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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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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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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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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.

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U.S. Investment Firm to Acquire MEC

Mountain Equipment Co-op says its board of directors has unanimously approved a deal in which a Los Angeles-based private investment firm will acquire MEC’s assets, including the… Read more »

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Office Furniture Shortages Loom as Canadians Stay Home This Fall

As Canadians continue to work and study from home this fall in anticipation of a second wave of COVID-19, furniture stores are running low on desks and… Read more »

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2020 Fall Weather Forecast by Weather Network

The Weather Network says most Canadians can expect near or above normal temperatures during 2020 fall, but parts of northern B.C. and Alberta are at risk of… Read more »

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Canadian Company Launches Wall Mounted Unit to Detect COVID-19 In The Air

Kontrol Energy Corporation has launched BioCloud, an unobtrusive wall-mounted technology that detects the presence of COVID-19 in the air and triggers an alert system to provide real-time… Read more »

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Hannah Gadsby, Howie Mandel Among Headliners for JFL’s Free Online Festival

Just For Laughs has unveiled a lineup featuring more than 100 artists for its first free online festival. After cancelling in-person performances over COVID-19 concerns, the Montreal-based comedic… Read more »

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Former Finance Minister Bill Morneau Broke Elections Law Ahead of Last Campaign

Canada’s election watchdog says former finance minister Bill Morneau broke the law when he promoted Liberal candidates at events he attended while in charge of the finance… Read more »

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Popeyes to Roll Out Popular Chicken Sandwich Canada-Wide on Sept 14th

Popeyes’ much-hyped chicken sandwich will go on sale Canada-wide on Monday, after trial launches in Edmonton and southern Ontario earlier this year. The sandwich made headlines for… Read more »

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Duvernay-Tardif Will Study at Harvard Instead of Playing in 2020 NFL Season

Super Bowl champion and Kansas City Chiefs offensive lineman Laurent Duvernay-Tardif will spend the next few months studying at one of the world’s most prestigious universities instead of playing… Read more »

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WE Charity Closing Canadian Operations, Kielburger Brothers Leaving

WE Charity says it is closing its Canadian operations, blaming COVID-19 and the political fallout from the Liberal government’s plan to have it run a multimillion-dollar student-volunteer program… Read more »

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Trudeau Announces Cash for Loans, Support to Black Canadian Entrepreneurs

The federal government is creating a new national program to help Black Canadians get business loans with national banks. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the COVID-19 pandemic… Read more »

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Pillsbury Canada Rolls Out Eat Raw Cookie Dough Across Canada

Pillsbury Canada is rolling out Safe to Eat Raw Cookie Dough across Canada. As per the news release, Safe to Eat Raw Cookie Dough can be eaten… Read more »

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Uber Unveils Canadian Commitments in Bid to Reach Zero-Emissions Goal by 2040

Uber Technologies Inc. is launching a handful of sustainability measures in Canada in an effort to reach lofty goals it has set for lowering greenhouse gas emissions. The San Francisco-based tech giant says… Read more »

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No Easy Way Home for Seafarers Delivering Goods to Canadian Ports During Pandemic

Resig Calanog’s walk around Montreal’s port is only the second time in nine months he’s been on solid ground. Even for a career ship worker, it’s a… Read more »

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Pot Calling the Kettle Black: Indigenous Genocide Finding Hangs Over Canada’s Myanmar Court Intervention

Cries of the pot calling the kettle black are emerging after Canada joined an international genocide lawsuit against Myanmar, because the national inquiry into missing and murdered… Read more »

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Two Passengers Fined $1,000 Each After Refusing to Wear Masks on Westjet Flights

Transport Canada has fined two airline passengers for refusing to wear face masks on board. The department says the travellers were fined $1,000 each after ignoring repeated directions… Read more »