Conservatives push feds to ensure Canadians who got mixed vaccines can travel abroad

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The federal Conservatives are urging the Liberal government to do more to ensure that Canadians who received two different doses of COVID-19 vaccines are able to travel internationally. Tory health critic Michelle Rempel Garner has written a letter to Health Minister Patty Hajdu highlighting multiple reports of Canadians being barred entry to countries due to […]

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Jul 30, 2021, 9:09 AM

Canada beats Brazil in penalty kicks for spot in Tokyo soccer semifinals

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Canada beat Brazil 4-3 in penalty kicks in the women’s soccer quarter-finals on Friday to advance to the high stakes semi-finals where they will, once again, play for a medal. In a rematch of the bronze medal game from the 2016 Rio Olympics, Canada’s keeper Stephanie Labbé stood out with huge, game-saving saves when it […]

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Jul 30, 2021, 9:09 AM

Alaska coast hit by 8.2 magnitude earthquake, no tsunami risk for B.C.

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A massive earthquake rocked some parts of Alaska late Wednesday night. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the earthquake was a magnitude 8.2, hitting just off the Alaska Peninsula, southeast of Perryville and southwest of Kodiak, at a depth of 32 kilometres — which is considered to be shallow. It struck just after 11 p.m. […]

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Jul 29, 2021, 9:09 AM

Demand increasing: Canadian Blood Services watching supply as COVID-19 rules eased

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A return to a somewhat normal summer as COVID-19 restrictions are eased is putting a strain on Canada’s blood supply. Several provinces have started lifting restrictions — most notably Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan — and demand is up as a result. “As provinces slowly open up, there’s some return to normal activities. Hospital demand […]

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Jul 29, 2021, 9:09 AM

Penny Oleksiak wins bronze in 200-metre freestyle

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Canada’s Penny Oleksiak has won a bronze medal in 200-metre freestyle swimming at the Tokyo Olympics. This is her sixth Olympic medal, making her Canada’s most decorated summer Olympian. Oleksiak finished fourth in her semifinal heat with a time of 1:56.39 to qualify for the final. The Toronto native made history at the 2016 Olympics […]

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Jul 28, 2021, 9:09 AM

Can Toronto police itself out of a homelessness crisis?

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In today’s Big Story podcast, over the past few weeks, Toronto police have stormed into at least three park encampments where homeless people have been living. They’ve been met with protesters and journalists, and police have sometimes responded with violence. In the end, not many people have ended up in homes, and the city’s reputation […]

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Jul 28, 2021, 9:09 AM

Voluntary recall issued for Frank’s RedHot Buffalo Ranch Seasoning

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A voluntary recall has been issued for Frank’s RedHot Buffalo Ranch Seasoning over a possible Salmonella contamination. McCormick & Company, Inc. says the recall covers 153g bottles with a best before date of September 6, 2022. The bottles were shipped to British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec. No illnesses have been reported, and […]

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Jul 27, 2021, 9:09 AM

Pearson airport won’t sort arriving passengers based on COVID-19 vaccination status

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Canada’s largest airport is no longer splitting arriving international passengers into different customs lines based on their vaccination status. Toronto’s Pearson International Airport announced last week it may be sorting travellers arriving from the U.S. or other international locations into vaccinated and partially or non-vaccinated queues. But a spokesperson for the Greater Toronto Airports Authority […]

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Jul 27, 2021, 9:09 AM

Mary Simon set to be installed as 30th governor general, and first Indigenous

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OTTAWA — Mary Simon will be installed later this morning as the country’s new governor general and become the first Indigenous person to hold the role. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau named Simon, an Inuk leader and former Canadian diplomat, as his choice to be the Queen’s representative in Canada earlier this month, replacing Julie Payette […]

Mary Simon set to be installed as 30th governor general, and first Indigenous

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Jul 26, 2021, 9:09 AM

Will we still use masks when all the mandates expire?

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In today’s Big Story podcast, masking has become second nature to most of us during the pandemic. But with the end cautiously in sight, how many of us will still cover up once we’re no longer forced to? In eastern nations like Japan, masking in crowded public spaces in simply part of the culture — […]

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Jul 26, 2021, 9:09 AM

How the Blue Jays finally came home

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In today’s Big Story podcast, their last game in Toronto was in September of 2019. Since then, the Blue Jays have been on one of sports longest odysseys—playing home games as the road team, then in Buffalo, then Florida and back to Buffalo again, waiting for permission to enter Canada. That finally changes next week […]

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Jul 23, 2021, 9:09 AM

Mostly spectator-free opening ceremony kicks off pandemic-delayed Tokyo 2020

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The pandemic-delayed Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 officially got underway Friday with a largely spectator-free opening ceremony. Organizers expected about 5,700 athletes to take part in the parade of athletes. Some skipped it because of early competitions on Saturday or to avoid risk of exposure to the coronavirus. And this parade differs from most others in […]

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Jul 23, 2021, 9:09 AM

A look at COVID-19 reopening plans across the country

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As COVID-19 vaccination rates increase and case numbers drop across the country, the provinces and territories have begun releasing the reopening plans for businesses, events and recreational facilities. Most of the plans are based on each jurisdiction reaching vaccination targets at certain dates, while also keeping the number of cases and hospitalizations down. Here’s a […]

A look at COVID-19 reopening plans across the country

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Jul 22, 2021, 9:09 AM

Can the Conservative Party reinvent itself in time to avoid disaster?

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In today’s Big Story podcast, recent polls from across the spectrum show the Conservative Party of Canada struggling to mount a meaningful challenge to the Liberals in the next election—which seems to be fast approaching. More concerning than the low polling numbers is another statistic: The percentage of Canadians who would be willing to consider […]

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Jul 22, 2021, 9:09 AM

Feds host antisemitism summit to hear Jewish community’s concerns about rising hate

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OTTAWA — Diversity Minister Bardish Chagger says a national summit on antisemitism the federal government is hosting today will allow community members to speak directly with politicians in an environment that ensures their safety. Chagger says in an interview the government will be listening and engaging with community members aiming to turn their ideas into […]

Feds host antisemitism summit to hear Jewish community’s concerns about rising hate

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Jul 21, 2021, 9:09 AM

How ‘best before’ dates waste tons of Canadian food

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In today’s Big Story podcast, you’ve probably thrown something out when it was past the date on the package—even if it didn’t really seem like it had gone bad. Better safe than sorry, or as the campaign used to tell us, “When in doubt, throw it out.” But best before dates are not the same […]

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Jul 21, 2021, 9:09 AM

A look at COVID-19 reopening plans across the country

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As COVID-19 vaccination rates increase and case numbers drop across the country, the provinces and territories have begun releasing the reopening plans for businesses, events and recreational facilities. Most of the plans are based on each jurisdiction reaching vaccination targets at certain dates, while also keeping the number of cases and hospitalizations down. Here’s a […]

A look at COVID-19 reopening plans across the country

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Jul 20, 2021, 9:09 AM

Additional wildfire evacuation orders issued in B.C. because of wildfires

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At least 160 properties have been ordered to evacuate as an aggressive wildfire burns in the south Okanagan. The Osoyoos Indian Band ordered the evacuation of more than 100 properties Monday because of the Inkaneep Creek wildfire on the band’s land, about six kilometres north of Osoyoos. The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen says flames were […]

Additional wildfire evacuation orders issued in B.C. because of wildfires

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Jul 20, 2021, 9:09 AM

Canada set to receive 7.1 million COVID-19 vaccine doses this week

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OTTAWA — The federal government is expecting to receive about 7.1 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines this week, as it adjusts its distribution strategy amid waning vaccination rates and substantial supply. The new deliveries will include about 3.1 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine and four million doses of Moderna. “In the coming weeks, we […]

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Jul 19, 2021, 8:08 AM

Inside Canada’s broken military justice system

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In today’s Big Story podcast, last week, retired general Jonathan Vance, former chief of the defence staff, was charged with obstruction of justice related to an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct. That sounds like a shocking piece of news, but really it was an almost inevitable conclusion of the latest scandal that put Canada’s […]

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Jul 19, 2021, 8:08 AM

Clean-up begins after tornado destroys homes, injures people in Barrie

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Residents and repair crews in Barrie are cleaning up after a EF-2 tornado tore through a neighbourhood, damaging homes and injuring several people. Paramedics said eight people were taken to hospital, and several others were treated for minor injuries. In an update on Friday, Environment Canada said a damage survey team from Environment and Climate […]

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Jul 16, 2021, 9:09 AM

Family doctors want to come off the bench for the “last mile” of vaccinations

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In today’s Big Story podcast, most vaccines in Canada are administered by family doctors, so when Covid-19 vaccinations began to receive approval late in 2020, those physicians got ready to roll up their sleeves and dive in. But the call never came. While a few pilot projects let a relative handful of doctor’s offices receiving […]

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Jul 16, 2021, 9:09 AM

First Nation to release report on unmarked graves at Kamloops residential school

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KAMLOOPS, B.C. — The Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation is set to release a report today outlining the findings of a search of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School property using ground-penetrating radar. The First Nation in British Columbia’s Interior will host a public presentation on the findings of the report on unmarked children’s graves, […]

First Nation to release report on unmarked graves at Kamloops residential school

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Jul 15, 2021, 10:10 AM

As Ontario tentatively reopens, Alberta is in full swing

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In today’s Big Story podcast, on Friday Canada’s largest province enters stage three of reopening—by far the biggest move since early this year, before the third wave of COVID-19 hit. Other places around the world have had varying degrees of success as they’ve come out of restrictions, but perhaps the best example to reassure anxious […]

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Jul 15, 2021, 10:10 AM

Bank of Canada to update economic outlook, make rate announcement

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OTTAWA — The Bank of Canada will update its economic outlook for the country this morning as makes its latest interest rate announcement. Since the central bank’s last outlook in April, first-quarter growth figures came in below its forecast and it’s possible the second quarter will also fall short of expectations. The bank said last […]

Bank of Canada to update economic outlook, make rate announcement

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Jul 14, 2021, 9:09 AM

Does Canada need a standardized federal vaccine passport?

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There has been lots of debate around the idea of a national vaccine passport system in Canada to better facilitate travel and to help clarify access to businesses and services. The questions are only growing as the country continues to reopen after the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic and many say a standardized federal passport […]

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Jul 14, 2021, 9:09 AM

Canada to aid Afghanistan after U.S. troop withdrawal next month, minister says

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Ottawa will continue sending humanitarian and development assistance to Afghanistan after the United States completes its troop withdrawal from the country next month, International Development Minister Karina Gould says. U.S. President Joe Biden said last week the U.S. military operation in Afghanistan will end Aug. 31, nearly 20 years after the United States and its […]

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Jul 13, 2021, 9:09 AM

Once we decide to rename something, what happens next?

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In today’s Big Story podcast, right now, across Canada, there are questions around the names of places, institutions and even streets. The debate about whether or not we should rename something that honours problematic and sometimes racist historical figures is a question all sorts of organizations, from governments to companies to school boards are wrestling […]

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Jul 13, 2021, 9:09 AM

Canada to reach 55M vaccine doses by week’s end, catching up to U.S. on second doses

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Canada is expecting vaccine shipments to keep rolling in this week as the country inches closer to matching the percentage of people in the United States fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The federal government expects another 1.4 million doses of the shot from Pfizer-BioNTech to arrive in the next seven days. It also plans to distribute […]

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Jul 12, 2021, 10:10 AM

Ticks are everywhere this summer. Here’s what you need to know

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In today’s Big Story podcast, if you spent time outdoors this weekend, we hope you did a thorough tick check when you got back inside. The creatures have been on the rise in Canada for years, and this summer is no exception. The increase is not just in numbers, but in wide swaths of habitat […]

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Jul 12, 2021, 10:10 AM

‘We’re ready to go’: Calgary Stampede to kick off with enhanced safety measures

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CALGARY — The rides are up, the stuffed animals are displayed at the games tables and concession booths are loaded with supplies. Forced by the pandemic to cancel last year for the first time in its history, the Calgary Stampede has returned. The setup may look familiar but, due to COVID-19, there are some notable […]

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Jul 9, 2021, 9:09 AM

Quebec to impose COVID-19 ‘vaccine passport’ system in September

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ONTREAL — Quebec will impose a vaccine-passport system in September in areas where COVID-19 outbreaks occur, requiring people to prove they are vaccinated to enter places such as gyms and bars, Health Minister Christian Dubé said Thursday. The system will apply for specific periods of time in parts of Quebec where COVID-19 transmission is high, […]

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Jul 9, 2021, 9:09 AM

Canada not doomed to 4th wave of COVID-19, doctors day, despite U.K.’s experience

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A fourth wave of COVID-19 now surging across the United Kingdom doesn’t have to become a reality in Canada as long as people keep getting vaccinated as quickly as possible, some infectious disease experts say. That optimistic prediction comes even with the dominance of the Delta variant, which is proving to be harder to stop […]

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Jul 8, 2021, 9:09 AM

Lytton, B.C. is Canada’s face-to-face encounter with the future of climate

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In today’s Big Story podcast, two people are dead, a town is all but destroyed and more than a thousand people have essentially become climate refugees. And that is the toll of just one of the hundreds of forest fires raging in British Columbia at the moment. But it’s in the future of Lytton that […]

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Jul 8, 2021, 9:09 AM

B.C. man guilty of killing Abbotsford teen to find out parole eligibility

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NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C. — The man who killed a 13-year-old girl and injured her friend at a high school in Abbotsford, B.C., is expected to find out how long he will be in prison before he’s eligible for parole. Gabriel Klein will serve a life sentence for the second-degree murder of Letisha Reimer and the […]

B.C. man guilty of killing Abbotsford teen to find out parole eligibility

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Jul 7, 2021, 9:09 AM

What’s the fight over returning to the office really about?

