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Tories to Force Debate on Anticorruption Committee as Liberals Warn of Consequences

The Opposition Conservatives are setting Parliament up for another showdown that could trigger a snap election. The Tories will press ahead Tuesday with a motion that calls… Read more »

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B.C. Officials Assessing Risk of Tsunami After 7.5-Magnitude Quake off Alaska

The British Columbia government says it’s assessing whether there’s any tsunami risk to the province after a 7.5-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of the Alaska Peninsula… Read more »

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Canada-China Spat Heats up Over Ambassador’s Alleged Threat

The diplomatic spat between Canada and China grew more heated on Monday as Beijing denounced press criticism of its ambassador to Ottawa, only to have Canada’s deputy… Read more »

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Trudeaus’ Speaking Fees, Expenses Disclosed as Potential Confidence Vote Still Looms

The minority Liberal government suggested Monday the Opposition Conservatives are pushing the country to the brink of an election with their potential demand for an “anticorruption” committee… Read more »

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Canada-U.S. Border Restrictions Extended Until November 21

Public Safety Minister Bill Blair says restrictions at the Canada-U.S. border will be extended another 30 days due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Blair said on Twitter, “Our… Read more »

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Health Canada: Counterfeit Hand Sanitizer Might Have Been Sold in Dollarama Stores Across Canada

Health Canada says a counterfeit version of the authorized Daily Shield hand sanitizer has been found for sale at a Dollarama store in Thunder Bay. The agency… Read more »

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October 19: Today in History

On this date: In 1216, King John of England died after consuming what was described as an excessive number of peaches and too much beer. In 1656,… Read more »

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October 18th: Today in History

Today in History for Oct. 18: On this date: In 1534, Paul III was elected Pope. He reformed the Catholic Church and forbade the practice of selling… Read more »

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Early Figures for New Aid and EI Provide Glimpse of How Post-CERB Supports to Be Used

The employment insurance system absorbed almost 1.3 million people in the last three weeks, new figures show, as a key COVID-19 benefit wound down. A breakdown of… Read more »

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October 17th: Today in History

Today in History for Oct. 17: On this date: In 1483, Pope Sixtus IV launched the Spanish Inquisition, placing it under the joint direction of the Catholic… Read more »

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Vote-by-Mail Packages Should Be Posted by Saturday for B.C. Election

The more than 700,000 people who have asked for a vote-by-mail package in British Columbia’s election should get their ballots into the post. Saturday is the deadline… Read more »

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PM Trudeau Says Canada Won’t Stop Calling Out China for ‘Coercive Diplomacy’

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government will not stop standing up for human rights in China — or calling out Beijing for its coercive approach to… Read more »

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Statistics Canada Says Manufacturing Sales Fell 2.0 per Cent in August

Statistics Canada says manufacturing sales fell 2.0 per cent to $52.4 billion in August, weighed down by a drop in the transportation sector. The decline followed three… Read more »

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October 16th: Today in History

Today in History for Oct. 16: On this date: In 1555, in Oxford, England, bishops Hugh Latimer and Nicholas Ridley were burned at the stake for heresy… Read more »

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B.C. Confirms First Case of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in a Child

B.C. has recorded its first confirmed case of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in a child after antibody testing showed evidence of COVID-19. Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry… Read more »

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Central Banks Must Have Digital Currency Alternative if Facebook’s Libra Blocked: BOC

A senior official at the Bank of Canada says central banks should have their own digital currency ready as an alternative if they decide to say no… Read more »

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CREA Reports Canadian Home Sales Set Record for September, up 45.6% From Last Year

The Canadian Real Estate Association says home sales in September set another record for the month as they continued to climb higher and prices soared. The association… Read more »

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Independent Cinemas Sell Popcorn, Seat Naming Rights Amid Shutdown in COVID Hot Spots

Independent cinemas in Toronto and Ottawa are coming up with different ways to generate cash as COVID−19 restrictions force them to shut their doors for a second… Read more »

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Canada Offers Mediation Help to NATO in Turkey-Greece Mediterranean Sea Dispute

The Mediterranean Sea boundary dispute between Turkey and Greece shows that NATO needs new political tools to solve disagreements among members, says Foreign Affairs Minister François-Philippe Champagne…. Read more »

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October 15: Today in History

Today in History for Oct. 15: On this date: In 1542, the great Mogul emperor Jalaluddin Akbar was born in India. In 1582, the Gregorian calendar was… Read more »

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Vancouver Paraplegic Climbs Grouse Grind Using Only His Hands

One man and his climb up Vancouver’s famous Grouse Grind showcase a story of grit and determination. Leo Sammerelli was a national boxing champion and he tackled… Read more »

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Westjet Cutting Flights to Atlantic Canada, Laying off Staff

WestJet says it is indefinitely suspending operations to Moncton, N.B, Fredericton, Sydney, N.S., and Charlottetown, while significantly reducing service to Halifax and St. John’s, N.L. The airline… Read more »

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What’s On This Weekend

Things to Do this Weekend — What’s On this Weekend in Toronto, Ottawa, Hamilton, Winnipeg, Regina, Saskatoon, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver.

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Porter Pushes Back Restart of Flight Operations by Five Weeks

Porter Airlines Inc. is extending its suspension of all flights until Dec. 15, five weeks after its previously announced target to resume flying. The Toronto-based airline grounded… Read more »