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Philippine President Marcos, Saudi Foreign Minister affirm PH-Saudi ties
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Philippine President Marcos, Saudi Foreign Minister affirm PH-Saudi ties

MANILA – President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. received Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Saudi Arabia, in a courtesy call at Malacañan Palace on Thursday. State-run Radio Television Malacañang (RTVM) uploaded a short video of the meeting between Marcos and Prince Faisal on its official Facebook page. Based on the...

Fiona cleanup: Federal government poised to send more troops to Atlantic Canada
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Fiona cleanup: Federal government poised to send more troops to Atlantic Canada

Defence Minister Anita Anand says there are now 700 military members in Atlantic Canada helping with the cleanup after post-tropical storm Fiona left much of the region in tatters. Anand said Thursday that Canadian Armed Forces members in Nova Scotia, P.E.I. and southwestern Newfoundland are helping to clear debris, reopen roads, check on residents and...

Homes still unaffordable for average households despite fall in prices: reports
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Homes still unaffordable for average households despite fall in prices: reports

Buying a home has become more unaffordable for Canadians even as housing prices fall, according to new reports from the parliamentary budget officer and RBC. The PBO’s house price assessment, published on Thursday, says the average house cost is 67 percent higher than what the average household can afford — and RBC’s own report says...

TRC head questions why Catholic Church didn’t sell property to compensate victims
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TRC head questions why Catholic Church didn’t sell property to compensate victims

The former head of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission says the argument the federal government made in 2015 that the Catholic Church was unlikely to raise the money it promised to residential school survivors is “blatantly dishonest.” Murray Sinclair, a former senator, says the Catholic Church owns many properties across the country that it could...

Fact sheets about COVID-19 and booster uptake for Fall Vaccination campaigns
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Fact sheets about COVID-19 and booster uptake for Fall Vaccination campaigns

Canada has achieved high levels of primary series vaccination, in part due to the strong collaboration and innovative support provided by industry partners during the rollout last year. The COVID-19 pandemic remains dynamic and new variants may emerge, especially as people return to in-person workplaces and we head into the Fall when more time is...

Fiona hits Newfoundland: Houses collapse, resident rescued after she is swept to sea
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Fiona hits Newfoundland: Houses collapse, resident rescued after she is swept to sea

Neighbours pulled a woman from the waters off southwestern Newfoundland early Saturday after a storm surge caused by post-tropical storm Fiona enveloped her home, causing it and several others to collapse into huge waves driven by hurricane-force winds. RCMP Cpl. Jolene Garland said police were also investigating reports that a second woman had been swept...