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‘We have nothing to lose but our chains’: 2020-07-07 16:56:28Esi Edugyan, Robyn Maynard, Syrus Marcus Ware and Ian Williams speak with Desmond Cole about protesting anti-Black racism in Canada and what this mome

Pick our fruit, get COVID-19 2020-07-07 16:55:01Sadiya Ansari: Canada's immigration system doesn’t provide citizenship paths to so-called 'unskilled' labour, fails to recognize their worth

Bob Rae’s four-decade run reaches its logical conclusion 2020-07-07 08:43:33Politics Insider for July 7: Canada has a new man at the UN, the Rideau Hall intruder faces a long list of charges and Trudeau skips a trip to D.C. Th

The armour-plated blue line in Brandon, Man. 2020-07-06 13:11:09The growing militarization of police—from SWAT teams to so-called ‘rescue’ vehicles—is under scrutiny The post The armour-plat

$912 million, WE hardly knew thee 2020-07-06 10:58:20Politics Insider for July 6: Fallout from the WE debacle, François Legault's intense popularity and the majority of Canadians who think Wexit

François Legault holds a jaw-dropping lead as Quebec’s 2020-07-05 17:29:49Philippe J. Fournier: The CAQ is in landslide territory despite the province's severe outbreak—and Quebecers are feeling as good as ever about

A military man breaches the gates at Rideau 2020-07-03 07:44:37Politics Insider for July 3: An armed man drives a truck past Rideau Hall's gates, the feds buy a new ferry and the $900-million WE contract raises e

Happy Canada(-U.S.-Mexico Trade Agreement) Day! 2020-07-01 06:30:16Politics Insider for Canada Day: A new trade deal comes to life, there's still no public inquiry into the Nova Scotia shooting and Canada's first-ev

After a Quebec heritage house is set on 2020-06-30 14:30:29Some thought the Maison Busteed, built on unceded land, should have been preserved, others considered it a symbol of colonialism to be demolished. The

Take a bow, Rideau Cottage. You were the 2020-06-30 09:43:33Politics Insider for June 30: The latest federal pandemic projections, Canadians side with Trudeau against China and should the feds do more to repatr

Jason Kenney reaches for economic heights with a 2020-06-29 22:03:27Alberta's hurry-up corporate tax cut is less an investment in the future than a gift to the biggest current players, say experts The post Jason Ken

The feds want to dole out millions to 2020-06-29 12:13:12Politics Insider for June 29: Trudeau and WE Charity come under fire from all sides, Michael Kovrig's wife speaks out, and the difference between men

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Moh Ahmed shatters Canadian 5,000 record to crack New! 2020-07-11 07:34:58Moh Ahmed shattered his own Canadian record in the 5,000 metres at the Portland Intersquad Meet. The 29-year-old from Hamilton, Ont., won the race in

Justin Trudeau drops into another pitfall of his New! 2020-07-11 04:00:00For whatever reason, the prime minister and his office seem to have a recurring problem of failing to check themselves. As a result, they have now rep

Why it may be harder to catch COVID-19 New! 2020-07-11 04:00:00COVID-19 may not transmit as easily on surfaces as was originally thought — and experts say it may be time to shift our focus on how we protect

How a Canadian woman pushed a popular South New! 2020-07-11 04:00:00When Meghan Nagpal decided to take her chances at finding love by signing up for a popular matchmaking website, she never expected she would be asked

The great PPE panic: How the pandemic caught New! 2020-07-11 04:00:00The federal government gives itself credit for swift action in the face of severe supply problems in the early weeks of its pandemic response. But wha

Cloudy outlook for pipelines gets even murkier amid New! 2020-07-11 04:00:00If Albertans had forgotten about the risks associated with Premier Jason Kenney's decision to invest $1.1 billion US in the Keystone XL pipeline, plu

It's time to let family caregivers back into New! 2020-07-11 04:00:00After months of family caregivers being barred from Ontario's nursing homes because of COVID-19, a chief medical officer at one facility says the pro

Canada's UNESCO natural wonders New! 2020-07-10 19:32:37Nova Scotia's Cliffs of Fundy and the Discovery Global Geopark in Newfoundland and Labrador are the latest Canadian sites designated by UNE

