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First Newborn Tested for Spinal Muscular Atrophy in Canada Hits New Milestones

Ten-month-old Aidan Deschamps was the first baby in Canada to be diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy through Ontario’s newborn screening program. The test was added to the program six days before he was born.

Bullet Holes From 2014 Attack on Parliament Hill to Be Left Untouched in Renovations

Bullet Holes From 2014 Attack on Parliament Hill to Be Left Untouched in Renovations

The scars from the 2014 attack on Parliament Hill are part of the “heritage fabric” of the iconic Centre Block and will not be fixed during extensive… Read more »

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Toronto’s Sunnybrook Hospital Offers “Virtual Emergency Room”

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre says the service is available for anyone over the age of 16 with a valid Ontario health card.

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Ontario Sends Extra Contact Tracers to Windsor-Essex, Region on Verge of Lockdown

The Ontario government has sent two dozen contact tracers to Windsor, Ont., as public health officials there grapple with numerous COVID-19 outbreaks and warn the region is… Read more »

Retailers Ask Ontario Government to Lift COVID Restrictions They Aren’t Working

Retailers Ask Ontario Government to Lift COVID Restrictions They Aren’t Working

A coalition of about 50 retailers is calling on the Ontario government to lift COVID-19 restrictions for non-essential stores it claims is making things worse. In an… Read more »

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‘Netflix Tax’ for Digital Media Likely to Raise Prices for Consumers, Experts Say

The cost of digital services and goods sold by foreign companies like Netflix will go up under a taxation plan the government wants to put in place… Read more »

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Government Plans Foreign Buyers Tax in Bid to Create Affordable Housing

The Liberal government says it will take steps over the next year to tax foreign homeowners who live outside of Canada as part of a plan to… Read more »

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Netflix Canada Loses ‘Friends’ as Crave Nabs Exclusive Streaming Rights

Netflix Canada will bid farewell to “Friends” later this month as the hit sitcom moves to Crave. Both streaming platforms confirmed the switch on Tuesday, saying Dec…. Read more »

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Actor Elliot Page, Oscar-Nominated Star of ‘Juno,’ Announces He’s Transgender

The Oscar-nominated Canadian star of the film “Juno” has come out as transgender. The Halifax-raised Elliot Page, formerly known as Ellen Page, made the announcement in a… Read more »

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Quebec City’s Memorial to 2017 Mosque Shooting Victims Symbolizes Defeat of Hatred

Quebec City has inaugurated a memorial to the victims of the 2017 mosque shooting.

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Canadians Not Worried Other Countries Will Get COVID-19 Vaccine First: Poll

A new poll suggests most Canadians aren’t currently worried that people in other countries might get a COVID-19 vaccine first.

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These are Top Canadian Content Creators and Most Watched YouTube Videos for 2020

Google has revealed the most-watched YouTube videos in Canada including the list of top 10 Canadian ads, top 5 Canadian content creators, top 10 music videos and… Read more »

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Statistics Canada Says Economy Grew at a Record Pace in Third Quarter of 2020

Statistics Canada says the economy grew at a record annualized pace of 40.5 per cent in the third quarter as businesses came out of COVID-19 lockdowns. The… Read more »

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“Everyone Wants a Tree and They Want It Now”: Christmas Tree Sales on Pace for Record

Canadians planning to buy a live Christmas tree this season should start shopping now and expect to pay more, the Canadian Christmas Tree Growers Association says. Farmers… Read more »

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Work-From-Home Tax Break and “NetflixTax”: Highlights of the Federal Government’s Fiscal Update

  Key elements from the federal government’s fiscal update, delivered by Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland Monday afternoon: A boatload of borrowing. The federal deficit is sailing toward $381.6… Read more »

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Liberals Take Step on National Child-Care System, Promise Plan Coming in 2021 Budget

The federal government is proposing millions of dollars in new spending as a down payment on a planned national child-care system that the Liberals say will be… Read more »

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With Deficit Closing in on $400 Billion, Liberals Detail More Spending to Come

The federal Liberals are proposing $25 billion in new spending to help Canadian businesses and workers make it through a COVID-19 winter and vowing tens of billions… Read more »

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Restoring Civil Liberties in Canada Post-Pandemic a Concern for Legal Experts

Canadians willingly, unwillingly, and sometimes unknowingly, gave up some of their civil liberties over the past eight months to try and slow the spread of COVID-19. Legal… Read more »

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Weather Network Predicts Season of Extremes for 2020-21 Winter Season

The Weather Network has released its annual winter forecast for the 2020-2021 season and the agency says the winter will feature a wide variety of extreme weather… Read more »

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Support for Learners – How to Apply For Ontario’s $200 COVID-19 Childcare Support

The Ontario government is once again providing a one-time payment of $200 per child for families facing new education-related expenses in the COVID-19 era. The new Support… Read more »

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Tougher COVID-19 Restrictions Take Effect Today in Five Ontario Regions

Tougher COVID-19 restrictions are taking effect today in five Ontario regions in an effort to curb the spread of the virus. The provincial government announced last week… Read more »

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Select Kawartha Dairy Ice Cream Products Recalled Due to Presence of Metal Pieces

Kawartha Dairy Limited is recalling certain Kawartha Dairy brand ice cream products due to possible presence of pieces of metal. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says the… Read more »

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PM Put All Vaccine ‘Eggs’ in One China Basket, Didn’t Consider Other Options: O’Toole

Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole accused the Liberal government Sunday of putting too much emphasis on partnering with a Chinese company for a COVID-19 vaccine in what turned… Read more »

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