Child care a priority in federal COVID-19 help for provinces, PM says

Child care a priority in federal COVID-19 help for provinces, PM says

The national economy can't recover fully from COVID-19 closures until parents are confident they have safe places for their children to be while they're at work, Justin Trudeau said Friday. He said some of the $14 billion his government has offere...
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Saskatchewan leaving mandatory masks up to school divisions

Saskatchewan leaving mandatory masks up to school divisions

Education Minister Gord Wyant says the province's 27 school divisions are best suited to say whether or not masks are needed based on factors like population and school size.
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'We need help’: Saskatchewan First Nations call for help to end suicide pandemic

'We need help’: Saskatchewan First Nations call for help to end suicide pandemic

Chiefs from across the province descended on the capital to voice their support for Tristen Durocher, a young Indigenous man who walked more than 600 kilometres from northern Saskatchewan to Regina to call for legislative changes to address the re...
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Murder charge in Alberta doctor death

Murder charge in Alberta doctor death

RCMP have charged a man with first-degree murder in what they are calling a targeted attack of a doctor at a walk-in medical clinic in central Alberta. Deng Mabiour of Red Deer, Alta., also faces charges of assault with a weapon and assault of a p...
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Ford wants testing on all farms as Windsor-Essex reopens

Ford wants testing on all farms as Windsor-Essex reopens

Ontario Premier Doug Ford says he would like all farms in Windsor-Essex to participate in COVID-19 testing for their workers as the region reopens. The local health unit says only 38 of 176 farms have been part of the testing effort thus far as th...
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Conservative leader Scheer says his party will keep digging for answers

Conservative leader Scheer says his party will keep digging for answers

Conservative leader Andrew Scheer says his party will keep digging for answers on how the Liberals decided to award COVID-19 related support programs to organizations with close Liberal ties. Scheer says both the WE controversy and a decision to o...
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As Russia moves ahead with COVID-19 vaccine, Tam expresses confidence in Health Canada's process

As Russia moves ahead with COVID-19 vaccine, Tam expresses confidence in Health Canada's process

Canada's chief public health officer says she has confidence in Health Canada's process for approving a vaccine. Dr. Theresa Tam would not comment on Russia's decision Tuesday to approve the world's first COVID-19 vaccine but says like all Canadia...
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B.C. officials have handed out fines for large parties amid COVID-19: Henry

B.C. officials have handed out fines for large parties amid COVID-19: Henry

Parties and gatherings are putting B.C. communities at risk and provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry says people should reject the invite. Henry says there's no better excuse that a global pandemic to do the right thing.
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Quebec makes masks mandatory for students in Grade 5 and up

Quebec makes masks mandatory for students in Grade 5 and up

The Quebec government is making masks mandatory for students in Grade 5 and up, but not inside the classroom. It updated its back-to-school plan today which creates larger classroom bubbles. Authorities say wearing masks full-time would be difficu...
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Ontario human rights organization finds systemic racism in Toronto police

Ontario human rights organization finds systemic racism in Toronto police

Ontario's human rights commission has found that Black people in Toronto are "disproportionately" arrested, charged and subjected to use of force by the city's police department. The commission's report found that despite representing only about 8...
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Windsor-Essex moving to Stage 3 Wednesday

Windsor-Essex moving to Stage 3 Wednesday

Ontario's last region will move to the province’s final reopening stage this week, the government announced Monday. Premier Doug Ford urged residents of Windsor-Essex to continue to exercise caution and follow public health rules.
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The COVID-19 pandemic is not stopping summer training at West Point

The COVID-19 pandemic is not stopping summer training at West Point

The pandemic is not stopping summer training at West Point. Cadets had to wear masks this year for much of the training in a wooded area just beyond the main gates of the U.S. Military Academy.
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The Toronto Maple Leafs joined a pair of other Canadian teams with playoff exit

The Toronto Maple Leafs joined a pair of other Canadian teams with playoff exit

The Columbus Blue Jackets defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-0 on Sunday to win their best-of-five qualifying round series 3-2. They join the Edmonton Oilers and Winnipeg Jets as Canadian teams making a first-round exit from the NHL's modified pla...
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Five things to watch for in Canadian Business, week of August 10th

Five things to watch for in Canadian Business, week of August 10th

Here are five things to watch out for in the Canadian business world this week.
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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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