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CALGARY -- The COVID-19 outbreaks continue to grow at the Foothills Hospital with three more people testing positive for the virus and another unit upgraded to an outbreak.
Alberta Health Services (AHS) says two patients and one health-care worker tested positive for COVID-19 since yesterday.
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Violating COVID-19 regulations in Quebec's red zones could carry $1,000 fine: Legault

MONTREAL -- Quebecers in the province's red zones could face tickets of up to $1,000 for violating public health regulations.
As of midnight Thursday, three Quebec regions, including the Greater Montreal Area, will have their alert level elevated to red, the highest level.
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Mountain feature near Canmore, Alta. renamed Bald Eagle Peak

CALGARY -- A renaming ceremony was held near Canmore this week for a prominent landmark in the Rocky Mountains.
A mountain feature had been known unofficially for the last century by a name that was both racist and defamatory toward women, even showing up in some guide books and on some maps.
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U.S. man fined $1,000, sent home after taking boat to B.C. to pick up girlfriend

VANCOUVER -- An American man from Bellingham, Wash. has been fined $1,000 after navigating his boat into Canadian waters to pick up his girlfriend in Surrey, B.C., according to RCMP.
Mounties announced the Quarantine Act violation in a news release Wednesday.
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The 1,600 people of Sagamok First Nation have one police officer looking after them on this day and it's been a busy one for Sargeant Vern Macumber.
He has responded to a half-dozen calls, including a sexual assault and concerns about a potentially dangerous offender who didn't show up for sentencing and may now be back in the community on the north shore of Lake Huron.
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'Such a mess': Foam installation problems leave couple with costly clean-up

BEARSPAW, ALTA. -- A Calgary area couple is warning homeowners about health and financial hazards that can arise when spray foam insulation is not properly applied and managed.
Bob and Noreen Leasak said they hired the company R-Value Solutions to apply foam insulation inside a barn which they had built to store vehicles, but were left with an expensive mess to clean up when they later found out the wrong foam was used and not installed correctly.
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Canadian security firm Garda goes hostile in $5.2B bid for British company G4S

Garda World Security Corp. is making a hostile play for G4S after the British security company spurred its $5.2 billion US offer two weeks ago.
The Montreal-based company appealed directly to G4S shareholders by criticizing the firm's directors and accusing them of acting in a "cavalier manner" by rejecting several approaches in recent months.
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Meng Wanzhou's lawyers claim U.S. tried to 'trick' judge in extradition case

A lawyer for Meng Wanzhou accused the United States Wednesday of abusing the privileges of its extradition treaty with Canada to try to deliver the Huawei executive to New York on a faulty set of facts.
In a final bid to B.C.
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'Every child matters': Orange Shirt Day goes virtual amid COVID-19

TORONTO -- The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation held a virtual event to mark Orange Shirt Day Wednesday, marking the experiences of First Nations, Metis and Inuit children in residential schools.
The event, held on Facebook, featured several First Nations, Metis and Inuit residential school survivors speaking of their experiences.
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Frustrated families still fighting for school-trip refunds months into pandemic

Ben Wickens had dreamed of visiting Rome so when the opportunity came up as part of his high school graduation trip, he worked hard for more than a year to cover part of the $3,800 cost of the trip. 
"I've never been to Europe.
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Hungry polar bear damages RCAF search and rescue chopper

Chalk it up to the perils of parking overnight on the tarmac of a northern airfield in Canada.
A CH-149 Cormorant search and rescue helicopter was damaged earlier this month by what appears to have been a puzzled polar bear in search of a meal.
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The details were gory and vivid, the emotion was raw, but Canadian police say 25-year-old Shehroze Chaudhry lied about being a foreign fighter for ISIS and in so doing, perpetrated a terrorist "hoax."
Last week, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police charged Chaudhry, a Toronto-area man, with "Hoax-Terrorist activity" in relation to interviews that were published by "multiple media outlets," according to a police news release.
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Polar bear damages RCAF search and rescue chopper

Chalk it up to the perils of parking overnight on the tarmac of a northern airfield in Canada.
A CH-149 Cormorant search and rescue helicopter was damaged earlier this month by what appears to have been a puzzled polar bear in search of a meal.
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