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COVID-19 In Sask: 76 New Cases, 41 Recoveries, 22 In Hospital Friday

Canada's News

Saskatchewan is reporting 76 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday. The spots with the highest number of new cases are the Saskatoon area with 34 and the north central zone with 19. The province says some new cases in Saskatoon and Prince Albert are linked to known cases and clusters, but others appear to be from unknown community transmissions.

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Auto Shops On P.E.I. Seeing Early Rush To Get Winter Tires On

Canada's News

Auto shops on the Island are busy a little earlier than normal this fall putting on winter tires. Some shops say the rush to book started about two and a half weeks ago. Ernie Stanley, manager of Coast Tire in Charlottetown, said the rush may have something to do with the global pandemic. "Never been busy so early before," he said.

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Coronavirus CDPHE: Colorado Could Exceed Hospitalization Peak In Two Weeks Ryan Osborne 2:30 PM, Oct 30, 2020

The Globe And Mail

DENVER — The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment on Friday released a data modeling report that showed Colorado is likely to exceed its April peak of hospitalizations in the next two weeks and could exceed its intensive care capacity in January, if current COVID-19 trends hold.

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Montreal's Temporary Housing Solutions Met With Skepticism From Tent City Residents, Opposition

CTV News Barrie

MONTREAL -- Montreal's mayor is encouraging people living in a tent city to use new shelters for the winter – but many of them say they don't want to leave. The tent city on Notre-Dame St. E has grown from a dozen tents when it first appeared in August to now over 100.

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More Than 50 Students Told To Self-isolate After Outbreak At Scarborough School

CTV News Barrie

TORONTO -- Toronto Public Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak in one wing of a Scarborough elementary school in the wake of nine staff and two students testing positive for the disease cause by the novel coronavirus. TDSB spokesperson Ryan Bird tells CP24 that all but one of the 11 cases at....

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Syrian Refugee Dies From COVID-19 While Pursuing Better Life For Family In Alberta

CTV News Barrie

LETHBRIDGE, ALTA. -- A Syrian refugee who relocated his family from his homeland to southern Alberta in pursuit of a better life, has died from COVID-19 before fulfilling his dream of becoming a Canadian citizen. Majd Yared moved to Lethbridge in 2016 after his home and business in Syria were bombed.

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Montreal COVID-19 Case Numbers Steady But School Outbreaks On The Rise, Surgeries Being Delayed

Canada's News

The spread of COVID-19 in Montreal has hit a plateau of roughly 250 new cases a day, but some pockets of the city are harder hit than others and 93 schools are experiencing outbreaks. One school, Ali Ibn Abi Talib in Ahuntsic-Cartierville, even had to close for two weeks as of Thursday, announced Montreal's public health director, Dr.

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Chartwell Says COVID-19 Outbreak At Ancaster Long-term Care Home Has Grown To 34 Cases

Canada's News

A COVID-19 outbreak at a nursing home in Ancaster has grown to 34 cases, according to the company that runs the facility. A spokesperson for Chartwell Retirement Residences says 19 people living at Willowgrove Long Term Care and 15 staff members have tested positive for the virus as of Friday.

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Manitoba Goes On Orange Alert, Winnipeg Is On Red

Radio-Canada

Cinema and concert halls will be closed.

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Wood Buffalo Community Foundation Taking Part In $40,000 Fund For Gender Equality

Toronto Star

The Wood Buffalo Community Foundation (WBCF) is taking part in thge Fund for Gender Equality, which will grant a total of $40,000 to local organizations advancing gender equality throughout 2021 and 2022. The grant program is in partnership with Community Foundations of Canada (CFC) and the Equality....

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Edmonton Bakery Provides Job Opportunities For Young People: ‘It’s A New Chance’

Global News

A local bakery, run out of a church in Old Strathcona, is satisfying your sweet tooth while teaching life skills to youth. TYP TOP BAKERY is tucked inside Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Old Strathcona. Inside, three to four employees—under the guidance of a professionally trained baker—work to complete various orders around Edmonton.

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Coronavirus: Hamilton Reports 15 New COVID-19 Cases, Three More At LTC Homes

Global News

The region has had 2,156 cases since the pandemic began. The latest death reported on Friday is connected to Tansley Woods in which six have died at the retirement facility since the outbreak began on Oct. 3. The outbreak involves 33 residents and eight staff cases, as well as two cases under....

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Coronavirus: Bowman Calls On Winnipeggers To ‘redouble Efforts’ To Contain Spread Of COVID-19

Global News

. Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman called the rise in COVID-19 case numbers in Manitoba a “stark reminder” for everyone in the province to help limit the spread of the virus, and called on Winnipeggers to “redouble” their efforts in following health guidelines such as mask-wearing and physical distancing.

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Winnipeg Closing Rec Centres, Pools, Arenas, Libraries Under New Coronavirus Restrictions

Global News

Winnipeg is moving quickly to close city-run facilities after the province announced stricter COVID-19 restrictions for the city and surrounding area Friday. Shortly after Manitoba health officials said the Metro Winnipeg area will move to the red, or critical, level on the province’s pandemic....

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Coronavirus: Front-line Workers Who Left LTC Homes In May Won’t Come Back, Commission Hears

Global News

Many of the personal support workers who left Ontario’s long-term care system in the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic due to poor pay and lack of full-time jobs have not returned, an independent commission has heard. Sharleen Stewart, the head of SEIU Healthcare – the largest union in the....

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‘A Tough Day For Manitoba Business’: Reactions To COVID-19 News

Global News

Manitoba’s top doctor announced the tightened restrictions at a live update Friday. “We have pleaded with Manitobans to follow the fundamentals and to significantly reduce their contacts, and the numbers continue in the wrong direction,” said Dr. Brent Roussin, Manitoba’s chief public officer of health.

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COVID-19 Could Make Transition To Standard Time Smoother, Say Experts

Toronto Star

Just when you thought 2020 couldn’t get any darker, the end of daylight time this weekend will make dusk come one hour earlier. Much of Canada is set to turn back the clocks at 2 a.m. on Sunday, giving people an extra hour of sleep in exchange for darker evenings as winter sets in.

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Coronavirus: Winnipeg Introduces Temporary Closures Of City-owned Facilities

Global News

. Jay Shaw, assistant chief of Winnipeg’s emergency management centre, said Friday that the city would suspend all recreation and leisure programs, and introduce temporary closures of city-owned recreation facilities, as well as gyms, indoor pools and libraries.

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Sponsored Content News News COVID-19: A Major Step Forward For The Creation Of A Vaccine In Trois-Rivières 3:24 P.m.

Le Soleil

The company, which first specializes in the production of probiotics for plants, a product that it will soon export around the world, has chosen to rely on its expertise in probiotics in order to develop this revolutionary vaccine.

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Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean Turns Red

Le Soleil

Starting Monday, November 2.

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WARMINGTON: Time To Get Your Poppy? Or A Poppy Mask?

The Toronto Sun

Move over traditional poppy with the pin that easily comes loose and falls to the ground. You have company. If you can’t sell them, merchandise them? It seems the poppy many seem to not wear in modern times has gone digital and virtual in 2020. In this COVID-19 pandemic year, it’s especially complicated to have veterans out with their poppy boxes.

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Updates For The U Of A Community, Week Ending October 30

Posted: October 30, 2:00 p.m. Mandatory 15-person limit for in-person social gatherings. Currently, Edmonton and surrounding communities are seeing a rapid rise in active COVID-19 cases. As a result, the Government of Alberta has announced additional mandatory and voluntary public health measures . As of Oct.

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P.E.I. Judge Says COVID-19 Symptoms, Tests Causing Delays In Provincial Court

Canada's News

A P.E.I. provincial court judge says he's noticed an increase in missed court appearances recently, with many accused people saying — through their lawyers — that they have symptoms of COVID-19, or are awaiting coronavirus test results. Judge Jeff Lantz says it got to the point where he decided to hold a special sitting to try and address it.

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Yukon Health Officer Reports First COVID-19 Death

Ottawa Citizen

WHITEHORSE — Yukon has reported its first death from COVID-19 after an outbreak in the small community of Watson Lake. Chief medical health officer Dr. Brendan Hanley says the person who died was "older" and had underlying health conditions. The person died at home on Thursday after showing signs of recovery about two weeks after being infected.

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A Gymnasium Fined In Quebec

La Presse

Not all fitness center owners have given up on defying sanitation measures.

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Iowa City Bar Accused Of Violating COVID-19 Public Health Orders

The Gazette

IOWA CITY — A downtown Iowa City bar is accused of violating Gov. Kim Reynolds’ COVID-19 public health disaster orders. According to the Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division. on Oct. 24, Players Sports Bar & Grill, 219 Iowa Ave., violated the public health emergency declaration by failing to maintain....

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Lethbridge, Alta. Leads The Country In Crime Severity, StatCan Says

CTV News Barrie

CALGARY -- New data from Statistics Canada has grim news for a bustling city in southern Alberta. The agency released its results of the Crime Severity Index (CSI) on Friday, a measure that looks at all police-reported crime and weighs it against volume and seriousness of the offences. This year's data put Lethbridge, Alta.

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76 New COVID-19 Cases Lifts Sask. Total Above 3,000

CTV News Barrie

REGINA -- Saskatchewan reported 76 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, bringing the provincial total cases above 3,000. Of the 3,066 total cases, 742 are considered active. An additional 41 people recovered from the virus on Friday. In a release, the province said two new cases are in the far northwest,....

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Blenheim Church COVID-19 Outbreak Connected To 31 Cases: CK Public Health

CTV News Barrie

WINDSOR, ONT. -- A COVID-19 outbreak at a Blenheim church has been linked to 31 cases of the virus including three people who are currently in hospital. The church has closed its doors for two weeks due to a COVID-19 positive case which has since been connected to 19 initial cases and 12 close contact transmissions.

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Two New COVID-19 Cases Confirmed In Thunder Bay Area

Canada's News

Two new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the Thunder Bay area, the city's health unit said Friday. (Evan Tsuyoshi Mitsui/CBC) Two new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the Thunder Bay area, the Thunder Bay District Health Unit said Friday. Both people were exposed to the virus through travel, and are self-isolating.

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Oil Prices Record Their Worst Week Since April

La Presse

Oil prices ended on a false note on Friday, concluding the worst week in five months for the black gold market, concerned about sluggish demand and lack of response from major producing countries.

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Winnipeg Switches To Code Red As Manitoba Announces 480 New Cases

Radio-Canada

"This pandemic is the pandemic of the decade," recalls Chief Medical Officer of Health Brent Roussin, as he announces additional restrictions to counter COVID-19.

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SNC-Lavalin Group's $85.1-million Q3 Loss Linked To Lawsuit, COVID Precautions

Ottawa Citizen

MONTREAL — SNC-Lavalin Group Inc.'s latest financial results were hurt by COVID-19's impact on productivity at some of its projects as well as an unexpectedly expensive arbitration decision. The Montreal-based engineering company on Friday reported a third-quarter loss of $85.1 million, or 48 cents per diluted share.

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Child Exploitation Investigations On The Rise: Peterborough Police

Global News

So far this year, the Peterborough Police Service has been involved in 84 internet child exploitation investigations that have lead to charges. Detective Sgt. Josh McGrath tells Global News the service’s Internet Child Exploitation Unit (ICE) is involved in even more investigations that are ongoing. “We’ve seen a lot more child luring incidents.

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COVID-19 Restrictions Changing For All Of Manitoba After Record-shattering Day

CTV Canada

WINNIPEG -- The Winnipeg Metro Region is being moved to the red or critical restriction level, and it is not the only area of the province seeing changes to their current restrictions. Dr. Brent Roussin, the province's chief public health officer, also announced that the rest of the province, which....

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Olymel Reports Second Meat Plant In Quebec Hit By COVID-19 Outbreak

Global News

Quebec food-processing company Olymel says it doesn’t plan to close either of its two plants in the province dealing with COVID-19 outbreaks. A hog-slaughter facility in Princeville, Que., northeast of Montreal, reported 14 infections among workers on Thursday, and a plant in Quebec’s Beauce region,....

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Kingston-area Public Health Reporting New Case Of COVID-19

Global News

Read more: Positive case of COVID-19 La Salle Secondary School in Kingston: LDSB Thursday, a male between the ages of 10 and 19 was the only person in the region to test positive for the virus. That same day, Limestone District School Board announced a positive case at La Salle Intermediate and Secondary School.

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Canadian Rangers Deployed To Neskantaga First Nation During Water Crisis: Miller

The Toronto Sun

Minister of Indigenous Services Marc Miller, left, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau provide an update on the COVID-19 pandemic during a press conference in Ottawa on Friday, Oct. 30, 2020. Miller says Canadian Rangers should be on the ground at Neskantaga First Nation today.

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Editorial: Reopening Ottawa's Shuttered Businesses Requires Clearer Rules For When To Close Them

Ottawa Citizen

It’s not straightforward. First, the data also show we don’t know where about half our local cases originate; when Medical Officer of Health Dr. Vera Etches admitted, nearly a month ago, that testing and contact-tracing was “nearly broken,” she wasn’t kidding. Second, other factors matter too, such as hospitalizations and deaths.

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Sask. Experts Worried About Exponential Growth After Spike In COVID-19

Canada's News

Two medical experts say they're worried about the rising number of COVID-19 cases across Saskatchewan. On Thursday, the province announced 82 new cases of COVID-19, breaking the single-day record. Saskatoon had the most new cases at 37. Dr. Anne Huang, the province's former deputy medical health....

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Federal COVID-19 Update: Aid For Indigenous Communities, New Modelling Data

CPAC

At a news conference on Parliament Hill, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau provides an update on the federal government’s response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) pandemic. He is joined by federal ministers Marc Miller (Indigenous services) and Ahmed Hussen (families, children and social development), as well as Dr.

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Spooky Things To Do In Hamilton This Halloween Weekend

Canada's News

This weekend brings the scary, spooky and spine-tingling holiday of Halloween — but it likely won't be the same as years prior. The jack-o-lanterns will still sit outside, but most people will be staying indoors. But that doesn't mean there aren't ways to celebrate the ghoulish day.

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Quebec Police Dissolve Illegal Friends' Party

For the first time in the pandemic, the Quebec police on Thursday executed a telewarrant to dissolve a party of friends in the face of the total lack of collaboration of the ten offenders who were gathered illegally in a home, which could result in

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Trudeau "hopes" Canada To Avoid National Lockdown

La Presse

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau "hopes" that the country will not be plunged, once again, into national lockdown.

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COVID-19: Transport Canada Extends Ban On Cruise Ships To End Of February

The Vancouver Sun

Port of Vancouver spokesperson Arpen Rana said Friday that Vancouver’s cruise season begins in April and concludes in October, so they can’t speculate on the revenue impact for 2021 but said the port supports the decision. “As a Canada Port Authority, we support and follow the direction of Transport....

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Dresden Native's Research Identifies First COVID-19 Positive Dog In Canada

Chatham Daily News

A Dresden native and University of Guelph professor’s study has led to the first confirmed case of a COVID-19 positive dog in Canada. Prof. Scott Weese, now a part of the University of Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College, has been looking into how COVID-19 is transmitted between humans and pets since the start of the pandemic.

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Health Transfers Provinces Demand Date For Meeting Promised By Ottawa

La Presse

Lina Dib The Canadian Press.

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McFarland Will Make Use Of Extra Time As Frontenacs Wait For Shortened Season

Thewhig

Kingston Frontenacs general manager and head coach Paul McFarland said he and his staff will not sit idle while waiting for the shortened, 40-game 2020-21 season, officially announced by the Ontario Hockey League on Thursday, to begin. “We’ll use the additional time that we have to help us prepare for the season.