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In today’s Big Story podcast, the heated discussion over a full return to business as usual versus an embrace of remote, flexible work is often couched in language of productivity, creativity and efficiency. But as more and more corporations announce their post-pandemic plans, it’s becoming clear that there’s a bigger, deeper issue at stake: Control. […]

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Jul 7, 2021, 9:09 AM

Vaccine FAQ: mixing and matching, kids under 12 and are we slowing down?

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In today’s Big Story podcast, now that vaccines are widely available to almost any Canadian who wants one, the focus turns to convincing people who haven’t had one yet to get their needle. It’s easier said than done, for more reasons than just hesitancy. And if our inbox is any indication, after months of mixed […]

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Jul 6, 2021, 9:09 AM

Remains of Canadian found at site of collapsed condo in Florida

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The remains of a Canadian have been pulled from the rubble of a collapsed condo building in South Florida. Global Affairs Canada confirmed Tuesday morning that a Canadian citizen was among the 28 dead at the site in Surfside. Another three Canadians remain unaccounted for and three different families have been affected by the collapse. […]

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Jul 6, 2021, 9:09 AM

RCMP working to identify cause of Lytton, B.C., fire as two deaths confirmed

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LYTTON, B.C. — Mounties are on the scene in Lytton, B.C., working to determine what caused a fire that destroyed much of the village and left two people dead. Dawn Roberts, the director of communications for the B.C. RCMP, told a news conference Sunday that investigators were able to access the village on Saturday. “We […]

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Jul 5, 2021, 9:09 AM

Canada to receive 3.7 million more COVID-19 doses this week

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OTTAWA — The federal government is expecting to receive 3.7 million more doses of COVID-19 vaccines this week, bringing the total of COVID-19 vaccine deliveries above 53.7 million doses. The new deliveries will include about 900,000 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine and 2.8 million doses of Moderna vaccine. Those shipments will push Canada’s total vaccine deliveries […]

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Jul 5, 2021, 9:09 AM

A look at COVID-19 reopening plans across the country

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As COVID-19 vaccination rates increase and case numbers drop across the country, the provinces and territories have begun releasing the reopening plans for businesses, events and recreational facilities. Most of the plans are based on each jurisdiction reaching vaccination targets at certain dates, while also keeping the number of cases and hospitalizations down. Here’s a […]

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Jun 30, 2021, 9:09 AM

A Day to Listen: Canadian radio stations join to amplify Indigenous voices

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In recognition of National Indigenous History Month, Rogers Sports & Media will be joining together with radio stations across Canada in an unprecedented collaboration to amplify, elevate, listen to, and learn from Indigenous voices with A Day to Listen on Wednesday, June 30. In partnership with the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund (DWF), A […]

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Jun 30, 2021, 9:09 AM

What does the future of money look like?

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In today’s Big Story podcast, right now, the Bank of Canada is working on a “digital loonie” that will replace cash at some point in the future. Governments around the world are either following suit or way ahead of us. While banks have been giving their customers access to digital wallets for years, cryptocurrencies are […]

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Jun 29, 2021, 9:09 AM

COVID-19 deaths in Canada may be two times higher than reported: study

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A new study suggests Canada has vastly underestimated how many people have died from COVID-19 and says the number could be two times higher than reported. Dr. Tara Moriarty, working group lead for the study commissioned by the Royal Society of Canada, said in an interview while most accounts have put the majority of deaths […]

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Jun 29, 2021, 9:09 AM

Nearly 30 per cent of respondents broke COVID-19 restrictions: Canada-wide survey

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SASKATOON — Almost 30 per cent of respondents in a newly released Canada-wide survey admitted to breaking COVID-19 rules — and felt justified doing so. The survey by the Canadian Hub for Applied and Social Research at the University of Saskatchewan was done between June 1 and June 14. It asked 1,000 people about how […]

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Jun 28, 2021, 9:09 AM

When a developer becomes a landlord to thousands of Canadians, what happens?

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In today’s Big Story podcast, last week, Core Development Group announced its intention to spend a billion dollars buying family homes in hot markets across Canada and converting them to rental units. On the surface, this would seem to bring badly needed family rentals into markets that are in desperate need of them—but there’s a […]

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Jun 28, 2021, 9:09 AM

Advocates say in-person support crucial for residential school survivors

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Editor’s note: This article contains some disturbing details about experiences at residential schools in Canada and may be upsetting to some readers. For those in need of emotional support, the 24-hour Residential Schools Crisis Line is available at 1-866-925-4419. Indigenous advocates in Canada are calling for more cultural and mental-health supports for residential school survivors […]

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Jun 25, 2021, 9:09 AM

A look at COVID-19 reopening plans across the country

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As COVID-19 vaccination rates increase and case numbers drop across the country, the provinces and territories have begun releasing the reopening plans for businesses, events and recreational facilities. Most of the plans are based on each jurisdiction reaching vaccination targets at certain dates, while also keeping the number of cases and hospitalizations down. Here’s a […]

A look at COVID-19 reopening plans across the country

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Jun 25, 2021, 9:09 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Thursday, June 24, 2021

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The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. ET on Thursday, June 24, 2021. Some provinces and territories do not report daily case numbers. There are 1,410,927 confirmed cases in Canada. Canada: 1,410,927 confirmed cases (9,645 active, 1,375,107 resolved, 26,175 deaths).*The total case count includes 13 confirmed cases among repatriated […]

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Thursday, June 24, 2021

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Jun 24, 2021, 9:09 AM

Are you ready for a late summer federal election?

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In today’s Big Story podcast, over the past few weeks there have been unmistakable signs that the governing Liberals as well as opposition parties are getting ready to send Canadians to the polls—whether they want to go or not. From fundraising to renting rooms, passing bills that will look great in campaign literature and reminding […]

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Jun 24, 2021, 9:09 AM

A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Wednesday, June 23, 2021

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The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. ET on Wednesday, June 23, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 482,991 new vaccinations administered for a total of 33,049,022 doses given. Nationwide, 7,818,433 people or 21 per cent of the population has been fully vaccinated. The provinces have administered doses at […]

A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Wednesday, June 23, 2021

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Jun 23, 2021, 9:09 AM

What do you do when you’ve been blamed for a COVID outbreak?

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In today’s Big Story podcast, one year after being singled out—first by Premier Blaine Higgs, then by members of his own community—as “Patient Zero” for a New Brunswick COVID-19 outbreak, Dr. Jean-Robert Ngola is still putting his life back together. Last May an outbreak in Campbellton, NB, was blamed by Higgs on an “irresponsible medical […]

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Jun 23, 2021, 9:09 AM

Killer rapist Paul Bernardo faces parole hearing today; victim families opposed

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TORONTO — Teen killer and serial rapist Paul Bernardo is set for a parole hearing today. Bernardo’s horrific crimes in the 1980s and early 1990s include kidnapping, torturing and killing Kristen French and Leslie Mahaffy near St. Catharines, Ont. The designated dangerous offender has been eligible for full parole for more than three years. But […]

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Jun 22, 2021, 9:09 AM

What happens when police won’t ID a murder suspect?

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In today’s Big Story podcast, usually when someone is charged with murder their name is all over police statements, and then all over the media. But when police neglect to release that information—and some forces have been doing that more and more frequently—the murder itself can go missing. From the media, from the conversation, and […]

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Jun 22, 2021, 9:09 AM

Canada to unveil travel rules for fully vaccinated citizens, permanent residents

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Canada is set to detail what quarantine rules citizens and permanent residents who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will soon have to follow when entering the country. Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Minister Bill Blair said last week that “measures” would be announced Monday that will apply to immunized Canadians, as well as foreign nationals […]

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Jun 21, 2021, 9:09 AM

Here’s the thing about vaccine lotteries: They work

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In today’s Big Story podcast, when Alberta announced last week it would join several U.S. states in offering the chance of life-changing prizes to citizens who get their Covid-19 vaccine, they were chasing a simple truth: For some reason, we tend to value the remote chance of a big reward far more than the certainty […]

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Jun 21, 2021, 9:09 AM

A look at COVID-19 reopening plans across the country

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As COVID-19 vaccination rates increase and case numbers drop across the country, the provinces and territories have begun releasing the reopening plans for businesses, events and recreational facilities. Most of the plans are based on each jurisdiction reaching vaccination targets at certain dates, while also keeping the number of cases and hospitalizations down. Here’s a […]

A look at COVID-19 reopening plans across the country

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Jun 18, 2021, 9:09 AM

Trudeau expected to unveil U.S. border plan with restrictions set to expire Monday

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The federal government is expected to unveil its United States border plan as early as Friday, or as late as Monday — which is the day the current order expires. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, still in quarantine at Rideau cottage following his trip overseas, has a news conference set for Friday morning. The accelerated vaccine […]

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Jun 18, 2021, 9:09 AM

B.C. has a blueprint to save its oldest forests. Will it use it?

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In today’s Big Story podcast, the months-long blockade at Fairy Creek is something of a tipping point for the province’s NDP government’s attempt to balance its environmentalism and its logging interests. Before his party was re-elected, Premier John Horgan pledged to follow a report with recommendations to protect B.C.’s old-growth forests, of which only three […]

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Jun 17, 2021, 10:10 AM

Ottawa pledges $115 million in humanitarian aid for Venezuelan refugees

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OTTAWA — International Development Minister Karina Gould says Canada will provide $115 million in aid over two years for more than 5.6 million Venezuelan asylum seekers living in countries in South and Central America and the Caribbean. A donors conference Canada is hosting today aims to raise US$1.44 billion needed to implement a response plan […]

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Jun 17, 2021, 10:10 AM

A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Wednesday, June 16, 2021

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The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. ET on Wednesday, June 16, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 446,839 new vaccinations administered for a total of 29,901,453 doses given. Nationwide, 5,239,384 people or 14 per cent of the population has been fully vaccinated. The provinces have administered doses at […]

A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Wednesday, June 16, 2021

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Jun 16, 2021, 9:09 AM

How close is America to the end of democracy?

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In today’s Big Story podcast, many Americans (and Canadians, and citizens around the world) hoped that once Donald Trump was out of office, and Joe Biden became president, the country would experience a snap-back towards political normalcy. That hasn’t happened. And driven by their fears of being ousted by Trump’s base, Republicans around the country […]

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Jun 16, 2021, 9:09 AM

Canada in WTO talks on possibly waiving vaccine patents

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BRUSSELS — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says there is no single “silver bullet” to suddenly result in vaccines being available around the world. Speaking in Brussels following a Canada-EU with European leaders, Trudeau says the issue of COVID-19 vaccine patents is complex, but the global goal is to get everyone around the world safely vaccinated […]

Canada in WTO talks on possibly waiving vaccine patents

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Jun 15, 2021, 9:09 AM

Nearly 90% of Canadians willing to be vaccinated: poll

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Many Ontarians expressed frustration at their inability to book vaccinations on Monday after the province accelerated second doses in areas where the Delta variant is spreading. A new poll is suggesting the apparent high demand for a COVID-19 shot exists across the country. The new data from the Angus Reid Institute suggests almost 9 in […]

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Jun 15, 2021, 9:09 AM

Canada to receive 9.5M vaccine doses this week thanks to influx of Moderna

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Canada is poised to receive around 9.5 million COVID-19 vaccine doses this week thanks to a massive infusion of shots from Moderna. The federal government says the Massachusetts-based pharmaceutical firm will deliver a total of 7.1 million jabs in two separate shipments this week. The first shipment of 2.9 million doses is scheduled to arrive […]

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Jun 14, 2021, 9:09 AM

When will the border reopen? What will it look like when it does?

