O'Toole accuses activists of 'tearing down' Canada after towns cancel Canada Day events

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Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole said today he's troubled by the cancellation of Canada Day celebrations in some municipalities and accused "a small group of activist voices" of continually talking down the country rather than acknowledg...

COVID-19 mRNA vaccines may be 'new trigger' for heart inflammation, CDC says, but benefits outweigh risks

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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now says reports of people suffering heart inflammation after being vaccinated with an mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccine are greater than expected and likely linked to the vaccine, but ...

Alberta to announce funding for research into unmarked burial sites, deaths at residential schools

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Premier Jason Kenney and Minister of Indigenous Relations Rick Wilson are holding a news conference this morning. It begins at 11 a.m. MT and you can watch it live here.

Construction begins on huge new Alberta solar farm, Amazon to purchase power

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Amazon announced Wednesday it will purchase power from a massive new solar farm in Alberta, marking the e-commerce giant's second renewable energy investment in Canada.

Teen cheerleader wins U.S. free speech case against school over F-bomb tirade on Snapchat

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The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled in favour of a Pennsylvania teenager who sued after a profane social media post got her banished from her high school's cheerleading squad in a narrow decision in a closely watched free speech case.

Lego eyes making bricks out of recycled plastic bottles

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Danish toymaker Lego has presented its first building bricks made out of recycled drinks bottles — an experimental project that if successful could eventually go into production.

Lloyd, Rapinoe headline U.S. women's Olympic roster

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The U.S. women's soccer team that will compete at this year's Tokyo Olympics will have a familiar look as Carli Lloyd, Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan were among a slew of experienced players named to the national squad on Wednesday.

Sweden narrowly defeats Poland behind Claesson's late goal

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Sweden took a close 3-2 win behind substitute Viktor Claesson's 90th minute goal, helping Sweden to finish atop Group E. An embarrassing own-goal by Slovakia's goalkeeper Martin Dubravka in the first half put Spain on the way to a 5-0 vi...

Japanese court says married couples must stick to single surname

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Japan's Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that laws requiring married couples to have the same surname are constitutional, dismissing a challenge by three couples seeking to keep their original names.

Canadian women's soccer team wants to climb further up the Olympic podium

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Winners of back-to-back bronze medals, the Canadian players have aspirations of reaching the medal podium for an unprecedented third consecutive time at the Tokyo Olympics — but with a loftier goal.

Captain Christine Sinclair to lead Canada's soccer women at her 4th Olympic Games

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Coach Bev Priestman named her 18-player Tokyo Olympic soccer roster Wednesday with captain Christine Sinclair set to lead the eighth-ranked Canadians at her fourth Olympics.

Bianca Andreescu falls in straight sets in 2nd round of Wimbledon tune-up

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Bianca Andreescu fell in straight sets, 6-3, 6-3, to Estonia's Anett Kontaveit on Wednesday at the Viking International. Vancouver native Vasek Pospisil is advancing to the quarter-finals on the men's side after defeating Alejandro David...

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