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How Effective is the AstraZeneca COVID 19 Vaccine? What You Need to Know

Health Canada approved its third COVID-19 vaccine on Friday, authorizing the jab made by AstraZeneca and Oxford University after a lengthy review of clinical trial details. AstraZeneca… Read more »

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Albertans Can Stay at Jasper Park Lodge For Half Price This Spring

The luxury hotel, Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge is open now for reservations after they were mysteriously closed last month because of a private block booking. All 446… Read more »

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Highway 400 Closed In Both Directions Due To Series Of Collisions

  Police say they have closed Highway 400 in both directions due to a series of vehicle collisions. Ontario Provincial Police have shut down the major artery… Read more »

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Stratford Festival Plans Next Stages With Two Outdoor Summer Venues

The show must go on at the Stratford Festival, but this summer it’ll be happening outdoors. Organizers say they’ve made tentative plans for “about a dozen” live… Read more »

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You Can Now Apply to Compete in Season 5 of The Great Canadian Baking Show

Are you a home baker interested in showcasing your baking talents in front of millions of Canadians? Then, CBC has announced that the casting for the fifth… Read more »

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Calgary Not-for-Profit Going Bananas Trying To Off-load Pallets Of Fruit

The Calgary not-for-profit is trying to find creative uses for some of the 340 cases of donated bananas it received at once last week.

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Spruce Meadows Cancels 2021 Summer Show Jumping Series

Spruce Meadows is cancelling its summer show jumping series for a second straight year because of the pandemic. The equestrian and soccer facility in Calgary draws dozens… Read more »

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Weather Network Predicts Mild Spring With Some Wintry Blasts for Most of Canada

Canadians across the country can look forward to a mild spring peppered with the odd winter flashback throughout the first part of the season, according to predictions… Read more »

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Thunder Bay, Simcoe Muskoka Moving into Lockdown March 1

  Ontario will move the Thunder Bay and Simcoe Muskoka regions into lockdown on Monday while loosening restrictions in seven other areas. Local leaders in Thunder Bay… Read more »

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Doctors Urge Alberta to Hold off on Easing COVID-19 Restrictions Next Week

A group of health professionals is urging the Alberta government not to ease COVID-19 restrictions next week and to instead toughen measures for bars, restaurants and pubs…. Read more »

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Best Canadian Whiskies for 2021

The winners of the eleventh annual Canadian Whisky Awards which recognize the very best Canadian whiskies have been announced and nine independent whisky experts named Canada’s oldest whisky,… Read more »

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Ontario Parks Report Reservations for Camp Sites have Doubled From 2020

Ontario Parks says that reservations for its campsites have nearly doubled since the same time last year. The provincial government agency says that bookings made between Jan…. Read more »

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CPP Investments CEO Mark Machin Resigns After Travelling To UAE For Covid-19 Vaccine

The head of the fund managing Canada Pension Plan investments is the latest high-profile Canadian to draw criticism for their behaviour during the pandemic after he travelled… Read more »

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Health Canada Approves AstraZeneca’s COVID 19 Vaccine

Health Canada has approved the COVID-19 vaccine from AstraZeneca, the third to be given the green light for national use. Details of the approval and when Canadians… Read more »

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Alberta’s Budget Promises More Help for COVID 19 with a Hard Deficit

Alberta’s COVID-19-era budget made a hard landing Thursday with an $18.2-billion deficit but also a promise that good times will return. Finance Minister Travis Toews said as… Read more »

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Pandemic Spending, No Tax Increases: Some Highlights From the Alberta budget

Alberta’s United Conservative government tabled its budget Thursday. Here are some of the highlights: No new taxes or tax increases. Deficit of $18.2 billion on estimated revenues… Read more »

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Halifax Museum Seeks to Identify Members of Second World War Volunteer Fire brigade

A military museum in Halifax recently put out an online call for help after acquiring a Second World War era photo depicting an all-Black volunteer fire brigade… Read more »

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Mr. No More: Mr. Potato Head Toys Go Gender Neutral to Promote Equality and Inclusion

Hasbro is doing its part to promote gender equality and inclusion by making sure all feel welcome in the Potato Head world by dropping “Mr.” from the… Read more »

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Wandering Seal Pup Crosses P.E.I. Highway Before Being Picked Up By Police

For the second time in a week, police in Prince Edward Island were called to the scene of a wandering seal, and animal specialists say it may… Read more »

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Ontario Proposes Election Laws Reform to Limit Third-Party Advertising

Ontario’s Progressive Conservative government proposed changes to the election laws Thursday that it said were aimed at limiting third-party advertising and boosting voter participation.

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Police Chiefs Endorse New ‘Rescu’ Platform Used to Find Missing Kids

A new alert system that police recently used to find two missing girls received endorsement from the country’s police chiefs on Thursday. The system, known as the… Read more »

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Hamilton Named Host of 2022 World Synchronized Skating Championships

Hamilton has been named the host city for the 2022 world synchronized skating championships. Skate Canada said in a release that the event will be held at… Read more »

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City of Toronto Cancels 2021 In-Person Events and Festivals Including Canada Day Until July 1

The city of Toronto has announced that it is cancelling in-person major outdoor events to July 1, including Canada Day parades, festivals and fireworks. All City-led major… Read more »

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Visit Ontario Parks for Free with Day-Use Passes From These Ontario Public Libraries

You can now visit Ontario parks for free by borrowing day-use permits to Ontario Parks from participating Ontario libraries.