COVID projections and ‘Schitt’s Creek’ motel for sale: In The News for Nov. 26

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In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what’s on the radar of our editors for the morning of Nov. 26 … What we are watching in Canada … TORONTO — Ontario health officials are expected to release new COVID-19 projections today. It will […]

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11 mins ago

For posterity: George Pimentel project captures effects of COVID-19 on Canadian society

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Across the world, people are living through a pandemic the likes of which has not been seen for over 100 years. While there is little doubt that 2020 and the COVID-19 crisis will be remembered as a dark chapter, it is an extraordinary time in human history and one that is being documented extensively by […]

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26 mins ago

Person of interest identified but not arrested in billionaire murders: police

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Toronto police say they have identified a person of interest in the high-profile 2017 homicides of a billionaire philanthropist couple. However, the force says no arrest has been made related to the murders of Barry and Honey Sherman. The founder of generic pharmaceutical company Apotex and his wife were killed inside their Toronto mansion in […]

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29 mins ago

Test of emergency public alert system expected today across Canada, CRTC says

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Most people across Canada can expect an interruption Wednesday by an emergency public alert that will be broadcast on television, radio and sent to mobile devices as part of a countrywide test of the system. The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission says all provinces and territories, except Nunavut, will get the alerts, but people will […]

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Nov 25, 2020, 9:09 AM

Tougher COVID-19 restrictions and a major Grammy snub: In The News for Nov. 25

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In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what’s on the radar of our editors for the morning of Nov. 25 … What we are watching in Canada … The Ontario government is expected to spell out its guidelines today for celebrating the upcoming […]

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Nov 25, 2020, 9:09 AM

Canada-wide survey of women’s shelters shows abuse more severe during COVID-19

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A new national survey by Women’s Shelters Canada offers a glimpse into the experiences of front-line workers and women fleeing violence during the COVID-19 pandemic, with reports of clients facing more violence that is also increasing in severity. The Shelter Voices survey says 52 per cent of 266 participating shelters reported seeing clients who were […]

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Nov 25, 2020, 9:09 AM

Alberta researcher gets award for COVID-19 mask innovation

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Salt that crystallizes with sharp edges is the killer ingredient in the development of a reusable mask because any COVID-19 droplets that land on it would be quickly destroyed, says a researcher who is being recognized for her innovation. Ilaria Rubino, a recent PhD graduate from the department of chemical and materials engineering at the […]

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Nov 24, 2020, 9:09 AM

New measures expected in Alberta and pandemic weight gain: In The News for Nov. 24

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In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what’s on the radar of our editors for the morning of Nov. 24 … What we are watching in Canada … EDMONTON — Alberta’s chief medical officer of health says COVID-19 has become like a snowball […]

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Nov 24, 2020, 9:09 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020

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The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. EST on Nov. 24, 2020: There are 337,555 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Quebec: 133,206 confirmed (including 6,842 deaths, 115,367 resolved) _ Ontario: 105,501 confirmed (including 3,505 deaths, 88,992 resolved) _ Alberta: 48,421 confirmed (including 476 deaths, 34,779 resolved) _ British Columbia: […]

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Nov 24, 2020, 9:09 AM

Rent relief for businesses and AMA love for The Weeknd: In The News for Nov. 23

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In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what’s on the radar of our editors for the morning of Nov. 23 … What we are watching in Canada … OTTAWA — Businesses struggling to pay the bills because of the COVID-19 pandemic will be […]

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Nov 23, 2020, 10:10 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Monday, Nov. 23, 2020

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The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. EST on Nov. 23, 2020: There are 330,492 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Quebec: 132,042 confirmed (including 6,829 deaths, 114,085 resolved) _ Ontario: 103,912 confirmed (including 3,486 deaths, 87,508 resolved) _ Alberta: 46,872 confirmed (including 471 deaths, 34,206 resolved) _ British Columbia: […]

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Nov 23, 2020, 10:10 AM

Forensic psychiatrist to testify for defence at Toronto van attack trial

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A forensic psychiatrist is set to testify for the defence on Monday in the murder trial for the man who killed 10 people after driving a van down a crowded Toronto sidewalk. Dr. John Bradford is set to provide his evaluation of Alek Minassian, who has pleaded not guilty to 10 counts of first-degree murder […]

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Nov 23, 2020, 10:10 AM

Trudeau to tout climate and trade as China, U.S. set to dominate Asia-Pacific summit

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OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will pitch the economic benefits of fighting climate change and doing business with Canada as he meets with counterparts from both sides of the Pacific during today’s Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation leaders’ summit. Yet the degree to which the prime minister’s sales pitch will even be heard by APEC leaders […]

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Nov 20, 2020, 8:08 AM

Ontario community grieving after shooting that killed officer, civilian

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The mayor of a town on Ontario’s Manitoulin Island says the community is reeling after a shooting that left a police officer and a civilian dead Thursday. Dan Osborne, mayor of Gore Bay, says news of the incident quickly spread through the small island community yesterday. He says it’s the kind of place where everyone […]

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Nov 20, 2020, 8:08 AM

COVID-19 projections and an Ontario community in mourning: In The News for Nov. 20

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In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what’s on the radar of our editors for the morning of Nov. 20 … What we are watching in Canada … OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will amplify his plea for Canadians to stay home […]

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Nov 20, 2020, 8:08 AM

Canada-Britain trade negotiation in final stages as Dec. 31 tariff deadline looms

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Canada and Britain say they are in the final stages of negotiating a new trade deal before a Dec. 31 deadline. That would prevent Canadian products from seafood to steaks and autos from being slapped with new tariffs when Britain leaves the European Union. The spokeswoman for Trade Minister Mary Ng says Canada is hard […]

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Nov 19, 2020, 9:09 AM

What happens when we’re tempted by herd immunity in a dark winter

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In today’s Big Story podcast, the proposal is called the Great Barrington Declaration, and while it’s couched in lots of scientific language, herd immunity is what it boils down to. It has support from a group of scientists and is scoffed at by many, many more. But during a time when Canada’s various COVID-19 regulations, […]

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Nov 19, 2020, 9:09 AM

Vaccines coming to Canada and tighter restrictions: In The News for Nov. 19

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In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what’s on the radar of our editors for the morning of Nov. 19 … What we are watching in Canada … Ontario’s health minister is suggesting Canada could start receiving millions of doses of COVID-19 as […]

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Nov 19, 2020, 9:09 AM

How will restaurants survive the winter?

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In today’s Big Story podcast, at least in the spring, there was a summer to come and some sort of certainty — restaurants would stay closed until COVID-19 was under control. This Fall, in most places in Canada, neither of those things are true. Opening plans and case thresholds are constantly shifting, while cities and […]

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Nov 18, 2020, 9:09 AM

Donald Trump on Elections Canada’s disavowal of voting machines: ‘THIS SAYS IT ALL’

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — A tweet seeking to distance Elections Canada from the use of electronic voting equipment has earned a like from the president of the United States. Despite a lack of evidence, Donald Trump is accusing a Canadian maker of vote-counting machines of conspiring against him in the Nov. 3  presidential election. He’s now […]

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Nov 18, 2020, 9:09 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Wednesday Nov. 18, 2020

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The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. EST on Nov. 18, 2020: There are 306,468 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Quebec: 126,054 confirmed (including 6,675 deaths, 107,326 resolved) _ Ontario: 96,745 confirmed (including 3,383 deaths, 80,430 resolved) _ Alberta: 40,962 confirmed (including 432 deaths, 30,462 resolved) _ British Columbia: […]

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Nov 18, 2020, 9:09 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020

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The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. EST on Nov. 17, 2020: There are 302,234 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Quebec: 125,072 confirmed (including 6,651 deaths, 105,998 resolved) _ Ontario: 95,496 confirmed (including 3,371 deaths, 79,295 resolved) _ Alberta: 40,189 confirmed (including 427 deaths, 29,731 resolved) _ British Columbia: […]

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Nov 17, 2020, 9:09 AM

Growing number of Canadians plan to get vaccinated for COVID-19

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A new poll suggests the proportion of Canadians planning to get vaccinated for COVID-19 is on the rise after encouraging initial results from Pfizer’s vaccine trial. Sixty-nine per cent of respondents said they plan to get inoculated against the novel coronavirus once Health Canada approves a vaccine that is broadly available and free, according to […]

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Nov 17, 2020, 9:09 AM

How Nunavut’s bubble finally popped

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In today’s Big Story podcast, the province went more than seven months as the last COVID-19-free spot in North America, but the past weeks have seen one case turn into a couple of dozen. Why did the bubble work so well for so long? What are the unique dangers the virus poses to Northern communities? […]

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Nov 17, 2020, 9:09 AM

The latest numbers on COVID 19 in Canada for Monday, Nov. 16, 2020

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The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. EST on Nov. 16, 2020: There are 295,987 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Quebec: 123,854 confirmed (including 6,626 deaths, 104,848 resolved) _ Ontario: 94,009 confirmed (including 3,361 deaths, 78,303 resolved) _ Alberta: 39,329 confirmed (including 407 deaths, 28,321 resolved) _ British Columbia: […]

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Nov 16, 2020, 9:09 AM

How conspiracy became our new religion

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In today’s Big Story podcast, almost two weeks after the American election, leading social media platforms are inundated with false claims about the results. Claims that are supported and amplified by Donald Trump and key members of his administration. After talking tough regarding disinformation in the months leading up to the election, and even slapping […]

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Nov 16, 2020, 9:09 AM

Moderna says its COVID-19 vaccine appears to be 94.5% effective

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For the second time this month, there’s promising news from a COVID-19 vaccine candidate: Moderna said Monday its shots provide strong protection, a dash of hope against the grim backdrop of coronavirus surges in the U.S. and around the world. Moderna said its vaccine appears to be 94.5 per cent effective, according to preliminary data […]

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Nov 16, 2020, 9:09 AM

Bill to ban conversion therapy being turned into political fundraising tool

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OTTAWA — A proposed bill banning forcing someone into therapy to alter their sexual orientation is turning into a political fundraising tool. Conservative MP and failed leadership candidate Derek Sloan is asking his supporters to help him raise $25,000 for his re-election bid on the strength of his effort to fight the bill, currently before […]

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Nov 13, 2020, 9:09 AM

N.L. public health has COVID advice for the holiday mummering tradition

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ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — Newfoundland and Labrador public health officials have issued advice for those looking to stay COVID-safe while marauding around town with underwear on the outside of their clothes. At a news conference Thursday, the province’s chief medical officer of health asked residents to stick to their households of close contacts while mummering […]

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Nov 13, 2020, 9:09 AM

COVID-19 testing down as positive case numbers soar in most provinces

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Two months after the City of Ottawa scrambled to expand its COVID-19 testing options to deal with a massive spike in demand, it is now set to cut back on hours at testing sites this weekend because far fewer people are showing up for a swab. The decline mirrors what is happening in much of […]

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Nov 13, 2020, 9:09 AM

It starts with a trout, and ends up a growing disaster

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In today’s Big Story podcast, this is part four of a five-part series in collaboration with The Narwhal. There are no viable solutions to stop the tide of selenium leaching into Canadian and U.S. water from a 100-kilometre stretch of coal mines near Elk Valley, B.C., which are owned and operated by mining giant Teck Resources. […]

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Nov 12, 2020, 9:09 AM

Manitoba hunkering down for 2nd time to fight spread of COVID-19

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Today is the day Manitoba goes into a self-imposed economic and social hibernation to try to bring surging COVID-19 numbers back under control. The province has been struggling to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus since it started spiking in recent weeks after a summer lull. Gatherings are limited to five people, but the […]

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Nov 12, 2020, 9:09 AM

Alek Minassian’s murder trial for carrying out Toronto van attack resumes

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The trial for the man who killed 10 people and hurt 16 others in a van attack in Toronto resumes Thursday. Alek Minassian has pleaded not guilty and has raised a defence of being not criminally responsible for his actions. He faces 10 counts of first-degree murder and 16 counts of attempted murder. Minassian’s state […]

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Nov 12, 2020, 9:09 AM

Former coach arrested on sex charges involving teen boys in Edmonton decades ago

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EDMONTON, Australia — A former track coach and official from Ottawa has been arrested on sex crime charges involving five teenage boys who were with the Edmonton Olympic Track and Field Club decades ago. The Edmonton Police Service says Kenneth Porter, who is 72, was a coach in Edmonton at the time of the allegations […]

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Nov 11, 2020, 9:09 AM

The latest numbers on COVID 19 in Canada for Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020

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The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. EST on Nov. 11, 2020: There are 273,037 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Quebec: 117,151 confirmed (including 6,493 deaths, 99,721 resolved) _ Ontario: 86,783 confirmed (including 3,260 deaths, 73,417 resolved) _ Alberta: 34,873 confirmed (including 369 deaths, 26,407 resolved) _ British Columbia: […]

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Nov 11, 2020, 9:09 AM

Scaled-down ceremonies mark Remembrance Day across Canada

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OTTAWA — Canadians are being encouraged to stay home this morning while they mark the service and sacrifice of those who have given their lives to defend the country. The solemnity of Remembrance Day is butting up against the threat posed by COVID-19. The Royal Canadian Legion is explicitly discouraging Canadians from attending Remembrance Day […]

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Nov 11, 2020, 9:09 AM

The latest numbers on COVID 19 in Canada for Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020

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The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. EST on Nov. 10, 2020: There are 268,723 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Quebec: 115,989 confirmed (including 6,455 deaths, 98,740 resolved) _ Ontario: 85,395 confirmed (including 3,245 deaths, 72,636 resolved) _ Alberta: 34,148 confirmed (including 369 deaths, 25,826 resolved) _ British Columbia: […]

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Nov 10, 2020, 9:09 AM

Fewer people plan to attend virtual or in-person Remembrance Day ceremonies: poll

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Fewer people plan to participate in Remembrance Day ceremonies or wear poppies this year, according to a poll from Historica Canada that also suggests knowledge of Canadian military history is dwindling. The poll found that roughly 71 per cent of respondents will wear a poppy, down from 85 per cent last year; and 28 per […]

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Nov 10, 2020, 9:09 AM

B.C.’s looming extinction crisis

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In today’s Big Story podcast, this is part two of a five-part series in collaboration with The Narwhal. Canada’s westernmost province markets itself as ‘Super, Natural, B.C.,’ but more than 2,000 species of animals and plants are at risk of disappearing — and unlike six other provinces, British Columbia still has no endangered species law, despite […]

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Nov 10, 2020, 9:09 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Monday, Nov. 9, 2020

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The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. EST on Nov. 9, 2020: There are 264,113 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Quebec: 114,820 confirmed (including 6,440 deaths, 97,789 resolved) _ Ontario: 84,153 confirmed (including 3,233 deaths, 71,815 resolved) _ Alberta: 33,504 confirmed (including 363 deaths, 24,684 resolved) _ British Columbia: […]

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Nov 9, 2020, 9:09 AM

Concerns raised about military vets struggling with effects of COVID-19

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OTTAWA — As Canadians are set to mark Remembrance Day this week, concerns are being voiced about military veterans struggling with the effects of COVID-19. Oliver Thorne, executive director of the Vancouver-based Veterans Transition Network, says the pandemic is taking a financial, emotional and physical toll on those suffering from service-related injuries. Worries about disabled […]

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Nov 9, 2020, 9:09 AM

Pfizer says early data signals COVID-19 vaccine is effective

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Pfizer says an early peek at its vaccine data suggests the shots may be 90% effective at preventing COVID-19, indicating the company is on track later this month to file an emergency use application with U.S. regulators. Monday’s announcement doesn’t mean a vaccine is imminent: This interim analysis, from an independent data monitoring board, looked […]

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Nov 9, 2020, 9:09 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Friday, Nov. 6, 2020

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The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. EST on Nov. 6, 2020: There are 251,334 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Quebec: 111,056 confirmed (including 6,378 deaths, 94,884 resolved) _ Ontario: 80,690 confirmed (including 3,195 deaths, 69,137 resolved) _ Alberta: 30,447 confirmed (including 343 deaths, 23,874 resolved) _ British Columbia: […]

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Nov 6, 2020, 9:09 AM

A tsunami of disinformation is coming from the White House

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In today’s Big Story podcast, almost everything the President of the United States has been saying since election day is false. His family and supporters are following suit. How is the internet handling a flood of misleading claims and outright lies? What makes the post-election disinfo so hard to debunk? How did we end up […]

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Nov 6, 2020, 9:09 AM

Statistics Canada says economy added 84,000 jobs in October

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Statistics Canada says the pace of job growth slowed in October as the economy added 84,000 jobs in the month compared with 378,000 in September. The unemployment rate was 8.9 per cent compared with 9.0 per cent in September. The average economist estimate was for a gain of 100,000 jobs in October and an unemployment […]

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Nov 6, 2020, 9:09 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020

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The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. EST on Nov. 5, 2020: There are 248,218 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Quebec: 109,918 confirmed (including 6,350 deaths, 94,101 resolved) _ Ontario: 79,692 confirmed (including 3,182 deaths, 68,189 resolved) _ Alberta: 30,447 confirmed (including 343 deaths, 23,874 resolved) _ British Columbia: […]

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Nov 5, 2020, 9:09 AM

President, supporters defiant, combative in face of escalating election dispute

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FAIRFAX, Va. — With his room to manoeuvre rapidly dwindling, U.S. President Donald Trump is lashing out with threats of legal action as Joe Biden closes in on the Oval Office. The Trump campaign is mobilizing supporters and lawyers alike in battleground states where the process of counting votes plodded late into the night Wednesday. […]

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Nov 5, 2020, 9:09 AM

While America counts, the world waits to exhale

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In today’s Big Story podcast, as of Wednesday night, things looked relatively positive for Joe Biden’s bid for the presidency. But Donald Trump’s team is filing lawsuits, demanding recounts, or halted counts, and looks like it plans to scrap tooth and nail to win the election in the courts no matter the results on the […]

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Nov 5, 2020, 9:09 AM

Morning in America: nail-biter of a presidential election remains undecided

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It’s morning in America, but not the calm one once showcased in a famous U.S. presidential ad. Americans are waking up to uncertainty about their political leadership as the outcome of the bitterly contested 2020 presidential election remains unclear. The final results were likely in the hands of a few key states as the counting […]

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Nov 4, 2020, 9:09 AM

Are we living in a simulation?

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In today’s Big Story podcast, no, the US election is not what spawned this question. New research in a field called ‘simulation theory’ pegs the odds that we’re just AI creations in somebody’s supercomputer at about 50-50. Really? How can we possibly determine this? What does simulation theory propose? What evidence do we have? Will […]

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Nov 4, 2020, 9:09 AM

Certain Miss Vickie’s potato chip brands recalled due to glass in bags

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Miss Vickie’s Canada is voluntarily recalling a number of brands and bag sizes of its Kettle Cooked Potato Chips after pieces of glass were found in the bags. The affected potato chips were sold in Ontario, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, and internet sales. The bags were sold through […]

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Nov 4, 2020, 9:09 AM

What to expect when American democracy is at stake

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In today’s Big Story podcast, is Democracy on the ballot in the American election tonight? How real is the threat of violence at the polls? What happens if Donald Trump squeaks out a reelection victory? What happens if Joe Biden blows him out but Trump refuses to concede? What could the courts do with a […]

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Nov 3, 2020, 8:08 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020

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The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 am. EST on Nov. 3, 2020: There are 240,263 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Quebec: 108,018 confirmed (including 6,283 deaths, 92,396 resolved) _ Ontario: 77,655 confirmed (including 3,152 deaths, 66,407 resolved) _ Alberta: 27,664 confirmed (including 323 deaths, 22,169 resolved) _ British Columbia: […]

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Nov 3, 2020, 8:08 AM

Canadians gather to watch U.S. election results both in-person and virtually

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People across Canada will be gathering Tuesday night to watch the results of the divisive U.S. presidential election. Watching particularly closely will be Americans living here. Given the COVID-19 pandemic, most get-togethers will be virtual but some in-person events are planned. A spokeswoman for Democrats Abroad says the organization is holding a Canada-wide Zoom watch […]

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Nov 3, 2020, 8:08 AM

In an unforgettable year, Americans brace for impact as a seismic election day looms

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WASHINGTON, Wash. — George Washington’s “last great experiment” faces an existential litmus test beginning Tuesday as the bristling polarities of an energized, outraged and well-armed body politic finish weighing in on who should be the next American president. Theirs may not be the final word. Be it because of Donald Trump, COVID-19 or Black Lives […]

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Nov 2, 2020, 9:09 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Sunday Nov. 2, 2020

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The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. EDT on Nov. 2, 2020: There are 236,766 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Quebec: 106,981 confirmed (including 6,272 deaths, 90,576 resolved) _ Ontario: 76,707 confirmed (including 3,145 deaths, 65,581 resolved) _ Alberta: 27,664 confirmed (including 323 deaths, 22,169 resolved) _ British Columbia: […]

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Nov 2, 2020, 9:09 AM

Inside Canada’s most notorious heists

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In today’s Big Story podcast, why don’t more Canadians know about the criminal masterminds behind some of Canada’s most legendary capers? A new audiobook, True North Heists, tells the tales of some of the most outlandish capers ever committed on Canadian soil. Actor Colm Feore (Bon Cop Bad Cop, Trudeau) dramatically weaves together “in the […]

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Nov 2, 2020, 9:09 AM

Twenty-five years ago, Quebec nearly divorced Canada

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OTTAWA — Twenty-five years ago today, Quebec came within a small margin of separating from Canada. The referendum on Oct. 30, 1995, saw 4.7 million Quebecers vote on whether the province should “become sovereign,” yielding a razor-thin victory for the “No” side that garnered less than 51 per cent of the ballots. The question pitted […]

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Oct 30, 2020, 9:09 AM

How long can Hollywood stay in limbo?

