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New York real estate heir Robert Durst, 78, has been hospitalized after contracting COVID-19, his lawyer says. Durst was sentenced Thursday to life in prison without parole for the murder of his best friend. Previous story for context:

New Brunswick is reporting 66 new cases of COVID-19, 3 additional deaths and 130 new recoveries. There are 997 known active cases in the province. 54 people are in hospital due to the illness, with 17 in ICU.

More @CBCNews  on COVID-19 in New Brunswick: 3 deaths, 66 new cases; demand high for free rapid test kits.

Montreal's mayor wants anyone who enters city hall to be fully vaccinated. As a first step, Valerie Plante is seeking approval for all elected officials to show proof of vaccination.

Thousands of people have gathered in Kingston, Ont., to mark Queen's U annual homecoming. The city, police and the university warned students to stay away.

The new system, announced on Friday, assumes people have smartphones, computers, printers, internet access, a data plan and the ability to navigate the provincial website, advocates say.

Kingston police clear thousands from city streets after Queen's U homecoming gathering declared "nuisance party."

The effects of a strike would have been immediate, with 60,000 behind-the-scene workers not only on long-term productions but daily series including network talk shows walking off their jobs.

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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.

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.

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)

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:

3M pushes back against Trump administration's request to stop exporting US-made N95 respiratory masks to Canada, Latin America. Minnesota-based company warns of 'significant humanitarian implications,' says if other countries retaliate, fewer masks would be available for US.

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