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Nine New COVID-19 Cases Listed Across Simcoe County, Plus One New Death

CTV News Barrie

BARRIE, ONT. -- Public health is reporting nine new cases of COVID-19 across Simcoe County on Friday, plus one new virus-related death. Another senior has died after becoming infected with COVID-19, bringing Simcoe Muskoka's death toll to 50. The senior was a resident at Simcoe Manor, a long-term....

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How A Long-lost Canoe's 'bittersweet' Return Could Help Revive A Traditional Craft In A Sask. Cree Community

CTV News Barrie

SASKATOON -- A hand-made canoe crafted in the early 1970s by a master builder in northern Saskatchewan has made its journey home after being stored somewhere unexpected for decades. Isabelle Hardlotte remembers being 11-years-old and watching her grandparents, Isaiah and Annie Roberts, build a....

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Ways To Celebrate Halloween Safely And Indoors This Year

City News

Halloween hay bales with protective masks are shown at the Markham Fairgrounds during the COVID-19 pandemic in Markham on Oct. 19, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette. Hallo-week is well underway, but the real treat is the day of Halloween. This year for some areas in Ontario, traditional....

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COVID-19: Doug Ford Wants To Reduce Restrictions On Businesses In Hot Zones

Radio-Canada

The plan will aim to re-allow certain hot zone activities afterwards when the 28-day restrictions imposed by the government expire on November 7.

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If 2020 Is Like 2000, Trump Believes He’s Got The Votes

Toronto Star

This copy is for your personal non-commercial use only. To order presentation-ready copies of Toronto Star content for distribution to colleagues, clients or customers, or inquire about permissions/licensing, please go to: WASHINGTON - More than 81 million Americans have already voted in the....

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Council To Start Meeting In Person Again

Toronto Star

The Town of Witless Bay is looking at meeting in person once again. “Since March, and the onset of the COVID-19 global pandemic, every aspect of our normal way of life has been changed and impacted. The operations of the Town of Witless Bay have been impacted as well,” said Mayor Dermon Moran.

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Why Coronavirus Hospitalization Rates Are Lower So Far In The Second Wave

Global News

Currently, more than 1,100 Canadians are hospitalized with COVID-19 , according to provincial government statistics. Earlier this year, there were as many as 3,000 at a time. Similarly, while the national death toll has hit 10,000 and continues to rise, fewer deaths are occurring daily than in the first wave.

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19 New COVID-19 Cases Reported In Waterloo Region, Total Rises To 2,133

Global News

Waterloo Public Health reported 19 new positive tests for the coronavirus on Friday bringing the total number of cases in the region to 2,133. This pushes the average number of new cases for the past seven days to 12.86. This pushes the total number of active cases back up to 98, including nine....

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‘Maybe It Will Make Somebody Smile’: N.B. Baker Bakes Bread For Those In Need Amid COVID-19

Global News

While working overnights making bread, MacNair said, she started thinking about countless people who have lost their jobs amid COVID-19 who may no longer have the luxury of accessing fresh baked goods. “I have been so thankful that I can continue to work, that I am not affected that way.

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Concordia University’s Institute For Investigative Journalism Joins Global Investigative Journalism Network October 30, 2020

Concordia

The Institute for Investigative Journalism at Concordia University is among 20 new member organizations from 14 countries accepted into the (GIJN) this year. Founded in 2003, the GIJN is an international association of journalism organizations that support the training and sharing of information....

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'Have To Get Things Under Control:' Manitoba Brings Back Tougher COVID Restrictions

Ottawa Citizen

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government is ordering many businesses to close, limiting hospital visits, and capping attendance at religious services after a record daily increase in COVID-19 cases. The province reported 480 new infections Friday. It's more than double the previous daily record, although....

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Premiers Call On PM To Schedule Meeting On Health Funding Without Delay

Ottawa Citizen

OTTAWA — Canada's premiers are growing impatient with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's failure to schedule a meeting to discuss their demand for at least $28 billion more each year for health care. Trudeau agreed in early September to hold a virtual first ministers' meeting dedicated to the subject....

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COVID-19: Vancouver Residents Asked To Call 311 To Report Halloween Parties

The Vancouver Sun

Article content. Vancouver residents are being reminded ahead of Halloween that reports of large gatherings or parties, which are not allowed under a new COVID-19 rules, should be reported to 311 and not 911. This follows an order this week from provincial health officer Dr.

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Klondike 2020 Prize Winners Announced

Today at RCMP Headquarters, prize draws were held for those who had purchased Klondike 2020 grand prize tickets and for admission ticket holders who gave permission for their tickets to be included for a prize draw. The event was cancelled due to Covid-19. Please see the list of prizes and winners below.

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Yukon Reports 1st COVID-19-related Death, In Watson Lake

Canada's News

Yukon is reporting its first COVID-19-related death. A person from Watson Lake died on Thursday, said Yukon's Chief Medical Officer Dr. Brendan Hanley at a news conference on Friday morning. Hanley said the individual was "older" and had "significant underlying medical conditions." "Today I mourn with Watson Lake and with all of you," said Hanley.

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Trick-or-treating Is 'an Extremely Low Risk' Activity Under COVID-19, Expert Says

Canada's News

Dr. Martha Fulford says getting COVID from touching wrapped candy is highly unlikely. (Hamilton Health Sciences) How safe is it for kids to go out trick or treating this year? And that, of course, is the core question. We have learned a lot about COVID since March, obviously, and one of the good....

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Canada's COVID-19 Alert App Updated To Include More Precise Exposure Information

Canada's News

The COVID Alert app exchanges random codes via Bluetooth with nearby phones which have the app installed. Updates now allow the app to notify users of potential exposure to cases from the start date of a user's symptoms or test date. (Evan Mitsui/CBC) Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the COVID....

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Bradford District High School Confirms 3rd COVID-19 Case

CTV News Barrie

BARRIE, ONT. -- The third case of COVID-19 has been confirmed at Bradford District High School. The school board reports one classroom has been closed as a result, but the school remains open. There are two active, positive cases. The board says the first individual to become infected with the virus recovered earlier this month.

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Here's What You Need To Know About Advance Polls For Regina's Municipal Election

CTV News Barrie

REGINA -- Advance polls for the City of Regina municipal election open on Monday. This election, residents can vote at any of the advanced poll locations, no matter where they live, they just need to bring their voter information card and identification. The city will also offer a drive-thru polling station.

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COVID-19 Restrictions Changing For All Of Manitoba

CTV News Barrie

WINNIPEG -- The Winnipeg Metro Region is being moved to the red or critical restriction level, and it is not the only area of the province that is seeing changes to their current restrictions. Dr. Brent Roussin, the province's chief provincial public health officer, also announced that the rest of....

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Ontario Premier Says Residents Now Interact With 50 To 100 People, Causing 'out Of Control' COVID-19 Contact Tracing

CTV News Barrie

TORONTO -- Premier Doug Ford says Ontario residents are now interacting with 50 to 100 people, making COVID-19 contact tracing very difficult. “What we did see when we did contact tracing at the beginning, we’d be able to contact 10 people and trace them.

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'Scare With Flair!' Halloween Haunts In Your Home Or On Foot In Ottawa

CTV News Barrie

OTTAWA -- This Halloween, if you would like to live in a haunted house, Glen Shackleton can arrange it. He can, at least, bring his version of "virtual haunting" into your home. Shackleton is the founder and CEO of Haunted Walks Ottawa . He’s earned a living scaring people, throughout the year, for....

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Hospitals Being Stretched In Winnipeg Due To COVID-19

CTV News Barrie

WINNIPEG -- The rising number of COVID-19 cases in Manitoba has resulted in less space in intensive care units, and changes are coming to hospitals as part of the new code red restrictions. Lanette Siragusa, the chief nursing officer with Shared Health, announced Friday that ICU capacity in Winnipeg....

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Possible Public COVID-19 Exposure At Surrey Restaurant, Health Authority Warns

CTV News Barrie

VANCOUVER -- A Surrey restaurant may have been the site of a public COVID-19 exposure, Fraser Health warned Friday. The notice was posted online in the morning, saying those who visited Hanaya Japanese Restaurant on multiple days earlier this month should self-monitor for symptoms of the disease.

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'We Can Learn From It': How A Long-lost Canoe's Return Could Help Revive A Traditional Craft In A Sask. Cree Community

CTV News Barrie

SASKATOON -- A hand-made canoe that was made in the early 1970s by a master builder in northern Saskatchewan has made its journey home after being stored somewhere unexpected for decades. Isabelle Hardlotte remembers being 11-years-old and watching her grandparents, Isaiah and Annie Roberts, build a....

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Wallbridge Advances Fenelon Project In Quebec

Mining

Wallbridge purchased Fenelon for $3.7 million in October 2016 from Balmoral Resources. The property contains the Gabbro, Tabasco-Cayenne, Area 51, and Ripley-Reaper mineralized zones. Gold mineralization on Fenelon was first discovered by Cyprus Canada Ltd. in 1988.

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Five Things To Watch For In The Canadian Business World In The Coming Week

Ottawa Citizen

TORONTO — Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week: September trade figures Statistics Canada to release international merchandise trade and trade in services figures for September on Wednesday. Canada's merchandise trade deficit narrowed to $2.

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Sponsored Content Hockey Hockey Hall Of Fame Inductees Postponed To 2021 2:48 P.m.

Le Soleil

TORONTO - The Hockey Hall of Fame has announced that there will be no new inductees in 2021, and the Class of 2020 will be honored in a ceremony next year.

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COVID Alert: 4.9 Million Downloads And 2,800 Alerts Since Launch [VIDEO]

Le Soleil

OTTAWA - Just over 2,800 Canadians have used the COVID Alert app to notify other users that they have tested positive for COVID-19.

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Sponsored Content COVID-19 CEGEP Teachers Disguised As "ZOOMbies" Express Their Dismay [VIDEO] 2:34 Pm

Le Soleil

“Ringed eyes, aching back, dull skin and the urge to growl”, it is with these comparisons specific to the living dead characters that a union representative illustrated the physical and mental state of her colleagues in the face of a crisis that

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Sponsored Content COVID-19 COVID-19 Sixteen New Cases In Gaspésie, With High Incidence In The MRC Of Bonaventure 1:56 P.m.

Le Soleil

CARLETON - The Public Health Department of Gaspésie and Îles-de-la-Madeleine reports 16 new cases of COVID-19 infection on its territory, including 10 in the MRC of Bonaventure, where the incidence is

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Comforting Activities For The Winter

Le Soleil

The City of Quebec wants to counter the cocktail "November, COVID and mental load" with forty comforting cultural and sporting activities free of charge for the population, in particular children, the elderly and the single people.

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Ottawa Targets More Than 1.2 Million New Permanent Residents In Three Years

Le Soleil

But it remains to be seen how realistic this plan is during a period marked by closed borders, a major economic downturn and reduced capacity within the federal government to process claims.

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9 New Coronavirus Cases, 1 Additional Death Confirmed In Simcoe Muskoka

Global News

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit confirmed nine new cases of the novel coronavirus and one additional death on Friday, bringing the local total number of cases up to 1,356, including 50 deaths. Two of the new cases are in Barrie, Ont., while two are in Bradford and two are in New Tecumseth.

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Atlantic Canada Universities Seeing Decline In Student Enrolment Due To COVID-19

Global News

A new survey indicates Atlantic Canada universities have experienced declines in domestic and international enrolment, mainly due to uncertainty around the COVID-19 pandemic. The Association of Atlantic Universities said Friday full-time enrolment is down 1.3 per cent over last year, and enrolment by full-time visa students declined by 6.

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Coronavirus: Ford Says Plan To Ease COVID-19 Restrictions Coming For Hot Spots

Global News

WATCH ABOVE: Ontario Premier Doug Ford on Friday said the increased COVID-19 measures that came into effect on Oct. 10 have been "working" and he has asked his health officials for a plan to safely allow businesses to start re-opening once the 28-day period is over.

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Yukon Update As Territory Reports Its First COVID-19 Related Death

CPAC

. In Whitehorse, Dr. Brendan Hanley, Yukon’s chief medical officer of health, provides an update on the territory’s response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) pandemic.

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Edmonton Pharmaceutical Aims To Start Human Trials Of COVID-19 Vaccine By End Of Year

Edmonton Journal

Entos CEO John Lewis said the partnership has allowed his company to grow from 12 employees at the start of the year to roughly 30. He said two vaccines have shown promise in animals and he’s hopeful they can be safely used in humans. “(API is) helping our vaccine program as we move it into clinical trials in the next coming weeks,” he said.

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Canada Artistic Swimming Plans To 'rip Off The Band-aid' To Create Better Environment

Canada's News

Canada Artistic Swimming says it plans to "rip off the band-aid" in a widespread effort to build a better culture and safer space for its athletes. The national sport organization released results of an independent investigation on Friday, after complaints of harassment and a culture of fear in the team's training centre in Montreal.

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Agreement On The Stability Of Beneficiary Attendant Positions Confirmed

La Presse

The agreement in principle that had been reached between the FTQ and Quebec to create permanent and stable patient care attendant positions was widely endorsed by the members.

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2 New Cases Of COVID-19 In N.S. As State Of Emergency Renewed

Canada's News

Nova Scotia reported two new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, both related to travel outside Atlantic Canada. Both cases were identified in the Northern Zone. One individual has been self-isolating as required. The other was not required to self-isolate under the Health Protection Act, but did so once....

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Ottawa Targets More Than 1.2 Million New Permanent Residents In Three Years

La Presse

Canada will seek to welcome 401,000 new permanent residents next year, a target which, if achieved, would constitute a historic high.

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O’Toole Lays Out Conservative Economic Plan Focused On Fighting Inequality Subscriber Content October 30 Updated

The Globe And Mail

“Middle-class Canada has been betrayed by the elites on every level: political elites, financial elites, cultural elites,” Mr. O’Toole said Friday. "Private sector union membership has collapsed... It may surprise you to hear a Conservative bemoan the decline of private sector union membership.

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If You've Got It, Haunt It: Montreal Man Creates COVID-19 Friendly Haunted House

CTV News Barrie

After receiving 300 people at the attraction last week, police officers told Trainor he’d be fined if he opened the haunted house again. Still, Trainor is determined to make this Halloween memorable. “Halloween has always been a passion of mine.” he said. “Growing up, we always had a decorated house.

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Ottawa Councillors Concerned About Early Morning, Late Night Construction Noise During COVID-19 Pandemic

CTV News Barrie

OTTAWA -- Two downtown Ottawa councillors warn the early-morning construction noise is having an impact on resident's mental health. Jeff Leiper and Catherine McKenney have introduced motion for the next Council meeting, asking the Ontario Government to return control of noise bylaws back to municipalities.

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Saskatoon Legions Hold Poppy Drive-thrus During Annual Campaign

CTV News Barrie

Mayor Charlie Clark receives the first poppy from Brent Wignes, chairman of Saskatoon Remembrance Day Citizen Committee. (Kaitlyn Schropp/CTV Saskatoon) SASKATOON -- Because of COVID-19, Legions in Saskatoon are holding a poppy drive-thru. The annual poppy campaign Friday, with Mayor Charlie Clark receiving the first poppy.

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Here's What You Need To Know About Advanced Polls For Regina's Municipal Election

CTV News Barrie

REGINA -- Advanced polls for the City of Regina municipal election open on Monday. This election, residents can vote at any of the advanced poll locations, no matter where they live, they just need to bring their voter information card and identification. The city will also offer a drive-thru polling station.