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In today’s Big Story podcast, last week the federal government announced a tentative plan to announce a less-tentative plan for a July border reopening in the coming weeks. What we do know: It’ll be fully-vaccinated Canadians only who can skip the quarantine, and there will still be plenty of checks and balances. What we don’t […]

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Jun 14, 2021, 9:09 AM

A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Thursday, June 10, 2021

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The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 10:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, June 10, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 471,196 new vaccinations administered for a total of 27,715,799 doses given. Nationwide, 3,717,945 people or 9.8 per cent of the population has been fully vaccinated. The provinces have administered doses at […]

A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Thursday, June 10, 2021

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Jun 11, 2021, 9:09 AM

Has TV reached the end of the ‘binge watch’ era?

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In today’s Big Story podcast, when Disney+ launched its newest Marvel show, Loki, this week, it came with a marketing campaign: “Wednesdays (when new episodes of Loki will be released) are the new Fridays (when Disney previously released new episodes of Marvel and Star Wars shows).” The campaign means that Disney is choosing not only […]

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Jun 11, 2021, 9:09 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Thursday, June 10, 2021

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The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. ET on Thursday, June 10, 2021. There are 1,396,798 confirmed cases in Canada. Canada: 1,396,798 confirmed cases (20,377 active, 1,350,578 resolved, 25,843 deaths).*The total case count includes 13 confirmed cases among repatriated travellers. There were 1,388 new cases Wednesday. The rate of […]

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Thursday, June 10, 2021

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Jun 10, 2021, 9:09 AM

Canada’s opinions of U.S. markedly higher with Biden in White House, poll suggests

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WASHINGTON — Canadians have a far more positive view of the United States and its place in the world now that Joe Biden is president, a new poll suggests — the polar opposite of how they felt at the end of Donald Trump’s tenure in the White House. The global Pew Research Center study released […]

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Jun 10, 2021, 9:09 AM

No winning ticket for Tuesday’s $70 million Lotto Max jackpot

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TORONTO — The $70 million Lotto Max jackpot is still unclaimed, with no winner in Tuesday night’s draw. However, 28 of the 50 Maxmillion prizes of $1 million were won. The majority were sold in Ontario, with 14 winning tickets. Another six were sold in the Prairies, five in Quebec, two in British Columbia and […]

No winning ticket for Tuesday’s $70 million Lotto Max jackpot

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Jun 9, 2021, 9:09 AM

Why hiring Canadians with disabilities is a competitive advantage

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In today’s Big Story podcast, lots of people, when applying for jobs, hope the people doing the hiring can see them as people, instead of as assets that can deliver value for the company. For job seekers with disabilities or neurodivergence, it’s just the opposite—they wish that employers could see the real value they’ll bring […]

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Jun 9, 2021, 9:09 AM

A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Tuesday, June 8, 2021

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The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. ET on Tuesday June 8, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 403,966 new vaccinations administered for a total of 26,490,531 doses given. Nationwide, 2,994,639 people or 7.9 per cent of the population has been fully vaccinated. The provinces have administered doses at […]

A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Tuesday, June 8, 2021

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Jun 8, 2021, 9:09 AM

Canada announces two new permanent residency pathways for Hong Kong residents

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Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino says Canada is offering two new paths to permanent residency for Hong Kong residents who work and/or are recent graduates already living in the country. The federal government says it is “deeply concerned” about China’s imposition of the national security law and the “deteriorating” human rights situation in Hong Kong, adding […]

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Jun 8, 2021, 9:09 AM

Beheaded statue of Egerton Ryerson, toppled Sunday in Toronto, won’t be replaced

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TORONTO — The president of Ryerson University in Toronto says a statue of the university’s namesake has been pulled down by protesters and will not be replaced. A statement from university president Mohamed Lachemi says the statue was felled by demonstrators about an hour after the conclusion of a demonstration protesting the university’s continued use […]

Beheaded statue of Egerton Ryerson, toppled Sunday in Toronto, won’t be replaced

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Jun 7, 2021, 9:09 AM

Downie Wenjack Fund launches 215 Pledge to honour lost children of residential schools

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The Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack Fund is launching a new initiative called the 215 Pledge, to honour the lost children of residential schools. With June being National Indigenous History Month and the recent discovery of the remains of 215 children buried at a Kamloops, B.C. residential school, the pledge is calling for Indigenous Peoples […]

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Jun 4, 2021, 9:09 AM

Rogers rebrands 680 NEWS, other Canadian radio stations as CityNews

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Rogers Sports & Media announced Friday that its news radio stations – including Toronto’s 680 NEWS – will be rebranded under CityNews to “become a powerhouse local news offering in each market.” The communications and media company says the change is strictly in brand identity only, as loyal listeners will continue to receive the same […]

Rogers rebrands 680 NEWS, other Canadian radio stations as CityNews

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Jun 4, 2021, 9:09 AM

A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Thursday, June 3, 2021

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The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. ET on Thursday, June 3, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 344,941 new vaccinations administered for a total of 24,514,134 doses given. Nationwide, 2,263,622 people or 6.0 per cent of the population has been fully vaccinated. The provinces have administered doses at […]

A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Thursday, June 3, 2021

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Jun 3, 2021, 10:10 AM

The pandemic’s ending here. And almost nowhere else.

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In today’s Big Story podcast, less than one percent of the 1.8-billion Covid-19 vaccines used so far have gone to low-income countries. And in those countries new variants are emerging that could impact our vaccine efficacy. Canadians spent the first four months complaining about our slow rollout, but we’re soon to be second in the […]

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Jun 3, 2021, 10:10 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Wednesday, June 2, 2021

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The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. ET on Wednesday, June 2, 2021. There are 1,383,214 confirmed cases in Canada. Canada: 1,383,214 confirmed cases (31,164 active, 1,326,484 resolved, 25,566 deaths).*The total case count includes 13 confirmed cases among repatriated travellers. There were 1,641 new cases Tuesday. The rate of […]

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Wednesday, June 2, 2021

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Jun 2, 2021, 9:09 AM

Canada doubles dollars to COVAX, but no sign of donating doses yet

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OTTAWA — International Development Minister Karina Gould says Canada is doubling its dollar commitment to the global vaccine-sharing alliance known as COVAX, but isn’t yet committing to a specific donation of excess vaccine doses. Gould is among leaders and ministers attending a virtual COVAX summit hosted by Japan today where at least a dozen countries […]

Canada doubles dollars to COVAX, but no sign of donating doses yet

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Jun 2, 2021, 9:09 AM

NACI to update guidelines on mixing and matching COVID-19 vaccines

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OTTAWA – Canada’s vaccine panel is set to change its recommendation on mixing different kinds of COVID-19 vaccines. It’s expected that the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) will give the go-ahead for people to take different vaccines for their first and second doses. So far, data has been murky on whether it was okay […]

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Jun 1, 2021, 9:09 AM

Canada’s economy grew at 5.6% annual rate in first quarter of year

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Statistics Canada says the economy grew at an annual rate of 5.6 per cent in the first quarter of the year. The figure for the first three months of the year is better than the contraction first forecast months ago, but still represents a slowdown from the 9.6 per cent annualized growth seen over the […]

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Jun 1, 2021, 9:09 AM

Canada to receive 2.9M vaccine doses this week as Pfizer-BioNTech increase deliveries

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OTTAWA — Canada is set to receive 2.9 million COVID-19 vaccine doses this week thanks in large part to an increase in planned deliveries from Pfizer and BioNTech. The two pharmaceutical companies had been delivering about 2 million shots per week through the month of May, but will increase that to 2.4 million doses per […]

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May 31, 2021, 9:09 AM

Why doesn’t Canadian health care include dental coverage?

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In today’s Big Story podcast, it’s always been this way but … why? When it comes to everything from routine cleaning appointments and checkups to more complicated procedures like abscesses and crowns, many Canadians scramble to pay for their own dental care. Even for those lucky enough to have insurance, many employers’ plans don’t have […]

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May 31, 2021, 9:09 AM

A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Thursday, May 27, 2021

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The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 10:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, May 27, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 408,034 new vaccinations administered for a total of 22,346,755 doses given. Nationwide, 1,806,609 people or 4.8 per cent of the population has been fully vaccinated. The provinces have administered doses at […]

A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Thursday, May 27, 2021

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May 28, 2021, 9:09 AM

Liberal MP William Amos caught on camera again during virtual House of Commons

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Liberal MP William Amos has once again been caught unawares on webcam. “Last night, while attending House of Commons proceedings virtually, in a non-public setting, I urinated without realizing I was on camera,” the Quebec MP wrote in a statement posted to Twitter late Thursday night. “I am deeply embarrassed by my actions and the […]

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May 28, 2021, 9:09 AM

Why online conspiracies aren’t just an QAnon problem

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In today’s Big Story podcast, this is the story of a Jeopardy! contestant who made a white supremacist gesture on the program. Only he didn’t. But that didn’t stop thousands of people, including several dozen former Jeopardy! contestants from insisting that he had, and hunting ceaselessly for evidence to back up their assumptions. This is […]

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May 28, 2021, 9:09 AM

Who have provinces pegged to receive COVID-19 vaccines in the coming weeks?

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As COVID-19 vaccine supplies ramp up across the country, most provinces and territories have released details of who can expect to receive a shot in the coming weeks. Health Canada says up to 37 million doses of vaccine could be shipped in May and June, but only 20.3 million doses of Pfizer-BioNTech and 1.04 million […]

Who have provinces pegged to receive COVID-19 vaccines in the coming weeks?

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May 27, 2021, 9:09 AM

Is Greyhound’s exit a tragedy or an opportunity?

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In today’s Big Story podcast, after nearly a century of moving Canadians between rural towns and big cities, Greyhound Canada announced last week it would end all Canadian routes. This is a move that could be devastating for hundreds of thousands of Canadians who lack access to a car and might be stranded without access […]

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May 27, 2021, 9:09 AM

52% of Canadians feel anxious about return to ‘normal’ after COVID-19: survey

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More than half of Canadians feel somewhat anxious about going back to the way life was before it was turned upside down by the COVID-19 pandemic, a new survey shows. Leger asked the question for a study done in collaboration with the Association for Canadian Studies. Data shows 1,647 Canadians responded to a web survey […]

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May 26, 2021, 9:09 AM

A terrifying medical mystery in New Brunswick

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In today’s Big Story podcast, when people started presenting with symptoms, local doctors and scientists wondered if the mysterious neurological disorder might be Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease. But it wasn’t. It wasn’t anything else that we recognize, either. And the symptoms are a long list that run from inconvenient to painful to life-altering and deadly. We don’t […]

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May 26, 2021, 9:09 AM

Year of calls to ‘defund the police’ in Canada remain largely unanswered: activist

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WINNIPEG (CityNews) — As protesters across the country took to the streets following George Floyd’s death last summer, many Canadians began wondering if funds dedicated to police departments could be better spent elsewhere. Calls to reallocate or completely withdraw funding from police forces gained impetus in the months following Floyd’s death — a movement that […]

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May 25, 2021, 10:10 AM

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada

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The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times Eastern): — 8:45 a.m. Moderna says it will ask Canada to authorize its vaccine for kids between 12 and 17 years old after a study of its mRNA vaccine in teenagers shows it to be both safe and effective. The Massachusetts-based vaccine maker says it […]

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada

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May 25, 2021, 10:10 AM

A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Thursday, May 20, 2021

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The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 10:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, May 20, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 396,687 new vaccinations administered for a total of 19,840,991 doses given. Nationwide, 1,529,111 people or 4.0 per cent of the population has been fully vaccinated. The provinces have administered doses at […]

A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Thursday, May 20, 2021

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May 21, 2021, 9:09 AM

Canadians in Japan say the Olympics should be cancelled

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Canadian Jordan Dallaire-Gagné just wanted to be part of the largest sporting event in the world. Working or volunteering at the Tokyo Olympics was top of mind when the Montrealer moved to Japan a little over a year ago. But Dallaire-Gagné said the Games should be cancelled as parts of the world face surging waves […]

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May 21, 2021, 9:09 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Thursday, May 20, 2021

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The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. ET on Thursday, May 20, 2021. There are 1,342,388 confirmed cases in Canada. Canada: 1,342,388 confirmed cases (61,608 active, 1,255,714 resolved, 25,066 deaths).*The total case count includes 13 confirmed cases among repatriated travellers. There were 4,248 new cases Wednesday. The rate of […]

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Thursday, May 20, 2021

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May 20, 2021, 9:09 AM

Does your home have dangerous levels of Radon?

