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Jagmeet Singh Stoked Over ‘Epic Crossover’ in Video Gaming Sesh with AOC

Jagmeet Singh committed a grisly slaying in front of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Friday night. Fortunately the victim was a video game character, not a human being. The… Read more »

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PMOops: Trudeau’s Office Releases Account of Him Scolding O’Toole Before He Does It

A spokesman for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his office accidentally sent out an account of a phone call with Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole that hadn’t happened yet.

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Sobeys Brings Back Hero Pay for Manitoba, Toronto, Peel Workers as COVID Cases Rise

Sobeys says it is bringing back pay premiums for staff in locations where COVID-19 lockdowns are in effect. Parent company Empire Company Limited says it has reinstated… Read more »

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When COVID-19 Vaccines Could Be Available in Canada: What We Know So Far

Vaccines are now a bright spot of hope on the COVID-19 pandemic horizon. But much about them, and their rollout in Canada, remains up in the air…. Read more »

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A Quick Look at the New Restrictions and Rules Under Ontario’s New Colour-Coded COVID-19 Framework

Ontario has rolled out a new colour-coded system Tuesday that will determine when and to what extent coronavirus restrictions are placed on parts of the province.

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Former NATO Commander Maj. Gen. Dany Fortin to Lead Vaccine Distribution

Canadian Forces Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin, who commanded NATO’s training mission in Iraq, is now undertaking arguably his most important mission — leading the logistical rollout of a COVID-19 vaccine on Canadian soil.

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1,855 New Infections: Cases of COVID-19 in Ontario Surge Despite ‘Cautious Optimism’

The number of reported new cases of COVID-19 and related deaths surged in Ontario, authorities reported on Friday, a day after officials expressed cautious optimism the spread… Read more »

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5G Phones Are Now Available, but Are They Worth the Cost?

With global smartphone makers such as Apple, Samsung, LG and others rolling out their first 5G phones this year, many Canadians will be considering an upgrade to the latest tech during the peak selling season between now and Boxing Day.

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Baby Spinach Recalled in Ontario, Quebec Over Possible Salmonella Risk

Baby spinach under the Fresh Attitude brand is being recalled in Ontario and Quebec over possible salmonella contamination. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says Vegpro International has… Read more »

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Ice-Dancers Moir and Virtue Among 114 Order of Canada Inductees

Champion ice-dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir and Olympic champion swimmer Mark Tewksbury were among 114 athletes, artists, scholars and community leaders named to the Order of… Read more »

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Rules and Restrictions for Red Zone Regions Under Ontario’s New Colour-Coded COVID-19 Framework

Ontario government rolled out a new colour-coded system on Tuesday, November 3rd to mitigate the rapid spread of COVID-19 across the province. On November 16th, Ontario lowered… Read more »

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Tory MP Duncan Pushes Health Minister to Finally End the Gay Blood Ban

Eric Duncan, the first openly gay Conservative MP, laced into the federal health minister Thursday over the Liberals failure to end a ban on gay men donating blood.

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Federal Task Force Considers a National Flood Insurance Program

A new federal task force will look at the possibility of a low-cost national flood insurance program as well as options for potential relocation of people who live in areas at highest risk from surging spring waters.

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COVID-19 Testing for Asymptomatic Students, Staff to Begin at Hot Spot Schools

The Ontario government says it is starting voluntary COVID-19 testing for asymptomatic students, faculty and staff in regions with high rates of transmission. Ontario Premier Doug Ford… Read more »

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Health Canada Expects First COVID-19 Vaccine to Be Approved Next Month

The first COVID-19 vaccine could be approved for use in Canada within two weeks, Health Canada’s chief medical adviser said Thursday. The department’s medicine review team is… Read more »

Ontario Law to End Clock Changes Will Take Effect if Quebec, New York Follow

Ontario Law to End Clock Changes Will Take Effect if Quebec, New York Follow

Ontario has decided to stop changing the clocks twice a year — if Quebec and New York State follow suit. A bill introduced by Tory politician Jeremy… Read more »

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Hockey Canada Suspends World Junior Selection Camp After Positive COVID-19 Tests

Hockey Canada has temporarily shutdown national junior team selection camp following the confirmation of two positive COVID-19 tests among players. Hockey Canada announced on Wednesday that players,… Read more »

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COVID-19: These are Ontario’s Guidelines for Celebrating Christmas and Holidays

The Ontario government announced today that residents should celebrate the upcoming winter holidays only with the people they live with, regardless of the COVID-19 situation in their… Read more »

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Ontarians Should Celebrate Holidays With Own Household Only: Government

The Ontario government is urging residents to celebrate the upcoming winter holidays only with the people they live with, regardless of the COVID-19 situation in their region.

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Liberals to Present Bill on Single-Game Sports Betting

The Liberal government says it will bring in a bill on one-game sports betting, five years after a previous attempt died in the Senate. The legislation on… Read more »

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Liberals to Unveil First Step on Child-Care Plan in Economic Update, Sources Say

The federal Liberals will take small step toward a plan to create a national daycare system, with sources telling The Canadian Press next week’s economic update will… Read more »

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Social Gathering Limits in Ontario

Ontario rolled out a new colour-coded system on November 3rd that will determine when and to what extent coronavirus restrictions are placed on parts of the province…. Read more »

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Bloc Leader Slams Trudeau Over ‘Unacceptable’ Handling of COVID-19 Vaccine Orders

Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-François Blanchet is blasting the prime minister’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, calling Justin Trudeau’s pledge that vaccines will start to arrive in the coming months “unacceptable.”

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Ontario’s COVID-19 Response Hampered by ‘Delays and Confusion in Decision-Making:’ AG

Ontario’s auditor general says the province’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic was slower and more reactive than that of other provinces, hampered by “delays and confusion in… Read more »