Sudden surge in COVID-19 patients forces North Bay hospital to cancel some surgeries

A sudden increase in the number of people entering hospital because of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours has filled almost all available beds at North Bay Regional Health Centre. (File) A sudden increase in the number of people entering hospital because of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours has filled almost all available beds at North Bay Regional Health Centre. (File)

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Follow the CTVNews.ca live blog for real-time updates, analysis and 2021 federal election results as they come in. We will also feature updates from the headquarters of every major federal party, as well as dispatches from CTV News reporters in ridings across different parts of the country.

A voter provides COVID-19 contact-tracking information at the Halifax Convention Centre as they prepare to vote in the federal election in Halifax on Monday, Sept. 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

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UPDATED | Election day 2021: Liberals ahead as first results trickle in

Polls have closed in Atlantic Canada, with early results starting to be reported in this historic 36-day pandemic federal election. The Liberals have taken an early lead, though Conservatives have picked up two seats in the region that has been a Liberal stronghold over the last two federal elections.