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Every U.S. state is accumulating new virus cases 2020-07-15 17:58:20Our interactive map puts the pace of America's coronavirus outbreak in startling perspective The post Every U.S. state is accumulating new virus case

Will Justin Trudeau sit down for some midsummer 2020-07-15 10:27:45Politics Insider for July 15: The opposition unites in its desire to question the PM, Trump has his own memory of a call with Trudeau and is Canada re

Coronavirus in Canada: These charts show how our 2020-07-15 09:30:47Alberta’s premier cites the province’s downward trend in COVID-19 cases despite lighter reopening restrictions than in other provinces. Al

Canada is not the regionally divided country it’s 2020-07-14 17:54:03Put 100 Albertans in a room with 100 Quebecers and you'd be shocked how many can find someone from the other province who agrees with them on big iss

After Justin Trudeau’s apology, are WE out of 2020-07-14 09:25:11Politics Insider for July 14: The PM says he should have recused himself from WE matters, Leslyn Lewis pitches herself to Tory faithful and Trudeau ta

Western separatism has been cooling despite Trudeau’s re-election: 2020-07-14 05:00:23A newly released survey suggests more Albertans looked favourably on the rest of Canada than a year earlier—and that was before COVID struck The

United WE stood, divided WE falls 2020-07-13 11:27:42Politics Insider for July 13: Bill Morneau gets dragged into the WE controversy, Ontario enters stage 3 of reopening and Zellers pranks Peter MacKay T

A glimpse at what school might look like 2020-07-09 17:43:23Half-capacity classrooms, hand-washing stations, sparse playgrounds. B.C’s resumption of classes has given the rest of the country a chance to s

The RCMP is broken 2020-07-09 14:18:27The iconic force is fraying under the strain of its rural policing model, tragic mistakes, an ugly past and a controversial present The post The RCMP

A $343-billion midsummer news bonanza hits Ottawa. But 2020-07-09 09:04:25Politics Insider for July 9: Bill Morneau's fiscal 'snapshot' sets an 'unprecedented' record, the auditor general drops some scrutiny and Jagmeet

There’s no putting a shine on Canada’s fiscal 2020-07-08 14:51:11Bill Morneau's 'fiscal snapshot' predicts a $343-billion deficit—nearly 16 per cent of the country's annual GDP The post There’s no pu

Lost deportees, lapsed loans, late army rations: highlights 2020-07-08 12:51:36Canada's spending watchdog found the Canada Border Services Agency and—surprise—the military had a lot of trouble delivering on their del

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Toronto Liberal MP resigns to helm Jewish human New! 2020-08-04 17:57:10Toronto MP Michael Levitt is resigning his seat as a Liberal backbencher to take a job with a prominent Jewish human rights organization.

Fort McMurray spring flood caused $522 million in New! 2020-08-04 16:30:00Fort McMurray’s spring flood caused more than $520 million in insured damages, according to new numbers from the Insurance Bureau of Canada.

Ottawa keeps lid on company names, dollar amounts New! 2020-08-04 16:07:07The federal Liberals have given companies more than $5.8 billion in pandemic-related contracts for personal protective gear and medical supplies.

What learning might look like this fall at New! 2020-08-04 11:39:05Families with children in Canada's largest school board are getting a glimpse of what learning could be like once students return to class in Se

How one B.C. venue is blazing the trail New! 2020-08-04 10:02:39Alex Cuba wasn't planning to be a trailblazer for the future of Canada's live music scene, but his upcoming concerts may serve as a blueprint for th

Masks mandatory for all staff, students Grades 4-12 New! 2020-08-04 09:00:00Masks will be mandatory for all school staff and almost all Alberta students when they return to school in September, Education Minister Adr

Alberta, Ottawa reduce oilsands environmental monitoring budget due New! 2020-08-04 08:57:09Alberta has signed an agreement with the federal government that makes major cuts to environmental monitoring of the oilsands.

