April 19, 2021

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Federal budget to put more than $2B into child care, offer new and extended business supports: source
From child care, to extended pandemic aid programs and a new hiring incentive, Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland’s 2021 budget will be a full update on Canada’s finances and is set to outline key measures to start rebuilding the economy.
Ontario lowering age eligibility for AstraZeneca vaccine to 40
Ontario says the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine will be offered to individuals 40 years old and over in pharmacies and primary care settings starting on Tuesday.
Quebec authorities ponder lowering age of eligibility for AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine
The Quebec government is still pondering whether to lower the eligibility age for the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to 40, according to the province's Health Minister.
Community grieves together one year after Nova Scotia mass shooting
Friends and family are gathering for a special ceremony to reflect on a year of grief and to remember the loved ones lost in the Nova Scotia mass shooting last April.
Federal government to send health-care workers, rapid COVID-19 tests to Ontario
The federal government announced it was mobilizing its own resources and co-ordinating with lesser-hit provinces to send health-care workers and other support to help Ontario as it battles record-breaking COVID-19 numbers.
Vaccines offer ray of hope to Que. long-term care facility for veterans
As vaccine programs expand across the country, those 80 and up are making up an increasingly smaller percentage of new cases — welcome news in a Quebec long-term care unit for veterans.
Canada's budget to include digital and luxury levies, but no wealth tax: Reuters sources
Canada's first budget in two years, to be presented to parliament on Monday, proposes a sales tax for online platforms and e-commerce warehouses, a digital services tax for Web giants and a luxury tax on items like yachts, government sources familiar with the document said.
Election reticence expected to temper political battle over federal budget
The stage is set for arguably the most important federal budget in recent memory, as the Liberal government prepares to unveil its plan for Canada's post-pandemic recovery amid the pandemic's escalating third wave.
'You are not alone:' Memorial service in Nova Scotia marks one year since shootings
A lone bagpiper played slow airs outside a church Sunday as relatives of 22 people slain during a killer's rampage in rural Nova Scotia gathered for an emotional ceremony to honour the victims one year later.
Australia-New Zealand travel bubble brings relief, elation
Elation marked the opening Monday of a long-anticipated travel bubble between Australia and New Zealand.
Anguish, grief remain one year after Nova Scotia mass shooting
On Sunday, families of the victims and survivors of the Nova Scotia mass shooting will gather in remembrance of those who died. It has been a year of sorrow, loss and recovery for loved ones, made even more difficult by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ottawa police checkpoints at Ottawa-Gatineau crossings begin at 12:01 a.m. Monday
Ottawa police officers will be stationed 24 hours a day, seven days a week on the Ontario side of the Champlain Bridge, Portage Bridge, Chaudiere Bridge and Macdonald-Cartier Bridge.
Timeline: What’s happened in the year since the Nova Scotia mass shooting tragedy
The moment the man responsible for Canada's worst mass killing was shot and killed at a gas station in Enfield, N.S. on April 19, 2020, his rampage of terror ended – but a year of grief and questions began. Visit CTVNewsAtlantic.ca for some of the key moments that have taken place since that day.
Vaccines offer ray of hope to Que. long-term care facility for veterans
As vaccine programs expand across the country, those 80 and up are making up an increasingly smaller percentage of new cases — welcome news in a Quebec long-term care unit for veterans.
COVID-19 in Alberta: More than 1,000 cases reported for 12th day in a row
Alberta has 1,516 more COVID-19 cases reported with 800 variant of concern cases.
All legislative business at Queen's Park may stop as PCs, opposition fight over going virtual
All legislative business at Queen’s Park may shut down as soon as this Wednesday as the Ford government and opposition parties spar over whether to switch to virtual parliamentary sessions in the wake of record-high rates of coronavirus.
Staff shortages, emotional toll weigh on health-care staff during Ontario's 3rd wave
The ever-growing workload and the daily scenes unfolding weighs heavily on many front-line workers. Some have reported an increase in people taking sick time, or staff requesting a day away. Some teams also taking time each shift to decompress and discuss difficult situations they're witnessing.
More hateful encounters as Metro Vancouver cities warn of rising anti-Asian hate crimes
Two more Metro Vancouver woman are sharing their stories of alleged anti-Asian hate crimes.
More than 4,200 new COVID-19 cases reported in Ontario, hospitalizations reach 2,100
Ontario is reporting more than 4,200 new cases of COVID-19 while hospitalizations related to the disease surpass 2,100.
Quebec reports 1,344 new COVID-19 cases, lowest number since April 7
Quebec reported the lowest number of new COVID-19 cases in 11 days when the province added 1,344 more positive cases. Hospitalizations also dropped for the first time in over a week.
The Czech Republic has accused Russia of being involved in a blast at a munitions factory in 2014.
The world's first major travel bubble set up in the Covid pandemic allows quarantine-free visits.
Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham are among 12 clubs who have agreed to join a new European Super League.
International concern grows after doctors for the jailed Putin critic say he needs urgent medical help.
Our correspondent on what it's been like to cover the 10 years since Colonel Gaddafi was deposed and killed.
