Calls grow for action on Ontario's thousands of abandoned oil and gas wells

The putrid smell makes Paula Jongerden sick to her stomach.
It comes from a natural gas well about 300 metres from her home near Delhi, Ont., that erupts at least twice a week.
A road sign on Forestry Farm Road, where she lives in Norfolk County, is adorned with a skull and crossbones warning of the danger.
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Canada donating 13M surplus COVID-19 vaccine doses to countries in need

Canada is donating 13 million surplus shots to help poorer countries get vaccinated against COVID-19.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the pledge at the end of the G7 summit in England this morning, where the pandemic, climate change and China have dominated the agenda over the past two days.
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Restaurants press to keep delivery app caps as they rebound from pandemic

TORONTO -- Restaurant owners say food delivery apps have taken too big a bite out of their revenues for too long.
Food delivery apps were forced to implement lower fees when dine-in service was closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, and restaurants say the change should be made permanent if they are to recover from the crisis.
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When Rev. Pamela Conrad looks into the heavens, she really looks into the heavens.
By night, and at odd moments during the day, Conrad moonlights as a research scientist at the Carnegie Institution of Science in Washington, D.C.
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Ontario ticket holder wins Saturday's $9.4 million Lotto 649 draw

TORONTO -- A lucky lottery player somewhere in Ontario is holding the winning ticket for Saturday's $9.4 million jackpot.
The winning ticket for the draw's guaranteed $1 million prize was also sold in Ontario - as was the ticket for the $250,000 runner up prize.
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Pope demands food aid reach starving people of Tigray

ROME -- Pope Francis demanded Sunday that humanitarian aid reach hungry people in the war-torn Tigray region of northern Ethiopia, where Ethiopian and Eritrean soldiers are blocking food deliveries and other assistance.
Francis called for an immediate end to the fighting in Tigray, the return of social harmony and for "all food aid and health care assistance to be guaranteed.
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Philippines: Militant wanted for beheadings, 3 others killed

MANILA, PHILIPPINES -- Philippine troops killed four Abu Sayyaf militants in a gunbattle Sunday in the country's south, including a commander blamed for beheadings and a suspected would-be suicide bomber, military officials said.
Army troops backed by police were to serve a warrant for the arrest of Injam Yadah at his home after midnight in Alat village in Jolo town in Sulu province, when he and his men opened fire.
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NATO leaders bid symbolic adieu to Afghanistan at summit

BRUSSELS -- U.S. President Joe Biden and his NATO counterparts will bid a symbolic farewell to Afghanistan on Monday in their last summit before America winds up its longest "forever war" and the U.S. military pulls out for good.
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Israel to swear in government, ending Netanyahu's long rule

JERUSALEM -- Israel is set to swear in a new government on Sunday that will send Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu into the opposition after a record 12 years in office and a political crisis that sparked four elections in two years.
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Advocates call for more rights for migrant workers amid deaths on the job

It's dawn in Batangas, a city more than a hundred kilometres north of the Philippine capital city of Manila, when Eric Gutierrez recalls memories of his college best friend Efren Reyes.
Reyes was smart and unassuming, and they would play pool, eat fast food and hang out in the early 2000s.
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As summit ends, G-7 urged to deliver on vaccines, climate

CARBIS BAY, ENGLAND -- The Group of Seven leaders aim to end their first summit in two years with a punchy set of promises Sunday, including vaccinating the world against coronavirus, making huge corporations pay their fair share of taxes and tackling climate change with a blend of technology and money.
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