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In today’s Big Story podcast, a comprehensive Canada-wide study found that Canada has some of the highest levels of radon in homes in the world. Roughly half the homes tested failed to meet WHO standards, and even by Canada’s more lenient standards, one in five were above the threshold of what’s considered safe. The prairie […]

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May 20, 2021, 9:09 AM

Canada to study mixing-and-matching of COVID-19 vaccines

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A new Canadian study is set to begin, looking at the effects of “mixing-and-matching” COVID-19 vaccines in adults. The COVID-19 Immunity Task Force and the Vaccine Surveillance Reference Group will assess the safety and effectiveness of using two different COVID-19 vaccines for the first and second dose, as well as the effects of increasing the […]

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May 20, 2021, 9:09 AM

Who have provinces pegged to receive COVID-19 vaccines in the coming weeks?

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As COVID-19 vaccine supplies ramp up across the country, most provinces and territories have released details of who can expect to receive a shot in the coming weeks. Health Canada says up to 37 million doses of vaccine could be shipped in May and June, but only 20.3 million doses of Pfizer-BioNTech and 1.04 million […]

Who have provinces pegged to receive COVID-19 vaccines in the coming weeks?

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May 19, 2021, 9:09 AM

Up to 2,500 fans allowed at Montreal’s Bell Centre for potential Leafs-Habs Game 6

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A limited number of fans will be permitted in the Bell Centre to watch a May 29 playoff game between the Montreal Canadiens and Toronto Maple Leafs, should the series last that long. The Quebec government announced Tuesday that indoor venues will be able to start hosting up to 2,500 patrons starting May 28 and […]

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May 19, 2021, 9:09 AM

John Gomery, judge who led inquiry exposing Quebec sponsorship scandal, dead at 88

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MONTREAL — John Gomery, the judge who led a public inquiry that helped sink a federal government, has died at age 88. His daughter confirmed his death to The Canadian Press today. Gomery was a Quebec Superior Court justice when he was named to head an inquiry into the federal sponsorship scandal in 2004. The […]

John Gomery, judge who led inquiry exposing Quebec sponsorship scandal, dead at 88

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May 19, 2021, 9:09 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Tuesday, May 18, 2021

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The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. ET on Tuesday May 18, 2021. There are 1,334,104 confirmed cases in Canada. Canada: 1,334,104 confirmed cases (67,639 active, 1,241,482 resolved, 24,983 deaths).*The total case count includes 13 confirmed cases among repatriated travellers. There were 4,586 new cases Monday. The rate of […]

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Tuesday, May 18, 2021

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May 18, 2021, 9:09 AM

What happened to the wage subsidies the government gave to businesses?

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In today’s Big Story podcast, thousands of small businesses used the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy to keep afloat and avoid laying off their staff. But they weren’t the only type of business to qualify for and receive the CEWS. Among some of the companies that took government money are companies that bounced back after a […]

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May 18, 2021, 9:09 AM

A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on May 16, 2021

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The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 10:30 p.m. ET on Sunday May 16, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 317,066 new vaccinations administered for a total of 18,415,536 doses given. Nationwide, 1,410,762 people or 3.7 per cent of the population has been fully vaccinated. The provinces have administered doses at […]

A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on May 16, 2021

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May 17, 2021, 9:09 AM

Canada to get 4.5M vaccine doses as questions swirl around immunization effort

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Canada is set to receive a large infusion of COVID-19 vaccines this week, even as questions swirl around how the immunization drive will be affected by the sudden departure of the man tasked with overseeing it. The federal government says it expects around 4.5 million doses to arrive this week thanks to planned deliveries from […]

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May 17, 2021, 9:09 AM

A Mountie has been on paid leave for 16 years but he’s not alone

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In today’s Big Story podcast, it began with allegations of sexual misconduct, but it went beyond that into a bureaucratic tangle that left the alleged victim’s parents without justice, the RCMP spending hundreds of thousands to keep a constable on leave and an embarrassing look into an organization that badly needs to fix its policies. […]

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May 17, 2021, 9:09 AM

Canada should engage U.N. racism group, though chair independence a question: expert

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HALIFAX — Canada should respond to a U.N. committee examining whether it failed to protect Mi’kmaq fishers from racist violence, even though the independence of committee members can be questioned, a former human rights investigator says. John Packer, who has carried out human rights inquiries for the U.N. and is a law professor at the […]

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May 14, 2021, 9:09 AM

Your complete vaccine rollout FAQ

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In today’s Big Story podcast, when Ontario and Alberta decided they would stop giving the AstraZeneca vaccine as a first dose, part of the reasoning was an abundant supply of other vaccines. But that feels like cold comfort to Canadians who eagerly lined up because “the best shot you can get is the one in […]

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May 13, 2021, 9:09 AM

Provinces issued more COVID-19 tickets during second wave: CCLA report

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Provinces became more punitive in their approach to COVID-19 infractions during the second wave of the pandemic, says the Canadian Civil Liberties Association in a report that suggests Quebec and Manitoba were particularly forceful in handing out tickets. The association is urging the federal and provincial governments to fight the pandemic by focusing on proven […]

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May 13, 2021, 9:09 AM

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney faces call from senior caucus backbencher to resign

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EDMONTON — A senior member of Alberta Premier Jason Kenney’s United Conservative caucus is calling on him to resign, saying he no longer has confidence in Kenney’s leadership. Todd Loewen, in an open letter earlier posted earlier on his Facebook page, says he is also resigning as chair of Kenney’s United Conservative caucus in order […]

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May 13, 2021, 9:09 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Wednesday, May 12, 2021

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The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. ET on Wednesday, May 12, 2021. There are 1,299,572 confirmed cases in Canada. Canada: 1,299,572 confirmed cases (78,039 active, 1,196,819 resolved, 24,714 deaths).*The total case count includes 13 confirmed cases among repatriated travellers. There were 5,373 new cases Tuesday. The rate of […]

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Wednesday, May 12, 2021

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May 12, 2021, 9:09 AM

Why public health communications are an utter disaster

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In today’s Big Story podcast, we are in the home stretch of this pandemic, even if you wouldn’t know it from anything Canadian officials tell you. Vaccines work, and hundreds of thousands of Canadians are getting theirs every day. We can look to the United Kingdom right now to see what happens when enough people […]

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May 12, 2021, 9:09 AM

A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Monday, May 10, 2021

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The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 10:30 p.m. ET on Monday May 10, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 340,118 new vaccinations administered for a total of 16,257,673 doses given. Nationwide, 1,267,117 people or 3.3 per cent of the population has been fully vaccinated. The provinces have administered doses at […]

A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Monday, May 10, 2021

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May 11, 2021, 9:09 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Tuesday, May 11, 2021

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The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. ET on Tuesday, May 11, 2021. There are 1,294,186 confirmed cases in Canada. Canada: 1,294,186 confirmed cases (79,826 active, 1,189,678 resolved, 24,682 deaths).*The total case count includes 13 confirmed cases among repatriated travellers. There were 6,325 new cases Monday. The rate of […]

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Tuesday, May 11, 2021

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May 11, 2021, 9:09 AM

Alberta to stop giving first doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 shot: media report

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The Globe and Mail is reporting that Alberta has stopped administering first doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in favour of other types of immunization. The newspaper quotes Kristin Klein, the co-lead of the province’s vaccine task force, as saying the province has decided to shift to mRNA vaccines for first doses. The report says […]

Alberta to stop giving first doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 shot: media report

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May 11, 2021, 9:09 AM

A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on May 9, 2021

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The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 10:30 p.m. ET on Sunday May 9, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 265,509 new vaccinations administered for a total of 15,917,555 doses given. Nationwide, 1,248,931 people or 3.3 per cent of the population has been fully vaccinated. The provinces have administered doses at […]

A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on May 9, 2021

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May 10, 2021, 9:09 AM

How will babies born during the pandemic meet the world?

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In today’s Big Story podcast, there are tens of thousands of infant Canadians who have never been held by anyone but their moms and dads; who have never played with another real live child or spent a second in daycare or with a babysitter. Sometime soon, when restrictions are lifted, all that will change. What […]

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May 10, 2021, 9:09 AM

Forest vs. Highway: The eternal Canadian battle

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In today’s Big Story podcast, the forest in question this time is a piece of land known as the Greenbelt. The highway, if it’s built, would be known as Hwy. 413. If you think this is just a story about Toronto—you’re wrong. The fight over Hwy. 413 has arrived at the federal government’s level. And […]

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May 7, 2021, 9:09 AM

Trust in vaccines growing in Canada, but some get more love than others

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OTTAWA — A new survey from Proof Strategies suggests it’s not only Canada’s national vaccine advisers who have a “preferred” vaccine. The survey of 1,500 people taken during the first three days of May suggests the two mRNA vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna are way out in front in the eyes of Canadians. More than […]

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May 7, 2021, 9:09 AM

Air Canada reports $1.3B loss in Q1 compared with $1B loss a year ago

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Air Canada reported a loss of $1.3 billion in its first quarter compared with a loss of $1 billion in the same quarter last year as the pandemic continued to limit travel. The airline says the loss amounted to $3.90 per diluted share for the quarter that ended March 31 compared with a loss of […]

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May 7, 2021, 9:09 AM

Canada may find it challenging to reach herd immunity from COVID-19, experts say

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Herd immunity may not be reached in Canada but a return to life similar to that before COVID-19 is possible through immunization, experts say. Such immunity is achieved when enough people are immune to a virus, either through vaccinations or natural infections or a combination of both. Prof. Paul Tupper of Simon Fraser University’s mathematics […]

Canada may find it challenging to reach herd immunity from COVID-19, experts say

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May 6, 2021, 9:09 AM

How the Liberals screwed up Bill C-10. And how they can fix it.

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In today’s Big Story podcast, you know something’s gone wrong when the government is promising to amend their changes to the broadcasting act to make sure it doesn’t apply to, say, your personal Twitter feed. But that’s what the federal government had to do this week after public outcry surrounding Bill C-10. That is just […]

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May 6, 2021, 9:09 AM

Delays in COVID tests resulting in longer stays at quarantine hotels

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Some travellers who recently arrived in Canada can expect delays in receiving their COVID-19 test results, requiring them to pay for extra nights at a government mandated quarantine hotel. “I have already spent the three nights in a hotel and fourth night booking is not in my budget,” Tahir told CityNews. “We do not want […]

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May 6, 2021, 9:09 AM

A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Wednesday, May 5, 2021

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The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. ET on Wednesday, May 5, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 232,744 new vaccinations administered for a total of 14,284,234 doses given. Nationwide, 1,156,128 people or 3.1 per cent of the population has been fully vaccinated. The provinces have administered doses at […]

A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Wednesday, May 5, 2021

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May 5, 2021, 9:09 AM

Alberta’s Kenney to field questions on new COVID rules, looming hospital crisis

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EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney and key members of his United Conservative cabinet are to provide more details and answer questions this morning on new COVID-19 health restrictions. Kenney introduced tougher rules last night but didn’t take questions from reporters. The changes include closing schools to in-person learning on Friday and ordering barbershops, hair […]

Alberta’s Kenney to field questions on new COVID rules, looming hospital crisis

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May 5, 2021, 9:09 AM

How are you? I am fine: What we lose without small talk

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In today’s Big Story podcast, how many strangers have you chatted with recently? Probably not a lot. And while your immediate reaction to that might be, “Great, I hate talking to strangers about nothing”—the research doesn’t back you up. Casual small talk plays a larger role in our well-being than we assume it does, and […]

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May 5, 2021, 9:09 AM

Who have provinces pegged to receive COVID-19 vaccines in the coming weeks?

