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Nunavut Reports First Confirmed COVID-19 Cases, Saying Both Are Mine Workers

Nunavut is reporting its first confirmed cases of COVID-19. The territory’s chief public health officer, Dr. Michael Patterson, says in a news release there are two cases at the… Read more »

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Canada’s Kennedy to Yesterday’s Man: Former PM John Turner Dead at 91

Former prime minister John Turner, whose odyssey from a “Liberal dream in motion” to a political anachronism spanned 30 years, has died at the age of 91. Marc… Read more »

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NDP’s Singh Not Itching to Force an Election, Focused on Getting Help for Canadians

New Democrat Leader Jagmeet Singh says he’s not interested in forcing a federal election with a second wave of COVID-19 looming, if he can work with the… Read more »

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Erin O’Toole Test Positive for COVID-19

Conservative leader Erin O’Toole has tested positive for COVID-19. O’Toole got the news late Friday, hours after Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-Francois Blanchet issued a statement that he… Read more »

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Stanley Cup Returns to Old Edmonton Stomping Grounds, but Just Here for a Visit

Stanley — that squat, barrel-bodied, bowl-topped polished silver mug — is officially back in Edmonton, a place he knew well back in the day. But this time he’s… Read more »

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First Reported Case of COVID-19 Transmission in Alberta School: Dr. Hinshaw

Alberta’s chief medical officer of health says the province likely has it’s first transmission of COVID-19 in a school. Dr. Deena Hinshaw says it appears there are two… Read more »

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Silver Lining? Cases of Infectious Diseases Plunge Amid Anti-COVID Measures

Lockdowns and other tough measures implemented to fight the COVID-19 pandemic have led to a dramatic decline in other infectious illnesses such as influenza and sexually transmitted infections, public… Read more »

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U.S. Border Closure Extended to Oct. 21

Public Safety Minister Bill Blair says the partial closure of the border with the United States is being extended another month, to Oct. 21. Crossings of the… Read more »

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Forecast Models Show Hurricane Teddy Could Hit Maritimes Next Week

The Canadian Hurricane Centre’s top meteorologist is suggesting the combination of hurricane Teddy and a continuing pandemic should prompt Maritimers to plan well ahead for potential power outages. The storm was churning northward… Read more »

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North America’s Only Three-Level Indoor Go-Kart Race Track Opens on Sept 19th in Edmonton

West Edmonton Mall is opening the ultimate indoor multi-level go-karting race track on September 19th. Named “DRIVE”, the newest West Edmonton Mall attraction features state of the… Read more »

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Edmonton’s Renovated, Ridiculed Downtown Library Opens to the Public

Some Edmontonians who got a peek inside the city’s new downtown library say it’s what’s inside that matters. The Stanley A. Milner Library opened its doors to… Read more »

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Calgary Made Whisky Named “World Whisky of the Year” by Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2021

Published annually, Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible is the world’s leading whisky guide, featuring thousands of detailed tasting notes with each edition features reviews of the newest whisky… Read more »

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Speeding and Sleeping? Tesla Driver Faces Criminal Charge in Alberta

RCMP have charged a man with dangerous driving after an officer pulled over a speeding Tesla on a central Alberta highway that appeared to be driving itself with… Read more »

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Notley to Stay on as Alberta NDP Leader for 2023 Provincial Election

Alberta Opposition NDP Leader Rachel Notley says she will run for premier again in 2023. Notley, who said in December she would stay on as leader, confirmed those plans in a Facebook… Read more »

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Edmonton to Host World Junior Championship With No Fans

Edmonton will host another major hockey event with no fans after the International Ice Hockey Federation confirmed Rogers Place will be the site of the 2021 world junior… Read more »

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From Beef and Hot Tubs to Shellfish, Cargo Theft a Growing Concern in Canada

People may have found it odd when thieves made off with truckloads of hot tubs and beef within days of each other in rural Alberta, but the… Read more »

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Canadian Politicians Who’ve Been Forced to Isolate Because of Exposure to COVID-19

Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole is just the latest on a growing list of Canadian politicians who have been needed to isolate themselves and get tested for COVID-19…. Read more »

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Easier, Quicker Saliva Sampling Likely Available This Fall for Next Stage of COVID-19 Testing

A saliva-based COVID-19 test is likely to be available this fall, say private and public health officials touting various methods under consideration across the country as lineups… Read more »

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Canadian Retailers Scramble to Keep up With Surging Demand for Patio Heaters

As the weather gets cooler and COVID-19 cases start to surge again, more and more Canadians are looking to extend patio season by adding a heater to their… Read more »

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Mena Massoud’s ‘Evolving Vegan’ Is a Cookbook, Travel Guide and Family Homage

As immigrants from Egypt, “Aladdin” star Mena Massoud’s parents worked hard to establish themselves in any job they could get when they first moved the family to Markham, Ont…. Read more »

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Caribou Herds in Jasper National Park Decline; Wilderness Group Calls for Action

The woodland caribou herds in Jasper National Park are dwindling. An update posted on the Parks Canada website suggests that the three Southern Mountain caribou herds managed by the federal… Read more »

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At 11th Hour, U.S. Abruptly Reverses Course, Lifts Tariffs on Canadian Aluminum

The United States is standing down in its tariff dispute with Canada and lifting a 10 per cent levy on aluminum imported from north of the border…. Read more »

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Alberta Government to Spend $43 Million in Provincial Park Upgrades and Repair

The Alberta government is spending $43 million in repairs and improvements to some provincial parks while moving forward with plans to delist others. Premier Jason Kenney and Environment Minister… Read more »

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Some Canadians Believe Officials Exaggerate Threat of COVID-19, Poll Suggests

A new poll suggests that there are people in this country who believe that warnings from public officials about the threat of COVID-19 are overblown, but also that many expect the country to return to some form of lockdown.