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Daiya Foods Introduce New and Revamped Cheeze Shreds, Burritos, and Veggie Crust Pizzas

Daiya Foods has introduced four new and revamped plant-based foods including Veggie Crust Pizzas, Cutting Board Cheeze Shreds, Gluten-free Thin Crust Pizzas, and Burritos. NEW & REVAMPED… Read more »

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RCMP Recover $33,000 in Stolen CERB Cheques, Tax Refunds and Other Cheques

The RCMP say they’ve arrested two people after recovering $33,000 worth of government-issued cheques that were allegedly stolen from several places in British Columbia’s Lower Mainland. The… Read more »

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Canadian Military Helicopter Missing While Operating in Mediterranean: DND

The Canadian military was scrambling for answers Wednesday after losing contact with one of its new Cyclone helicopters, with reports that at least one person was killed… Read more »

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Canadian Forces Snowbirds Aerobatics Team to Flyover Canada Starting This Weekend in Nova Scotia

The Canadian Armed Forces is deploying its famed Snowbirds aerobatics team on a cross-country tour aimed at boosting morale as Canadians continue to struggle with the COVID-19… Read more »

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Federal Government to Seek Commons Approval Today for $9-Billion Emergency Student Aid Package

The House of Commons will be asked today to give rapid approval to legislation authorizing $9 billion in promised financial assistance for students facing bleak summer job prospects… Read more »

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More Than Half of Canadian Companies Seeing Sales Drop at Least 20%: Statcan

Statistics Canada reports nearly one-third of Canadian businesses who responded in a newly released survey have seen their revenues plummet by 40 per cent as a result… Read more »

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Starbucks to Resume Operations Across Canada

Starbucks Canada has announced that it will resume operations across Canada starting this week and will open as many stores as possible by the end of May…. Read more »

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Tim Hortons’ Nova Scotia Strong Donuts are Available Now Across Canada

Tim Hortons launched Nova Scotia Strong donut in support of those affected by the tragic events in Nova Scotia. The campaign started in Nova Scotia on April… Read more »

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WE CELEBRATE: CLASS OF 2020 to Hold Virtual Graduating Party Featuring Host Lilly Singh

CTV and WE have announced that they will be holding a One-hour primetime special WE CELEBRATE: CLASS of 2020 so that students can celebrate the end of… Read more »

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CFL Asking Federal Government for up to $150 Million in Financial Assistance

The Canadian Football League is asking the federal government for up to $150 million in financial assistance due to the COVID-19 pandemic. CFL Commissioner Randy Ambrosie told The Canadian… Read more »

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Amazon Launches Prime Video Store in Canada

Amazon has launched the Prime Video Store for Canada with new movie releases such as Jumanji: The Next Level and Sonic the Hedgehog. All Amazon customers in… Read more »

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Canada’s First Virtual Sitting of MPs “Successful” With Some Glitches

About 280 MPs took part Tuesday in Canada’s first-ever virtual House of Commons and declared it a success despite numerous technical hiccups. Commons Speaker Anthony Rota wrapped… Read more »

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McDonald’s Canada to Start Using Imported Beef and to Remove Angus Burgers From Menu

McDonald’s Canada says it will start importing beef as Canada’s beef supply chain struggles to meet current demand amid COVID-19. The restaurant chain, which prides itself on… Read more »

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April 28: Latest COVID-1 Modelling Forecasting up to 66,835 Cases by May 5 in Canada

New models released by the federal government show a pandemic paradox is playing out in Canada as more people die from COVID-19, even as the increase in new… Read more »

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Canada Making Progress Against COVID but No Quick Reopening, Trudeau Says

Canada is making progress in the battle against the COVID-19 epidemic but we’re far from out of the woods, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Tuesday as… Read more »

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RCMP to Harvest Data From Social Media for Threats Ranging From Disease to Shootings

Canada’s national police force wants a digital tool to harvest data from a sweeping variety of online sources, including the darkest reaches of the internet, to provide… Read more »

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Doctors Say They See Little Progress on Improving PPE Supply: Survey

The Canadian Medical Association has called for greater government transparency about the available supply of protective equipment in light of a new survey that suggests most respondents have seen… Read more »

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Canadians Divided Over Making COVID-19 Vaccine Mandatory: Poll

While researchers across the planet race to find a vaccine for COVID−19, a new poll suggests Canadians are divided over whether getting it should be mandatory or… Read more »

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Foodora to shut down in Canada on May 11

Food delivery app Foodora is closing its Canadian operations in May, just months after a key labour board decision laid the groundwork for the company’s workers to push for unionization. The… Read more »

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April 27: How to Apply for Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy, Applications are Now Open

The federal government has announced that applications for 75 per cent wage subsidy for qualifying businesses will open on April 27th. Officials expect to have processed 90… Read more »

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Facebook Launches Messenger Rooms Where You can Do Group Video Calls with up to 50 People

No more Zoom Bombing! Facebook is rolling out Messenger Rooms where-in you can do group video calls with up to 50 people. According to the news release,… Read more »

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WHO: Currently No Evidence That People Who Have Recovered From COVID-19 Are Protected From a Second Infection

As governments across the world are spending millions for antibody tests, WHO has issued a Scientific Brief, stating “There is currently no evidence that people who have… Read more »

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Ontario Police Provides Tips on What to Do If You Think You Are Pulled Over By Fake Police Car

Since the incident, many were left wondering how to spot a fake police car and what to do in case an unmarked police car pulled you over. Ontario Police has provided detailed instructions on what to do if you’re pulled over by an unmarked police car.

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Pregnant Women Who Were Left Out of CERB Will Soon Receive Financial Help

Expectant mothers who have been left out of a key COVID-19 emergency-aid program will receive financial help, and will qualify for federal benefits when they go on maternity… Read more »