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New Study Finds Wolf Culls Will Not Save Endangered Caribou in Western Canada

A government-sponsored wolf kill in Western Canada has had “no detectable effect” on reversing the decline of endangered caribou populations, a study says. Scientists from Raincoast Conservation Foundation and the… Read more »

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Bar Reopenings Going Ahead in Ontario as Quebec Links Cases to Bars in Montreal

Canada’s deputy public health chief says going inside a bar to have a drink with friends remains a high-risk activity in the era of COVID-19.

Dr. Howard Njoo’s reminder comes days before Ontario will allow indoor dining and drinking at restaurants and bars in much of the province.

Ontario’s decision, which takes effect Friday, comes against the protests of parents who fear it will lead to a second wave of COVID-19 that will keep schools from reopening in September.

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Ontario Scrapping Birth Alerts Across the Province Starting in October

Ontario is the latest province to do away with the practice of birth alerts. The provincial government announced today it will order an end to the system… Read more »

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Ford: Ontario Planning for Second Wave of COVID-19

Premier Doug Ford said Tuesday his government has a plan to deal a second wave of COVID-19 this fall, a pledge that comes as Ontario’s hospitals warn the surge… Read more »

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Family of Canadian Child Stuck in Syria Taking Government to Court

The case of a five-year-old Canadian girl stuck in Syria appears to be headed to court as her family escalates efforts to bring her to Canada.

The girl known publicly as Amira was found on the side of a road last year after her parents and siblings were killed in an airstrike and she was brought to a refugee camp.

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U of T Test Confirms ‘Self Cleaning’ TrioMed Mask Deactivates Coronavirus; Masks Available Online to Purchase

i3 BioMedical Inc. says the University of Toronto scientists tested and established that the virus SARS-CoV-2, which causes Covid-19, cannot be recovered after being applied to the… Read more »

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P.E.I. Has the Most Canadian Job Postings Per Capita

Prince Edward Island is Canada’s smallest province but has the country’s highest number of job postings per capita, according to an analysis from Top Data.   The analytics… Read more »

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Quebec Company Begins Human Testing of ‘Vegan’ COVID-19 Vaccine Based on Tobacco-Like Plant

  Medicago, a Quebec biopharmaceutical company says the company has started Phase 1 clinical trials of COVID-19 vaccine. Drugmakers are racing to make a successful vaccine; with… Read more »

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Feds Should Have Put $900M Into Canada Summer Jobs Program: Opposition

Federal opposition parties are demanding to know why the Liberal government created a $900-million program to help students find volunteer positions rather than putting the money into… Read more »

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Senators Call for Changes to CERB and More Transparency on Spending

The federal government’s key emergency benefit for workers with jobs hit by the pandemic is “not a permanent solution” to ongoing hardships, a Senate committee says in a… Read more »

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Ontario Health-Care Workers Plan Brief Work Interruption in Response to Emergency Orders

A union representing Ontario health-care workers says it’s planning a series of escalating political and legal actions, including brief work interruptions, in response to the province potentially extending its emergency… Read more »

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Canadians Torn on Scaling Back COVID-19 Benefits to Save Money: Poll

A new poll suggests Canadians are torn on whether the federal government should tighten the taps on COVID-19 spending to keep the deficit from flooding the nation’s… Read more »

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Trudeau Apologizes for Not Recusing Himself From WE Decision

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has apologized for not recusing himself from the government’s decision to have WE Charity manage a $900-million student-aid program, saying his family’s longtime… Read more »

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Stage 3 Gathering Limits & Rules in Ontario

The province has increased gathering limits in jurisdictions entering Stage 3 on July 17th. Indoor gatherings of up to 50 people not including venue staff are allowed… Read more »

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List of Activities and Businesses Allowed to Reopen During Stage 3 in Ontario

Twenty four regions of Ontario will enter Stage 3 on Friday, July 17, 2020. Jurisdictions in Stage 3 can hold indoor gatherings of up to 50 people… Read more »

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List of Regions in Ontario (Map) That Can Move to Stage 3 Starting July 17th

Government of Ontario has announced that effective Friday, July 17, 2020 at 12:01 a.m., select public health regions in Ontario can move to stage 3 of reopening…. Read more »

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Much of Ontario to Enter Stage 3 on July 17th; Gathering Limits Increased

The next phase of Ontario’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic gets underway later this week, the government announced Monday as it paved the way for areas outside of known virus hotspots to… Read more »

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Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy to Be Extended to December

The federal government is for the second time extending its program to subsidize wages in companies hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, this time until at least December. But… Read more »

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Opposition Aim to Recall Ethics Committee to Study Trudeaus’ Connections

The federal opposition parties want to recall the House of Commons ethics committee to investigate Justin Trudeau’s failure to recuse himself from a decision to award a large contract to… Read more »

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Officials Investigating “Rare” Collision Between Two Cargo Ships on Welland Canal

Transportation officials say an investigation is underway after two large cargo ships collided in the Welland Canal over the weekend. The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation said the “rare” incident… Read more »

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Blake Shelton to Hold Concert at Select Drive-In Theatres Across Canada

Encore Drive-In Nights presents Blake Shelton with Very Special Guests Gwen Stefani and Trace Adkins. As per the news release, “the concert will be created exclusively for… Read more »

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Ontario to Announce Plans for Stage 3 of Reopening as COVID-19 Spread Slows

The premier’s office says the Ontario government is set to announce details about Stage 3 of its reopening plan on Monday as the spread of COVID-19 continues… Read more »

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NHL’s Canadian Hubs Offer Little Economic Benefit, but Morale Boost Is Valuable: Experts

A plan to operate NHL game hubs in Edmonton and Toronto could draw hundreds of hockey players and staff to both Canadian cities, but business experts say their presence… Read more »

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This is What Canada’s Gigantic Federal Deficit Means For Canadians and the Federal Government

The Trudeau Liberals’ fiscal update this week put a cost to all the emergency COVID-19 aid the federal treasury will dole out. It delivered some shocks: a gigantic deficit and a projection that the federal debt will top $1 trillion.