TORONTO – Searches for unmarked graves resume, Canada quietly updates travel advisories, and new pandemic benefits are on the way. Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

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1. Resume Search: A search prompted by ground-penetrating radar is resuming land in Edmonton that houses a former so-called ‘Indian hospital’, where indigenous patients suffered abuse and sometimes never came home.

2. Travel Consultation: The Canadian government has quietly removed its advisory against non-essential international travel, the first time the notice has been removed since March 2020.


3. Epidemic Benefits: The federal government has announced changes to popular income and business assistance programs during the pandemic and are set to expire on Saturday.

4. Vaccine Passport: Instead of issuing a singular federal national COVID-19 vaccine passport, the federal government says each province and territory will be responsible for issuing a “standardized pan-Canadian” vaccine passport that Canadians can use when traveling.

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5. Death on Set: Officials are investigating after confirming that a prop firearm left by actor Alec Baldwin, while producing and starring in the western film, killed the cinematographer and injured the director.

One more thing…

travel insurance: As tourism around the world resumes, experts say buying travel insurance is essential if Canadians want to stay safe and enjoy traveling abroad.