Manitoba could see new high for COVID-19 ICU patients within weeks, number doubled by summer, model suggests

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Manitoba expects the number of COVID-19 patients in its intensive care units to exceed the peak of the second wave by the end of the May long weekend, and that number could double again before summer, modelling suggests.

What's at stake in Scotland's election

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The issue of separation was back on the table as Scots voted in an election Thursday. The CBC's Margaret Evans explains how independence has come back to life just seven years after Scotland voted to stay in the U.K.

Tom Wilson hijacked hockey this week — with the NHL's help

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CBC Sports' daily newsletter looks at how the league's 98th-ranked scorer overshadowed everyone for a few days, and why it could have easily been avoided.

Grichuk drives in 5 runs as Blue Jays earn series split with Athletics

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Randal Grichuk homered, doubled and drove in five runs to lead the Toronto Blue Jays to a 10-4 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Thursday.

Fire crews battle massive blaze at seniors' residence northwest of Edmonton

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Dozens of firefighters are on scene at a massive fire at a St. Albert seniors' residence Thursday night.

Canada defeats Russia for 1st U18 men's hockey title since 2013

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Canada is golden at the under-18 men's hockey championship after another strong performance from two of the youngest players at the tournament.

4 goals on 4 shots to begin game power Canucks to slump-busting win over Oilers

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Travis Hamonic had a goal and an assist Thursday, helping the Vancouver Canucks snap a six-game losing skid with a decisive 6-3 victory over the Edmonton Oilers.

Maldives Speaker Mohamed Nasheed hurt in blast near his home

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Maldives' first democratically elected president and current Parliament Speaker Mohamed Nasheed has been injured in a blast Thursday near his home and was being treated in a hospital in the capital, police said.

B.C. woman questions courtroom masking policy over fears of airborne spread of COVID-19

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A Kelowna woman is worried about safe access to justice in B.C.'s provincial courtrooms after witnessing what she describes as very inconsistent mask wearing by courtroom officials and lawyers during a hearing she attended at the city's ...

Brazilian police raid in Rio slum leaves 25 dead, authorities say

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Police targeting drug traffickers raided a slum in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday and at least one officer and two dozen others died after being shot, authorities said.

Possible shutdown of Line 5 not a threat to Canada's energy security: ambassador

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Canada’s ambassador to the United States says that while the possible shutdown of Line 5 is a serious issue, it is not a threat to Canada’s national energy security.

More than 650,000 AstraZeneca doses to arrive in the 'coming weeks': Fortin

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After a week of competing messages about the usefulness of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, the federal government confirmed today it will continue to procure the product — and that well over a million doses are expected to arrive betwe...

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