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What To Do On Halloween With COVID-19 Measures

CTV News Barrie

CTVNewsEdmonton.ca Senior Digital Producer. EDMONTON -- COVID-19 cases are continuing to rise in Alberta but the province’s top doctor says it’s still safe to celebrate Halloween. Dr. Deena Hinshaw said trick-or-treating can be done safely but advised against large gatherings.

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Fierce Fight Brewing As Unhappy Jail Guards In Ontario Seek To Form New Union

City News

Disaffected Ontario correctional officers are pushing for their own union in an increasingly bitter battle to win the hearts and cards of thousands of front-line jail workers. Backed by a well-heeled Quebec-based labour organization, the raid on the Ontario Public Service Employees Union has laid....

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Ford Says Visitors Are Source Of COVID-19 Outbreak At His Constituency Office

City News

. Premier Doug Ford says it’s believed that visitors to his constituency office are the source of the COVID-19 outbreak affecting several staff members.

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2 Hamilton Men Facing Charges After Investigations Into Child Pornography

Canada's News

Two Hamilton men are facing charges following separate investigations into child pornography, police say. Members of the Hamilton Police Service Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit searched two homes in October following unrelated investigations, and say they've arrested a 57-year-old and a 39-year-old.

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Metals Weekly Round-Up: Gold Price Lower As US Election Nears

Battled headwinds this week, falling below US$1,880 per ounce for the first time in four weeks. The US dollar rallied briefly, but was reversing course by Friday (October 30). Uncertainty around the approaching US election paired with a rise in global COVID-19 cases weighed on investor sentiment, aiding in a late-week ascent for the yellow metal.

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Canada Helps Protect Toronto’s Rockcliffe Community From Future Flooding

Today, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development; and his Worship John Tory, Mayor of the City of Toronto, announced funding to reduce the impact of severe storms and flooding in Toronto’s Rockcliffe community.

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Winnipeg Goes Code Red, Manitoba Announces 480 New Cases (Watch Video)

Radio-Canada

Radio-Canada Manitoba is broadcasting the health authorities' press briefing live, with the assistance of an interpreter for much of the event.

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A Loss For Trump On Election Night Would Be A Win For Canada’s Professional Sports Teams

Toronto Star

“I want to thank Donald Trump ,” Masai Ujiri began, “for making Toronto an unbelievable sports destination.” It was November 2016, just a couple of days removed from the United States electing its 45th president. A few days from now — a lifetime and yet somehow just four years later — the country will go back to the polls .

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Indigenous Affairs Minister Says Feds ‘won’t Give Up’ On Lifting Neskantaga Boil Water Advisory

Global News

. Indigenous Affairs Minister Marc Miller said Friday that the government wouldn’t give up on its efforts to lift a boil water advisory in Neskantaga, which is the longest-standing advisory in Canada. But, Miller said the COVID-19 pandemic has shortened the construction season, which is having an....

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Ontario Hospitals Face ’unprecedented’ Financial Pressure: OHA

The Toronto Sun

Article content. Ontario’s hospitals are facing “unprecedented” financial pressures because of the pandemic, the head of the association representing them said Friday, asking the government to speed up funding promised to address COVID-19 costs. Anthony Dale, president of the Ontario Hospital....

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Ottawa Wants To Accept More Immigrants In The Next Three Years

The federal government intends to increase the number of immigration admissions over the next three years to make up for the setback caused by the COVID-19 crisis.

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COVID-19: No Return To Normal Life Before At Least 2022

A return to "normal" life in Quebec will not happen before 2022, and only if an effective and safe vaccine is available next spring, experts say.

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Canada Helps Protect Community Of Rockcliffe, Toronto From Future Flooding

Toronto, Ontario, October 30, 2020 — The safety and well-being of Canadians remain a top priority for the Government of Canada as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

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Wave Two: Government Was Not Ready, Say Healthcare Workers

Health care workers are very critical of the government's preparedness for the second wave, and the vast majority of them do not believe that the necessary steps have been taken to avert a crisis in the senior housing sector.

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For Vancouver Makeup Artist Mimi Choi, Every Day Is Halloween

The Vancouver Sun

It wasn’t always that way for Choi, though. Vancouver makeup artist Mimi Choi. Handout. “My journey is a little bit different from a lot of people’s. I was actually a Montessori preschool teacher for three years prior to being a professional makeup artist,” she explains.

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Ontario Premier's Constituency Office 'locked Down' After COVID-19 Outbreak

CTV News Barrie

TORONTO -- Ontario Premier Doug Ford's constituency office has been "locked down" after a COVID-19 outbreak among staff. Ford's office in North Etobicoke will be closed for the "foreseeable future" following the positive test results, his spokesperson said Friday.

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Mayor, Top Doc Working On 'made-in-Ottawa' Approach To COVID-19 Measures After 28-day Shutdown

CTV News Barrie

OTTAWA -- Mayor Jim Watson will submit a "made-in-Ottawa approach" for COVID-19 measures following 28-days of the modified Stage 2 to the Ontario Government next week. Watson says Medical Officer of Health Dr. Vera Etches is consulting with local businesses, Business Improvement Areas and health....

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Winnipeg Metro Region Moving To Code Red Restrictions Due To Rise In COVID-19 Cases

CTV News Barrie

WINNIPEG -- Manitoba's chief provincial public health officer announced the Winnipeg Metro Region will be moving to code red on the pandemic response system. Dr. Brent Roussin said the city and surrounding area is being moved to the critical or red level on the response system and it will come into effect on Monday, Nov.

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Manitoba Shatters Previous High With Record 480 New COVID-19 Cases, Three Deaths Friday

CTV News Barrie

WINNIPEG -- In a surge never before seen in Manitoba, the province has announced 480 new cases of COVID-19. On Friday, a grim prediction made by Dr. Brent Roussin came true – Manitoba has hit more than 5,300 cases, with 480 new cases reported as of Friday morning, along with three new deaths. The five-day test positivity rate spiked to 8.

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Blood Tribe Reports First Case Of COVID-19 At One Of Its Schools

CTV News Barrie

CALGARY -- The Blood Tribe First Nation has announced a positive case of COVID-19 at one of its schools. The band released details of the new infection at the Tatsikiisaapo’p Middle School Friday morning. Officials say the school was already scheduled to be closed to students, so teams are working....

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Bobby Orr Endorses Trump, Calling Him 'the Kind Of Teammate I Want'

CTV News Barrie

Bobby Orr stands beside his stamp during the unveiling of the NHL stamp series featuring the Original Six Defencemen at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto on Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014. (Hannah Yoon / THE CANADIAN PRESS) Hockey Hall of Famer Bobby Orr has endorsed the re-election bid of U.S. President Donald Trump.

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Death Toll At Simcoe Manor Reaches Ten

CTV News Barrie

BARRIE, ONT. -- COVID-19 has claimed another life at Simcoe Manor, bringing the death toll at the Beeton long-term care home to 10. Forty of the facility’s residents and 28 staff members have tested positive for the virus since an outbreak was declared last month. No new cases have been added since Oct.

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Windsor-Essex Is In 'orange' Status, According To New WECHU COVID-19 Indicator

CTV News Barrie

WINDSOR, ONT. -- The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit has a new tool to let residents know how the region is doing in the pandemic. The local COVID-19 pandemic status indicator is posted on the health unit’s website. The region is currently in “orange” status, which indicates a medium risk. The indicator has three levels.

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Liberal Government Will Miss Drinking Water Target By Years, CBC News Survey Shows

Canada's News

Neskantaga First Nation in northern Ontario called on the next prime minister to intervene personally to address its long-standing boil water advisory during the 2015 federal election. Five years later, the community is still waiting for an upgraded water treatment plant and it is facing even more....

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Team Selected To Construct Valley Line West LRT Expansion To Lewis Farms, Construction To Begin In 2021

Edmonton Journal

The city announced its decision Friday morning after three teams were short-listed in March for the procurement process. Final discussions are now underway with the city with a contract expected to be finalized by the end of 2020. Construction on the $2.6-billion line is scheduled to begin in 2021 and will take five to six years to complete.

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CP NewsAlert: Manitoba Reports Record COVID-19 Spike, Shuts Some Businesses

Ottawa Citizen

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government is ordering many businesses in the Winnipeg region to close after a record increase in COVID-19 cases. The province is reporting 480 new COVID-19 cases — more than double the previous daily record. Starting Monday, bars and restaurants in the Winnipeg region will only be allowed to offer takeout and delivery.

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Province To Review Investment Strategy For Alberta's Battered Heritage Fund

Canada's News

The Alberta government is launching a review of the investment policy for Alberta's Heritage Savings Trust Fund, which was battered by heavy losses earlier this year. At the fund's annual general meeting in Edmonton on Thursday, Alberta Treasury Board and Finance assistant deputy minister Lowell Epp....

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Dr. Etches Says Ottawa Coronavirus Rates Are ‘stabilizing’ Amid 97 New COVID-19 Cases

Global News

Ottawa’s top doctor is saying efforts to suppress the second wave of the novel coronavirus in the city are bearing fruit, even as the local public health unit reports a week-high in new cases. Ottawa Public Health (OPH) reported 97 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Friday.

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Restaurants Ask Ontario Government To Explain Restrictions, Show COVID-19 Data

Global News

WATCH ABOVE: Ontario co-ordinator of provincial outbreak response and dean of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto Adalsteinn Brown on Thursday delivered updated COVID-19 modelling for the province. He said that while Ontario is not currently seeing a decline in....

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Coronavirus: ‘The Orders Are Arriving,’ Says Liberal Government On Rapid Tests

Global News

. Parliamentary Secretary to the Health Minister Darren Fisher said during Question Period on Friday that since Oct. 21, 1.5 million rapid tests for COVID-19 have been shipped around the country.

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Ontario Hospitals Face ‘unprecedented’ Financial Pressure, Need Funding: Association Says

Global News

TORONTO — Ontario’s hospitals are facing “unprecedented” financial pressures because of the pandemic, the head of the association representing them said Friday, asking the government to speed up funding promised to address costs. Anthony Dale, president of the Ontario Hospital Association, said many....

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Movember Wants Canadians To Get Growing This November

Global News

It’s time to get hairy (for a good cause.) The 14th annual Movember campaign is back and challenging men across Canada to grow a moustache to raise awareness and funds for men’s health issues like mental health, suicide prevention, and prostate and testicular cancer.

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Manitoba Announces New Restrictions As COVID-19 Cases Surge

CPAC

In Winnipeg, Dr. Brent Roussin, Manitoba’s chief medical officer of health, and Lanette Siragusa, the provincial lead of health system integration and quality as well as chief nursing officer for Shared Health, discuss new restrictions aimed at slowing the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) in Manitoba.

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Reminder To Check Smoke And Carbon Monoxide Alarms, Batteries

The Toronto Sun

“We’ve experienced a significant increase of fires in the City of Toronto in 2020, up almost 14% year to date,” said TPFFA President Frank Ramagnano in a statement. “With more people at home due to COVID being a contributing factor, it’s important that we take time to check our smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms.

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Canadian Rangers Deployed To Neskantaga First Nation During Water Crisis, Miller Says

Ottawa Citizen

OTTAWA — Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller says Canadian Rangers should be on the ground in Neskantaga First Nation today. The remote community in northern Ontario has mostly been evacuated after high levels of hydrocarbons in the water reservoir forced officials to turn off the pipes earlier this month.

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Now Over 230,000 Cases Of COVID-19 In Canada

The coronavirus disease is not running out of steam, with Canada crossing the 230,000 mark on Friday since the start of the health crisis.

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Researchers Predict Continued Rise In COVID-19 Cases After Testing Saskatoon Sewage

CTV News Barrie

This graph shows wastewater surveillance data which is a normalized coronavirus load per 100 millilitres of wastewater. A spike in cases in Saskatoon over the past couple of days was predicted by the model. (University of Saskatchewan) SASKATOON -- A University of Saskatchewan team has discovered....

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Final COVID-19 Update For The Week Coming From B.C.'s Health Ministry

CTV News Barrie

VANCOUVER -- One more COVID-19 update is coming Friday afternoon from B.C.'s health ministry. The latest update on case numbers and outbreaks will be released through a written statement in the afternoon. B.C.'s top doctor and health minister did their briefing from the Fraser Health region, which....

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Kingston Hospitals Get $20 Million For COVID, Elective Surgery Costs

Thewhig

KINGSTON Kingston Health Sciences Centre is to receive almost $20 million to help it cover COVID-19 costs and deal with a surgical backlog. Kingston General Hospital and Hotel Dieu Hospital are to receive almost $19 million to fund up to 100 additional transitional care beds, 45 additional hospital beds and two extra intensive care unit beds.

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Ontario Premier Wants To Reopen Businesses, Ease Restrictions In COVID-19 Hot Spots

CTV News Barrie

TORONTO -- Ontario Premier Doug Ford said he has asked his public experts to create a plan that would ease restrictions and allow businesses to start reopening in the four COVID-19 hotspots. Ford made the comments on Friday during a press conference in Toronto, while also announcing funding to build two new schools in Etobicoke.

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480 COVID-19 Cases, Three Deaths Announced In Manitoba Friday

CTV News Barrie

WINNIPEG -- In a surge never before seen in Manitoba, the province has announced 480 new cases of COVID-19. Provincial data released online shows cases have surged, with 104 in hospital, and three new deaths. This is a breaking news story. More to come.

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Manitoba Doctors Calling For Lockdown As COVID-19 Cases Surge

CTV News Barrie

WINNIPEG -- A group of Manitoba doctors is calling on the province to impose a lockdown on the province again as the number of COVID-19 cases continues to spike. The letter, obtained by CTV News Winnipeg on Friday, was signed by 12 Manitoba doctors, and is calling for another shutdown of the province, similar to what was done in the spring.

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Mental Health Other Investments To Come, Promises Carmant

La Presse

Other investments are coming in mental health, the Minister for Health and Social Services, Lionel Carmant, promised Friday after an arrest.

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Canadians Need To Cut Contacts By A Quarter To Control COVID-19 Outbreak: Tam

Ottawa Citizen

New federal projections suggest that Canadians need to cut a quarter of their contacts to keep the COVID-19 outbreak from resurging. The modelling indicates that at current rates of in-person socializing, Canada could see COVID-19 case counts increase to8,000 per day come early December.

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Ottawa Wants To Welcome 1.2 Million Immigrants By 2023, Despite Pandemic

Radio-Canada

The federal Liberals released an update on Canada's immigration status this year and a plan showing the number of immigrants the country intends to welcome.

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Memories Of Former Hay River Students Will Stay Buried For One More Year - Oct 30, 2020

In 2000, in an effort to mark the turn of the millennium, students at Harry Camsell School in Hay River buried a time capsule containing objects they had chosen.

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Deputy Juliana Urges Women Not To Be Afraid To Go To The Doctor

Dominicanos Hoy

Cancer is not a death sentence.

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Canada Raises Immigration Targets To Record Level, Eyeing COVID-19 Recovery

Toronto Star

In the midst of a second wave of COVID-19 , Canada isn’t just maintaining its immigration strategy, but taking it up a notch, increasing the number of people it will bring into the country in a bid to stimulate the post-pandemic economic recovery. On Friday, Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino said Canada will welcome more than 1.

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COVID-19 Sponsored Content New Federal Assistance For Northern Communities And Indigenous Peoples [VIDEO] 12:26 Pm

Le Soleil

OTTAWA - The Government of Canada is announcing additional assistance to Indigenous peoples and northern communities so that they can better cope with the lasting impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.

