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Foreign Affairs Minister Marc Garneau waits for a virtual meeting to begin with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Ottawa, Friday, February 26, 2021. Garneau says an estimated 1,250 Canadian citizens, permanent residents and family members are still in Afghanistan following the withdrawal of all U.S. troops on Monday.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Ottawa pins hopes on Kabul airport reopening as hundreds with links to Canada stuck

End of Western evacuation flights from Kabul has left Canadian veterans, refugee advocates and others scrambling

Foreign Affairs Minister Marc Garneau waits for a virtual meeting to begin with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Ottawa, Friday, February 26, 2021. Garneau says an estimated 1,250 Canadian citizens, permanent residents and family members are still in Afghanistan following the withdrawal of all U.S. troops on Monday.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
A car approaches one of the few lanes open at the Peace Arch border crossing between Canada and the United States, in Blaine, Wash., June 8, 2021. The U.S. State Department is now urging Americans to “reconsider travel” to Canada due to what the Centers for Disease Control call “high” levels of COVID-19 infection. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Elaine Thompson

U.S. Center for Disease Control urges Americans to ‘reconsider’ travel to Canada

Only 61 per cent of eligible Americans are fully vaccinated, compared with nearly 75 per cent of Canadians

A car approaches one of the few lanes open at the Peace Arch border crossing between Canada and the United States, in Blaine, Wash., June 8, 2021. The U.S. State Department is now urging Americans to “reconsider travel” to Canada due to what the Centers for Disease Control call “high” levels of COVID-19 infection. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Elaine Thompson
Foreign Affairs Minister Marc Garneau waits for a virtual meeting to begin with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Ottawa, Friday, February 26, 2021. Garneau says an estimated 1,250 Canadian citizens, permanent residents and family members are still in Afghanistan following the withdrawal of all U.S. troops on Monday.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

More than 1,200 people with links to Canada still in Afghanistan: Garneau

Garneau says Canada and other allies are pushing the Taliban to allow anyone with travel documents to leave

Foreign Affairs Minister Marc Garneau waits for a virtual meeting to begin with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Ottawa, Friday, February 26, 2021. Garneau says an estimated 1,250 Canadian citizens, permanent residents and family members are still in Afghanistan following the withdrawal of all U.S. troops on Monday.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Pakistan and Taliban flags are seen on their respective sides near Friendship gate at a border crossing point in Chaman, Pakistan, Friday, Aug. 27, 2021. Hundreds of Pakistanis and Afghans cross the border daily through Chaman to visit relatives, receive medical treatment and for business-related activities. Pakistani has not placed any curbs on their movement despite recent evacuations from Kabul. (AP Photo)

Canadian groups look to Pakistan border as U.S. ends flights from Afghanistan

The Taliban have been reportedly turning Afghans with travel documents away from the airport

Pakistan and Taliban flags are seen on their respective sides near Friendship gate at a border crossing point in Chaman, Pakistan, Friday, Aug. 27, 2021. Hundreds of Pakistanis and Afghans cross the border daily through Chaman to visit relatives, receive medical treatment and for business-related activities. Pakistani has not placed any curbs on their movement despite recent evacuations from Kabul. (AP Photo)
Health-care workers wait to vaccinate people at a COVID-19 clinic, Tuesday, August 10, 2021 in Montreal.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Quebec Health Department recommends third COVID-19 vaccine dose for immunocompromised

Quebec is not recommending a third dose for long-term care patients

Health-care workers wait to vaccinate people at a COVID-19 clinic, Tuesday, August 10, 2021 in Montreal.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Alberta MLA Shannon Phillips speaks at an announcement of proposed new legislation to protect Alberta’s mountains and watershed from coal mining in Calgary on Monday, March 15, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Alberta government backbencher denies advocating for COVID case spike in unvaccinated

Alberta has well over one million unvaccinated residents, including 660,000 children under 12

