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Shopify To Hire 2,021 Technical Staff This Year, Names New VP of Engineering

Shopify Inc. plans to double its engineering team this year and has appointed a new vice-president to help it reach that goal. The Ottawa-based e-commerce company says… Read more »

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Long Pandemic Could Add To Extremism, Decline in Democracy: Defence Department Report

A new research report by the Department of National Defence suggests the longer the COVID-19 pandemic rages, the stronger right-wing extremism and other threats in Canada and… Read more »

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Most Popular Canadian Destinations for Do-it-Yourself Movers According to U-Haul

U-Haul has revealed the most popular Canadian cities and provinces for DIY movers after analysing migration patterns from 2020. U-Haul’s expansive network of more than 22,000 U-Haul… Read more »

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Doctors Urge Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women To Get COVID-19 Vaccines

The head of the Ontario Medical Association says the risk COVID-19 poses to pregnant and breastfeeding women is higher than the risk of taking a vaccine against… Read more »

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Canada Probing Whether Delaying Second COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Could Help More People

Canada’s chief public health officer says she has asked the national vaccine advisory panel to investigate if there is merit to delaying second doses of COVID-19 vaccines… Read more »

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Maritime Bus Cutting Two Routes and Amending Others in New Brunswick

The president of Maritime Bus says his company is being forced to cut or modify a number of routes in New Brunswick because of the COVID-19 pandemic…. Read more »

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Canadian Toymaker Spin Master Buys Iconic Rubik’s Cube 3D Puzzle

Canadian toymaker Spin Master Corp. has solved the Rubik’s Cube, completing a US$50-million acquisition of the legendary multi-coloured cube today. The Toronto-based company, which includes Paw Patrol,… Read more »

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Travel Industry “in Tailspin” as Federal Government Adopts New COVID-19 Test Rules

The travel industry in Canada has been thrown into a “tailspin” by new federal rules requiring a COVID-19 test before Canadians are allowed back into the country… Read more »

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Nearly Half of Canadians Visited Friends, Family Over Holidays, New Poll Suggests

A new survey suggests nearly half of Canadians visited with family or friends over the winter holiday period. The Léger/Association for Canadian Studies poll found 48 per… Read more »

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Canada to Play for Gold After Downing Russia 5-0 in Semifinals

Canada will play for gold at the world junior hockey championship in Edmonton after beating Russia 5-0 in semifinal action Monday.

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Ottawa Urged To Ban CEO Bonuses If Wage Subsidy Paid And Add Top COVID Tax Bracket

The federal government is being urged to explicitly prevent Canada’s highest paid CEOs from getting bonuses if their companies obtained wage subsidies. “The wage subsidy in Canada… Read more »

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Health Experts Urge More Preventive Action To Curb Aerosol Spread Of Covid-19

Hundreds of scientists, doctors and other health experts from across Canada are calling for more aggressive measures to stop airborne spread of COVID-19. The experts include more… Read more »

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Airlines Slam ‘Confusion’ New Covid-19 Testing Rules Create For Carriers, Passengers

Airlines say a slew of questions remain about the federal government’s decision to require passengers returning to Canada to show negative results on COVID-19 tests taken abroad…. Read more »

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January 4th: Today in History

Today in History for January 4th: In 1493, Columbus sailed for Spain from the New World on his ship, the ‘Nina.’ In 1581, James Ussher, archbishop of… Read more »

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Feds Weigh Cutting Covid-19 Benefit For Travellers As Canada Surpasses 600,000 Cases

The federal Liberal government mulled the possibility of barring Canadians who travelled abroad from receiving a sick leave benefit aimed at those who must quarantine due to… Read more »

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First Canadian Babies Of 2021 Born As The Clock Struck Midnight

A baby born in a Montreal hospital may have been the first Canadian newborn of 2021. The Maisonneuve-Rosemont hospital said Friday that a boy named Arthur was… Read more »

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January 1: Today in History

Today in History for Jan 1: On this date: In 1622, the Roman Catholic church adopted Jan. 1 as the beginning of the year, rather than March… Read more »

January 2/3: See 2021’s First Meteor Shower

January 2/3: See 2021’s First Meteor Shower

The coming of the new year heralds another celestial event – the Quadrantid Meteor Shower. This annual shower usually runs from the end of December to the… Read more »

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Negative COVID-19 Test Required For Air Travellers to Canada Starting Jan.7

Anyone arriving in Canada starting Jan. 7 will need to have a negative COVID-19 test before boarding and may have to quarantine in a federal facility if… Read more »

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Feds Enlist IBM To Help Design Gun Buyback Program

The Trudeau government has awarded a contract to IBM Canada to support the development, design and implementation of a buyback program for recently prohibited firearms. The contract… Read more »

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Canada’s Airlines Say Border Testing Could Cause Confusion For Airlines, Passengers

The National Airlines Council of Canada said there are still major issues that need to be addressed as Ottawa plans a COVID-19 testing requirement for air passengers… Read more »

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Federal Government Approves NHL Training Camps, But Provinces Must Make Call On Games

The federal government says it has issued an exemption to the mandatory 14-day quarantine period for NHL players and staff to return to Canada for training camp under national interest grounds.

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Christmas Trees Are for the Birds: Nature Conservancy Says Keep Old Trees in Backyard

Old Christmas trees belong in the backyard instead of out front on the curb, says the Nature Conservancy of Canada. Andrew Holland, spokesman for the advocacy group,… Read more »

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Air Travellers Will Soon Have to Test Negative for COVID-19 Before Arrival in Canada

All passengers on flights entering Canada will require a negative PCR test three days before their arrival.