'Halloween' is 2018's highest pre-selling horror flick

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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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Trudeau expected perception issues with WE deal, but no conflict of interest

Trudeau expected perception issues with WE deal, but no conflict of interest

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he knew there would be problems with perception over having WE Charity run a $900-million student-volunteer program, but he believed there was no conflict of interest because his family would not benefit. He says...
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COVID-19 alert app now available in Canada: Trudeau

COVID-19 alert app now available in Canada: Trudeau

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canadians can now begin downloading a smartphone app meant to warn users they’ve been near someone who tests positive for COVID-19. He says it is voluntary and does not collect any personal information and the mo...
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A final goodbye to American civil rights leader Rep. John Lewis

A final goodbye to American civil rights leader Rep. John Lewis

A nation has said its final goodbye to U.S. Rep. John Lewis, the sharecropper’s son who became a symbol of moral courage fighting for civil rights.
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B.C. health officer makes plea to continue COVID-19 fight this holiday weekend

B.C. health officer makes plea to continue COVID-19 fight this holiday weekend

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry thanked the people of B.C. for recommitting their efforts to fight COVID-19 following an uptick in cases connected to Canada Day gatherings. She is urging people to continue to prevent the spread of COVID...
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For young people in rural Albania, the best chance of work is to leave

For young people in rural Albania, the best chance of work is to leave

For young people in the rural Albanian town of Ballsh, the best chance of work is to move abroad. But that has been made impossible by the closure of borders as part of the coronavirus response.
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Poilievre says WE deal part of a bad pattern; Trudeau insists intentions were good

Poilievre says WE deal part of a bad pattern; Trudeau insists intentions were good

Sparring with Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre as he testifies before the House of Commons finance committee, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he resisted involving WE Charity in a student-volunteering program. But he admits he should have staye...
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Ontario government unveils back-to-school plan

Ontario government unveils back-to-school plan

Education Minister Stephen Lecce says Ontario's elementary students and many high school students will return to school full time in September. He says health measures will be put in place to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19, including mandat...
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Five things to stream in August

Five things to stream in August

Here are some highlights ready to stream in August:
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