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Promised Path to Residency for “Guardian Angel” Asylum Seekers Yet to Open

Promised Path to Residency for “Guardian Angel” Asylum Seekers Yet to Open

A much-heralded program to grant permanent residency to some asylum seekers working on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic has yet to accept a single application…. Read more »

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EU Reimposes Travel Restriction on Canada Amid Rising Pandemic Numbers

The European Union’s council has reimposed a travel restriction on Canada as it battles a second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. The move reverses a decision in… Read more »

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Ottawa Provides $100 Million to Research Ways to Cut GHG Emissions in Oil and Gas

The federal government says it will provide $100 million from its strategic innovation fund over four years to accelerate the development and use of technologies to lower… Read more »

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Secret Gives $1M to Women’s Hockey Players Association

The Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association is receiving a $1 million boost from Secret Deodorant to continue its barnstorming Dream Gap Tour of games and relieve any… Read more »

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Prime Minister Is Asked to Help With Search for NFLD Man Who Disappeared in B.C.

The case of a Newfoundland and Labrador man who recently went missing in British Columbia reached the prime minister Wednesday during a virtual town hall with members… Read more »

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New Tory Motion Could Trigger Second Confidence Showdown for Liberal Minority

One day after surviving a confidence vote on a Conservative motion, Justin Trudeau’s minority Liberal government faces another Conservative motion that could trigger yet more high-stakes drama… Read more »

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Patrick Downie on Losing Gord, Hearing ‘Peace’ in Posthumous Album ‘Away Is Mine’

Gord Downie’s brother Patrick says he wonders what his older sibling might’ve said about these uncertain times. Whether it’s the devastating effects of climate change, isolation in… Read more »

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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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B.C. Reports 203 Cases of COVID-19, Sets New Daily Record

British Columbia health officials are reporting the highest-ever daily number of new COVID-19 infections at 203. In a statement Wednesday, provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry says… Read more »

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WestJet to Refund Flights Cancelled Due to Virus

WestJet says it will begin providing refunds to passengers who had their WestJet and Swoop flights cancelled by the airlines as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic… Read more »

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Police Pull Over Man Banned From Driving for Life Eight Separate Times

Provincial police say they’ve charged a man who was allegedly driving despite having eight separate lifetime bans from driving. They say an officer saw a vehicle speeding… Read more »

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Liberal Minority Survives Confidence Vote in the Commons With NDP and Green Backing

The Liberal minority government survives another day after a majority of MPs voted against a Conservative motion to create a special anticorruption committee. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau… Read more »

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Canada’s Bill to Outlaw LGBTQ2 Conversion Therapy Has Global Influence: UN Expert

A United Nations expert says proposed Canadian legislation that would ban forcing children or adults into therapy to alter their sexual orientation or gender identity could help… Read more »

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Canada Jumps Closer to Military-Spending Target Thanks to COVID-19’s Economic Damage

Canada has taken a big leap closer to meeting its promise to the NATO military alliance to spend a larger share of its economy on defence thanks… Read more »

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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 »

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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 »

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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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Statistics Canada: Inflation Rate Rose 0.5% in September

Statistics Canada says September inflation was up 0.5 per cent compared with a year ago. The reading compared with an increase of 0.1 per cent in August…. 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 »

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Political Tricks in House of Commons Risk Treating Canadians to a Snap Fall Election

The federal New Democrats on Tuesday were once again grappling with a decision about whether to support the minority Liberal government or potentially force an election upon… Read more »

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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 »

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‘Dear Canada’: Colorado Climate Group Appeals to Canadians Over CPP-Owned Energy Firm

A U.S. environmental group is making a direct appeal to Canadians for help in persuading the Canada Pension Plan to end its investment in a Colorado-based oil… Read more »