Global National: Sept. 23, 2021 | Canadian Prairies struggle with crushing fourth wave of COVID-19

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Hospitals in Alberta overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients are changing the way they deliver care. The province is one crisis away from doctors having to make difficult decisions on issues like who gets a ventilator and who does not. Heather Yourex-West reports on how Calgary is responding swiftly through the use of mandatory vaccine passports.

Saskatchewan’s hospitals are also being crushed by the fourth wave, and adults are now filling pediatric ICUs. A record 273 are hospitalized with the virus and more than 75 per cent of them are not fully vaccinated. Nataniel Dove looks at the latest plea for everyone to get vaccinated.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and an advisory panel for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has largely approved booster shots for some Americans. But there’s still a debate about whether the shots are necessary for the general public at a time when so many are still unvaccinated. Jackson Proskow explains who might be able to get a third dose soon.

Ross Lord reports on the hopes in Nova Scotia that a new fisheries minister might be able to solve the ongoing, and sometimes violent dispute between Indigenous lobster fishers and their commercial counterparts.

He was elected, but now Ontario MP-elect Kevin Vuong is being rejected by voters as he faces calls to resign. It comes after he was dropped by the Liberals just two days before Election Day over a sexual assault charge that was also dropped. Abigail Bimman reports.

Quebec’s Bill 96 language law overhaul is prompting backlash from both sides as the province starts consultations. Mike Le Couteur reports on the concerns English institutions over the bill.

The European Union is pushing for a universal charger for all smartphones and tablets. The idea around the push is so people aren’t fumbling around trying to find the charger needed for your electronic. But as Mike Drolet reports, Apple isn’t biting.

Plus, see one woman’s heart-stopping close call with a train.

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