‘Chair girl’ pleads guilty to mischief

‘Chair girl’ pleads guilty to mischief

A woman charged with throwing a chair off a Toronto highrise building pleaded guilty to mischief when she appeared in court Friday morning. Nineteen-year-old Marcella Zoia made the plea in a packed Toronto courtroom this morning, acknowledging she...
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The week in photos

The week in photos

An editor's pick of photos from around the world this past week.
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Feds issue guidance on reopening schools

Feds issue guidance on reopening schools

The Public Health Agency of Canada has issued guidelines on how to help slow the spread of COVID-19 and keep students and teachers safe as schools across the country look ahead to reopening. Chief public health officer Dr. Theresa Tam says that si...
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Georges Island in Halifax harbour opens to the public

Georges Island in Halifax harbour opens to the public

Georges Island, a small but historic chunk of land in the middle of Halifax harbour, will be opened to the public for five weekends this summer after being been off limits to tourists for generations. The island was fortified by the British in 175...
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Ford bashes Trump over aluminum tariffs

Ford bashes Trump over aluminum tariffs

Ontario Premier Doug Ford dove into the simmering trade battle between Canada and the U.S. on Friday, slamming President Donald Trump for moving to reinstate tariffs on Canadian aluminum. Ottawa struck back Friday morning, with Deputy Prime Minist...
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U.S. aluminum tariffs ‘ludicrous,’ Freeland says

U.S. aluminum tariffs ‘ludicrous,’ Freeland says

Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland says the Trump administration’s decision to impose a new round of tariffs on Canadian aluminum will only hurt American consumers, and hurt the economic recovery on both sides of the border from the COVID-19 ...
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Jump in COVID-19 infections in Manitoba, more cases at Maple Leaf plant

Jump in COVID-19 infections in Manitoba, more cases at Maple Leaf plant

Manitoba has reported its largest increase in COVID-19 cases in months, including four infections of workers at the Maple Leaf pork processing plant in Brandon.
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B.C. Premier John Horgan says school reopening is an 'unprecedented challenge'

B.C. Premier John Horgan says school reopening is an 'unprecedented challenge'

B.C. Premier John Horgan says he understands parents, students and teachers are anxious about the September school restart amid the pandemic. He says his government wouldn't put children at risk if the danger was overwhelming.
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Children in Indian-controlled Kashmir struggle with school amid lockdowns

Children in Indian-controlled Kashmir struggle with school amid lockdowns

Children in Indian-controlled Kashmir are no strangers to lockdowns. Curfews, strikes and school shutdowns are all part of growing up in one of the world’s most militarized zones. And now the coronavirus has added to the problem.
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Canada commits $5M in emergency aid for Beirut blast

Canada commits $5M in emergency aid for Beirut blast

International Development Minister Karina Gould says Canada is committing $5 million in emergency aid to help Lebanon in the immediate aftermath of Tuesday's deadly blast in Beirut. Gould says Canada is also concerned about the country's economic ...
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Feds free up billions for COVID-19 infrastructure

Feds free up billions for COVID-19 infrastructure

Infrastructure Minister Catherine McKenna says $3.3 billion out of the $33 billion that Ottawa has previously promised in matching funds for provincial and territorial projects will be available to retrofit public buildings such as schools and lon...
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Canada signs deals to get vaccine candidates if approved for use

Canada signs deals to get vaccine candidates if approved for use

The federal government has inked deals with both Pfizer and Moderna to get access to millions of doses of their experimental COVID-19 vaccine candidates. Procurement Minister Anita Anand says the vaccines must still finish human trials and be dete...
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Invited to a party? B.C. health minister says don't go

Invited to a party? B.C. health minister says don't go

B.C.'s provincial health officer says much of the increase in COVID-19 infections is related to parties where people laugh, talk and share food. Health Minister Adrian Dix is urging people not to attend such events.
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Saskatchewan plans for 'normal as possible' return to school for students

Saskatchewan plans for 'normal as possible' return to school for students

Education Minister Gord Wyant and Chief Medical Health Officer Dr. Saqib Shahab unveil the Saskatchewan government’s back-to-school plan for September. Under the current plan classroom learning will resume with some additional precautions in place.
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Buying a second-hand bike in pandemic is no easy ride

Buying a second-hand bike in pandemic is no easy ride

The pandemic has made buying a new bike much more difficult as demand for bikes has surged across the world.
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COVID-19 Alert app limited but useful all the same: Tam

COVID-19 Alert app limited but useful all the same: Tam

Though the federal government's app for alerting people they've been near someone who later tested positive for COVID-19 works only on newer phones, Dr. Theresa Tam says that means that gadget-loving younger people in risky settings like bars are ...
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Premier Ford says getting kids to school safely a priority

Premier Ford says getting kids to school safely a priority

Premier Doug Ford says he stands by Ontario’s plan to get children back to school in September, even as parents and critics worry about the size of classes. The Progressive Conservative government has come under fire since unveiling its vision for...
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COVID-19 vaccine candidates encouraging, but no 'silver bullet'

COVID-19 vaccine candidates encouraging, but no 'silver bullet'

Dr. Theresa Tam says several months of testing await potential vaccines for COVID-19, and it's likely that any that prove effective will take a long time to manufacture and distribute. She says public health authorities are planning to keep fighti...
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Most Alberta students to wear masks this fall

Most Alberta students to wear masks this fall

The Alberta government says it will follow the lead of other provinces and make wearing masks mandatory for most students and staff when schools reopen in September. Students between Grades 4 to 12 and all staff will be required to wear masks in c...
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Coronavirus infections run high in California’s Imperial County

Coronavirus infections run high in California’s Imperial County

California’s Imperial County is an example of how the coronavirus has been especially damaging to lower-income and Latino households.
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Five things to watch for in Canadian Business, week of August 3

Five things to watch for in Canadian Business, week of August 3

Here are five things to watch out for in the Canadian business world this week:
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Andrew Furey, next premier of N.L., wins Liberal leadership election

Andrew Furey, next premier of N.L., wins Liberal leadership election

Andrew Furey, a physician from a political family, will be the 14th premier of Newfoundland and Labrador. The son of Senate Speaker George Furey was announced winner of the provincial Liberal party leadership vote on Monday night. He will replace ...
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Edmonton hopes for hub-city benefits

Edmonton hopes for hub-city benefits

On the eve of the 2020 NHL playoffs, numerous Edmonton businesses and eateries are prepared for whatever being an NHL hub city could bring them. What kind of buzz and business a dozen Western Conference teams cloistered in town could generate was ...
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New parallel income support to reflect recovery stage: Qualtrough

New parallel income support to reflect recovery stage: Qualtrough

The federal government plans to move out-of-work Canadians into the employment insurance system and provide parallel support for millions set to exhaust the Canada Emergency Response Benefit and don't have EI to fall back on. Employment Minister C...
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Ford says contact-tracing app 'critical' tool in containing COVID-19

Ford says contact-tracing app 'critical' tool in containing COVID-19

Ontario Premier Doug Ford urged residents to download the country's new contact-tracing app as Toronto and Peel Region enter Stage 3 of the province's COVID-19 recovery plan.
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