'Not a vacation': N.W.T. government has spent $2.7M 2020-08-04 06:00:00As of July 30, the N.W.T. government had seen 1,248 people check out of its isolation facilities in Yellowknife, Hay River, Inuvik and Fort Smith, wit

Unrealistic economic cheerleading is no solution to a 2020-08-04 04:00:00Despite enthusiasm from people like the U.S. president, hopes for a short, sharp downturn followed by recovery may have been thwarted by growing signs

Private Christian university says no sex outside heterosexual 2020-08-04 04:00:00A private Christian university in the Hamilton area is facing criticism from former students who say its policies are anti-LGBTQ and created a culture

Quebec shipyard is setting up an Arctic icebreaking 2020-08-04 04:00:00A Quebec shipyard in line to be the federal government's icebreaker-builder says it intends to establish a centre of excellence that will envision th

Identity fraud cases mean CERB benefits on hold 2020-08-04 04:00:00A Toronto woman is one of hundreds of Canadians who’ve had their identity stolen and used to apply for government benefits over the course of th

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City of Toronto staff member stabbed while on New! 2020-08-04 23:39:19A Toronto Paramedics spokesperson said the woman suffered serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.

Body of Alberta man recovered in Okanagan Lake New! 2020-08-04 23:22:58The 33-year-old man failed to resurface while cliff jumping near Rattlesnake Island on Saturday afternoon, RCMP said in a news release.

Saskatchewan government not proceeding with WE contract, education New! 2020-08-04 21:20:58Gordon Wyant said the Saskatchewan government will not be proceeding with executing a contract with the WE Charity.

Saskatoon city council changes mail-in voting rules New! 2020-08-04 21:12:02Saskatoon city council voted to allow online registration and to relax the requirements for who can be a witness on an application.

Canada sees 343 new coronavirus cases as global New! 2020-08-04 20:58:52Provincial and territorial health authorities also confirmed another 11 people have died as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Shuswap houseboat destroyed in overnight fire; Alberta family New! 2020-08-04 19:53:54A witness said the 21 people aboard the houseboat escaped safely.

Saskatchewan wildfire crews focus on flood fight and New! 2020-08-04 19:47:18Saskatchewan personnel are spending less time fighting fires and more time dealing with the coronavirus and the provincial flood fight.

Canada to release mask guidelines for children, recommend New! 2020-08-04 19:33:37Tam said "layers of protection" would be needed in order to ensure it would be safe for kids to return to school in the fall.

Edmonton liquor store employee faces racist tirade after New! 2020-08-04 19:32:39A video circulating online captures the man making racist remarks to a store employee.

Police investigating incidents believed to be ‘hate-motivated’ crimes New! 2020-08-04 19:27:44In a news release Tuesday, officers said they believe the incidents are potentially "hate-motivated crimes" towards the city's LGBTQ2 population.

Edmonton Public Library opening more services as part New! 2020-08-04 18:10:12The Edmonton Public Library is reopening more services as part of its COVID-19 relaunch plan.

Carbon monoxide poisoning suspected in deaths of 2 New! 2020-08-04 17:36:09Princeton RCMP say they received a report of a Pitt Meadows woman and a Tulameen man found lying on the floor of a shower shed on Monday night.

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Alberta Hells Angel extorted and attacked former B.C. New! 2020-08-04 23:04:15Angel and two associates convicted of several offences in B.C. Supreme Court trial

COVID-19: Air Canada denies it is not providing New! 2020-08-04 22:16:22An Air Canada spokesperson told Postmedia News that the airline was “baffled” by Dr. Bonnie Henry’s comments.

COVID-19: B.C. government permits online payment for cannabis New! 2020-08-04 22:15:01Provincial government also considering proposals to allow private retailers to make home deliveries of recreational cannabis

COVID-19 poll: British Columbians maintain a mid-pandemic sense New! 2020-08-04 22:00:47The degree of those good feelings, though, are based on how old you are

Gangster Jarrod Bacon must live in a halfway New! 2020-08-04 21:51:43A member of the Red Scorpion gang with close ties to the Hells Angels, Bacon has breached previous conditions after being released, says Ontario board

