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B.C. Liquor Servers to Get Pay Boost on Par with General Minimum Wage Increase

The British Columbia government says the province’s lowest-paid workers, liquor servers, are getting a pay boost to match the general minimum wage that’s also set to increase… Read more »

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Top 25 Communities in Canada 2021 According to Maclean’s

Maclean’s has released its remote-work edition of the Maclean’s Best Communities in Canada considering the life during the pandemic and Halifax, Fredericton and St. Thomas took the… Read more »

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Alberta Must Retract Forest Act Before It Becomes Law: Treaty 8 Grand Chief

The Alberta government must pull back its new Forest Act before it becomes law next month, says the grand chief of the province’s northern First Nations. “We… Read more »

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Ontario Hospitals Ramping Down Elective Surgeries as COVID-19 Case Surge

  Ontario hospitals are being instructed to ramp down elective surgeries and non-urgent procedures in order to treat a growing number of COVID-19 patients. Ontario Health’s president… Read more »

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Ontario Reports 4,227 New Cases of COVID-19 and 18 New deaths

Ontario is reporting 4,227 new cases of COVID-19 today and 18 additional deaths from the virus. Health Minister Christine Elliott says there are 1,218 new cases in… Read more »

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Ontario Premier Doug Ford to Receive Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine Friday

Ontario Premier Doug Ford will receive a COVID-19 vaccine today. He is scheduled to receive an Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine dose at a pharmacy in Etobicoke. He will become… Read more »

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A Look at Some of the Trips Prince Philip Made to Canada Over the Last Seven Decades

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, has died at age 99, Buckingham Palace said Friday. The Queen and Prince Philip have lavished much attention on Canada over their… Read more »

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Breezy, Energetic, Approachable: Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Dead at 99

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, has died at age 99, Buckingham Palace said Friday. The Queen’s husband was admitted to a London hospital on Feb. 17 after… Read more »

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Plan For Hot Spot Mobile Vaccine Clinics For 18+ Still Being Developed In Ontario

Ontario’s plan to use mobile units to vaccinate those aged 18 and older in COVID-19 hot spots will take some time to launch, a member of the… Read more »

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Quebec Restores 8 P.M. Curfew In Montreal, Extends Lockdown Order In Quebec City

  Quebec is reimposing an 8 p.m. curfew in the Montreal area and extending a lockdown order in three cities and one region as it tightens COVID-19… Read more »

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British Columbia Sets New Daily COVID-19 Case Record With 1,293 Infections

British Columbia is reporting 1,293 new COVID-19 cases, smashing previous daily records of infection. The new cases are part of a surging third wave and bring the… Read more »

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Average Age of Quebec Covid-19 Patients Has Dropped by 10 to 15 Years, Doctors Say

Over the past two to three weeks, Dr. Francois Marquis, head of intensive care at Montreal’s Maisonneuve-Rosemont hospital, says he started noticing the average age of COVID-19… Read more »

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Canada Has New Ways to Pressure Washington Over Softwood Lumber Duties: Ambassador

Canada’s ambassador to the United States says Canadian officials have new leverage as they urge Washington to negotiate a solution to the long-standing dispute over U.S. duties… Read more »

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Third Wave of COVID-19 Reignites Debate Over Paid Sick Days in Canada

The third wave of COVID-19 cases in Canada has reignited debate over sick days, with some calling on provinces to mandate paid sick leave while others say… Read more »

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Victims of Gun Violence Slam Feds Over Gun-Control Reform

The federal government’s proposed gun-control laws are “toothless and cowardly,” victims of gun violence in Ontario said Thursday. The Danforth Families for Safe Communities advocacy group as… Read more »

Quebec Opens Walk-in AstraZeneca Vaccine Clinics for People 55 and Up

Quebec Opens Walk-in AstraZeneca Vaccine Clinics for People 55 and Up

Quebecers age 55 and up are now able to receive the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine at more than two dozen walk-in clinics that opened their doors across the… Read more »

Ontario Issues Emergency Alert on New Stay-at-Home Order to Curb COVID-19

Ontario Issues Emergency Alert on New Stay-at-Home Order to Curb COVID-19

Ontarians have received emergency alerts on their cellphones, radios and televisions telling them to stay home. The emergency message on the province’s stay-at-home order that took effect… Read more »

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Canada Post Issues Commemorative Juno Awards Stamp for Golden Anniversary

The Juno Awards are getting a stamp of approval from the country’s postal service. Before the winners’ envelopes are opened at the big show in May, Canada… Read more »

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Nearly 20 Per Cent of Eligible B.C. Residents Have Received COVID-19 Vaccine

Almost 20 per cent of those who are eligible for a vaccine in British Columbia have had their shot. A joint statement from provincial health officer Dr…. Read more »

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16-Year-Old Dies in Montreal Hospital From COVID-19, Youngest in Quebec

  A Montreal hospital is confirming the death of a 16-year-old patient from COVID-19. A spokeswoman for the Ste-Justine children’s hospital said today that privacy rules prevent… Read more »

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Ontario Issues Four-Week Stay-at-Home Order Starting April 8th

Ontario has issued a new stay-at-home order today to fight an alarming surge in COVID-19 cases fuelled by variants of the virus. Premier Doug Ford says the… Read more »

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Charged With Ignoring COVID-19 Health Rules: Alberta Church Shut Down, Fenced Off

The Alberta government has closed down and fenced off a church that has been charged with refusing to follow COVID-19 health rules. Alberta Health Services, in a… Read more »

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Stratford Festival Reveals Outdoor Summer Lineup With Covid-19 Protocols Under Tents

The Stratford Festival says its outdoor summer season will reflect the theme of “metamorphosis” and the idea of “vibrant change as a response to enforced isolation.” The… Read more »

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Canadian Scientist Drucker Honoured With International Award for Diabetes Research

Dr. Daniel Drucker, a professor of medicine at the University of and senior scientist at Sinai Health, is being honoured with an international award for his role in research that’s helping revolutionize treatments for type 2 diabetes, obesity and intestinal disorders.