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US scraps rules for dogs from rabies-free countries

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control is not requiring Canadians to cross the border into Canada with their dogs this summer. The agency announced new rules in May aimed at eliminating rabies from the country. They stated that dogs must be microchipped, vaccinated against rabies and accompanied by two forms, one signed by a veterinarian. The forms must include photos …

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‘Stressed’ oyster harvesters on PEI ‘want to get back on the water’ after MSX closure

Dwayne Shaw and his wife have been fishing the waters of Bedeque Bay, PEI, for oysters and quahogs for almost 30 years. Since last week, he and others who depend on shellfish fishing for their livelihoods have become increasingly concerned about what the future holds. It has been that long since the presence of multinuclear X-sphere (MSX) shut down the …

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Alberta’s emergency room staffing shortages are getting worse in cities big and small, doctors warn

Alberta Health Services is looking for dozens of emergency physicians to fill vacancies across the province. The health authority says it is hiring 39 full-time equivalent ER physicians for regional and large urban hospitals. It is also trying to recruit 29 GPs for rural areas, who would be given priority in the emergency department of smaller hospitals. The shortage of …

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There is a price to pay for not being prepared for war. Will Canada have to pay that price again?

A little over 18 years ago, amid the dust and blazing heat of Kandahar Airfield, the weary look on Colonel Ian Hope’s face spoke louder than his words. It was the spring of 2006, and the Canadian contingent in Afghanistan had just endured a brutal few weeks. More than half a dozen Canadian soldiers had been killed in roadside bombings. …

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LCBO and OPSEU resume talks after tentative deal put on hold

A tentative agreement reached Friday between the LCBO and the union representing workers was suspended the same day as return-to-work talks continued amid the first strike in the company’s history. The Ontario Public Service Employees Union, which represents about 9,000 liquor store workers, has demanded that management sign a return-to-work protocol. The LCBO, which operates more than 680 stores, has …

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Wall Street Journal reporter says she was fired for advocating for press freedom in Hong Kong

As it happens7:14Wall Street Journal reporter says she was fired for advocating for press freedom in Hong Kong When Selina Cheng was elected head of a press freedom organization in Hong Kong, she didn’t expect her very first press conference to be about her firing from her own job. Cheng says she was fired as a reporter for the Wall …

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JD Vance praises Trump, shares personal story in first speech as vice presidential candidate

Donald Trump’s running mate for vice president, Sen. J.D. Vance, presented himself to the nation Wednesday night as the son of a forgotten industrial town in Ohio who, if elected in November, will fight for the working class. Vance, 39, described his difficult childhood, from the U.S. Marines, to Yale Law School, to venture capitalism, and finally to the U.S. …

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Cyanide killed 6 foreigners in Bangkok hotel, including suspect, Thai police say

Preliminary autopsy results showed traces of cyanide in the blood of six Vietnamese and American guests at a luxury hotel in central Bangkok, one of whom allegedly poisoned the others over a bad investment, Thai authorities said Wednesday. The bodies were found Tuesday at the Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok, a striking building at a central intersection in the capital city …

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Australian soldier and her husband accused of spying for Russia

An Australian soldier and her husband accused of spying for Russia were denied bail on Friday, the first charges against suspected agents under Australia’s sweeping 2018 espionage laws. Kira Korolev, 40, and her husband, Igor Korolev, 62, are Russian-born Australian citizens and hold Russian passports. They did not appear in person and were represented by lawyers in the Brisbane Magistrates …

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Trudeau says Canada can meet NATO military spending target by 2032

After a flood of criticism from allies, particularly the United States, the Liberal government announced on Thursday that it hopes to meet NATO’s military investment target of two percent of allies’ gross domestic product by 2032. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made the statement at the end of the alliance’s annual summit in Washington, but he also raised serious doubts about …

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