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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 »

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Clearview AI Broke Canadian Privacy Laws With Facial Recognition Tool, Watchdogs Say

A new watchdog report says Canadian use of U.S. firm Clearview AI’s facial−recognition technology violated federal and provincial laws governing personal information.

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Ontario Launching Autism Program in March With Initial Enrolment of 600 Children

    Ontario will launch its new autism services program in March, starting with 600 children. The program will provide children with needs−based supports including applied behaviour… Read more »

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15 Things to Do During Family Day Weekend in Fredericton

A long weekend is a great time to relax and spend quality time exploring and experiencing new things with your family and friends. Even though it may… Read more »

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Canada to Get up to 1.1 M More Doses by March Through Global Vaccine Alliance

Canada could get more than one million additional doses of COVID-19 vaccine by the end of March through a global vaccine sharing initiative known as COVAX. But… Read more »

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Doctors Offer Duelling Views of What It’s Like to Receive an Assisted Death

  Senators have been presented with two starkly different descriptions of what it’s like to receive medical assistance in dying in Canada: a beautiful, peaceful death or… Read more »

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Child Labour Behind Every Canadian’s Grocery Haul, and It May Get Worse: World Vision

  A World Vision report warns Canadians could be contributing to child labour with every grocery trip. The “Risky Goods” report estimates more than $3.7 billion in… Read more »

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‘Schitt’s Creek’ Scores Golden Globe Nomination for Best Comedy Series

  Canadian sitcom “Schitt’s Creek” has landed several Golden Globe nominations, including best TV musical or comedy series. Toronto-born Catherine O’Hara also landed a nomination for her… Read more »

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Feb 2: Alberta Reports 57 Variant Cases of COVID-19 Virus, Daycare, Schools Affected

Alberta now has 57 cases of the variant strains of COVID-19, with a daycare and three Calgary school classrooms affected. Chief medical health officer Dr. Deena Hinshaw… Read more »

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A Brief Look at the Seven COVID-19 Vaccines Canada Has Pre-Ordered

Between July 24 and Oct. 22, Canada signed deals to pre-order seven COVID-19 vaccines. Here’s a brief look at what we know about those vaccines, listed by manufacturer.

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Things to Do during Heritage Day Weekend in Metro Halifax

Heritage Day is the newest holiday in Nova Scotia and it is on February 15th this year. While many popular locations are closed due to the holiday,… Read more »

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Quebec to Reopen Stores, Salons and Museums Across the Province After Drop in Cases

Following a steady drop in COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations, Quebec Premier Francois Legault announced Tuesday that stores, personal care salons and museums can reopen next week across… Read more »

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B.C. Drivers to Receive COVID-19 Insurance Rebate Cheques Averaging $190 Next Month

Premier John Horgan says drivers in British Columbia will receive COVID-19 insurance rebate cheques next month that average about $190 each. Horgan says the Insurance Corp. of… Read more »

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Alberta at Standoff With Church Over COVID Rules; Medical Chief Says Can’t Intervene

Alberta’s top doctor says her hands are tied when it comes to a rural church that is defying public COVID-19 health orders by hosting Sunday services with… Read more »

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Refugee Pact With U.S. Does Not Violate Constitutional Guarantees, Canada Argues

The Canadian government is telling the Federal Court of Appeal a judge made serious legal mistakes in striking down a refugee pact between Ottawa and Washington. In… Read more »

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Health Canada Says It Won’t Consider Animal Suffering in Strychnine Review

Health Canada says it won’t consider cruelty to animals when it reviews whether using poisons such as strychnine to kill predators should be continued. Health Canada says… Read more »

‘Not Just Dreaming Anymore:’ Manitoba Family Shares $60M Lotto Max Jackpot

‘Not Just Dreaming Anymore:’ Manitoba Family Shares $60M Lotto Max Jackpot

John Chua admits he was jealous when his wife woke him up on Jan. 23 to tell him someone in Winnipeg had won a $60-million Lotto Max jackpot. Later that day, Chua received an email from the online site where he buys tickets to tell him he’d won.

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Sudbury Mayor Wants Highway Checkpoints to Curb COVID-19 Spread in Northern Ont.

The mayor of Sudbury, Ont., is calling for highway checkpoints that would discourage non-essential travel to northern Ontario. Mayor Brian Bigger says he plans to reach out… Read more »

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Rogers Cup Tennis Tournament Renamed National Bank Open

Tennis Canada has renamed its annual showcase tennis event after announcing a 10-year partnership with National Bank.

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Scam: Letter Threatens Death in 24 Hours If Bitcoin Payment Not Received

RCMP is warning people about a threatening letter scam that requests the receiver of the letter to send Bitcoin by scanning a QR Code at the bottom… Read more »

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Restaurants Offering Super Bowl Specials in Calgary

Join in with fellow Calgarians for North America’s biggest sporting day. Here are some places to order game-day specials to watch the big game on big screens on SUPER BOWL SUNDAY.

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Messy Winter Storm Slams Into the Maritimes

Snow, rain and high winds forced school closures and disrupted transportation. Rain and wind warnings have been issued for Nova Scotia’s Atlantic coast, where damaging gusts could reach up to 100 kilometres per hour.

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‘Emergency Brake’ Factored Into Alberta’s Reopening Plan: Top Doctor

COVID-19 hospitalizations are the focus of Alberta’s road map for gradually opening up more businesses and activities, but the province’s top doctor says a different criteria will… Read more »

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Groundhog Day 2021: Alberta’s Balzac Billy Predicts 6 More Weeks of Winter

While Canada’s best-known weather-predicting groundhogs called for an early spring Tuesday as they delivered their annual forecasts over video due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Alberta’s “groundhog”, Balzac… Read more »