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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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What’s On This Weekend

Things to Do this Weekend — What’s On this Weekend in Toronto, Ottawa, Hamilton, Winnipeg, Regina, Saskatoon, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver.

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Jagmeet Singh Stoked Over ‘Epic Crossover’ in Video Gaming Sesh with AOC

Jagmeet Singh committed a grisly slaying in front of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Friday night. Fortunately the victim was a video game character, not a human being. The… Read more »

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PMOops: Trudeau’s Office Releases Account of Him Scolding O’Toole Before He Does It

A spokesman for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his office accidentally sent out an account of a phone call with Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole that hadn’t happened yet.

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Sobeys Brings Back Hero Pay for Manitoba, Toronto, Peel Workers as COVID Cases Rise

Sobeys says it is bringing back pay premiums for staff in locations where COVID-19 lockdowns are in effect. Parent company Empire Company Limited says it has reinstated… Read more »

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When COVID-19 Vaccines Could Be Available in Canada: What We Know So Far

Vaccines are now a bright spot of hope on the COVID-19 pandemic horizon. But much about them, and their rollout in Canada, remains up in the air…. Read more »

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A Quick Look at the New Restrictions and Rules Under Ontario’s New Colour-Coded COVID-19 Framework

Ontario has rolled out a new colour-coded system Tuesday that will determine when and to what extent coronavirus restrictions are placed on parts of the province.

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Former NATO Commander Maj. Gen. Dany Fortin to Lead Vaccine Distribution

Canadian Forces Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin, who commanded NATO’s training mission in Iraq, is now undertaking arguably his most important mission — leading the logistical rollout of a COVID-19 vaccine on Canadian soil.

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1,855 New Infections: Cases of COVID-19 in Ontario Surge Despite ‘Cautious Optimism’

The number of reported new cases of COVID-19 and related deaths surged in Ontario, authorities reported on Friday, a day after officials expressed cautious optimism the spread… Read more »

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Rogers Centre Owner Shelves Plans for Toronto Blue Jays’ Stadium Amid Pandemic

Rogers Communications Inc. says it was exploring the future of its Toronto stadium before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, but the virus has caused it to put those… Read more »

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5G Phones Are Now Available, but Are They Worth the Cost?

With global smartphone makers such as Apple, Samsung, LG and others rolling out their first 5G phones this year, many Canadians will be considering an upgrade to the latest tech during the peak selling season between now and Boxing Day.

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Baby Spinach Recalled in Ontario, Quebec Over Possible Salmonella Risk

Baby spinach under the Fresh Attitude brand is being recalled in Ontario and Quebec over possible salmonella contamination. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says Vegpro International has… Read more »

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Ice-Dancers Moir and Virtue Among 114 Order of Canada Inductees

Champion ice-dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir and Olympic champion swimmer Mark Tewksbury were among 114 athletes, artists, scholars and community leaders named to the Order of… Read more »

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Rules and Restrictions for Red Zone Regions Under Ontario’s New Colour-Coded COVID-19 Framework

Ontario government rolled out a new colour-coded system on Tuesday, November 3rd to mitigate the rapid spread of COVID-19 across the province. On November 16th, Ontario lowered… Read more »

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Tory MP Duncan Pushes Health Minister to Finally End the Gay Blood Ban

Eric Duncan, the first openly gay Conservative MP, laced into the federal health minister Thursday over the Liberals failure to end a ban on gay men donating blood.

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Federal Task Force Considers a National Flood Insurance Program

A new federal task force will look at the possibility of a low-cost national flood insurance program as well as options for potential relocation of people who live in areas at highest risk from surging spring waters.

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COVID-19 Testing for Asymptomatic Students, Staff to Begin at Hot Spot Schools

The Ontario government says it is starting voluntary COVID-19 testing for asymptomatic students, faculty and staff in regions with high rates of transmission. Ontario Premier Doug Ford… Read more »

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Health Canada Expects First COVID-19 Vaccine to Be Approved Next Month

The first COVID-19 vaccine could be approved for use in Canada within two weeks, Health Canada’s chief medical adviser said Thursday. The department’s medicine review team is… Read more »