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In today’s Big Story podcast, in a normal year, the start of November would mark the beginning of the prestige movie push, with award hopefuls, franchise films and feel-good family flocks crowding theatres. This year though, there’s almost nothing left on the calendar and the top-grossing box office list features rereleases of films from the […]

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Oct 30, 2020, 9:09 AM

COVID-19’s effect on Halloween and the time change: In The News for Friday, Oct. 30

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In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what’s on the radar of our editors for the morning of XXX. X … What we are watching in Canada … As spooky season reaches its climax in a particularly frightening year, some historians argue the […]

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Oct 30, 2020, 8:08 AM

COVID-19 death rates higher in neighbourhoods with more visible minorities: StatCan

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OTTAWA — A new Statistics Canada report says communities with the most visible minorities had the highest mortality rates during the first wave of COVID-19. The report’s authors say it is more evidence that the pandemic is disproportionately affecting visible minorities, who are more likely to live in overcrowded housing and work in jobs that […]

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Oct 29, 2020, 9:09 AM

A Biden presidency could mean good news for Canadian environment policy: observers

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OTTAWA — The day after Americans go to the polls to choose their next president, the United States will become the first and only country in the world to withdraw from the Paris climate change pact. Whether that withdrawal becomes permanent will depend on who wins that election — Donald Trump, who is behind the […]

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Oct 29, 2020, 9:09 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020

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The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. EDT on Oct. 29, 2020: There are 225,586 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Quebec: 102,814 confirmed (including 6,189 deaths, 87,638 resolved) _ Ontario: 72,885 confirmed (including 3,108 deaths, 62,303 resolved) _ Alberta: 26,565 confirmed (including 313 deaths, 21,459 resolved) _ British Columbia: […]

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Oct 29, 2020, 9:09 AM

Canada surpasses 10,000 deaths from COVID-19

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More than 10,000 Canadians have died due to COVID-19, a grim milestone reached by a pandemic that is far from over. Twenty-eight new deaths reported in Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba and Alberta pushed the death toll to 1,001 on Tuesday. Canada crossed the threshold of 5,000 deaths on May 12, a little over two months after […]

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Oct 28, 2020, 9:09 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020

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The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. on Oct. 28, 2020: There are 222,886 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Quebec: 101,885 confirmed (including 6,172 deaths, 86,786 resolved) _ Ontario: 72,051 confirmed (including 3,103 deaths, 61,530 resolved) _ Alberta: 26,155 confirmed (including 309 deaths, 21,108 resolved) _ British Columbia: 13,588 […]

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Oct 28, 2020, 9:09 AM

Where is Ontario’s real gun violence epidemic?

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In today’s Big Story podcast, you might think that it’s gang-related shootings in Toronto that drive gun-violence statistics in the province. You’d wind up surprised. A new study examined in detail firearms-related injuries and deaths in Ontario for 15 years, from 2002-2016. What the authors found was that while urban gun violence drives headlines, a […]

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Oct 28, 2020, 9:09 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020

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The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. EDT on Oct. 27, 2020: There are 220,212 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Quebec: 100,922 confirmed (including 6,153 deaths, 85,822 resolved) _ Ontario: 71,224 confirmed (including 3,099 deaths, 60,839 resolved) _ Alberta: 25,733 confirmed (including 307 deaths, 20,949 resolved) _ British Columbia: […]

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Oct 27, 2020, 9:09 AM

Testimony to continue today in extradition case of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou

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VANCOUVER — Testimony will continue today in the Meng Wanzhou court case in Vancouver. The lawyers for the Huawei executive are trying to show her arrest two years ago was unlawful and she should not be extradited to the U.S. for alleged fraud. An RCMP officer who arrested Meng testified Monday, saying a plan for […]

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Oct 27, 2020, 9:09 AM

Should Canada worry about a huge deficit?

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In today’s Big Story podcast, our government has spent hundreds of billions of dollars supporting Canadians through this pandemic. They’re deep in debt — but how worried should they be? Traditional economic policy would have the Liberals reign in spending and make some cuts as soon as they can to try to mitigate the damage. […]

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Oct 27, 2020, 9:09 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Monday, Oct. 26, 2020

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The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. EDT on Oct. 26, 2020: There are 216,103 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Quebec: 100,114 confirmed (including 6,143 deaths, 84,828 resolved) _ Ontario: 70,373 confirmed (including 3,093 deaths, 60,160 resolved) _ Alberta: 24,261 confirmed (including 300 deaths, 20,310 resolved) _ British Columbia: […]

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Oct 26, 2020, 9:09 AM

Meet the new leader of Canada’s Green Party

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In today’s Big Story podcast, Annamie Paul made history earlier this month when she became the first Black woman to lead a Canadian party when she became the successor to Elizabeth May. Now that the party is hers though, where is she going to take it? How can she bring the Green Party’s branding beyond […]

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Oct 26, 2020, 9:09 AM

Ontario dog first to test positive for COVID-19 in Canada

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A Niagara-area dog has been identified as the first in Canada to test positive for COVID-19. But experts say this doesn’t mean pet owners should panic. A veterinary internal medicine specialist with the University of Guelph told the Toronto Star, the dog belongs to a household where four out of six members tested positive for […]

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Oct 26, 2020, 9:09 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Friday, Oct. 23, 2020

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The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. EDT on Oct. 23, 2020: There are 209,144 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Quebec: 97,321 confirmed (including 6,094 deaths, 82,033 resolved) _ Ontario: 67,527 confirmed (including 3,071 deaths, 58,066 resolved) _ Alberta: 23,829 confirmed (including 296 deaths, 20,014 resolved) _ British Columbia: […]

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Oct 23, 2020, 9:09 AM

A trip to a beautiful little deadly beach

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In today’s Big Story podcast, it’s called Six Mile Beach, and it sits in a remote part of British Columbia. It’s not on any of the tourism brochures. You need to know how to find it to get there, but once you do, it’s stunningly beautiful. You can stand well out from shore and a […]

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Oct 23, 2020, 9:09 AM

Le Chateau files for bankruptcy, plans to close its doors

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Le Chateau Inc. says it is seeking court protection from creditors to allow it to shut down and liquidate its assets. Le Chateau’s application under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act will be heard Friday by a Quebec court. The clothing retailer says it can no longer continue its operations as a going concern. It says […]

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Oct 23, 2020, 9:09 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020

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The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. EDT on Oct. 22, 2020: There are 206,360 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Quebec: 96,288 confirmed (including 6,074 deaths, 81,267 resolved) _ Ontario: 66,686 confirmed (including 3,062 deaths, 57,325 resolved) _ Alberta: 23,402 confirmed (including 296 deaths, 19,734 resolved) _ British Columbia: […]

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Oct 22, 2020, 8:08 AM

Trump, Biden prepare for presidential debate rematch

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Television viewers across the United States and Canada might well wonder tonight why living room couches don’t come with seat belts. After last month’s interruptive, insult-riddled debate performance against Joe Biden, Donald Trump has a chance to redeem himself — though observers don’t expect him to try. Instead, they’re bracing for another show of vintage […]

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Oct 22, 2020, 8:08 AM

Study shows novel coronavirus can live on skin for 9 hours, but what does that mean?

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A recent study suggests the novel coronavirus can live on human skin for up to nine hours, but experts say those findings aren’t as alarming as they sound. The study by Japanese researchers, published earlier this month in the science journal Clinical Infectious Diseases, looked at how long viruses can survive on human skin based […]

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Oct 22, 2020, 8:08 AM

How Halloween highlights the COVID-19 communication paradox

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In today’s Big Story podcast, Trick or Treating is cancelled in some Ontario hotspots, and it’s easy to be upset on behalf of the kids and wonder why. After all, we’ve been told the safest things are done outside, wearing masks. This seems like something that kids—who are also in closed school rooms all week—should […]

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Oct 21, 2020, 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): 8:07 a.m. Another hospital in downtown Toronto has declared an outbreak of COVID-19 among its staff. Unity Health says there are five active coronavirus cases among emergency room staff at St. Michael’s Hospital. The hospital is one of four in Toronto that have declared […]

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Oct 21, 2020, 9:09 AM

Here’s a list of September inflation rates for selected Canadian cities

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OTTAWA — Canada’s national annual inflation rate was 0.5 per cent in September, Statistics Canada says. The agency also released rates for major cities, but cautioned that figures may have fluctuated widely because they are based on small statistical samples (previous month in brackets): — St. John’s, N.L.: 0.7 per cent (-0.4) — Charlottetown-Summerside: 0.1 […]

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Oct 21, 2020, 9:09 AM

Nova Scotia restaurants boycott lobster in support of Mi’kmaq self regulated fishery

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Restaurants in Nova Scotia are cutting lobster from their menu in support of Mi’kmaq fishers, who have been targeted with violence in a dispute with commercial harvesters. Matt Boyle, co-owner of Dear Friend bar in Dartmouth, N.S., said today he removed the lobster roll from his menu as a way to raise awareness to the […]

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Oct 20, 2020, 9:09 AM

B.C. officials assessing risk of tsunami after 7.4-magnitude quake off Alaska

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VICTORIA — The British Columbia government says it’s assessing whether there’s any tsunami risk to the province after a 7.5-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of the Alaska Peninsula today. Emergency Information B.C. says in a tweet its threat assessment is in progress. The National Tsunami Warning Center in the United States issued tsunami warnings […]

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Oct 20, 2020, 9:09 AM

Quebec town of Asbestos votes to change name to Val des Sources

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The Quebec town synonymous with the cancer-causing fibre asbestos has voted for a new name: Val-des-Sources. Mayor Hugues Grimard said Monday night during a live-streamed council meeting that Val-des-Sources won with 51.5 per cent of the vote after three rounds. Asbestos residents over the age of 14 and local property owners were eligible to cast […]

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Oct 20, 2020, 9:09 AM

Canada inches toward to 200,000 COVID-19 case mark, with most new cases in Quebec

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Canada’s COVID-19 caseload is nearing the 200,000 mark, with the majority of new infections in Quebec this weekend. Public health officials reported 1,803 new cases across the country today, for a total of 198,127. Quebec accounted for 1,094 of those new cases, marking the third day in a row the province has had more than […]

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Oct 19, 2020, 9:09 AM

Remote work has been about survival. What’s happened to careers?

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In today’s Big Story podcast, in the early days of the pandemic, it was fun to compare crude work-from-home setups. Eight months later, with no end in sight, the novelty is long gone. What’s changed about the traditional career over the past year? How can workers do more than try to get through the day […]

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Oct 19, 2020, 9:09 AM

China accuses Canada of condoning alleged anti-China remarks

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China said Monday that it has complained to Canada for allegedly condoning anti-China comments that appeared in Canadian media following controversial remarks made by the Chinese ambassador. Ties between the countries are at their lowest point in years amid China’s outrage over Canada’s detention of a top executive of Chinese telecoms giant Huawei. Last week, […]

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Oct 19, 2020, 9:09 AM

Online hate, racist hiring practices among targets of $15M federal anti-racism funds

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OTTAWA — At least a dozen new projects to go after online hate are being funded through Ottawa’s anti-racism strategy today. Diversity Minister Bardish Chagger says 85 projects are getting money through the anti-racism action program. That program is part of the $45 million the federal government set aside in 2019 for the anti-racism strategy. […]

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Oct 16, 2020, 9:09 AM

How Canada’s legacy of slavery lingers on today

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In today’s Big Story podcast, most Canadians didn’t learn much about slavery in Canada in history class. Curriculums in this country have mostly focused on the Underground Railroad and largely glossed over the fact that slavery was legal here. That history explains much about the blatant racism that still exists in this country today, but […]

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Oct 16, 2020, 9:09 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada

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The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. EDT on Oct. 16, 2020: There are 191,730 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Quebec: 89,963 confirmed (including 6,005 deaths, 75,467 resolved) _ Ontario: 62,196 confirmed (including 3,022 deaths, 53,291 resolved) _ Alberta: 21,443 confirmed (including 288 deaths, 18,417 resolved) _ British Columbia: […]

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Oct 16, 2020, 9:09 AM

Percy Schmeiser, Saskatchewan farmer known for fight against Monsanto, dies at 89

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Percy Schmeiser, a Saskatchewan farmer who became famous during his legal battle with biotech giant Monsanto, has died. John Schmeiser said his father died quietly Tuesday afternoon at the age of 89. He had Parkinson’s disease, his son said Wednesday. Percy Schmeiser, who was from Bruno, Sask., came into the spotlight in the late 1990s […]

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Oct 15, 2020, 9:09 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada

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The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. EDT on Oct. 15, 2020: There are 189,227 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Quebec: 88,994 confirmed (including 5,977 deaths, 74,483 resolved) _ Ontario: 61,413 confirmed (including 3,017 deaths, 52,512 resolved) _ Alberta: 21,199 confirmed (including 287 deaths, 18,223 resolved) _ British Columbia: […]

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Oct 15, 2020, 9:09 AM

How to prepare for a winter in lockdown

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In today’s Big Story podcast, unless you’re lucky enough to live in some of the areas of Canada that are largely free of Covid-19, you’re likely staring down a long few months spent isolated from most of the community and spent largely inside your house. The case numbers are rising. We’re told it’s not safe […]

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Oct 15, 2020, 9:09 AM

Loneliness taking toll on Canadian mental health in COVID era, study finds

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A new report on the mental health of Canadian workers suggests loneliness is worse for many people than the fear of dying from COVID-19. Morneau Shepell’s overall mental health index for September was down 10.2 points from its pre-2020 benchmark. The reading in August was down 11.2 points from the benchmark, while July was down […]

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Oct 14, 2020, 9:09 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada

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The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. EDT on Oct. 14, 2020: There are 186,882 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Quebec: 87,791 confirmed (including 5,970 deaths, 73,734 resolved) _ Ontario: 60,692 confirmed (including 3,017 deaths, 51,729 resolved) _ Alberta: 20,956 confirmed (including 286 deaths, 18,055 resolved) _ British Columbia: […]

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Oct 14, 2020, 9:09 AM

Inside the Atlantic Bubble, where life is close to normal

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In today’s Big Story podcast, we don’t have to look as far as New Zealand to find examples of how the battle against COVID-19 can be won. We have a success story right here in Canada, where the so-called Atlantic Bubble has held up very well over the past several months, and where life is […]

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Oct 14, 2020, 9:09 AM

Actor Jon Cryer turns to B.C. ring-finder to search for lost wedding band

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VANCOUVER — An actor is sharing his gratitude towards a Vancouver service specializing in finding lost rings after losing his own wedding band, kicking off a panicked search attempt. Jon Cryer, known for his role in the television series Two and a Half Men, was walking along Vancouver’s seawall to meet up with castmates, on […]

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Oct 13, 2020, 8:08 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada

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The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. EDT on Oct. 13, 2020: There are 182,707 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Quebec: 86,976 confirmed (including 5,965 deaths, 72,857 resolved) _ Ontario: 59,139 confirmed (including 3,005 deaths, 50,437 resolved) _ Alberta: 19,995 confirmed (including 282 deaths, 17,488 resolved) _ British Columbia: […]

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Oct 13, 2020, 8:08 AM

Climate change reporting needs hope as well as fear

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In today’s Big Story podcast, you have heard plenty of dire predictions and seen hundreds of horrible photographs. The Earth is in trouble, there’s no doubt. But when coverage of climate change always focuses on so-called “disaster porn,” it can create a self-fulfilling prophecy. How can reporters covering the very real danger we’re facing avoid […]

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Oct 13, 2020, 8:08 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in for Oct. 9

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The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. EDT on Oct. 8, 2020: There are 175,556 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Quebec: 82,992 confirmed (including 5,915 deaths, 68,585 resolved) _ Ontario: 56,742 confirmed (including 2,992 deaths, 48,308 resolved) _ Alberta: 19,718 confirmed (including 283 deaths, 17,338 resolved) _ British Columbia: […]

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Oct 9, 2020, 8:08 AM

Trudeau to announce more federal funding for food banks during pandemic

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will announce today more federal funding for food banks across Canada to help them meet the surge in demand for their services caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Trudeau revealed plans for the “big announcement” Thursday night as he took part in a virtual, cross-country town hall with people who run or […]

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Oct 9, 2020, 8:08 AM

‘All we can do is brace for impact’: Canada plans for US political chaos

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In today’s Big Story podcast, our neighbour is in trouble. Whatever the results of the American election on November 3, there’s only a small chance they won’t be contested. The upheaval could last for months. It could get violent. It could fracture America. All of this obviously impacts Canada, so what are we doing to […]

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Oct 9, 2020, 8:08 AM

International couples plan reunions in Canada under new travel exception

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Alia Youssef and Mohamed El-Sawah have been in a long-distance relationship for the better part of a year, though they live just a 35-minute drive apart. Youssef lives in Windsor, Ont., El-Sawah in a suburb of Detroit, Mich. When the Canada-U.S. border was closed in March due to COVID-19, they were forced to place many […]

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Oct 8, 2020, 8:08 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in for Oct. 8

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The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 1 a.m. EDT on Oct. 8, 2020: There are 173,124 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Quebec: 81,914 confirmed (including 5,906 deaths, 67,735 resolved) _ Ontario: 55,945 confirmed (including 2,988 deaths, 47,613 resolved) _ Alberta: 19,354 confirmed (including 281 deaths, 17,163 resolved) _ British Columbia: […]

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Oct 8, 2020, 8:08 AM

Netflix Canada increasing some of its prices

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Netflix Canada is increasing some of its prices again. The streaming giant says the basic plan for subscribers remains unchanged at $9.99 a month, but the standard monthly plan is going up by one dollar to $14.99, and the premium by two dollars to $18.99. Netflix says it’s implementing the price increase so it “can […]

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Oct 8, 2020, 8:08 AM

Military reports more than 220 Canadian troops caught COVID-19

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The Canadian Armed Forces is lifting the veil of secrecy over the number of troops with COVID-19, as the military gets ready for fresh calls to help out during the second wave of the pandemic. In its first full update since mid-March, the military revealed Tuesday that a total of 222 Canadian service members have […]

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Oct 7, 2020, 9:09 AM

Error in Via Rail terror case doesn’t warrant new trial, Crown tells Supreme Court

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OTTAWA — Federal lawyers are telling the Supreme Court of Canada it would be a miscarriage of justice to grant a new trial to two men accused of plotting to crash a Via Rail train. Raed Jaser and Chiheb Esseghaier were found guilty in 2015 of terror-related charges arising mainly from an alleged al-Qaida-inspired scheme […]

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Oct 7, 2020, 9:09 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in for Oct. 7

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The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 1 a.m. EDT on Oct. 7, 2020: There are 171,324 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Quebec: 81,014 confirmed (including 5,899 deaths, 67,033 resolved) _ Ontario: 55,362 confirmed (including 2,987 deaths, 46,906 resolved) _ Alberta: 19,211 confirmed (including 281 deaths, 17,030 resolved) _ British Columbia: […]

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Oct 7, 2020, 9:09 AM

Nunavut confirms nine positive COVID-19 cases at mine, others presumptive

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IQALUIT, Nunavut — Nunavut has confirmed nine positive cases of COVID-19 at the Hope Bay gold mine in the western part of the territory. The Nunavut government announced the positive cases in a news release this evening. Another four presumptive positive cases have also been identified and are pending testing at a lab in southern […]

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Oct 6, 2020, 9:09 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Oct. 6

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The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. EDT on Oct. 6, 2020: There are 168,961 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Quebec: 79,650 confirmed (including 5,884 deaths, 66,180 resolved) _ Ontario: 54,814 confirmed (including 2,980 deaths, 46,360 resolved) _ Alberta: 18,935 confirmed (including 280 deaths, 16,872 resolved) _ British Columbia: […]

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Oct 6, 2020, 9:09 AM

Canadians divided over whether to let pandemic disrupt Halloween, holidays

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Canadians are divided about whether to let the COVID-19 pandemic disrupt their plans for upcoming holidays and seasonal events, a new poll suggests. The poll, conducted by Leger and the Association for Canadian Studies, comes as COVID-19 cases are surging and public health authorities are pleading with Canadians in places with rising case counts to […]

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Oct 6, 2020, 9:09 AM

Tam urges Thanksgiving caution amid recent rise in cases of COVID-19

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MONTREAL — Canada’s top public health officer is urging people to plan ahead to make sure this year’s Thanksgiving holiday is safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Theresa Tam says indoor gatherings should be kept small, especially in parts of the country where infection rates are high. She says people celebrating outdoors should follow physical […]

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Oct 5, 2020, 8:08 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Oct. 5

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The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. EDT on Oct. 5, 2020: There are 166,160 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Quebec: 78,459 confirmed (including 5,878 deaths, 65,304 resolved) _ Ontario: 54,199 confirmed (including 2,975 deaths, 45,819 resolved) _ Alberta: 18,357 confirmed (including 272 deaths, 16,527 resolved) _ British Columbia: […]

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Oct 5, 2020, 8:08 AM

How do you vaccinate an entire planet?

