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NDP’s Singh Not Itching to Force an Election, Focused on Getting Help for Canadians

New Democrat Leader Jagmeet Singh says he’s not interested in forcing a federal election with a second wave of COVID-19 looming, if he can work with the… Read more »

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Erin O’Toole Test Positive for COVID-19

Conservative leader Erin O’Toole has tested positive for COVID-19. O’Toole got the news late Friday, hours after Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-Francois Blanchet issued a statement that he… Read more »

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Social Gathering Restrictions Will Expand to Other Parts of Ontario, Hopes to Expand Testing to Ontario Pharmacies: Ford

Premier Doug Ford says newly announced restrictions on social gatherings in three provincial virus hot spots will be expanded to other areas of Ontario. Ford says some mayors and… Read more »

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Silver Lining? Cases of Infectious Diseases Plunge Amid Anti-COVID Measures

Lockdowns and other tough measures implemented to fight the COVID-19 pandemic have led to a dramatic decline in other infectious illnesses such as influenza and sexually transmitted infections, public… Read more »

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U.S. Border Closure Extended to Oct. 21

Public Safety Minister Bill Blair says the partial closure of the border with the United States is being extended another month, to Oct. 21. Crossings of the… Read more »

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Ontario Reports 401 New COVID-19 Cases, Highest Daily Increase Since Early June

Ontario is reporting 401 new cases of COVID-19 today, a daily increase not seen since early June. Health Minister Christine Elliott says Toronto is reporting 130 new cases, with 82… Read more »

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Forecast Models Show Hurricane Teddy Could Hit Maritimes Next Week

The Canadian Hurricane Centre’s top meteorologist is suggesting the combination of hurricane Teddy and a continuing pandemic should prompt Maritimers to plan well ahead for potential power outages. The storm was churning northward… Read more »

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Sept 18: 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 »