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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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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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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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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 »

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Saskatchewan Scientist Names New Species of Bee After Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield

Dr. Cory Sheffield says while cataloguing insect specimens in the collection of the Royal Saskatchewan Museum he came across a unique looking female bee.

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June 29: Canada Releases New COVID-19 Models Which Show Progress but With ‘Hotspots’

New federal models show continued progress in suppressing the spread of COVID-19, but with significant hotspots. The figures released by the Public Health Agency of Canada Monday show that… Read more »

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Tim Hortons Mobile Ordering App Faces Investigation by Canadian Privacy Agencies

The Tim Hortons mobile ordering app is being investigating by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada and provincial agencies in Quebec, B.C. and Alberta. The… Read more »

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Tories Ask Auditor General to Probe ‘Outsourcing’ of $900M Student Aid Program

The federal Conservatives are calling for an investigation into the Liberal government’s decision to have an international charity administer a $900-million program designed to help students during the… Read more »

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Liberal Government Urged to Spend $1.5 Billion More to Battle COVID-19 Abroad

Canada is expected to send hundreds of millions of dollars in new funding towards an international effort to develop and fairly distribute an eventual COVID-19 vaccine when Prime… Read more »

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Air Canada, WestJet to End Social Distancing Seating as Air Travel Ticks Up

The country’s two largest airlines are ending their on-board seat distancing policies starting July 1, raising health concerns amid a pandemic that has devastated the travel industry. Air… Read more »

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COVID-19 Interactive Travel Map: Canadian Travel & Tourism Website Lets You Know Where You Can Travel Now

Canadian Travel & Tourism Roundtable has launched a website that lets you know where you can travel now – whether it is interprovincial travel or international travel…. Read more »

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PM: Canada Almost Self-Sufficient in PPE as Canadian Businesses Step Up

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canadian companies are now producing so much personal protective equipment needed in the fight against COVID-19 that Canada is almost at the point of being self-sufficient.

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Survey: Most Know Little About Prominent Indigenous, Racialized Canadians

Indigenous and other racialized Canadians have been shaping the country’s history and culture for centuries, but a new poll suggests most Canadians have a lot to learn… Read more »