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As COVID-19 vaccine supplies ramp up across the country, most provinces and territories have released details of who can expect to receive a shot in the coming weeks. The military commander handling logistics for Canada’s vaccine distribution program says there will be enough vaccine delivered to give a first dose before Canada Day to every […]

Who have provinces pegged to receive COVID-19 vaccines in the coming weeks?

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May 4, 2021, 9:09 AM

A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Tuesday, May 4, 2021

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The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. ET on Tuesday May 4, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 226,014 new vaccinations administered for a total of 14,051,490 doses given. Nationwide, 1,136,877 people or 3.0 per cent of the population has been fully vaccinated. The provinces have administered doses at […]

A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Tuesday, May 4, 2021

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May 4, 2021, 9:09 AM

Did this pandemic teach us how to tackle the climate crisis?

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In today’s Big Story podcast, a year ago we never would have imagined that humanity could collectively change its work habits so quickly, or that governments could unveil ambitious national programs so quickly. We all saw a silver lining last Spring when the global shutdown brought with it clearer waters and skies and a record […]

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May 4, 2021, 9:09 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Monday, May 3, 2021

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The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. ET on Monday May 3, 2021. There are 1,234,180 confirmed cases in Canada. Canada: 1,234,180 confirmed cases (83,744 active, 1,126,136 resolved, 24,300 deaths).*The total case count includes 13 confirmed cases among repatriated travellers. There were 7,147 new cases Sunday. The rate of […]

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Monday, May 3, 2021

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May 3, 2021, 9:09 AM

Shared smoking breaks, broken rules: What led to Nunavut’s first COVID-19 cases?

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Broken isolation rules, shared cigarettes and fear of extended isolation periods are some of the findings in a report that sheds light on how Nunavut’s first cases of COVID-19 suddenly appeared last November. For eight months, while outbreaks erupted across the country, Nunavut remained free of infection, with the exception of some cases among mine […]

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May 3, 2021, 9:09 AM

‘He loved Nova Scotia.’ Former premier Donald Cameron dead at 74

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HALIFAX — The leader of Nova Scotia’s Progressive Conservative party has issued a statement saying Donald Cameron, the province’s 22nd premier, has died. Tory Leader Tim Houston described Cameron as a mentor with incredible integrity. Cameron, who was 74, served as premier from February 1991 to May 1993. Houston says Cameron’s government introduced pioneering human […]

‘He loved Nova Scotia.’ Former premier Donald Cameron dead at 74

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May 3, 2021, 9:09 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Friday, April 30, 2021

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The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. ET on Friday, April 30, 2021. There are 1,211,083 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Canada: 1,211,083 confirmed cases (83,452 active, 1,103,462 resolved, 24,169 deaths).*The total case count includes 13 confirmed cases among repatriated travellers. There were 8,348 new cases Thursday. The rate […]

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Friday, April 30, 2021

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Apr 30, 2021, 9:09 AM

Who have provinces pegged to receive COVID-19 vaccines in the coming weeks?

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As COVID-19 vaccine supplies ramp up across the country, most provinces and territories have released details of who can expect to receive a shot in the coming weeks. The military commander handling logistics for Canada’s vaccine distribution program says there will be enough vaccine delivered to give a first dose before Canada Day to every […]

Who have provinces pegged to receive COVID-19 vaccines in the coming weeks?

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Apr 30, 2021, 9:09 AM

Early estimate from Statistics Canada shows economic growth slowed in Q1

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Statistics Canada estimates the economy grew at an annualized rate of 6.5 per cent in the first quarter of the year. The preliminary estimate for the first three months of the year compares with growth at an annualized rate of 9.6 per cent over the last three months of 2020. Statistics Canada says the economy […]

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Apr 30, 2021, 9:09 AM

Who have provinces pegged to receive COVID-19 vaccines in the coming weeks?

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As COVID-19 vaccine supplies ramp up across the country, most provinces and territories have released details of who can expect to receive a shot in the coming weeks. The military commander handling logistics for Canada’s vaccine distribution program says there will be enough vaccine delivered to give a first dose before Canada Day to every […]

Who have provinces pegged to receive COVID-19 vaccines in the coming weeks?

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Apr 29, 2021, 9:09 AM

How B.C. dodged COVID-19’s first wave, but got swamped by its third

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In today’s Big Story podcast, a year ago, as the pandemic’s first wave began to recede, British Columbia was held up as a shining example of a large Canadian province that managed to beat back COVID-19. Its top doctor, Bonnie Henry, was a hero and even something of a celebrity. A year later, all that […]

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Apr 29, 2021, 9:09 AM

Transat AT reaches $700M aid deal with federal government

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Travel company Transat AT Inc. says it has reached a deal with Ottawa to borrow up to $700 million. The money will come through the federal government’s Large Employer Emergency Financing Facility, the same program used to help Air Canada. “The agreement reached with the government of Canada provides us with an additional $700 million […]

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Apr 29, 2021, 9:09 AM

A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Wednesday, April 28, 2021

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The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 4 a.m. ET on Wednesday, April 28, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 256,320 new vaccinations administered for a total of 12,564,105 doses given. Nationwide, 1,046,015 people or 2.8 per cent of the population has been fully vaccinated. The provinces have administered doses at […]

A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Wednesday, April 28, 2021

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Apr 28, 2021, 9:09 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Wednesday, April 28, 2021

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The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. ET on Wednesday, April 28, 2021. There are 1,194,989 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Canada: 1,194,989 confirmed cases (84,313 active, 1,086,611 resolved, 24,065 deaths).*The total case count includes 13 confirmed cases among repatriated travellers. There were 7,072 new cases Tuesday. The rate […]

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Wednesday, April 28, 2021

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Apr 28, 2021, 9:09 AM

For South Asian-Canadians, two pandemics at once

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In today’s Big Story podcast, in neighbourhoods like Peel in Ontario, South Asian-Canadians are being impacted by COVID-19 at a much greater number than their share of the population. At the same time, many have friends and family in India, which is facing perhaps the worst outbreak of the entire global pandemic. As South Asian-Canadians […]

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Apr 28, 2021, 9:09 AM

Who have provinces pegged to receive COVID-19 vaccines in the coming weeks?

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As COVID-19 vaccine supplies ramp up across the country, most provinces and territories have released details of who can expect to receive a shot in the coming weeks. The military commander handling logistics for Canada’s vaccine distribution program says there will be enough vaccine delivered to give a first dose before Canada Day to every […]

Who have provinces pegged to receive COVID-19 vaccines in the coming weeks?

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Apr 27, 2021, 10:10 AM

Ontario asks federal government for enhanced measures for interprovincial travellers

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TORONTO — The Ontario government is asking Ottawa for enhanced measures for interprovincial travellers as the province grapples with skyrocketing hospitalizations and cases of COVID-19 variants. In a letter Monday to the federal ministers of health and public safety, Ontario says it has already closed its boundaries with Quebec and Manitoba to non-essential travel, but […]

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Apr 27, 2021, 10:10 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Monday, Apr. 26, 2021

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The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. ET on Monday April 26, 2021. There are 1,178,986 confirmed cases in Canada. Canada: 1,178,986 confirmed cases (86,229 active, 1,068,792 resolved, 23,965 deaths).*The total case count includes 13 confirmed cases among repatriated travellers. There were 6,982 new cases Sunday. The rate of […]

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Monday, Apr. 26, 2021

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Apr 26, 2021, 9:09 AM

Who have provinces pegged to receive COVID-19 vaccines in the coming weeks?

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As COVID-19 vaccine supplies ramp up across the country, most provinces and territories have released details of who can expect to receive a shot in the coming weeks. The military commander handling logistics for Canada’s vaccine distribution program says there will be enough vaccine delivered to give a first dose before Canada Day to every […]

Who have provinces pegged to receive COVID-19 vaccines in the coming weeks?

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Apr 26, 2021, 9:09 AM

More than 1,000 dockworkers at Port of Montreal scheduled to begin strike today

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MONTREAL — More than 1,000 dockworkers at the Port of Montreal are scheduled to go on strike this morning — a move that the port authority says will mean a total shutdown of all port operations. The dockworker’s union, affiliated with the Canadian Union of Public Employees, says the Maritime Employers Association doesn’t want to […]

More than 1,000 dockworkers at Port of Montreal scheduled to begin strike today

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Apr 26, 2021, 9:09 AM

Yukon Liberals set to be sworn-in as party aims to form minority government

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WHITEHORSE — Members of the Yukon Liberals will be sworn-in today as the party aims to form a minority government. The election finished with the incumbent Liberals and the Yukon Party tied at eight seats, with the New Democrats winning three. A majority government needs 10 seats. Winning candidates from the New Democrats and Yukon […]

Yukon Liberals set to be sworn-in as party aims to form minority government

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Apr 23, 2021, 10:10 AM

Who have provinces pegged to receive COVID-19 vaccines in the coming weeks?

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As COVID-19 vaccine supplies ramp up across the country, most provinces and territories have released details of who can expect to receive a shot in the coming weeks. The military commander handling logistics for Canada’s vaccine distribution program says there will be enough vaccine delivered to give a first dose before Canada Day to every […]

Who have provinces pegged to receive COVID-19 vaccines in the coming weeks?

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Apr 23, 2021, 10:10 AM

“This isn’t yesterday’s news”: Three years after the Toronto van attack

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In today’s Big Story podcast, today we revisit the van attack of April 23, 2018. It’s been three years since a van mounted the sidewalk near Yonge and Finch in Toronto’s north end, killing 10 and injuring 16. All it took was 7 minutes to terrorize a community and traumatize a city. Now we reflect […]

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Apr 23, 2021, 10:10 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Thursday, April 22, 2021

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The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. ET on Thursday, April 22, 2021. There are 1,147,463 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Canada: 1,147,463 confirmed cases (89,167 active, 1,034,533 resolved, 23,763 deaths).*The total case count includes 13 confirmed cases among repatriated travellers. There were 8,421 new cases Wednesday. The rate […]

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Thursday, April 22, 2021

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Apr 22, 2021, 9:09 AM

Trudeau pledges to cut emissions 40-45% by 2030

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is pledging that Canada will slash its greenhouse gas emissions by 40 to 45 per cent within the next decade. The cut applies to 2005 emission levels. The new target is higher than the 36 per cent reduction in emissions the Liberal government says it can achieve under existing measures by […]

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Apr 22, 2021, 9:09 AM

Who have provinces pegged to receive COVID-19 vaccines in the coming weeks?

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As COVID-19 vaccine supplies ramp up across the country, most provinces and territories have released details of who can expect to receive a shot in the coming weeks. The military commander handling logistics for Canada’s vaccine distribution program says there will be enough vaccine delivered to give a first dose before Canada Day to every […]

Who have provinces pegged to receive COVID-19 vaccines in the coming weeks?

