Global National: April 23, 2021 | Ontario hospitals at a breaking point amid surging COVID-19 cases

Ontario health care workers are facing new challenges during the pandemic. As intensive care units fill up, COVID-19 patients are being transferred to other hospitals. As Jeff Semple explains, Ornge, a non-profit with years of experience shuttling patients, is the busiest it has ever been.

As Alberta struggles through its third wave of the pandemic, doctors are warning of an impending crisis at the province’s hospitals. As Heather Yourex-West explains, fears are growing as the province’s essential workers remain vulnerable to the coronavirus.

Chief public health officer Dr. Theresa Tam says Canada may be able to lift some COVID-19 restrictions this summer, but only if enough Canadians receive the vaccine. Abigail Bimman on the crucial fight to address vaccine hesitancy, as the National Advisory Committee on Immunization revises its guidelines again, on who is eligible for the Oxford-AstraZeneca shot.

Maj. Kellie Brennan, a veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), has dropped bombshell testimony to a parliamentary committee investigating misconduct accusations into Gen. Jonathan Vance. David Akin reports on Maj. Brennan’s revelation and what Elder Marques, a former top senior adviser in the Prime Minister’s Office, testified about who knew what and when.

Alberta is bracing for a green boom, as the province’s energy sector shifts away from oil and gas, towards cleaner energy sources. As Farah Nasser reports, one Indigenous-run solar farm is serving as a shining example of success.

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