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B.C. Migrant, Undocumented Workers Rally for Permanent Residency Program

B.C. Migrant, Undocumented Workers Rally for Permanent Residency Program

Migrant workers and advocates called for a “just recovery” from the COVID-19 pandemic during a digital rally on Saturday. The pandemic has shown how heavily Canada relies on… Read more »

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Nunavut Reports First Confirmed COVID-19 Cases, Saying Both Are Mine Workers

Nunavut is reporting its first confirmed cases of COVID-19. The territory’s chief public health officer, Dr. Michael Patterson, says in a news release there are two cases at the… Read more »

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Canada’s Kennedy to Yesterday’s Man: Former PM John Turner Dead at 91

Former prime minister John Turner, whose odyssey from a “Liberal dream in motion” to a political anachronism spanned 30 years, has died at the age of 91. Marc… Read more »

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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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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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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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COVID-19: Mouth Wash Test Coming for School-Aged Children in British Columbia

British Columbia is introducing a new saline gargle test for students from kindergarten to Grade 12 to help make COVID-19 testing easier for children and teenagers. Provincial health… Read more »

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Winter Bucket List: Go on a Northern British Columbia Heliskiing Adventure

Interested in going heliskiing this year? Last Frontier Heliskiing is offering exclusive, once-in-a-lifetime, half-price heliskiing offer for Canadians. The offer is available to Canadians as long as… 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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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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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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B.C. Nurses Will Be Able Prescribe Drugs to Help Stop Overdose Deaths

Registered and psychiatric nurses in British Columbia will be able to prescribe safer drugs for people at risk of overdose under a new public health order. Provincial… Read more »

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Smoky Skies Stops Some Mail in B.C. Over Canada Post Health Concerns

Canada Post must decide if mail service will resume in several parts of British Columbia after delivery was suspended Monday over plunging air quality linked to smoke from wildfires in… 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 »

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U.S. Wildfire Smoke Blankets B.C., Wafts East to Alberta, Affecting Air Quality

Vancouver’s air quality is among the worst in the world, Environment Canada said Monday, as wildfire smoke continued to waft across the border from the United States, even… Read more »

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RCMP Field Calls From Dozens of People Falsely Attempting to Claim Lost Cash

More than 50 people called police trying to claim a misplaced envelope of cash that was turned in last week by a Good Samaritan. The RCMP say officers identified the… Read more »

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B.C. Announces Early Lung Cancer Screening Program Touted as First in Canada

The British Columbia government has announced a new lung cancer screening program it says is the first of its kind in Canada aimed at early diagnosis of… Read more »