Canadians can now opt out of Clearview AI 2020-07-10 13:51:58Canadians may now request that they not appear in Clearview AI’s facial recognition search results, days after the controversial U.S.-based firm

MPs grill grocery store execs over pandemic pay 2020-07-10 13:33:07Executives of Loblaws, Metro and Empire Company faced tough questions during a virtual meeting of the House of Commons industry committee. over their

After surge in COVID-19 cases linked to house 2020-07-10 11:52:29It all started with a house party of more than 100 people in the Montérégie, some of whom then went to a bar later that night. Now, more

Partner of man believed to have abducted his 2020-07-10 10:19:20The partner of Martin Carpentier, who police believe may have abducted his two daughters and is the subject of an Amber Alert in Quebec, has rele

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RCMP ‘disappointed’ by idea of race as factor New! 2020-07-10 22:14:50RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki and Brian Sauve of the National Police Federation made the comment in a joint statement late Friday

Canada reports 10 new coronavirus-related deaths, more than New! 2020-07-10 21:52:51The new numbers bring the total lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country to 107,105 as well as raising the country's death toll to 8,759.

Finding Willy: Missing Weyburn dog safe after month New! 2020-07-10 21:19:50The wayward pup had his pursuers barking up the wrong tree — until Wednesday, that is. 

Towers threaten ‘small town’ character in Calgary’s oldest New! 2020-07-10 21:18:52The Inglewood Community Association's online petition to keep the look and feel of Calgary's oldest community has gathered more than 15,000 signatur

Oneida Nation of the Thames women take stand New! 2020-07-10 21:18:13Over 60 people, the majority of whom were women, participated in the demonstration on Friday afternoon.

Affordable housing project breaks ground in Edmonton New! 2020-07-10 20:52:50Edmonton broke ground on its latest affordable housing complex that will provide 120 homes to families struggling financially in the capital region.

Montreal public transit set to enforce mask-wearing measure New! 2020-07-10 20:52:24"Our strategy is to make it easy for them to respect the new rule," said the STM's Chairman of the Board of Directors Philippe Schnobb.

Recent drownings in Okanagan stark reminders of water New! 2020-07-10 20:32:52The recent drownings are a stark reminder to use caution when on or near the water.

Cirque du Soleil creditors preparing proposal to buy New! 2020-07-10 20:31:45The creditors, who hold about US$1 billion in secured debt, have until Tuesday to submit their proposal to advisers of the company, which has been dep

Boat owners unhappy with city’s $25M transformation plans New! 2020-07-10 19:52:26Montreal city plans to spend upwards of $25 million to turn the Lachine marina into a waterfront park that will be open to the public as of next year.

Heavy metal used by Co-op refinery detected in New! 2020-07-10 18:05:59The refinery has made arrangements to have the vanadium-concentrated water hauled off-site for specialized treatment, says the City of Regina.

Grocery store execs exchanged ‘courtesy’ calls before canceling New! 2020-07-10 17:59:22Three executives say the companies reached their decisions independently based on numerous factors that for some included knowing a competitor's plan

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COVID-19: Interior Health issues coronavirus advisory for downtown New! 2020-07-11 00:26:54A number of positive individuals attended private gatherings and businesses between June 25 and July 6. Larger Canada Day and holiday weekend events w

FlyOver Canada a 5,000 km thrill ride New! 2020-07-10 23:29:244D views offer “a seamless believability” that you are flying across the country Watching FlyOver Canada won’t make you feel like yo

Haida matriarchs occupy ancient villages in a message New! 2020-07-10 21:45:25"Gaandlee Guu Jaalang are upholding Haida law through the occupation of two ancient villages, Kung and Sk'aawats. The Haida people are asserting our

Vancouver's outdoor pools open Monday with pandemic protections New! 2020-07-10 21:18:48One-way signs on the deck help keep swimmers two metres away from those not from their households or social bubbles, and change rooms are closed so th

Harvey Schipper and Harry Swain: Rush to expand New! 2020-07-10 21:00:45OPINION: In every other field, from new airplanes to new medicines, the onus is on the advocate to provide clear, scientific evidence that the idea is

