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Ontario Could Reopen More Outdoor Spaces, Science Table Adviser Says

Ontario could safely reopen many outdoor recreational facilities even if it extends a stay-at-home order next week, the province’s science advisers said Tuesday. The scientific director of… Read more »

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New Brunswick Redistributes $163 Million in Carbon Tax Revenue, Cuts Personal Income Tax

New Brunswick’s finance minister is returning $28 million to New Brunswickers through a personal income tax cut. Ernie Steeves says the benefit is part of the government’s… Read more »

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Ontario to Pause First Doses of AstraZeneca Vaccines

Ontario says it will stop giving out first doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine for now due to an increased risk of a rare blood clotting syndrome linked… Read more »

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Manitoba Plans to Offer COVID-19 Vaccines to 18 and Up Starting May 12th

The Manitoba government is preparing to open COVID-19 vaccine appointments to everyone 18 years old and older starting Wednesday. Premier Brian Pallister briefly mentioned the change in… Read more »

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Feds Invest $12B in Ontario Public Transit Projects in GTHA

Ontario and the federal government have struck an agreement that will see Ottawa kick in $12 billion to help build several transit projects in the Greater Toronto… Read more »

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Alberta Government Knew Bighorn Sheep Contaminated With Coal Mine Selenium: Scientist

Some herds of Alberta’s provincial animal are heavily contaminated with selenium from old coal mines, says research from a retired senior government biologist. Jeff Kneteman said Alberta… Read more »

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Other Provinces Looking at Saskatchewan’s Plan to Tie COVID-19 Vaccines to Reopening

Neighbouring provinces are eyeing Saskatchewan’s plan to ease COVID-19 restrictions in tandem with vaccination rates, but experts are warning the approach could lead some to a false… Read more »

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Cheque Is in the Mail: Insurance Rebates Coming to Saskatchewan Drivers

Saskatchewan’s Crown-owned insurer says it will start mailing rebates on vehicle insurance this week. Saskatchewan Government Insurance says 709,000 cheques are to be sent out. The rebates… Read more »

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British Columbia to Give Workers Three Days of Paid Sick Leave For COVID-19

British Columbia will give all workers up to three days of paid sick leave to support those affected by COVID-19. Labour Minister Harry Bains introduced the legislation… Read more »

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Alberta’s Famous Last Chance Saloon & Rosedeer Hotel is Now on Sale

Drumheller region‘s famous hotel and saloon are on sale! The famous Rosedeer hotel in Wayne, the site of the famed Last Chance Saloon and WayneStock, a boutique… Read more »

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Oilsands Producer Suncor And Utility Atco To Pursue ‘World-class’ Hydrogen Project

Oilsands producer Suncor Energy Inc. is partnering with utility Atco Ltd. on a “multibillion-dollar” project to produce more than 300,000 tonnes per year of hydrogen. The Calgary-based… Read more »

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Quebec Public Daycare Registry Hit By Cyberattack, 5,000 Personal Files Compromised

Quebec’s online daycare waiting list was hit by a cyberattack over the weekend, with the personal data of 5,000 parents and children compromised. Families Minister Mathieu Lacombe… Read more »

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Charlottetown Council Votes to Make Changes to Sir John A. Macdonald Statue

Charlottetown city council will install a statue of an Indigenous elder or child next to a downtown statue of Sir John A. Macdonald to create the image… Read more »

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Canadian Geologist Detained in Dubai For Six Years is Back Home After Charges Dropped

After years in and out of jail in Dubai, one escape attempt, and being embroiled in a multimillion-dollar fraud scheme, André Gauthier is finally home. Gauthier, a… Read more »

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B.C. Doctors Could Face Penalty For Veering From COVID-19 Health Guidelines: College

Doctors in British Columbia are being warned they could face investigation or penalties from their regulatory body if they contradict public health orders or guidance about COVID-19…. Read more »

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Hospital in Windsor, Ont., Applies to Access Surplus COVID-19 Vaccines From Detroit

A hospital in Windsor, Ont., is calling on Ottawa to allow COVID-19 vaccines to be shipped across the border from Michigan. David Musyj, CEO of Windsor Regional… Read more »

Endangered Tiger Cub Dies at Toronto Zoo a Week After Birth

Endangered Tiger Cub Dies at Toronto Zoo a Week After Birth

The Toronto Zoo says an endangered tiger cub born just over a week ago has died after experiencing serious health issues. The zoo says in a Facebook… Read more »

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Starbucks Canada Adds Delicious New Drink and Snacks to Its Summer Menu

Starbucks Canada has unveiled its 2021 seasonal summer drink and snacks themed on nostalgic summer filled with festivals, and carnivals. Strawberry Funnel Cake Frappuccino blended beverage featuring… Read more »

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Alberta to Stop Giving First Doses of AstraZeneca COVID 19 Shot as Supply Dwindles

Alberta says it won’t give out more first doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine for the time being. A spokesman for the provincial health department says the decision… Read more »

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All of B.C. Will Eventually Ease Out of COVID-19 Restrictions at Same time: Doctor

British Columbia’s provincial health officer says COVID-19 measures will eventually be loosened across the province at the same time despite lower transmission rates in some regions, but… Read more »

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Opposition, Ottawa, Media Looking For COVID Disaster: Alberta Justice Minister

Alberta’s justice minister says a COVID-19 disaster is what the provincial Opposition, the federal government and the media “were looking for and want” in the province. Kaycee… Read more »

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Provinces Look to Mix COVID-19 Vaccines in Light of Changing Supply

Ontario has become the latest province to signal it will likely mix COVID-19 vaccine brands as the country prepares for a flood of Pfizer and Moderna shots… Read more »

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Starbucks Canada Offers All Employees Three Paid Sick Days Until September

Starbucks is offering all its Canadian retail employees three temporary paid sick days from April 19 to Sept. 25. The move comes after Ontario announced a similar… Read more »

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Ontario Likely to Mix 1st and 2nd Vaccine Doses Amid Lack of AstraZeneca Supply

Ontario will likely mix and match COVID-19 vaccine doses in light of uncertain future supply of all the shots approved for use in Canada. Health Minister Christine… Read more »