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Nova Scotia to Hold Two Minutes of Silence to Honour Mass Shooting Victims

Nova Scotia’s premier is inviting people in the province to participate in two minutes of silence this Sunday for those lost in last year’s mass shooting. Iain… Read more »

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Porter Airlines Pushes Back Flight Restart Date to June 21

Porter Airlines is once more pushing back its tentative date for resuming flights. The airline, which has delayed its restart date several times during the pandemic, now… Read more »

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Canada Post Worker in Toronto Has Died From COVID-19, Union Says

The union representing Canada Post employees says a worker at a Toronto facility has died as a result of COVID-19. The Canadian Union of Postal Workers says… Read more »

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Montreal Businesses Clean Up After Anti-Curfew Protest Turns Violent

Business owners in Montreal were cleaning up and assessing the damage today following an anti-curfew protest that turned violent. Hundreds gathered in defiance of a return to… Read more »

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‘The Right Thing to Do:’ Sobeys Reinstates Lockdown Bonus For Front-line Workers

Canada’s second-largest grocery retailer is reinstating a lockdown bonus for workers in areas with renewed stay-at-home orders. Sobeys Inc. says the pay bump is “the right thing… Read more »

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Ontario Man Believed to Be 1st Canadian With COVID-Destroyed Lungs Gets Transplant

Timothy Sauve was brushing his teeth one morning in December when he was hit by a dizzy spell that knocked him off his feet. The 61-year-old from… Read more »

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Grizzly Bears Prefer Walking on Gentle Slopes at a Leisurely Pace Like Humans: Study

Grizzly bears seem to favour gently sloping or flat trails like those commonly used by people, which can affect land management practices in wild areas, says an… Read more »

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‘You Cannot Claim Any More:’ Russia Seeks Bigger Piece of Arctic Ocean Seabed

Russia wants to stretch out imaginary lines on the ocean floor — and below it — and that has one northern security expert worried about consequences for… Read more »

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COVID-19 Vaccinations By Postal Code Begin as Ontario Targets Hot Spot Neighbourhoods

Efforts to expand Ontario’s vaccine rollout to adults of all ages in certain long-standing hot spots drew massive lineups at one pop-up clinic on Saturday as those… Read more »

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B.C. Liquor Servers to Get Pay Boost on Par with General Minimum Wage Increase

The British Columbia government says the province’s lowest-paid workers, liquor servers, are getting a pay boost to match the general minimum wage that’s also set to increase… Read more »

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Top 25 Communities in Canada 2021 According to Maclean’s

Maclean’s has released its remote-work edition of the Maclean’s Best Communities in Canada considering the life during the pandemic and Halifax, Fredericton and St. Thomas took the… Read more »

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Alberta Must Retract Forest Act Before It Becomes Law: Treaty 8 Grand Chief

The Alberta government must pull back its new Forest Act before it becomes law next month, says the grand chief of the province’s northern First Nations. “We… Read more »

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Ontario Hospitals Ramping Down Elective Surgeries as COVID-19 Case Surge

  Ontario hospitals are being instructed to ramp down elective surgeries and non-urgent procedures in order to treat a growing number of COVID-19 patients. Ontario Health’s president… Read more »

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Ontario Reports 4,227 New Cases of COVID-19 and 18 New deaths

Ontario is reporting 4,227 new cases of COVID-19 today and 18 additional deaths from the virus. Health Minister Christine Elliott says there are 1,218 new cases in… Read more »

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Ontario Premier Doug Ford to Receive Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine Friday

Ontario Premier Doug Ford will receive a COVID-19 vaccine today. He is scheduled to receive an Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine dose at a pharmacy in Etobicoke. He will become… Read more »

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A Look at Some of the Trips Prince Philip Made to Canada Over the Last Seven Decades

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, has died at age 99, Buckingham Palace said Friday. The Queen and Prince Philip have lavished much attention on Canada over their… Read more »

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Breezy, Energetic, Approachable: Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Dead at 99

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, has died at age 99, Buckingham Palace said Friday. The Queen’s husband was admitted to a London hospital on Feb. 17 after… Read more »

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Plan For Hot Spot Mobile Vaccine Clinics For 18+ Still Being Developed In Ontario

Ontario’s plan to use mobile units to vaccinate those aged 18 and older in COVID-19 hot spots will take some time to launch, a member of the… Read more »

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Quebec Restores 8 P.M. Curfew In Montreal, Extends Lockdown Order In Quebec City

  Quebec is reimposing an 8 p.m. curfew in the Montreal area and extending a lockdown order in three cities and one region as it tightens COVID-19… Read more »

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British Columbia Sets New Daily COVID-19 Case Record With 1,293 Infections

British Columbia is reporting 1,293 new COVID-19 cases, smashing previous daily records of infection. The new cases are part of a surging third wave and bring the… Read more »

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Average Age of Quebec Covid-19 Patients Has Dropped by 10 to 15 Years, Doctors Say

Over the past two to three weeks, Dr. Francois Marquis, head of intensive care at Montreal’s Maisonneuve-Rosemont hospital, says he started noticing the average age of COVID-19… Read more »

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Canada Has New Ways to Pressure Washington Over Softwood Lumber Duties: Ambassador

Canada’s ambassador to the United States says Canadian officials have new leverage as they urge Washington to negotiate a solution to the long-standing dispute over U.S. duties… Read more »

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Third Wave of COVID-19 Reignites Debate Over Paid Sick Days in Canada

The third wave of COVID-19 cases in Canada has reignited debate over sick days, with some calling on provinces to mandate paid sick leave while others say… Read more »

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Victims of Gun Violence Slam Feds Over Gun-Control Reform

The federal government’s proposed gun-control laws are “toothless and cowardly,” victims of gun violence in Ontario said Thursday. The Danforth Families for Safe Communities advocacy group as… Read more »