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The Carnegie Celebrates 40 Years As ‘Sandstone Mother’ To Downtown Eastside

Toronto Star

“The sandstone lady — she’s like a mother to us all.” The Heart of the City Festival kicked off Wednesday night with a tribute to the Carnegie, which opened its doors as a community centre 40 years ago. The Carnegie was completed in 1903 and initially used as public library, and then as the Vancouver Museum.

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Province Announces Nearly $19M For New Beds At Kingston Health Sciences Centre

Global News

Hastings—Lennox and Addington MPP Daryl Kramp was at Hotel Dieu Hospital in Kingston, Ont., Friday morning to announce almost $19 million dollars in new funding for Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC). This $18,795,500 boost will be be used to fund and create 100 transitional beds, 45 additional hospital beds and two intensive care unit beds.

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Coronavirus: Trudeau Says It Will Take ‘weeks And Months’ To Get Through 2nd COVID-19 Wave

Global News

. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday it will take “weeks and months” to get through the second wave of COVID-19, but emphasized the importance of following health guidelines like physical distancing in order to avoid the “blunt instrument” of a second lockdown.

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Cat Recovering After Allegedly Being Shot By Pellet Gun In Northwest Calgary: Owner

Global News

A one-year-old orange tabby named Wookie is at home now after his owner said he was shot by a pellet gun Tuesday afternoon. Patricia Eberley told Global News the alleged shooting happened between 3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday in the northwest Calgary community of North Haven.

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Coronavirus: WHO Says Number Of People Experiencing Long-term Effects Of COVID-19 ‘not Yet Clearly Defined’

Global News

Exact numbers of people experiencing long-term effects, even after recovery, due to COVID-19 are “not yet clearly defined,” said World Health Organization (WHO) director-general Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Friday. Tedros stressed that it’s important for governments to recognize long-term....

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Media Advisory - Montreal, Quebec

Samuel De Champlain Bridge: The rainbow illumination continues every Sunday this fall from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m.

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Government Of Canada Announces Plan To Support Economic Recovery Through Immigration

October 30, 2020 Ottawa - The Honorable Marco Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, today tabled the 2021-2023 Immigration Levels Plan, which sets the stage for a responsible increase

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Media Advisory - Montreal, Quebec

Government Of Canada

Samuel De Champlain Bridge: Rainbow lighting continues this fall every Sunday from 8 to 9 pm. Montreal, Quebec, October 30 , 2020— The Samuel De Champlain Bridge will turn on its rainbow lights again every Sunday in November and December as we continue to work together to mitigate and overcome the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The More Precise COVID Alert Application

The COVID Alert app has been updated to allow infected people to add the date of onset of their symptoms as well as the date of their test.

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Investor Newsletter A Four-step Process For Switching Mutual Funds To ETFs. Plus, The Inconvenient Truth Dividend Investors Must Face October 30 Updated

The Globe And Mail

This occurred to me the other day as I read yet another in a long series of queries from readers about moving money in the opposite direction. “How do I switch my mutual funds to ETFs?” an Alberta-based reader asked. “I hold my mutual fund in an RRSP account with my bank.” I expect to get more questions like this in the months and years ahead.

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Ontario Premier, Education Minister Make An Announcement

CTV News Barrie

TORONTO -- Ontario Premier Doug Ford will be making an announcement alongside his minister of education on Friday. Minister Stephen Lecce will join the premier and the Associate Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Barbara Yaffe for the announcement in Etobicoke, Ont. at 1 p.m. will stream the announcement live.

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Sea To Sky Gondola Report Confirms Multiple Cable Strands Were Cut In Recent Act Of Vandalism

CTV News Barrie

VANCOUVER -- A technical report investigating what caused the Sea to Sky Gondola's cable cars to come crashing down for a second time confirms multiple cable strands were cut, and the incident wasn't due to design or operation failure. Technical Safety BC released its findings Friday about the Sept.

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Etches Commends Ottawans For Taking Action To 'bend The Curve'

Canada's News

Ottawa's medical officer of health commended residents for their part in slowing the spread of COVID-19 on Friday, but noted outbreaks in the city's long-term care homes continue to cause concern. An employee wearing a mask tends the bar Riviera Snack Bar in downtown Ottawa on Oct. 27, 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Government Of Canada Announces Plan To Support Economic Recovery Through Immigration

The Honourable Marco Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, tabled the 2021‒2023 Immigration Levels Plan today, which sets out a path for responsible increases to immigration targets to help the Canadian economy recover from COVID-19, drive future growth and create jobs for middle class Canadians.

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Blenheim Church Outbreak An Example Of A 'quintessential Super Spreader Event'

Canada's News

A COVID-19 community outbreak at a church in the town of Blenheim that has led to 30 active cases and put at least 230 people in isolation is the "quintessential super spreader type event," according to a Toronto epidemiologist. The Word of Life Church in Blenheim decided to temporarily close its doors on Oct.

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Canada Seeks To Increase Immigration Over Next Three Years Even As Pandemic Rages On

CTV Canada

OTTAWA -- Canada will seek to admit 401,000 new permanent residents next year, a target that if met would be a historic number of newcomers. But how realistic that plan is in an era of closed borders, a massive economic downturn and reduced capacity within the federal government to handle applications remains to be seen.

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Feds Add $204M For Anti-pandemic Measures In Indigenous Communities And Institutions

CTV Canada

OTTAWA -- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Ottawa will spend an additional $204 million targeted at child care, education and infrastructure to help Indigenous communities fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Trudeau says the government is spending $120 million to support early learning and child-care....

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For 4th Straight Day, N.L. Reports No New Cases Of COVID-19

Canada's News

Newfoundland and Labrador reported no new cases of COVID-19 on Friday. (Evan Mitsui/CBC) Newfoundland and Labrador marked four days straight without a new case of COVID-19 on Friday, while a person who had been infected has recovered. Friday's new recovery lowered the province's active caseload to....

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Coronavirus: Tam Says Increasing Number Of Outbreaks Linked To Superspreader Events

Global News

. Canada’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Theresa Tam called out so-called “superspreader events” on Thursday, stating that an increasing number of COVID-19 cases have been linked to large public gatherings. She said that this has put a strain on test capacity and contact tracing.

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Canadians Must ‘really Reduce’ Contacts As Coronavirus Surges: Tam

Global News

Canadians need to reduce their contacts to get COVID-19 under control, the country’s top doctor said as she presented new modelling on the trajectory of the pandemic. “If we increase, or if even maintain our current rate of contact, the epidemic in Canada is forecast to continue increasing steeply,” Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer Dr.

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New Brunswick Reports One New Case Of COVID-19

Canada's News

New Brunswick announced one case of COVID-19 and three recoveries on Friday. That puts the number of active cases of the virus at 39. The new case in an individual between 40 and 49 in the Fredericton region, Zone 3. Public Health says the case is related to international travel and self-isolating.

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Rushed Studies Erode Public Trust, Report Says

La Presse

A new report from the Royal Society of Canada's COVID-19 Working Group says the publication of "shoddy, negligent or, worse yet, fraudulent" research on the novel coronavirus is eroding confidence in science and leading to

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US Wages And Benefits Grow At Sluggish Pace Amid Pandemic

Ottawa Citizen

WASHINGTON — Wages and benefits for U.S. workers grew slowly this summer as employers sought to hold the line on pay gains in the midst of the pandemic. U.S. workers’ total compensation rose 0.5% in the July-September quarter, the second straight quarter of slower growth in wages, the Labor Department said Friday.

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Advance Polling Begins For Saskatoon Municipal Election

CTV News Barrie

SASKATOON -- Advance polling for the Saskatoon municipal election begins Friday morning. At 11 a.m., six polling locations throughout the city will start serving voters. In addition to potentially helping to prevent election-day lineups during the COVID-19 pandemic, the polls also offer flexibility....

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COVID-19 Situation Relatively Stable In Waterloo Region But 'can Accelerate Quickly Anywhere'

CTV News Barrie

KITCHENER -- Compared to the province as a whole, Waterloo Region is doing a good job of controlling the spread of COVID-19, the region's top doctor said during a media briefing on Friday. Medical Officer of Health Dr. Hsiu-Li Wang said that the region is currently averaging 16 cases per 100,000....

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The Latest Developments On COVID-19 In Canada

Ottawa Citizen

Public health officials say new modelling suggests each person who contracts COVID-19 is spreading it to more than one person. Canada's chief public health officer, Dr. Theresa Tam, says more regions have reported higher rates of infection over the past two weeks. Tam says 26 Indigenous communities have reported two or more active COVID-19 cases.

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Loto-Québec Saw Its Profits Plunge By 75%, The Worst Record In Its History

Loto-Québec will not save the government's finances this year.

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What You Need To Know About COVID-19 In Alberta On Friday, Oct. 30

Canada's News

The latest: Starting next Monday (Nov. 2), the COVID-19 symptom list for Albertans under the age of 18 is changing. Runny nose and sore throat will be removed from the list of symptoms that require mandatory isolation for children. As of last Monday (Oct.

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4.9 Million Downloads And 2,800 Alerts

La Presse

Just over 2,800 Canadians have used the COVID Alert app to notify other users that they have tested positive for COVID-19.

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Twelve Doctors Issue Letter Requesting Manitoba Lockdown

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U.S. Election Day Will Bring A Storm Of Misinformation. The All-out Fight To Counter It Is Underway

Toronto Star

As the wild U.S. presidential election campaign winds down, the dirty tricks and disinformation machine is only ratcheting up. In recent weeks, social media posts falsely suggested thousands of mail-in ballots had been found in a Dumpster in California.

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‘It’s Scary’: Winnipeg Hospital Doctor Worried About ICUs And Lack Of Capacity

Global News

At least two intensive care units at one Winnipeg hospital have hit capacity and one doctor said it’s only a matter of time before all are over capacity. He’s worked with some of the sickest patients in Winnipeg and has seen the effect COVID-19 is having on Manitoba’s health care system and specifically ICU beds.

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SNC-Lavalin Reports $85.1 Million Q3 Loss, Revenue Down From A Year Ago

Global News

SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. reported a loss of $85.1 million in its latest quarter compared with profit of $2.76 billion a year ago when its results were boosted by the sale of a 10.01 per cent stake in Highway 407 ETR. The company says the loss amounted to 48 cents per diluted share for the quarter ended Sept.

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COVID-19 Takes Toll On N.S. University Enrolment

Canada's News

The Association of Atlantic Universities released its survey of preliminary enrolments as of Oct. 1 on Friday. While some schools have taken a notable hit, others are holding close to, or even exceeding, figures from last year. Cape Breton University, NSCAD University post largest declines.

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Canada Thrives When Our Pluralist Spirit Thrives Aleem Bharwani And Deborah Yedlin October 30 Updated

The Globe And Mail

Aleem Bharwani is a director for public policy and strategic partnerships at the University of Calgary’s Cumming School of Medicine, policy lead for the O’Brien Institute for Public Health, and a clinical associate professor in the Department of Medicine. Deborah Yedlin is the Chancellor of the University of Calgary.

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Government Of Canada Provides Update On COVID-19 Among Indigenous People And Their Communities

October 30, 2020 - Ottawa, Algonquin Traditional Unceded Territory, (Ontario) - Indigenous Services Canada During the week of October 18-24, 163 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in First Nations communities, as of

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Canada And The European Union Working Together To Fight COVID-19

The two partners renewed their commitment to work together to find a lasting solution to this pandemic which continues to wreak havoc around the world.

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Ford To Speak As Ontario Confirms 896 New COVID-19 Cases, 7-day Average Climbs Above 900

Canada's News

Ontario reported another 896 cases of COVID-19 on Friday, as the seven-day average of daily cases climbed above 900 for the first time in the pandemic. The newly confirmed cases were mostly found in four public health units: Toronto: 314; Peel Region: 173; York Region: 115; Ottawa: 92.

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Government Of Canada COVID-19 Update For Indigenous Peoples And Communities

Government Of Canada

October 30, 2020 — Ottawa, Traditional unceded Algonquin Territory, Ontario — Indigenous Services Canada The week of October 18-24 has seen 163 new cases of COVID-19 reported in First Nations communities as of October 24. An increasing number of case transmission has been linked to community....

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AHS Closes Edmonton Area Coffee Shop For Breaking COVID-19 Rules

CTV News Barrie

EDMONTON -- Alberta Health Services closed a Leduc coffee shop this week after it broke several COVID-19 measures. Employees at Leduc Coffee Shop were seen interacting with customers without wearing masks, not maintaining a two-metre physical distance while they handled cash and served food at the....

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Ford Facing Internal Anger Over Whether He Should Have Closed Indoor Dining And Gyms

CTV News Barrie

TORONTO -- Ontario Premier Doug Ford is facing internal backlash over the COVID-19 public health restrictions, after new data revealed that bars, restaurants and gyms have not been significant known sources of outbreaks. A detailed sector-by-sector breakdown, presented to the public on Thursday,....

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Statistics Canada Says Economy Grew 1.2 Per Cent In August As Pace Of Growth Slowed

CTV News Barrie

OTTAWA -- The pace of economic growth in Canada slowed in August as real gross domestic product grew 1.2 per cent in the month, Statistics Canada said Friday. The rise compared with a revised 3.1 per cent gain in July, up from its initial reading for the month of 3.0 per cent.

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Pandemic: Fear Of An Increase In Suicides In The Country

The health crisis generated by the COVID-19 pandemic could have direct consequences on suicide in Quebec, according to a review and analysis of scientific literature on this subject conducted by the National Institute of Public Health of Quebec (INSPQ).

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COVID-19: Trudeau Urges Canadians To Cut Back On Social Contact

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau urged Canadians to reduce their social contact as public health prepares to unveil new projections on the spread of COVID-19.

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Michigan Public Service Commission - MPSC's Winter Energy Outlook: Overall Energy Demand Expected To Remain Lower In Michigan Amid COVID-19 Pandemic While Fuel Usage For Home Heating Increases

MICHIGAN PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION MPSC's Winter Energy Outlook: Overall energy demand expected to remain lower in Michigan amid COVID-19 pandemic while fuel usage for home heating increases.

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SP Reports Two Deaths From Covid-19 And 419 New Cases

Dominicanos Hoy

The Ministry of Public Health reported 419 new infections of Covid-19 this Friday, for a cumulative of 126,332 and two deaths, bringing the total number of deaths to 2,236.

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Sponsored Content Sports Skate Canada International Will Be Held In Vancouver In October 2021 10:33 Am

Le Soleil

OTTAWA - For the first time in over 40 years, Skate Canada International will be held in Vancouver in 2021, Skate Canada announced on Friday morning.

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State Of The Situation In Quebec: 952 New Cases And 17 Deaths

Le Soleil

MONTREAL - Quebec reports 952 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, but also adds 156 cases prior to a change in data system made on July 27.

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Mental Health: The Opposition Makes New Demands On Minister Carmant

Radio-Canada

The opposition in the National Assembly will propose ways to manage what it describes as the “historic” mental health crisis in Quebec on Friday.

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Report For Quebec And Chaudière-Appalaches: 146 New Cases

Le Soleil

The Capitale-Nationale recorded a smaller toll of COVID-19 cases on Friday, with 80 new infections.

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Sponsored Content Affaires Affaires SNC-Lavalin In The Red In Q3;

Le Soleil

MONTREAL - Major turnkey construction projects continue to give headaches to SNC-Lavalin, which must also deal with old contracts made by its resources division, in full restructuring, which are the subject of litigation

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Canadians Need To Cut Contacts By 25 Per Cent To Curb Second COVID-19 Wave: Modelling

CTV Canada

OTTAWA -- Based on the current projections, Canadians need to decrease their current rate of contacts by 25 per cent in order to get the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic under control in this country. According to new national modelling released on Friday, despite additional restrictions being....

