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More @CBCNews  Canada's women's eight rowing crew captures Olympic gold for 1st time in 29 years. Canada wins 11th medal at Tokyo 2020, 5th in event's history.

Ontario is reporting 218 new cases of COVID-19, 3 additional deaths and 169 new recoveries. Toronto and Peel Region have the most new cases, with 38 each. There are 25 new cases in Hamilton and 19 in the Region of Waterloo.

Israel announces it will offer a COVID-19 booster shot to people over 60, making it the 1st country to offer a 3rd dose of the Pfizer vaccine to its citizens on a wide scale. Those eligible could receive their booster shot as soon as Sunday.

Advisory council could strip Julie Payette of her Order of Canada, CBC News has learned. #cdnpoli 

Alberta reports 233 new cases of COVID-19, case positivity stands at 2.8%.

COMING UP LIVE at 11 a.m. ET/ 8 a.m. PT: Government of Canada officials hold a briefing on data and modelling for the coronavirus pandemic.

Pair of travellers from U.S. fined $20K each for fake COVID-19 vaccination documents and lying about pre-departure tests.

U.S. gymnast Simone Biles has decided to withdraw from the event finals for vault and the uneven bars.

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New Brunswick is reporting a two-day total of 18 new COVID-19 cases and no deaths.

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This is the 1st-ever photograph of a black hole, unveiled by scientists this morning. More :

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751 unmarked graves found at site of former residential school in Saskatchewan, Cowessess First Nation says. Marieval Indian Residential School operated from 1899 to 1997. Chief says finding the names of the people buried is the next priority.

182 unmarked graves found at location of former residential school in Cranbrook, BC. Lower Kootenay Band says graves detected using ground penetrating radar at former St. Eugene's Mission School, which closed in 1970. (24-hour crisis line for anyone who needs it: 1-866-925-4419)

Health authorities confirm 1st case of coronavirus in US. The virus, 1st detected in Wuhan, China last month, has now infected more than 300 people in 5 countries; 6 people have died. US case is in Seattle, Washington.

Texas residents in some communities near Houston warned to stop using tap water as it may be tainted with brain-eating amoeba called Naegleria fowleri

BREAKING: The Canadian Olympic Committee and Canadian Paralympic Committee will refuse to send athletes to the Tokyo Olympics if the event is not postponed.The 2020 Games are currently set to begin on July 24. News release:

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RCMP dashcam video shows officer tackling, punching Fort Chipewyan First Nation Chief Allan Adam during arrest outside a Fort McMurray, Alta., casino early in the morning of March 10.

Sophie Grégoire Trudeau has tested positive for the coronavirus. She and the Prime Minister will be self-isolating for 14 days.

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Canadian rock drummer Neil Peart dead at 67. Peart, primary lyricist for Rush, was known for his technical proficiency, and for weaving jazz and big band patterns with a hard rock style. Publicist says Peart died in California January 7. Background:

London, Ont. police say they believe 4 people struck and killed Sunday were 'targeted because of their Islamic faith.' 20-year-old white man charged with 4 counts 1st-degree murder, 1 count attempted murder. Victims members of same family. Previous story:

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