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Texas Startup Will Make a Blackberry-Branded 5G Phone for North America, Europe

BlackBerry Ltd. is teaming up with startup OnwardMobility for a new 5G version of the smartphone with the physical keyboard and enhanced security that once made the Waterloo, Ont. company’s devices ubiquitous. The plans were announced… Read more »

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A Timeline of the Controversy Around WE, the Liberals and a Student Program

A timeline of events regarding the Canada Student Service Grant program, based on public documents, events and statements from cabinet ministers, government officials, and WE Charity: March 6, 2020:… Read more »

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Maple Leaf Temporarily Suspends Pork Exports to China after COVID-19 Cases

Maple Leaf Foods Inc. says it has temporarily suspended pork exports to China after a few dozen workers at one of its plants tested positive for COVID-19…. Read more »

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Police Issue Amber Alert in Saskatchewan for Missing Four-Year-Old

Police in Saskatchewan have issued an Amber Alert for a missing four-year-old girl. Saskatoon police say Journey Kay was last seen at about 2 a.m. Tuesday at… Read more »

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July Inflation Rate Falls to 0.1 per Cent as Price Growth Slows, Statcan Reports

Statistics Canada says the consumer price index was up 0.1 per cent compared with a year ago, as gasoline prices were down nearly 15 per cent. The… Read more »

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Docs Suggest Bureaucrats Were Nudged to Look to WE Charity for Student Program

Thousands of pages of newly released documents back up the Trudeau government’s contention that it was federal public servants who recommended a student service grant program be administered by… Read more »

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Prorogation of Parliament: What Does It Mean and What Happens Next?

Parliament has been prorogued until Sept. 23, when there will be a speech from the throne. Here is what that means and what could come next. Word… Read more »

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Saskatchewan Native Andy Shauf among Canadians on Obama’s Summer Playlist

Saskatchewan singer-songwriter Andy Shauf has landed a spot on Barack Obama’s coveted summer playlist. The track “Neon Skyline,” from Shauf’s newest album of the same name, joined a selection… Read more »

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How COVID-19 Is Changing Back-To-School Shopping and Budgets

Vonny Sweetland has yet to decide if he will be sending his 12-year-old sister Josephine back to class in September, but just in case he does, he’s been… Read more »

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Trudeau Set to Move Freeland to Finance, Prorogue Parliament for Economic Reset

Chrystia Freeland will be sworn in as Canada’s finance minister Tuesday afternoon, replacing Bill Morneau who resigned Monday. Multiple sources confirm to The Canadian Press that Freeland will remain deputy prime… Read more »

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Many Parents Nervous about Return of School, Plan to Send Kids Anyway: Survey

With only weeks until classes resume, a new survey suggests the majority of Canadian parents plan to send their kids back to school but most would want… Read more »

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Canadian Real Estate Association Says July Marked A Record High For Home Sales in Canada’s History

The Canadian housing market saw more sales this July than any month in the past 40 years, with 30 per cent more homeowners closing on properties compared… Read more »

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Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Now Available at 28 Parks Canada National Parks & Historic Sites

Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Environment and Climate Change has announced that 28 of the most popular Parks Canada places now have Tesla donated electric vehicle charging stations… Read more »

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Canada’s Top Doctors Say Safety Won’t Be Compromised as Russia Approves World’s First COVID-19 Vaccine

Canada will not cut corners to get a vaccine candidate for COVID-19 approved, the country’s chief public health officer said Tuesday. As news emerged that Russia had… Read more »

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Saskatchewan Leaves Making Masks Mandatory up to School Divisions

The Saskatchewan government is leaving it up to school divisions to decide whether or not to make masks mandatory this fall. Some teachers, doctors and parents have… Read more »

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Metallica’s First Show of 2020 at Select Drive-In Theatres Across Canada

Metallica will return to the stage for the first time since the September 2019 S&M2 concerts that opened Chase Center in San Francisco. Metallica will be the… Read more »

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New York Rangers Win NHL Draft Lottery

The New York Rangers have won the NHL draft lottery. The club had a 12.5 per cent shot of securing the top pick in the second phase… Read more »

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Ottawa Sets Minimum Unemployment Rate at 13.1 Per Cent for EI Calculation

The federal government has temporarily set a minimum unemployment rate of 13.1 per cent to calculate employment insurance benefits during the COVID-19 pandemic. Those people living in… Read more »

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Who Can Dismiss the Governor General? A Look at Protocols and Possibilities

With Gov. Gen. Julie Payette finding herself the focus of intensifying public scrutiny following reports about expensive personal renovations at Rideau Hall and alleged mistreatment of current and former staff, renewed interest has been sparked… Read more »

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Canada to Match Donations to Lebanon Relief

The federal government will match all individual donations from Canadians to humanitarian relief efforts in Lebanon following this week’s deadly explosion in Beirut. International Development Minister Karina… Read more »

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Canada Signs Deals With Pfizer, Moderna to Get Doses of COVID-19 Vaccines

Canada now has deals in place with pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and U.S.−based biotech firm Moderna to secure millions of doses of their experimental COVID−19 vaccines, in case either… Read more »

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KFC to Introduce Plant-Based Fried Chicken Sandwiches Across Canada

KFC is bringing plant-based KFC sandwiches to Canada. Plant-Based fried chicken sandwiches will be available across Canada starting August 10th. Plant-Based KFC is made in Canada by… Read more »

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Costco Launches Same-day Grocery Delivery Across Canada; Membership Not Required

Costco has partnered with Instcart and has launched same-day delivery from 76 Costco warehouses across Canada. Canadians can shop online from Costco’s wide assortment of items including… Read more »

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PHAC: Do Not Eat Red Onions Imported from U.S. Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination

Public Health Agency of Canada is asking Canadians to throw away or return red onions imported from the USA due to possible Salmonella contamination. PHAC says as of… Read more »