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Tim Hortons to Test Deposit Program for Returnable Coffee Cups and Packaging

Tim Hortons to Test Deposit Program for Returnable Coffee Cups and Packaging

Tim Hortons has signed a deal with TerraCycle’s Loop program to test an option that would allow customers to pay a deposit and receive their order in… Read more »

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Teens Allegedly Open Fire on Toronto Police Officers During Search

Toronto police say the Special Investigations Unit is investigating after several people — including two teen boys — allegedly opened fire on officers who were searching a… Read more »

Feds Say 100,000 Rapid COVID-19 Tests Have Arrived, Being Distributed to Provinces

Feds Say 100,000 Rapid COVID-19 Tests Have Arrived, Being Distributed to Provinces

Procurement Minister Anita Anand says the first shipment of rapid tests for COVID-19 has arrived in Canada but their eventual destinations remain shrouded in mystery. Canada signed… Read more »

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Report Says Canada’s Passport is Among the 30 Most Powerful

The latest ranking of the world’s most powerful passports puts Canada in the top 30 countries with high mobility and in the group of countries with 5th… Read more »

Canada Post Urging Early Christmas Shopping as It Gears up for Online Shopping Rush

Canada Post Urging Early Christmas Shopping as It Gears up for Online Shopping Rush

Canada Post is urging Canadians to shop early this holiday season to avoid the late arrival of gifts caused by a pandemic-induced shift to online shopping. The… Read more »

Tegan and Sara Sign Deal to Produce TV Series Based on Their ‘High School’ Memoir

Tegan and Sara Sign Deal to Produce TV Series Based on Their ‘High School’ Memoir

Tegan and Sara’s teenage hurdles are headed to the small screen. The Calgary-raised pop duo have inked a deal to adapt their 2019 memoir “High School” into… Read more »

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No More “Double-Cupping” Your Coffee at Tim Hortons

If you want to add an extra cup to make holding your hot double double more easy on the hands then Tim Hortons restaurants will start offering… Read more »

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One Crisis After Another for Trudeau Since Last Federal Election One Year Ago

One year ago today, Canadians elected to put Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberals on a shorter leash, returning them to government but with only a minority of… Read more »

Experts Say Counterfeit Hand Sanitizer Recall at Dollarama Is a Lesson for Retailers

Experts Say Counterfeit Hand Sanitizer Recall at Dollarama Is a Lesson for Retailers

Dollarama Inc. is removing a counterfeit and recalled hand sanitizer from its shelves, which experts say should serve as a reminder of how important it is for… Read more »

Ontario Long-Term Care Homes Can’t Get Insurance, Could Be Force to Close

Ontario Long-Term Care Homes Can’t Get Insurance, Could Be Force to Close

Ontario’s long-term care homes are having trouble securing liability insurance for COVID-19, a situation that could force some of them to close, a group representing more than… Read more »

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Over 1000 Pounds of Marijuana Seized From Garbage Truck Crossing Canada – U.S. Border

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) found nearly 1,000 pounds of marijuana inside a garbage truck crossing the at the Blue Water Bridge border crossing between Sarnia,… Read more »

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Playdium Park in Mississauga to Close Permanently in November

Playdium Park, one of the famous indoor amusement parks, in GTA has announced that it is closing its operations permanently as of November 2020. Playdium Park announced… Read more »

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Ontario Reports 939 New COVID-19 Cases on Oct 9th, New Record

Ontario is reporting 939 new cases of COVID-19 today, marking a new daily record. Health Minister Christine Elliott says 336 cases are in Toronto, 150 in Peel Region and 126 in… Read more »

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Eggs Sold Under Various Brand Names Recalled in Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador due to Salmonella

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has issued a recall of eggs sold in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador. Eggs are sold by Hilly Acres Farm under… Read more »

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Walmart Looking to Immediately Hire 10,000 People in Canada

Walmart is looking to immediately hire 10,000 people as associates for various positions in Canada. Walmart Canada operates a chain of more than 400 stores nationwide and… Read more »

Canada Adds 378,000 Jobs in September, Accelerating Growth From August

Canada Adds 378,000 Jobs in September, Accelerating Growth From August

Statistics Canada says the country added 378,000 jobs in September as Canadians adapted to back-to-school routines and their parents back to work. The overall gains in September… Read more »

Sexualized Onions: Facebook Lifts Ban on Newfoundland Advertisement for Seeds

Sexualized Onions: Facebook Lifts Ban on Newfoundland Advertisement for Seeds

Facebook has reversed its decision to prevent a seed company in Newfoundland from using a photo of a pile of onions, which the social media giant had… Read more »

List of Single-Use Plastics to Be Banned in Canada by 2021

List of Single-Use Plastics to Be Banned in Canada by 2021

Canada is on track to ban some single-use plastics, and Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, has released the list of harmful single-use… Read more »

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Virtual Thanksgiving Gatherings Urged to Control COVID-19

Health Minister Patty Hajdu is telling Canadians to celebrate Thanksgiving virtually this weekend to avoid spreading COVID-19. She says it is “an act of love” to celebrate… Read more »

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October 6 & 13: Look Up as Mars Will Not Be This Bright Until 2035

Gaze up the sky. Do you see a bright red star? That’s Mars! Mars has been very visible in the evening sky for the last couple of… Read more »

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2020 Parents and Grandparents Sponsorship Program for Canada Immigration Opens Oct. 13 2020

Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino announced today details 2020 Parents and Grandparents (PGP) Program that will allow immigrants to Canada, who are now citizens or permanent residents to… Read more »

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Human Rights Groups Ask Feds for Plan to Deal With White Supremacy in Canada

Multifaith human rights organizations are calling on the prime minister to come up with a plan to dismantle white supremacist groups across the country. The open call… Read more »

University of Guelph Testing Campus Residences’ Wastewater to Detect COVID-19

University of Guelph Testing Campus Residences’ Wastewater to Detect COVID-19

Researchers from the University of Guelph say they’re testing wastewater from campus residences for early signs of COVID-19 and could find out this week if new cases… Read more »

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New COVID-19 Benefits: A Quick Look at CRB, CRSB and CRCB – Eligibility, Payments, Duration, and Taxes

COVID-19 Response Measures Act (formerly Bill C-4) which provides new benefits for workers left jobless or underemployed by the COVID-19 pandemic received Royal Assent on October 2. … Read more »