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A large protest took place in front of Abbotsford Regional Hospital on Sept. 1 in response to COVID-19 health measures. Similar protests are expected across the country today. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)
A large protest took place in front of Abbotsford Regional Hospital on Sept. 1 in response to COVID-19 health measures. Similar protests are expected across the country today. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)
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Group of nine Alberta universities, colleges to require proof of COVID-19 vaccination

University of Alberta, University of Calgary, University of Lethbridge among the institutions

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A man wears a mask as he enters the Calgary Courts Centre on Oct. 30, 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Health agency wants jail time for Calgary pastor and brother for breaking COVID rules

The court is also being asked to fine Artur Pawlowski $2,000 and impose $15,000 in costs

A man wears a mask as he enters the Calgary Courts Centre on Oct. 30, 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
A person receives a COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination clinic run by Vancouver Coastal Health, in Richmond, B.C., Saturday, April 10, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

B.C. COVID-19 vaccine card system takes effect, one dose required in many settings

Card not required at grocery and liquor stores, pharmacies, retail stores, and more

A person receives a COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination clinic run by Vancouver Coastal Health, in Richmond, B.C., Saturday, April 10, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Liberal Party Leader Justin Trudeau waves to the media on arrival prior to the English language leaders’ debate, in Gatineau, Que., Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021. Canadians will vote in a federal election on Sept. 20. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Leaders in Ontario and B.C. as campaign enters final week

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is returning to Vancouver to make an announcement this morning

Liberal Party Leader Justin Trudeau waves to the media on arrival prior to the English language leaders’ debate, in Gatineau, Que., Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021. Canadians will vote in a federal election on Sept. 20. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
An ambulance passes through a crowd of people protesting COVID-19 vaccine passports and mandatory vaccinations for healthcare workers, in Vancouver, B.C., Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Politicians issue warnings ahead of hospital protests expected across Canada

Ontario medical professionals issue joint statement “strongly condemning” the planned disruptions

An ambulance passes through a crowd of people protesting COVID-19 vaccine passports and mandatory vaccinations for healthcare workers, in Vancouver, B.C., Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
NDP leader Jagmeet Singh greets supporters outside a campaign office in Sudbury, Ont., Sunday, September 12, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Federal leaders argue over how to pay for promises as voters head to advance polls

Elections Canada said more than 1.3 million voters cast their ballot in-person on first day of advance polls

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh greets supporters outside a campaign office in Sudbury, Ont., Sunday, September 12, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Wais Habibzai, an Afghan-Canadian property developer seen at Big 5 Dubai Expo at the Canada pavilion in an undated handout photo, has spent $50,000 providing Afghans who have fled the Taliban with essentials, including baby milk and clothes. Habibzai has been praised as a “shining example of Canadian compassion” by the Minister for Refugees. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Marques Declou,

Entrepreneur helping Afghans is ‘shining example of Canadian compassion’: minister

Many of the refugees arrived with only the clothes on their backs and Wais Habibzai has been buying them more

Wais Habibzai, an Afghan-Canadian property developer seen at Big 5 Dubai Expo at the Canada pavilion in an undated handout photo, has spent $50,000 providing Afghans who have fled the Taliban with essentials, including baby milk and clothes. Habibzai has been praised as a “shining example of Canadian compassion” by the Minister for Refugees. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Marques Declou,
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau makes a campaign stop in Mississauga, Ont., Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau makes a campaign stop in Mississauga, Ont., Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
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Police shoot and kill large cougar prowling in Lethbridge, Alta., subdivision

Police say an officer fired a single shot, and the animal died

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Refugees from Afghanistan and Canadian Citizens board a bus after being processed at Pearson Airport in Toronto, Tuesday, Aug 17, 2021, after arriving indirectly from Afghanistan. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Canada helped 145 Afghan refugees flee overland to Pakistan

Alexander Cohen said 2,200 Afghan refugees have resettled in Canada so far, with another 400 in transit

