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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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B.C. Nurses Will Be Able Prescribe Drugs to Help Stop Overdose Deaths

Registered and psychiatric nurses in British Columbia will be able to prescribe safer drugs for people at risk of overdose under a new public health order. Provincial… Read more »

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Smoky Skies Stops Some Mail in B.C. Over Canada Post Health Concerns

Canada Post must decide if mail service will resume in several parts of British Columbia after delivery was suspended Monday over plunging air quality linked to smoke from wildfires in… 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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U.S. Wildfire Smoke Blankets B.C., Wafts East to Alberta, Affecting Air Quality

Vancouver’s air quality is among the worst in the world, Environment Canada said Monday, as wildfire smoke continued to waft across the border from the United States, even… Read more »

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B.C. Announces Early Lung Cancer Screening Program Touted as First in Canada

The British Columbia government has announced a new lung cancer screening program it says is the first of its kind in Canada aimed at early diagnosis of… 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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Sept 10: B.C. Sets New Daily Record of COVID-19 Cases at 139, Hospitalizations Climbing

British Columbia reached a record of daily COVID-19 cases today as schools reopened across the province. Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced 139 new cases for… 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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B.C.’s $1.6 Billion Fall Pandemic Response Plan Includes More Testing, Tracing and Flu Shots

British Columbia’s fall and winter pandemic battle plan involves ramping up COVID-19 testing, contact tracing and a campaign to administer almost two million flu shots. Health Ministry officials… Read more »

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BC Ferries Passengers Must Leave Vehicles on Enclosed Decks Beginning Sept. 30

BC Ferries passengers will no longer be allowed to remain in their vehicles during sailings on major routes in order to self-isolate during the COVID-19 pandemic. The ferry service… 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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Nightclubs Ordered Closed in B.C. Over COVID-19 Case Spike

British Columbia’s top doctor ordered nightclubs and banquet halls to close on Tuesday to control the spread of COVID-19 and placed new restrictions on the sale of alcohol at pubs, lounges… Read more »

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B.C. Fisher Fined for Tossing Explosive Device at Sea Lions off His Boat

A B.C. fisher was fined $8,000 last month and banned from possessing explosives for three years after he threw an explosive device into a group of sea lions… Read more »