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Sept 17: These are the New Gathering Limits & Rules in Toronto, Peel and Ottawa

Ontario is lowering the number of people permitted at social gatherings in three regions that have recently seen a spike in COVID-19 cases. The new limits will… Read more »

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Ontario Cracks Down on Social Gatherings; $10,000 Fines for Rule Violators

Ontario is lowering the number of people permitted at social gatherings in three regions that have recently seen a spike in COVID-19 cases. The change will only affect… Read more »

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Ontario Reports 21 New COVID Cases in Schools; 51 Schools Now Have Virus Cases

Ontario is reporting 21 new COVID-19 cases in schools around the province, including at least five among students. The new cases — which also include four staff… Read more »

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Quebec Landlord Ordered to Pay $14,000 After Refusing Family With Service Dog

A Quebec human rights tribunal has ordered a landlord to pay about $14,000 to a family who was refused an apartment rental due to their service dog. The couple and… Read more »

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Edmonton to Host World Junior Championship With No Fans

Edmonton will host another major hockey event with no fans after the International Ice Hockey Federation confirmed Rogers Place will be the site of the 2021 world junior… Read more »

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Gathering Rules Change Coming for Three Ontario Regions, Source Says

Premier Doug Ford will announce today the number of people permitted at social gatherings in three regions of Ontario will be lowered. A senior government source confirms that… Read more »

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From Beef and Hot Tubs to Shellfish, Cargo Theft a Growing Concern in Canada

People may have found it odd when thieves made off with truckloads of hot tubs and beef within days of each other in rural Alberta, but the… Read more »

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Canadian Politicians Who’ve Been Forced to Isolate Because of Exposure to COVID-19

Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole is just the latest on a growing list of Canadian politicians who have been needed to isolate themselves and get tested for COVID-19…. Read more »

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Easier, Quicker Saliva Sampling Likely Available This Fall for Next Stage of COVID-19 Testing

A saliva-based COVID-19 test is likely to be available this fall, say private and public health officials touting various methods under consideration across the country as lineups… Read more »

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Hundreds of Mourners Honour Man Stabbed to Death Outside Toronto Mosque

Mohamed-Aslim Zafis spent his last hours as he did countless ones before — volunteering at a northwest Toronto mosque and helping those in need. Zafis, 58, was… Read more »

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Canadian Retailers Scramble to Keep up With Surging Demand for Patio Heaters

As the weather gets cooler and COVID-19 cases start to surge again, more and more Canadians are looking to extend patio season by adding a heater to their… Read more »

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Mena Massoud’s ‘Evolving Vegan’ Is a Cookbook, Travel Guide and Family Homage

As immigrants from Egypt, “Aladdin” star Mena Massoud’s parents worked hard to establish themselves in any job they could get when they first moved the family to Markham, Ont…. Read more »

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Ontario Preparing Surge Capacity of 78,000 Daily COVID-19 Tests

Premier Doug Ford says Ontario and the federal government will be working together in the coming months to achieve a surge testing capacity of 78,000 COVID-19 tests per day. Ford makes the… Read more »

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Ontario to Lower Limits on Social Gatherings After COVID-19 Cases Increase

Ontario will lower the limits on social gatherings in a bid to stem a recent increase in COVID-19 cases. Premier Doug Ford’s office has confirmed the move… Read more »

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At 11th Hour, U.S. Abruptly Reverses Course, Lifts Tariffs on Canadian Aluminum

The United States is standing down in its tariff dispute with Canada and lifting a 10 per cent levy on aluminum imported from north of the border…. Read more »

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Some Canadians Believe Officials Exaggerate Threat of COVID-19, Poll Suggests

A new poll suggests that there are people in this country who believe that warnings from public officials about the threat of COVID-19 are overblown, but also that many expect the country to return to some form of lockdown.

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U.S. Investment Firm to Acquire MEC

Mountain Equipment Co-op says its board of directors has unanimously approved a deal in which a Los Angeles-based private investment firm will acquire MEC’s assets, including the… Read more »

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Further Lockdowns Possible If COVID-19 Cases Continue to Increase: Ford

Premier Doug Ford says more regional lockdowns could be coming as the province reports a spike in COVID-19 cases for the fourth consecutive day. Ford says the recent… Read more »

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Office Furniture Shortages Loom as Canadians Stay Home This Fall

As Canadians continue to work and study from home this fall in anticipation of a second wave of COVID-19, furniture stores are running low on desks and… Read more »

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Ontario Reports 313 New COVID-19 Cases, and One Additional Death From the Virus

Ontario is reporting 313 new cases of COVID-19 today, and one new death from the virus. There were also 133 cases newly marked as resolved over the… Read more »

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2020 Fall Weather Forecast by Weather Network

The Weather Network says most Canadians can expect near or above normal temperatures during 2020 fall, but parts of northern B.C. and Alberta are at risk of… Read more »

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Halloween on Church Street Cancelled for 2020

The Church-Wellesley Village has announced that it would not be hosting the annual Halloween on Church Street event this Halloween. The annual Halloween on Church Street sees… Read more »

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Canadian Company Launches Wall Mounted Unit to Detect COVID-19 In The Air

Kontrol Energy Corporation has launched BioCloud, an unobtrusive wall-mounted technology that detects the presence of COVID-19 in the air and triggers an alert system to provide real-time… Read more »

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Ontario Launches Public Website Tracking Number of COVID-19 Cases in Schools

The Ontario government has launched a public website showing all cases of COVID-19 in the province’s schools and child-care centres. Premier Doug Ford promised this week that… Read more »