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Air Canada Cutting 30 Domestic Routes, Closing Stations at Eight Airports

Air Canada is indefinitely suspending service on 30 domestic regional routes and closing eight stations at regional airports.

The airline says the cuts are being made as a result of continuing weak demand for both business and leisure travel due to COVID−19 travel restrictions and border closures.

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Poll Suggests COVID-19 Not Changing Canada Day for Many Canadians

COVID−19 means the true north is not entirely free this Canada Day, but a new survey suggests that’s not going to change how many people mark the… Read more »

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‘No Celebrations’: Indigenous Communities, Leaders Share Canada Day Frustrations

Jess Housty can’t remember the last time Canada Day was celebrated in the Heiltsuk Nation. Housty lives in the coastal B.C. town of Bella Bella where the Heiltsuk Nation is… Read more »

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Lululemon Buys In-Home Fitness Company Mirror

Lululemon Athletica Inc. has entered into an agreement to acquire in−home fitness company Mirror. The deal is valued at $500 million and will see the Vancouver−based athleticwear brand take over New York−based… Read more »

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Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds Donate $200,000 to Support Indigenous Women’s Program

Movie stars Reynolds and Lively are donating $200,000 to an institute at St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia to help promote Indigenous women’s leadership.

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Cirque du Soleil Files for Creditor Protection, Terminates 3,480 Jobs

The Cirque du Soleil, whose aerobatic shows have been halted by COVID-19, has filed for creditor protection while it develops a plan to restart its business. The… Read more »

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Canada Border Services Agency: Asylum-Seekers Who Tried to Cross From U.S. in May Turned Back

The Canada Border Services Agency says it turned back 21 people who tried to enter the country from the U.S. in May to claim asylum. The CBSA… Read more »

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Saskatchewan Scientist Names New Species of Bee After Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield

Dr. Cory Sheffield says while cataloguing insect specimens in the collection of the Royal Saskatchewan Museum he came across a unique looking female bee.

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June 29: Canada Releases New COVID-19 Models Which Show Progress but With ‘Hotspots’

New federal models show continued progress in suppressing the spread of COVID-19, but with significant hotspots. The figures released by the Public Health Agency of Canada Monday show that… Read more »

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Tim Hortons Mobile Ordering App Faces Investigation by Canadian Privacy Agencies

The Tim Hortons mobile ordering app is being investigating by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada and provincial agencies in Quebec, B.C. and Alberta. The… Read more »

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Tories Ask Auditor General to Probe ‘Outsourcing’ of $900M Student Aid Program

The federal Conservatives are calling for an investigation into the Liberal government’s decision to have an international charity administer a $900-million program designed to help students during the… Read more »

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Liberal Government Urged to Spend $1.5 Billion More to Battle COVID-19 Abroad

Canada is expected to send hundreds of millions of dollars in new funding towards an international effort to develop and fairly distribute an eventual COVID-19 vaccine when Prime… Read more »

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Air Canada, WestJet to End Social Distancing Seating as Air Travel Ticks Up

The country’s two largest airlines are ending their on-board seat distancing policies starting July 1, raising health concerns amid a pandemic that has devastated the travel industry. Air… Read more »

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Manitoba Lifts Northern Communities Travel Restrictions

Manitoba is reporting two new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total of confirmed and probable cases to 318. The provincial government says the latest cases are a Winnipeg… Read more »

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COVID-19 Interactive Travel Map: Canadian Travel & Tourism Website Lets You Know Where You Can Travel Now

Canadian Travel & Tourism Roundtable has launched a website that lets you know where you can travel now – whether it is interprovincial travel or international travel…. Read more »

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PM: Canada Almost Self-Sufficient in PPE as Canadian Businesses Step Up

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canadian companies are now producing so much personal protective equipment needed in the fight against COVID-19 that Canada is almost at the point of being self-sufficient.

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Survey: Most Know Little About Prominent Indigenous, Racialized Canadians

Indigenous and other racialized Canadians have been shaping the country’s history and culture for centuries, but a new poll suggests most Canadians have a lot to learn… Read more »

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Supreme Court Sides With Uber Driver Seeking Better Pay, Benefits

The Supreme Court of Canada has cleared the way for Uber drivers to take the next step in their fight to be recognized as employees. In a decision… Read more »

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Museum of Human Rights CEO Resigns After Allegations of Systemic Racism

The president and CEO of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights has resigned following recent allegations of systemic racism, discrimination and claims of sexual harassment at the… Read more »

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These are the Most Popular Dog Breeds in Canada

Rover.com, a company that connects pet sitters and dog walkers to dog owners, surveyed 35,000 people and has released a list of the 20 most popular dog… Read more »

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School Will Look Different in Manitoba Come September Due to COVID-19

Manitoba students can expect less bussing, fewer assemblies and, in some cases, fewer elective courses when school returns on Sept. 8. The provincial government laid out its… Read more »

No Import Duty For Goods Under $150 From U.S. and Mexico, But Not if You Use Canada Post

No Import Duty For Goods Under $150 From U.S. and Mexico, But Not if You Use Canada Post

The managing director of Ebay Canada says an arcane rule in the new North American free trade agreement means people who shop online from the U.S. or Mexico will pay two different tax rates depending on who delivers their packages.

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Trudeau Launches $5000 Canada Student Support Grant

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau defended his government’s fiscal record on Thursday as it launched several new programs promising billions of dollars in new support for students. The… Read more »

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Air Canada Quietly Offers Refunds to Some Passengers With Cancelled Flights

Air Canada has quietly changed its refund policy to allow some customers whose flights were cancelled due to the COVID−19 pandemic to recoup their cash — but not passengers whose trips originated in Canada.