Refugees from Afghanistan and Canadian Citizens board a bus after being processed at Pearson Airport in Toronto, Tuesday, Aug 17, 2021, after arriving indirectly from Afghanistan. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Trainer Karly Estey has her COVID-19 QR code scanned by Jonathan Gagne, manager of Orangetheory Fitness in Montreal, Wednesday, September 1, 2021, as the Quebec government’s COVID-19 vaccine passport comes into effect. . THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Trainer Karly Estey has her COVID-19 QR code scanned by Jonathan Gagne, manager of Orangetheory Fitness in Montreal, Wednesday, September 1, 2021, as the Quebec government’s COVID-19 vaccine passport comes into effect. . THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Indigenous leaders commemorated the signing of Treaty 6 by gathering for a ceremony at Edmonton City Hall. (Confederacy of Treaty Six First Nations/Facebook)

Edmonton renews pledge to Treaty 6 Nations while province rejects Sept. 30 holiday

The event included a raising of the Treaty 6 flag, a pipe ceremony, and drumming.

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Indigenous leaders commemorated the signing of Treaty 6 by gathering for a ceremony at Edmonton City Hall. (Confederacy of Treaty Six First Nations/Facebook)
Alberta Health Minister Tyler Shandro answers questions at a news conference in Calgary, Alta., Friday, Sept. 3, 2021. Shandro, accused of not doing enough to stop a COVID-19 surge swamping hospitals, says the government wants to see the effect of recent health restrictions before adding any new ones. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Todd Korol

Alberta to assess current COVID-19 health measures before considering new ones

Shandro and Hinshaw assessing the impact of health restrictions announced a week ago

Alberta Health Minister Tyler Shandro answers questions at a news conference in Calgary, Alta., Friday, Sept. 3, 2021. Shandro, accused of not doing enough to stop a COVID-19 surge swamping hospitals, says the government wants to see the effect of recent health restrictions before adding any new ones. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Todd Korol
This GOES-16 East GeoColor satellite image taken Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021, at 2:20 p.m. EDT, and provided by NOAA, shows hurricane Larry in the Atlantic Ocean. The National Weather Service is warning that swells from Hurricane Larry will create dangerous rip current conditions. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-NOAA via AP

Hurricane Larry makes landfall in eastern Newfoundland

The storm crashed inland with maximum sustained winds of 130 kilometres per hour

This GOES-16 East GeoColor satellite image taken Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021, at 2:20 p.m. EDT, and provided by NOAA, shows hurricane Larry in the Atlantic Ocean. The National Weather Service is warning that swells from Hurricane Larry will create dangerous rip current conditions. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-NOAA via AP
The RCMP logo is seen outside Royal Canadian Mounted Police “E” Division Headquarters, in Surrey, B.C., on Friday April 13, 2018. RCMP used a police vehicle to knock down and arrest an armed man on a highway south of Edmonton. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

RCMP use police vehicle to knock down and arrest armed man south of Edmonton

RCMP say the 35-year-old man was arrested and taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries

The RCMP logo is seen outside Royal Canadian Mounted Police “E” Division Headquarters, in Surrey, B.C., on Friday April 13, 2018. RCMP used a police vehicle to knock down and arrest an armed man on a highway south of Edmonton. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Smoke billows from one of the towers of the World Trade Center as flames and debris explode from the second tower, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001. (AP Photo/Chao Soi Cheong)
Smoke billows from one of the towers of the World Trade Center as flames and debris explode from the second tower, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001. (AP Photo/Chao Soi Cheong)
Housing affordability has become a top issue for Canadians as housing prices continue to climb. (Black Press file photo)
Housing affordability has become a top issue for Canadians as housing prices continue to climb. (Black Press file photo)
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The City of Red Deer now has 495 active COVID-19 cases. (Advocate file image)
The City of Red Deer now has 495 active COVID-19 cases. (Advocate file image)