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Convicted Murderer Escapes From Mission Institution

Global News

Read more: Inmate at B.C. prison says response to massive COVID-19 outbreak was ‘not nice at all’ He was not present during a prisoner count on Thursday night and a search is underway, police said. “We learned that the inmate was last seen at seven o’clock when Mission RCMP wasn’t advised until....

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Montreal At Stable But ‘uncomfortable’ Coronavirus Plateau, Public Health Says

Global News

Montreal has reached a stable but “uncomfortable” plateau as the second wave of the novel coronavirus continues, according to the city’s director of public health. Dr. Mylène Drouin thanked the public for abiding by restrictions but said those efforts must be sustained to bring the number of cases down.

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Montreal To Provide 380 Hotel Beds For Homeless, But Encampments Won't Be Shut Down For Now

Canada's News

Among Montreal's bolstered efforts to protect its homeless population this winter, the city is making 380 beds available downtown at Hotel Place Dupuis and using a cruise ship terminal in the Old Port as a day centre. With the first full winter of the COVID-19 pandemic looming and homelessness on....

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Why The World Needs More Entrepreneurial Women In Leadership

Entrepreneur

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. When I stepped off a plane in Bali at 22-years-old, I was honestly a little bit terrified. I didn’t know what the future was going to hold, and back then I didn’t have any guarantee that my crazy plans to build a successful career on my own terms would even work.

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Ottawa Grants $ 205 Million In New Aid To Indigenous People

La Presse

The Government of Canada is announcing additional assistance to Indigenous peoples and northern communities so they can better deal with the lasting impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.

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COVID-19 Outbreak Shuts Down Ford Constituency Office

The Toronto Sun

“The premier has not visited the office in the past two weeks and has had no exposure.” The office on Albion Rd. will be closed “for the foreseeable future” with services and support offered virtually, the statement said. “We thank the premier’s constituents for their patience,” Yelich said.

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Health Officials To Reveal Latest Projections For COVID-19 Spread In Canada

Canada's News

Federal health officials will release details from the latest COVID-19 modelling today, providing Canadians with insight into whether cases are expected to continue rising or if efforts to flatten the epidemic curve are working. Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam and Deputy Chief Public Health Officer Dr.

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Outbreak Connected To Grey County School 'cleared' By Health Unit

CTV News Barrie

WINGHAM, ONT. -- After 89 negative tests and 14 days of isolation, students considered high-risk can return to Osprey Central School in the Municipality of Grey Highlands. On Oct. 18, three students at Osprey Public School tested positive for COVID-19.

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Quebec Reports 1,108 More Cases Of COVID-19, 18 Deaths

CTV News Barrie

MONTREAL -- Quebec health authorities reported another 1,108 cases of COVID-19 on Friday, bringing the total number of cases since the start of the pandemic to 104,952. Friday's announcement includes 952 new cases and another 156 from the summer that were added due to a data adjustment.

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Health Officials To Provide COVID-19 Update As More Restrictions Loom

CTV News Barrie

WINNIPEG -- The province is set to hold a news conference Friday afternoon to provide the latest update on COVID-19 in Manitoba. Dr. Brent Roussin, the province's chief provincial public health officer, and Lanette Siragusa, the chief nursing officer for Shared Health, will be speaking at 12:30 p.m. from the Manitoba Legislature.

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Ontario Premier's Constituency Office Closed After Multiple Staff Test Positive For COVID-19

CTV News Barrie

TORONTO -- Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s constituency office has been closed after a number of staff members tested positive for COVID-19. Ford's office in North Etobicoke will be closed for the "foreseeable future" following the positive test results, his spokesperson said Friday.

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School Outbreaks, Hospitalizations Rise As Montreal Stays In Red Zone

Montreal Gazette

Article content. Despite a partial lockdown imposed on Montreal a month ago, the number of COVID-19 outbreaks in the city’s schools has jumped by 20 to 93 since last week, with the public health department ordering the closing of a school for two weeks on Thursday.

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COVID-19 Restrictions Weigh On SNC-Lavalin Results

Montreal Gazette

Article content continued. SNC is in the midst of a strategic overhaul that has seen the company stop bidding on fixed-price construction work, focus on engineering services and slash overhead expenses by 40 per cent in the past year as it eliminated about 5,000 jobs.

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COVID-19: Another Assessment Under The 100 New Cases In Quebec

La Capitale-Nationale, which has been showing a downward trend for a few days, has recorded 80 new cases of COVID-19.

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Canada’s Economy Moves Into ‘recuperation Phase’ As Second-wave Impact Looms Subscriber Content October 30 Updated

The Globe And Mail

The agency reported Friday that real gross domestic product (GDP) rose 1.2 per cent in August from July, slightly more than its preliminary estimate of 1 per cent. It was the fourth straight month of growth, as the economy continued its rapid rebound from the lockdowns in the spring aimed at....

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Quebec’s Coronavirus Hospitalizations Rise As Province Reports 952 New Cases, 18 More Deaths

Global News

A woman wears a face mask as she walks by an empty store on a street in Montreal, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world. Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press. Quebec recorded 952 new cases and 18 additional deaths linked to the second wave of the novel pandemic Friday.

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Premier Doug Ford’s Etobicoke Constituency Office Declares COVID-19 Outbreak

Global News

WATCH ABOVE: Premier Doug Ford says political pressure was not the deciding factor to keep some regions from a modified stage 2 rollback on Monday. But as Travis Dhanraj reports, it is clear the voices of local leaders are having a major impact at the cabinet table.

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Bill Kelly: What Will Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s Surgical Approach Look Like ?

Global News

In light of rising numbers of new COVID-19 cases in Ontario, Premier Doug Ford says he will take a “surgical” approach to restrictions to try to flatten the curve once again. Clearly, something has to be done. The projections issued Thursday suggest that new cases will average between 800 to 1,200....

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Coronavirus: Latest Developments In The Greater Toronto Area On Oct. 30

Global News

Here are the latest developments on the coronavirus pandemic in the Greater Toronto Area for Friday: TDSB cites COVID-19 pandemic as reason for over 5K students leaving system. Canada’s largest school board is trying to assure parents it can provide a safe, stable and successful learning environment....

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Ontario Premier Doug Ford Speaks With Reporters In Etobicoke

CPAC

Ontario Premier Doug Ford makes an announcement in Etobicoke and responds to questions about his government’s response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) pandemic. He is joined by Stephen Lecce, provincial minister of education, and Dr. Barbara Yaffe, Ontario’s associate chief medical officer of health.

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More Than 20 Sask First Nations Schools Closed Due To COVID-19 Fears

Canada's News

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused the closure of at least 20 schools on Saskatchewan First Nations, according to the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations. The FSIN says it expects that number to climb in the coming days. "Mornings are all about Zoom and Google Meet," Big Island Lake Cree Nation mother of six Julie Sandfly said with a laugh.

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Lock Down Manitoba Because 'it's Too Late' For Targeted Restrictions, Doctors Tell Premier, Health Minister

Canada's News

A group of Manitoba doctors are sounding the alarm as a COVID-19 surge strains Manitoba's health-care system. They wrote a letter voicing their concerns and urging Health Minister Cameron Friesen and Premier Brian Pallister to lock down Manitoba. (Darren Bernhardt/CBC) The time is now for a....

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COVID Alert Has Been Updated To Send More Accurate Notifications

October 30, 2020 - Ottawa, Ontario - Health Canada.

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One New Case Of COVID-19 / Zone 5 Remains At Orange Level / Exposure Notification / State Of Emergency Mandatory Order Renewed

FREDERICTON (GNB) – Public Health reported one new case of COVID-19 today. The new case is an individual 40 to 49 in Zone 3 (Fredericton region), related to international travel and who is self-isolating. The number of confirmed cases in New Brunswick is 342 and 297 have recovered. There have been six deaths, and the number of active cases is 39.

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TDSB Cites Pandemic For Thousands Of Students Leaving System

The Toronto Sun

“Our board needs to be able to continue offer a wide range of courses to students … provide confidence that children can learn and succeed in their classes, and to remain transparent and fully accountable for all actions.” Earlier this week, the board revealed that it has seen 5,500 fewer students....

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COVID Alert App Updated To Send More Precise Notifications

Government Of Canada

October 30, 2020 - Ottawa, ON - Health Canada. Over the past months, Canadians have been following public health advice and doing their part to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. As we continue to deal with the health and economic impacts of the pandemic, we need to work together to contain the virus.

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Five Things About Canada's Foreign-policy End Run Around Donald Trump

Ottawa Citizen

Champagne never mentioned Donald Trump by name, nor did he specifically mention the wrecking ball the U.S. president has taken to the international institutions created out of the devastation of the Second World War — the United Nations, the World Bank, NATO and others — that were devoted to ensuring a sustainable global peace.

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Ontario Premier Facing Internal Backlash Over COVID-19 Restrictions

CTV News Barrie

TORONTO -- Ontario Premier Doug Ford is facing internal backlash over the COVID-19 public health restrictions, after new data revealed that bars, restaurants and gyms have not been significant known sources of outbreaks. A detailed sector-by-sector breakdown, presented to the public on Thursday,....

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6 Active COVID-19 Cases Recently Reported At Downtown Eastside Shelter

CTV News Barrie

VANCOUVER -- Multiple COVID-19 cases have been confirmed among community members and staff at a Downtown Eastside shelter, the organization who runs it says. Union Gospel Mission updated its COVID-19 notice Thursday, saying six cases of the disease have been reported at its 601 East Hastings St. location in less than two weeks.

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The Distribution Machine Behind Quebec's COVID-19 Drug Stockpile And Pharmacy Flu Vaccines

CTV News Barrie

MONTREAL -- Demand for the flu vaccine this year in Quebec is sky high, and appointments may be hard to come by. Still, pharmacies that ordered flu vaccines will all receive their supply by November 1, in time for the start of the province’s campaign, according to Hugues Mousseau, Director General....

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Happy Goat Coffee Opening Concession Stands At Confederation Line Stations In November

CTV News Barrie

OTTAWA -- Commuters will be able to grab a coffee while waiting for their train or bus at four Ottawa transit stations. The City of Ottawa has announced that Happy Goat Coffee Company will open its concession stands at Blair Station, Rideau Station, Tunney's Pasture and Hurdman Stations in November.

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Staff Members At Premier Ford's Constituency Office Test Positive For COVID-19

City News

Ontario Premier Doug Ford makes an announcement with Health Minister Christine Elliott during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on Thursday, September 24, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette. A number of staff members working at Premier Doug Ford’s constituency....

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Let's Revive Montreal By Focusing On Our Universities

La Presse

Because it is when we are deprived of what we are attached to that we fully recognize its value, Montreal, a university city, we sorely miss these days.

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A New Album By Roxane Bruneau On November 13

La Presse

Three years after Dysphorie, which has enjoyed phenomenal success, Roxane Bruneau announces that she will be releasing her second album on November 13.

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COVID-19: An "uncomfortable Plateau" Remains In Montreal

The progression of COVID-19 cases remains stable in Montreal, but the plateau reached in the last few weeks is still not decreasing.

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COVID 19: Watson Says He Expects New Advice On Business Restrictions By Next Week; Ontario Reports 896 New Cases

Ottawa Citizen

Watson said he prefers a “localized solution for a localized problem,” rather than sweeping business restrictions, which the provincial government applied to COVID-19 hot zones earlier this month. Ottawa and health units in the Greater Toronto Area are under the temporary restrictions, impacting small businesses.

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COVID-19: 896 New Cases And 9 Deaths In Ontario

Radio-Canada

Public Health Ontario confirms 896 new cases of coronavirus.

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High School Known For Epic Halloween Costumes Not Letting Pandemic Spoil The Fun

Canada's News

For years, staff at Holy Spirit High School in Conception Bay South, N.L., have gone all out for Halloween, with costumes designed to stun and delight their students. While the COVID-19 pandemic has definitely changed the way the school celebrates, it hasn't put a stop to the tradition. "Normally, if it wasn't a COVID year, we'd be in the gym.

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Ontario Seven-day Average Of New COVID-19 Cases Higher Than 900 For First Time

CTV Canada

TORONTO -- Ontario is reporting nearly 900 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the seven-day average up again. Health officials reported 896 new cases on Friday after they had reported 936 new cases on Thursday and 834 new cases on Wednesday. The recent numbers bring the seven-day average to 909 cases daily.

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Backgrounder - Canada’s Support For The Women, Peace And Security Agenda

Government Of Canada

The 20th anniversary of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 is the opportunity for a call to action to address noteworthy gaps in the implementation of the women, peace and security agenda. Women peacebuilders are rarely represented in formal peace and security decision-making processes,....

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Video Shows Barista Making Drink With Bare Hands For Alleged COVID-19 Denier

CTV News Barrie

VANCOUVER -- A video circulating on social media appears to show someone sending a message to those who believe COVID-19 is a hoax. The video, which was uploaded to TikTok, begins with a reference to those who refuse to wear a mask, saying, “When the cash-paying, non-mask wearing customer insists that COVID is just a hoax.

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Ottawa Sees Highest One-day Increase In New COVID-19 Cases In Two Weeks

CTV News Barrie

OTTAWA -- Public Health Ontario is reporting 92 new cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa today, the highest one-day increase in two weeks. Across Ontario, there are 896 new cases of COVID-19, including 314 in Toronto, 173 in Peel Region and 115 in York Region. The COVID-19 data shows Ottawa continues to have....

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Electricity Rates Going Up In Ontario This Weekend As Pandemic Measures End

City News

Electricity rates are set to rise this weekend in Ontario, with the average customer seeing a nearly two per cent increase to their hydro bill compared to before the pandemic. Earlier this month, the Ontario Energy Board announced new prices for households and small businesses that take effect on Sunday, Nov.

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Ontario Reports 896 New Cases Of COVID-19

City News

A worker places COVID-19 samples into storage after they've run through a machine for analysis at a LifeLabs testing facility in Toronto on May 5, 2020. (Cole Burston/Bloomberg via Getty Images) Ontario is reporting 896 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, a drop from 934 cases the day before.

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The Opposition Calls On Carmant And Presents Its Demands

La Presse

The opposition in the National Assembly will propose ways to deal with what it describes as the "historic" mental health crisis in Quebec on Friday.

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Tourism: Nova Scotia Did Well In 2019

La Presse

The tourism sector provided 1.9 million jobs in Canada in 2019, up 1.5% from 2018, while job growth across the economy was last year

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Pandemic Era Plan For Immigration Unveiled On Friday

Radio-Canada

The scale of this challenge will become evident on Friday, as the federal Liberals release an update on Canada's immigration status this year and a plan showing the number of immigrants the country intends to welcome.

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Canada And FCM Support Green Infrastructure Improvements In Four Quebec Communities

Canadians live in cleaner, healthier communities when municipalities develop innovative solutions to reduce pollution, improve energy efficiency, and find new uses for public infrastructure.

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Feds To Release Updated National COVID-19 Modelling

CTV Canada

OTTAWA -- Federal health officials will be providing an update on the latest national COVID-19 modelling projections on Friday, offering a Canadians a chance to see whether their efforts have started to flatten the curve of the virus’ second wave. According to the most recent modelling update, released on Oct.

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McKellar To Keep Council Meetings In-person For Now

Toronto Star

The Township of McKellar deferred a resolution to have the option to return to remote council meetings. During the Oct. 13 council meeting, Mayor Peter Hopkins brought forward the resolution to have the option to switch back to remote council meetings, but met some resistance from council.