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Apr 22, 2021, 9:09 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Wednesday, April 21, 2021

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The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. ET on Wednesday, April 21, 2021. There are 1,139,043 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Canada: 1,139,043 confirmed cases (87,872 active, 1,027,458 resolved, 23,713 deaths).*The total case count includes 13 confirmed cases among repatriated travellers. There were 7,276 new cases Tuesday. The rate […]

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Wednesday, April 21, 2021

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Apr 21, 2021, 9:09 AM

How our minds make lasting memories out of a pandemic haze

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In today’s Big Story podcast, Picture the moment Covid-19 became real to you—when you left to work from home, or sports shut down, or someone you know got sick. How accurate is that memory? Now, what do you remember about the days, weeks and months that came afterward? When you tell these stories to your […]

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Apr 21, 2021, 9:09 AM

Annual pace of inflation leaps higher in March to 2.2%

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Statistics Canada says the annual pace of inflation jumped higher in March due in large part to a plunge in prices a year ago at the start of the pandemic. The agency says the consumer price index in March was up 2.2 per cent compared with a year ago. The increase compared with a 1.1 […]

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Apr 21, 2021, 9:09 AM

A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Tuesday, April 20, 2021

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The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 4 a.m. ET on Monday April 20, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 269,775 new vaccinations administered for a total of 10,243,418 doses given. Nationwide, 932,807 people or 2.5 per cent of the population has been fully vaccinated. The provinces have administered doses at […]

A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Tuesday, April 20, 2021

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Apr 20, 2021, 10:10 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Tuesday, April 20, 2021

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The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. ET on Tuesday, April 20, 2021. There are 1,131,773 confirmed cases in Canada. Canada: 1,131,773 confirmed cases (88,327 active, 1,019,779 resolved, 23,667 deaths).*The total case count includes 13 confirmed cases among repatriated travellers. There were 8,317 new cases Monday. The rate of […]

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Tuesday, April 20, 2021

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Apr 20, 2021, 9:09 AM

Canada’s Vaccine Hunters have tips to help you book your shot

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In today’s Big Story podcast, in one week, the @VaxHuntersCan Twitter account has grown from a few thousand followers to more than 85,000. By the time you read this it may be close to 100,000. And that’s because the account has one simple mission: find available Covid-19 vaccination appointments in clinics, hospitals and pharmacies across […]

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Apr 20, 2021, 9:09 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Monday, Apr. 19, 2021

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The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. ET on Monday April 19, 2021. There are 1,121,498 confirmed cases in Canada. Canada: 1,121,498 confirmed cases (87,925 active, 1,009,950 resolved, 23,623 deaths).*The total case count includes 13 confirmed cases among repatriated travellers. There were 7,593 new cases Sunday. The rate of […]

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Monday, Apr. 19, 2021

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Apr 19, 2021, 9:09 AM

We may have just realized how little we understand about our universe

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In today’s Big Story podcast, in the middle of a world gripped by plague, a major scientific discovery passed nearly unnoticed. If it’s verified, it means one of the most important models we use to understand particle physics is incomplete. And that would open a doorway to a world of things we can’t explain yet. […]

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Apr 19, 2021, 9:09 AM

Rogers reports cellphone outage across Canada

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Rogers is dealing with intermittent service outages, largely affecting cell phone service. Customers across the country began reporting issues on social media Monday morning. Some say they are experiencing complete service failure and cannot make or receive calls, while other say they can make calls but not use data. Rogers said the outage is also […]

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Apr 19, 2021, 9:09 AM

A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Thursday, April 15, 2021

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The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 10:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, April 15, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 308,845 new vaccinations administered for a total of 9,205,307 doses given. Nationwide, 854,586 people or 2.3 per cent of the population has been fully vaccinated. The provinces have administered doses at […]

A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Thursday, April 15, 2021

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Apr 16, 2021, 9:09 AM

Prince Philip remembered as calm presence during Queen’s visits to the North

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There’s a road in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut, that stretches all the way around Williamson Lake, a small body of water in the centre of town. But, unlike a lot of the roads in the community then, this one was smoothed over with fresh asphalt in 1994. It’s still paved today. Most people in town know […]

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Apr 16, 2021, 9:09 AM

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada

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The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times Eastern): — 9:30 a.m The Canadian Medical Association is calling for “extraordinary” measures to address the COVID-19 crisis unfolding in several provinces. The CMA says it wants the federal government to consider re-prioritizing its vaccine distribution strategy to focus on urgent areas instead of distributing […]

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada

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Apr 16, 2021, 9:09 AM

A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Thursday, April 15, 2021

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The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 4 a.m. ET on Thursday, April 15, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 298,192 new vaccinations administered for a total of 8,896,462 doses given. Nationwide, 840,602 people or 2.2 per cent of the population has been fully vaccinated. The provinces have administered doses at […]

A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Thursday, April 15, 2021

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Apr 15, 2021, 9:09 AM

Is in-person worship an essential service?

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In today’s Big Story podcast, last weekend, protesters clashed with police over the closing of GraceLife Church in Alberta. It’s not the first time that houses of worship have been a flashpoint for anti-lockdown action. Why has religion, and in particular evangelical and fundamentalist Christianity been so opposed to restrictions on in-person gatherings, even in […]

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Apr 15, 2021, 9:09 AM

A look at the lives lost in the April 2020 Nova Scotia mass shooting

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HALIFAX — The victims in one of Canada’s worst mass killings included an RCMP officer, a teacher, health-care workers, retirees, neighbours of the shooter and two correctional officers killed in their home. Here is a look at the 22 lives lost on April 18-19, 2020: Elizabeth Joanne Thomas and John Zahl Thomas and Zahl died […]

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Apr 15, 2021, 9:09 AM

A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Wednesday, April 14, 2021

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The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 4 a.m. ET on Wednesday, April 14, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 269,702 new vaccinations administered for a total of 8,598,270 doses given. Nationwide, 829,067 people or 2.2 per cent of the population has been fully vaccinated. The provinces have administered doses at […]

A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Wednesday, April 14, 2021

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Apr 14, 2021, 8:08 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Wednesday, April 14, 2021

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The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. ET on Wednesday, April 14, 2021. There are 1,078,562 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Canada: 1,078,562 confirmed cases (78,293 active, 976,877 resolved, 23,392 deaths).*The total case count includes 13 confirmed cases among repatriated travellers. There were 7,548 new cases Tuesday. The rate […]

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Wednesday, April 14, 2021

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Apr 14, 2021, 8:08 AM

Canada had a blueprint for an amazing health data system. We never built it.

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n today’s Big Story podcast, in the late 1990s, it became clear that Canada’s health data systems would need to go digital. A thorough report was presented, the first of many to come, laying out what needed to happen for Canada to lead the world in digital health data. A national data system would track […]

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Apr 14, 2021, 8:08 AM

How J&J and AstraZeneca differ from the mRNA vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna

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Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose COVID-19 vaccine has hit a stumbling block in the United States as regulators begin investigating reports of blood clots, weeks before the first shipment of the jabs are expected to arrive in Canada. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday they were […]

How J&J and AstraZeneca differ from the mRNA vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna

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Apr 13, 2021, 10:10 AM

RCMP under scrutiny one year after mass killing that left 22 dead in Nova Scotia

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HALIFAX — In the 12 months since a man disguised as a Mountie murdered 22 people in rural Nova Scotia, the RCMP’s handling of the horrific case has come under intense scrutiny. Through the intermittent disclosure of heavily redacted files, the RCMP and the Crown have gradually divulged a narrative that raises questions about why […]

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Apr 13, 2021, 10:10 AM

Canada to get 1M COVID-19 vaccine doses from Pfizer this week, Moderna playing catch-up

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The federal government is expecting Moderna to make good on a previously promised batch of 855,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses that were expected last week, but have yet to arrive. Those delayed doses along with a little more than one million shots of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine represent the extent of Canada’s expected vaccine deliveries this week, […]

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Apr 12, 2021, 9:09 AM

Montreal businesses clean up after anti-curfew protest turns violent

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MONTREAL — Business owners in Old Montreal will be assessing the damage this morning after an anti-curfew protest turned violent. Hundreds gathered in defiance of an 8 p.m. curfew that took effect in Montreal and Laval on Sunday night. A mostly young crowd danced to music from loudspeakers while lighting fireworks and chanting, “freedom for […]

Montreal businesses clean up after anti-curfew protest turns violent

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Apr 12, 2021, 9:09 AM

They were switched as babies, and found out decades later. And they aren’t alone.

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In today’s Big Story podcast, have you ever been mistaken for somebody else by a stranger? They call you by another name and you say “Sorry, that’s not me.” And they say something like, “Oh, I’m sorry, you look just like them.” Sometimes, they might add with a smile, “Are you sure you’re not related?” […]

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Apr 9, 2021, 9:09 AM

Canadians react to Prince Philip’s death, announced Friday

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Prince Philip has died at age 99. Buckingham Palace said the Duke of Edinburgh passed away at home. Here’s what Canadian public figures are saying about the Queen’s husband: “Prince Philip was a man of great purpose and conviction, who was motivated by a sense of duty to others. He will be fondly remembered as […]

Canadians react to Prince Philip’s death, announced Friday

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Apr 9, 2021, 9:09 AM

Who have provinces pegged to receive COVID-19 vaccines in the coming weeks?

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As COVID-19 vaccine supplies ramp up across the country, most provinces and territories have released details of who can expect to receive a shot in the coming weeks. The military commander handling logistics for Canada’s vaccine distribution program says there will be enough vaccine delivered to give a first dose before Canada Day to every […]

Who have provinces pegged to receive COVID-19 vaccines in the coming weeks?

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Apr 8, 2021, 9:09 AM

A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Thursday, April 8, 2021

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The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 4 a.m. ET on Thursday, April 8, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 231,009 new vaccinations administered for a total of 6,991,804 doses given. Nationwide, 746,702 people or 2.0 per cent of the population has been fully vaccinated. The provinces have administered doses at […]

A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Thursday, April 8, 2021

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Apr 8, 2021, 9:09 AM

Quebec is key to election success, but for NDP the locks are rusty

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OTTAWA — For NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, the path to a stronger presence in Parliament runs through Quebec — but the trail is littered with obstacles. New Democrats, whose members gather virtually for a policy convention this weekend, are targeting younger voters with renewed pitches on student debt relief, more affordable housing and a cap […]

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Apr 8, 2021, 9:09 AM

With new supply, Ontario should change its vaccination plan, experts say

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Ontario has done a decent job administering COVID-19 vaccines thus far given its limited supply of doses, but as variants continue to send more younger people to hospital, the province needs to switch up its strategy, infectious disease experts suggest. The province has begun its Phase 2 of the vaccination plan, which targets people aged […]

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Apr 7, 2021, 9:09 AM

The Line 5 pipeline: A disaster waiting to happen, or necessary to avoid an energy crisis?

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In today’s Big Story podcast, you’ve probably never heard of Line 5. It’s an offshoot of Enbridge’s main pipeline and it moves more than a half-million barrels of crude oil and natural gas from Alberta, through the United States and back across the border to Sarnia, Ont. Unless the state of Michigan gets its way […]

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Apr 7, 2021, 9:09 AM

Toronto home sales up 97% in March, prices up as demand outstrips new listings

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Home prices in the Toronto area continued to climb in March while sales were almost double that of the same month a year earlier, when the rapid spread of COVID-19 led to widespread economic shutdowns, the Toronto Regional Real Estate Board reported Tuesday. Sales in the area reached a record 15,652 last month, up 97 […]

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Apr 6, 2021, 9:09 AM

Humboldt Broncos team to be honoured on 3rd anniversary of fatal bus crash

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A virtual tribute is planned for Tuesday to mark the third anniversary of the Humboldt Broncos bus crash. Sixteen people died and 13 were injured when a semi-trailer ran a stop sign and into the path of the junior hockey team’s bus near Tisdale, Sask., on April 6, 2018. The service from St. Augustine Catholic […]

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Apr 6, 2021, 9:09 AM

Is the third wave really ‘a new pandemic’? A COVID-19 variant FAQ

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In today’s Big Story podcast, we all want this pandemic to be over. But it’s not. And vaccines alone won’t stop the third wave of COVID-19 that’s now rolling over much of Canada. The third wave is driven by variants, and you’ve probably heard them mentioned many times. But what are they? How are they […]

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Apr 6, 2021, 9:09 AM

A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Apr. 5, 2021

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The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. ET on Monday April 5, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 44,982 new vaccinations administered for a total of 6,233,533 doses given. Nationwide, 719,100 people or 1.9 per cent of the population has been fully vaccinated. The provinces have administered doses at […]

A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Apr. 5, 2021

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Apr 5, 2021, 9:09 AM

Almost 2.2M more vaccine doses coming this week as COVID-19 cases spike

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More than two million doses of vaccines are set to arrive in Canada this week as the country scrambles to contain the wildfire spread of more contagious variants of the COVID-19 virus. That includes the first batch of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines  — 316,800 doses —to be sent to Canada from the global vaccine-sharing initiative known as […]

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Apr 5, 2021, 9:09 AM

How capitalism profits from an epidemic of loneliness

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In today’s Big Story podcast, most of us have been isolated for more than a year. Many of us, though, have been isolated for longer than that, and will feel it even more sharply when those of us who do have lots of friends and family can resume seeing them. Before there was a global […]

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Apr 5, 2021, 9:09 AM

A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Thursday, April1, 2021

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The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 4 a.m. ET on Thursday, April 1, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 218,596 new vaccinations administered for a total of 5,689,480 doses given. Nationwide, 685,974 people or 1.8 per cent of the population has been fully vaccinated. The provinces have administered doses at […]