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In today’s Big Story podcast, if all goes well, sometime in the next six months, one of the many Covid-19 vaccine candidates will receive approval for human use. It will be a day to celebrate. The end of the pandemic will at long last be in sight. But what happens next? Who gets the first […]

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Oct 5, 2020, 8:08 AM

Anna Olson’s Thanksgiving Recipes!

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Baked Chicken (Turkey) Katsu with Cucumber Salad & Ginger Cabbage “Katsu” is Japanese for “cutlet” and these crispy, panko-crusted chicken cutlets make for a delightfully comforting meal.  The comfort comes from the contrast of the crunch of the cutlet’s crust against the sweet-salty taste of the katsu sauce and the ice-cold refreshing nature of the […]

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Oct 5, 2020, 6:06 AM

With Trump testing positive, a look at some Canadian politicians and COVID-19

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United States President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump have tested positive for the virus that causes COVID-19. Here is a look as some Canadian politicians who have tested positive or needed to isolate themselves and get tested for COVID-19: Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole _ O’Toole and his wife tested positive for the virus last […]

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Oct 2, 2020, 9:09 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Oct. 2

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The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. EDT on Oct. 2, 2020: There are 160,542 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Quebec: 75,221 confirmed (including 5,850 deaths, 63,144 resolved) _ Ontario: 52,248 confirmed (including 2,851 deaths, 44,422 resolved) _ Alberta: 18,235 confirmed (including 269 deaths, 16,370 resolved) _ British Columbia: 9,220 […]

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Oct 2, 2020, 9:09 AM

Have you been sold a lie about recycling?

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In today’s Big Story podcast, you’re a good citizen, so you probably toss your plastic into the recycling bin. Especially if it has those little recycling arrows on it. Why wouldn’t you? Public service campaigns have been telling you to do this forever? But what if those campaigns were a lie, designed to make you […]

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Oct 2, 2020, 9:09 AM

Health Canada approves rapid test for COVID-19

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Health Canada has given the green light to a rapid test for COVID-19. The department posted news of the approval of the Abbott Diagnostics ID Now test this afternoon, a day after the government said it had a deal to buy nearly eight million of the tests from the company. The deal was conditional on […]

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Oct 1, 2020, 9:09 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Oct. 1

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The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. EDT on Oct. 1, 2020: There are 158,765 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Quebec: 74,288 confirmed (including 5,834 deaths, 62,564 resolved) _ Ontario: 51,710 confirmed (including 2,848 deaths, 43,907 resolved) _ Alberta: 18,062 confirmed (including 267 deaths, 16,213 resolved) _ British Columbia: 9,138 […]

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Oct 1, 2020, 9:09 AM

B.C. is going to the polls during a pandemic. Why?

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In today’s Big Story podcast, September was a month for rising COVID-19 case counts in British Columbia. October will be a month for an election. Why now? That depends on who you ask. The NDP claim they need a mandate to govern more responsively during a pandemic. Their opponents say it’s a power grab because […]

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Oct 1, 2020, 9:09 AM

The Mohawk Institute: A first look at the former residential school, renovated to tell its history

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Warning: The story and video contain details that are graphic and may be disturbing.     The Mohawk Institute in Brantford is one of two remaining residential schools in Ontario. Other such buildings have been torn down or converted, but the hope is that this location is preserved for better understanding and learning. Breakfast Television […]

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Sep 30, 2020, 9:09 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Sept. 30

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The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. EDT on Sept. 30, 2020: There are 156,967 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Quebec: 73,450 confirmed (including 5,833 deaths, 62,095 resolved) _ Ontario: 51,085 confirmed (including 2,844 deaths, 43,450 resolved) _ Alberta: 17,909 confirmed (including 266 deaths, 16,072 resolved) _ British Columbia: 9,013 […]

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Sep 30, 2020, 9:09 AM

On the front lines as COVID-19 surges in Ontario

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In today’s Big Story podcast, cases are increasing exponentially. Hospital admissions are beginning to follow them. The doctors who oversee ICUs are nervous. And the public is looking for clear rules they can follow—only those seem to vary by public health unit. Dr. Michael Warner runs an ICU in Toronto. He can see the line […]

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Sep 30, 2020, 9:09 AM

Quebec woman accused of threatening Trump ordered to remain in U.S. custody

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A Quebec woman accused of sending a ricin-laced threat to President Donald Trump has been ordered to remain in U.S. custody. District Court Judge Kenneth Schroeder Jr. says Pascale Ferrier was clearly capable of causing harm when she tried to cross the Canada-U. S. border last week. Ferrier, 53, was arrested while attempting to enter […]

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Sep 29, 2020, 9:09 AM

Nunavut government deploys team after 7 presumptive cases of COVID-19 at mine

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IQALUIT, Nunavut — Nunavut is reporting seven presumptive cases of COVID-19 at a mine in the western region of the territory. Dr. Michael Patterson, the territory’s chief public health officer, says in a news release that the seven cases are at Hope Bay gold mine, 125 kilometres southwest of Cambridge Bay. Patterson’s office is waiting […]

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Sep 29, 2020, 9:09 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Sept. 29

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The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. EDT on Sept. 29, 2020: There are 155,307 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Quebec: 72,651 confirmed (including 5,826 deaths, 61,629 resolved) _ Ontario: 50,531 confirmed (including 2,840 deaths, 43,127 resolved) _ Alberta: 17,749 confirmed (including 265 deaths, 15,935 resolved) _ British Columbia: 8,908 […]

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Sep 29, 2020, 9:09 AM

CERB program ends as COVID-19 cases continue to rise

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The Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) established to support Canadians financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic ended on Sunday. The federal income assistance program provided more than 8.5 million individuals with $2,000 a month starting April 6. In its place is employment insurance (EI), which the government says the majority of people will go on. […]

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Sep 28, 2020, 9:09 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Sept. 28

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The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. EDT on Sept. 28, 2020: There are 153,124 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Quebec: 71,901 confirmed (including 5,825 deaths, 61,129 resolved) _ Ontario: 49,831 confirmed (including 2,839 deaths, 42,796 resolved) _ Alberta: 17,343 confirmed (including 261 deaths, 15,585 resolved) _ British Columbia: […]

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Sep 28, 2020, 9:09 AM

How are kids coping with COVID-19 and school?

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In today’s Big Story podcast, if you think that parents are nervous about Back To School, imagine how the kids are feeling. You’re going back to school, or maybe trying to learn from home. You’re not allowed to hang out with your friends except with masks and at a distance, yet you’re still supposed to […]

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Sep 28, 2020, 9:09 AM

Sentencing arguments begin for off-duty cop who assaulted Dafonte Miller

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Sentencing arguments are expected to begin Friday in the case of an off-duty Toronto police officer convicted of assault in the beating of a young Black man. Const. Michael Theriault and his brother, Christian Theriault, were charged with aggravated assault and obstruction of justice in connection with the December 2016 incident in Whitby, Ont. Prosecutors […]

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Sep 25, 2020, 9:09 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Sept. 25

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The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. EDT on Sept. 25, 2020: There are 149,094 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Quebec: 69,670 confirmed (including 5,810 deaths, 59,943 resolved) _ Ontario: 48,496 confirmed (including 2,836 deaths, 41,886 resolved) _ Alberta: 17,190 confirmed (including 261 deaths, 15,467 resolved) _ British Columbia: […]

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Sep 25, 2020, 9:09 AM

Is there really life on Venus? How do we find out?

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In today’s Big Story podcast, last week, an unlikely research project made a startling discovery: Phosphine gas in the atmosphere of Venus. That’s something that, as far as we know, is created by living organisms. Our efforts to find signs of life on other worlds, and a lot of our space dreaming in general, tend […]

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Sep 25, 2020, 9:09 AM

COVID-19 hits more schools amid growing fears of pandemic’s second wave

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More than 400 schools in Quebec and another 153 in Ontario are reporting at least one case of coronavirus disease. The figures from the group COVID Ecoles Quebec and the Ontario government come as authorities across Canada battle a second wave of COVID-19. Data from Ontario show cases among people in their 20s have risen […]

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Sep 24, 2020, 9:09 AM

Feds promise help for surging COVID-19 test demand but won’t OK rapid-test tech yet

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OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is promising to do more to help provinces respond to soaring demands for COVID-19 testing but there is still no indication of when the government will approve the tests that can deliver results in mere minutes. The promise of aid for testing comes in the speech from the throne […]

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Sep 24, 2020, 9:09 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Sept. 24

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The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. EDT on Sept. 24, 2020: There are 147,753 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Quebec: 69,088 confirmed (including 5,809 deaths, 59,686 resolved) _ Ontario: 48,087 confirmed (including 2,835 deaths, 41,600 resolved) _ Alberta: 17,032 confirmed (including 260 deaths, 15,252 resolved) _ British Columbia: 8,395 […]

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Sep 24, 2020, 9:09 AM

Public health officials urge Canadians to limit contacts again as COVID-19 cases rise

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here will be a dramatic resurgence of COVID-19 cases in Canada unless people limit contact with others in coming days, the country’s chief public health officer warns. “We don’t want it to go up a giant ski hill,” Dr. Theresa Tam said Tuesday as she described the potential for a sharp upward curve. The Public […]

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Sep 23, 2020, 9:09 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Sept. 23

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The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. EDT on Sept. 23, 2020: There are 146,663 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Quebec: 68,617 confirmed (including 5,805 deaths, 59,450 resolved) _ Ontario: 47,752 confirmed (including 2,832 deaths, 41,342 resolved) _ Alberta: 16,889 confirmed (including 258 deaths, 15,066 resolved) _ British Columbia: 8,304 […]

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Sep 23, 2020, 9:09 AM

Post-tropical storm Teddy makes landfall in Nova Scotia

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The centre of post-tropical storm Teddy made landfall in eastern Nova Scotia this morning, delivering another round of punishing winds and heavy rain to a province that has already had plenty of both. Meteorologists say the storm arrived near Sheet Harbour, about 115 kilometres east of Halifax, around 8 a.m. local time. The large storm […]

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Sep 23, 2020, 9:09 AM

Woman suspected of sending ricin to White House expected in court today

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ST. HUBERT, Que. — A woman suspected of sending envelopes containing the poison ricin, which were addressed to the White House and other places in Texas and may have come from Canada, is expected to appear in federal court in Buffalo, New York, today. Officials in the U.S. say the letter going to Washington, D.C., had been […]

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Sep 22, 2020, 9:09 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Sept. 22

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The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 1 a.m. EDT on Sept. 22, 2020: There are 145,415 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Quebec: 68,128 confirmed (including 5,804 deaths, 59,131 resolved) _ Ontario: 47,274 confirmed (including 2,829 deaths, 41,146 resolved) _ Alberta: 16,739 confirmed (including 256 deaths, 15,024 resolved) _ British Columbia: […]

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Sep 22, 2020, 9:09 AM

Majority of Canadians support wearing masks during COVID-19, oppose protests: poll

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OTTAWA — A new survey suggests the recent rise in new COVID-19 cases across Canada comes with a similar increase in support for the mandatory wearing of masks in public places. The online survey by Leger and the Association for Canadian Studies says 83 per cent of respondents feel governments should order people to wear […]

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Sep 22, 2020, 9:09 AM

AP sources: Woman accused of sending ricin letter arrested

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WASHINGTON — A woman suspected of sending an envelope containing the poison ricin, which was addressed to White House, has been arrested at the New York-Canada border, three law enforcement officials told The Associated Press on Sunday. The woman was taken into custody by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers and is expected to face […]

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Sep 21, 2020, 9:09 AM

Latest track forecast for Teddy has storm on a course for Atlantic Canada

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HALIFAX — Weather warnings have been issued for virtually all of Atlantic Canada as Hurricane Teddy advances toward the East Coast. A tropical storm watch is now in effect for the Atlantic coastlines of mainland Nova Scotia and Cape Breton, where the storm could make landfall on Tuesday night. Environment Canada says strong winds, heavy rain […]

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Sep 21, 2020, 9:09 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Sept. 21

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The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. EDT on Sept. 21, 2020: There are 143,649 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Quebec: 67,542 confirmed (including 5,802 deaths, 58,796 resolved) _ Ontario: 46,849 confirmed (including 2,827 deaths, 40,968 resolved) _ Alberta: 16,381 confirmed (including 255 deaths, 14,702 resolved) _ British Columbia: […]

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Sep 21, 2020, 9:09 AM

Mouth wash test coming for school aged children in B.C.

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British Columbia is introducing a new saline gargle test for students from kindergarten to Grade 12 to help make COVID-19 testing easier for children and teenagers. Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said B.C. is one of the first places in the world to use a mouth rinse gargle test for the new coronavirus. “Unlike […]

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Sep 18, 2020, 9:09 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Sept. 18

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The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. EDT on Sept. 18, 2020: There are 140,867 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Quebec: 66,356 confirmed (including 5,791 deaths, 58,012 resolved) _ Ontario: 45,676 confirmed (including 2,825 deaths, 40,424 resolved) _ Alberta: 16,274 confirmed (including 254 deaths, 14,537 resolved) _ British Columbia: […]

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Sep 18, 2020, 9:09 AM

The case that gave birth to Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit

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In today’s Big Story podcast, in 1988, Toronto lawyer Clayton Ruby represented the family of a young man named Michael Wade Lawson. Though neither Ruby, the family or anyone else involved at the time knew it, it’s a case that’s had a profound impact on how police forces in Canada’s largest province do — and […]

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Sep 18, 2020, 9:09 AM

B.C. government set to release plan to recharge economy after COVID-19 blow

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VICTORIA — The British Columbia government is expected to reveal how it plans to stimulate an economic rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic. Premier John Horgan and Finance Minister Carole James are scheduled to release details today of the $1.5-billion economic recovery plan. Last week, James announced the province’s most recent financial numbers from April to June project […]

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Sep 17, 2020, 9:09 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Sept. 17

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The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. EDT on Sept. 17, 2020: There are 139,747 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Quebec: 65,857 confirmed (including 5,788 deaths, 57,804 resolved) _ Ontario: 45,383 confirmed (including 2,822 deaths, 40,245 resolved) _ Alberta: 16,128 confirmed (including 254 deaths, 14,379 resolved) _ British Columbia: 7,498 […]

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Sep 17, 2020, 9:09 AM

Inside the making of an incel

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In today’s Big Story podcast, this November, accused killer Alek Minassian will face trial for the 2018 Toronto van attack that killed 10 people and injured 16. In the aftermath of that attack, we learned that Minassian subscribed to the incel ideology — which has been linked to mass killings around the world. Incels entered […]

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Sep 17, 2020, 9:09 AM

Rampant COVID-19 school closures, lack of online learning plague poorer countries

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OTTAWA — As fretful Canadian parents mull sending their children to school or opting for at-home learning, there are countries where no school at all is the only option. One is Lebanon, where the fallout from the massive Aug. 4 port explosion in Beirut will keep tens of thousands of children out of classrooms because […]

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Sep 16, 2020, 9:09 AM

Air quality improves slightly in Vancouver from U.S. wildfires

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VANCOUVER — Air quality in the Vancouver area has improved slightly but an advisory on smoke that drifted north from wildfires in the United States was still in effect on Tuesday. The advisory was initiated on Sept. 8 for Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley Regional District because of smoke from fires in Washington and Oregon. […]

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Sep 16, 2020, 9:09 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Sept. 16

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The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. EDT on Sept. 16, 2020: There are 138,803 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Quebec: 65,554 confirmed (including 5,785 deaths, 57,628 resolved) _ Ontario: 45,068 confirmed (including 2,820 deaths, 40,091 resolved) _ Alberta: 15,957 confirmed (including 254 deaths, 14,212 resolved) _ British Columbia: […]

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Sep 16, 2020, 9:09 AM

COVID-19 controls tightened as cases rise and possible second wave looms

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The looming prospect of a second wave of COVID-19 this fall has governments cautiously monitoring daily infection rates as economies restart and students return to school. A widespread return of economic and social restrictions that closed businesses and schools and cancelled public events in March is not the preferred option, but there may be no choice, say politicians and health […]

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Sep 15, 2020, 10:10 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Sept. 15

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The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. EDT on Sept. 15, 2020: There are 138,010 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Quebec: 65,262 confirmed (including 5,780 deaths, 57,428 resolved) _ Ontario: 44,817 confirmed (including 2,816 deaths, 39,974 resolved) _ Alberta: 15,833 confirmed (including 254 deaths, 14,041 resolved) _ British Columbia: 7,279 confirmed […]

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Sep 15, 2020, 10:10 AM

Some Canadians believe officials exaggerate threat of COVID-19, poll suggests

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A new survey suggests there are Canadians who believe that warnings from public officials about the threat of COVID-19 are vastly overblown. Almost one-quarter of respondents in an online poll made public today by Leger and the Association for Canadian Studies say they believe public health and government officials exaggerate in their warnings, including about […]

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Sep 15, 2020, 9:09 AM

Aline Chretien, wife of former PM Jean Chretien, has died

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Aline Chretien may have been the most influential political figure Canadians never knew. She was often seen at political events – a petite, elegant figure standing demurely at the side of her gregarious husband, former prime minister Jean Chretien – but was seldom heard. At least not publicly. Behind the scenes though, she was Chretien’s […]

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Sep 14, 2020, 9:09 AM

Starbucks makes masks mandatory at all Canadian locations

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VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — Masks will be mandatory at Starbucks’ across Canada starting Monday. A post on the company’s website says the move was made as part of a “continued commitment to prioritize the health and well-being of partners (employees) and customers and to control the spread of COVID-19.” Masks, or other face coverings, will be […]

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Sep 14, 2020, 8:08 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Sept. 14

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The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. EDT on Sept. 14, 2020: There are 136,659 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Quebec: 64,986 confirmed (including 5,780 deaths, 57,268 resolved) _ Ontario: 44,504 confirmed (including 2,815 deaths, 39,841 resolved) _ Alberta: 15,415 confirmed (including 253 deaths, 13,718 resolved) _ British Columbia: […]

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Sep 14, 2020, 8:08 AM

Trudeau agrees to virtual meeting devoted to federal health transfers to provinces

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has agreed to hold a virtual first ministers meeting on federal health care transfers to the provinces and territories. His agreement during a conference call with premiers Thursday came one day after Quebec’s Francois Legault and Ontario’s Doug Ford issued a joint call for a significant increase in the funding Ottawa sends […]

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Sep 11, 2020, 9:09 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Sept. 11

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The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. EDT on Sept. 11, 2020: There are 134,923 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Quebec: 64,244 confirmed (including 5,773 deaths, 56,624 resolved) _ Ontario: 43,855 confirmed (including 2,814 deaths, 39,474 resolved) _ Alberta: 15,304 confirmed (including 253 deaths, 13,557 resolved) _ British Columbia: […]

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Sep 11, 2020, 9:09 AM

Political fallout continues despite shuttering of WE’s Canadian operations

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OTTAWA — The demise of WE’s Canadian operations won’t take the heat off Prime Minister Justin Trudeau over his government’s decision to hire the charity to run a now-defunct student volunteer program. NDP MP Charlie Angus says WE’s announcement Wednesday that it is shuttering its Canadian operations only underscores the lack of due diligence done by the […]

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Sep 10, 2020, 9:09 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Sept. 10

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The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. EDT on Sept. 10, 2020: There are 134,293 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Quebec: 64,056 confirmed (including 5,771 deaths, 56,400 resolved) _ Ontario: 43,685 confirmed (including 2,813 deaths, 39,332 resolved) _ Alberta: 15,191 confirmed (including 248 deaths, 13,358 resolved) _ British Columbia: 6,691 […]

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Sep 10, 2020, 9:09 AM

Parks closed, tickets for partying as Kingston deals with returning students

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Massive crowds and parties in an eastern Ontario university town have drawn criticisms from local residents and formal calls for greater co-operation to curb the spread of COVID-19. Police and city officials in Kingston, Ont., said they’ve had to close a popular pier and beach due to crowding and issue a number of tickets since […]

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Sep 10, 2020, 9:09 AM

Nightclubs ordered closed in B.C. over COVID 19 case spike

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British Columbia’s top doctor is ordering nightclubs and banquet halls to close to control the spread of COVID-19. Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry says she’s ordering the closures after recent spikes in cases linked to them. Henry says there have been 429 new COVID-19 cases in B.C. since Friday. She says her revised health […]

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Sep 9, 2020, 9:09 AM

Canadians reluctant to remove statues of historical figures now seen as racist: Poll

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OTTAWA — A new survey suggests that while Canadians are divided over removing statues of politicians who harboured racist views or pushed racist policies, many oppose the “spontaneous” toppling of statues of Canada’s first prime minister, John A. Macdonald. The poll by Leger and the Association for Canadian Studies follows the controversial tearing down and […]

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Sep 9, 2020, 9:09 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Sept. 9

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The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. EDT on Sept. 9, 2020: There are 133,747 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Quebec: 63,876 confirmed (including 5,770 deaths, 56,162 resolved) _ Ontario: 43,536 confirmed (including 2,813 deaths, 39,196 resolved) _ Alberta: 15,093 confirmed (including 247 deaths, 13,154 resolved) _ British Columbia: 6,591 […]

