Three out of five Conservative candidates gear up for final debate

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August 3, 2022


Three out of five Conservative candidates gear up for the party's final debate, a Canadian Forces Snowbirds aircraft crashes shortly after takeoff in B.C., and a breakthrough operation separates three-year-old twin boys connected at the brain.

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Conservative debate

Three out of five candidates prepare for the party's last official debate, set to take place on Wednesday. The Conservative party's decision to hold a third debate has received harsh criticism. 

Snowbirds plane crash

A Canadian Forces Snowbirds aircraft crashed in northern B.C. shortly after takeoff Tuesday afternoon. The plane was damaged, but the lone pilot did not sustain any injuries.

Travel restrictions

A new study looking at the first and second waves of the pandemic says that travel restrictions barring entry to Canada drastically reduced the number of COVID-19 cases entering the country, but couldn't stop new outbreaks.

'A wake-up call'

Crime data released by Statistics Canada reveals that police-reported extortion cases in Canada increased by nearly 300 per cent over the last 10 years.

Breakthrough operation

Doctors have successfully separated a pair of three-year-old twin boys fused at the brain after months of cross-continental planning.


Authorities in Chile are investigating how a massive sinkhole measuring 200 metres deep and 25 metres wide opened near a copper mine.


With inflation at a nearly 40-year high, parents are feeling the pinch.

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