In our top story: At least two people are dead after a severe thunderstorm moved through parts of southern Ontario, with the weather system also hitting the Ottawa area. One of the hardest hit areas is the Township of Uxbridge, an hour northeast of Toronto, which has declared a local state of emergency after the storm wrought significant damage. Morganne Campbell reports.
South of the border, the most restrictive abortion bill in the U.S. has been passed by lawmakers in Oklahoma. Only the governor's signature is needed and he has promised to sign it. Jennifer Johnson reports on what the bill means for thousands of women as abortion clinics are already closing their doors in the state.
In Quebec, demonstrators once again took to the streets again to protest Quebec's French-language legislation, Bill 96. Quebec Premier François Legault's government is set to pass the bill in the coming days. Dan Spector spoke with people hoping that some changes will be made to the legislation before it becomes law.
Service Canada locations across the country have been seeing long lines of Canadians looking to renew their passports for months. It's now May, and the lineups are still as long as ever. Mike Drolet reports why speeding up the process is not as simple as just hiring more staff.
Canada announced this week that it would ban Huawei from this country's telecommunications network. But the decision came suddenly on Thursday. Mercedes Stephenson sits down with Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino on this week's The West Block to find out why it took so long.
Food inflation is at its worst in four decades, with prices up nearly 10 per cent in the past year. It has some families turning to meal kits to manage costs and reduce waste. As Anne Gaviola explains in the second episode of our Sticker Shock series, it won't save you money.
Wine-lovers are the toast of Vancouver's waterfront, with the return of the International Wine Festival following a COVID-19 hiatus. As Paul Johnson reports, many B.C. wineries were able to turn to local enthusiasts to stay in business.
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