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Sep 9, 2020, 9:09 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Sept. 8

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The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. EDT on Sept. 8, 2020: There are 132,136 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Quebec: 63,713 confirmed (including 5,770 deaths, 55,960 resolved) _ Ontario: 43,161 confirmed (including 2,813 deaths, 38,958 resolved) _ Alberta: 14,474 confirmed (including 242 deaths, 12,799 resolved) _ British Columbia: 6,162 […]

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Sep 8, 2020, 9:09 AM

From masks to cohorting, a guide to back-to-school rules across the country

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Plans are being made across the country for how to safely send students back to school in the fall as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. Here is a look at what the various provinces have said about getting kids back to classes. — BRITISH COLUMBIA British Columbia has laid out its plan for studies to resume in “learning groups” this fall. School […]

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Sep 8, 2020, 9:09 AM

Tam urges caution as daily cases of COVID-19 rise 25 per cent in last week

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Canada’s chief public health doctor says a slow but steady increase in the number of people testing positive for COVID-19 is a cause for concern. Dr. Theresa Tam says today the average daily number of people testing positive over the last week is 545 — a 25 per cent increase over the previous week which […]

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Sep 8, 2020, 9:09 AM

O-m-G! Raptors defeat Celtics with buzzer-beating 3-pointer

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OG Anunoby hit a buzzer-beating three-pointer to give the Toronto Raptors new life in the NBA playoffs. Kyle Lowry had 31 points and found Anunoby with a precision crosscourt pass with 0.5 seconds on the clock to lift the Raptors to a thrilling 104-103 victory over the Boston Celtics on Thursday. The victory sliced the […]

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Sep 4, 2020, 9:09 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Sept. 4

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The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. EDT on Sept. 4, 2020: There are 130,493 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Quebec: 62,933 confirmed (including 5,767 deaths, 55,615 resolved) _ Ontario: 42,686 confirmed (including 2,812 deaths, 38,625 resolved) _ Alberta: 14,310 confirmed (including 242 deaths, 12,653 resolved) _ British Columbia: […]

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Sep 4, 2020, 9:09 AM

Your guide to government benefits after the CERB

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In today’s Big Story podcast, it was a program created at unimaginable speed under incredible circumstances. And it has helped millions of Canadians. But six months later—two months longer than initially planned—the federal government is ending the Canadian Emergency Relief Benefit. So what’s next? Expanded EI qualifications, new programs for those who don’t qualify for […]

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Sep 4, 2020, 9:09 AM

Trudeau takes virtual cross-country tour to Atlantic provinces

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau continues his virtual tour of Canada today, with electronic visits to the Atlantic provinces. He conducted a virtual tour of British Columbia on Wednesday, meeting with  Premier John Horgan and consulting with business and environmental leaders about how to ensure a green economic recovery from the devastating impact of the pandemic. Trudeau is planning […]

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Sep 3, 2020, 8:08 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Sept. 3

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The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. EDT on Sept. 3, 2020: There are 129,923 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Quebec: 62,746 confirmed (including 5,764 deaths, 55,515 resolved) _ Ontario: 42,554 confirmed (including 2,812 deaths, 38,506 resolved) _ Alberta: 14,180 confirmed (including 242 deaths, 12,535 resolved) _ British Columbia: […]

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Sep 3, 2020, 8:08 AM

How police use private donations to buy big-ticket items

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In today’s Big Story podcast, one of the goals of the movement to defund the police is to limit a police force’s ability to acquire expensive, military-style equipment. Even if that movement is successful, however, the police have other ways of funding their purchases. It doesn’t get much attention, but police foundations across Canada have […]

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Sep 3, 2020, 8:08 AM

From masks to cohorting, a guide to back-to-school rules across the country

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Plans are being made across the country for how to safely send students back to school in the fall as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. Here is a look at what the various provinces have said about getting kids back to classes. — BRITISH COLUMBIA British Columbia has laid out its plan for studies to resume in “learning groups” this fall. School […]

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Sep 2, 2020, 9:09 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Sept. 2

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The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. EDT on Sept. 2, 2020: There are 129,425 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Quebec: 62,614 confirmed (including 5,762 deaths, 55,438 resolved) _ Ontario: 42,421 confirmed (including 2,812 deaths, 38,369 resolved) _ Alberta: 14,066 confirmed (including 241 deaths, 12,427 resolved) _ British Columbia: […]

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Sep 2, 2020, 9:09 AM

Would you do jury duty in a pandemic?

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In today’s Big Story podcast, it’s already something some people try to avoid—and the thought of spending hours in a courtroom with others, masked or not, doesn’t make jury duty any more appealing. But jury trials are returning this month, and so jury questionnaires are already on the way to mailboxes. But what’s being done […]

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Sep 2, 2020, 9:09 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Sept. 1

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The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 p.m. EDT on Sept. 1, 2020: There are 128,948 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Quebec: 62,492 confirmed (including 5,760 deaths, 55,353 resolved) _ Ontario: 42,309 confirmed (including 2,811 deaths, 38,277 resolved) _ Alberta: 13,902 confirmed (including 239 deaths, 12,293 resolved) _ British Columbia: […]

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Sep 1, 2020, 8:08 AM

Inside the Trudeau government’s own-goal on solitary confinement

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In today’s Big Story podcast, the practice of solitary confinement in Canada had been found to violate inmates’ human rights. The government had been given a year to fix it, and last December, the year was almost up. Since then, a lot has changed in the world. But it seems not a lot has changed […]

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Sep 1, 2020, 8:08 AM

Canadians don’t know much about Erin O’Toole but poll finds openness to him

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OTTAWA — Most Canadians know very little about new Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole but a new poll suggests his personal qualities and policy positions could eventually give his party a boost. Fifty-two per cent of respondents said they didn’t know enough about O’Toole to say whether they have a positive or negative impression of the […]

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Sep 1, 2020, 8:08 AM

B.C. rescuers, experts concerned about condition of three entangled humpbacks

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A humpback whale is seen just outside of Hartley Bay along the Great Bear Rainforest, B.C. Tuesday, Sept, 17, 2013. The head veterinarian at the Ocean Wise Marine Mammal Centre and the Vancouver Aquarium says if animals are unable to forage with gear restricting either the mouth or impairing ability to dive and swim, then […]

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Aug 31, 2020, 7:07 AM

Black Quebecers drive to Legault’s office to protest racial profiling

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People take part in a Driving While Black protest in Montreal, Sunday, Aug 30, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes MONTREAL — Djennie Dorvilier still remembers the excitement of getting a brand new car after graduating from college 20 years ago, using the money she saved from working night shifts at McDonald’s. She also remembers being […]

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Aug 31, 2020, 7:07 AM

Nova Scotia candidate’s withdrawal shrinks Green Party leadership field

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A supporter holds a sign for the Green Party of Canada as a group of candidates and supporters marched towards a discussion on climate with Green Party leader Elizabeth May in Toronto, Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019. The field of contenders vying to become leader of the federal Green Party just got a little smaller. THE […]

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Aug 31, 2020, 7:07 AM

Trump accepts Republican party nomination in front of packed, largely maskless crowd

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Facing a national moment fraught with racial turmoil and a deadly pandemic, President Donald Trump accepted his party’s renomination on a massive White House South Lawn stage Thursday night, boasting of helping African Americans and defying his own administration’s pandemic guidelines to address a tightly packed, largely maskless crowd. As troubles churned outside the gates, […]

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Aug 28, 2020, 8:08 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Aug. 28

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The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. EDT on Aug. 28, 2020: There are 126,848 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Quebec: 62,056 confirmed (including 5,750 deaths, 55,008 resolved) _ Ontario: 41,813 confirmed (including 2,803 deaths, 37,940 resolved) _ Alberta: 13,318 confirmed (including 237 deaths, 11,923 resolved) _ British Columbia: 5,372 […]

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Aug 28, 2020, 8:08 AM

What happens when workers use their power?

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In today’s Big Story podcast, a special episode of the Big Story looks at what has happened in sports over the past 48 hours and asks a question: If it isn’t business as usual, and talking won’t get things done, what will? GUEST: None You can subscribe to The Big Story podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google and Spotify You […]

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Aug 28, 2020, 8:08 AM

Authorities name officer who they say shot Jacob Blake

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The Wisconsin officer who shot a Black man, Jacob Blake seven times in the back has been identified as a seven-year veteran of the Kenosha Police Department, the state Department of Justice said Wednesday. Officer Rusten Sheskey shot Blake, 29, while holding onto his shirt after officers first unsuccessfully used a taser and as Blake […]

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Aug 27, 2020, 8:08 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Aug. 27

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The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. EDT on Aug. 27, 2020: There are 126,417 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Quebec: 61,945 confirmed (including 5,747 deaths, 54,922 resolved) _ Ontario: 41,695 confirmed (including 2,802 deaths, 37,863 resolved) _ Alberta: 13,210 confirmed (including 235 deaths, 11,799 resolved) _ British Columbia: 5,304 […]

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Aug 27, 2020, 8:08 AM

International students concerned about fee increases, future in Canada during coronavirus pandemic

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With the fall semester just days away, international students enrolled in Canadian universities are raising concerns about the impact of COVID-19 on their studies, their wallets, and their futures. A group of international students currently enrolled at the University of Toronto have created the International Student Advocacy Network (ISAN) to present their concerns and demands […]

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Aug 27, 2020, 8:08 AM

Bills anathema to social conservatives will test O’Toole’s leadership

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OTTAWA — Newly minted Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole’s ability to manage social conservatives in his caucus and party will be put to an early test this fall when the Liberal government reintroduces legislation on medical assistance in dying. And it will be tested again when the government reintroduces a bill to ban conversion therapy, a discredited and […]

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Aug 26, 2020, 9:09 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Aug. 26

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The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. ET on Aug. 26, 2020: There are 125,969 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Quebec: 61,803 confirmed (including 5,746 deaths, 54,850 resolved) _ Ontario: 41,607 confirmed (including 2,800 deaths, 37,748 resolved) _ Alberta: 13,083 confirmed (including 235 deaths, 11,714 resolved) _ British Columbia: 5,242 confirmed […]

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Aug 26, 2020, 9:09 AM

New Conservative leader Erin O’Toole to lay out his blueprint for party

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OTTAWA — Newly elected Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole will speak to reporters today for the first time since his victory in the leadership race. His plan for a news conference after the results were announced was scuttled after delays in vote counting pushed the reveal into the wee hours of Monday morning. O’Toole spent his […]

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Aug 25, 2020, 9:09 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Aug. 25

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The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 3:00 a.m. on Aug. 25, 2020: There are 125,647 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Quebec: 61,741 confirmed (including 5,744 deaths, 54,761 resolved) _ Ontario: 41,507 confirmed (including 2,798 deaths, 37,673 resolved) _ Alberta: 13,006 confirmed (including 234 deaths, 11,600 resolved) _ British Columbia: 5,184 confirmed […]

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Aug 25, 2020, 9:09 AM

What it’s like to get cancer care during a pandemic

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In today’s Big Story podcast, it’s perhaps the worst news you can imagine getting—and the only way to make it worse is to get it via videoconference in the midst of a pandemic. COVID-19 has forced sudden changes to the medical system, and created a flood of new health questions for anyone at risk. But […]

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Aug 25, 2020, 9:09 AM

Erin O’Toole faces new navigating challenge as Conservative leader

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OTTAWA — Among Erin O’Toole’s jobs in the military was navigating a Sea King helicopter over the skies of Canada, and now he takes on the challenge of journeying through political terrain as the new leader of the federal Conservative party. O’Toole, 47, grew up in a political home. His father was a longtime member of the Ontario […]

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Aug 24, 2020, 9:09 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Aug. 24

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The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. on Aug. 24, 2020: There are 124,896 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Quebec: 61,673 confirmed (including 5,740 deaths, 54,682 resolved) _ Ontario: 41,402 confirmed (including 2,797 deaths, 37,595 resolved) _ Alberta: 12,748 confirmed (including 230 deaths, 11,374 resolved) _ British Columbia: 4,915 […]

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Aug 24, 2020, 9:09 AM

Now we know how COVID-19 has changed the workday

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In today’s Big Story podcast, the past six months have featured a lot of speculation about what the pandemic has done to the average workday for those lucky enough to have a job that can be done at home. Now we have some real data on how the lives of millions of workers have changed. […]

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Aug 24, 2020, 9:09 AM

One of the wildfires of note in British Columbia is under control: official

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PENTICTON, B.C. — An evacuation order for a fire in the southern interior of British Columbia has been rescinded while other areas are still seeing raging blazes. Kim Wright, southeast fire centre information officer with the BC Wildfire Service, says the Solomon Mountain wildfire is under control. The fire about four kilometres north of Beaverdell had prompted […]

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Aug 21, 2020, 9:09 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Aug. 21

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The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 1 a.m. on Aug. 21, 2020: There are 123,873 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Quebec: 61,402 confirmed (including 5,730 deaths, 54,383 resolved) _ Ontario: 41,048 confirmed (including 2,793 deaths, 37,291 resolved) _ Alberta: 12,604 confirmed (including 228 deaths, 11,292 resolved) _ British Columbia: 4,825 […]

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Aug 21, 2020, 9:09 AM

What ‘Anne With An E’ fans taught us about cultural politics

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In today’s Big Story podcast, Anne With An E is a reimagining of Lucy Maude Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables tales. It ran for three seasons, and then got cancelled. And the fans took it personally. This isn’t a conversation about Anne With An E, though, it’s a conversation about what happens when popular culture becomes a […]

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Aug 21, 2020, 9:09 AM

Third blaze added to list of notable wildfires in British Columbia

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PENTICTON, B.C. — A third wildfire near a village at the southern end of Columbia Lake in British Columbia has been added to a list of wildfires of note and prompted an evacuation order on Wednesday. The BC Wildfire Service says the Doctor Creek fire about 25 kilometres southwest of Canal Flats was estimated to be four square kilometres in size and was expected to […]

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Aug 20, 2020, 8:08 AM

New guideline for minor drug offences and ‘Cronk is the drink’; In The News for Aug. 20

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In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what’s on the radar of our editors for the morning of Aug. 20 … What we are watching in Canada …  A third wildfire near a village at the southern end of Columbia Lake in British Columbia has been added to a […]

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Aug 20, 2020, 8:08 AM

What just happened in Ottawa?

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In today’s Big Story podcast, the nation’s federal government has seen a high-profile resignation, a historic appointment, a prorogation of parliament in the middle of a pandemic, the release of 5,000 pages of documents concerning the government’s latest scandal, the promise of a reset and the threat of a fall election. Just another lazy August […]

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Aug 20, 2020, 8:08 AM

The Raptors are back, and ready to repeat. Here’s why this team is unique.

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In today’s Big Story podcast, what the Toronto Raptors are attempting has never been done before— they’re trying to shed a superstar and get even better. When the reigning champs begin the NBA Playoffs Monday against Brooklyn, they’ll do so with a better winning percentage than they managed with Kawhi Leonard shutting down opponents and […]

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Aug 14, 2020, 9:09 AM

Complaints filed against Edmundston officers in fatal shooting of Chantel Moore

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A man holds a picture of Chantel Moore during a healing gathering at the B.C. Legislature in Victoria on June 18, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito FREDERICTON — A law firm representing the estate of Chantel Moore has filed a pair of complaints with the New Brunswick Police Commission in connection with her death. One […]

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Aug 13, 2020, 8:08 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Aug. 13

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A man wears a face mask as he sits in a park in Montreal, Sunday, August 9, 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. on Aug. 13, 2020: There are 120,844 confirmed cases […]

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Aug 13, 2020, 8:08 AM

Quebec farms facing lost profits and rotting harvests due to migrant worker shortage

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Farm owners Francois Daoust and Melina Plante, left, are seen in their greenhouse with summer employee Florence Lachapelle in Havelock, Que., on Thursday, April 23, 2020. Nineteen-year-old Florence Lachapelle was among hundreds of Quebecers who tried their hand at planting seeds and harvesting produce this summer, replacing migrant workers who were unable to leave their […]

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Aug 13, 2020, 8:08 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Aug. 12

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The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. on Aug. 12, 2020: There are 120,421 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Quebec: 60,718 confirmed (including 5,697 deaths, 53,135 resolved) _ Ontario: 40,194 confirmed (including 2,786 deaths, 36,456 resolved) _ Alberta: 11,772 confirmed (including 216 deaths, 10,552 resolved) _ British Columbia: 4,111 […]

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Aug 12, 2020, 8:08 AM

Travel do’s and don’ts during a pandemic

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In today’s Big Story podcast, should you drive, take the train or fly? Where should you stay when you arrive? Can you use public bathrooms — and how do you do it safely? Are airlines still enforcing social distancing inside planes? Do you need to wipe down your tray table? Can you ride in a […]

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Aug 12, 2020, 8:08 AM

Andrew Scheer likely marking last day in House of Commons as Opposition leader

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OTTAWA -— Conservative leader Andrew Scheer is expected to mark a political milestone today: his final time rising in the House of Commons as leader of Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition. Today’s Commons sitting is one of two scheduled for August, but the second comes after party members will elect Scheer’s replacement, bringing an end to […]

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Aug 12, 2020, 8:08 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Aug. 11

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The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. on Aug. 11, 2020: There are 120,132 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Quebec: 60,627 confirmed (including 5,696 deaths, 53,041 resolved) _ Ontario: 40,161 confirmed (including 2,786 deaths, 36,381 resolved) _ Alberta: 11,687 confirmed (including 213 deaths, 10,384 resolved) _ British Columbia: 4,065 […]

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Aug 11, 2020, 8:08 AM

Over half of Americans oppose Trump tariff on Canadian aluminum, survey suggests

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OTTAWA — A new opinion survey suggests Donald Trump’s recent decision to slap a tariff on Canadian raw aluminum is garnering poor reviews on both sides of the border. In a web survey conducted by polling firm Leger and the Association for Canadian Studies, 58 per cent of American respondents said they disagreed with the 10 per […]

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Aug 11, 2020, 8:08 AM

Air Canada to launch revamped Aeroplan program in November

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Air Canada is revamping its Aeroplan loyalty program in an effort to make it easier to use. The airline says it will be an simple transition for Aeroplan members who will maintain the same account number, but go from earning miles to earning points in the new plan starting Nov. 8. All Aeroplan miles will […]

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Aug 11, 2020, 8:08 AM

Canada Post catching up on coronavirus delays as parcel volumes remain high

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A Canada Post employee climbs into a mail truck in Halifax on July 6, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese As brick and mortar stores were forced to close up shop during the early days of the COVID-19 lockdown, Canada Post was busier than ever as online shopping went into overdrive. In April and May, even […]

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Aug 10, 2020, 11:11 AM

Quebec education minister to unveil updated COVID-19 back-to-school plan

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Quebec Education Minister Jean-Francois Roberge speaks during a news conference on the COVID-19 pandemic, Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at the legislature in Quebec City. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot MONTREAL — The Quebec government is set to unveil its COVID-19 strategy for a return to class today as schools prepare to reopen in less than a month. […]

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Aug 10, 2020, 11:11 AM

Elections Canada recalculates, says voter turnout last fall higher than 2015

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Elections Canada says voter turnout in last fall’s federal election was actually slightly higher than the 2015 election. A sample ballot box is seen ahead of the 2019 federal election at Elections Canada’s offices in Gatineau, Que., Friday, Sept. 20, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang OTTAWA — Elections Canada says voter turnout in last fall’s […]

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Aug 7, 2020, 7:07 AM

Oilers increase capacity for online 50/50 raffle ahead of Game 4 against Blackhawks

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Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford (50) stands prior to taking on the Edmonton Oilers in NHL Stanley Cup qualifying round action in Edmonton, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Codie McLachlan EDMONTON — The Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation says its server provider has increased capacity for its online 50/50 raffle for Friday’s hockey game. On Wednesday, […]

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Aug 7, 2020, 7:07 AM

Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil: a fiscal hawk with a folksy demeanour

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HALIFAX — During more than six years as Nova Scotia premier, Stephen McNeil earned a reputation as an ardent fiscal conservative who wasn’t shy about taking on the province’s public sector unions. Until the COVID-19 pandemic upended every province’s finances earlier this year, McNeil could boast about delivering five consecutive balanced budgets. Last week, when the 55-year-old Liberal leader announced the province’s projected […]

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Aug 7, 2020, 7:07 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Aug. 7

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The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. ET on Aug. 7, 2020: There are 118,561 confirmed cases in Canada. – Quebec: 60,133 confirmed (including 5,687 deaths, 50,886 resolved) – Ontario: 39,809 confirmed (including 2,783 deaths, 35,906 resolved) – Alberta: 11,296 confirmed (including 205 deaths, 9,984 resolved) – British Columbia: 3,881 confirmed (including 195 deaths, […]

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Aug 7, 2020, 7:07 AM

Canadian citizen sentenced to death in China on drug charge

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BEIJING — China has sentenced a third Canadian citizen to death on drug charges amid a steep decline in relations between the two countries. The Guangzhou Municipal Intermediate Court announced Xu Weihong’s penalty on Thursday and said an alleged accomplice, Wen Guanxiong, had been given a life sentence. Death sentences are automatically referred to China’s […]