Alberta MLA Shannon Phillips speaks at an announcement of proposed new legislation to protect Alberta’s mountains and watershed from coal mining in Calgary on Monday, March 15, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Team Alberta skip Brendan Bottcher, right, directs his teammates as Team Canada third Mark Nichols, left, and skip Brad Gushue look on at the Brier in Calgary, Alta., Saturday, March 13, 2021. Curling Canada says all athletes, fans, staff and media will have to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to participate in or attend affiliated events. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Curling Canada to require COVID-19 vaccinations to attend or play in events

Individuals 12 and over attending events must provide a proof of first vaccination by no later than Sept. 8

Team Alberta skip Brendan Bottcher, right, directs his teammates as Team Canada third Mark Nichols, left, and skip Brad Gushue look on at the Brier in Calgary, Alta., Saturday, March 13, 2021. Curling Canada says all athletes, fans, staff and media will have to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to participate in or attend affiliated events. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
President Joe Biden holds a presidential challenge coin as he speaks with Air Force Mortuary Affairs Operations Air Force Col. Chip Hollinger and others after participating in a casualty return Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021, at Dover Air Force Base. Biden embarked on a solemn journey Sunday to honor and mourn the 13 U.S. troops killed in the suicide attack near the Kabul airport as their remains return to U.S. soil from Afghanistan. First lady Jill Biden is at right. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Last troops exit Afghanistan, ending America’s longest war

More than 1,100 troops from coalition countries and over 100,000 Afghan forces and civilians died in the war

President Joe Biden holds a presidential challenge coin as he speaks with Air Force Mortuary Affairs Operations Air Force Col. Chip Hollinger and others after participating in a casualty return Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021, at Dover Air Force Base. Biden embarked on a solemn journey Sunday to honor and mourn the 13 U.S. troops killed in the suicide attack near the Kabul airport as their remains return to U.S. soil from Afghanistan. First lady Jill Biden is at right. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Police tape is shown in Toronto Tuesday, May 2, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy
Police tape is shown in Toronto Tuesday, May 2, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy
Seen in a long camera exposure, chimneys stand at residences leveled by the Caldor Fire along Highway 50 on Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021, in Eldorado National Forest, Calif. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

VIDEO: Massive fire threatens Lake Tahoe, more ordered to flee

The new orders for people to immediately evacuate included part of the tourist city of South Lake Tahoe

Seen in a long camera exposure, chimneys stand at residences leveled by the Caldor Fire along Highway 50 on Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021, in Eldorado National Forest, Calif. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
In this photo provided by the U.S. Marine Corps, Canadian coalition forces assist during an evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021. (Staff Sgt. Victor Mancilla/U.S. Marine Corps via AP)
In this photo provided by the U.S. Marine Corps, Canadian coalition forces assist during an evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021. (Staff Sgt. Victor Mancilla/U.S. Marine Corps via AP)
FILE - In this Friday, July 16, 2021 file photo, visitors enjoy the view from top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris. The European Union is expected to recommend that its member states reinstate restrictions on tourists from the U.S. because of rising coronavirus infection levels in the country, EU diplomats said Monday, Aug. 30. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)

EU takes US off safe travel list; backs travel restrictions

EU also removed Israel, Kosovo, Lebanon, Montenegro and North Macedonia from the safe list

FILE - In this Friday, July 16, 2021 file photo, visitors enjoy the view from top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris. The European Union is expected to recommend that its member states reinstate restrictions on tourists from the U.S. because of rising coronavirus infection levels in the country, EU diplomats said Monday, Aug. 30. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)
Tony Hilliard, left, and his family expose themselves to the elements as Hurricane Ida begins to make landfall, Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021, in New Orleans, La. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

VIDEO: Hurricane Ida traps Louisianans, leaves the grid a shambles

Four Louisiana hospitals were damaged and 39 medical facilities were operating on generator power

