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Federal Parties Rake in Millions Despite Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t stopped federal political parties from raking in millions of dollars in donations. Financial reports filed Friday with Elections Canada show that all the… Read more »

Canada Seeks to Increase Immigration Over Next Three Years Even as Pandemic Rages On

Canada Seeks to Increase Immigration Over Next Three Years Even as Pandemic Rages On

Canada is seeking to admit upwards of 1.2 million new permanent residents in the next three years, a target the federal government says is crucial to the… Read more »

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You Need to Pay for Parking to Use Groomed Cross-Country Trails in Kananaskis, Alberta

The Alberta government says skiers will need to pay for parking to have groomed cross-country trails in the popular Kananaskis Country. Minister of Environment and Parks Jason… Read more »

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Premier Ford Says Plan to Ease COVID-19 Restrictions Coming for Hot Spots

A plan to ease COVID-19 restrictions in the province’s hot spots is coming next week, Premier Doug Ford said Friday, indicating he’s asked health advisors for a… Read more »

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Canada Plans to Welcome 1.2 Million Immigrants From 2021 to 2023

Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Marco Mendicino has announced plans to welcome about 1.2 million immigrants for the next 3 years from 2021 to 2023. Though… Read more »

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Gordon Lightfoot, Natalie MacMaster Join Glass Tiger on Their First Holiday Album

Glass Tiger has assembled a cadre of Canadian talent for their first full-length Christmas album. The band from Newmarket, Ont. released “Songs for a Winter’s Night,” a… Read more »

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Closure of Restaurants and Other Restrictions in Winnipeg and Manitoba Starting November 2

The Manitoba government has ordered many businesses in the Winnipeg region starting Monday, November 2, 2020. Winnipeg Metro Region will be moved to critical level (red) effective… Read more »

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Ontario Restaurants Ask Province to Explain Restrictions, Show COVID-19 Data

A group from Ontario’s restaurant industry is calling on the provincial government to explain its decision to impose tighter COVID-19 restrictions on the sector. A coalition that… Read more »

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Manitoba Reports Record COVID-19 Spike, Shuts Some Businesses

The Manitoba government is ordering many businesses to close, limiting hospital visits, and capping attendance at religious services after a record daily increase in COVID-19 cases. The… Read more »

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Shaw Looks to Mobile Bundling Amid Stiff Competition on Home Internet Services

Western Canada’s largest cable company told analysts Friday that it’s hoping Shaw customers will bundle home internet services with its new wireless service, preventing rival Telus Corp…. Read more »

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Group Launches Legal Action Against New Brunswick Government for Greater Abortion Access

A national civil liberties group has filed legal notice in the first stage of a suit against the New Brunswick government for lack of access to abortion…. Read more »

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Five Things About Canada’s Foreign-Policy End Run Around Donald Trump

Foreign Affairs Minister François-Philippe Champagne was recently pondering Canada’s place in the world from his home in Shawinigan, Que., “the command centre of foreign policy, these days,”… Read more »

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TDSB Cites Pandemic for Thousands of Students Leaving System, Tries to Assure Parents

Canada’s largest school board is trying to assure parents it can provide a safe, stable and successful learning environment during the pandemic as it deals with the… Read more »

Scientists Link High Levels of Genetic Material From Virus in Blood to Severe COVID

Scientists Link High Levels of Genetic Material From Virus in Blood to Severe COVID

Canadian immunologists say they’re finding telltale markers in patients’ blood that help predict the severity of COVID-19 and could lead to more targeted treatments. David Kelvin, a Dalhousie… Read more »

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Canadian Researchers Test Groundbreaking Approach to Treating Parkinson’s Disease

Canadian researchers are testing a new approach to treating Parkinson’s disease they hope can slow and even stop its progress. The experimental method involves using targeted ultrasound… Read more »

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Electricity Rates Going up in Ontario This Weekend as Pandemic Measures End

Electricity rates are set to rise this weekend in Ontario, with the average customer seeing a nearly two per cent increase to their hydro bill compared to… Read more »

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Twenty-Five Years Ago, Quebec Nearly Divorced Canada

Twenty-five years ago today, Quebec came within a small margin of separating from Canada. The referendum on Oct. 30, 1995, saw 4.7 million Quebecers vote on whether… Read more »

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Take Spooky Pictures Against a Rare Hunter’s Blue Moon on Halloween Day

Be sure to get your spooky pictures this year as the next 100%-illuminated Halloween full Moon will occur only after 19 years, in 2039.

Alberta Removing Two COVID-19 Symptoms That Required People Under 18 to Isolate

Alberta Removing Two COVID-19 Symptoms That Required People Under 18 to Isolate

Alberta’s top doctor says the province will be removing two symptoms from its COVID-19 checklist for people under the age of 18 that required mandatory isolation. Dr…. Read more »

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Alberta Panel Recommends No-Fault Auto Insurance to Address Rising, Costly Premiums

A government panel is recommending a fundamental overhaul of automobile insurance in Alberta to move away from costly, protracted court fights to a collaborative no-fault model. Chris… Read more »

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Assisted-Dying Bill Wins Approval in Principle Over Conservative Objections

The House of Commons has given approval in principle to a bill that would make it easier for dying Canadians to get medical help to end their… Read more »

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No ‘Marriage Tax’ for Ontario Despite Suggestions to the Contrary, Government Says

Accusations the Ontario government is looking to slap a tax on marriage by shutting down the ability to take on the surname of a spouse is based… Read more »

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City of Moncton Looking to Use Flashing Lights to Solve Its Goose Poop Problem

Moncton, N.B., has a goose poop problem, and the city’s director of parks says he may need strobe lights to solve it. Dan Hicks says the Canada… Read more »

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Malls Gathered Facial Images of Five Million Shoppers Without Consent: Watchdogs

Images of five million peoples’ faces were collected through information kiosks in 12 malls across Canada without the knowledge or consent of the shoppers, privacy watchdogs say…. Read more »