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Quebec Court Acquits Author, Declares Part of Child Pornography Law Invalid

A Quebec author charged with producing child pornography in connection with fictional scenes in a horror novel has been acquitted in a ruling that also declared part of Canada’s law invalid. Quebec Superior… Read more »

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COVID Precautions to Curtail Thanksgiving Gatherings

Thanksgiving fanatic Genna Buck is used to going all-out with an elaborate turkey spread for as many as 30 friends. But this year, COVID-19 will force her… Read more »

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Ontario’s Move to Scrap Out-of-Country Health Insurance Was Wrong:Court

The Ontario government’s move to axe its out-of-country health insurance program violates the Canada Health Act, a court ruled this week as it ordered the province to… Read more »

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Canadian Pacific Holiday Train Cancelled Due to COVID-19

Canadian Pacific has announced that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, CP Holiday Train will not be running this year. Canadian Pacific says CP will donate to food… Read more »

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Horgan Says NDP Government Could Not Achieve $10 a Day Child Care Because of Greens

NDP Leader John Horgan says he is recommitting to implement a 10-year plan for $10 a day child care in British Columbia if his party is re-elected…. Read more »

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Home Prices Could Fall 7 per Cent in 2021, Hitting Prairies Hard: Moody’s Forecast

Home prices across Canada could tumble about seven per cent in 2021, as unemployment dampens the hot real estate market, according to a forecast by Moody’s Analytics,… Read more »

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CFL Teams Reveal 10 Players Who Are on Their Exclusive Negotiation Lists

The Calgary Stampeders are taking a flyer on linebacker Marcus Smith II. Smith, a former first-round pick of the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles, is one of 10 players on… Read more »

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Police Charge Student Following Alleged Anti-Black Comments During Online Class

Police north of Toronto say they’ve charged an 18-year-old student after he allegedly made hate-motivated comments during a Grade 12 online class. Investigators say the teen from… Read more »

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Ontario Changes COVID-19 Testing Guidance, No Longer Testing Asymptomatic Individuals

Ontario health officials say low-risk individuals who are asymptomatic should not be going to assessment centres for a COVID-19 test. Associate chief medical officer of health Dr. Barbara… Read more »

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Ontario County Opens Student-Only COVID-19 Test Sites

A county in southwestern Ontario has established COVID-19 assessment centres exclusively for school children to reduce the amount of time kids have to spend waiting for a test. Lambton County… Read more »

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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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Ontario to Move EQAO Online, Will Pilot Some Testing This Year

Ontario says it intends to move its annual standardized school tests online and has started to search for a company to develop a platform for them. Education Minister Stephen Lecce… 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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These are the 60 Pharmacies Which Will Offer COVID-19 Testing in Ontario by Friday, Sept 25 (List)

Premier Doug Ford says up to 60 pharmacies across Ontario will begin to offer COVID-19 tests starting Friday. He says the initiative will reduce pressure on the… Read more »

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Ontario to Review COVID-19 Symptoms List for Schools, Minister Says

Ontario’s education minister says he is considering shortening the list of COVID-19 symptoms that require kids to stay home from school. Stephen Lecce says he is working with the province’s… 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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Ontario Hiring 98 More Labour Inspectors to Speed up Pandemic Workplace Response

Ontario says it will hire 98 new labour inspectors this fall as part of efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in workplaces. Labour Minister Monte McNaughton says… 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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Ontario Officials Report Highest Number of COVID-19 Cases Since Early May

Ontario is reporting 478 new cases of COVID-19 today, along with three new deaths related to the virus. Health Minister Christine Elliott says there are 153 cases reported in… 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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Ontario Pediatricians Warn of Flu Shot ‘Crisis’ to Meet Anticipated Demand

A group representing more than 1,400 Ontario pediatricians is warning of “an imminent crisis” in rolling out the flu shot this season. An online petition by members… Read more »

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Airbnb Suspends More Than 40 Listings Across Ontario for Hosting Parties

Airbnb says it has suspended more than 40 listings across Ontario as part of its effort to crack down on party houses. The short-term rental website says… Read more »