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Aug 6, 2020, 7:07 AM

Canada to provide $5M in humanitarian aid to Lebanon

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The Canadian government is providing $5 million in humanitarian assistance to help the citizens of Lebanon who are reeling from a devastating explosion Tuesday that killed hundreds and left thousands more injured. Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Francois-Philippe Champagne says $1.5 million will go to the Lebanese Red Cross to provide food, shelter and emergency […]

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Aug 6, 2020, 7:07 AM

Mystery seeds showing up in Canadian mailboxes highlight ‘brushing’ scams

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MONTREAL — The packages of mysterious seeds that have been making unsolicited appearances in mailboxes across North America are drawing attention to an online review scam that has recently appeared in Canada. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency warned gardeners last week not to plant any seeds they received in the mail without ordering, warning that they could […]

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Aug 5, 2020, 6:06 AM

Explosion rocks Beirut and Trudeau popularity drops: In The News for Aug. 5

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In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what’s on the radar of our editors for the morning of Aug. 5. What we are watching in Canada … Nearly half of Canadians would support an election being called if the federal watchdog finds Prime […]

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Aug 5, 2020, 6:06 AM

Canadian company urges human trials after COVID-19 vaccine results in mice

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OTTAWA — A Canadian company is telling the government today that its trials of a potential COVID-19 vaccine on animals completely blocked the virus, but it must conduct human trials to know whether it has found a possible cure for the pandemic. And a leading health-care expert says the findings are promising even though they […]

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Aug 5, 2020, 6:06 AM

First cancer diagnosed in dinosaur fossil hints at communal life

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EDMONTON — It’s a diagnosis that took 75 million years. Canadian researchers who included specialists from surgeons to paleontologists have identified what they say is the first known cancer in a dinosaur. The conclusion not only sheds light on the history of what is still one of humanity’s most feared diseases, but also hints at how […]

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Aug 4, 2020, 8:08 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Aug. 4

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The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. on August 4, 2020: There are 117,031 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Quebec: 59,722 confirmed (including 5,683 deaths, 50,886 resolved) _ Ontario: 39,449 confirmed (including 2,778 deaths, 35,539 resolved) _ Alberta: 10,843 confirmed (including 196 deaths, 9,261 resolved) _ British Columbia: 3,641 […]

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Aug 4, 2020, 8:08 AM

More corporate meetings to go virtual after success during pandemic

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Any shareholder who’s ever endured hours of travel to attend a company’s annual meeting is in for good news in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Experts say the success of AGMs taken virtual this year will likely translate into more options for online and teleconference participation at future events — provided that some technical […]

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Aug 4, 2020, 8:08 AM

Winnipeg woman recovering after being attacked by a Muskie in an Ontario lake

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WINNIPEG — A Winnipeg woman is recovering after being attacked by a Muskie while swimming with her family at a fishing resort. The attack happened on July 25 at the North Star Village, in Minaki, Ont., north of Kenora. Kim and Terry Driver, seasonal regulars and experienced anglers, went for a swim to cool off. […]

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Jul 31, 2020, 8:08 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for July 31

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The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. on July 31, 2020: There are 115,799 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Quebec: 59,131 confirmed (including 5,673 deaths, 50,886 resolved) _ Ontario: 39,075 confirmed (including 2,772 deaths, 34,906 resolved) _ Alberta: 10,716 confirmed (including 195 deaths, 9,113 resolved) _ British Columbia: 3,591 […]

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Jul 31, 2020, 8:08 AM

WE fallout expected to continue as MPs seek more info, witnesses

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OTTAWA — The WE controversy that has been dogging the Liberals is expected to continue to follow Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his government after Trudeau’s appearance before a House of Commons committee Thursday. Opposition MPs on the Commons finance committee are now pushing to hear from more junior staffers in the prime minister’s office, […]

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Jul 31, 2020, 8:08 AM

Yukon moving to next pandemic phase, allows people to expand household bubbles

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WHITEHORSE — Yukon is set to move into its next phase of managing the COVID-19 pandemic, easing restrictions on so-called family bubbles, social gatherings and sports. The government announced Wednesday that starting Aug. 1, Yukon residents can increase their household bubbles from one additional family to another 15 people in three to five families. Indoor […]

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Jul 30, 2020, 8:08 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for July 30

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The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. on July 30, 2020: There are 115,470 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Quebec: 59,073 confirmed (including 5,670 deaths, 50,886 resolved) _ Ontario: 38,986 confirmed (including 2,769 deaths, 34,741 resolved) _ Alberta: 10,603 confirmed (including 190 deaths, 8,983 resolved) _ British Columbia: 3,562 […]

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Jul 30, 2020, 8:08 AM

Is this the end of the Safe Third Country Agreement?

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In today’s Big Story podcast, a landmark ruling last week found that sending refugee claimants back to the United States under the Safe Third Country Agreement violates their human rights—and a federal judge has given the government six months to fix or terminate the policy. What does this mean for the US-Canada border? For the […]

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Jul 30, 2020, 8:08 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for July 29

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The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. on July 29, 2020: There are 114,994 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Quebec: 58,897 confirmed (including 5,670 deaths, 50,886 resolved) _ Ontario: 38,910 confirmed (including 2,768 deaths, 34,567 resolved) _ Alberta: 10,470 confirmed (including 187 deaths, 8,886 resolved) _ British Columbia: 3,523 […]

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Jul 29, 2020, 9:09 AM

A window into the failure and racism in Canada’s child welfare programs

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In today’s Big Story podcast, there are at least 102 kids. Most of them are Indigenous. Over seventeen years their money was stolen from their bank accounts, pushing them into poverty, homelessness and worse. And nobody noticed. Nobody cared. A multimillion dollar settlement from the BC government admits that this happened, and attempts to make […]

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Jul 29, 2020, 9:09 AM

Stolen teddy bear with late mother’s voice returned to Vancouver woman

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VANCOUVER – Mara Soriano says her knees buckled as a two Good Samaritans handed her a bag containing a brown teddy bear in a red-and-white dress and white jacket. For the past four days Soriano has walked up and down Vancouver alleyways, looked under dumpsters, put up posters and responded to every email and tweet […]

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Jul 29, 2020, 9:09 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for July 28

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The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada on July 28 at 4 a.m. — There are 114,597 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Quebec: 58,728 confirmed (including 5,667 deaths, 50,886 resolved) _ Ontario: 38,799 confirmed (including 2,764 deaths, 34,461 resolved) _ Alberta: 10,390 confirmed (including 186 deaths, 8,774 resolved) _ British Columbia: 3,500 confirmed (including […]

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Jul 28, 2020, 8:08 AM

Parents divided over sending kids back to school: Poll

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As the clock ticks down to September, a new poll suggests many Canadian parents are on the fence about whether to send their kids to school if and when classrooms are reopened. The poll by Leger and the Association for Canadian Studies comes as provincial governments are working on how to get students back into […]

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Jul 28, 2020, 8:08 AM

Leafs back in action as NHL returns after hiatus due to COVID-19

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NHL hockey returns Tuesday after a months-long hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Montreal Canadiens are in Toronto to take on the Maple Leafs and the Edmonton Oilers meet the Calgary Flames at Rogers Place as part of today’s three-game exhibition schedule that kicks off Phase 4 of the league’s return-to-play plan. The Pittsburgh […]

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Jul 28, 2020, 8:08 AM

Amusement parks welcome back fewer guests with new pandemic precautions

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Quebecers who have spent the summer missing the Goliath’s 170-foot drops are in luck. The sky-high ride was among more than 40 attractions in operation this weekend as Six Flags Entertainment Corp. reopened its La Ronde amusement park in Montreal following a months-long closure to stop the spread of COVID-19. But the park — and a […]

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Jul 27, 2020, 8:08 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Monday, July 27

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The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. on July 27, 2020: There are 113,913 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Quebec: 58,583 confirmed (including 5,667 deaths, 50,812 resolved) _ Ontario: 38,680 confirmed (including 2,763 deaths, 34,359 resolved) _ Alberta: 10,086 confirmed (including 178 deaths, 8,567 resolved) _ British Columbia: 3,419 […]

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Jul 27, 2020, 8:08 AM

Halifax rally hopes to increase pressure for public inquiry into April massacre

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HALIFAX — People are gathering at a Halifax park today to demand a public inquiry into the Nova Scotia mass shootings. The gathering at Victoria Park comes less than a week after the province unveiled a plan for a panel review into the massacre. Organizers say a 22-minute general strike will begin at noon local time to honour the 22 victims who were […]

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Jul 27, 2020, 8:08 AM

Disabled Canadians struggle to be paired with service animals amid pandemic

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If the past three months without a service dog have been a challenge for Ann Moxley, the next year seems poised to be a struggle. The Victoria resident, who lives with physical disabilities, used to rely on her faithful companion Gretzky for a variety of household tasks. She fondly recalls times when Gretzky would pick […]

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Jul 24, 2020, 9:09 AM

Court appearance for Calgary man facing terrorism charges

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CALGARY — A Calgary man facing terrorism charges is to make a court appearance today. Hussein Sobhe Borhot, who is 34, is charged with participation in activity of a terrorism group and commission of an offence for a terrorist group. Investigators from the RCMP’s Integrated National Security Enforcement Team allege the accused travelled to Syria between May […]

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Jul 24, 2020, 9:09 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Friday, July 24

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The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 3 a.m. ET on July 24, 2020: There are 112,672 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Quebec: 58,080 confirmed (including 5,662 deaths, 50,505 resolved) _ Ontario: 38,210 confirmed (including 2,755 deaths, 33,963 resolved) _ Alberta: 9,975 confirmed (including 176 deaths, 8,506 resolved) _ British Columbia: […]

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Jul 24, 2020, 9:09 AM

What investigators revealed about deaths of girls, father in Quebec

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MONTREAL — A look at what provincial police revealed Wednesday about the deaths of Norah and Romy Carpentier and their father: – At 9:30 p.m. on July 8, Martin Carpentier, 44, is driving with his daughters Norah, 11, and Romy, 6, when they are in a serious car crash in St-Apollinaire, Que. – Police accident analysts concluded Carpentier tried to regain […]

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Jul 23, 2020, 9:09 AM

Search continues for man accused stabbing officer and police dog in Nova Scotia

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BRIDGEWATER, N.S. — The search continues today in Nova Scotia’s South Shore for a fugitive accused of stabbing a police sergeant, assaulting a woman and injuring a police dog. Tobias Charles Doucette, who is in his 30s, was charged with attempted murder after he allegedly struck an officer in the neck with an edged weapon when police responded to a domestic […]

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Jul 23, 2020, 9:09 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Thursday, July 23

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The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. ET on July 23, 2020: There are 112,240 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Quebec: 57,938 confirmed (including 5,662 deaths, 50,373 resolved) _ Ontario: 38,107 confirmed (including 2,755 deaths, 33,812 resolved) _ Alberta: 9,861 confirmed (including 174 deaths, 8,436 resolved) _ British Columbia: 3,362 confirmed […]

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Jul 23, 2020, 9:09 AM

Finance Minister Bill Morneau set to testify on deal with WE Charity

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Finance Minister Bill Morneau will appear Wednesday before a House of Commons committee that is probing a cancelled agreement for WE Charity to run a student-volunteer program. Morneau has apologized for not recusing himself from the cabinet discussions and vote on the agreement, given his daughters have ties to WE — including one who works […]

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Jul 22, 2020, 9:09 AM

Police to provide update on case of father, sisters found dead near Quebec City

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MONTREAL — Quebec provincial police will hold a news conference later today to shed light on the circumstances surrounding the deaths of two young sisters and their father in St-Apollinaire, southwest of Quebec City. Provincial police announced on Twitter on Monday night they found what they believed is the body of Martin Carpentier in the same […]

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Jul 22, 2020, 9:09 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Wednesday, July 22

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The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. ET on July 22, 2020: There are 111,697 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Quebec: 57,796 confirmed (including 5,658 deaths, 50,298 resolved) _ Ontario: 37,942 confirmed (including 2,753 deaths, 33,605 resolved) _ Alberta: 9,728 confirmed (including 167 deaths, 8,363 resolved) _ British Columbia: […]

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Jul 22, 2020, 9:09 AM

Alex Trebek says if current cancer treatment doesn’t work, it might be his last

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Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek says if his current treatment for Stage 4 pancreatic cancer doesn’t work, he’ll probably stop pursuing medical intervention. In his touching new memoir, The Answer Is … Reflections on My Life, the Sudbury, Ont.-raised TV personality writes that “quality of life was an important consideration” in the decision. The seven-time Emmy Award winner […]

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Jul 21, 2020, 8:08 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Tuesday, July 21

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The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. on July 21, 2020: There are 111,124 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Quebec: 57,616 confirmed (including 5,657 deaths, 50,190 resolved) _ Ontario: 37,739 confirmed (including 2,752 deaths, 33,513 resolved) _ Alberta: 9,587 confirmed (including 167 deaths, 8,308 resolved) _ British Columbia: 3,300 […]

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Jul 21, 2020, 8:08 AM

B.C.’s top doctor says ‘pay attention now’ to higher COVID-19 cases

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British Columbia’s provincial health officer says a higher number of COVID-19 cases over the last three days means the province could experience a rapid rebound of infections after successfully “bending the curve.” Dr. Bonnie Henry said Monday that B.C. recorded 102 cases of the virus since Friday because people have increased their contacts to 20 […]

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Jul 21, 2020, 8:08 AM

Tour company already investigating glacier bus crash that killed three

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COLUMBIA ICEFIELD, Alta. — The president of the company that runs the bus tours at the Columbia Icefield between Banff and Jasper said changes will be made, if necessary, after a rollover on the glacier killed three people and sent two dozen to hospital. The cause of the accident hasn’t been determined. The off-road bus rolled […]

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Jul 20, 2020, 8:08 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Monday, July 20

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The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. on July 20, 2020: There are 110,338 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Quebec: 57,466 confirmed (including 5,655 deaths, 50,050 resolved) _ Ontario: 37,604 confirmed (including 2,751 deaths, 33,407 resolved) _ Alberta: 9,219 confirmed (including 167 deaths, 8,193 resolved) _ British Columbia: 3,198 […]

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Jul 20, 2020, 8:08 AM

Walmart Canada investing $3.5B over 5 years, notably on technology

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Walmart Canada plans to invest $3.5 billion over the next five years to improve service in stores and on the web, renovate 150 stores and build two new distribution centres. The retail giant says the investment will create hundreds of construction jobs in Canada and forge partnerships with Canadian high-tech companies. Future technology initiatives include […]

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Jul 20, 2020, 8:08 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Friday, July 17

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The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. on July 17, 2020: There are 109,155 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Quebec: 57,001 confirmed (including 5,646 deaths, 26,097 resolved) _ Ontario: 37,052 confirmed (including 2,732 deaths, 32,920 resolved) _ Alberta: 9,114 confirmed (including 165 deaths, 8,142 resolved) _ British Columbia: 3,170 […]

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Jul 17, 2020, 9:09 AM

Missing Quebec father may be desperate and looking for materials, police say

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ST-APOLLINAIRE, Que. — Quebec provincial police continue to search for the father of two young girls found dead last weekend in a rural area southwest of Quebec City. Police say 44-year-old Martin Carpentier may be desperate and looking for materials to ensure his survival. They say they have found evidence Carpentier was in a trailer in the area […]

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Jul 17, 2020, 9:09 AM

Coronavirus convalescent plasma trials underway at Mt. Sinai Hospital

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Since the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers have been looking at convalescent plasma as a way to battle the virus. Clinical plasma trails are now underway through the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute (LTRI), located at Mount Sinai hospital in Toronto. What is convalescent plasma? Blood is essentially made up of three components – red […]

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Jul 17, 2020, 8:08 AM

WE Charity restructuring operations after being centre of sole-sourced contract

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WE Charity is restructuring its operations weeks after its sole-sourced contract with the government shone a spotlight on the organization at the centre of an ethics investigation of the prime minister. The charity says it will return to its roots by prioritizing international development work focused on children and their families. But after 25 years […]

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Jul 16, 2020, 9:09 AM

‘They haven’t even apologized,’ says mother of man killed by police after calling 911

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TORONTO — The silence inside the Campbells’ home west of Toronto has grown like a cancer in the weeks since April 6. That’s when D’Andre Campbell, one of six siblings who live in the Brampton, Ont., home with their parents, called 911 on himself and was later shot dead by police. Before that night, laughter filled the […]

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Jul 16, 2020, 9:09 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Thursday, July 16

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The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. ET on July 16, 2020: There are 108,829 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Quebec: 56,859 confirmed (including 5,636 deaths, 26,097 resolved) _ Ontario: 37,052 confirmed (including 2,732 deaths, 32,920 resolved) _ Alberta: 8,994 confirmed (including 163 deaths, 8,127 resolved) _ British Columbia: […]

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Jul 16, 2020, 9:09 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Tuesday, July 14

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The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. ET on July 14, 2020: There are 108,155 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Quebec: 56,621 confirmed (including 5,628 deaths, 25,911 resolved) _ Ontario: 36,839 confirmed (including 2,722 deaths, 32,663 resolved) _ Alberta: 8,826 confirmed (including 161 deaths, 7,989 resolved) _ British Columbia: […]

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Jul 14, 2020, 8:08 AM

Health-care workers to announce political action in response to emergency orders

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HAMILTON — A union representing Ontario health-care workers says it will announce “political action” this morning in response to the province potentially extending its emergency powers. The Ontario Council of Hospital Unions, a division of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, will be making the announcement at Hamilton General Hospital. A spokeswoman for the union […]

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Jul 14, 2020, 8:08 AM

Human clinical trials begin for Quebec-made COVID-19 vaccine candidate

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Canadian trials have just begun for a prospective COVID-19 vaccine but its Quebec-based manufacturer is already downplaying its potential impact. Dr. Bruce Clark, president and CEO of the biopharmaceutical company Medicago, cautions observers against holding unrealistic expectations that his product — or any of the numerous vaccines in development globally — will bring the pandemic to […]

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Jul 14, 2020, 8:08 AM

Northern schools face additional challenges for reopening — and staying closed

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Teachers in Ontario’s northern school boards are sounding the alarm about back-to-school plans, saying the region’s vast geography and sparse population present challenges not considered in southern parts of the province. School boards provincewide are still in the process of developing contingency plans for September, and while the teachers say reopening will be hard for everyone, they […]

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Jul 13, 2020, 9:09 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Monday, July 13

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The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. ET on July 13, 2020: There are 107,589 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Quebec: 56,521 confirmed (including 5,627 deaths, 25,862 resolved) _ Ontario: 36,723 confirmed (including 2,719 deaths, 32,534 resolved) _ Alberta: 8,596 confirmed (including 160 deaths, 7,844 resolved) _ British Columbia: 3,053 […]

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Jul 13, 2020, 9:09 AM

Quebec police still looking for father, two days after missing girls found dead

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ST-APOLLINAIRE, Que. — Quebec provincial police continued to search through the night for the father of two girls whose bodies were found Saturday in a small town southwest of Quebec City. The bodies of Norah and Romy Carpentier, aged 11 and 6, were located in a wooded area in the community of St-Apollinaire, Que. The girls had […]

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Jul 13, 2020, 9:09 AM

Three found dead after downtown motel fire in Prince George, B.C.

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PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. — The RCMP say the bodies of three people have been found at the scene of a motel fire in downtown Prince George, B.C. Cpl. Craig Douglass says emergency services were called to the Econo Lodge City Centre Inn on Victoria Street around 9 a.m. Wednesday. He says fire crews tackled the blaze, […]

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Jul 9, 2020, 8:08 AM

Raptors VanVleet knows hardship small businesses face during pandemic

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The Toronto Raptors are on their way to Orlando Thursday but fan-favorite Fred VanVleet has Canada in his heart and on his mind. He ventured into the small business world a few years ago as he is one of many of the Raptors who have their own clothing line. Even though he isn’t in Toronto […]

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Jul 9, 2020, 8:08 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Thursday, July 9

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The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 p.m. ET on July 9, 2020: There are 106,434 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Quebec: 56,079 confirmed (including 5,603 deaths, 25,534 resolved) _ Ontario: 36,178 confirmed (including 2,700 deaths, 31,805 resolved) _ Alberta: 8,482 confirmed (including 158 deaths, 7,716 resolved) _ British Columbia: […]

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Jul 9, 2020, 8:08 AM

Montreal police to announce street checks policy after systemic bias report

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Montreal police are to announce a new policy on street checks today, months after a damning independent report found evidence of systemic bias linked to race in who they decide to stop. Last October, Police chief Sylvain Caron said he was humbled and alarmed by the numbers but stressed that it was a reflection of a lack […]

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Jul 8, 2020, 8:08 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Wednesday, July 8

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The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. ET on July 8, 2020: There are 106,167 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Quebec: 55,997 confirmed (including 5,590 deaths, 25,458 resolved) _ Ontario: 36,060 confirmed (including 2,691 deaths, 31,603 resolved) _ Alberta: 8,436 confirmed (including 157 deaths, 7,659 resolved) _ British Columbia: 2,990 confirmed […]

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Jul 8, 2020, 8:08 AM

Ban federal use of facial-recognition tools, groups urge Trudeau government

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OTTAWA — Dozens of groups and individuals working to protect privacy, human rights and civil liberties want the Trudeau government to ban the use of facial-recognition surveillance by federal law-enforcement and intelligence agencies. In an open letter to Public Safety Minister Bill Blair, they call the technology “highly problematic,” given its lack of accuracy and invasive nature, […]

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Jul 8, 2020, 8:08 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Tuesday, July 7

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The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. ET on July 7, 2020: There are 105,935 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Quebec: 55,937 confirmed (including 5,577 deaths, 25,378 resolved) _ Ontario: 35,948 confirmed (including 2,689 deaths, 31,426 resolved)THE CANADIAN PRESS _ Alberta: 8,389 confirmed (including 155 deaths, 7,627 resolved) _ British Columbia: […]

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Jul 7, 2020, 7:07 AM

Turbulence in Canadian opinion on airlines COVID-19 response: poll

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A new poll suggests turbulence ahead for airlines seeking public support for their current COVID-19 plans. Seventy-two per cent of Canadians surveyed by Leger and the Association for Canadian Studies say they’re not comfortable flying since a decision by some airlines to relax their own in-flight physical distancing requirements. As of July 1, Air Canada […]

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Jul 7, 2020, 7:07 AM

What’s the story behind the Liberals’ cancelled WE Charity deal?

