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Ottawa spent millions on domestic vaccine production. Where 2020-11-25 09:03:52Politics Insider for Nov. 25: The PM says there is no domestic capacity to produce COVID-19 vaccines, Chrystia Freeland makes a date with fiscal desti

Ottawa asks McKinsey to ‘spark big ideas’ for 2020-11-24 09:12:36Politics Insider for Nov. 24: Pierre Poilievre's rhetoric on 'The Great Reset' is a 'mixed blessing,' Don Iveson won't go for a third term and a

The COVID warning Jason Kenney should have heeded 2020-11-23 15:58:47Alberta doctors begged their premier two weeks ago to impose a 'circuit-breaker' lockdown. It would be over by now. The post The COVID warning Jason

The gravity of Alberta’s COVID crisis, in one 2020-11-23 13:26:46Image of the Week: A doctor's call to tell a family their loved one had died captures the exhaustion, frustration and sorrow washing over the provinc

Doug Ford’s latest coronavirus update: Lockdowns on the 2020-11-20 15:58:35'To protect our most vulnerable, to protect what matters most, we have to get the community spread under control,' says the premier. The post Doug F

Doug Ford’s Nov. 20 Ontario COVID-19 update: Live 2020-11-20 15:34:41The premier of Ontario addresses the province on the latest measures being taken against the coronavirus The post Doug Ford’s Nov. 20 Ontario CO

Justin Trudeau’s coronavirus update: ‘We have a long 2020-11-20 12:59:46In a Nov. 20 briefing to Canadians, the PM reacted to sobering COVID-19 modelling that projected a massive spike in new daily cases if Canadians don'

Canada braces itself for the latest federal COVID 2020-11-20 11:06:01Politics Insider for Nov. 20: Theresa Tam and Justin Trudeau react to new COVID models, the RCMP reacts to yet another scathing report and how to thro

Canada’s cyber-spies raise the alarm about China, Russia, 2020-11-19 09:47:53Politics Insider for Nov. 19: A new threat assessment predicts foreign actors want the capability to disrupt critical infrastructure, the Tories are s

Bill Blair gets a smackdown from Canada’s information 2020-11-18 09:54:03Politics Insider for Nov. 18: The RCMP is failing miserably at being transparent, Andrew Scheer has hired family members and Donald Trump hypes Electi

14 things we thought were true before 2020 2020-11-17 14:47:42Democracy is our destiny? Not sure about that anymore. Rich countries can overcome? Doesn't seem like it. In a crisis, leaders will lead? If you're

Please come to Ottawa, Ottawa says to Joe 2020-11-17 09:29:53Politics Insider for Nov. 17: The House unanimously requests a Biden-Harris visit north of the border, Bill Morneau lands a Yale gig and always watch

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Black Friday brings massive crowds, multiple fights to New! 2020-11-28 14:35:39Despite new provincial restrictions introduced this week, large crowds descended on Chinook Centre during Black Friday sales — and Cal

Gen Lalonde, denied chance at cross-country nationals 3-peat, New! 2020-11-28 13:20:18If not for the coronavirus pandemic, Gen Lalonde would have attempted a third straight win at the Canadian cross-country championships in Abbotsford,

Funeral today for slain Ontario Provincial Police officer New! 2020-11-28 09:30:00Premier Doug Ford, OPP commissioner among mourners at the funeral service for Const. Marc Hovingh, an Ontario Provincial Police officer who died last

Social barriers in Ontario school community with province's New! 2020-11-28 08:00:00The province's largest school outbreak is taking place in a Windsor neighbourhood that faces a number of social barriers that are known to facilitate

Experimental research detects COVID-19 in Wolfville, N.S., wastewater 2020-11-27 17:30:26Researchers who are using wastewater as a way to detect COVID-19 have discovered the virus in Wolfville, N.S.

Murray Sinclair to retire from Senate 2020-11-27 15:43:07Sen. Murray Sinclair is retiring from the Senate to pursue his interest in mentoring young lawyers in Indigenous law, and to write his memoirs.

Her classroom is a school change room. Here's 2020-11-27 13:30:55For Ontario's schools, it's been a year of change. The option of online schooling has been one of the biggest shifts, but the learning curve has bee

Women in B.C. have fared worse than men 2020-11-27 12:46:33A report has found that women have been negatively affected by COVID-19 to a disproportionate degree, as they are more likely to work public-facing po

Rogers says plans for Blue Jays' stadium on 2020-11-27 12:23:53Rogers Communications Inc. says it was exploring the future of its Toronto stadium prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the virus has ca

Trudeau turns to the military to help with 2020-11-27 11:50:37Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today announced that the federal government has chosen a senior military commander to lead COVID-19 vaccine distrib

Ice dancers Virtue, Moir among 114 Order of 2020-11-27 10:19:43Figure skating stars Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir and Olympic champion swimmer Mark Tewksbury were among 114 athletes, artists, scholars and community

No place but home for the holidays? Canadians 2020-11-27 10:00:00Conflicting guidelines between provinces have some Canadians confused about whether to book or cancel that ticket home, especially when the holiday se

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RCMP officer says he advised meeting with CBSA 2020-11-27 23:25:57Sgt. Ross Lundie agreed under cross-examination at a B.C. Supreme Court hearing Friday that the RCMP members making the arrest in December 2018 did no

Explosion at Toronto home leaves at least 8 2020-11-27 22:48:37Emergency crews were called to a residential property on Woodbine Avenue at Queensdale Avenue, south of Mortimer Avenue, just after 5 p.m. on Friday.