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Alliston Food Bank To Relocate In December

Toronto Star

The volunteer-run Good Shepherd Food Bank in Alliston is upsizing in December to a bigger location as it sees a growing number of people accessing its services. The total amount of food they’re providing to the community has more than doubled since March, when COVID-19 shutdown the economy, leaving many unemployed and unable to make ends meet.

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Premier Doug Ford’s Constituency Office In Etobicoke North Closed Because Of COVID-19 Outbreak

Toronto Star

This copy is for your personal non-commercial use only. To order presentation-ready copies of Toronto Star content for distribution to colleagues, clients or customers, or inquire about permissions/licensing, please go to: An outbreak of COVID-19 among staff has forced the closure of Premier Doug....

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Health Unit Offers Advice On Trick-or-treating Safely This Year

Toronto Star

Premier Doug Ford has advised against door-to-door trick-or-treating in COVID-19 hotspots such as Toronto, Peel, York Region and Ottawa but Simcoe Muskoka is in the clear. In areas permitted to engage in the activity, Simcoe Muskoka Medical Officer of Health Dr. Charles Gardner offered advice on how to do so safely.

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Halloween Party To Be Held At The Library On October 30

Toronto Star

Premier Doug Ford has advised against trick or treating in COVID-19 hotspots such as Toronto, Ottawa, York Region and Peel. While the Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. David Williams, says the risk is too high for transmission in those areas, Simcoe Muskoka is allowed to go forward.

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TDSB Cites COVID-19 Pandemic As Reason For Over 5K Students Leaving System

Global News

Canada’s largest school board is trying to assure parents it can provide a safe, stable and successful learning environment during the pandemic as it deals with the fact that thousands of students have left its system. The chair of the Toronto District School Board said while it’s unclear where the....

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Halifax To Allow More Spectators Into Municipal Hockey Arenas

Global News

More hockey fans and parents will soon be allowed back into some arenas in Halifax, the municipality announced on Friday. Up until now, a maximum of 50 spectators was allowed into municipally operated facilities as a result of concerns over the spread of COVID-19 and capacity limits in each facility.

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Northern Sask. Football Academy Moving The Chains For High School Players

Global News

“We planned to be cautious going forward,” SMF executive director Brian Guebert said. “You know, we’re playing football in a pandemic, anything can happen. “We made a point of scheduling games two weeks apart, and you know, it served us well.” Despite having to shut down due to a COVID-19 exposure....

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Scientists Link High Levels Of Genetic Material From Virus In Blood To Severe COVID

Ottawa Citizen

He and Spanish scientist Jesus Bermejo-Martin of the Institute of Biomedical Investigationof Salamanca led a group of 36 medical researchers tracking patients coming into Spanish hospital wards and ERs, and looking for about 30 so-called "biomarkers" in their blood plasma. The work occurred during the first wave of the pandemic in the spring.

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PM Trudeau, Ministers, And Health Officials Provide COVID-19 Update

CPAC

At a news conference on Parliament Hill, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau provides an update on the federal government’s response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) pandemic. He is joined by federal ministers Marc Miller (Indigenous services) and Ahmed Hussen (families, children and social development), as well as Dr.

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Keep Your Back Aligned While Working From Home With This Memory Foam Cushion

Entrepreneur

Disclosure: Our goal is to feature products and services that we think you'll find interesting and useful. If you purchase them, Entrepreneur may get a small share of the revenue from the sale from our commerce partners. As Covid-19 cases are on the rise again, it seems like there is no end in sight to working from home .

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Canada And FCM Support Improved Green Infrastructure In Four Quebec Communities

Coaticook, Quebec, October 30, 2020 — Canadians live in cleaner, healthier communities as municipalities develop innovative solutions to reduce pollution, improve energy efficiency and find new uses for public infrastructure.

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Media Advisory: Minister Fortier And Financial Consumer Agency Of Canada Commissioner Judith Robertson To Launch 10th Anniversary Of Financial Literacy Month

October 30, 2020 Ottawa, Ontario.

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Government Of Canada Announces Funding For Research And Development To Address COVID-19 Gaps And Challenges

Government Of Canada

. From: News release. The Government of Canada is committed to protecting the health and safety of all Canadians while ensuring economic resilience and contributing to the international response to COVID-19. October 30, 2020 – Ottawa, Ontario. The Government of Canada is committed to protecting the....

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Media Advisory: Minister Fortier And Judith Robertson, Commissioner Of The Financial Consumer Agency Of Canada, To Launch The 10th Anniversary Of Financial Literacy Month

Government Of Canada

October 30, 2020 Ottawa, Ontario. The Honourable Mona Fortier, Minister of Middle Class Prosperity and Associate Minister of Finance, and Judith Robertson, Commissioner of the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC), will launch the 10th anniversary of Financial Literacy Month during a virtual event on Monday, November 2 at 10:00 a.

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Coronavirus: What's Happening In Canada And Around The World On Oct. 30

Canada's News

Dr. Robert Cushman, medical officer of health for Renfrew County, says a Thanksgiving gathering attended by up to 20 people has led to a dozen cases of COVID-19 so far. 0:59. About a dozen cases have been linked to the dinner so far, Cushman said. Among them were two teenagers, which necessitated....

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COVID-19 Update For Oct. 30: Even Small Gatherings Risky, Say Health Experts

The Vancouver Sun

LATEST NEWS on COVID-19 in B.C. 3 p.m. – Health officials to release the latest numbers on COVID-19 in B.C. Health officials will provide a statement on B.C.’s numbers of new cases and deaths. 12 a.m. – Even small gatherings can kill during a pandemic, say health officials Health officials shared a....

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A Comfort Song By Patrick Watson

La Presse

Patrick Watson, who won the Félix for the English-speaking album and the English-speaking show of the year on Wednesday for his album Wave released in October 2019, launches a new song this Friday called Lost with You, which he composed during confinement

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COVID-19: Ontario Appears To Be On The Verge Of Avoiding Worst-case Scenario

Even as cases in Ontario continue to rise, with the seven-day average in Ontario now at 899, the growth of the infection has softened over the past month and experts are starting to expect a curve ... "

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October 30, 2020 Raven Magazine Covers Carleton’s Response To COVID-19 Raven Magazine Covers Carleton’s Response To COVID-19 Raven Magazine Is A Showcase For The Important And Impactful Work Done By Carleton Faculty, Students, Staff, Alumni And The University’s External Partners. Our Second Issue, Which Revolves Around The... More

Raven magazine is a showcase for the important and impactful work done by Carleton faculty, students, staff, alumni and the university’s external partners. Our second issue, which revolves around the Carleton community’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, is coming in mid-November. This video offers a sneak peak at some of the stories.

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Candy Quarantine? How Trick-or-treaters Should Handle Their Halloween Haul

CTV Canada

TORONTO -- While there has been much talk about wearing masks, physically distancing, and the proper ways to hand out candy this Halloween, there has been less guidance on what to do with the treats once they’ve been collected. Should parents sanitize each wrapper before their child digs in? Should....

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Sonication Fest: From The Roof Of The PHI Center

La Presse

It was too good not to rebroadcast it.

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Letter To The Editor | The Magic Word Is 'compromise'

The News-Gazette

Many unsettling issues still remain unresolved. Although the election may eventually be technically (or politically) decided, the people will remain strongly divided and frustrated. COVID-19 appeared to have been checked in the summer but now has raised its ugly head again and presents many roadblocks to better health and ending an anemic economy.

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Teen Helpers Organize Pumpkin Path Fundraiser For Jasper Food Bank

CTV News Barrie

JASPER, ALTA -- Volunteers from the Jasper Food Bank, the Rotary Club and the Youth Community Helpers are combining their efforts to make this year's food bank drive a success. To support the food bank and work within COVID protocol at the same time, The Pumpkin Path will be set up at Centennial Park on Oct.

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Christkindl Market Goes Online For 2020, Extends For 20 Days

CTV News Barrie

KITCHENER -- The annual Christkindl Market in Kitchener will be sporting a new online format this year in light of the COVID-19 pandemic which has changed so many traditions. The German Christmas festival was first held in Kitchener in 1997, and now brings about 40,000 visitors downtown each year.

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Ottawa, Ontario Looking At ‘sustainable Measures’ To Reopen Businesses, Reduce COVID-19 Transmission: Dr. Etches

CTV News Barrie

OTTAWA -- While new data suggests bars and restaurants are only responsible for two per cent of Ottawa's COVID-19 outbreaks, the top doctor says COVID-19 transmission is still happening in those settings. And three weeks after Ottawa was moved into a modified Stage 2, Medical Officer of Health Dr.

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Coronavirus Live Updates: Trick-or-treating Rules Vary From Province To Province

Montreal Gazette

9:20 a.m. Trick-or-treating rules vary from province to province. From The Canadian Press: Officials across the country have said that those who want to celebrate Halloween will need to make sacrifices — of varying degrees, depending on location — in order to keep their loved ones safe.

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Electricity Rates Going Up In Ontario This Weekend As Pandemic Measures End

The Toronto Sun

That’s also the day the provincial government’s COVID-19 rate relief plan, which has been in place since late March, comes to an end. The relief plan had meant about five million customers subject to so-called “time-of-use” pricing, which varies depending on the day, had instead been paying a flat rate.

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Netflix Price Hike: Standard Plan Now $14, Premium Tier Increases To $18

Entrepreneur

Is hiking prices in the US, raising the standard plan by a dollar to $13.99 a month, and the premium tier by two dollars to $17.99 a month. Netflix is increasing the cost to help it fund more TV shows and movies on the streaming service as it faces increasing “We understand people have more....

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North American Stock Markets Partially Rebound Despite Crude Hitting Five-month Low

Ottawa Citizen

TORONTO — North American stock markets partially rebounded from Wednesday's correction on a broad-based rally even though crude oil prices hit their lowest level in about five months. The climb started in the morning after European Central Bank president Christine Lagarde said the financial....

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The Situation Worsens In Retirement Homes In Ontario

Radio-Canada

The number of COVID-19-related deaths in Ontario is currently half the number of spring, but the situation in long-term care centers remains worrying, according to several experts.

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MLS Adopts Prorated Final Ranking

Radio-Canada

The league, which had had to put its season on a four-month hiatus due to the pandemic, said it would end on November 8, with no games scheduled during that month's international window.

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Stay Away From Hotspots Such As Ottawa, Says Leeds, Grenville & Lanark Top Doctor

Ottawa Citizen

Stewart, medical officer of health for the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit, said the surge of COVID-19 in the nation’s capital is having a spill-over effect into her health region. About half of the active COVID cases in the health unit are from eastern Lanark, Stewart noted.

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Peel Resident Runs 42km Marathon To Support Local Students

Toronto Star

Rob Ridley has run 40 marathons in his lifetime, with this past weekend marking his 41st. With the COVID-19 pandemic ongoing, and pressures with family, work and everyday life, the timing couldn’t be better for Rob as he prepares to run to support a local charity that is close to his heart. “I’m not an elite athlete,” said Ridley.

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Coronavirus Pandemic Spoils Halloween For Napanee, Ont., Pumpkin Carver

Global News

Talk about a case of not knowing what you’ve got till it’s gone. For years, expert pumpkin carver Diane Irwin has been invited into local schools to pass along her knowledge. This year, however, COVID-19 has made sure that isn’t happening. “It was my fun time; October was my favourite month because of pumpkins,” Irwin said.

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Government Of Canada Invests In Border Study To Fight COVID-19 Led By McMaster HealthLabs

To protect Canadians from the COVID-19 pandemic, in March 2020, the Government of Canada imposed restrictions on entry into Canada and put in place public health measures for travelers authorized to enter Canada.

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Government Of Canada Invests In COVID-19 Border Study Led By McMaster HealthLabs

Government Of Canada

To protect Canadians from the outbreak of COVID-19, in March 2020, the Government of Canada established restrictions to limit travel to Canada and put in place public health measures for travellers allowed to enter the country. Travellers are screened by public health officials on arrival at the border.

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Imperial Oil Posts Profit In 3rd Quarter As Fuel Demand Begins To Recover

Canada's News

Imperial Oil Ltd. eked out a third-quarter profit on Friday, after two straight quarters of losses, as demand started to recover after collapsing earlier in the year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Calgary-based company, which is majority owned by Exxon Mobil Corp, said its refinery throughput....

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OPINION | Kenney Betting Albertans Won't Support More Wildcat Strikes By Public Sector Workers

Canada's News

For everyone who wants to see life return to pre-pandemic normal, I give you this week's wildcat strike by Alberta health support workers. This is the strike — or one quite like it — we would have seen earlier this year if it wasn't for the pandemic. Of course, COVID-19 screwed up the timetable, as it's done so effectively with everything else.

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Minister Says Scheduling Snafus Stalling Desmond Inquiry, But Lawyer Isn't So Sure

CTV News Barrie

HALIFAX -- Nova Scotia Justice Minister Mark Furey says scheduling snafus are getting in the way of restarting a high-profile inquiry investigating why former soldier Lionel Desmond killed his family and himself in January 2017. But Adam Rodgers, a lawyer who represents one of Desmond's sisters, said Thursday that scheduling is not the problem.

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Coats For Kids Distribution In Essex County To Continue Despite Pandemic

CTV News Barrie

WINDSOR, ONT. -- The Coats for Kids campaign in Essex County is forging ahead with a few changes this year. Organizers say they had to get creative to safely collect coats. Each October, South Essex Community Council (SECC) puts out the call for new or gently used coats from the community for their annual Coats for Kids event.

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Letters Oct. 30: Beacon Hill Tent Fire; Wearing Face Masks; No Need For Lower Speed Limits

Ottawa Citizen

Doctors are demanding masks in all public centres, like malls, banks and supermarkets. Tourism B.C. is launching an ad campaign inviting all of Canada to visit us. Snowbirds welcome! Bring your illness to us! Why? What am I missing? Are we flattening the curve, or elevating it? Andrea Hyciek Victoria Let’s not bring the disease to our Island.

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Amplify: COVID-19 Has Spoiled A Lot Of Things, But I Won’t Let It Ruin Our Halloween

The Globe And Mail

We had a vacation booked for the end of March (glad I bought that cancellation insurance!) but had been telling the kids for weeks that we might not be able to fly anywhere. “Because of the virus,” the four-year-old took to saying, except in her voice it came out vi-uh-rus, stretched out to three....

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Imperial Oil Posts Lower Third-quarter Profit As Virus Cuts Demand, Prices Subscriber Content October 30 Updated

The Globe And Mail

Getting audio file ... Audio for this article is not available at this time. This translation has been automatically generated and has not been verified for accuracy. Full Disclaimer Canada’s Imperial Oil Ltd eked out a third-quarter profit on Friday, after two straight quarters of losses, as demand....

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It Is The Government's Turn To Provide Its Share Of Efforts

La Presse

François Legault is a gifted politician.

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Administrator Bagrícola Blames The Past Government For Shortages Of Basic Food Basket

Dominicanos Hoy

The administrator of the Agricultural Bank (Bagrícola), Fernando Durán, attributed the deficit in the supply of some edible products to the carelessness and negligence with which the government of President Danilo Medina managed the country's agricultural sector, during the coronavirus pandemic.

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The Little Story Of Halloween (Photo: Radio-Canada)

Radio-Canada

The Halloween party will be different this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Mass COVID-19 Screening At Elementary School North Of Montreal

Global News

An intensive screening operation is underway at Gabrielle-Roy Elementary school in Boisbriand, north of Montreal, after a student tested positive for COVID-19. On Sunday, public health authorities contacted the Seigneurie-des-Mille-Îles School Service Centre in Boisbriand to inform them that one of their students had tested positive for COVID-19.

