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Conservatives Plan to Introduce $20 per Tonne Carbon Price in Climate Plan

Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole is pitching a $20-per-tonne carbon price for consumers in his party’s $5-billion plan to tackle climate change. The move represents a major policy… Read more »

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90,000 International Graduates and Temporary Workers Can Apply For Canadian Permanent Residency Through a New One Time Program

The government of Canada has announced that over 90,000 essential workers and international graduates who are now in Canada and are contributing to Canada’s economy can apply… Read more »

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Montreal Suburb Becomes First Quebec Municipality to Ban Roundup Weed Killer

A suburb north of Montreal has become the first city in Quebec to ban the use of glyphosate, the active ingredient in weed killer Roundup. Officials in… Read more »

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Lethbridge Police Provide Improvement Plan to Province in Wake of Controversies

The police chief in Lethbridge, Alta., has delivered a plan to the province’s justice minister aimed at fixing problems that led to a threat the service could… Read more »

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TRREB to Drop ‘Master’ Bedroom Term, Replace With ‘Primary’ in Coming Months

Greater Toronto Area home hunters will soon spot a change to the property listings they browse. The Toronto Regional Real Estate Board’s president Lisa Patel says it… Read more »

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B.C. COVID-19 In-Dining Restrictions to be Extended Through to May: Industry Group

The B.C. Restaurants and Food Association says it has been told that current health orders restricting in-person dining will be extended beyond next Monday’s deadline. The group… Read more »

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‘Kim’s Convenience’ Actor Andrew Phung on Crafting His Own Series, ‘Run the Burbs’

“Kim’s Convenience” has just ended but cast member Andrew Phung is already “knee-deep in ideas and stories” for his next project, “Run the Burbs.” The Calgary-raised actor,… Read more »

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Toronto Hospitals Close Two Clinics, Stop Bookings Due to COVID-19 Vaccine Shortage

Two health networks in Toronto that were vaccinating people living in COVID-19 hot spots say supply shortages are forcing them to cancel appointments and close immunization clinics…. Read more »

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WestJet Extends Temporary Suspension of International Sun Flights Until June

WestJet says it will extend its temporary suspension of international sun flights to destinations in Mexico and the Caribbean until June 4. Canadian airlines in January suspended… Read more »

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Grey Whale Off Vancouver Island Given Antibiotics After Lesions Found Around Tag Site

Canadian and American officials say they’re monitoring a grey whale after lesions were spotted in the same area where a satellite tag was attached by researchers. Officials… Read more »

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Alberta’s Top Doctor Says New Restrictions Loom As Covid-19 Cases Continue To Spike

Alberta’s chief medical officer of health says new public-health restrictions might be needed if high daily COVID-19 case counts continue. Dr. Deena Hinshaw says high numbers of… Read more »

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Montreal School Wants Ottawa to Plan for a Kamala Harris Drop-in During Future Visit

If U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris happens to be in Canada any time soon, her old high school in Montreal would love to host her. The chair of the English Montreal School Board wrote to Foreign Affairs Minister Marc Garneau today to make a formal request to have Harris stopover in Montreal during an eventual official visit to Canada.

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Tougher Covid-19 Restrictions in B.C., Including Travel, Still ‘On the Table’: Horgan

Further COVID-19 restrictions may be on the way for British Columbia, with the premier suggesting changes could come as early as Thursday. John Horgan says travel restrictions… Read more »

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Atlantic Premiers Delay Reopening of Regional Travel Bubble Until at Least May 3

Atlantic Canada’s premiers announced on Tuesday they were delaying the reopening of the regional travel bubble by at least two weeks because of rising COVID-19 cases and… Read more »

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Ontario Community Groups to Organize Covid-19 Vaccines for 18+ Residents in Hot Spots

  Ontario says community groups will help organize COVID-19 vaccine clinics for residents aged 18 and older in “high risk” settings within virus hot spots. The province… Read more »

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Health Canada Investigating Blood Clot Reports After U.S. Pauses J&J Vaccine

  Health Canada says it is investigating reports a second vaccine may be linked to extremely rare cases of blood clots. The United States Centers for Disease… Read more »

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Prince Edward Island Premier Says Atlantic Bubble Unlikely to Reopen April 19

Reopening the Atlantic travel bubble next Monday is “precarious,” Prince Edward Island Premier Dennis King said Tuesday. “All signs are pointing to the fact that we will… Read more »

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Quebec Hits 2 million COVID-19 Vaccinations, 1 in 4 Quebecers Have received Dose

Quebec has now administered two million COVID-19 vaccine doses. Health Minister Christian Dube announced the milestone today, noting that means 25 per cent of Quebecers have received… Read more »

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Air Canada Offering Refunds for All Flights Affected by COVID-19 Since Feb 1, 2020

Air Canada has announced that eligible customers who purchased a non-refundable ticket for travel on or after February 1, 2020 but were not able to fly are… Read more »

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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 »