Letters to The Sun, July 11, 2020: School New! 2020-07-10 21:00:07Re: Vancouver, Victoria school trustees vote to review police school liaison program I am a retired Vancouver high school administrator with 20 years

Police hope Bacon plea brings closure to victims New! 2020-07-10 20:51:20"Jamie Bacon, his associates and their violence have caused our community great concern over the past years." — Abbotsford Police Sgt. Judy Bi

Vaughn Palmer: Vowing to reveal the truth of New! 2020-07-10 20:40:11Commissioner Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond says the episode that prompted her review of anti-Indigenous racism in the health care system appears to be much

Ian Mulgrew: COVID poses many legal challenges, but New! 2020-07-10 20:34:43After five months, Eby is reflecting on how the legal system has responded, and the impetus it has created for long-needed change.

Comet, planets to star in July's night sky, New! 2020-07-10 19:14:25Named after the Near-Earth Object Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer space telescope that discovered it on March 27, in the coming days Comet NEOWISE

Turpel-Lafond promises to protect whistleblowers as she investigates 2020-07-10 00:01:47"This investigation is not trying to determine whether racism exists in B.C.'s health-care system. It does exist, just as it does in every aspect of

Alberta man rescues bald eagle from B.C. lake, 2020-07-09 23:19:04A Canadian man has become an American hero after rescuing a baby bald eagle from a B.C. lake on the 4th of July.

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Everyone needs heat relief, city says, even those New! 2020-07-10 17:56:32The pandemic has complicated the public health response to the heatwave and forced some people to stay indoors in hot apartments.

As mask order comes into effect, STM brass New! 2020-07-10 17:54:56"It's not going to be easy, especially on a day like today when it's 35 degrees outside, but it's something that has to be done."

Impact show rust on pitch and on sideline New! 2020-07-10 17:52:27Manager Thierry Henry questions players' desire, but baffling roster moves also play a role in loss to Revolution.

Hydro-Québec to extend preferential rate to hundreds of New! 2020-07-10 17:35:14Producers of fruits, vegetables, flowers, plants and cannabis will benefit from the change.

How to reduce the risk of drowning in New! 2020-07-10 17:25:53An appeal for safety measures comes from the Montreal Children's Hospital after two children under 5 died in pools in the space of a week.

Coronavirus updates, July 10: Citing surge of cases New! 2020-07-10 17:21:46With gloomy new ad, Quebec hopes to scare people into wearing masks

Amber Alert: Police search for two missing Quebec 2020-07-10 16:04:11The public is being asked to call 911 if they see Romy Carpentier, 6, Norah Carpentier, 11, or Martin Carpentier, 44.

Quebec health unions fight prescription limiting use of 2020-07-10 16:01:54A group of Quebec health workers is seeking to invalidate a prescription that restricts the wearing of personal respiratory equipment.

Wife of man who disappeared with his daughters 2020-07-10 15:42:06"The girls, Romy, Norah, we want to know if they're okay. If you're okay. ... We don't care about the rest of it. We just want to know that you'r

Woman convicted of murdering her two young children 2020-07-10 14:53:17Adèle Sorella, who was twice convicted for the murders in 2009 of her two young daughters, will be released pending an appeal of her case.

Positive COVID-19 cases should be of great concern 2020-07-09 18:10:45If league doesn't get a handle on problem before going to hub cities it could end up in similar situation to MLS is Back Tournament.

Montreal to transform Lachine marina into $25-million waterfront 2020-07-09 18:02:33New park will be "unique destination, in an idyllic landscape, for walks, sailing, kayaking, canoeing, paddleboarding, rowing" and fishing.