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In today’s Big Story podcast, the organization was supposed to distribute more than $900 million in student grants, but the reaction when the deal was announced was immediate and intense. There’s now an ethics investigation and WE has walked away from the plan. What happened? Why did the Liberals agree to this, and what should […]

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Jul 7, 2020, 7:07 AM

Lac-Megantic to mark 7th anniversary of 2013 rail disaster with memorial site

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Lac-Megantic will mark the seventh anniversary of a tragic rail disaster that claimed 47 lives by inaugurating a long-planned memorial space. On July 6, 2013, a runaway train hauling tanker cars loaded with volatile crude oil barrelled into the town of 6,000, derailed and exploded, destroying a large part of the Quebec town’s downtown area. […]

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Jul 6, 2020, 8:08 AM

A look at how provinces plan to emerge from the COVID-19 shutdown

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Provinces and territories have been releasing plans for easing restrictions that were put in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. Here is what some of the provinces have announced so far: Newfoundland and Labrador On July 3, Newfoundland and Labrador joined the other Atlantic provinces in lifting travel restrictions within the region. Residents of Newfoundland […]

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Jul 6, 2020, 8:08 AM

Inside the month Canada lost to COVID-19

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In today’s Big Story podcast, warning bells were sounding. Some of the country’s leading scientists were writing urgent emails to politicians and public health units. There was an emergency coming. It was going to get bad. We should take action now. Still, Canada waited to take steps such as closing borders, securing PPE and planning […]

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Jul 6, 2020, 8:08 AM

Atlantic Canada prepares to lift travel restrictions as regional “bubble” opens

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Atlantic Canadians are closely eyeing travel requirements and coronavirus case numbers across the region as the four provinces prepare to open their borders to their neighbours Friday, an experiment that’s prompted excitement and anxiety among residents. COVID-19 cases in the region have dwindled in recent weeks, and the four provinces have agreed to waive isolation […]

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Jul 3, 2020, 8:08 AM

Provincial watchdog probes often don’t lead to charges against police

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An analysis of data from civilian police watchdogs in Canada shows that most of their investigations do not result in charges against officers. Charges were laid or forwarded to Crown prosecutors for consideration in three to nine per cent of the cases opened by the provincial agencies, a review by The Canadian Press of their most recent annual reports largely covering 2018 and 2019 found. […]

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Jul 3, 2020, 8:08 AM

A look at how provinces plan to emerge from the COVID-19 shutdown

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Provinces and territories have been releasing plans for easing restrictions that were put in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. Here is what some of the provinces have announced so far: Newfoundland and Labrador Newfoundland and Labrador is joining the other Atlantic provinces in lifting travel restrictions within the region today, with an agreement that’s […]

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Jul 3, 2020, 8:08 AM

Studies show no consistent evidence body cameras reduce police violence

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A Calgary police officer loudly tells an Indigenous man to put his hands on the roof of his car and, within seconds, the situation escalates to yelling. Body-worn camera video from the officer’s chest then shows the man’s head pushed into his vehicle. Herbert Daniels, 67, made a freedom of information request to get the video of his arrest, saying […]

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Jul 2, 2020, 8:08 AM

A look at how provinces plan to emerge from COVID-19 shutdown

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Provinces and territories have been releasing plans for easing restrictions that were put in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. Here is what some of the provinces have announced so far: Newfoundland and Labrador The province said Tuesday that it will begin allowing provincial historic sites to reopen, starting July 4. All sites will have […]

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Jul 2, 2020, 8:08 AM

3 children under 5 killed in tractor accident, 7 others injured

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Three children under the age of five are dead following a tractor accident Wednesday evening southeast of Montreal. Provincial police say seven other people were injured in the mishap in Notre-Dame-de-Stanbridge, about 55 kilometres southeast of Montreal. The injured include three children whose lives are not believed to be in danger, and four adults, two […]

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Jul 2, 2020, 8:08 AM

Poll suggests COVID-19 not changing Canada Day for many Canadians

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COVID-19 means the true north is not entirely free this Canada Day, but a new survey suggests that’s not going to change how many people mark the holiday. Leger Marketing and Association for Canadian Studies surveyed Canadians asking whether, given all that’s gone on in the last three months with the COVID-19 pandemic, they’ll be […]

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Jun 30, 2020, 8:08 AM

A look at how provinces plan to emerge from COVID-19 shutdown

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Provinces and territories have been releasing plans for easing restrictions that were put in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. Here is what some of the provinces have announced so far: Newfoundland and Labrador The province entered “Alert Level 3” on June 8 in its five stage reopening plan. It means groups of up to […]

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Jun 30, 2020, 8:08 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada

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The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 2 a.m. ET on June 30, 2020: There are 103,918 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Quebec: 55,390 confirmed (including 5,485 deaths, 24,602 resolved) _ Ontario: 34,911 confirmed (including 2,665 deaths, 30,196 resolved) _ Alberta: 8,067 confirmed (including 154 deaths, 7,354 resolved) _ British Columbia: 2,904 […]

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Jun 30, 2020, 8:08 AM

B.C. teenager photographs personal experiences of people around the world

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VANCOUVER — A 17-year-old British Columbia student has been documenting the personal experiences of strangers around the world during this pandemic one photograph at a time. Asalah Youssef of Langley Fine Arts School said the Screenshots of Home project came about from a yearning to create and connect with people who are united in isolation. “I mean, […]

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Jun 29, 2020, 7:07 AM

A look at how provinces plan to emerge from COVID-19 shutdown

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Provinces and territories have been releasing plans for easing restrictions that were put in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. Here is what some of the provinces have announced so far: Newfoundland and Labrador The province entered “Alert Level 3” on June 8 in its five stage reopening plan. It means groups of up to […]

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Jun 29, 2020, 7:07 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada

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The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4:00.am. on June 29, 2020: There are 103,250 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Quebec: 55,079 confirmed (including 5,448 deaths, 23,786 resolved) _ Ontario: 34,654 confirmed (including 2,658 deaths, 30,107 resolved) _ Alberta: 7,996 confirmed (including 154 deaths, 7,322 resolved) _ British Columbia: 2,878 confirmed […]

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Jun 29, 2020, 7:07 AM

Canada almost self-sufficient in PPE as Canadian businesses step up: PM

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OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canadian companies are now producing so much personal protective equipment needed in the fight against COVID-19 that Canada is almost at the point of being self-sufficient. He’ll underscore that contention today with a visit to a Kanata, Ont., brewery that has retooled to make hand sanitizer during the pandemic. The visit […]

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Jun 26, 2020, 8:08 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada

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The latest numbers of confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 6:15 a.m. ET on June 26, 2020: There are 102,622 confirmed and presumptive cases in Canada. _ Quebec: 55,079 confirmed (including 5,448 deaths, 23,786 resolved) _ Ontario: 34,205 confirmed (including 2,641 deaths, 29,528 resolved) _ Alberta: 7,851 confirmed (including 154 deaths, 7,191 resolved) […]

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Jun 26, 2020, 8:08 AM

A look at how provinces plan to emerge from COVID-19 shutdown

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Provinces and territories have been releasing plans for easing restrictions that were put in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. Here is what some of the provinces have announced so far: Newfoundland and Labrador The province entered “Alert Level 3” on June 8 in its five stage reopening plan. It means groups of up to […]

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Jun 26, 2020, 8:08 AM

A look at how provinces plan to emerge from COVID-19 shutdown

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Provinces and territories have been releasing plans for easing restrictions that were put in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. Here is what some of the provinces have announced so far: Newfoundland and Labrador The province entered “Alert Level 3” on June 8 in its five stage reopening plan. It means groups of up to […]

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Jun 25, 2020, 8:08 AM

Study finds Canada’s proportion of LTC deaths double the average of other nations

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TORONTO — A new study finds the proportion of Canadian COVID-19 deaths that have occurred in long-term care facilities is about twice the average of rates from other developed nations. The analysis released today by the Canadian Institute for Health Information provides a damning snapshot of senior care as of May 25, when LTC residents […]

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Jun 25, 2020, 8:08 AM

Long-awaited details of federal student service grant to be unveiled today

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OTTAWA — The federal government is to launch a program today aimed at encouraging students to volunteer in the fight against COVID-19 — more than two months after first announcing it and just in time for those who haven’t been able to find a summer job. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is also expected to announce […]

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Jun 25, 2020, 8:08 AM

Walmart Canada ‘All Lives Matter’ T-shirts draw fire from social media users

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Sale of T-shirts on Walmart Canada’s website with the words “All Lives Matter” printed across the front has drawn furor from social media users. The company is also selling T-shirts with “Blue Lives Matter” and “Irish Lives Matter” printed across them. In a statement, Walmart Canada says it stands against any form of racism or discrimination and promotes […]

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Jun 24, 2020, 8:08 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada

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The latest numbers of confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 2 a.m. ET on June 24, 2020: There are 101,963 confirmed and presumptive cases in Canada. _ Quebec: 54,884 confirmed (including 5,424 deaths, 23,620 resolved) _ Ontario: 33,853 confirmed (including 2,619 deaths, 29,107 resolved)THE CANADIAN PRESS _ Alberta: 7,781 confirmed (including 153 deaths, […]

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Jun 24, 2020, 8:08 AM

More GTA businesses open up and the Hockey Hall of Fame; In The News for June 24

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In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what’s on the radar of our editors for the morning of June 24 … What we are watching in Canada …  TORONTO — Ontario’s two most heavily populated regions will see more businesses open their doors today as Toronto and Peel move […]

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Jun 24, 2020, 8:08 AM

A long fight to make the Air India bombing a ‘Canadian’ tragedy

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In today’s Big Story podcast, today is the 35th anniversary of the Air India bombing, which killed 329 people, 280 of them Canadian citizens. In the immediate tragedy, the terrorist attack was seen largely as a foreign incident. As recently as 2007, not even half of Canadians considered it a “Canadian” tragedy. Why did the […]

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Jun 23, 2020, 8:08 AM

Two-thirds favour keeping 2 metres physical distance: Leger poll

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Two-thirds of Canadians don’t want to relax physical distancing rules imposed to curb the spread of COVID-19, a new poll suggests. And even if they were relaxed, a strong majority wouldn’t be comfortable taking part in activities that would bring them closer to other people, like going to a movie theatre. Sixty-six per cent of […]

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Jun 23, 2020, 8:08 AM

Health Canada recalls more hand sanitizers that contain industrial-grade ethanol

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Health Canada has recalled three more hand sanitizer brands because they say it contains industrial-grade ethanol that has not been authorized to use in hand sanitizers in Canada. The original recall was issued earlier this month and was expanded on Monday to include Gel Antiseptique Pour Les Mains, Germzero, and Tekare Instant Hand Cleanser Gel. Click […]

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Jun 23, 2020, 8:08 AM

Quebec, Saskatchewan and Manitoba easing more COVID-19 restrictions

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Quebec, Saskatchewan and Manitoba are all easing more of the restrictions they implemented to slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. Quebec, which accounts for just over half of Canada’s COVID-19 cases, is reopening several sectors today, impacting the Montreal area in particular. Restaurants can open again in the greater Montreal and Joliette areas while indoor […]

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Jun 22, 2020, 8:08 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada

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The latest numbers of confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. on June 22, 2020: There are 101,337 confirmed and presumptive cases in Canada. _ Quebec: 54,766 confirmed (including 5,417 deaths, 23,322 resolved) _ Ontario: 33,476 confirmed (including 2,606 deaths, 28,719 resolved) _ Alberta: 7,704 confirmed (including 152 deaths, 7,018 resolved) […]

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Jun 22, 2020, 8:08 AM

Racism in Canada’s military and a deal with Mexico; In The News for June 22

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In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what’s on the radar of our editors for the morning of June 22 … What we are watching in Canada …  OTTAWA — Canada’s top military and civilian defence officials have apologized for not responding sooner to questions about systemic racism in […]

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Jun 22, 2020, 8:08 AM

China charges 2 Canadians with spying in Huawei-linked case

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China has charged two detained Canadians with spying, escalating tensions between the two countries following the arrest in Vancouver 18 months ago of a senior Huawei executive wanted on U.S. charges. Chinese prosecutors said Friday that Michael Kovrig was charged in Beijing on suspicion of spying for state secrets and intelligence. Michael Spavor was charged […]

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Jun 19, 2020, 9:09 AM

Retail sales plunged 26.4 per cent in April: StatsCan

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OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says retail sales fell by more than a quarter in April as motor vehicle and parts dealers took the largest hit due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The agency says retail sales fell 26.4 per cent to $34.7 billion in April leaving them down 33.6 per cent since physical distancing measures were […]

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Jun 19, 2020, 9:09 AM

Juneteenth in Tulsa: freedom still a distant, delayed dream for Black America

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TULSA, Okla. — Black Americans are gathering today to mark the anniversary of an emancipation that came two and a half years late — liberty that many say feels like it never came at all. It’s been 155 years since slaves in Texas learned of their freedom on June 19, 1865, nearly 30 months after Abraham […]

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Jun 19, 2020, 9:09 AM

Trudeau government passes confidence test with support from New Democrats

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The federal Liberal government avoided defeat with help from the NDP on Wednesday as the two joined forces to pass a multibillion-dollar spending bill in the House of Commons and avert a summer election. The result had been considered a foregone conclusion after the Liberals assured the New Democrats’ support – and their own survival […]

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Jun 18, 2020, 9:09 AM

N.S. inmates worry housing during COVID-19 could end unless funding extended

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HALIFAX — Several advocacy groups in Nova Scotia say 20 provincial inmates who shifted to community housing during the COVID-19 crisis could lose their residences by the end of the month unless a fresh source of funding can be found. A release from the John Howard Society of Nova Scotia, the Elizabeth Fry Society of Mainland Nova Scotia, and Coverdale Courtwork […]

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Jun 18, 2020, 9:09 AM

Stakes high for second debate of Conservative party leadership race

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The stakes are high tonight for the four contenders for leadership of the Conservative party as they face off in what’s likely the final debate of the race. All four will be fresh off last night’s French-language debate, a nearly two hour event that largely saw Erin O’Toole and Peter MacKay dominate in heated exchanges on […]

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Jun 18, 2020, 9:09 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada

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The latest numbers of confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. on June 17, 2020: There are 99,467 confirmed and presumptive cases in Canada. _ Quebec: 54,146 confirmed (including 5,269 deaths, 22,350 resolved) _ Ontario: 32,554 confirmed (including 2,538 deaths, 27,431 resolved) _ Alberta: 7,482 confirmed (including 151 deaths, 6,882 resolved) […]

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Jun 17, 2020, 9:09 AM

Conservative leadership debate and India-China clash; In The News for June 17

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In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what’s on the radar of our editors for the morning of June 17 … — N.B. Premier meets with First Nations leaders … FREDERICTON — New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs will likely face some tough questions today when he meets with First Nations leaders. […]

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Jun 17, 2020, 9:09 AM

Annual inflation rate in May sinks to 0.4%

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Statistics Canada says inflation pulled back even further in May as businesses shut due to the COVID-19 pandemic began to reopen slowly. The agency says the consumer price index fell 0.4 per cent compared with a year ago, making it the second month in a row for negative inflation after a 0.2 per cent drop […]

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Jun 17, 2020, 9:09 AM

A look at how provinces plan to emerge from COVID-19 shutdown

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Provinces have been releasing plans for easing restrictions that were put in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. Here is what some of the provinces have announced so far: Newfoundland and Labrador The province entered “Alert Level 3” on June 8 in its five stage reopening plan. It means groups of up to 20 […]

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Jun 16, 2020, 9:09 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada

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The latest numbers of confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. on June 16, 2020: There are 99,147 confirmed and presumptive cases in Canada. _ Quebec: 54,054 confirmed (including 5,242 deaths, 22,213 resolved) _ Ontario: 32,370 confirmed (including 2,527 deaths, 27,213 resolved) _ Alberta: 7,453 confirmed (including 151 deaths, 6,862 resolved) […]

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Jun 16, 2020, 9:09 AM

Trust in police questioned and whistle while you work; In The News for June 16

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In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what’s on the radar of our editors for the morning of June 16 … — Police poll … OTTAWA — More Canadians are questioning their trust in the police as protests against racism and police brutality sparked by the killing of George Floyd […]

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Jun 16, 2020, 9:09 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada

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The latest numbers of confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. on June 15, 2020: There are 98,787 confirmed and presumptive cases in Canada. _ Quebec: 53,952 confirmed (including 5,222 deaths, 21,742 resolved) _ Ontario: 32,189 confirmed (including 2,519 deaths, 26,961 resolved) _ Alberta: 7,433 confirmed (including 150 deaths, 6,861 resolved) […]

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Jun 15, 2020, 8:08 AM

A look at how provinces plan to emerge from COVID-19 shutdown

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Provinces have been releasing plans for easing restrictions that were put in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. Here is what some of the provinces have announced so far: Newfoundland and Labrador The province entered “Alert Level 3” on June 8 in its five stage reopening plan. It means groups of up to 20 […]

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Jun 15, 2020, 8:08 AM

National Housing Council staffing and B.C. oil leak; In The News for June 15

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In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what’s on the radar of our editors for the morning of June 15 … — COVID-19 in Canada … OTTAWA — A key body the Liberals vowed to create to help resolve systemic inequities in Canada’s housing system remains unstaffed, with delays in […]

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Jun 15, 2020, 8:08 AM

RCMP workforce equity drive spun its wheels last year, new statistics indicate

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OTTAWA — A drive to make the RCMP’s workforce more diverse stalled last year as the Mounties struggled to become fully representative of the communities they police, newly available statistics show. The national police force’s report on employment equity for 2018-19 says the diversity of its overall workforce had “not changed by any significant measure” from the previous year. The […]

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Jun 12, 2020, 8:08 AM

Caution abounds as Alberta eases huge raft of COVID-19 restrictions

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CALGARY — Restaurateur Leslie Echino laughs at the notion that even as Alberta lifts many more COVID-19 restrictions her business could return to anywhere close to normal. Restaurants, bars, lounges and cafes will no longer be limited to half capacity starting today, although they will still have to follow distancing rules and seat no more than six people per table. […]

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Jun 12, 2020, 8:08 AM

RCMP equity drive and Bell pulls Mulroney series; In The News for June 12

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In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what’s on the radar of our editors for the morning of June 12 … — COVID-19 in Canada … Alberta and Ontario are taking the next steps to reopening and getting life as close to normal as possible while COVID-19 lurks. Alberta Premier […]

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Jun 12, 2020, 8:08 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada

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The latest numbers of confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. on June 11, 2020: There are 97,125 confirmed and presumptive cases in Canada. _ Quebec: 53,341 confirmed (including 5,081 deaths, 19,841 resolved) _ Ontario: 31,341 confirmed (including 2,475 deaths, 25,380 resolved) _ Alberta: 7,276 confirmed (including 151 deaths, 6,754 resolved) […]

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Jun 11, 2020, 8:08 AM

Almost two-thirds of Canadians believe systemic racism exists in the country: poll

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More than two-thirds of Canadians believe discrimination is common in the country and another 61 per cent think systemic or institutional racism exists in Canada. The poll from Abacus Data examined the way Canadians see discrimination and racism, as anti-Black racism protests continue across the globe in response to the death of George Floyd. In […]

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Jun 11, 2020, 8:08 AM

Federal prison chaplains escalate fight for collective agreement

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OTTAWA — Federal prison chaplains are stepping up a bid to negotiate their first collective agreement to secure better wages and working conditions. The chaplains, who provide spiritual care to federal inmates across Canada, are applying to the government for conciliation to help reach an agreement. The United Steelworkers union represents about 180 chaplains representing a variety of faiths and spiritual practices following a 2019 […]

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Jun 11, 2020, 8:08 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada

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The latest numbers of confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. ET on June 10, 2020: There are 96,653 confirmed and presumptive cases in Canada. _ Quebec: 53,185 confirmed (including 5,029 deaths, 19,361 resolved) _ Ontario: 31,090 confirmed (including 2,464 deaths, 24,829 resolved) _ Alberta: 7,229 confirmed (including 151 deaths, 6,722 […]

