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Ontario Ponders End to Six-Month Abstinence Requirement for Liver Transplants

A contentious requirement that would-be liver transplant recipients stay away from alcohol for six months could be scrapped, according to a new recommendation before the agency that… Read more »

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Bank of Canada Holds Rate Steady, Says COVID-19 Economic Recovery Likely by 2022

The Bank of Canada kept its key interest rate on hold Wednesday as it said the country’s economy won’t fully recover what was lost to COVID-19 until… Read more »

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Oosterhoff Party Was ‘Reminded Several Times’ to Follow COVID Rules, Restaurant Says

A southern Ontario restaurant says members of a recent private party that included a local provincial politician ignored pandemic-related safety guidelines. In a post on its Facebook… Read more »

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Hudson’s Bay Sues Landlord of Yorkdale, Square One Claiming Failure to Run ‘First Class’ Malls

Hudson’s Bay Co. has filed a lawsuit against the landlord of several of its department stores, alleging a failure to operate and maintain “first class shopping centres.”… Read more »

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Canada’s COVID-19 Death Toll Surpasses 10,000 as Second Wave Continues to Surge

More than 10,000 Canadians have died due to COVID-19, a grim milestone reached by a pandemic that is far from over. Twenty-eight new deaths reported in Quebec,… Read more »

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U.S. Election Results One Factor That Could Impact Immigration to Canada Next Year

After four years of Canada positioning itself as a more welcoming destination than the U.S. for new immigrants, the upcoming presidential election could change that dynamic. But… Read more »

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Canadians Support Professor’s Use of Offensive Language, in Context: Poll

A new survey suggests Canadians are broadly supportive of freedom of speech on university campuses, at all costs. The poll comes as debate continues over a case… Read more »

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Suncor Energy Relocating Its PetroCanada Head Office to Calgary From Ontario

Suncor Energy Inc. is moving its PetroCanada head office to Calgary from two offices in Ontario next year, affecting about 700 workers. A company spokesman says the… Read more »

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Survey: Canada is Third in Top “Nation Brand” Ranking

The 2020 Anholt-Ipsos Nation Brands Index has ranked Canada the third-best in top nation brand out of 50 countries. The survey is about the perception of nations’… Read more »

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Liberals Face Probe Into Pandemic Response After Losing House Vote

Opposition parties won their bid Monday to launch a probe of the Liberals’ handling of the COVID-19 pandemic following a week of parliamentary turbulence over how to… Read more »

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Chicken Wire Nowhere to Be Found Amid Surge in DIY Food Production

After the pandemic prompted the cancellation of most of his concerts for 2020, Dave Gunning decided to raise laying hens on his rural Nova Scotia property. He… Read more »

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Niagara-Area Dog Tests Positive for COVID-19 but Most Pets Are Still Safe

A dog in Ontario’s Niagara Region has tested positive for COVID−19, although researchers say most pet owners shouldn’t be worried. Positive tests for novel coronavirus in dogs… Read more »

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Oct 25: Ontario Records More Than 1,000 New Daily COVID-19 Cases for First Time

Ontario is reporting more than 1,000 mew daily cases of COVID-19 for the first time today. The province recorded 1,042 new cases of the novel coronavirus over… Read more »

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Cenovus to Buy Husky Energy in Deal Valued at $23.6B, Company Will Remain in Alberta

Cenovus Energy Inc. will buy Husky Energy Inc. in an all-stock transaction valued at $23.6 billion, the Calgary-based companies said Sunday in a joint announcement. The merged… Read more »

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Ontario Hits High of 978 New COVID-19 Cases, Halton Asks to Avoid Restrictions

Ontario is reporting a new single-day high of 978 new cases of COVID-19 today, along with six new deaths linked to the novel coronavirus. Most of the… Read more »

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Assembly of First Nations Has ‘Lost Confidence’ in RCMP Commissioner, Says Bellegarde

The head of the Assembly of First Nations says he is set to tell Prime Minister Justin Trudeau he has ‘lost confidence’ in RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki…. Read more »

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Ironman Triathlete Lionel Sanders Sets Canadian Hour Cycling Record

Triathlete Lionel Sanders has broken the Canadian cycling hour record. The 32-year-old Ironman triathlete from Windsor, Ont., rode 51.304 kilometres in 60 minutes at the Mattamy National… Read more »

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A List of Some of the Companies That Have Filed for Bankruptcy Since COVID-19 Pandemic

A list of some of the companies that have filed for court protection from creditors under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act since the beginning of the pandemic:… Read more »

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Rapid Tests Will Be Sent to Remote Communities First, Ontario Health Officials Say

Ontario will use its first batch of COVID-19 rapid tests in remote communities and in outbreak situations to help reduce the turnaround time in getting results. Provincial… Read more »

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Clothing Retailer Le Chateau Files for CCAA Protection, Plans to Close Its Doors

Le Chateau Inc. says it is seeking court protection from creditors to allow it to shut down and liquidate its assets. Le Chateau’s application under the Companies’… Read more »

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Government Introduces New Bill to Change Canada’s Oath of Citizenship

The Government of Canada has introduced a Bill to amend the Citizenship Act to change Canada’s Oath of Citizenship. As per the news release, this Bill proposes… Read more »

Promised Path to Residency for “Guardian Angel” Asylum Seekers Yet to Open

Promised Path to Residency for “Guardian Angel” Asylum Seekers Yet to Open

A much-heralded program to grant permanent residency to some asylum seekers working on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic has yet to accept a single application…. Read more »

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EU Reimposes Travel Restriction on Canada Amid Rising Pandemic Numbers

The European Union’s council has reimposed a travel restriction on Canada as it battles a second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. The move reverses a decision in… Read more »

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Ottawa Provides $100 Million to Research Ways to Cut GHG Emissions in Oil and Gas

The federal government says it will provide $100 million from its strategic innovation fund over four years to accelerate the development and use of technologies to lower… Read more »