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‘Won’t Be Gathering for Thanksgiving:’ Trudeau Says COVID-19 2nd Wave Underway

A dramatic tripling of daily new cases of COVID-19 in the past month, mostly among young people, has prompted the prime minister to declare the arrival of the second… Read more »

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Extend CERB and Provide Paid Sick Leave If You Want Our Votes, Singh Tells Trudeau

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says his party hasn’t decided whether it can vote to support the minority Liberal government’s throne speech. He says he wants to see… Read more »

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Liberals Vow Wage-Subsidy Extension to 2021, Revamp of EI System in Throne Speech

The Liberals are reversing course on a decision to wind down a federal wage subsidy, vowing in their throne speech to extend the program for businesses harmed… Read more »

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COVID-19 Hits 550+ Schools Amid Growing Fears of Pandemic’s Second Wave

More than 400 schools in Quebec and another 153 in Ontario are reporting at least one case of coronavirus disease. The figures from the group COVID Ecoles… Read more »

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Laser Quest Closing Locations Across Canada

One of Canada’s favourite go-to birthday party location is ending its operations across Canada due to COVID-19 economic climate. Laser Quest announced the decision through its website… Read more »

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Hurricane Teddy Brings Rain to the Maritimes as It Advances Northward

Hurricane Teddy is making its presence felt in the Maritimes. As one of its outer bands swept over Nova Scotia this morning, the wind picked up and rain was… Read more »

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Canadian Tennis Star Denis Shapovalov Reaches Top-10 of ATP Rankings

Denis Shapovalov has become just the second Canadian to break into the top-10 of the world men’s tennis rankings. The ATP Tour confirmed that Shapovalov will move… Read more »

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John Horgan Calls an Election in British Columbia for Oct. 24

B.C. Premier John Horgan has called a provincial election for Oct. 24 during the COVID-19 pandemic, saying unprecedented times call for unprecedented actions. Horgan said Monday he grappled with… Read more »

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Quirky Canadian Comedy ‘Schitt’s Creek’ Takes Emmys by Storm

The Canadian comedy series “Schitt’s Creek” has taken the Emmy Awards by storm, winning the first seven trophies of the night, including best comedy series. All four leads… Read more »

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Hurricane Teddy Expected Wednesday in Northeastern Parts of Atlantic Canada

Hurricane Teddy is expected to hit areas of Atlantic Canada as a post-tropical storm on Wednesday, although its effects aren’t expected to be as severe as post-tropical… Read more »

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Preparations Underway for Pandemic Election in Saskatchewan and Maybe B.C.

Election administrators in British Columbia are ready with hand sanitizer for voters and personal protective equipment for polling station workers as part of a pandemic plan similar to one used recently in New Brunswick. Elections BC… Read more »

B.C. Migrant, Undocumented Workers Rally for Permanent Residency Program

B.C. Migrant, Undocumented Workers Rally for Permanent Residency Program

Migrant workers and advocates called for a “just recovery” from the COVID-19 pandemic during a digital rally on Saturday. The pandemic has shown how heavily Canada relies on… Read more »

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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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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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COVID-19: Mouth Wash Test Coming for School-Aged Children in British Columbia

British Columbia is introducing a new saline gargle test for students from kindergarten to Grade 12 to help make COVID-19 testing easier for children and teenagers. Provincial health… Read more »

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Winter Bucket List: Go on a Northern British Columbia Heliskiing Adventure

Interested in going heliskiing this year? Last Frontier Heliskiing is offering exclusive, once-in-a-lifetime, half-price heliskiing offer for Canadians. The offer is available to Canadians as long as… 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 »