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Jun 10, 2020, 10:10 AM

Confusion over mask advice and Leafs hit the ice; In The News for June 10

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In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what’s on the radar of our editors for the morning of June 10 … — COVID-19 in Canada … Parliament’s spending watchdog will detail today the possible costs associated with extending and changing the Canada Emergency Response Benefit. Budget officer Yves Giroux’s report […]

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Jun 10, 2020, 10:10 AM

No apparent opposition support for feds’ latest pandemic emergency bill

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OTTAWA – The non-partisan spirit that has allowed Parliament to swiftly pass emergency legislation during the COVID-19 pandemic seems likely to come to an abrupt end today. And that could leave in limbo a number of promised measures, including benefits for disabled Canadians and expansion of the wage subsidy program to include seasonal workers and […]

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Jun 10, 2020, 9:09 AM

A look at how provinces plan to emerge from COVID-19 shutdown

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Provinces have been releasing plans for easing restrictions that were put in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. Here is what some of the provinces have announced so far: Newfoundland and Labrador The province entered “Alert Level 3” on June 8 in its five stage reopening plan.  It means groups of up to 20 […]

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Jun 9, 2020, 8:08 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada

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The latest numbers of confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. ET on June 9, 2020: There are 96,244 confirmed and presumptive cases in Canada. _ Quebec: 53,047 confirmed (including 4,984 deaths, 18,714 resolved) _ Ontario: 30,860 confirmed (including 2,450 deaths, 24,492 resolved) _ Alberta: 7,202 confirmed (including 149 deaths, 6,698 […]

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Jun 9, 2020, 8:08 AM

Floyd mourned and U.S. not investigating Prince Andrew; In The News for June 9

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In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what’s on the radar of our editors for the morning of June 9 … — COVID-19 in Canada … A new poll suggests Canadians are increasingly wearing protective face masks as they emerge from months of isolating at home to curb the spread […]

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Jun 9, 2020, 8:08 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada

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The latest numbers of confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. on June 8, 2020: There are 95,699 confirmed and presumptive cases in Canada. _ Quebec: 52,849 confirmed (including 4,978 deaths, 18,714 resolved) _ Ontario: 30,617 confirmed (including 2,426 deaths, 24,252 resolved) _ Alberta: 7,138 confirmed (including 146 deaths, 6,656 resolved) […]

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Jun 8, 2020, 9:09 AM

A look at how provinces plan to emerge from COVID-19 shutdown

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Provinces have been releasing plans for easing restrictions that were put in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. Here is what some of the provinces have announced so far: Newfoundland and Labrador The province enters “Alert Level 3” today (June 8) in its five stage reopening plan.  It means groups of up to 20 […]

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Jun 8, 2020, 9:09 AM

Possible motivation and the street protests continue; In The News for June 8

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In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what’s on the radar of our editors for the morning of June 8 … — What we are watching in Canada … HALIFAX — More than seven weeks after a man disguised as a Mountie killed 22 people in rural Nova Scotia, […]

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Jun 8, 2020, 9:09 AM

LGBTQ2SA+ Resources Across Canada

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June is PRIDE month. In order to support the shift towards inclusion and equality, Breakfast Television is listing the top Canadian resources for LGBTQ2SA+ individuals.   Community/Support Resources Kind: Ottawa based organization that simply provides a space where LGBT+ people can just be. They also provide personal and peer support, as well as various resources […]

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Jun 8, 2020, 7:07 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada

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The latest numbers of confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. on June 5, 2020: There are 93,726 confirmed and presumptive cases in Canada. _ Quebec: 52,143 confirmed (including 4,885 deaths, 17,098 resolved) _ Ontario: 29,403 confirmed (including 2,357 deaths, 23,208 resolved) _ Alberta: 7,091 confirmed (including 146 deaths, 6,611 resolved […]

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Jun 5, 2020, 8:08 AM

Floyd mourned in Minneapolis and march in Ottawa; In The News for June 5

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In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what’s on the radar of our editors for the morning of June 5 … — What we are watching in Canada … Demonstrators plan to march from Parliament Hill through Ottawa streets in mid-afternoon today to honour black lives lost at the […]

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Jun 5, 2020, 8:08 AM

Majority of Canadians feel prejudice is a ‘serious problem’ in this country, poll finds

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As protests over the death of George Floyd continue across the globe, here at home a new poll has found that most Canadians feel prejudice against visible minorities in our country is a “serious problem.” In this poll, which was conducted by Dart and Maru/Blue, 69 per cent of respondents said prejudice is a “serious […]

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Jun 5, 2020, 8:08 AM

A look at how provinces plan to emerge from COVID-19 shutdown

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Provinces have been releasing plans for easing restrictions that were put in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. Here is what some of the provinces have announced so far: Newfoundland and Labrador Newfoundland and Labrador announced on May 29 that “bubbles” that had been limited to two households could invite six additional people into […]

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Jun 4, 2020, 9:09 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada

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The latest numbers of confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. ET on June 4, 2020: There are 93,085 confirmed and presumptive cases in Canada. _ Quebec: 51,884 confirmed (including 4,794 deaths, 17,098 resolved) _ Ontario: 29,047 confirmed (including 2,312 deaths, 22,811 resolved) _ Alberta: 7,076 confirmed (including 145 deaths, 6,587 […]

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Jun 4, 2020, 9:09 AM

Officers charged in Floyd death and vaccine summit; In The News for June 4

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In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what’s on the radar of our editors for the morning of June 4 … — American anti-racism protests … Prosecutors charged three more police officers in the death of George Floyd and filed a new, tougher charge against the officer at the centre […]

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Jun 4, 2020, 9:09 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada

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The latest numbers of confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. ET on June 3, 2020: There are 92,410 confirmed and presumptive cases in Canada. _ Quebec: 51,593 confirmed (including 4,713 deaths, 16,803 resolved) _ Ontario: 28,709 confirmed (including 2,293 deaths, 22,484 resolved) _ Alberta: 7,057 confirmed (including 143 deaths, 6,537 […]

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Jun 3, 2020, 8:08 AM

Defence Department accused of using pandemic to withhold info from Parliament

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OTTAWA — The Department of National Defence stands accused of trying to take advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic to withhold information from Parliament and Canadians. There has been widespread concern about federal departments failing to respond to access-to-information requests since the crisis first started in earnest in March, but the Opposition Conservatives say the problem […]

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Jun 3, 2020, 8:08 AM

Trump decries ‘lowlifes’ and racism in Canada; In The News for June 3

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In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what’s on the radar of our editors for the morning of June 3 … — American anti-racism protests … Undeterred by curfews, protesters streamed back into the nation’s streets Tuesday, hours after President Donald Trump pressed governors to put down the violence set […]

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Jun 3, 2020, 8:08 AM

Canadian health officials urge rally-goers to keep COVID-19 in mind

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OTTAWA — As protesters keep up their anti-racism rallies on both sides of the border, top health officials are hoping they don’t forget about the risk of COVID-19. Canadian health officials are not suggesting people avoid protests, but they are stressing the importance of hand sanitizer and masks. With physical distance being nearly impossible in some of these […]

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Jun 2, 2020, 8:08 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada

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The latest numbers of confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. ET on June 2, 2020: There are 91,705 confirmed and presumptive cases in Canada. _ Quebec: 51,354 confirmed (including 4,661 deaths, 16,597 resolved) _ Ontario: 28,263 confirmed (including 2,276 deaths, 22,153 resolved) _ Alberta: 7,044 confirmed (including 143 deaths, 6,501 […]

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Jun 2, 2020, 8:08 AM

Trump threatens military force and Snowbird crash investigation; In The News for June 2

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In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what’s on the radar of our editors for the morning of June 2 … — American anti-racism protests … Wielding extraordinary federal authority, President Donald Trump threatened the nation’s governors that he would deploy the military to states if they did not stamp […]

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Jun 2, 2020, 8:08 AM

Black Organizations And Anti-Racist Groups In Canada

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This weekend, we saw a wave of support against police brutality and demonstrations in response to the death of George Flloyd, who died after a Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee into Floyd’s neck. We are not victimless in Canada; Police violence and discrimination happens across our nation. In order to effectively support those affected […]

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Jun 2, 2020, 8:08 AM

Montreal protest against anti-black racism, police impunity turns violent

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A Montreal anti-racism protest demanding justice for a black Minnesota man who died following a police intervention last week degenerated into clashes between police and some demonstrators on Sunday night. About three hours after a march that snaked its way through downtown Montreal on Sunday afternoon had ended, Montreal police declared the gathering illegal after […]

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Jun 1, 2020, 8:08 AM

‘It’s unsettling:’ Ranchers and feedlots worried about future impact of COVID-19

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CREMONA, Alta. — A cacophony of bellowing cattle makes it hard to hear the other hoof drop, but rancher Bruce Bird knows that it’s coming. Bird runs a cow-calf operation and had to shout to be heard during annual branding last week on his ranch near Cremona, 80 kilometres northwest of Calgary. Over a hundred calves were run […]

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Jun 1, 2020, 8:08 AM

More provinces moving to further loosen COVID-19 restrictions

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OTTAWA — As COVID-19 cases continue to decline in much of the country, some provinces are moving today to loosen more of the restrictions they implemented to slow the spread of the pandemic. British Columbia is giving parents the option of sending their children back to school on a part-time basis. For kindergarten to Grade […]

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Jun 1, 2020, 8:08 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada

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The latest numbers of confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. ET on May 29, 2020: There are 88,512 confirmed and presumptive cases in Canada. _ Quebec: 49,702 confirmed (including 4,302 deaths, 15,618 resolved) _ Ontario: 26,866 confirmed (including 2,189 deaths, 20,673 resolved) _ Alberta: 6,955 confirmed (including 143 deaths, 6,160 […]

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May 29, 2020, 8:08 AM

USMCA poised for star turn and protests in Minneapolis; In The News for May 29

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In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what’s on the radar of our editors for the morning of May 29 … — COVID-19 in Canada … The federal government is pumping millions more into helping remote and rural Indigenous communities cope with the COVID-19 crisis. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau […]

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May 29, 2020, 8:08 AM

Statistics Canada says Q1 GDP worst showing since 2009

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Statistics Canada says the economy in the first quarter had its worst showing since 2009 as steps taken to slow the spread of COVID-19 forced businesses across the country to close their doors and lay off workers. Statistics Canada says gross domestic product fell at an annualized rate of 8.2 per cent in the first […]

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May 29, 2020, 8:08 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada

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The latest numbers of confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. on May 28, 2020: There are 87,519 confirmed and presumptive cases in Canada. _ Quebec: 49,139 confirmed (including 4,228 deaths, 15,319 resolved) _ Ontario: 26,483 confirmed (including 2,155 deaths, 20,372 resolved) _ Alberta: 6,926 confirmed (including 141 deaths, 6,106 resolved) […]

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May 28, 2020, 9:09 AM

Legal experts weigh in on Meng Wanzhou decision from B.C. Supreme Court

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VANCOUVER — A loss in court for Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou has prompted another round of legal arguments in her attempt to avoid extradition to the United States on fraud charges. Associate Chief Justice Heather Holmes of the B.C. Supreme Court ruled Wednesday the charges Meng faces in America could also be a crime in Canada and the case should proceed, […]

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May 28, 2020, 9:09 AM

Retaliation after Meng ruling and Trump on Twitter; In The News for May 28

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In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what’s on the radar of our editors for the morning of May 28 … — COVID-19 in Canada … The Team Canada spirit that has prevailed among first ministers during the COVID-19 crisis will be put to the test today as Justin […]

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May 28, 2020, 9:09 AM

Some employees miss working in air-conditioned spaces as central Canada sizzles

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Natasha Burtenshaw-deVries lives in one of several apartments in a converted house in Brantford, Ont., that doesn’t have central air conditioning. Her mom purchased her “a bit of a pity gift” of a window air-conditioning unit, and Burtenshaw-deVries invested in several stand up fans during the year she’s lived there. As central Canada prepares for another […]

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May 27, 2020, 9:09 AM

Long-term care home report and JK Rowling’s new story; In The News for May 27

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In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what’s on the radar of our editors for the morning of May 27 … — COVID-19 in Canada … Members of Parliament will make history today as a few dozen of them gather in the House of Commons, where they’ll be joined […]

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May 27, 2020, 9:09 AM

Twenty-nine of Canada’s 48 national parks to reopen to day-use visitors June 1

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More than half of Canada’s national parks — including Banff in Alberta, Pacific Rim in British Columbia and Cape Breton Highlands in Nova Scotia — are to reopen June 1. Minister of Environment Jonathan Wilkinson says 29 of the 48 national parks will open for day use, and there will be access to washrooms. “It’s an opportunity for folks, particularly those who […]

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May 27, 2020, 9:09 AM

HISTORY MADE AS SIMON COWELL CROWNS WINNER OF CANADIAN FAMILY’S GOT TALENT

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History was made on Citytv’s Breakfast Television this morning as singing trio CZN was announced the winner of Canadian Family’s Got Talent. The competition came to a stunning finale as Simon Cowell of America’s Got Talent infamy awarded the Toronto, Ontario trio with the award Tuesday morning. Simon had some complimentary words to say to […]

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May 26, 2020, 9:09 AM

Feds to update efforts to procure COVID-19-related protective equipment

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OTTAWA — The federal government will update Canadians today on the results of the mad scramble to procure personal protective equipment _ just as demand is poised to skyrocket with more people returning to work and public health officials preparing for a potential second wave of COVID-19 infections. As of May 19, data posted by […]

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May 26, 2020, 9:09 AM

Military reports 36 cases of COVID-19 in members working in nursing homes

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The Canadian Forces say 36 members working in long-term care homes in Ontario and Quebec have now become sick with COVID-19. That’s up from 28 cases of the novel coronavirus among those troops less than a week ago. The military has been deployed to nursing homes in the two provinces to reinforce workers overwhelmed by […]

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May 26, 2020, 9:09 AM

Heat wave forces cities to rethink how to offer heat relief under COVID-19

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A heat wave engulfing large swaths of Ontario and Quebec is forcing cities such as Toronto to rethink how they offer relief in light of restrictions meant to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. Libraries, community centres and pools — spaces where residents can traditionally go to cool down — remain closed due to COVID-19-related health measures […]

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May 26, 2020, 8:08 AM

‘It’s awful’: Calgary homeless sleeping outdoors over fears of catching COVID-19

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CALGARY — Gordon Kelter has something to fear more than not having a bed to sleep in at night — catching COVID-19. “Worried about catching it? Are you kidding me?” said Kelter as he searched behind some dumpsters for his backpack on a recent night in Calgary’s downtown East Village neighbourhood. Kelter, who has been homeless for […]

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May 25, 2020, 9:09 AM

The plan for Parliament and COVID-19 transparency; In The News for May 25

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In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what’s on the radar of our editors for the morning of May 25 … — COVID-19 in Canada … OTTAWA — The House of Commons is meeting today to decide, again, how it’s going to function as COVID-19 restrictions gradually lift across […]

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May 25, 2020, 9:09 AM

Chef Devan Rajkumar’s crispiest fried chicken

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INGREDIENTS 1 broken down into 10 pieces, breasts cut in half whole chicken ¼ cup all-purpose flour ¼ cup corn starch ¼ cup rice flour 2 tsp Montreal steak spice 500ml buttermilk 2 tsp kosher salt for frying vegetable oil for garnish maldon salt METHOD In an appropriate vessel combine buttermilk and 2 tsp salt. Place chicken in buttermilk brine for minimum two hours but […]

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May 25, 2020, 7:07 AM

A look at how provinces plan to emerge from COVID-19 shutdown

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Provinces have been releasing plans for easing restrictions that were put in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. Here is what some of the provinces have announced so far: Newfoundland and Labrador Newfoundland and Labrador lifted some of the public health restrictions imposed to slow the spread of COVID-19 on May 11. The province […]

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May 22, 2020, 8:08 AM

Canadian peacekeeping levels hit lowest level in more than 60 years

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OTTAWA — Canada’s contribution to peacekeeping has reached what is believed to be an all-time low, even as the Liberal government makes its final push to secure a coveted seat on the United Nations Security Council. UN figures show there were 35 Canadian military and police officers deployed on peacekeeping operations at the end of […]

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May 22, 2020, 8:08 AM

Boosting COVID-19 testing and signs in the sewage; In The News for May 22

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In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what’s on the radar of our editors for the morning of May 22 … — COVID-19 in Canada … OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be under pressure today to detail how the federal government will help provinces massively scale up […]

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May 22, 2020, 8:08 AM

Masks problematic for asthmatic, hearing-impaired, people living with autism

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Face masks are dangerous to the health of some Canadians and problematic for some others. In recommending people wear masks in public to prevent the spread of COVID-19, national chief public health officer Theresa Tam has also warned against judging those who can’t wear them. “Be very aware of those with different types of cognitive, intellectual disabilities, those who are hearing […]

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May 21, 2020, 8:08 AM

Masks dangerous for some and uncertain future for Italy’s eateries; In The News for May 21

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In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what’s on the radar of our editors for the morning of May 21 … — COVID-19 in Canada … The federal government will provide today more financial support to help off-reserve Indigenous People weather the COVID-19 pandemic.THE CANADIAN PRESS The additional funding […]

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May 21, 2020, 8:08 AM

Feds to announce additional pandemic funding for off-reserve Indigenous People

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In mid-March, the government created the $305-million Indigenous Community Support Fund, most of which went to organizations representing First Nations, Inuit and Metis communities to help them prepare for and cope with the pandemic. Only $15 million of that was allotted for off-reserve organizations, even though they serve more than half of Canada’s Indigenous population, […]

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May 21, 2020, 8:08 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada

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The latest numbers of confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. on May 20, 2020: There are 79,112 confirmed and presumptive cases in Canada. _ Quebec: 44,197 confirmed (including 3,647 deaths, 12,497 resolved) _ Ontario: 23,384 confirmed (including 1,919 deaths, 17,898 resolved) _ Alberta: 6,716 confirmed (including 128 deaths, 5,584 resolved) […]

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May 20, 2020, 8:08 AM

A look at how provinces plan to emerge from COVID-19 shutdown

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Provinces have been releasing plans for easing restrictions that were put in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. Here is what some of the provinces have announced so far: Newfoundland and Labrador Newfoundland and Labrador lifted some of the public health restrictions imposed to slow the spread of COVID-19 on May 11. The province […]

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May 20, 2020, 8:08 AM

Details of loan program coming and Trump’s use of malaria drug; In The News for May 20

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In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what’s on the radar of our editors for the morning of May 20 … — COVID-19 in Canada … The federal government is beefing up efforts to persuade businesses to rehire workers now that Canada’s economy is starting to emerge from the […]

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May 20, 2020, 8:08 AM

Some businesses take first, cautious steps to reopening after long weekend

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OTTAWA — Businesses in some provinces begin reopening today as the government eases restrictions aimed at curbing the COVID-19 pandemic. While a number of them spent the long weekend preparing for the reopening, some businesses say they’re still trying to figure out the new guidelines. Ontario and British Columbia have given the go-ahead to certain retail stores to open their […]

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May 19, 2020, 8:08 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada

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The latest numbers of confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. ET on May 19, 2020: There are 78,072 confirmed and presumptive cases in Canada. _ Quebec: 43,627 confirmed (including 3,596 deaths, 12,045 resolved) _ Ontario: 22,957 confirmed (including 1,904 deaths, 17,638 resolved) _ Alberta: 6,683 confirmed (including 128 deaths, 5,519 […]

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May 19, 2020, 8:08 AM

Some shops reopen and WHO bows to calls for virus probe; In The News for May 19

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In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what’s on the radar of our editors for the morning of May 19 … — COVID-19 in Canada …. Businesses in some provinces spent the long weekend preparing to reopen ahead of an easing of restrictions aimed at curbing the COVID-19 pandemic, […]

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May 19, 2020, 8:08 AM

Burgers, ice cream, doughnuts and plants: Queues forming for non-essential items

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Long lines of people waiting to get into big-box and grocery stores were an early phenomenon of the COVID-19 pandemic. Another type of queue has emerged and it’s not for toilet paper. Cars lined up for doughnuts and, more recently, for ice cream and burgers at drive-thrus have backed up traffic at various locales in Canada. Rob Ladouceur and his wife waited in their car on […]

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May 15, 2020, 9:09 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada

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The latest numbers of confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. ET on May 15, 2020: There are 73,401 confirmed and presumptive cases in Canada. _ Quebec: 40,724 confirmed (including 3,351 deaths, 10,829 resolved) _ Ontario: 21,494 confirmed (including 1,798 deaths, 16,204 resolved) _ Alberta: 6,457 confirmed (including 121 deaths, 5,205 resolved) […]

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May 15, 2020, 9:09 AM

Emergency wage subsidy and the long-term effect of grief; In The News for May 15

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In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what’s on the radar of our editors for the morning of May 15 … — COVID-19 in Canada …. OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected to announce today an extension to the federal government’s 75 per cent emergency wage subsidy […]

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May 15, 2020, 9:09 AM

A look at how provinces plan to emerge from COVID-19 shutdown

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Provinces have been releasing plans for easing restrictions that were put in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. Here is what some of the provinces have announced so far: Newfoundland and Labrador Newfoundland and Labrador lifted some of the public health restrictions imposed to slow the spread of COVID-19 on Monday. The province is entering “alert […]