A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Thursday, April1, 2021

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Apr 1, 2021, 9:09 AM

Canada on track to pick new fighter jet next year despite COVID-19

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OTTAWA — Canada’s top military procurement official says he is optimistic the federal government will finally end its decade-long search for a new fighter jet for the Royal Canadian Air Force next year despite challenges and delays from the pandemic. Three fighter-jet makers submitted their bids last summer to provide the military with 88 new […]

Canada on track to pick new fighter jet next year despite COVID-19

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Apr 1, 2021, 9:09 AM

How Canada-China relations became strained to the breaking point

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In today’s Big Story podcast, it ramped up with Canada’s detention of a Huawei executive, and China’s retaliatory detention of two Canadian citizens. But it didn’t begin there. And tensions are not likely to end if and when Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig, or Meng Wanzhou, are released. The truth is, the diplomatic relationship between […]

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Apr 1, 2021, 9:09 AM

Ever Given: The stuck boat that was both a crisis and a comedy

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In today’s Big Story podcast, its name is the Ever Given. It will forever be a part of the history of this odd time. And when it lodged itself horizontally in the Suez Canal last week, it launched a thousand memes—but also brought global shipping and supply chains to the brink of disaster. How could […]

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Mar 31, 2021, 9:09 AM

Quebecers to hold events ahead of Easter holiday to honour female victims of violence

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MONTREAL — Several events are taking place across Quebec ahead of the Easter holiday to honour the memories of the women who have recently died in the province from domestic assault. The association of Quebec bishops, Assemblee des eveques catholiques du Quebec, is inviting churches across the province to ring their bells today to remember […]

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Mar 31, 2021, 9:09 AM

Statistics Canada says economy grew 0.7 per cent in January

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Statistics Canada says the economy grew 0.7 per cent in January. The increase in real gross domestic product compares with a gain of 0.1 per cent in December. The growth also topped the agency’s preliminary estimate for the month of 0.5 per cent. The agency’s preliminary estimate for February shows growth of 0.5 per cent […]

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Mar 31, 2021, 9:09 AM

A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on March 30, 2021

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The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 4 a.m. ET on Tuesday March 30, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 187,207 new vaccinations administered for a total of 5,300,964 doses given. Nationwide, 672,214 people or 1.8 per cent of the population has been fully vaccinated. The provinces have administered doses at […]

A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on March 30, 2021

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Mar 30, 2021, 9:09 AM

Canada’s invisible victims of femicide

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In today’s Big Story podcast, Picture the last story you read or heard about a woman killed by a man. Where did she live? How old was she? Why did you picture it that way? With much of 2020 spent under stay-at-home orders, it’s not a surprise that Canada saw a jump in femicide. But […]

Canada’s invisible victims of femicide

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Mar 30, 2021, 9:09 AM

Canadians far more wary of AstraZeneca than other COVID-19 vaccines: Poll

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Canadians are much more wary about being injected with the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine than they are about receiving other vaccines approved for use in Canada, a new poll suggests. Just 53 per cent of respondents to the poll, conducted by Leger and the Association for Canadian Studies, said they would trust the AstraZeneca vaccine being given […]

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Mar 30, 2021, 9:09 AM

Canadians answer what they think post-COVID-19 life will look like in new survey

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REGINA — New research suggests that while Canadians feel COVID-19 will have negative consequences on mental health and the economy, they feel it will be good for online shopping and public mask-wearing once the pandemic is over. The findings are from a phone survey by the Canadian Hub for Applied and Social Research at the […]

Canadians answer what they think post-COVID-19 life will look like in new survey

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Mar 29, 2021, 9:09 AM

Canada’s border communities find togetherness in facing pandemic challenges

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The mayor of a small Alberta border town says semi-trailers rolling through the community serve as a constant reminder of the pandemic’s effect on the lives of community members. “It’s almost like somebody just erased a year,” says Jim Willett, the mayor of Coutts. The world’s longest undefended border was first shut down on March […]

Canada’s border communities find togetherness in facing pandemic challenges

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Mar 29, 2021, 9:09 AM

Canada expecting to receive 3.3M vaccine doses this week

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Canada is scheduled to receive a flood of new COVID-19 vaccine doses this week, with around 3.3 million shots due for delivery from different pharmaceutical companies over the coming days. The expected influx would mark the single-largest week of deliveries into Canada since the start of the pandemic, thanks to planned shipments from three different […]

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Mar 29, 2021, 9:09 AM

‘A big win for farmers’: Ottawa secures support for AgriStability with modified plans

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OTTAWA — The federal government has a new agreement with the provinces that gives upgrades to a program that protects farmers against large declines in income. Federal Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau hosted a meeting with provincial and territorial agriculture ministers Thursday to discuss planned changes to the AgriStability program that would increase payouts for production […]

‘A big win for farmers’: Ottawa secures support for AgriStability with modified plans

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Mar 26, 2021, 9:09 AM

Undocumented workers hesitant to get COVID-19 vaccines, fear deportation: advocates

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Undocumented workers in Canada fear that getting vaccinated could mean being arrested if someone reports them to police or immigration authorities because of their lack of proper identification, say advocates. Karen Cocq of the Toronto-based Migrant Workers Alliance for Change said undocumented and migrant workers should not be required to provide identification issued in Canada, […]

Undocumented workers hesitant to get COVID-19 vaccines, fear deportation: advocates

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Mar 26, 2021, 9:09 AM

What does the carbon tax ruling mean?

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In today’s Big Story podcast, Canada’s Supreme Court issued an historic ruling yesterday, deciding by a 6-3 margin the the federal government does indeed have the power to implement a carbon tax (or a price on pollution) in provinces that don’t set their own. The decision has implications on both sides of the fight, and […]

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Mar 26, 2021, 9:09 AM

Who have provinces pegged to receive COVID-19 vaccines in the coming weeks?

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As COVID-19 vaccine supplies ramp up across the country, most provinces and territories have released details of who can expect to receive a shot in the coming weeks. The military commander handling logistics for Canada’s vaccine distribution program says there will be enough vaccine delivered to give a first dose before Canada Day to every […]

Who have provinces pegged to receive COVID-19 vaccines in the coming weeks?

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Mar 25, 2021, 9:09 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Thursday, March 25, 2021

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The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. ET on Thursday, March 25, 2021. There are 946,370 confirmed cases in Canada. <b>_ Canada: 946,370 confirmed cases (37,100 active, 886,511 resolved, 22,759 deaths).<sup>*</sup>The total case count includes 13 confirmed cases among repatriated travellers.</b> There were 4,051 new cases Wednesday. The rate […]

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Thursday, March 25, 2021

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Mar 25, 2021, 9:09 AM

How the condo amenity wars are changing Canadian cities

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In today’s Big Story podcast, a long time ago, an amenity in a condo was limited to things like a pool, a gym or maybe a patio. Now, as units grow smaller and developers court buyers, they’ve become more and more luxurious. You want a rock-climbing wall? Access to communal BMWs? A rooftop running track […]

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Mar 25, 2021, 9:09 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Wednesday, March 24, 2021

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The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. ET on Wednesday, March 24, 2021. There are 942,320 confirmed cases in Canada. <b>_ Canada: 942,320 confirmed cases (36,310 active, 883,275 resolved, 22,735 deaths).<sup>*</sup>The total case count includes 13 confirmed cases among repatriated travellers.</b> There were 3,601 new cases Tuesday. The rate […]

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Wednesday, March 24, 2021

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Mar 24, 2021, 9:09 AM

B.C. Premier John Horgan to announce partnerships in COVID immunization plan

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VICTORIA — British Columbia Premier John Horgan and Dr. Penny Ballem, the lead on the provincial COVID-19 immunization team, are to reveal more information today on the vaccine rollout. A government release says they will be announcing new partnerships for the immunization plan. Health officials announced yesterday that another 200,000 people who have serious medical […]

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Mar 24, 2021, 9:09 AM

WestJet restoring suspended flights for Atlantic Canada, Quebec City in June

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WestJet says it is restoring flights to several regional destinations in Eastern Canada that were suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The airline says it will resume flying to Charlottetown, Fredericton, Moncton, Sydney, N.S., and Quebec City. WestJet suspended service to the five cities in November. The flights are to resume over six days beginning […]

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Mar 24, 2021, 9:09 AM

Trudeau calls University of Ottawa professor’s remarks ‘Quebec bashing’

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OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he’s had enough of “Quebec bashing” following controversial remarks from a University of Ottawa professor. At a press conference Monday, he and Quebec Premier François Legault said they were disappointed the institution’s president opted not to condemn online comments from law professor Amir Attaran, who claims the province […]

Trudeau calls University of Ottawa professor’s remarks ‘Quebec bashing’

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Mar 23, 2021, 9:09 AM

RCMP breached policy on collection of online information: audit

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An internal review says the RCMP routinely flouted its own policies when gathering information from the internet, potentially endangering investigations and prosecutions. The newly released audit report says many members across the RCMP use “open source information” in the course of investigations, intelligence gathering, research and engaging with the public. The national police force’s efforts […]

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Mar 23, 2021, 9:09 AM

Canada’s vaccine rollout is slow, and very confusing. Here are some answers.

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In today’s Big Story podcast, so, now the AstraZeneca vaccine is OK for people over age 65? What about the blood clot risk?! Why are some pharmacies taking walk-ins for people in their 60s right now, but some government portals are only booking for people 75 and up? Why is it suddenly alright to go […]

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Mar 23, 2021, 9:09 AM

Several provinces begin offering COVID-19 vaccines to more groups

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Several provinces are redoubling COVID-19 vaccination efforts today, offering shots to broader swaths of the population. Ontario has lowered the age threshold for those who can book vaccines through the government’s online system starting today, from 80 down to 75. Also starting today, certain pharmacies and family physicians in some regions will be allowed to […]

Several provinces begin offering COVID-19 vaccines to more groups

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Mar 22, 2021, 9:09 AM

A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Mar. 22, 2021

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The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. ET on Monday March 22, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 91,952 new vaccinations administered for a total of 3,954,285 doses given. Nationwide, 629,956 people or 1.7 per cent of the population has been fully vaccinated. The provinces have administered doses at […]

A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Mar. 22, 2021

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Mar 22, 2021, 9:09 AM

Covid and grief: What happens when we can’t say goodbye?

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n today’s Big Story podcast, hundreds of thousands of Canadians have lost loved ones to this pandemic. And most of them lost them without being able to say goodbye or to properly mourn them. Grief over a death is challenging at any time, but how are we coping without the two parts of the process […]

Covid and grief: What happens when we can’t say goodbye?

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Mar 22, 2021, 9:09 AM

No link between colonialism and vaccine hesitancy among Indigenous people: expert

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There is no evidence that Canada’s history of colonialism has made Indigenous people any more hesitant to get vaccinated against COVID-19 than the general population, says an Indigenous studies professor casting a critical eye on the oft-repeated theory. The federal government is among those who have suggested colonialism and systemic racism have fostered mistrust in […]

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Mar 19, 2021, 9:09 AM

How Homer Simpson became an aspirational figure

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In today’s Big Story podcast, the Simpson family’s circumstances have barely changed at all over 30 years—but the world around them has dramatically shifted. When the show debuted, Homer and his family were holding onto the bottom rung of the lower class and were portrayed that way through all sorts of financial crises. But by […]

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Mar 19, 2021, 9:09 AM

Montreal police investigate after two bodies found inside cab in city’s east end

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Montreal police are investigating after two bodies were found by a citizen inside a taxi today in the city’s east end. Const. Jean-Pierre Brabant says a passerby made the discovery at about 5:25 a.m. and called police. Police say the bodies had apparent stab wounds, but Brabant adds it’s too early to confirm the circumstances […]

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Mar 19, 2021, 9:09 AM

Report says many daycares may close due to pandemic

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A new report on the cost of child care in Canada says many daycare providers are in dire financial straits, as the pandemic exposed how overly reliant the system is on soaring parental fees. The annual report from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives finds that daycare costs continued to climb across most of the […]

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Mar 18, 2021, 9:09 AM

A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Mar. 18, 2021

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The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. ET on Thursday, March 18, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 138,091 new vaccinations administered for a total of 3,409,400 doses given. Nationwide, 610,071 people or 1.6 per cent of the population has been fully vaccinated. The provinces have administered doses at […]

A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Mar. 18, 2021

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Mar 18, 2021, 9:09 AM

Canada-U.S. border restrictions extended until April

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Non-essential travel restrictions with the United States have been extended until April 21, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Bill Blair announced on Twitter. Blair says Canada will continue to base its decisions on the best public health advice available to keep Canadians safe from COVID-19. More to come