Tony Hilliard, left, and his family expose themselves to the elements as Hurricane Ida begins to make landfall, Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021, in New Orleans, La. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
A Red Cross volunteer handles the COVID-19 vaccinations in Le Bourget, north of Paris, Friday, Aug. 13, 2021. In the impoverished Seine-Saint-Denis the vaccination rate has passed from the lowest in mainland France to well above the national average in just a few weeks, notably with the opening of temporary centers to reach out to people where they live and work. (AP Photo/Adrienne Surprenant)

WHO’s European head backs 3rd COVID vaccine doses for the vulnerable

Dr. Hans Kluge cited ‘deeply worrying’ levels of high transmission in Europe

A Red Cross volunteer handles the COVID-19 vaccinations in Le Bourget, north of Paris, Friday, Aug. 13, 2021. In the impoverished Seine-Saint-Denis the vaccination rate has passed from the lowest in mainland France to well above the national average in just a few weeks, notably with the opening of temporary centers to reach out to people where they live and work. (AP Photo/Adrienne Surprenant)
aShawn Baron, operations manager at Voltera poses for a photo at the company’s offices in Kitchener, Ont. on Tuesday, July 6, 2021. GEOFF ROBINS / THE CANADIAN PRESS
aShawn Baron, operations manager at Voltera poses for a photo at the company’s offices in Kitchener, Ont. on Tuesday, July 6, 2021. GEOFF ROBINS / THE CANADIAN PRESS
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau announces a fresh water action plan during the Canadian federal election in Granby, Que., on Monday, August 30, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Liberals, Conservatives take aim at opposing candidates as campaign hits third week

Partisan shots are starting to frame the third week of the federal campaign that wraps up on Sept. 20.

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau announces a fresh water action plan during the Canadian federal election in Granby, Que., on Monday, August 30, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Afghan women in burqas walk on a street in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Aug. 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Rahmat Gul

‘We need your support,’ pleads female Afghan activist once helped by Canada

Canada’s military mission ending in Afghanistan has left an unknown number of Canadians, families trapped

Afghan women in burqas walk on a street in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Aug. 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Rahmat Gul
Green Party Leader Annamie Paul answers questions during a press conference as she officially opens her campaign office in Toronto Centre, Thursday, July 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

Unrest and the unexpected have made Annamie Paul’s leadership a rough ride so far

Annamie Paul says she got into politics knowing it would bring a constant barrage of the unexpected

Green Party Leader Annamie Paul answers questions during a press conference as she officially opens her campaign office in Toronto Centre, Thursday, July 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
British Columbia’s provincial flag flies on a flag pole in Ottawa, Friday July 3, 2020. An independent report has found systemic racism in a northern B.C. school board and calls for a province-wide investigation of the issue. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

‘Clearly discriminatory and systemically racist’: Report on B.C. school board

‘I walk into a school and my chest tightens,’ one person said in the report

British Columbia’s provincial flag flies on a flag pole in Ottawa, Friday July 3, 2020. An independent report has found systemic racism in a northern B.C. school board and calls for a province-wide investigation of the issue. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2020, file photo, Sven Spichiger, Washington state Department of Agriculture managing entomologist, displays a canister of Asian giant hornets vacuumed from a nest in a tree behind him in Blaine, Wash. Washington state officials said Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021, they had destroyed the first Asian giant hornet nest of the season, which was located near the town of Blaine along the Canadian border. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

After another ‘Murder Hornet’ nest in Whatcom County gets eradicated, are there more?

Nest was found at the base of a dead, decaying alder tree in a rural area of the county east of Blaine

FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2020, file photo, Sven Spichiger, Washington state Department of Agriculture managing entomologist, displays a canister of Asian giant hornets vacuumed from a nest in a tree behind him in Blaine, Wash. Washington state officials said Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021, they had destroyed the first Asian giant hornet nest of the season, which was located near the town of Blaine along the Canadian border. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)