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Funeral today for slain OPP officer Marc Hovingh

A funeral service is being held today for Const. Marc Hovingh, an Ontario Provincial Police officer who died last week in the line of duty on Manitoulin Island.
Because of COVID-19 restrictions, the funeral, being held in the First Nation community of M'Chigeeng, is by invitation only.
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PUTNAM, Ont. -- For seven weeks, a man, who asked to be identified only as Elijah, worked at a farming facility in Putnam, Ont.
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Alberta adds 1,227 COVID-19 cases; peace officers to enforce new restrictions

EDMONTON -- Alberta’s top doctor reported 1,227 new cases of COVID-19 and nine more deaths linked to the disease.
The positivity rate for Thursday was 7.6 per cent after provincial labs conducted more than 16,200 tests.
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Woman says she felt 'violated' and 'betrayed' after visit to N.S. doctor's office

SPRINGHILL, N.S. -- A woman who says she was sexually assaulted at her doctor's office in Springhill is sharing her story publicly.
An expected publication ban led CTV News to not identify who she is.
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SASKATOON -- At least two inmates who tested positive for COVID-19 remained in a crowded unit inside Saskatoon's jail without being relocated or provided the opportunity to self-isolate, according to inmates who spoke with CTV News.
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Experimental research detects COVID-19 in Wolfville, N.S., wastewater

Researchers who are using wastewater as a way to detect the virus that causes COVID-19 have discovered it in Wolfville, N.S.
While the research is still experimental and the results may not be definitive, Nova Scotia's chief medical officer of health said it could be a signal that COVID-19 is making its way into communities outside of Halifax.
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Her classroom is a school change room. Here's how she's making online teaching work

There are no windows in Robyn O'Drowsky's classroom.
Her walls would usually be plastered with posters and kids' art. Instead, she's staring at drab off-white brick, a few lockers and more coat hooks than she has coats.
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Murray Sinclair to retire from Senate

Sen. Murray Sinclair is retiring from the Senate to work on mentoring young lawyers in Indigenous law and to write his memoirs. 
"Since working on the [Truth and Reconciliation Commission], we have seen a shift in how our country understands and speaks of residential schools and Indigenous issues in Canada," Sinclair said in a media statement.
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Canadian Food Inspection Agency warns against consuming meat bottled by P.E.I. man

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. -- The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has issued a warning against consuming beef and chicken that was bottled by a Prince Edward Island man and sold through classified ads in provincial newspapers.
The agency says the meat products made by Robert Waite of Tignish, P.E.I.
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Waterloo-based gun wholesaler accused of alleged $48-million fraud

WATERLOO -- Waterloo firearms seller Trigger Wholesale, Inc. is facing allegations that it is millions of dollars in debt, and that its directors and officers were behind what its creditor calls “a massive fraud.”
Trigger is an importer/exporter and wholesale distributer of firearms that it says works with federally licensed dealers, retailers, law enforcement and government and military agencies across Canada.
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Women in B.C. have fared worse than men during the pandemic, study finds

At the onset of the pandemic in March, 60 per cent more jobs were lost by women than men in the province, according to a new report by the B.C. Women's Health Foundation.
The study found that women have been negatively affected by COVID-19 to a disproportionate degree, as they are more likely to work public-facing positions and were forced to take on increased responsibilities as the pandemic deepened.
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Alta. adds 1,227 COVID-19 cases; peace officers to enforce new restrictions

EDMONTON -- Alberta’s top doctor reported 1,227 new cases of COVID-19 and nine more deaths linked to the disease.
The positivity rate for Thursday was 7.6 per cent after provincial labs conducted more than 16,200 tests.
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B.C. adds record-breaking 911 COVID-19 cases, 11 more deaths

VICTORIA -- British Columbia added 911 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, marking a new single-day record for the province.
The previous record of 887 was set one day earlier on Thursday.
Eleven more people have also died of the virus, health officials announced, bringing the province’s death toll to 395.
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