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Manitoba says aid programs could be tweaked to New! 2020-07-10 16:58:18Finance Minister Scott Fielding said the province may rejig some support programs for people who have lost work during the pandemic to target groups s

Grassy Narrows First Nation fears furthur mercury poisoning 2020-07-10 16:15:00The Ontario government says it’s ‘ending duplication’ by removing logging activities from the Environmental Assessment Act. But advo

Survey suggests 40 per cent of Alberta doctors 2020-07-10 14:42:12The Alberta Medical Association suggests the potential exodus is due to the United Conservative government’s announced changes to how doctors ar

Amber Alert continues for missing Quebec girls, 6 2020-07-10 12:52:00Quebec provincial police spokeswoman Audrey-Anne Bilodeau said police aren’t ruling out anything in their search for Norah and Romy Carpentier,

Ottawa police apologize after white woman calls 911 2020-07-10 12:46:07The police have apologized for their handling of an incident where a white woman called 911 on a Black man in a park, leading the operator to tell the

Canada’s policing programs reinforce existing system, critics say 2020-07-10 12:31:06As some law enforcement programs re-examine their curricula, critics say the nature of those programs — and their ties with police forces and cu

Canada is being urged to sanction these Chinese 2020-07-10 08:00:00A list from Alliance Canada Hong Kong includes those the organization considers complicit in the treatment of China’s Uighur population and in t

Halifax Transit strongly encourages mask use on buses, 2020-07-10 07:56:10Halifax Transit announced Wednesday that staff would be handing out single-use surgical masks at Mumford Terminal on Thursday morning.

Canada asks British military for help flying troops 2020-07-10 07:45:53The current Canadian contingent arrived in January and was to be replaced this month before a problem was found with one of the military’s CC-15

Canada’s Supreme Court rules genetic non-discrimination law constitutional 2020-07-10 07:36:53The court has affirmed the constitutionality of the federal law, which forbids companies from making people undergo genetic testing before buying insu

Today’s coronavirus news: Ontario hits lowest number of 2020-07-10 06:33:00Statistics Canada says the economy added nearly one million jobs in June as businesses forced closed by the pandemic moved to reopen; There are 107,02

She was watching another racist incident on a 2020-07-09 20:04:00Eight per cent of Chinese Canadians have been physically attacked by strangers during the pandemic, according to a poll from the Angus Reid Institute

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Toronto ax-throwing company responds to allegations of racism New! 2020-07-11 03:38:56After a recent backlash against a Toronto’s Backyard Axe Throwing League (BATL) Black Lives Matter post, the company is now strengthen

Popular coffee chain just shut down all Toronto New! 2020-07-11 02:55:08Another business in Toronto has been wiped out entirely by COVID-19, this time a coffee chain. JJ Bean has its origins in Vancouver and has close

People keep warning about the dangers of the New! 2020-07-11 02:41:50It's a tale as old as time: the Scarborough Bluffs are dangerous. Yet sometimes it seems like people need a constant reminder to be careful around th

Gladstone Avenue in Toronto is named after someone New! 2020-07-11 02:34:06Many street names, town names and statues in Toronto and beyond have been under intense scrutiny the past few months over ties to racism and slav

Canada's Wonderland and other amusement parks start to New! 2020-07-11 02:29:52Canada's Wonderland could be opening as part of Stage 3 in Ontario. But after months of closure the amusement park will welcome back visitors fo

10 cocktails you need to drink in Toronto New! 2020-07-11 02:07:28Cocktails to drink in Toronto this summer are being exclusively enjoyed on patios, which isn't entirely a bad thing. Show a local bar or restaurant s

Toronto's newest beer garden brings life back to New! 2020-07-11 02:02:35For months Toronto's most popular dog-friendly brewery was eerily quiet. Black Lab Brewing, like all other bars, was forced to close its ma

These are the farmers' markets still operating in New! 2020-07-11 01:54:20Farmers' markets in Toronto are still operating during summer 2020 on a weekly basis, even if lots of them have moved online or, sadly, been cancelle

People in Toronto keep losing sleep because of New! 2020-07-11 01:54:17Residents across Toronto can't take the constant construction noise anymore. "It's 2:36 in the morning and I am having another sleepless night

Someone just put a sofa in the middle New! 2020-07-11 01:47:32If you happened to be in the area of King Street West and Bathurst Street earlier this week, you may have seen something interesting go

Toronto just got its first spa for babies New! 2020-07-11 01:32:38Giggling babies floating in water is the healing mental image we all need right now, and it's a reality at Snuggles n Bubbles, Toronto's first

Toronto just just released new information about every New! 2020-07-10 20:21:08Toronto Public Health just released new individual-level COVID-19 data in order to help people examine the pandemic's trends over time, and it'


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