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2021 Best Countries Report: Canada is the Best in the World

Canada is the No.1 country in the world according to the 2021 Best Countries Report. Japan and Germany took 2nd and 3rd spot respectively, while Switzerland, No…. Read more »

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Edmonton Folk Music Festival Cancelled Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

Despite Alberta Premier Jason Kenney’s hope that the COVID-19 vaccine will allow summer events like the Calgary Stampede to go ahead, the Edmonton Folk Music Festival has… Read more »

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Air Canada, Ottawa Agree to Aid Package Worth up to $5.9 Billion

Air Canada and the federal government have agreed to loans and equity financing that would allow the airline to access as much as $5.9 billion. As part… Read more »

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Alberta Legislature Speaker Apologizes For Condemning New COVID Health Restrictions

The Speaker of the Alberta legislature is apologizing for publicly condemning the government’s new COVID-19 health restrictions. Nathan Cooper, in a speech read aloud in the debate… Read more »

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Manitobans are Having House Parties, Play Dates and Sleepovers, Top Doctor Says

The Manitoba government will likely soon impose tougher public-health orders, partly because some people have lost sight of the measures needed to contain the spread of COVID-19,… Read more »

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Alberta Premier Kenney Says Better Days Ahead as COVID-19 Vaccinations Increase

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney is urging the public to hold on a little longer with current COVID-19 restrictions until more people receive the vaccine and things “get… Read more »

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Ontario Schools to Move Online Next Week After Spring Break

Ontario schools will move indefinitely to online learning when classes resume next week after spring break, the province announced Monday. Premier Doug Ford said community spread of… Read more »

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N.L. NDP Launches Constitutional Challenge of Election Results, Calls for New Vote

Newfoundland and Labrador’s New Democrats are asking a court to declare the province’s recent election unconstitutional, saying voting irregularities were so numerous and severe that a new… Read more »

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Nova Scotia to Hold Two Minutes of Silence to Honour Mass Shooting Victims

Nova Scotia’s premier is inviting people in the province to participate in two minutes of silence this Sunday for those lost in last year’s mass shooting. Iain… Read more »

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Porter Airlines Pushes Back Flight Restart Date to June 21

Porter Airlines is once more pushing back its tentative date for resuming flights. The airline, which has delayed its restart date several times during the pandemic, now… Read more »

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Canada Post Worker in Toronto Has Died From COVID-19, Union Says

The union representing Canada Post employees says a worker at a Toronto facility has died as a result of COVID-19. The Canadian Union of Postal Workers says… Read more »

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Montreal Businesses Clean Up After Anti-Curfew Protest Turns Violent

Business owners in Montreal were cleaning up and assessing the damage today following an anti-curfew protest that turned violent. Hundreds gathered in defiance of a return to… Read more »

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‘The Right Thing to Do:’ Sobeys Reinstates Lockdown Bonus For Front-line Workers

Canada’s second-largest grocery retailer is reinstating a lockdown bonus for workers in areas with renewed stay-at-home orders. Sobeys Inc. says the pay bump is “the right thing… Read more »

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Ontario Man Believed to Be 1st Canadian With COVID-Destroyed Lungs Gets Transplant

Timothy Sauve was brushing his teeth one morning in December when he was hit by a dizzy spell that knocked him off his feet. The 61-year-old from… Read more »

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Grizzly Bears Prefer Walking on Gentle Slopes at a Leisurely Pace Like Humans: Study

Grizzly bears seem to favour gently sloping or flat trails like those commonly used by people, which can affect land management practices in wild areas, says an… Read more »

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‘You Cannot Claim Any More:’ Russia Seeks Bigger Piece of Arctic Ocean Seabed

Russia wants to stretch out imaginary lines on the ocean floor — and below it — and that has one northern security expert worried about consequences for… Read more »

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COVID-19 Vaccinations By Postal Code Begin as Ontario Targets Hot Spot Neighbourhoods

Efforts to expand Ontario’s vaccine rollout to adults of all ages in certain long-standing hot spots drew massive lineups at one pop-up clinic on Saturday as those… Read more »

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B.C. Liquor Servers to Get Pay Boost on Par with General Minimum Wage Increase

The British Columbia government says the province’s lowest-paid workers, liquor servers, are getting a pay boost to match the general minimum wage that’s also set to increase… Read more »

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Top 25 Communities in Canada 2021 According to Maclean’s

Maclean’s has released its remote-work edition of the Maclean’s Best Communities in Canada considering the life during the pandemic and Halifax, Fredericton and St. Thomas took the… Read more »

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Alberta Must Retract Forest Act Before It Becomes Law: Treaty 8 Grand Chief

The Alberta government must pull back its new Forest Act before it becomes law next month, says the grand chief of the province’s northern First Nations. “We… Read more »

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Ontario Hospitals Ramping Down Elective Surgeries as COVID-19 Case Surge

  Ontario hospitals are being instructed to ramp down elective surgeries and non-urgent procedures in order to treat a growing number of COVID-19 patients. Ontario Health’s president… Read more »

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Ontario Reports 4,227 New Cases of COVID-19 and 18 New deaths

Ontario is reporting 4,227 new cases of COVID-19 today and 18 additional deaths from the virus. Health Minister Christine Elliott says there are 1,218 new cases in… Read more »

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Ontario Premier Doug Ford to Receive Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine Friday

Ontario Premier Doug Ford will receive a COVID-19 vaccine today. He is scheduled to receive an Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine dose at a pharmacy in Etobicoke. He will become… Read more »

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A Look at Some of the Trips Prince Philip Made to Canada Over the Last Seven Decades

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, has died at age 99, Buckingham Palace said Friday. The Queen and Prince Philip have lavished much attention on Canada over their… Read more »