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Chief Dean Sayers looking ahead to new term

Batchewana First Nation is giving its long-time leader another mandate. Dean Sayers will serve another term as chief after defeating two challengers by a wide margin in the latest band council elections.

Batchewana First Nation chief Dean Sayers was first elected chief in 2006, and as of right now, he has no plans to seek a higher office. Aug.1/21 (Mike McDonald/CTV News Northern Ontario)

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People's Party of Canada leader tours northeastern Ontario

Kicking off his 'Mad Max Northeastern Ontario' tour in Iroquois Falls, People's Party of Canada leader Maxime Bernier addressed northerners Friday, calling for an end to COVID-19 lockdowns, political correctness and what he said are ineffective Liberal policies.

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U.S. hits 70 per cent vaccination rate -- a month late, amid a surge

The U.S. on Monday finally reached President Joe Biden's goal of getting at least one COVID-19 shot into 70 per cent of American adults -- a month late and amid a fierce surge by the delta variant that is swamping hospitals and leading to new mask rules and mandatory vaccinations around the country.