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May 14, 2020, 9:09 AM

Fighting the coronavirus pandemic could herald a rise in superbugs

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Copious use of hand sanitizer and disinfectant is crucial in the fight against the coronavirus, but it could be setting Canada back in the battle against superbugs. Microbiologists say antimicrobial resistant organisms, or superbugs, are a pandemic on the same scale as COVID-19, though it will play out on a much longer timeline. Antimicrobial resistance was […]

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May 14, 2020, 9:09 AM

Gradual reopening of national parks, historic sites to be announced

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OTTAWA — Canada is slowly beginning to emerge from its COVID-19 cocoon, with the federal government poised to announce a gradual reopening of national parks and heritage sites, and more provinces taking the first halting steps toward a return to normal. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson are expected to announce today plans […]

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May 14, 2020, 9:09 AM

Verdict expected for Calgary man accused of killing four-year-old daughter

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CALGARY — A judge is to deliver a verdict today for a man charged with killing his young daughter five years ago. Oluwatosin Oluwafemi, 44, has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder in the 2014 death of four-year-old Olive Rebekah Oluwafemi. The trial heard that Oluwafemi called his wife at work on the afternoon of Dec. […]

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May 13, 2020, 8:08 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada

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The latest numbers of confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. ET on May 13, 2020: There are 71,157 confirmed and presumptive cases in Canada. _ Quebec: 39,225 confirmed (including 3,131 deaths, 10,056 resolved) _ Ontario: 20,907 confirmed (including 1,725 deaths, 15,391 resolved) _ Alberta: 6,345 confirmed (including 118 deaths, 4,866 resolved) […]

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May 13, 2020, 8:08 AM

Details on $1B aid and Whitecaps back to training; In The News for May 13

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In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what’s on the radar of our editors for the morning of May 13 … — COVID-19 in Canada …. OTTAWA — The federal government will disclose details today of nearly $1 billion in emergency aid to be doled out to small businesses […]

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May 13, 2020, 8:08 AM

Reopening plans and Canadians’ anxiety on leaving home; In The News for May 12

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In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what’s on the radar of our editors for the morning of May 12 … — COVID-19 in Canada …. OTTAWA — Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland says Ottawa and Washington are working on plans to deal with an increase in cross-border traffic […]

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May 12, 2020, 8:08 AM

‘Fascinating’ Asian hornets don’t deserve ‘murder’ moniker: expert

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There’s only been a handful of confirmed sightings of Asian hornets in North America, but the swarm of ominous headlines has taken on biblical proportions. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the arrival of so-called ‘murder hornets’ made it feel like 2020 was the butt end of a cruel joke. Not only did we […]

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May 12, 2020, 8:08 AM

Bryan Adams facing criticism for profanity-laced rant on China, coronavirus

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Canadian musician Bryan Adams is facing criticism for what many are calling a racist post on social media. Adams was supposed to be starting a series of shows at London’s Royal Alert Hall. A post on his Instagram account from Monday states: “Tonight was supposed to be the beginning of a tenancy of gigs at […]

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May 12, 2020, 8:08 AM

Coronavirus testing, contact tracing key to fending off second wave, experts say

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VANCOUVER — Provinces hit hardest by COVID-19 have ramped up testing capacity as they plan to reopen their economies, but infectious disease experts say there will be recurring outbreaks without more robust testing, contact tracing and quarantine services across the country. A Canadian Press analysis of provincial data over a seven-week period starting in late March shows the provinces with the […]

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May 11, 2020, 9:09 AM

More coronavirus restrictions being lifted across the country

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Some significant steps will be taken Monday in the slow process of lifting restrictions imposed to limit the spread of the coronavirus pandemic in Canada. Quebec, which accounts for more than half of the country’s novel coronavirus cases, is reopening elementary schools and daycares outside the Montreal area. Students will be subject to physical distancing and frequent […]

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May 11, 2020, 8:08 AM

Relaxing restrictions and the Cargill concern: In The News for May 11

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In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what’s on the radar of our editors for the morning of May 11 … — COVID-19 in Canada …. Some significant steps will be taken today in the slow process of lifting restrictions imposed to limit the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic […]

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May 11, 2020, 8:08 AM

Virtual parliamentary proceedings cause spike in injuries for interpreters

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OTTAWA — Virtual sittings of the House of Commons and parliamentary committees are causing headaches for interpreters — literally. Coping with iffy audio quality, occasional feedback loops, new technology and MPs who speak too quickly has resulted in a steep increase in interpreters reporting workplace injuries, according to the union that represents some 70 accredited interpreters who […]

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May 8, 2020, 8:08 AM

A look at how provinces plan to emerge from COVID-19 shutdown

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Provinces have been releasing plans for easing restrictions that were put in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. Here is what some of the provinces have announced so far: Newfoundland and Labrador Newfoundland and Labrador plans to loosen some public health restrictions in a series of “alert levels” descending from five. The move to Level 4 […]

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May 8, 2020, 8:08 AM

Statistics Canada says nearly 2 million jobs lost in April

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The Canadian economy lost almost two million jobs in April, a record high, as the closure of non-essential services to slow the spread of the coronavirus devastated the economy and forced businesses to shutter temporarily. The loss of 1,993,800 comes on top of more than one million jobs lost in March. Statistics Canada says the […]

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May 8, 2020, 8:08 AM

Experts warn of increasing car use, loss of transit routes post-crisis

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VANCOUVER — Getting around Stanley Park since the pandemic struck is a new experience for Tom Green. Roads that weave through the urban forest in Vancouver have been closed to traffic, making space for residents to get fresh air at a physical distance. “It’s become a cycling and walking paradise and you can hear the birds better,” said […]

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May 7, 2020, 8:08 AM

A look at how provinces plan to emerge from COVID-19 shutdown

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Provinces have been releasing plans for easing restrictions that were put in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. Here is what some of the provinces have announced so far: Newfoundland and Labrador Newfoundland and Labrador plans to loosen some public health restrictions in a series of “alert levels” descending from five. The move to Level 4 […]

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May 7, 2020, 8:08 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada

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The latest numbers of confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. ET on May 7, 2020: There are 63,496 confirmed and presumptive cases in Canada. _ Quebec: 34,327 confirmed (including 2,510 deaths, 8,284 resolved) _ Ontario: 18,722 confirmed (including 1,429 deaths, 13,222 resolved) _ Alberta: 5,963 confirmed (including 112 deaths, 3,552 resolved) […]

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May 7, 2020, 8:08 AM

A look at how provinces plan to emerge from COVID-19 shutdown

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Provinces have been releasing plans for easing restrictions that were put in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. Here is what some of the provinces have announced so far: Newfoundland and Labrador Newfoundland and Labrador plans to loosen some public health restrictions in a series of “alert levels” descending from five. The move to Level 4 […]

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May 6, 2020, 8:08 AM

Ceremony to be held for service members who died in helicopter crash

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The Canadian military is to hold a special ramp ceremony Wednesday at Canadian Forces Base Trenton to repatriate remains of a service member and honour all six who died in a helicopter crash off the coast of Greece. The Cyclone helicopter carrying six Armed Forces members crashed into the Ionian Sea on April 29. Defence […]

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May 6, 2020, 8:08 AM

MPs convene today and a special ramp ceremony; In The News for May 6

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In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what’s on the radar of our editors for the morning of May 5 … — COVID-19 in Canada … OTTAWA — The Trudeau government is expected to face a grilling today from opposition parties over its handling of the COVID-19 crisis. A […]

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May 6, 2020, 8:08 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada

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The latest numbers of confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. ET on May 5, 2020: There are 60,772 confirmed and presumptive cases in Canada. _ Quebec: 32,623 confirmed (including 2,280 deaths, 7,578 resolved) _ Ontario: 17,923 confirmed (including 1,300 deaths, 12,505 resolved) _ Alberta: 5,836 confirmed (including 104 deaths, 2,942 […]

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May 5, 2020, 8:08 AM

COVID-19 aid for farmers and rescuing Cirque du Soleil; In The News for May 5

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In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what’s on the radar of our editors for the morning of May 5 … — COVID-19 in Canada … OTTAWA — The Trudeau government is expected to announce today significant, targeted financial support for farmers hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. The […]

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May 5, 2020, 8:08 AM

Most Canadians comfortable with pace of easing coronavirus restrictions: poll

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OTTAWA — As provinces start to tiptoe toward normalcy by gently lifting restrictions aimed at slowing the spread of COVID-19, a new poll suggests Canadians are largely happy with the pace. People in most provinces taking steps to reopen were between 60 and 70 per cent supportive of those moves, while 16 to 30 per […]

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May 5, 2020, 8:08 AM

Provinces must give emotional support to returning students: education advocates

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VANCOUVER — Bored and isolated students are spending too many hours online and some have started using more substances, but all students will need extra emotional support when classes resume, says a psychiatrist who specializes in youth mental health. Dr. Shimi Kang said that while teens typically question authority and act impulsively some are now self-medicating with substances or ignoring physical distancing measures as a […]

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May 4, 2020, 8:08 AM

Several provinces begin easing COVID-19 lockdown restrictions

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OTTAWA — A much anticipated new phase in the COVID-19 pandemic starts today with several provinces beginning the process of slowly loosening some of their lockdown restrictions. Quebec, which accounts for more than half of Canada’s coronavirus cases, including deaths from the illness, is reopening retail stores outside Montreal while those in the greater Montreal area are to reopen on […]

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May 4, 2020, 8:08 AM

In The News for May 4

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In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what’s on the radar of our editors for the morning of May 4 … — COVID-19 in Canada … A new phase in the COVID-19 pandemic starts today with several provinces beginning the process of slowly loosening some of their lockdown restrictions. […]

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May 4, 2020, 8:08 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada

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The latest numbers of confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. ET on May 1, 2020: There are 53,236 confirmed and presumptive cases in Canada. _ Quebec: 27,538 confirmed (including 1,859 deaths, 6,299 resolved) _ Ontario: 16,187 confirmed (including 1,082 deaths, 10,205 resolved) _ Alberta: 5,355 confirmed (including 89 deaths, 2,161 resolved) _ […]

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May 1, 2020, 8:08 AM

COVID-19 threat to Indigenous people and quaratine stream; In The News for May 1

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In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what’s on the radar of our editors for the morning of May 1 … — COVID-19 in Canada … OTTAWA —The federal government will be under pressure today to explain what it’s doing to prevent COVID-19 from spreading like wildfire through […]

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May 1, 2020, 8:08 AM

C.D. Howe’s Business Cycle Council says country has entered a recession

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TORONTO – The C.D. Howe Institute’s Business Cycle Council says Canada has entered a recession due to the economic devastation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. In a report released today, the council says the economy peaked in February before the steps taken to slow the spread of the coronavirus brought the economy to a standstill. […]

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May 1, 2020, 8:08 AM

ICU continues to deal with cases during coronavirus pandemic with operating changes

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VANCOUVER — As a senior physician at St. Paul’s hospital, Dr. Del Dorscheid has a special view of how COVID-19 is affecting patient care beyond the pandemic. Unlike other parts of the hospital, the intensive care unit he oversees has not been emptied in anticipation of a surge of cases. Staff treat COVID-19 and non-virus patients […]

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Apr 30, 2020, 8:08 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada

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The latest numbers of confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. ET on April 30, 2020: There are 51,596 confirmed and presumptive cases in Canada. _ Quebec: 26,594 confirmed (including 1,761 deaths, 6,048 resolved) _ Ontario: 15,728 confirmed (including 996 deaths, 9,612 resolved)THE CANADIAN PRESS _ Alberta: 5,165 confirmed (including 87 deaths, 1,953 […]

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Apr 30, 2020, 8:08 AM

Update on COVID-19 emergency aid and the CFL in peril; In The News for April 30

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In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what’s on the radar of our editors for the morning of April 30 … — COVID-19 in Canada … OTTAWA — Canadians will get an update today on two of the costliest emergency aid programs the federal government has initiated to help […]

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Apr 30, 2020, 8:08 AM

CFL asking government for up to $150M in financial aid due to coronavirus

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TORONTO – The Canadian Football League is asking the federal government for up to $150 million in financial assistance due to the COVID-19 pandemic. CFL Commissioner Randy Ambrosie told The Canadian Press on Tuesday that the league’s proposal involves three phases: $30 million now to manage the impact the novel coronavirus outbreak has had on […]

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Apr 29, 2020, 8:08 AM

Financial aid for students and Canadian YouTube series; In The News for April 29

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In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what’s on the radar of our editors for the morning of April 29 … — COVID-19 in Canada … OTTAWA — The House of Commons will be asked today to give rapid approval to legislation authorizing $9 billion in promised financial assistance […]

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Apr 29, 2020, 8:08 AM

Loblaw reports Q1 profit and sales up as customers stockpiled supplies

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BRAMPTON, Ont. – Loblaw Companies Ltd. reported its first-quarter profit rose compared with a year ago as shoppers stockpiled supplies due to the pandemic, however it said costs also rose as it ramped up spending to protect its workers and customers. The company, which owns Loblaws grocery stores and the Shoppers Drug Mart chain, says […]

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Apr 29, 2020, 8:08 AM

Canadians divided over making coronavirus vaccine mandatory: poll

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While researchers across the planet race to find a vaccine for coronavirus, a new poll suggests Canadians are divided over whether getting it should be mandatory or voluntary — setting up a potentially prickly public health debate if a vaccine becomes available. The federal government has committed tens of millions of dollars to help find […]

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Apr 28, 2020, 8:08 AM

Local restaurants feel squeezed by delivery apps’ commission fees

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VANCOUVER — Restaurants struggling to survive during the COVID-19 crisis have turned to take-out and delivery, but the fees charged by food-delivery companies are eating away their bottom line, some operators say. Physical distancing measures have decimated dine-in service, which accounts for most industry revenue, said Mark von Schellwitz, a vice-president of the non-profit Restaurants Canada. Margins are typically less […]

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Apr 28, 2020, 8:08 AM

MPs to meet virtually Tuesday to discuss coronavirus measures

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Federal politicians will be facing off in Ottawa on Tuesday but it will look much different than usual. Members of Parliament will be holding their first virtual meeting since a majority of parties in the House of Commons agreed to hold just one in-person and two online meetings each week to respect health advice during […]

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Apr 28, 2020, 8:08 AM

Crisis lines face volunteer, cash crunch even as COVID-19 drives surge in calls

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OTTAWA — Despite a surge in demand due to COVID-19, many distress centres across Canada are dangerously close to folding thanks to major declines in both volunteers and revenue. Stephanie MacKendrick, CEO of Crisis Services Canada, which runs the only national suicide-specific helpline in Canada, says community distress centres across the country have seen 30 […]

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Apr 27, 2020, 8:08 AM

Wage subsidy program for businesses opening for applications Monday

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Some key developments are coming this week in the country’s relentless struggle with the coronavirus pandemic. They begin Monday with businesses being allowed to apply for the federal government’s $73 billion wage subsidy program. Companies that qualify will get a subsidy worth 75 per cent of each employee’s wages, up to $847 per week, retroactive […]

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Apr 27, 2020, 8:08 AM

Wage subsidies and crisis lines in crisis ; In The News for April 27

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In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what’s on the radar of our editors for the morning of April 27 … — COVID-19 in Canada … Some key developments are coming this week in the country’s relentless struggle with the COVID-19 pandemic. Starting today businesses can apply for the […]

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Apr 27, 2020, 8:08 AM

Chef Massimo Capra’s ground chicken lettuce wrap

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INGREDIENTS 1lb ground chicken 2 minced cloves garlic 1tbsp minced ginger ½ chopped white onion 1cup mixed diced colour peppers 1/4 cup hoisin sauce 2tbsp soy sauce 1tbsp rice wine vinegar 3 julienne green onions 2tbsp olive oil 1 leafed iceberg lettuce matchstick potatoes (optional) toasted peanuts (optional) salt & pepper to taste METHOD Pre-heat a pan on hi-heat, to it add the oil and immediately add the chicken, stir and make sure to […]

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Apr 27, 2020, 8:08 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada

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The latest numbers of confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. ET on April 24, 2020: There are 42,105 confirmed and presumptive cases in Canada. _ Quebec: 21,838 confirmed (including 1,243C deaths, 4,484 resolved) _ Ontario: 12,879 confirmed (including 713 deaths, 6,680 resolved) _ Alberta: 3,720 confirmed (including 68 deaths, 1,357 resolved) […]

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Apr 24, 2020, 8:08 AM

Farmers markets looking for ways to stay afloat during the pandemic

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Canada’s farmers markets, traditionally reliant on bustling crowds paying cash for locally produced food, seem particularly ill-suited to the age of physical distancing. But those in the industry say business is surprisingly robust as they find ways to stay afloat in the present while hopefully modernizing the field for the future. Farmer Dave Kranenburg said he’s never […]

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Apr 24, 2020, 8:08 AM

Mass killing in Nova Scotia began with attack, binding of girlfriend: source

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HALIFAX — A source close to the investigation says a killer’s murderous rampage across Nova Scotia began with him attacking and binding his girlfriend, and that she managed to escape and eventually give crucial details to police. The woman was in a domestic dispute with Gabriel Wortman and was beaten and allegedly bound in some way Saturday […]

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Apr 24, 2020, 8:08 AM

Tamara + Noah’s DIY Marbled Paper

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Quick and Easy Paper Marbling with lifestyle expert Tamara Robbins Griffith: This is a great craft that Noah and I have done a couple of times, and I love the simplicity relative to the sophistication of final results! If you use a harder cardstock, it can be turned into really nice greeting cards, or pop […]

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Apr 23, 2020, 9:09 AM

Easing coronavirus restrictions presents challenges between provinces: experts

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Infectious disease experts say provinces looking to relax restrictions related to coronavirus need to consider their neighbours. Prince Edward Island, where the caseload is low, is aiming to ease measures put in place to slow the spread in late April and reopen businesses in mid-May. The Saskatchewan government is to outline a plan Thursday for how […]

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Apr 23, 2020, 8:08 AM

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada

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The latest numbers of confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. ET on April 23, 2020: There are 40,190 confirmed and presumptive cases in Canada. _ Quebec: 20,965 confirmed (including 1,134 deaths, 4,291 resolved) _ Ontario: 12,245 confirmed (including 659 deaths, 6,221 resolved) _ Alberta: 3,401 confirmed (including 66 deaths, 1,310 resolved) _ […]

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Apr 23, 2020, 8:08 AM

What does ‘reaching the peak’ in the coronavirus pandemic mean?

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The latest round of government projections related to the coronavirus pandemic includes an increasingly common phrase — reaching the peak. But what exactly does that mean? Some experts weigh in: What does it mean to reach a peak in a pandemic? Infectious disease and statistical modelling specialists say to reach the peak in a pandemic curve means that the […]

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Apr 22, 2020, 8:08 AM

Gatherings restricted, schools closed: What’s being done to fight COVID-19

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The COVID-19 pandemic has affected every province and territory. Canada’s chief public health officer and her provincial counterparts are encouraging people to wash their hands, give each other space and wear a mask if they are sick or a homemade one if they believe they could have been exposed to the virus and are not showing any symptoms. Ottawa has […]

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Apr 22, 2020, 8:08 AM

Federal support for students and kids’ vaccines; In The News for April 22

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In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what’s on the radar of our editors for the morning of April 22 … — COVID-19 in Canada … OTTAWA — The federal government is expected to announce today more significant financial support for students and other young Canadians struggling to stay […]

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Apr 22, 2020, 8:08 AM

Rise in homeless tent cities, encampments linked to health confidence: advocate

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VANCOUER, B.C. — Public health officials need to do more to help Canada’s homeless population as encampments and tent cities grow across the country during the COVID-19 pandemic, an advocate says. The comments come as B.C. cities struggle to find adequate solutions to look after their homeless populations. Fourteen people were arrested Sunday over allegations they broke in […]

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Apr 21, 2020, 8:08 AM

More COVID-19 supports and hospitals band together ; In The News for April 21

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In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what’s on the radar of our editors for the morning of April 21 … — COVID-19 in Canada … OTTAWA — The federal government is expected to unveil today more financial support for vulnerable Canadians struggling to weather the COVID-19 pandemic. Poor, […]

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Apr 21, 2020, 8:08 AM

Ottawa to announce more financial support for vulnerable Canadians

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The federal government is expected to unveil today more financial support for vulnerable Canadians struggling to weather the COVID-19 pandemic. Poor, disabled, homeless and elderly people are among those who’ve been particularly hard hit by the health, social and economic ravages of the deadly virus as Canadians abide by orders to keep physical distance from […]

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Apr 21, 2020, 8:08 AM

Former ambassador and public servant Allan Gotlieb dies at 92 in Toronto

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TORONTO — Allan Gotlieb, a long-time public servant who was Canada’s ambassador to the United States during the Regan administration, has died. He was 92. A death notice says Gotlieb died of cancer and Parkinson’s disease at his home in Toronto on Saturday. A long-time public servant and companion of the Order of Canada, Gotlieb became […]

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Apr 20, 2020, 8:08 AM

Lack of deal sets stage for House of Commons to re-open today amid coronavirus

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OTTAWA — The House of Commons is poised to re-open today despite the coronavirus pandemic thanks to an impasse between the four main political parties. The Liberals announced Sunday that they had an agreement with the NDP and Bloc Quebecois to have 32 MPs meet in the House in person each Wednesday starting this week, […]