We look at Ontario halting first doses of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine amid an increased risk of a rare blood clot linked to the shot. The decision also comes after Alberta made a similar move, saying it’s primarily because of the vaccine’s dwindling supply. Eric Sorensen reports on the growing uncertainty and the evolving science around the vaccine.
Plus, calls from labour leaders are growing for Alberta to shut down the province’s oil sands operations, as COVID-19 outbreaks within them continue to worsen and more workers fall ill. Heather-Yourex West looks at the biggest outbreak at Canadian Natural Resource’s Horizon oilsands site, and how it managed to grow out of control.
Lt. Gen. Jennie Carignan, the newly appointed senior officer in charge of rooting out sexual misconduct in the Canadian Armed Forces, testified before ta parliamentary committee Tuesday, discussing plans for a badly needed culture change in the military. Abigail Bimman explains what’s first on Carignan’s list of priorities.
In Israel, three people are dead from another barrage of rockets fired from Gaza, where at least 28 people have died in Israeli strikes on the Palestinian territory. The violence between Israelis and Palestinians escalated following an Israeli police raid on the al-Aqsa mosque. As Redmond Shannon reports, leaders on both sides seem uninterested in making peace.
Back in Canada, Quebecer André Gauthier spent six years detained on and off in the Middle East over a multi-billion dollar fraud he not only did not commit, but that he himself had alerted authorities to. But after years of legal battles and with the help of the federal government, Gauthier has finally returned home. Mike Le Couteur reports.
And as public health restrictions continue, trying to stay fit and eat healthily is becoming a tall order as gyms stay closed and take-out becomes the norm. Robin Gill looks at the difficult task ahead of people who want to shed the pandemic pounds.
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