Jagmeet Singh impresses AOC during ‘epic crossover’ video 2020-11-27 22:37:53The NDP leader squared off against the firebrand member of Congress in ``Among Us,'' a popular online multiplayer game, as a way to reach young peop

Family of Kelowna toddler killed by allegedly drunk 2020-11-27 22:32:51What was planned as a COVID-safe meet-and-greet for a newborn baby took a horrific turn in an instant for a Kelowna family.

When will the coronavirus vaccine be available in 2020-11-27 21:53:54The unprecedented process involves providing up to two doses of a vaccine — which the leading candidates require instead of just one — to

Canada sets another daily record with nearly 6,000 2020-11-27 21:24:56Officials also reported another 96 deaths over the past 24 hours, bringing the death toll to 11,894.

Saskatchewan WCB has received 232 COVID-19 claims from 2020-11-27 21:02:47Healthcare workers make up about 32 per cent of all claims, but most of them were denied because of negative tests or the individual was deemed to hav

Empty Grey Cup, Agribition venues remind events industry 2020-11-27 20:19:25The cancellations of both the 108th Grey Cupo and 50th Agribition ruined what could have been a banner year for Regina's live event, tourism and hosp

New OPP tool ‘Alert Ready’ in use in 2020-11-27 19:43:54A 'shelter-in-place' alert issued by the OPP Thursday is a new tool, called Alert Ready, used to inform the public of imminent danger within a speci

NDG residents allege lack of consultation, deplore tree-cutting 2020-11-27 18:59:08Some NDG residents are enraged by new plans for the Saint-Jacques escarpment next to the Turcot interchange.

Slacks or sweats? Uniform controversy at Royal West 2020-11-27 18:12:09Controversy is brewing at Royal West Academy over the strict observance of its uniform policy, which some parents want relaxed due to COVID-19 concern

Visitor suspension lifted after COVID-19 probe ends at 2020-11-27 18:01:10Visitations from designated caregivers were temporarily suspended while a COVID-19 investigation was conducted at Camp Hill in Halifax.

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COVID-19: Newton Elementary becomes second Surrey school to 2020-11-28 00:16:29The school is scheduled to re-open Dec. 19.

Report shows people in Surrey recovery facilities experience 2020-11-27 21:24:07A count done in March found 68 per cent of people in recovery facilities had been homeless and many had nowhere to go after treatment.

Mountie says he suggested meeting with CBSA on 2020-11-27 21:19:04Ultimately, Meng would undergo screening by border officers for nearly three hours before she was informed of her arrest and right to counsel.

COVID-19: B.C. health officials announce record 911 new 2020-11-27 21:09:30Henry and Dix said they will speak more on restrictions for the Christmas season next week

Gil Kelley and Lon LaClaire: Next steps in 2020-11-27 21:00:58Opinion: Equity is woven into Climate Emergency Action Plan to minimize burden on disproportionately impacted communities.

Mark Tyndall: Criminalizing drug use never made sense 2020-11-27 21:00:23Opinion: Drug criminalization gives society permission to overlook racism, mental illness, tragic life events people have endured.

Letters to The Vancouver Sun, Nov. 28, 2020: 2020-11-27 21:00:11My heart breaks every day I see the increasing COVID numbers. I lost my husband of 33 years in April — not due to COVID — but he passed in

Vaughn Palmer: Making life affordable was NDP priority 2020-11-27 20:33:46“Our government has a moral and ethical responsibility to tackle systemic discrimination in all its forms — and every ministry has a role

COVID-19 rapid test study launches at Vancouver airport 2020-11-27 20:06:59The airport authority says the study at WestJet's domestic check-in area is the first of its kind in Canada.

COVID-19 update for Nov. 27: Health officials announce 2020-11-27 18:49:17The latest case numbers, exposure alerts and guidelines: Here's your daily update with everything you need to know about COVID-19 in B.C.

Bulls & Bears: Caws for concern as Ravens 2020-11-27 16:36:42Opinion: Delaying the Super Bowl one or two weeks is also within the realm of possibility these days. That would be a logistical nightmare

Adopt-A-School: Families in need aren't rare at Prince 2020-11-27 16:01:44“Now the pandemic’s in play it’s difficult for some people to stay working and I know the government funding of $2,000 sounded like

Montreal Gazette

Questions abound over how Montreal's COVID vaccine campaign 2020-11-27 21:41:57One of the key questions is how the population will react physically to the vaccines, which will produce short-term discomfort in some individuals.

