Inquiry into deaths of former soldier and his Nova Scotia family delayed

Inquiry into deaths of former soldier and his Nova Scotia family delayed

An inquiry into the case of Lionel Desmond, the Afghan war veteran who killed his mother, wife and daughter before turning the weapon on himself in early 2017, was supposed to start Monday. Instead, it has been adjourned for more than a month with...
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Vast COVID-19 disparity a problem for Canada-U.S. travel, says Njoo

Vast COVID-19 disparity a problem for Canada-U.S. travel, says Njoo

Canada has a lot of success flattening the COVID-19 curve and we don't want to risk squandering all that work by allowing people into the country from the United States, which has not been as successful, Dr. Howard Njoo says. He allows that politi...
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Visiting baseball teams a worry for Jays season: Njoo

Visiting baseball teams a worry for Jays season: Njoo

No final decision has been made on whether the Blue Jays can host visiting teams for baseball games in Toronto, says Dr. Howard Njoo. But he says the idea of dozens of other teams' players and employees entering the country from jurisdictions in t...
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Ontario planning for second wave of COVID-19: Ford

Ontario planning for second wave of COVID-19: Ford

Premier Doug Ford says his government is preparing for potential second wave of COVID-19 this Fall. Ford says the province is making arrangements in anticipation of a possible case surge and acknowledged it could come during flu season.
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Trudeau distracted by WE affair: Blanchet

Trudeau distracted by WE affair: Blanchet

Bloc Quebecois Leader Yves-Francois Blanchet says Justin Trudeau should cede the prime ministership, at least temporarily, to his deputy Chrystia Freeland while the decision to have WE Charity oversee a $900-million volunteer program is probed. Bl...
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Survivors remember 20th anniversary of Alberta's Pine Lake tornado

Survivors remember 20th anniversary of Alberta's Pine Lake tornado

It was 20 years ago a tornado swept through the central Alberta resort of Pine Lake. In the end 12 people died. Heather Thomson says 13 members of her family survived including her four month old granddaughter Ashley who was sucked out of her car ...
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NHL returns as camps open

NHL returns as camps open

Six Canadian NHL teams joined 18 American counterparts in opening training camp yesterday in their respective cities. The teams are preparing for the NHL's restart, which begins Aug. 1 in Toronto and Edmonton.
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Quebec makes masks mandatory indoors

Quebec makes masks mandatory indoors

Premier Francois Legault has announced mask-wearing will be mandatory in all indoor public places across Quebec starting Saturday. Businesses will be expected to enforce the new rules and are subject to fines of between $400 and $6,000. People who...
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Trudeau apologizes for not staying out of WE decision

Trudeau apologizes for not staying out of WE decision

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he didn't know how much money his relatives had made speaking at WE organization events, but he should have. And he should have fully recused himself from the decision to have WE Charity run a $900-million volunt...
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Five things to watch for in Canadian Business, week of July 13th

Five things to watch for in Canadian Business, week of July 13th

Here are five things to watch out for in the Canadian business world this week:
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Rally held for B.C. nursing student, calls for end to police violence

Rally held for B.C. nursing student, calls for end to police violence

Dozens gathered as part of a rally in downtown Vancouver on Saturday, calling for an end to police violence. The rally was held in support of B.C. nursing student Mona Wang, who has launched a lawsuit over her treatment during a mental health chec...
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Convoy marks 30th anniversary of beginning to Oka Crisis

Convoy marks 30th anniversary of beginning to Oka Crisis

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, marches gave way to convoys to make the 30th anniversary of the Oka Crisis. The 78-day standoff would end in September 1990, but underlying land issues have never been resolved.
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Ford says it's 'all hands on deck' for farm outbreaks

Ford says it's 'all hands on deck' for farm outbreaks

Officials in Windsor-Essex are asking the province or Ottawa to take over the response to large COVID-19 outbreaks in farms. Ontario Premier Doug Ford wouldn't say the province is willing to take the lead, but says it's "all hands on deck" in the ...
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Job numbers show cautious optimism with long road ahead: B.C. finance minister

Job numbers show cautious optimism with long road ahead: B.C. finance minister

Statistics Canada's labour force survey for June shows 118,000 people in B.C. found jobs and the unemployment rate fell slightly to 13 per cent. In a briefing Friday, Finance Minister Carol James said the latest numbers paint a picture of cautious...
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Blue Jays hold summer training camp at Rogers Centre

Blue Jays hold summer training camp at Rogers Centre

The Toronto Blue Jays continued summer training camp Thursday with workouts and an evening intrasquad game. Canada's lone Major League Baseball team is holding camp at Rogers Centre and players are staying at the hotel attached to the stadium. The...
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British Columbia can now use its own data to prepare for a second wave

British Columbia can now use its own data to prepare for a second wave

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry says the B.C. government has a couple of contingency scenarios they’re looking at as they head into the fall and into 2021 to prepare for further outbreaks of COVID-19.
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B.C. premier expresses optimism about restart progress

B.C. premier expresses optimism about restart progress

Premier John Horgan says B.C.'s success in slowing the spread of COVID-19 is helping boost the province's economic restart. He says more people are taking public transit and ferries and retail outlets and restaurants are serving more customers. Ho...
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Ontario prefers in-class return for students this fall: Lecce

Ontario prefers in-class return for students this fall: Lecce

Education Minister Stephen Lecce says the Ontario government prefers a return to in-class learning for students this September. Lecce's statement comes weeks after the province told school boards to prepare for an array of options including a retu...
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Ford promises to address air conditioning in long-term care homes

Ford promises to address air conditioning in long-term care homes

Ontario Premier Doug Ford is pledging to introduce a bill that ensures air conditioning is provided in long-term care homes. Ford made the comments a day after expressing frustration that some seniors in the province are suffering in homes without...
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Montreal police unveil street check policy

Montreal police unveil street check policy

Montreal police have unveiled a new street check policy aimed at ensuring stops are based on observable facts and not discriminatory motives. Police say the policy will help set clear guidelines for street checks and help hold officers accountable...
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Massive federal debt for COVID-19 manageable: Morneau

Massive federal debt for COVID-19 manageable: Morneau

Finance Minister Bill Morneau says borrowing hundreds of billions of dollars to shield Canadians from the economic blast of COVID-19 was the right thing to do. In releasing his fiscal snapshot of the costs, Morneau says the move avoided immense lo...
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Massive federal debt for COVID-19 manageable: Morneau

Massive federal debt for COVID-19 manageable: Morneau

Finance Minister Bill Morneau says borrowing hundreds of billions of dollars to shield Canadians from the economic blast of COVID-19 was the right thing to do. In releasing his fiscal snapshot of the costs, Morneau says the move avoided immense lo...
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Protecting Canadians worth hit to treasury: PM

Protecting Canadians worth hit to treasury: PM

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the enormous deficit described in Wednesday's fiscal snapshot is a consequence of the federal government's decision to take on debt so that individual Canadians and households didn't have to borrow to get through...
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Singh says Rideau Hall attack shows systemic racism

Singh says Rideau Hall attack shows systemic racism

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says the peaceful arrest of an armed intruder at Rideau Hall last week, compared with other incidents that have ended in the violent deaths of Indigenous people and people of colour, indicates systemic discrimination in po...
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Legault strongly recommends masks, but not ready to make it mandatory

Legault strongly recommends masks, but not ready to make it mandatory

Quebec Premier Francois Legault says he's open to mandatory masks, but he's not ready to go that route across the province. Montreal Mayor Valerie Plante announced Monday her council would pass a bylaw requiring mask-wearing in indoor public place...
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