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He was locked up and drugged in hospital for 2 years. Police got the wrong guy
News/World: Hawaii officials wrongly arrested a homeless man, locked him up in a state hospital for more than two years, forced him to take psychiatric drugs and then tried to cover up the mistake by quietly setting him free with just 50 cents to his name, the Hawaii Innocence Project said in a court document.
Everything you need to know before Canada faces Sweden for Olympic gold in women's soccer
Sports/Olympics/Summer Sports/Soccer: Sweden will enter Friday's gold-medal game against Canada as the slight favourite, but the Canadian team, coached by Bev Priestman, has gone from strength to strength throughout the tournament, capped off by its historic win against the U.S. in the semifinals.
Unions warn Canadians to expect disruptions at airports and border crossings starting Friday
News/Politics: The unions representing Canada’s border agents are warning travellers to expect lengthy delays at airports and border crossings if its workers proceed with planned job action on Friday.
Conservatives call for national standards on service dogs for veterans with PTSD
News/Politics: The Conservative party is calling on the federal government to develop national standards for the certification of psychiatric service dogs to improve access for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder.
Belarusian Olympic runner who feared going home lands in Vienna
Sports/Olympics/Summer Sports/Track and Field/Track: Belarusian sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya, who said a feud with team officials made her feel she could not safely return home, arrived in Austria on Wednesday, part of a journey that could see her settle in Europe to avoid reprisals from her authoritarian government.
Report documents 'degrading' treatment of Indigenous women at Yukon and B.C. mines
News/Canada/North: A new report documenting the experiences of Indigenous women and women of colour at mining camps in Yukon and northern B.C., suggests women are often assigned low-paying, menial jobs at mines because of their gender — and it's those very roles that often compromise their personal safety.
NOAA's revised hurricane outlook sees more storms in 2021 Atlantic season
News/Science: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) on Wednesday revised upward its outlook for the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season, estimating there was a 65 per cent chance of an above-normal season compared with a previous report that called for a 60 per cent chance.
How extreme is this year's extreme weather? Here's a closer look
News/Science: As the world staggers through another summer of extreme weather, experts are noticing something different: 2021's onslaught is hitting harder and in places that have been spared global warming's wrath in the past.
Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world Wednesday
News/World: Japan warned on Wednesday that coronavirus infections are surging at an unprecedented pace as new cases hit a record high in Tokyo, overshadowing the Olympics and adding to doubts over the government's handling of the pandemic.
'We did what we were told': Frustration as AstraZeneca recipients forced to cancel international travel
News/Canada/Calgary: Several countries and tour operators, including many cruise lines, don't recognize the Covishield version of the AstraZeneca-Oxford, which is made in India. Others are not accepting travellers who received different types of vaccines for their first and second shots.