Brandon Hole legally bought two rifles despite having had a gun confiscated by police months before.
Plans for the reality show featuring "hot Instagrammers" has sparked anger in the coastal community.
The mother, who is accused of ordering the abduction, and the girl were found in an abandoned factory.
The University of Cape Town's library and a historic windmill are hit as all students are evacuated.
The vote is expected to pave the way for President Bashar al-Assad to serve another seven-year term.
The World War Two-era aircraft made an emergency landing in shallow water.
The US and China announced actions to tackle climate change following meetings in Shanghai last week.
Garrett Bradley may become the first black director to win an Oscar for her first feature documentary.
Europe's biggest teams have suffered during the Covid pandemic and say they want financial stability.
Getting consumer goods in shot is big business for movies and TV series, and items can now be added digitally.
Boucher, Raptors hand Thunder 10th straight loss, 112-106
Chris Boucher had 31 points and 11 rebounds, and the Toronto Raptors extended Oklahoma City's season-worst losing streak to 10 games, beating the Thunder 112-106 on Sunday night.
Patrick Marleau set to break Gordie Howe's games record
Patrick Marleau is set to surpass Gordie Howe's record for most games played in NHL history.
UEFA says it will ban clubs who take part in a European Super League
UEFA and English, Spanish and Italian football authorities announced on Sunday that any clubs who take part in a so-called European Super League would be banned from all other domestic and continental competitions.
YouTube star Jake Paul wins latest boxing match in first round against MMA's Ben Askren
YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul defeated former MMA fighter Ben Askren in a much-anticipated boxing match with a first-round TKO.
Verstappen beats Hamilton in dramatic Emilia-Romagna GP
Max Verstappen won a dramatic Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix after world champion Lewis Hamilton hit a wall in a race that was also temporarily suspended following a separate incident involving Hamilton's Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas.
No masks, no worries  -  for now; Aussies preparing for Tokyo
With the coronavirus relatively under control in Australia, there was no sign of masks or much in the way of COVID-19 restrictions for athletes or spectators during the national championships at Sydney's Olympic Park this week. It'll be a different scene in Japan in just over three months when the delayed Olympics are held in a tight quarantine bubble.
Miami GP to join F1 calendar from 2022 in 10-year deal
There will be two Formula One races in the United States next year with the new Miami Grand Prix added to the calendar from 2022.
Laval's Leylah Annie Fernandez wraps up Billie Jean King Cup win for Canada against Serbia
Leylah Annie Fernandez clinched a Billie Jean King Cup playoff tie victory for Canada with a dramatic win today.
Canucks return to play on Sunday following COVID-19 outbreak
The Vancouver Canucks will return to play this Sunday as they take on the Toronto Maple Leafs at Rogers Arena.
Head of Tokyo Olympics again says games will not be cancelled
The head of the Tokyo Olympics on Friday was again forced to assure the world that the postponed games will open in just over three months and not be cancelled despite surging COVID-19 cases in Japan.
Almost perfect: Rodon throws no-hitter after HBP in 9th
Carlos Rodon threw the second no-hitter of the young baseball season Wednesday night, losing his bid for a perfect game on a hit batter with one out in the ninth inning, and the Chicago White Sox cruised to an 8-0 victory over the Cleveland Indians.
Not just Lower Mainland? A broader B.C. bid pitched for 2030 Winter Games
A 2030 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games that encompasses more of B.C. than the Lower Mainland will be part of a pitch to the Vancouver Board of Trade.
'I don't feel ready at all,' Vancouver's Miller says in 'brutally honest' answer on Canucks' return after COVID-19 outbreak
As some members of the Vancouver Canucks return to the ice following a team outbreak of COVID-19, at least one player says it may be too soon.
Florida House moves to limit transgender students in sports
Florida lawmakers moved closer to requiring transgender athletes to undergo testosterone or genetic testing - as well as submit to having their genitalia examined - to participate on sports teams in public schools and colleges.
With 100 days to go, Tokyo scrambles to stage pandemic Olympics
With 100 days to go before the start of the Olympics, the organizers face a deluge of challenges and growing uncertainty as the pandemic rages around the world, affecting decisions on everything from athlete safety to spectator numbers to ticket sales.
Nova Scotia unites in grief one year since mass shooting
One year after a mass shooting in Nova Scotia took the lives of 22 people and injured three others, family members look back at a year of loss and trauma.
Remember the 22: Families remain shattered from tragedy
'A year from hell': Shooting survivor faces struggle
Nova Scotia reports first case of new Brazilian variant
Nova Scotia reports first case of the Brazilian variant and no signs of letting up in New Brunswick.
‘These measures don’t hold up to evidence’: Dr. Sharkawy
Ontario has walked back new pandemic police powers and playground restrictions following public backlash.
Quebec closing its border with Ontario as of Monday
As of Monday, Quebec is closing its border with Ontario to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
'Go home': UBC student with Ont. plates finds vehicle keyed
A UBC student is speaking out after she returned from a day of skiing to find her vehicle had been keyed.
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