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Ontario Won’t Close Provincial Beaches Amid Overcrowding Concerns

Ontario’s premier said he won’t order provincial beaches to close even as several municipalities grapple with crowds flocking to their shores amid the COVID−19 pandemic. Doug Ford instead… Read more »

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Ethics Watchdog to Examine Trudeau Over We Charity Contract, Since Reversed

The federal ethics watchdog is examining whether Prime Minister Justin Trudeau violated the conflict of interest law over how he handled a decision to have WE Charity manage a… Read more »

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Advocates Say New Ontario Bill Makes Evictions Easier For Landlords

Ontario tenants’ rights advocates are voicing concerns over a new bill they say will make it easier for landlords to obtain evictions once the COVID−19 crisis eases. Several advocacy groups say… Read more »

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Canada Restricts Dealings, Suspends Extradition Treaty With Hong Kong Over New Security Law

Canada is suspending its extradition treaty with Hong Kong as part of a package of responses to the new security law China has imposed on the territory,… Read more »

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Military Man Who Rammed Gate Near Trudeau Residence With Truck Faces Multiple Charges

A man who rammed his truck through a gate at Rideau Hall Thursday was loose on the grounds with a gun for 13 minutes before police laid eyes on him, the RCMP said Friday.

We Group to Stop Running Federal Volunteer Program, Return Funds Already Paid

We Group to Stop Running Federal Volunteer Program, Return Funds Already Paid

Youth Minister Bardish Chagger says the WE organization won’t manage the federal government’s $900−million program to pay students and fresh graduates for volunteer work this summer.

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Military Member Arrested After Truck Rammed Gate Near Trudeau Residence: DND

A member of the Canadian Armed Forces is in custody, sources say, after someone rammed a truck through the gates of Rideau Hall and drove up the path toward the official residences that house Gov. Gen. Julie Payette and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau before being stopped by police.

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Atlantic Canada Prepares to Lift Travel Restrictions as Regional “Bubble” Opens; Proof of Residency Required

Atlantic Canadians are closely eyeing travel requirements and coronavirus case numbers across the region as the four provinces prepare to open their borders to their neighbours Friday,… Read more »

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Migrant Farm Workers Are “Hiding” From COVID-19 Testing in Windsor-Essex: Ford

Premier Doug Ford says migrant workers are “hiding” from COVID−19 testing going on in Windsor−Essex — a region struggling with outbreaks on farms. Ford says efforts to… Read more »

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Feds Extend COVID-19 Isolation Order for Anyone Entering Canada Until Aug. 31

The federal government has extended the mandatory quarantine order for most people entering Canada until the end of August to help curb the spread of the novel… Read more »

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White Throated Sparrows Change Their Tunes , an Unprecedented Development Scientists Say

White-throated sparrows are changing their tune — an unprecedented development scientists say has caused them to sit up and take note. Ken Otter, a biology professor at the University of Northern British Columbia, whose paper on the phenomenon was published on Thursday, said most bird species are slow to change their songs, preferring to stick with tried-and-true tunes to defend territories and attract females.

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Mandatory Mask Policies Raise Accessibility Concerns for Vulnerable Populations

Experts and advocates say mandatory mask policies will only work if they’re backed up by efforts to provide access and education to vulnerable populations. A rule requiring that… Read more »

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COVID-19 Commercial Rent-Relief Program Extended to July

Federal and provincial governments have agreed to extend a commercial rent relief program to help cover July costs for eligible small businesses, with a few changes. The… Read more »

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COVID-19: Metrolinx Installs Plastic Dividers Between Seats of Some GO Transit Buses and Trains

Metrolinx is installing clear plastic dividers between seats on some of its GO buses and GO trains to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Clear plastic dividers between… Read more »

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All Five of Canada’s Big Banks Join Anti-Hate Advertising Boycott of Facebook

All five of Canada’s biggest banks are joining an international boycott of Facebook over concerns that the platform is complicit in promoting racism, violence and misinformation. Scotiabank,… Read more »

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Canada Extends Ban on Foreign Travellers Until July 31

The federal government says it has extended tight rules barring most foreign travellers from entering Canada until the end of July as part of efforts to slow… Read more »

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Free Admission to Ontario Parks on Canada Day

Visit Ontario Provincial Parks for free on Canada Day – July 1, 2020. The Ontario government is celebrating Canada Day by offering free day-use at all provincial… Read more »

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Air Canada Cutting 30 Domestic Routes, Closing Stations at Eight Airports

Air Canada is indefinitely suspending service on 30 domestic regional routes and closing eight stations at regional airports.

The airline says the cuts are being made as a result of continuing weak demand for both business and leisure travel due to COVID−19 travel restrictions and border closures.

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Poll Suggests COVID-19 Not Changing Canada Day for Many Canadians

COVID−19 means the true north is not entirely free this Canada Day, but a new survey suggests that’s not going to change how many people mark the… Read more »

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‘No Celebrations’: Indigenous Communities, Leaders Share Canada Day Frustrations

Jess Housty can’t remember the last time Canada Day was celebrated in the Heiltsuk Nation. Housty lives in the coastal B.C. town of Bella Bella where the Heiltsuk Nation is… Read more »

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Lululemon Buys In-Home Fitness Company Mirror

Lululemon Athletica Inc. has entered into an agreement to acquire in−home fitness company Mirror. The deal is valued at $500 million and will see the Vancouver−based athleticwear brand take over New York−based… Read more »

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Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds Donate $200,000 to Support Indigenous Women’s Program

Movie stars Reynolds and Lively are donating $200,000 to an institute at St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia to help promote Indigenous women’s leadership.

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Cirque du Soleil Files for Creditor Protection, Terminates 3,480 Jobs

The Cirque du Soleil, whose aerobatic shows have been halted by COVID-19, has filed for creditor protection while it develops a plan to restart its business. The… Read more »

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Canada Border Services Agency: Asylum-Seekers Who Tried to Cross From U.S. in May Turned Back

The Canada Border Services Agency says it turned back 21 people who tried to enter the country from the U.S. in May to claim asylum. The CBSA… Read more »