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Liberals Waive One-Week Waiting Period for Employment Insurance Benefits

The federal government is temporarily waiving a one-week waiting period for employment insurance benefits. The decision essentially means that applicants will be able to start their claims… Read more »

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Ottawa Orders Independent Review Panel for Suncor Energy Oilsands Mine Extension

Ottawa says it is referring the impact assessment of a Suncor Energy Inc. oilsands mine extension in northern Alberta to an independent review panel. Minister of Environment… Read more »

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Wealthsimple Adds ‘Risky’ Label to Gamestop, Blackberry Stocks Amid Investor Frenzy

Canadian investing app Wealthsimple adding a ‘risky’ label to certain stocks after a social media based movement sent shares of GameStop, BlackBerry and others soaring up to… Read more »

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Preliminary GDP Data Suggests 2020 Was Worst Year on Record

Canada’s economy appears to have suffered its worst year on record as the national statistics agency’s preliminary estimate showed a contraction of 5.1 per cent in 2020…. Read more »

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Moderna Cutting Vaccine Shipment to Canada Next Week by More Than 50,000 Doses

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada’s other vaccine supplier has to cut back on its deliveries next week. Moderna will ship only about three-quarters of the expected… Read more »

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Maritime Bus Gets $720,000 Subsidy to Operate Routes in Northern New Brunswick

A private bus operator is getting a $720,000 government subsidy to continue operating routes in northern New Brunswick that it had wanted to cancel because of a… Read more »

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Trudeau Announces Suspended Flights, Mandatory 3-Day Hotel Quarantine for Travellers

Canada’s main airlines are suspending service to popular sun destinations while travellers returning from abroad will quarantine in a designated hotel as they await results of a… Read more »

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Johnson & Johnson Says COVID-19 Vaccine 85 per Cent Effective Against Severe Illness

American pharmaceutical giant Johnson and Johnson says its vaccine is very good at preventing people from being hospitalized or dying from COVID-19. The vaccine is the first… Read more »

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Guitar Stolen in 2018 From Rock Band 54-40 Found During Police Raid in Surrey, B.C.

A raid of an apartment in British Columbia has solved a two-year-old mystery about a valuable guitar belonging to a member of Canadian rock band 54-40. Chilliwack… Read more »

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Economist Intelligence Unit Says Canada Won’t Achieve Mass COVID-19 Vaccination Before Mid-2022

With Pfizer vaccines in short supply, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), a sister company to UK-based The Economist newspaper says Canada won’t achieve widespread COVID-19 vaccination until… Read more »

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Groundhog Day in Nova Scotia

Will there be six more weeks of winter, or will spring coming early this year? Will the groundhogs across Nova Scotia agree or will they disagree on… Read more »

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Halifax Police Officer, Bus Driver Pull Driver From Burning Car Before Explosion

A Halifax police officer and a public transit bus driver pulled out the occupant of a burning car early this morning just before the vehicle exploded. Halifax… Read more »

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Trudeau to Announce New Measures to Restrict Travel Abroad During COVID-19 Pandemic

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected to announce today new measures aimed at further restricting international travel as more infectious variants of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19… Read more »

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Valentine’s Day in London

Here is a short list of ideas to celebrate 2020 Valentine’s Day in London with your special someone. 25 Romantic Resort Getaways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day in… Read more »

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Jan 29: Victims of Mosque Attack to Be Honoured With National Day of Remembrance, Action

The federal government intends to make Jan. 29 a day to honour victims of the deadly 2017 attack on a Quebec City mosque. Canadian Heritage Minister Steven… Read more »

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Alberta-Based WHL Teams Get Approval to Play Condensed Season

The Western Hockey League has received government approval to play a rejigged season in Alberta. The league announced Thursday that its five clubs based in the province… Read more »

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Delays, Restrictions Come to Canada as Stock-Trading Rockets

Canadian banks and trading platforms continued to face questions from customers Thursday amid a flurry of stock market activity both locally and worldwide. Toronto-listed BlackBerry shares dropped… Read more »

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What is Short Selling? Does Short-Selling Happen in Canada?

A recent share-price rally, then plunge, in typically sleepy companies such as GameStop has put a spotlight on a long-standing stock market practice called short selling. What… Read more »

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Heritage Ministry Reviewing Workplace Harassment Probe at Canadian Museum of History

The Heritage Ministry says it’s reviewing the results of an independent investigation into harassment allegations at the Canadian Museum of History. The ministry revealed no details, citing… Read more »

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Concordia University Says Lectures From Dead Professor Are ‘Teaching Tool’

A Canadian university is standing behind the way it runs online classes, after a student said he believed a professor who died in 2019 was teaching a class he’s taking.

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Alberta Creates Provincial Parole Board, Announces Members

Alberta’s justice minister says a provincial parole board is to start work Monday and will be chaired by former Calgary police chief Rick Hanson. Kaycee Madu says… Read more »

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Opioid Deaths Highlight Need to Decriminalize Hard-Drug Possession, Police Chiefs Say

The scourge of overdose deaths underscores the need for Canada to decriminalize simple possession of hard drugs, the head of the national chiefs of police association said on Thursday. In urging action, Bryan Larkin noted that overdose deaths are outpacing those from the pandemic and homicides in British Columbia and likely Ontario.

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Canada Ranks in World’s Top 15 Least-Corrupt Countries

Transparency International has released their Corruption Perceptions Index for 2020 and Canada has ranked as the 11th least-corrupt country in the world. According to Transparency International, the… Read more »

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Report Recommends Against Basic Income in British Columbia, Saying It’s No Cure-All

A government-commissioned panel is recommending against the introduction of a basic income for all in British Columbia. The panel’s report, co-authored by academics at the University of… Read more »