Alberta will soon have no mandatory COVID-19 protocols: no more mandatory masking, contact tracing or isolating. It's part of a move to treat the coronavirus more like other respiratory viruses. bit.ly/3zQxypx

WATCH LIVE | Premier Doug Ford will be joined by Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries, and John Tory, Mayor of Toronto, to make an announcement about Ontario Place. twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1MYxN

The pushback signals a turning point for women athletes who are taking control of their image on the international stage. bit.ly/3zONPvi

Scoreless through regulation and extra time, the game was decided by penalty kicks. While Canada's Christine Sinclair missed her shot, the first for Canada, two saves by goalkeeper Stephanie Labbé clinched the victory for Canada. bit.ly/3feSlvj

Archbishop Albert LeGatt of Manitoba’s St. Boniface Catholic diocese says Father Rhéal Forest "deeply, deeply hurt people" with his recent remarks about residential school survivors. bit.ly/2UWlynX

The scale of extreme weather events this summer, and just how dramatically they have upended previous records, suggests that the climate is no longer changing in a gradual, predictable way. bit.ly/3fcPEKN

Canada's women's eight crew captured gold on the final day of Olympic rowing at the Sea Forest Waterway in Tokyo on Friday, winning the event for the first time in 29 years. It is Canada's third gold medal at Tokyo 2020. bit.ly/378YYe5

Scarlett Johansson is suing the Walt Disney Co. over its streaming release of Black Widow, which she said breached her contract and deprived her of potential earnings. bit.ly/2WrhYlQ

Robinhood will begin offering its stock on Wall Street Thursday, the very place the online brokerage has rattled with its stated goal of democratizing finance. bit.ly/3ibZXQX

Google and Facebook will require all of their U.S.-based staff to be vaccinated before being allowed to return to the office, and the policy could soon be enforced in other countries where they operate too. bit.ly/2WzSiDP

BREAKING: Penny Oleksiak's pursuit of history has been delayed again at the Olympics. bit.ly/3iikFyV

Canada's main stock exchange closed at an all-time high as commodities like gold and oil benefited from a weaker U.S. dollar on Thursday. bit.ly/3rINWpx

Interpreters who assisted the Canadian military during the war in Afghanistan should be flown to Canada and resettled here as soon as possible, Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland said today. bit.ly/3j2BuwL

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