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B.C. Reports 203 Cases of COVID-19, Sets New Daily Record

British Columbia health officials are reporting the highest-ever daily number of new COVID-19 infections at 203. In a statement Wednesday, provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry says… Read more »

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WestJet to Refund Flights Cancelled Due to Virus

WestJet says it will begin providing refunds to passengers who had their WestJet and Swoop flights cancelled by the airlines as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic… Read more »

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Alberta to Cut 930 Public Service Jobs in Agriculture, Forestry, Community Service

The Alberta Union of Provincial Employees says the government is cutting 930 public service jobs. Union president Guy Smith says in a news release that he has… Read more »

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Teens Allegedly Open Fire on Toronto Police Officers During Search

Toronto police say the Special Investigations Unit is investigating after several people — including two teen boys — allegedly opened fire on officers who were searching a… Read more »

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Police Pull Over Man Banned From Driving for Life Eight Separate Times

Provincial police say they’ve charged a man who was allegedly driving despite having eight separate lifetime bans from driving. They say an officer saw a vehicle speeding… Read more »

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‘Bona Fide Police Service:’ Alberta Expanding Power, Status for First Nations Police

The Alberta government has introduced proposed changes to the province’s Police Act which would expand the powers of First Nations police forces. The changes are part of… Read more »

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Ontario Colleges Offer Free Personal Support Worker Courses to Address Shortage

Two Ontario colleges have partnered with a home-care services company to offer free courses that certify personal support workers in a bid to address a shortage of… Read more »

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Advisers Suggest Alberta Students Not Learn About Residential Schools Before Grade 4

The chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission says young children aren’t too emotionally vulnerable to learn about residential schools as a leaked draft of proposed Alberta… Read more »

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Liberal Minority Survives Confidence Vote in the Commons With NDP and Green Backing

The Liberal minority government survives another day after a majority of MPs voted against a Conservative motion to create a special anticorruption committee. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau… Read more »

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Manitoba Government Raises Fines for COVID-19 Violations Amid Higher Numbers

The Manitoba government is increasing fines for people and businesses who ignore public health orders during the COVID-19 pandemic. The fine for individuals will jump to $1,296… Read more »

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Canada’s Bill to Outlaw LGBTQ2 Conversion Therapy Has Global Influence: UN Expert

A United Nations expert says proposed Canadian legislation that would ban forcing children or adults into therapy to alter their sexual orientation or gender identity could help… Read more »

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Canada Jumps Closer to Military-Spending Target Thanks to COVID-19’s Economic Damage

Canada has taken a big leap closer to meeting its promise to the NATO military alliance to spend a larger share of its economy on defence thanks… Read more »

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Feds Say 100,000 Rapid COVID-19 Tests Have Arrived, Being Distributed to Provinces

Procurement Minister Anita Anand says the first shipment of rapid tests for COVID-19 has arrived in Canada but their eventual destinations remain shrouded in mystery. Canada signed… Read more »

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Edmonton Ice Castles Not Returning for 2020-21 Winter Season

The acre-sized winter wonderland resembling Disney-esque ice castles will not be returning this year to Edmonton due to COVID-19. The American-based company, Ice Castles who partnered with… Read more »

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Report Says Canada’s Passport is Among the 30 Most Powerful

The latest ranking of the world’s most powerful passports puts Canada in the top 30 countries with high mobility and in the group of countries with 5th… Read more »

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Canada Post Urging Early Christmas Shopping as It Gears up for Online Shopping Rush

Canada Post is urging Canadians to shop early this holiday season to avoid the late arrival of gifts caused by a pandemic-induced shift to online shopping. The… Read more »

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Tegan and Sara Sign Deal to Produce TV Series Based on Their ‘High School’ Memoir

Tegan and Sara’s teenage hurdles are headed to the small screen. The Calgary-raised pop duo have inked a deal to adapt their 2019 memoir “High School” into… Read more »

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Calgarians May Have to Start Paying for Residential Street Parking

The city of Calgary Transportation and Transit Committee is meeting Wednesday to decide whether to start charging for residential parking permits. Parking on residential streets has been… Read more »

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No More “Double-Cupping” Your Coffee at Tim Hortons

If you want to add an extra cup to make holding your hot double double more easy on the hands then Tim Hortons restaurants will start offering… Read more »

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Statistics Canada: Inflation Rate Rose 0.5% in September

Statistics Canada says September inflation was up 0.5 per cent compared with a year ago. The reading compared with an increase of 0.1 per cent in August…. Read more »

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One Crisis After Another for Trudeau Since Last Federal Election One Year Ago

One year ago today, Canadians elected to put Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberals on a shorter leash, returning them to government but with only a minority of… Read more »

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Alberta’s Top Doctor Says Province is in ‘Danger Zone’ as COVID-19 Cases Continue to Rise

Forty-nine active COVID-19 cases have been linked to a wedding in Calgary earlier this month, as Alberta’s top doctor warned the province is in the “danger zone.”… Read more »

Ontario Moves to Scrap Ranked Ballots in Municipal Elections

Ontario Moves to Scrap Ranked Ballots in Municipal Elections

The Ontario government has introduced a bill that would prevent municipalities from using ranked ballots in the next civic election. A spokesman for Municipal Affairs Minister Steve… Read more »

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Political Tricks in House of Commons Risk Treating Canadians to a Snap Fall Election

The federal New Democrats on Tuesday were once again grappling with a decision about whether to support the minority Liberal government or potentially force an election upon… Read more »