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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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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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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 »

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Secret Gives $1M to Women’s Hockey Players Association

The Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association is receiving a $1 million boost from Secret Deodorant to continue its barnstorming Dream Gap Tour of games and relieve any… Read more »

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Prime Minister Is Asked to Help With Search for NFLD Man Who Disappeared in B.C.

The case of a Newfoundland and Labrador man who recently went missing in British Columbia reached the prime minister Wednesday during a virtual town hall with members… Read more »

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Lockdowns as Police in Fredericton Deal With Person Barricaded in Home

Police in Fredericton say two universities and a local school are in lockdown as they deal with a person barricaded in a residence near the area. Police… Read more »

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New Tory Motion Could Trigger Second Confidence Showdown for Liberal Minority

One day after surviving a confidence vote on a Conservative motion, Justin Trudeau’s minority Liberal government faces another Conservative motion that could trigger yet more high-stakes drama… Read more »

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Patrick Downie on Losing Gord, Hearing ‘Peace’ in Posthumous Album ‘Away Is Mine’

Gord Downie’s brother Patrick says he wonders what his older sibling might’ve said about these uncertain times. Whether it’s the devastating effects of climate change, isolation in… Read more »

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Tim Hortons to Test Deposit Program for Returnable Coffee Cups and Packaging

Tim Hortons has signed a deal with TerraCycle’s Loop program to test an option that would allow customers to pay a deposit and receive their order in… Read more »

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WestJet to Refund Flights Cancelled Due to Virus

WestJet says it will begin providing refunds to passengers who had their WestJet and Swoop flights cancelled by the airlines as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic… Read more »

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Police Pull Over Man Banned From Driving for Life Eight Separate Times

Provincial police say they’ve charged a man who was allegedly driving despite having eight separate lifetime bans from driving. They say an officer saw a vehicle speeding… Read more »

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Liberal Minority Survives Confidence Vote in the Commons With NDP and Green Backing

The Liberal minority government survives another day after a majority of MPs voted against a Conservative motion to create a special anticorruption committee. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau… Read more »

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Canada’s Bill to Outlaw LGBTQ2 Conversion Therapy Has Global Influence: UN Expert

A United Nations expert says proposed Canadian legislation that would ban forcing children or adults into therapy to alter their sexual orientation or gender identity could help… Read more »

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Canada Jumps Closer to Military-Spending Target Thanks to COVID-19’s Economic Damage

Canada has taken a big leap closer to meeting its promise to the NATO military alliance to spend a larger share of its economy on defence thanks… Read more »

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Feds Say 100,000 Rapid COVID-19 Tests Have Arrived, Being Distributed to Provinces

Procurement Minister Anita Anand says the first shipment of rapid tests for COVID-19 has arrived in Canada but their eventual destinations remain shrouded in mystery. Canada signed… Read more »

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Report Says Canada’s Passport is Among the 30 Most Powerful

The latest ranking of the world’s most powerful passports puts Canada in the top 30 countries with high mobility and in the group of countries with 5th… Read more »

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Canada Post Urging Early Christmas Shopping as It Gears up for Online Shopping Rush

Canada Post is urging Canadians to shop early this holiday season to avoid the late arrival of gifts caused by a pandemic-induced shift to online shopping. The… Read more »

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Tegan and Sara Sign Deal to Produce TV Series Based on Their ‘High School’ Memoir

Tegan and Sara’s teenage hurdles are headed to the small screen. The Calgary-raised pop duo have inked a deal to adapt their 2019 memoir “High School” into… Read more »