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Toronto Officer Now Allegedly Linked to Illegal Tow Truck Scheme

A Toronto police officer arrested last week in the theft of a police radio has now allegedly been linked to an illegal operation benefiting the tow truck industry…. Read more »

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A Tale of Two Sides of Road: Why Salons and Patios Are Open Only on One Side of Steeles Avenue

Dozens of nail and hair salons line Steeles Avenue in Toronto’s north end, but while the shops on one side of the street were bustling with weekend customers… Read more »

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Via Rail to Require Passengers to Wear Face Masks Starting June 23rd

Via Rail says passengers will be required to wear masks as of Tuesday to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 when physical distancing can’t be maintained. The… Read more »

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Animal Rights Activist Killed While Holding Vigil Outside Ontario Slaughterhouse

A long-time animal rights activist died after being hit by a truck while protesting outside a slaughterhouse west of Toronto on Friday, her friend said. Anita Krajnc, co-founder of… Read more »

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DriveTest Centres Across Ontario to Reopen From June 22

The government of Ontario has announced that Ontario’s driver testing services provider, DriveTest, will begin offering limited services across the province beginning Monday, June 22, 2020. The… Read more »

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COVID Alert: Ontario to Pilot COVID Contact Tracing App, Expected to Launch July 2

Ontario is launching a mobile app to help track cases of COVID-19, the premier announced Thursday, and the province is replacing outdated public health systems to boost its… Read more »

Canada Launches Made-In-Canada Contact Tracing App; Ready for Testing in Ontario

Canada Launches Made-In-Canada Contact Tracing App; Ready for Testing in Ontario

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says a made-in-Canada mobile app to alert Canadians who may have been exposed to a person infected with COVID-19 is ready for testing in… Read more »

Statistics Canada Says Wholesale Sales Posted Record Plunge in April

Statistics Canada Says Wholesale Sales Posted Record Plunge in April

Wholesale sales in Canada fell by a record 21.6 per cent to $49.8 billion in April, led by a plunge in the motor vehicle and motor vehicle… Read more »

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June 18: Canada’s COVID-19 Caseload Surpasses 100,000

Canada has officially recorded more than 100,000 cases of COVID-19 across the country. The 173 new cases of COVID-19 reported today in Ontario, one of two provinces at… Read more »

Experts: Providing for Aging Loved Ones Requires Knowledge of Resources Including Tax Credits

Experts: Providing for Aging Loved Ones Requires Knowledge of Resources Including Tax Credits

Canada Revenue Agency lists 134 different types of medical expenses that are eligible to reduce taxable income.

PBO: Federal Deficit Could Hit $256 Billion

PBO: Federal Deficit Could Hit $256 Billion

The parliamentary budget officer says in a new report that this year’s federal deficit could hit $256 billion due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The result, posted this morning, is the combination… Read more »

Canada Buying 140,000 Blood Tests to Begin Immunity Testing of COVID-19

Canada Buying 140,000 Blood Tests to Begin Immunity Testing of COVID-19

Blood samples collected from tens of thousands of Canadians will soon be tested for signs of COVID-19 antibodies as the federal government seeks to learn how many people have already contracted the novel coronavirus.

Researchers Crack Mystery of the Missing Dinosaur Eggs

Researchers Crack Mystery of the Missing Dinosaur Eggs

Researchers believe they have cracked the mystery of why the fossilized eggs of only a few types of dinosaurs have been found. Hatched eggshells from the common snapping turtle, seen in an undated handout photo, which researchers say are similar to the eggshell of certain dinosaurs. Researchers say that Protoceratops and Mussaurus eggs would have looked very similar to these snapping turtle eggshells after hatching.

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List of Parks Canada National Parks Open for Camping From June 22

Parks Canada is allowing camping from June 22 at 31 national parks and national historic sites across the country. New online reservations for some campgrounds will be… Read more »

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Ontario Government Extending Emergency Orders Until June 30

The Ontario provincial government has extended all emergency orders currently in force until the end of June. Premier Doug Ford says the province will review each of… Read more »

Tiff Macklem: Bank of Canada Has No Immediate Intentions to Raise Interest Rates

Tiff Macklem: Bank of Canada Has No Immediate Intentions to Raise Interest Rates

Canada’s new top central banker says the Bank of Canada has no intention to raise interest rates given the current economic circumstances created by the COVID-19 pandemic…. Read more »

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Four-Year-Old Child Drives SUV Into Several Stop Signs in Toronto Parking Lot

Toronto police say a four-year-old child is uninjured after driving an SUV into several stop signs in the city’s north end. Police say they received reports of… Read more »

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CERB Extended: $500-A-Week COVID-19 Benefit to Be Extended Eight Weeks

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government’s signature benefit for people whose jobs have vanished amid the COVID-19 pandemic will be extended by eight weeks. The Canada… Read more »

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No Singing or Dancing Allowed as Ontario Reopens Restaurant Patios

Whistle while you work to help Ontario bounce back from the COVID-19 pandemic — but please, don’t sing. That’s the gist of the message coming from the… Read more »

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Garth Brooks to Hold Concert at Select Drive-In Theatres Across Canada

Country Superstar Garth Brooks has announced that he will be hosting a live show that will be simulcast across 300+ drive-in theatres across North America on June… Read more »

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7 More Regions in Ontario Will Enter Stage 2 on June 19th; Toronto, Peel, Windsor-Essex Not Included

All regions of Ontario except for Toronto, Peel and Windsor-Essex will be in Stage 2 of the province’s phased reopening plan as of Friday. Most areas of… Read more »

May Home Sales up Compared With April, but Still Well Below Year-Ago Level

May Home Sales up Compared With April, but Still Well Below Year-Ago Level

The Canadian Real Estate Association says home sales in May regained some of the ground they lost when they hit a record low in April, but remained… Read more »

National Canadian Lawyers Initiative Offering Free Legal Help to Anyone in Canada

National Canadian Lawyers Initiative Offering Free Legal Help to Anyone in Canada

The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted a group of young lawyers to launch a project to offer free legal advice remotely to anyone in the country. Dubbed the National… Read more »

COVID-19 Has Been the Push Some Canadians Needed to Move out of the City

COVID-19 Has Been the Push Some Canadians Needed to Move out of the City

Lexi McKenna’s work day now includes breaks to help her mother-in-law plant vegetables, which wasn’t possible when she was running her wedding business at breakneck speed out of her… Read more »