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COVID-19 boosters recommended for the fall, Canada’s vaccine advisory body says

People at high risk of severe disease from COVID-19 infection should be offered a booster shot this fall, regardless of how many boosters they’ve previously received, the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) said on Wednesday.  That group includes everyone age 65 and older, NACI’s updated guidance said.  Everyone else — age …

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Canada’s Summer McIntosh, 15, wins 2nd gold medal at world aquatics

Summer McIntosh of Kelowna, B.C., capped a sensational week of swimming on Saturday, becoming the first Canadian with two victories and four medals at a single world championship. The 15-year-old lowered her junior record time to four minutes 32.04 seconds in the women’s 400-metre individual medley on Saturday in Budapest, Hungary. Earlier …

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Canada’s Bennedict Mathurin, Shaedon Sharpe go back-to-back in top 10 of NBA draft

Canadians Bennedict Mathurin and Shaedon Sharpe were selected back-to-back in the first round of Thursday’s NBA draft. Mathurin, a 20-year-old from Montreal, was selected sixth by the Indiana Pacers. Moments later, the Portland Trail Blazers took Sharpe, a 19-year-old from London, Ont., at No. 7. It’s only the second time …

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Disinformation, foreign interference threatening Canada’s electoral system, elections watchdog warns

Disinformation and foreign interference are two of the biggest threats facing Canada’s electoral system and it will take everyone working together to counter them, says Canada’s chief election watchdog. Speaking in an interview with CBC News to mark the end of his 10-year term as Commissioner of Canada Elections, Yves …

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Canada’s inflation rate now at 7.7% — its highest point since 1983

Canada’s inflation rate rose at its fastest pace in almost 40 years in the year up to May, as the price of just about everything continues to go up fast. Statistics Canada reported Wednesday that an uptick in the price of gasoline was a major factor causing the overall inflation …

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Canada’s nuclear waste agency says it was scammed out of $300K meant for First Nation in Ontario

The agency in charge of Canada’s nuclear waste says an alleged cyber criminal posing as an Indigenous chief managed to cheat the organization into paying the person almost $300,000, money meant for community development at a First Nation in Ontario.  The funds were the second of two payments totalling $600,000 from the Nuclear Waste …

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Canada’s sport minister announces new measures to protect athletes from maltreatment, abuse

In an attempt to combat what Canada’s sport minister has called a safe sport crisis in the country, federal Minister of Sport Pascale St-Onge announced Sunday morning a number of new measures to hold sport organizations across the country accountable, with the ultimate goal of protecting athletes from maltreatment and …

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Canada’s Brooke Henderson claims 11th LPGA Tour victory with ShopRite LPGA Classic title

While Lindsey Weaver-Wright finished her round at the ShopRite LPGA Classic, Canada’s Brooke Henderson got ready. Henderson, from Smiths Falls, Ont., held a one-shot lead over the American, but with No. 18 a par-5, the Canadian knew that a playoff was a distinct possibility. Sure enough, Weaver-Wright birdied the hole …

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Newest homebuyers could pay the price for Canada’s financial stability

As in previous years, reading the Bank of Canada’s annual Financial System Review can be enough to send your pulse racing, and not in a good way. On the bright side, this time around, those most likely to suffer from the bank’s warnings will be young enough to withstand the health effects …

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New Brunswick loses status as Canada’s most affordable province to buy a house

Soaring real estate prices over the last three years have cost New Brunswick its status as the cheapest province in Canada to buy a house. That title now belongs to Saskatchewan. According to data compiled by the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) and released last month, the calculated benchmark price of …

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