it helped the team advance to the final stage of World Cup qualifying.
Japan to ease state of emergency, focus on Games spectators
Japan said on Thursday it would ease emergency coronavirus curbs in nine prefectures including Tokyo while keeping some measures, including limiting spectator numbers at big events, amid fears that next month's Olympics could trigger a surge in infections.
Ronaldo moved some bottles and Coca-Cola shares plunged
France midfielder Paul Pogba removed a Heineken bottle in front of him at a Euro 2020 news conference, a day after Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo removed two Coca-Cola bottles, sparking a furore among football fans.
Carey Price mask by Calgary artist voted favourite by NHL fans
It was like scoring a hat trick in his first NHL game for Calgary artist Jordon Bourgeault.
Bell Centre, other large events in Quebec now allowed to welcome up to 3,500 people
The Bell Centre will be allowed to welcome 3,500 fans for playoff games as the Quebec government announced Tuesday evening it is relaxing rules surrounding organized public events.
Judge Mahmud Jamal given historic Supreme Court nomination
Prime Minister Trudeau has nominated the Honourable Mahmud Jamal as the next member of the Supreme Court. CTV’s Kevin Gallagher explains
Erin O'Toole on Sajjan handling sexual misconduct in CAF
As the second-in-command of the Armed Forces revealed he's resigning, a major-general asks for a judicial review.
T.O. Police officer on trial after choking Black bus rider
A Toronto man testified that he was the victim of police racism after he was choked during an arrest. CTV’s Merella Fernandez reports.
Big cuts coming to pandemic aid as COVID-19 cases plummet
Employment Minister Carla Qualtrough breaks down the government's pandemic aid and explains the coming reductions in support.
Centre Block renovation will last until 2030, cost up to $5B
The massive ongoing renovation of Parliament Hill is expected to take until at least 2030 and cost up to $5 billion to complete.
80-year-old describes his bond with an unlikely companion
An 80-year-old man has developed a strong friendship with an unlikely companion. CTV’s Paul Workman has the details.
55% of Canadians want to continue working at home: survey
A new survey shows that the majority of Canadians want to continue working from home, some even more than they do now.
Majority of cases in Kashechewan outbreak are children
Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller discusses a COVID-19 outbreak at an Ontario First Nation that is primarily infecting children.
Dr. Henry expects B.C. schools back to 'near normal' by fall
B.C.'s top doctor is telling parents and students to expect a 'near normal' return to school in the fall
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