TORONTO – Brian’s laundry has been found, Ottawa is set to announce a vaccine passport, and a Canadian influencer is charged with fraud. Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

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1. Haiti Missionaries: Hostage negotiation experts say timing is the biggest issue facing the FBI and government officials in rescuing 17 members of a US-based missionary group, including a Canadian who was kidnapped over the weekend by a violent gang in Haiti.

2. Laundry Search: The FBI says what appears to be human remains have been found in a Florida reserve near objects belonging to Brian Laundry, a man interested in the death of his fiancée, Gabby Pettito.


3. Vaccine Passport: The federal government is planning to unveil its plans on Thursday for a vaccine passport designed for international travel, Granthshala News has confirmed.

4. Parliament Hill: The Federal Conservatives – the only caucus yet to confirm how many of its lawmakers are unaffiliated – have come out against a new mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy announced by the House of Commons.

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5. Uses of Ivermectin: Health Canada is reminding Canadians that ivermectin should not be used to treat or prevent COVID-19, as the Centers for Poison Control has seen an increase in reports about the anti-parasitic drug in the summer months.

One more thing…

Offshore Accounts: US officials allege that Canadian race car driver and Instagram influencer Josh Cartu and his brothers ran a ‘largely fraudulent’ business campaign between 2013 and 2017 that helped Cartu’s lavish lifestyle.