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Mar 18, 2021, 9:09 AM

A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Wednesday, March 17, 2021

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The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 4 a.m. ET on Wednesday, March 17, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 120,004 new vaccinations administered for a total of 3,271,309 doses given. Nationwide, 604,921 people or 1.6 per cent of the population has been fully vaccinated. The provinces have administered doses at […]

A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Wednesday, March 17, 2021

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Mar 17, 2021, 10:10 AM

Annual pace of inflation edges up in February to 1.1%

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Statistics Canada says the annual pace of inflation ticked slightly higher in February, largely driven by higher gasoline prices. The consumer price index in February was up 1.1 per cent compared with a year earlier, and up from the year-over-year increase of 1.0 per cent recorded in January. Financial data firm Refinitiv had said the […]

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Mar 17, 2021, 10:10 AM

How a family doctor helped Canadians understand COVID-19

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In today’s Big Story podcast, Dr. Jennifer Kwan is just one of dozens of ordinary Canadians who decided early in the pandemic to spend their free time presenting data on the virus to the masses via easy to understand charts. These unlikely dataviz experts have been integral to the general public’s familiarity with things like […]

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Mar 17, 2021, 10:10 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Tuesday, March 16, 2021

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The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. ET on Tuesday, March 16, 2021. There are 913,047 confirmed cases in Canada. Canada: 913,047 confirmed cases (31,630 active, 858,922 resolved, 22,495 deaths). The total case count includes 13 confirmed cases among repatriated travellers. There were 2,847 new cases Monday. The rate […]

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Tuesday, March 16, 2021

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Mar 16, 2021, 9:09 AM

Over half of Canadians say monarchy is obsolete after Harry and Meghan’s interview: Poll

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A new poll suggests just over half of Canadians believe the British monarchy is a relic that Canada should abandon, following Prince Harry and Meghan’s explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey. Fifty-three per cent of respondents to an online survey by Leger and the Association for Canadian Studies say the British monarchy no longer has its […]

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Mar 16, 2021, 9:09 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Sunday, March 14, 2021

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The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 8:30 p.m. ET on Sunday March 14, 2021. There are 909,157 confirmed cases in Canada. Canada: 909,157 confirmed cases (31,674 active, 855,020 resolved, 22,463 deaths). The total case count includes 13 confirmed cases among repatriated travellers. There were 2,957 new cases Sunday. The rate […]

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Sunday, March 14, 2021

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Mar 15, 2021, 9:09 AM

How GoFundMe became everyone’s digital safety net

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In today’s Big Story podcast, while crowdfunding sites were originally intended to help with getting projects off the ground, over the past decade they’ve increasingly become a last-resort for people who have fallen through the cracks of the services government provides. It’s not just raw funds that the digital safety net provides where governments don’t—it’s […]

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Mar 15, 2021, 9:09 AM

Rogers to buy Shaw in deal valued at $26B

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Rogers Communications Inc. has signed a deal to buy Shaw Communications Inc. in a deal valued at $26 billion, including debt. Under the plan, Rogers will pay $40.50 in cash for all of Shaw’s issued and outstanding class A and class B shares. Shaw’s class B shares closed at $23.90 on the Toronto Stock Exchange […]

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Mar 15, 2021, 9:09 AM

Canada’s unemployment rate falls to lowest level since March 2020

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Statistics Canada says the economy added 259,000 jobs in February, almost wiping out losses sustained over the previous two months. The economy lost almost 213,000 jobs in January as lockdown measures erased months of gains, and marked the worst monthly declines since last April. February’s reopenings reversed that drop with gains largely in Ontario and […]

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Mar 12, 2021, 9:09 AM

A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Friday, March 12, 2021

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The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 4 a.m. ET on Friday, March 12, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 89,074 new vaccinations administered for a total of 2,719,227 doses given. Nationwide, 587,721 people or 1.6 per cent of the population has been fully vaccinated. The provinces have administered doses at […]

A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Friday, March 12, 2021

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Mar 12, 2021, 9:09 AM

Canada, U.S. mark 30th anniversary of acid rain treaty

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Tens of thousands of lakes were dying, their lifeless waters clear to the depths. Public statues were eroding, their features eaten away by acid falling from the skies. No more. Thirty years after Canada and the United States signed a treaty on reducing acid rain, the deal has become a landmark — and a guidebook […]

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Mar 12, 2021, 9:09 AM

Sid Seixeiro’s caramel squares recipe

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What you’ll need: Cup of butterscotch chips Half cup of chocolate chips Can of sweetened condensed milk Two Cups of graham cracker crumbs   Method: Mix Put in parchment paper lined baking pan 30 minutes at 350 degrees   Boom. Caramel squares. 

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Mar 12, 2021, 9:09 AM

Public safety minister grilled over quarantine hotel security after alleged assaults

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OTTAWA — Public Safety Minister Bill Blair is facing harsh questions over security under the federal quarantine program after reports of two incidents of alleged sexual assault. At a parliamentary committee hearing Wednesday, Conservative MP Shannon Stubbs grilled Blair over safeguards for hotel guests and background checks for screening officers who work at the federally […]

Public safety minister grilled over quarantine hotel security after alleged assaults

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Mar 11, 2021, 9:09 AM

How we can fix elder care in Canada

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In today’s Big Story podcast, if there’s one thing this pandemic has taught us, it’s how poorly we care for our elders in Canada. The stories of the carnage in long-term care facilities have been endless and bleak. The gaps in the system have been laid bare for all to see. That’s the bad news. […]

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Mar 11, 2021, 9:09 AM

Who have provinces pegged to receive COVID-19 vaccines in the coming weeks?

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As COVID-19 vaccine supplies ramp up across the country, most provinces and territories have released details of who can expect to receive a shot in the coming weeks. Here’s a list of their plans to date: Newfoundland and Labrador The province says it is in Phase 1 of its vaccine rollout. Health-care workers on the […]

Who have provinces pegged to receive COVID-19 vaccines in the coming weeks?

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Mar 11, 2021, 9:09 AM

A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Wednesday, March 10, 2021

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The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 4 a.m. ET on Wednesday, March 10, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 77,818 new vaccinations administered for a total of 2,543,253 doses given. Nationwide, 579,032 people or 1.5 per cent of the population has been fully vaccinated. The provinces have administered doses at […]

A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Wednesday, March 10, 2021

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Mar 10, 2021, 10:10 AM

As Texas casts off shackles of COVID-19, lessons of 2020 still loom large for many BY THE CANADIAN PRESS

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AUSTIN, Texas — True to form, Texas is going big in its effort to cast off the shackles of COVID-19. As of today, masks are no longer required in public and businesses can fully open in America’s second-most populous state. Gov. Greg Abbott says people in Texas are being vaccinated at record rates and the […]

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Mar 10, 2021, 10:10 AM

Amid a slow rollout, a Canadian vaccination success story

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In today’s Big Story podcast, in most Canadian towns and cities, public health is still trying to vaccinate people 80 and up. In Canada’s North, it’s a whole different story. In larger northern cities, 40-somethings are getting their shots. And in small, more remote places, everyone over 18 has been offered a jab. No, it’s […]

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Mar 10, 2021, 10:10 AM

N.S. mass killer showed off his ‘military’ style gun, claiming it was for movie

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HALIFAX — In the months before he killed 22 people in the Nova Scotia mass shooting, the gunman — who didn’t have a firearms licence — showed a powerful rifle to others and made up a fanciful story about its purpose, witnesses say. Newly released court documents quote a former “work-related friend” of Gabriel Wortman […]

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Mar 9, 2021, 9:09 AM

How will Canada (and the world) use immunity passports?

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In today’s Big Story podcast, once you’ve received your COVID-19 vaccine, you’ll also receive proof that you’ve got it. That’s not a new concept — we do it for children’s vaccinations all the time. The big question health organizations, governments and even businesses are currently contemplating though is what you’ll be able to do with […]

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Mar 9, 2021, 9:09 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Tuesday, March 9, 2021

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The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. ET on Tuesday, March 9, 2021. There are 890,698 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Canada: 890,698 confirmed cases (30,332 active, 838,090 resolved, 22,276 deaths).*The total case count includes 13 confirmed cases among repatriated travellers. There were 3,043 new cases Monday. The rate […]

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Tuesday, March 9, 2021

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Mar 9, 2021, 9:09 AM

A wage gap isn’t the only gender-based workplace inequality

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In today’s Big Story podcast, when we focus on gender-based inequality in the workplace, we usually talk about money. The wage gap has been a problem since women began joining the work force in large numbers. We’ve acknowledged it, companies have pledged to fix it and governments have passed laws to end it. But it […]

A wage gap isn’t the only gender-based workplace inequality

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Mar 8, 2021, 9:09 AM

A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Mar. 8, 2021

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The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. ET on Monday March 8, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 57,567 new vaccinations administered for a total of 2,387,189 doses given. Nationwide, 565,719 people or 1.5 per cent of the population has been fully vaccinated. The provinces have administered doses at […]

A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Mar. 8, 2021

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Mar 8, 2021, 9:09 AM

Who have provinces pegged to receive COVID-19 vaccines in the coming weeks?

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As COVID-19 vaccine supplies ramp up across the country, most provinces and territories have released details of who can expect to receive a shot in the coming weeks. Here’s a list of their plans to date: Newfoundland and Labrador The province says it is in Phase 1 of its vaccine rollout. Health-care workers on the […]

Who have provinces pegged to receive COVID-19 vaccines in the coming weeks?

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Mar 5, 2021, 9:09 AM

Poll finds Trudeau, Ontario have done ‘bad job’ with vaccine rollout

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A majority of Canadians believe the Trudeau Liberals have done a bad job when it comes to vaccine distribution while an almost equal number of Ontarians find fault with Doug Ford’s vaccine rollout plan. A Maru Public Opinion poll finds 57 per cent think the federal government is not doing a good job in delivering […]

Poll finds Trudeau, Ontario have done ‘bad job’ with vaccine rollout

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Mar 5, 2021, 9:09 AM

Majority of Canadians say domestic terrorism greatest threat in Canada: poll

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Seven in 10 Canadians believe domestic terrorism is a greater threat to national security than any other threat from outside the country. A Maru Public Opinion poll conducted for the Conference of Defence Associations finds 70 per cent of Canadians believe the threat of extremist ideologies and terrorist action within Canada is a “greater security […]

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Mar 5, 2021, 9:09 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Thursday, March 4, 2021

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The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. ET on Thursday, March 4, 2021. There are 875,559 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Canada: 875,559 confirmed cases (29,930 active, 823,524 resolved, 22,105 deaths).*The total case count includes 13 confirmed cases among repatriated travellers. There were 2,812 new cases Wednesday. The rate […]

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Thursday, March 4, 2021

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Mar 4, 2021, 9:09 AM

Survivors, NGOs call for criminal investigation into porn giant MindGeek

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OTTAWA — More than 100 survivors of sexual exploitation along with hundreds of non-governmental organizations are urging Ottawa to pursue a “full criminal investigation” into Pornhub’s parent company. In a letter to the House of Commons ethics committee this week, the coalition asked the federal government to push for a police probe into MindGeek, which […]

Survivors, NGOs call for criminal investigation into porn giant MindGeek

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Mar 4, 2021, 9:09 AM

How COVID-19 will impact your taxes this year

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In today’s Big Story podcast, it’s tax season! If you took any form of government COVID-19 relief this year, you’ve probably got all sorts of questions about how that impacts your return. If you didn’t, but you worked from home, you might be eligible for deductions you haven’t even considered. As tax season begins, the […]

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Mar 4, 2021, 9:09 AM

A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Tuesday, March 2, 2021

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The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 10:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, March 2, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 64,485 new vaccinations administered for a total of 2,014,128 doses given. The provinces have administered doses at a rate of 5,314.423 per 100,000. There were 40,180 new vaccines delivered to the […]

A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Tuesday, March 2, 2021

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Mar 3, 2021, 9:09 AM

Verdict expected today in Toronto van attack trial

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A judge is expected to deliver her verdict Wednesday in the case of a man who deliberately drove a van down a crowded Toronto sidewalk killing 10 people and injuring 16 others. Alek Minassian has admitted to planning and carrying out the attack on April 23, 2018. But he has argued he should be found […]