B.C. paramedics respond to record-breaking number of overdoses New! 2020-08-04 21:50:17During the month of July 2020, paramedics were called out to 2,706 overdoses – approximately 87 overdoses a day – across the province, acc

$74 million in gov't aid needed for fairs New! 2020-08-04 21:48:54At the beginning of June, CAFE says it sought $49 million to support the continuity of 733 fairs and exhibitions and is now requesting an additional $

Locally connected business appear to be weathering COVID-19 New! 2020-08-04 21:47:45Neighbourhood income does not appear to have much to do with survivability of local businesses

COVID-19: YVR flight numbers plummet, leaving area ‘dead New! 2020-08-04 21:21:47‘Now you hear a lot more birds,’ says Valerie Taylor. ’And the float planes and helicopters, you notice them now’

Matthew Lombardi and Max Seltzer: U.S.-led monetary policy will New! 2020-08-04 21:00:25OPINION: The latest program rolled out by the U.S. Federal Reserve includes purchasing the debt of healthy companies in no need of rescue.

Evacuation alert issued due to wildfire north of 2020-08-03 23:23:53The Dry Lake wildfire is the most serious in B.C.

Latest oil tanker statistics show no visits to 2020-08-03 23:08:45Eight oil shipments to China in April, May and June — but none in July.

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SQ investigating wave of suspicious fires in Eastern New! 2020-08-04 09:11:10A mobile command post has been set up in Bury as investigators try to glean information about six fires.

Fearing COVID-19 spike, Kahnawake delays reopening of bars, New! 2020-08-04 09:01:10While Quebec is allowing gatherings of up to 250 people in some public venues, Kahnawake is sticking with a 50-person limit.

Quebecers hard hit by COVID-19 likelier to accept New! 2020-08-04 08:40:38The series of polls indicates a sizeable minority of Quebecers, including health care workers, believes in common conspiracy theories.

While you were sleeping: Was it a nightmare New! 2020-08-04 08:34:05Why not both?

Two men injured in car crash in Saint-Laurent New! 2020-08-04 07:59:27Investigators have yet to establish why the driver lost control of the car, which jumped the median and hit a trailer.

'Don't hesitate to get tested,' health minister urges New! 2020-08-04 07:43:52'I ask the general population, whether you went on holiday or not,' to test for the virus if you have breached protocol, Christian Dubé said.

In the Habs' Room: 'Our best players weren't New! 2020-08-04 07:42:34The Canadiens squandered a vintage Carey Price performance in Game 2, going 0-for-3 on the power play with only one shot on goal.

U.S. startup BusPatrol to open R&D centre in 2020-08-04 06:00:43BusPatrol installs its cameras on school buses to record dangerous driver behaviour in other vehicles, such as illegal passing.

Montreal weather: Chance of thundershowers 2020-08-04 06:00:26Rain and the possibility of a thunderstorm.

Port kicks off contractor selection process for Contrecoeur 2020-08-04 06:00:09Port of Montreal officials aren't letting the pandemic-induced slowdown get in the way of a planned multimillion-dollar expansion.

Verdun Hospital building temporary extension to alleviate bed 2020-08-03 17:36:02The structure, which is expected to cost $32 million, is due to open in early 2021.

Remnants of Hurricane Isaias to gust through Quebec 2020-08-03 17:23:29The storm system will pack winds of up to 65 kilometres per hour.

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‘Felt like an earthquake’: Resident describes blast that New! 2020-08-04 22:33:16The massive explosion rocked Beirut Tuesday, flattening much of the city’s port, damaging buildings across the capital and sending a giant mushr

Mask petition sent to Chatham-Kent’s council; mayor stands New! 2020-08-04 22:24:17A two-thirds vote would be needed to put a motion on the table without notice, and a majority vote would be needed to pass.

Students to return to class, if parents want, New! 2020-08-04 22:12:55John Howitt, director of education for the Lambton-Kent District School Board (LKDSB), said final plans will be shared the week of Aug. 10 for the sch

COVID Alert app a help even if it New! 2020-08-04 21:32:00Critics say that will leave out poorer and older Canadians, who are more likely to use older devices and suffer worse effects from the virus.

