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Canada has now administered at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to 34.88 per cent of the country's eligible population. Here's what else you need to know to start your day.
 
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FIVE THINGS TO KNOW
 
1
  Vaccine procurement
Procurement Minister Anita Anand says she is in continuous communication with her American counterparts about securing more doses of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine manufactured in the U.S., following an initial loan of 1.5 million.
 
2
  Canadians charged
Five Canadians have been charged by a U.S. grand jury for allegedly running a massive scheme to acquire personal protective equipment and event tickets to resell at a higher cost during the pandemic.
 
3
  Virus transmission
Researchers have found that the transmissibility of the virus that causes COVID-19 from mother to newborn is rare, but babies born to socially vulnerable mothers were more likely to test positive.
 
4
  Work life balance
Following a recent heart attack, a British man's vow to step away from work and spend more time with family has led to a groundswell of online support from across the world.
 
5
  Academy Awards
Chloe Zhao's "Nomadland," a wistful portrait of itinerant lives on open roads across the American West, won best picture Sunday at the 93rd Academy Awards, where the China-born Zhao became the first woman of colour to win best director.
 
 
 
MUST-SEE VIDEO
 
 
A choirmaster has saved five historic church bells in Montreal with hopes of one day orchestrating a full musical concert for the city.
 
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ONE MORE THING...
 
 
Sign war
 
For the past week and a half, businesses in the town of Christiansburg, Va. have engaged in a friendly "sign war," poking light-hearted fun with roadside puns and roasts.
 
 
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