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Statistics Canada Says Economy Lost 213,000 Jobs in January

Statistics Canada says the economy lost almost 213,000 jobs in January as employment fell to the lowest level since August last year, wiping out the gains made… Read more »

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Legislation Coming This Year to Force Google, Facebook to Pay for News Content

Canadian Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault is promising legislation this year to ensure tech giants like Google and Facebook pay for the news content they disseminate on their… Read more »

SkipTheDishes Introduces B.C. Fee After Province Caps Food Delivery Commissions

SkipTheDishes Introduces B.C. Fee After Province Caps Food Delivery Commissions

SkipTheDishes is charging customers in B.C. a new fee as the food delivery company pushes back against a provincial order capping its commissions. The Winnipeg-based company says… Read more »

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Ontario Education Minister Considering Cancelling March Break to Curb COVID Spread

  Ontario is considering cancelling March break in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19 and hopes to have a decision by next week. Education Minister… Read more »

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B.C. Strengthens Mask Rules for Middle, High School Students and K-12 Staff

British Columbia is expanding mask requirements in its school system. Education Minister Jennifer Whiteside says students in middle and secondary school and staff for kindergarten through Grade… Read more »

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Every Vaccine Maker Was Asked to Make Their Doses in Canada and All Said No: Anand

Every COVID-19 vaccine maker Canada signed a contract with last summer was asked if they could make the doses in Canada and all of them concluded they… Read more »

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Racist Description of Halifax-Area Town Leads to Police Investigation of Transit App

Halifax police are investigating a possible hate crime after receiving complaints about a smartphone app that used a racial slur to describe a predominantly Black community east… Read more »

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Air Canada to Suspend Rouge Operations Indefinitely, Lay off 80 Employees

  Air Canada says it will pause all operations of its Rouge aircraft indefinitely and lay off 80 employees starting Feb. 8. The airline’s announcement comes as… Read more »

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Ontario Allows Pet Groomers to Reopen for Some Appointment-Only Services

Ontario says it is updating its pandemic regulations to allow pet groomers to reopen for certain services. The Solicitor General’s office says groomers can reopen to provide… Read more »

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Work-From-Home Tax Deduction Could Cost Feds $260 Million in Lost Revenue, PBO Says

The parliamentary budget officer says the federal government could lose out on $260 million from a simplified federal tax measure to let Canadians write off working from… Read more »

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Federal Conservatives Call for Special Commons Study of Canada-U.S. relations

The federal Conservatives are calling for a special House of Commons committee devoted to Canada−U.S. relations. They’ll advance the idea during a debate in the House of… Read more »

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Feds Ramp up Efforts to Help Residents of Hong Kong Immigrate to, Stay in Canada

The federal government is moving forward on efforts to help citizens of Hong Kong remain in Canada rather than return home amid China’s clampdown on democracy.

One of several new immigration programs designed to give Hong Kong residents a safe haven in Canada will open for applications on Monday.

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Restaurants Offering Super Bowl Specials in Winnipeg

Places to Order Super Bowl Specials in Winnipeg.

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Restaurants Offering Super Bowl Specials in Saskatoon

Places to order Super Bowl takeout specials or watch the game in-person in Saskatoon.

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UCP Co-Founder Urges Alberta Premier to ‘Fire Yourself’ From Intergovernmental Post

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney is getting some unsolicited advice from the co-founder of the United Conservative Party: fire yourself as the intergovernmental affairs minister. Brian Jean says… Read more »

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Canadian Human Rights Groups Among Coalition Calling for Beijing Olympic Boycott

Cheuk Kwan wants the world to remember what happened after numerous countries considered boycotting the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, but eventually agreed to participate. “The world should… Read more »

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‘Dead Letter:’ Alberta Premier Defends Coal Policy Change in Rocky Mountains

  Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says Albertans have no cause to worry over his government quietly throwing out a coal policy that protected the Rocky Mountains for… Read more »

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Fear That Delayed Second COVID-19 Vaccine Dose Could Lead to New Variants ‘Realistic’

  Experts say delaying the second dose of some COVID-19 vaccines could lead to the emergence of new variants of the virus — but there’s no sign… Read more »

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List of Which Ontario Public Health Units Can Reopen Schools For In-Person Classes on Feb 8 & 16

  The Ontario government announced Wednesday that most schools will reopen for in-person learning next week, though some hotspot regions will have to wait until the following… Read more »

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Ontario to Reopen Most Schools on Feb. 8, Toronto, Peel, York on Feb. 16

Ontario will reopen the majority of its shuttered schools on Monday, while those in Toronto, Peel Region and York Region will resume in-person learning the following week…. Read more »

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Nova Scotia Symbolically Repays Viola Desmond’s $26 Fine From 1946 Theatre Protest

Nearly 75 years after she refused to leave the whites only section of a Nova Scotia movie theatre, the province has symbolically repaid Viola Desmond’s $26 fine… Read more »

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Louise Bernice Halfe Chosen as Canada’s New Parliamentary Poet Laureate

  Renowned writer Louise Bernice Halfe, also known by the Cree name Sky Dancer, has been named Canada’s new parliamentary poet laureate. Halfe, who was raised on… Read more »

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Proud Boys and Other Extreme Right-Wing Groups Among 13 Added to Canada’s Terror List

The Trudeau government is adding the Proud Boys and three other extreme right-wing groups to its list of terrorist organizations to address the sort of neo-fascism and… Read more »

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Covid-19: Quebec Won’t Set up Checkpoints to Limit Travel Between Regions

Quebec’s government is rejecting calls from the Opposition for police checkpoints limiting travel between regions when some COVID-19 health orders are relaxed next week. About 90 per… Read more »