Saskatchewan plans for ‘normal’ return to school, masks New! 2020-08-04 21:27:16Schools are to have dedicated quarantine areas, where symptomatic students can go before they are picked up by parents. Recesses, lunch breaks and cla

Surface of Mars shows scars of glaciers just New! 2020-08-04 16:03:45The study says many of the valley networks carved into the surface of Mars were formed by water melting beneath glacial ice. It means there were fewer

Two security breaches affects health information of 211 New! 2020-08-04 15:28:43The health authority says it is in the process of contacting all of the individuals by letter after their information was “inappropriately acces

TikTok sale puts Canada between Trump and China, New! 2020-08-04 15:05:42Experts say Canada is once again being pressured to take sides in a debate about digital technology that seems driven more by politics than by policy.

Nova Scotia police watchdog investigating after police officer New! 2020-08-04 13:31:10The Serious Incident Response Team says it will investigate the incident late Monday in which a New Glasgow Regional Police officer used a firearm whi

Alberta mandates masks for most students, all staff New! 2020-08-04 13:09:10Education Minister Adriana LaGrange announced Tuesday that students in Grades 4 to 12 and all staff will be required to wear masks in common areas, ha

Alberta, Ottawa reduce oilsands environmental monitoring budget due New! 2020-08-04 08:24:07The deal lays out research plans for this year’s field season under a federal-provincial program that oversees all monitoring of the area outsid

Court challenge of Newfoundland and Labrador’s COVID-19 travel New! 2020-08-04 07:59:07Halifax resident Kim Taylor and the Canadian Civil Liberties Association filed a claim in Newfoundland and Labrador’s Supreme Court in May, clai

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Tornado watch in effect for Toronto as severe New! 2020-08-04 18:03:44A large swath of the Greater Toronto Area has been put under a tornado watch as atmospheric conditions prove favourable for "the development of thund

Toronto ice cream joint Dutch Dreams can't escape New! 2020-08-04 17:48:32With temperatures in Toronto soaring as of late, ice cream parlours in the city are absolutely thriving in the peak of their best season, pandemi

Escape rooms reopening in Toronto for people within New! 2020-08-04 17:39:02We could all use a little escape from reality right now, and Toronto's escape rooms are reopening to help out with that. Immersive, Insta-worthy

It’s going to feel hotter than 30 C New! 2020-08-04 17:18:35The weather in Toronto has been all over the place in recent weeks, with the city's skies constantly switching back and forth from the beating hot su

Monster-themed ice cream chain opening first Toronto location New! 2020-08-04 17:10:18Shaved ice cream with googly eyes and adorable mochi balls are coming to Toronto next week. The Taiwanese brand Roji Monster, which specializes i

Doug Ford says 10 person social circles unlikely New! 2020-08-04 15:40:10It's going to be an exceptionally quiet holiday season in Ontario this year, for better or for worse, if Premier Doug Ford is right about how long we

Toronto's favourite comedy bar is reopening with lots New! 2020-08-04 15:38:18The city's beloved Comedy Bar has announced it will be reopening to the public this Friday, Aug. 7, and a number of measures are being impl

Bike lane separators flattened by cars less than New! 2020-08-04 14:37:05It's been less than two weeks since the city installed protective barriers shaped like ocean waves along the temporary Bloor Street bike lane, a

This is what opening weekend on King West New! 2020-08-04 14:02:06Toronto officially entered Stage 3 of reopening on Friday, and that means bars and restaurants across the city were allowed to reopen for indoor dinin

How to become a virtual fan in the New! 2020-08-04 13:42:39The NBA season has finally resumed after nearly five months of pandemic-mandated downtime, thrilling fans who can get more involved in

Two more international flights with cases of COVID-19 New! 2020-08-04 13:13:23Despite the fact that Canada's borders are closed to most non-essential international travel, new cases of COVID-19 continue to arrive in Toront

Toronto cafe permanently closes after only a year New! 2020-08-04 11:35:48An adorable Toronto coffee shop that opened barely over a year ago has announced they are now closing for good.Elvy & Flo was known for its delici


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