Protest against Trans Mountain pipeline ends peacefully in 2020-11-27 21:20:54Two protesters on the actual rails were apprehended by Canadian Pacific police, but were eventually released without being charged or fined.

Galeries d'Anjou evacuated following clash between groups 2020-11-27 21:19:57One person who was slightly overcome by the gas was taken to hospital and others were treated by ambulance technicians outside the mall.

#ICYMI: School ventilation, revenge spending, other news 2020-11-27 21:14:50Catch up on all the news you might have missed today. 

Quebec ready to deploy combined flu and COVID-19 2020-11-27 20:55:19Quebecers who turn up at some COVID-19 testing centres this winter will be able to get tested for flu and another respiratory infection at the same ti

Rapid COVID-19 tests to be used in Saguenay—Lac-Saint-Jean 2020-11-27 20:52:46Region is facing a dangerously high rate of infection, accounting for nearly 10 per cent of all cases in the province over past week.

Quebec school ventilation system is adequate and safe, 2020-11-27 20:29:52The majority of Quebec schools rely on natural ventilation in classrooms but the arrival of COVID-19, which is transmitted by airborne particles, mean

Lullabies for Norah and Romy: Slain girls’ mother 2020-11-27 20:22:59"I wanted to get through it as quickly as possible because all that I wanted was to join them."

Impact says goodbye to Raitala, Fanni, Corrales and 2020-11-27 20:15:58Montreal also declined to exercise its option on midfielder Bojan, but he could return next season if he's willing to accept a pay cut.

Dawson, Vanier colleges move most final exams online 2020-11-27 19:43:15"For the handful of examinations that must take place at Dawson," the college's academic dean said, "we will ensure that everyone follows health a

Fresh Attitude baby spinach has been recalled in 2020-11-27 08:46:36The spinach under recall has best-before dates of Dec. 4 and 5.

Allison Hanes: Appeals court sends wrong message in 2020-11-27 07:57:33The reduction of the Quebec City mosque shooter's parole eligibility from 40 seems wholly inadequate for the scope of his crime.


140 bars and restaurants that closed in Toronto New! 2020-11-28 08:13:24Too many Toronto restaurants and bars have closed since the start of the pandemic, many of them facing impossible financial strain in the face of

Popular ramen chain from Japan just opened its New! 2020-11-28 08:11:07A popular Japanese ramen chain has chosen Toronto for their first North American location.It's called Musoshin Ramen, and it opened near Roncesvalles

This secluded forest in Toronto is perfect for New! 2020-11-28 07:59:06Warden Woods is a 35-hectare piece of land around the Taylor-Massey Creek and an absolutely beautiful forest for a nature stroll. Located in the

10 holiday gift ideas in Toronto for those New! 2020-11-28 07:58:08Holiday gift ideas in Toronto for those who want to shop local are way more original than presents from any big box store. Double that warm and fuzzy

One of Toronto's most colourful bridges is being New! 2020-11-28 07:35:53A Toronto bridge known for the colourful mural along its underpass will be demolished starting this weekend.The railway bridge on Bloor Stre

Someone just noticed an amazing hidden detail in New! 2020-11-28 07:33:35Toronto’s dog fountain in Berczy Park has long attracted crowds of both people and their pets, but you may never have noticed a connection betwe

Toronto's free outdoor skating rinks are open for New! 2020-11-28 07:32:36Outdoor skating rinks in Toronto are offically a go. This Saturday marks the opening of 54 artificial ice rinks citywide. But don't expect to si

Historic home in Toronto to be demolished days New! 2020-11-28 07:30:31Residents in a Toronto neighbourhood are trying to save a historic home from demolition but it seems like they may be too late.The stone home at 98 Su

54 cannabis delivery and curbside pickup options in New! 2020-11-28 07:12:30Cannabis stores in Toronto are making it more convenient than ever to re-up on your cannabinoid goodies, with curbside pick ups and speedy delive

5 Japanese cheesecakes in Toronto you need to New! 2020-11-28 07:11:19Japanese cheesecake in Toronto makes for the perfect dessert to snack on. The fluffy cheesy pastry can now be found at outposts across Toronto and the

The history of the Sunnylea neighbourhood in Toronto New! 2020-11-28 06:49:32Sunnylea is a quiet neighbourhood tucked away in the streets of Etobicoke. It's bounded by Bloor Street, Berry Road and the Humber River, with Mimico

This weird event in 1855 sparked the creation New! 2020-11-28 06:45:36Toronto had a decidedly different character 165 years ago. The fledgling city was a town of only 40,000 people, most of them hailing from Ireland, Eng

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