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Canadian GDP Up 1.2% In August

La Presse

Real gross domestic product (GDP) advanced 1.2% in August, after increasing 3.1% in July, according to Statistics Canada.

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Let Cities Rein In Construction Noise, Leiper Says

Canada's News

A sign on a fence surrounding an excavation site in Ottawa warns about the danger of COVID-19 on Oct. 27, 2020. During the pandemic, the province allows construction crews to start their days earlier and end them later. (Adrian Wyld/Canadian Press) With complaints piling up from residents....

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How Is COVID-19 Changing Your Neighbourhood?

Canada's News

Commuters in Toronto’s northwest Jane and Finch neighbourhood wait for often crowded busses on Sept. 21, 2020. Physical distancing is impossible on some routes that correspond to areas home to people of colour who have already borne a disproportionate burden of the COVID caseload in the city.

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New Modelling Shows Where Most COVID-19 Outbreaks Are Happening In Ontario's Hot Spots

CTV News Barrie

TORONTO -- Ontario health officials say that while COVID-19 cases continue to climb, modelling data indicates the province may have avoided the worst-case scenario. At the same time, officials say they expect to see at least 800 new COVID-19 cases a day for most of the next month.

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Timmins BIA Prepares For COVID Recovery

CTV News Barrie

| CTV News News Video Connect News by Northern City OTHER CITIES Watch CTV News Northern Ontario | Local News Video | Top Headlines. CTV Northern Ontario... a part of the CTV News Video Network. Watch CTV News Northern Ontario | Local News Video | Top Headlines.

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First Responders Prepare To Keep Calgarians Safe On Halloween Night

CTV News Barrie

CALGARY -- Firefighters, police officers and paramedics will be patrolling Calgary streets to assist children on Halloween night, but there is an even greater emphasis on public health and safety this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The City of Calgary will once again have more than 600 emergency....

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Alpine Ski Season To Start Oct 31 At Mount Baldy In Thunder Bay, Ont.

Canada's News

Skiers and snowboarders in Thunder Bay, Ont., can dig out their winter gear this weekend, as one area ski resort will open for the season. Mount Baldy, just north of the city will have its magic carpet area open. As far as co-owner Jason Kardas is aware, it's the earliest ever opening for the ski....

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Fong’s Restaurant Closes In Carbonear

Toronto Star

Frank Butt was only a few steps into the parking lot of Fong’s Restaurant when an inkling stopped him in his tracks. It was New Year’s Eve 2019 and he had to get a picture with restaurant owner Art Fong. Butt had been going to Fong’s since it was at its original location on Water Street in Carbonear.

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Grand Falls-Windsor Getting A New Sliding Hill

Toronto Star

There is a new hill in town — or rather, there will be one in the near future in Grand Falls-Windsor. That is after the town approved entering into a partnership with the Rotary Club of Exploits to develop a sliding hill on the site of the Exploits Nordic Ski Club. The decision came at the Oct. 13 meeting of council.

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Buying Opportunity Ahead For Canadian Renewable Power Stocks: Scotiabank October 30 Updated

The Globe And Mail

Credit Suisse U.S. equity strategist Jonathan Golub recounts the “perfect storm” that has hit equity markets this week, “Perfect Storm: (Covid-19 + Lack of Stimulus + Election) … Stocks sold off 3½% [Wednesday], 7½% over the past 2 weeks. With all of the chatter around the election, it’s the virus....

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Calgary Meteorologist Jordan Witzel Dresses As Glamorgan Cheese Bun For Halloween 2020

Global News

Though has undeniably put a damper on Halloween celebrations this year, meteorologist Jordan Witzel still pulled on a pair of tights and, in what has become an annual tradition, dressed up in a costume for on Friday. Witzel wore an orange sheet draped over his head and some orange socks over his....

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Retailers See Kingston Village As Up And Coming, Despite Coronavirus Pandemic’s Effects

The Gazette

In a time when many small businesses are shuttering because of the novel coronavirus pandemic, Lynette Cavin and two business partners decided it was a good time to do the exact opposite — start a business. The Studio on Third will open Nov. 2 at 102 Third Ave. SW where a previous fitness studio operated until the owner retired in August.

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Update On COVID-19 (October 30, 2020) - Prime Minister, Ministers And Government Of Canada Officials To Hold Press Conference On Coronavirus Disease

October 30, 2020, OTTAWA, ON - The Prime Minister, Ministers and Government of Canada officials will hold a press conference to provide an update on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

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Hotel Industry Renting Spaces For Other Purposes

La Presse

Convert the rooms into temporary offices for psychologists or notaries who have to meet with clients for a few hours, make a parking space a storage place for recreational vehicles and boats or even rent the kitchen from a restaurant owner.

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COVID-19 Update (October 30, 2020) – The Prime Minister, Ministers And Government Of Canada Officials To Hold A News Conference On Coronavirus Disease

Government Of Canada

October 30, 2020, OTTAWA, ON – The Prime Minister, Ministers and Government of Canada officials will hold a news conference to provide an update on coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Government of Canada officials will also hold a media technical briefing on data and modelling informing public health action on COVID-19.

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Calgary Cab Companies Are Staring Down A Grim Holiday Season As Revenues Plummet

Canada's News

In a regular year, Calgary cab companies would be starting to prepare for the calendar turning to November and December — two of the busiest months in the taxi industry. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, however, holiday parties are going to look a lot different — which means a lot less cabs are going to be called at the end of the night.

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Chatham-Kent Getting Into The Holiday Spirit With The Gift

CTV News Barrie

WINDSOR, ONT. -- Chatham-Kent volunteers are striving to make sure the holiday spirit reaches every person in every community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Organizers have put out a call for help and say momentum is already building across Chatham-Kent for The Gift.

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City Of Montreal To Add Hundreds Of Beds, Warming Stations For The Homeless As Winter Approaches

CTV News Barrie

MONTREAL -- As the number of people on the streets has increased during the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Montreal is adding hundreds of new beds for the homeless this winter. The city is adding 1,650 places for the homeless, which is 700 more than usual, and the spots will be available a month prior to the usual date.

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Ontario Premier To Make Announcement This Afternoon

CTV News Barrie

TORONTO -- Ontario Premier Doug Ford will be making an announcement alongside his minister of education on Friday. Minister Stephen Lecce will join the premier and the Associate Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Barbara Yaffe for the announcement in Etobicoke, Ont. at 1 p.m.

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SNC-Lavalin Group Reports $85.1-million Q3 Loss, Revenue Down From A Year Ago

Ottawa Citizen

MONTREAL — SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. reported a loss of $85.1 million in its latest quarter compared with profit of $2.76 billion a year ago when its results were boosted by the sale of a 10.01 per cent stake in Highway 407 ETR. The company says the loss amounted to 48 cents per diluted share for the quarter ended Sept.

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Show Your True Colors To Your Employees

The Gazette

Whether working remotely or on-site, everyone is feeling some level of stress around meeting the demands of work and home life while navigating the confines of a pandemic. Employees are dealing with stressed-out customers, vendors, suppliers and colleagues.

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New, More Diverse Halifax Regional Council Sworn In

Canada's News

There was African drumming, a Mi'kmaw Honour Song and bagpipes at the swearing in ceremony for Halifax's new council at the Convention Centre on Thursday evening. It was a diverse introduction for a council chamber that will have gender parity for the first time and two representatives who are Black.

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Vancouver Artist Finds Therapy In Recreating Group Of Seven Paintings

The Globe And Mail

Vancouver artist Georgia Youngs was lying in her bed, panicking. It was early in March, and the COVID-19 crisis had shut down the classes she taught to more than 80 students. The 75-year-old painter, who lives alone in a bungalow in the west side of the city, didn’t know what she was going to do....

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Coronavirus Pandemic Could Ease Adjustment Of Daylight Saving Time, Experts Say

Global News

Some professors predict the time-warping nature of the crisis could ease the adjustment, while a permanent-time proponent says the one-hour shift will compound the discombobulation of life under lockdown. While the twice-yearly tradition continues to be a source of fervid contention, University of....

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Maskwacis Minimum Security Prison Locked Down After Positive COVID-19 Tests

Canada's News

The federal minimum security Pê Sâkâstêw Centre in Maskwacis has been locked down after two staff members tested positive for COVID-19. Another three staff members are self-isolating at home. A spokesperson for Correctional Service Canada told CBC News they don't believe the infected employees were in close contact with any of the inmates.

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Alberta Sets New High In COVID-19 Cases Among Kids And Teens, While Testing Declines

Canada's News

The number of cases of COVID-19 among school-aged children in Alberta has again surged to a new high, while the number of kids and teens being tested continues to decline. Data from Alberta Health shows the number of new daily cases has continued to rise among five- to nine-year-olds and has again shot up, especially, among 10- to 19-year-olds.

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Kim St-Pierre, Outstanding Personality For Young People

La Presse

The former goalkeeper is one of the 15 finalists for MAMMOUTH 2020. When Kim St-Pierre tells a young audience about her Olympic exploits, the looks are sometimes questioning.

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COVID-19's Effect On Halloween And The Time Change: In The News For Friday, Oct. 30

City News

In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what’s on the radar of our editors for the morning of XXX. X … What we are watching in Canada … As spooky season reaches its climax in a particularly frightening year, some historians argue the....

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5 Things To Know For Friday, October 30, 2020

CTV Canada

TORONTO -- Canada has more than 27,200 active cases of COVID-19, with nearly 3,000 new cases added in the last day. Here's what else you need to know to start your day. 1. Inside the ICU: Six months after CTV News first visited the COVID-19 intensive care unit at Humber River Hospital, where doctors....

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Before The Bell: What Every Canadian Investor Needs To Know Today Subscriber Content October 30 Updated

The Globe And Mail

Ahead of the North American open, Nasdaq futures were off by nearly 2 per cent after a slew of tech earnings that topped expectations but disappointed investors in the details. S&P and Dow futures were both down by more than 1 per cent. Wall Street managed a modest rebound on Thursday on a positive GDP report.

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Premarket: World Stocks Take Fresh Dip As COVID Infection Rate Weighs Subscriber Content October 30 Updated

The Globe And Mail

A strong central bank-fuelled bounce back from the initial pandemic slide earlier in the year has faltered this week with concerns about an even worse second wave of infections, particularly in Europe, taking the froth off markets. World stocks were down 0.

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Minnesota Epidemiologist Warns Hockey 'is Probably The Riskiest' Sport To Spread COVID-19

Canada's News

Michael Osterholm, the director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, says hockey arenas pose a moderate-to-high risk of spreading COVID-19. (istock) An epidemiologist in Minnesota considers hockey arenas to be a high-risk setting for COVID-19 spread.

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COVID-19 Ottawa To Announce New Support For Indigenous People

La Presse

The Government of Canada is preparing to provide additional assistance to Indigenous peoples and northern communities to better cope with the lasting impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Today’s Coronavirus News: Feds To Unveil More Support For Indigenous Communities; Halloween Proceeds In Frightening Times With Health Measures In Place; Tokyo Olympics To Give Refunds To Ticket Buyers

Toronto Star

The latest coronavirus news from Canada and around the world Friday. This file will be updated throughout the day. Web links to longer stories if available. 6:16 a.m. A multi-state coronavirus surge in the countdown to Election Day has exposed a clear split between President Donald Trump’s bullish....

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COVID-19 On P.E.I.: What's Happening Friday, Oct. 30

Canada's News

Charlottetown Farmers’ Market will reopen the inside market on Saturday. (John Robertson/CBC) The Charlottetown Farmers' Market building will for the first time since March. Prince Edward Island once more has no active cases of COVID-19, Chief Public Health Officer Dr.

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COVID-19 In Quebec: What You Need To Know On Friday

Canada's News

It turns out the province will be receiving a much larger batch of rapid COVID-19 testing kits — about 453,000 in total, with a little less than half of that order expected to arrive by the end of this week. Federal Health Minister Patty Hajdu confirmed those numbers on Thursday during question period in the House of Commons.

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[LIVE OCTOBER 30, 2020] All The Developments Of The COVID-19 Pandemic

Le Journal De Montreal

Whether in Quebec or elsewhere on the planet, the COVID-19 pandemic is disrupting our lives.

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Dementia Patients In Manitoba Care Homes Struggling With Health Declines Amid COVID-19

Global News

Has been a struggle for many people but it is hitting Manitoba seniors particularly hard — especially those in care homes living with Alzheimer’s. There are 23,000 Manitobans who live with a form of Alzheimer’s or dementia, including Brad McIntosh’s 92-year-old mom Marjory, who lives in the River East Personal Care Home.

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The Other Side Of The Pandemic: Fewer Traffic Deaths

Ottawa Citizen

Article content continued. Some countries reported increases in average speeds and more severe crashes at the same time that traffic deaths and volumes went down. Many countries had more dramatic drops in traffic deaths than Canada’s 34 per cent decrease.

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Opinion: Let’s Use Universities To Restart Montreal

Montreal Gazette

Article content. They say absence makes the heart grow fonder, and these days one thing we sorely miss is the spirit of Montreal as a university town. Not that the city’s academic institutions have ground to a halt or even shifted into low gear. Far from it! But the extraordinary vibrancy of....

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Daughter Of B.C. Woman In Long-term Care Says Outbreak Or Not, She Needs To See Her Mother

Canada's News

It's not COVID-19 or the flu that has Lynanne Beck most worried about her mother in long-term care. What Beck fears is the mental anguish her 101-year-old mother is suffering because of what she calls confusing and overly-strict visitation rules. Beck's mother, Eileen Rodgers, is a resident at....

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Cauldrons And Candy Chutes: Online Map Helps Halloween Fans Find Winnipeg's Spookiest Yards

Canada's News

A new frightfully fun online map has been created to help Winnipeggers engage in a Halloween tradition: checking out some of the yards decked out for the spooky occasion. The Winnipeg Halloween Map shows the locations of decorated yards throughout the city.

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Take Precautions Seriously, Pimicikamak Community Members Urge Public

Canada's News

Mikisew School resource teacher April Roudani is trying to keep in touch with students through social media, since the high school in Pimicikamak, Man., is closed, and she's also self-isolating after being a potential contact to a case of COVID-19. "We're on complete lockdown," Roudani said. "We pray for the best.

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Veteran Advisors Weigh In On What Makes Good And Bad Clients October 30 Updated

The Globe And Mail

For Canadian investors with modest portfolios, the old adage “it takes money to make money” rings especially true when the fee model for high-end financial advice is broken down. Advisors’ compensation is generally based on a set percentage of the amount their clients invest. The bigger the portfolio, the smaller the percentage.

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10,000 COVID-19 Deaths, 3 Lives Remembered

Canada's News

6 hours ago; Radio; 20:21. This week, Canada hit a grim milestone: more than 10,000 people in the country have died from COVID-19 — although experts say the true number could be higher. Today, we hear about three of the many who have been lost: Shawn Auger, the first recorded Canadian in his 30s to....

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David Staples: McGowan Muses About General Strike Against UCP But Will It Backfire?

Edmonton Journal

We need jobs, not mobs of people berating, attacking, undermining, boycotting and picketing each other. First, we had Jason Kenney’s UCP battling over pay and privatization with health-care workers. That’s a fight that should have been put off until after the pandemic subsided.

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Ontario Moving Away From Worst-case Projections But Daily Cases Still Expected Around 800 To 1,200

Ottawa Citizen

“Most indicators are showing a slowing growth in COVID-19 cases,” said Steini Brown, dean of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto and co-chair of the Ontario COVID-19 Science Advisory Table, at a press conference on Thursday.

