Health officials to make announcement on Omicron-specific COVID-19 vaccine

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September 1, 2022


Health officials will make an announcement on the Omicron-specific COVID-19 vaccine, a Canadian spy is accused of smuggling a 15-year-old into Syria in 2015, and what newly filed legal briefs on the FBI's Mar-a-Lago raid might mean for Donald Trump.

Here's what you need to know to start your day.

Omicron booster

Health officials are expected to make an announcement on Thursday regarding the authorization of Moderna's Omicron-targeting COVID-19 vaccine, CTV News has confirmed.

Officers charged

Three Ontario Provincial Police officers have been charged with manslaughter in the death of a one-year-old boy. The incident took place in Kawartha Lakes, Ont., nearly two years ago.

Double agent allegations

A spy for Canada is accused of smuggling a teenager into Syria in 2015, after she fled the United Kingdom to join the Islamic State group, according to BBC News.

'Complete evisceration'

A late-night filing of legal briefs outlining allegations about the FBI raid on former U.S. president Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort exposed gaping holes in his version of events, according to an expert.

Toxic chemicals

Out of dozens of products sold at popular Canadian dollar stores, one in four items tested positive for substances managed under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act.


One doctor is predicting a "massive eighth wave" in Ontario after officials lift COVID-19 isolation rules.


The Old Farmer's Almanac forecasts some extremely cold days in Canada this winter.

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