Global National Full Headlines for August 13

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Published on August 14, 2021 by

Ottawa will soon require nearly one million Canadians, including federal public servants and those who work or travel on commercial flights, trains, and cruise ships, to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Abigail Bimman explains who else will need to get immunized, the reaction to the announcement and what still needs to be determined.

Global News has obtained recordings of three phone calls between Gen. Jonathan Vance and Maj. Kellie Brennan, one of the women accusing him of sexual misconduct. Mercedes Stephenson has the exclusive details.

As the Taliban’s takeover of Afghan cities rapidly escalates, thousands are racing to escape before the anticipated fall of Kabul, the country’s capital. Mike Drolet reports on the Afghan refugees in Canada fearing for loved ones back home. Jennifer Johnson looks at the international reaction to the turmoil.

Plans for Alberta’s total lift of COVID-19 restrictions have been put on pause. Dr. Deena Hinshaw, the province’s chief medical officer of health, has extended Alberta’s rules for six more weeks, back tracking on the exit planned for Monday. Tom Vernon has the details.

Plus, the plans for a whale sanctuary in Nova Scotia that could bring tourists and a big bill. Ross Lord explains.

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