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Global News published this video item, entitled “Global National: May 21, 2021 | As some provinces gain control of COVID-19, Manitoba calls for help” – below is their description.
In our top story: The May long weekend is finally upon us, this one a more optimistic one than in 2020. But officials are still stressing people to stay home during the long weekend to avoid a potential spike after the holiday. In Manitoba, that message is more critical than any other as it deals with the highest infection rate in all of Canada. The situation in hospitals is so severe that Premier Brian Pallister called Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to ask for help. Eric Sorensen reports.
Ontario is resuming use of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine for people who received their first dose in March. Data shows the risk of blood clots is even more rare after a second dose, approximately one in a million and with tens of thousands of doses set to expire, the province is allowing some people to opt in early.
In Alberta, Friday was the last day for online learning for most students. But the province still has the highest active case rate of COVID-19 in our country, yet schools will resume in-person classes next week. Ontario’s top doctor, Dr. David Williams, says he’d like to see schools there resume soon as well. Heather Yourex-West looks at the benefits and the risks of sending kids back to class.
Israel and Hamas are both claiming victory after a cease-fire was reached, but as Redmond Shannon explains, the clash between police and worshippers at the Al-Aqsa mosque shows this truce is very fragile.
Global News is launching a new series called “Priced Out,” looking at affordability for young Canadians. There is a growing cohort of those under 35 who feel their dreams of home ownership are becoming out of reach because they just can’t afford it. The Bank of Canada issued a warning this week saying household debt, especially mortgages, leaves many vulnerable in case there is a significant financial change in their future. Anne Gaviola reports.
It was a death that rocked a quiet corner of B.C.’s beautiful Okanagan Valley. Arlene Westervelt’s body was pulled from Okanagan Lake after canoeing with her husband in 2016. But was it a tragic drowning or a cold-blooded killing? Nearly five years later, what really happened to the 56-year-old nurse is still bitterly disputed, leaving her husband and family poisoned by bad blood and accusations of murder. Jules Knox reports.
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Canada is a country in the northern part of North America. It extends from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocean, covering 9.98 million square kilometres (3.85 million square miles), making it the world’s second-largest country by total area.
Its southern and western border with the United States, stretching 8,891 kilometres (5,525 mi), is the world’s longest bi-national land border. Canada’s capital is Ottawa, and its three largest metropolitan areas are Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver.
Various Indigenous peoples inhabited what is now Canada for thousands of years before European colonization. The Canada Act 1982, which severed the vestiges of legal dependence on the British Parliament. Canada is a parliamentary democracy and a constitutional monarchy in the Westminster tradition, with a monarch and a prime minister who serves as the chair of the Cabinet and head of government.
As a highly developed country, Canada has the seventeenth-highest nominal per-capita income globally as well as the thirteenth-highest ranking in the Human Development Index. Its advanced economy is the tenth-largest in the world, relying chiefly upon its abundant natural resources and well-developed international trade networks.
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- a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
- shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)
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