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Global National: Jan. 14, 2022 | Deadly explosion tears through Ottawa industrial building

CA, 15 Jan 2022
A powerful explosion and fire at an Ottawa business, which produces tanker trucks, has killed one person, while five other people are missing and presumed dead. Mike Le Couteur reports on the investigation and hears from witnesses.

To the pandemic, new federal modelling is projecting a surge in COVID-19 hospitalizations over the next few weeks, adding to the strain on the health-care system. Abigail Bimman looks at the predictions for the days ahead.

As the coronavirus continues to mutate, new evidence reveals how effective existing COVID-19 vaccines are against the Omicron variant. As Jamie Mauracher reports, the highly transmissible variant underscores the need for booster shots.

Meanwhile, the legal battle of tennis champion Novak Djokovic is entering yet another set. Australia has once again cancelled his visa and as Eric Sorensen explains, it appears Djokovic now won't be able to compete at the Australian Open.

Plus, Global News has learned a Canadian man named Francois-Xavier Paradis-Garneau has been arrested by the Taliban. The 22-year-old from Quebec was travelling in Afghanistan. Jeff Semple explains why the Taliban detained Paradis-Garneau and has reaction from his family.

And who killed Const. Andre Lalonde in Montreal in 1996? Mike Armstrong looks at how the cold case continues to haunt the police officer's family.

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