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Walmart Looking to Immediately Hire 10,000 People in Canada

Walmart is looking to immediately hire 10,000 people as associates for various positions in Canada. Walmart Canada operates a chain of more than 400 stores nationwide and… Read more »

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Canada Adds 378,000 Jobs in September, Accelerating Growth From August

Statistics Canada says the country added 378,000 jobs in September as Canadians adapted to back-to-school routines and their parents back to work. The overall gains in September… Read more »

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West Bank Winery Wins Say on ‘Product of Israel’ Case; Judge Slams Other Judges

An appeal over wine labelling that threatened to put Middle East politics on trial in Canada’s courts has been firmly reined in, with a judge rejecting a… Read more »

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Canadian Defence Minister Calls Out China for ‘Hostage Diplomacy’

Canada’s defence minister described China’s continued detention of two Canadians as “hostage diplomacy” on Wednesday and urged the NATO military alliance to keep tabs on the increasingly… Read more »

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Sexualized Onions: Facebook Lifts Ban on Newfoundland Advertisement for Seeds

Facebook has reversed its decision to prevent a seed company in Newfoundland from using a photo of a pile of onions, which the social media giant had… Read more »

List of Single-Use Plastics to Be Banned in Canada by 2021

List of Single-Use Plastics to Be Banned in Canada by 2021

Canada is on track to ban some single-use plastics, and Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, has released the list of harmful single-use… Read more »

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Liberals, NDP Block Conservative Effort to Have Prorogation Study Include WE Affair

The Liberals and the NDP have blocked an effort by the Conservatives to get the WE Charity affair probed ahead of a study into why the Liberals… Read more »

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Virtual Thanksgiving Gatherings Urged to Control COVID-19

Health Minister Patty Hajdu is telling Canadians to celebrate Thanksgiving virtually this weekend to avoid spreading COVID-19. She says it is “an act of love” to celebrate… Read more »

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First Antigen Rapid Test for COVID-19 Gets Canadian Approval

Health Canada has given the green light to another rapid test for the virus that causes COVID-19. The Panbio test from Abbott Rapid Diagnostics in Germany is… Read more »

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Canadians Divided Over Whether to Let Pandemic Disrupt Halloween, Holidays: Poll

Canadians are divided about whether to let the COVID-19 pandemic disrupt their plans for upcoming holidays and seasonal events, a new poll suggests. The poll, conducted by… Read more »

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October 6 & 13: Look Up as Mars Will Not Be This Bright Until 2035

Gaze up the sky. Do you see a bright red star? That’s Mars! Mars has been very visible in the evening sky for the last couple of… Read more »

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2020 Parents and Grandparents Sponsorship Program for Canada Immigration Opens Oct. 13 2020

Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino announced today details 2020 Parents and Grandparents (PGP) Program that will allow immigrants to Canada, who are now citizens or permanent residents to… Read more »

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Human Rights Groups Ask Feds for Plan to Deal With White Supremacy in Canada

Multifaith human rights organizations are calling on the prime minister to come up with a plan to dismantle white supremacist groups across the country. The open call… Read more »

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Five-Year-Old Canadian Orphan in Syrian Camp Set Free, Will Come to Canada

A five-year-old Canadian girl stuck inside Syria after her family was killed in an airstrike is being allowed to leave the country. Foreign Affairs Minister François-Philippe Champagne… Read more »

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New COVID-19 Benefits: A Quick Look at CRB, CRSB and CRCB – Eligibility, Payments, Duration, and Taxes

COVID-19 Response Measures Act (formerly Bill C-4) which provides new benefits for workers left jobless or underemployed by the COVID-19 pandemic received Royal Assent on October 2. … Read more »

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Siblings, Grandparents, Adult Children Among Those to Be Let in to Canada Under New COVID-19 Rules

Siblings, grandparents and adult children of Canadians and permanent residents are among those who will soon be exempt from COVID-19 border restrictions. The expansion of who can… Read more »

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Feds Top up Relief Fund With $600 Million to Help Small- and Medium-Sized Businesses

The federal government is adding $600 million to a fund to help small- and medium-sized businesses weather the COVID-19 pandemic, Economic Development Minister Melanie Joly said Friday…. Read more »

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Trudeau Says More Compassionate Approach to COVID-19 Border Restrictions Is Needed

The federal government is poised to loosen restrictions on who can come into Canada. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the government has listened to heartbreaking stories of… Read more »

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Masks, Gloves Go in the Garbage, Not Recycling, Cities Tell Residents

Several Ontario cities are reminding residents to throw their disposable masks, gloves and wipes in the garbage, not the recycling bin. York Region — which includes Markham, Richmond… Read more »

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Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit: New Mario Kart Allows You to Turn Your Home Into a Racetrack

The popular Mario Kart series of games has seen the stars of the Nintendo universe race through deserts, haunted houses, ancient temples and myriad other exotic locales…. Read more »

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Justin Trudeau Sends Best Wishes After Donald & Melania Trump Test Postive For COVID-19

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is offering his family’s best wishes to U.S. President Donald Trump and the first lady. Early Friday morning, U.S. President Donald Trump and… Read more »

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14 Days of Solitude: The Lonely Success of the ‘Atlantic Bubble’

Laurie Leek has spent four of the past eight weeks alone in her home in St. John’s. She was alone for her birthday. She was alone in… Read more »

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Markham Teen, Iman Vellani Set to Play Ms. Marvel a.k.a Kamala Khan

Marvel is casting Iman Vellani, a teenager from Markham, Ont. as Ms. Marvel in an upcoming series for Disney Plus. Iman Vellani will play Marvel’s first Muslim… Read more »

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Family of Boy With Rare Disease Asking Ottawa to Fund Research Into Condition

The father of a young Ontario boy with a rare genetic disease is asking the federal government to help fund research that could treat his child’s condition,… Read more »