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Through The Roof, Almost Literally: Thrift Stores See Spike In Both Donations And Sales

Canada's News

Gail Dempsey, the executive director of Epilepsy Newfoundland and Labrador, the organization that runs Previously Loved Clothes and Things, poses with the massive pile of store donations. (Gavin Simms/CBC) You probably won't find a person happier to be inundated by garbage bags than Gail Dempsey.

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ROB Magazine Canada’s 50 Best Executives 2020: They Led Their Companies Through COVID-19 And Built A Better Country In The Process October 30 Updated

The Globe And Mail

For seeing the big picture—especially now. “I’ve just started—completely remotely—as a leader at a new company. I haven’t met most of my colleagues in person yet, and I don’t know when I will. It’s been a challenge, definitely, but the pandemic has shown us that companies are really resilient and....

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Conservation Group Makes Pitch To Parks Canada For St. Marys River Designation

Canada's News

Every time life-long fisherman Mark Dort wades into St. Marys River to cast his line and try to lure fish to his fly, he hopes he'll land a big one. But this fall, his aim wasn't just to snag a large trout in the picturesque waterway on Nova Scotia's Eastern Shore.

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Charlottetown Farmers' Market Prepares To Move Back Inside After Renovations

Canada's News

Preparations are nearly complete as the Charlottetown Farmers' Market gets set to reopen the doors to the public for the first time since mid-March. "We've been outside since June and we're coming inside for the fall and winter," said Bernie Plourde, the manager of the Charlottetown Farmers' Market....

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Toronto Man Creates 'Yelp For COVID-19 Test Centres' Where You Can Get More Info, Leave A Review

Canada's News

Whether it's a restaurant or retail store, Ken Milstone-Turner often does an online search about a business before he goes to it. And he had the same approach a few weeks ago when he came down with some COVID-19 symptoms. After deciding he should get a test, the 24 year-old Toronto resident started....

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How A Montreal Teacher Is Prioritizing Self-care To Get Through The Pandemic

Canada's News

Juliet Oppong-Nuako is juggling her own worries, those of her son and those of her students. She knows if she doesn't take self-care seriously, her mental health will suffer. (Submitted by Juliet Oppong-Nuako) Teacher. Parent. Wife. Individual. In pre-pandemic times, it was a difficult task to meet the daily demands of life.

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25 Years After The Referendum The Heirs Of 1995

La Presse

Hadrien Parizeau was only 5 years old in 1995. Antoine Dionne Charest was 7. The first is the grandson of former Prime Minister Jacques Parizeau.

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Second Wave: Deaths No Longer Occur Especially In CHSLDs

La Presse

Since the beginning of October, the profile of people who succumb to COVID-19 has started to change in Quebec.

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Open Arms In An Era Of Closed Borders: Pandemic-era Immigration Plan To Be Released

CTV Canada

A young new Canadian holds a flag as she takes part in a citizenship ceremony on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, to mark the 37th anniversary of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick) OTTAWA -- Canada's tradition of welcoming....

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Open Arms In An Era Of Closed Borders: Pandemic-era Immigration Plan To Be Released

City News

Federal Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Marco Mendicino announces a program to help asylum seekers who worked in the healthcare system during the COVID-19 pandemic to gain permanent residence status at a news conference in Montreal, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz.

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COVID-19's Effect On Halloween And The Time Change: In The News For Friday, Oct. 30

Ottawa Citizen

As spooky season reaches its climax in a particularly frightening year, some historians argue the COVID-19 pandemic offers an opportunity to explore a different side of Halloween. The holiday has no fixed meaning and has been celebrated differently over the centuries, so there's a deep well of....

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Sponsored Content Point Of View Point Of View The Silence Of The CSN And The FTQ 04:00

Le Soleil

Gentlemen, Last June, an electronic petition signed by 10,142 people on the website of the National Assembly of Quebec was submitted to ask for the establishment of annuity insurance and the revision of the Act respecting supplementary pension plans.

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Open Arms In An Era Of Closed Borders: Pandemic-era Immigration Plan To Be Released

Ottawa Citizen

The plan for 2020 had been to settle around 341,000 new permanent residents, a goal in keeping with ongoing increases to immigration levels for the last several years. This year's number, however, was released literally on the eve of Canada beginning to cut itself entirely off from the outside world to control the spread of the novel coronavirus.

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The Latest Numbers On COVID-19 In Canada For Friday Oct. 30, 2020

Ottawa Citizen

_ Quebec: 103,844 confirmed (including 6,214 deaths, 88,442 resolved) _ Ontario: 73,819 confirmed (including 3,118 deaths, 63,123 resolved) _ Alberta: 27,042 confirmed (including 318 deaths, 21,803 resolved) _ British Columbia: 14,109 confirmed (including 262 deaths, 11,449 resolved) _ Manitoba:....

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At-Home Play Packs Toyr"R"Us Canada Created Entertaining 'R' Stay-at-Home Play Packs In Response To COVID-19, Toys\R\Us Canada Is Announcing A Stay-at-Home Play Initiative, Along With Stay-At-Home Play Packs To Keep Families Entertained. The Online-exclusive Curated Play Packs Are... MORE

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In response to COVID-19, Toys"R"Us Canada is announcing a Stay-at-Home Play initiative, along with Stay-At-Home Play Packs to keep families entertained. The online-exclusive curated play packs are designed to keep young ones busy while school is out by offering a mix of art, sensory, building and gaming experiences.

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What's Happening In Ottawa This Weekend: Oct. 30-Nov. 1

CTV News Barrie

OTTAWA -- It's Halloween and we gain an extra hour of sleep this weekend. CTVNewsOttawa.ca looks at things to do with the family in Ottawa, eastern Ontario and western Quebec. Don't forget, daylight saving time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday. Turn the clocks back one hour before you go to bed on Saturday night.

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COVID-19 In Ottawa: Fast Facts For Oct. 30, 2020

CTV News Barrie

OTTAWA -- Good morning. Here is the latest news on COVID-19 and its impact on Ottawa. Fast Facts: New data shows Ottawa's closed bars and restaurants not a major source of COVID-19 outbreaks; COVID-19 cases continue to climb in Ontario, but new modelling data shows the province may have avoided the....

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Federal Government To Announce New Immigration Targets Today

Canada's News

Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino will unveil a three-year immigration plan today that will set targets for bringing skilled workers, family members and refugees into Canada in the midst of a global pandemic. Last year's plan promised to bring in more than one million immigrants over a three-year....

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Why Federal Conservatives Should Be Concerned About Saskatchewan's Election Result

Canada's News

This column is an opinion by Kory Teneycke, a former director of communications for prime minister Stephen Harper. He managed the recent Ontario PC Party Campaign, and is a partner at Rubicon Strategy. For more information about , please see the The Saskatchewan Party was re-elected Monday night....

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Ottawa's Wastewater Suggests COVID-19 Levels Are Plateauing

Canada's News

Scientists measuring the levels of COVID-19 in Ottawa's wastewater say data suggests the recent surge of new infections in the city may be slowing, even plateauing. Tyson Graber, associate research scientist at CHEO Research Institute and co-lead investigator on the wastewater monitoring project,....

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Family Thanksgiving Dinner Was Superspreading Event In Renfrew, Health Official Says

Canada's News

Health officials are still tracing the outbreak from a Thanksgiving dinner in Renfrew County that resulted in about a dozen cases, making up about a tenth of all confirmed cases in the region. A file photo of people serving themselves a Thanksgiving potluck shared meal.

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Latest Provincial COVID-19 Update Shows Good News, Old News For Ottawa

Canada's News

The latest data on COVID-19 trends in Ontario shows good news and, well, old news for Ottawa. The good news is that Ottawa's per capita rate of COVID-19 cases is on the way down. Just two weeks ago, Ottawa had the highest rate in Ontario — even higher than Toronto — with 75 cases per 100,000 residents.

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Frustration Grows As Flu Vaccine Supply Shrinks In Ottawa

Canada's News

Some people in Ottawa are having a hard time getting their annual flu shot in a year of unprecedented demand. Elizabeth Sweeney was especially frustrated that the appointment she booked for herself, her spouse and their child at an Ottawa Rexall Pharmacy was cancelled at the last minute Thursday.

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Groups Scramble To Find Alternatives To School Gyms

Canada's News

Gym time has become a hot commodity in pandemic New Brunswick after the Department of Education closed all of its gyms to community groups. That means children's athletic associations, youth groups, and anyone who previously operated out of a school, are all scrambling to find alternative locations.

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For A Much-needed Glimpse Of Normalcy, Look To Rouyn-Noranda And A Movie Theatre

Canada's News

The road blocks cutting Rouyn-Noranda off from the rest of the world went up on April 4. It's the sort of thing that leaves a lasting memory. "If I'm remembering correctly, we were one of the first cities to be totally confined ... my parents live in Val d'Or and it felt like a wall had gone up overnight.

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Hamilton Gets $10.8M For Affordable Housing Units, But It Has To Build Them Fast

Canada's News

Modular buildings, as seen above in Vancouver, are a viable option for the money given to Hamilton for affordable housing, says city councillor Chad Collins. (Cory Correia/CBC News) Hamilton is getting $10.8 million from the federal government to quickly build affordable housing units in the city,....

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Trump And Biden Clash On COVID-19 As They Hold Rallies In Battleground State Florida

Arab News

TAMPA, Florida: President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden showcased their contrasting approaches to the resurgent coronavirus pandemic as they rallied supporters on Thursday in the battleground state of Florida with the clock winding down to Election Day.

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Scaled-back Plan For 2021 Cruise-ship Season; Marketing Continues For Alaska Sailings

Ottawa Citizen

Transport Canada has extended its ban on visits by cruise ships to the end of February, as the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority makes plans for a pared-down cruise season ­starting in April. It’s the third time the federal agency has imposed a ban on ­visiting cruise ships, after the vessels....

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Pelosi, Trump Administration Trade Blame Over Virus Aid

Toronto Star

WASHINGTON - The major players in Washington’s COVID-19 relief blame game lobbed familiar volleys on Thursday, marking time in the days before an election that promises to change the landscape for talks that have dragged on for months without producing results.

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NLL Hoping To Start Next Season In Spring 2021

CTV News Barrie

SASKATOON -- It’s been a while since Saskatchewan Rush fans have seen their team in action, but the National Lacrosse League (NLL) has set a target date for its next season. The league is targeting the weekend of April 9, 2021 to open its next season. “We have been continuously working with our....

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Eateries Choking On Record Debt Loads

Toronto Star

A “skyrocketing” number of Manitoban taverns and eateries are incurring record debt loads this year because of COVID-19, as they struggle to survive at less than a third of regular sales amid tightening pandemic restrictions. New numbers from the Manitoba Restaurant and Foodservices Association on....

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Ford Proving He Is Not Qualified To Lead In A Crisis

Toronto Star

This copy is for your personal non-commercial use only. To order presentation-ready copies of Toronto Star content for distribution to colleagues, clients or customers, or inquire about permissions/licensing, please go to: , Oct. 29. Seriously? The number of new cases reported has gone from 133 at the start of September to 834 on Oct.

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Money Won’t Help LTC When Staffing Law Is Unenforceable

Toronto Star

, Oct. 24. As a member of the public, I am having difficulty understanding something about the recommendation of four hours of care daily for residents by the COVID-19 long-term-care commission. It would be lovely if this was possible, however the Toronto Star and other press have repeatedly said....

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Not All Gyms Are Equal; Let’s Not Punish Them All

Toronto Star

, Opinion, Oct. 22. Several residents and I are upset and confused that our small, private exercise room has been lumped in with large, commercial gyms and has been forced to close. In our circumstances, it’s silly. Our exercise room — this is its official title; we’d taken to grandly calling it a....

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Seven Tips For A Better Night’s Sleep

University Of Alberta

. The end of daylight savings time is a good time to look at our sleep habits and think about how we can get better sleep. Kate Storey, Pamela Mellon, Melissa Bird - 30 October 2020. While you may be looking forward to catching some extra sleep when we change our clocks on Nov.

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Swimming Canada Urges Pools To Accommodate Youth, Says Can Be Done Safely

Total membership is just under half of what it was a year ago. Participation among nine and 10-year-olds is down 60 per cent. For eight and under, it's 71 per cent lower. Swimming Canada's high-performance director John Atkinson says swimming faces a "lost generation.

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Trudeau, EU Leaders Express Faith In America And Call For Return To Multilateralism

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the European Union's two top political leaders expressed faith in the American people Thursday ahead of a U.S. presidential election where the outcome will have major implications for global relations. Trudeau, European Commission President Ursula von der....

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Reigning Brier Champions Team Brad Gushue Making Season Debut This Week In Halifax

Brad Gushue experienced mixed emotions as he prepared to throw practice stones for the first time this season. He opened his curling bag and found the gold medal, crest and Newfoundland and Labrador jacket as he left them after winning the Brier last March before the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Canada's Hearn Looks To Shake Off Poor 2020 Results With More Consistent Play

David Hearn, like everyone, has been deeply effected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Hearn, from Burlington, Ont., is on the PGA Tour's players committee and had to review the pro golf circuit's return-to-play plan in the spring. When he returned to competitive play he admits that he was distracted by the....

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B.C. Reports Another COVID-19 Outbreak At Seniors Facility And Two More Deaths

VICTORIA — Public health officials have declared another outbreak of COVID-19 at a seniors assisted-living facility in B.C., while case counts keep climbing. A news release Wednesday says the latest outbreak in the facility in Surrey brings the total number of long-term care or assisted-living sites....

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Security Hired To Watch B.C. Parents Angered By COVID Rules At Youth Soccer Games

CHILLIWACK, B.C. — A youth soccer club in Chilliwack, B.C., has hired a security firm to patrol the sidelines during games because of what the club describes as "borderline violent" confrontations over COVID-19 restrictions. In a letter posted on the Chilliwack FC website Tuesday, chair Andrea....

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'Bleak' Drilling Forecast Calls For Even Fewer Canadian Oil And Gas Wells In 2021

CALGARY — The Petroleum Services Association of Canada says it expects another "bleak" year for Canadian oil and gas drilling in 2021. It says it expects a total of 2,600 wells will be drilled in Canada next year, down from its expected total of 2,850 wells in the current year. Both numbers represent more than 50-year lows for activity.

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Gildan Understands Airline Industry's Pain As Reduced Travel Hurts T-shirt Business

Gildan Activewear Inc. says it is feeling some of the same pain as the airline industry as COVID-19 has upended the tourism business and demand for holiday printed T-shirts. The Montreal-based clothing manufacturer is a big producer of imprintables, blank shirts that wholesale customers use to affix printed designs.

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North American Stock Markets Partially Rebound Despite Crude Hitting Five-month Low

TORONTO — North American stock markets partially rebounded from Wednesday's correction on a broad-based rally even though crude oil prices hit their lowest level in about five months. The climb started in the morning after European Central Bank president Christine Lagarde said the financial....

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Suncor Says End Of Alberta Oil Quotas A "positive Signal" As It Reports $302M Loss

CALGARY — The Alberta government's decision to end its oil production curtailment program in December after almost two years is "a very positive signal" for oilsands and refining giant Suncor Energy Inc., CEO Mark Little said Thursday. The end of the quota system imposed to support oil prices will....

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'No Hallween Parties' Says Provincial Health Officer

A newly-imposed regulation limiting the size of gatherings in private homes means "no Halloween parties" this weekend, provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry confirmed Thursday. "This is because many of the things we do at parties and celebrations, things like talking and hugging and eating a....

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Alarm Bells Ring Over COVID-19 And Long-term Care; Ontario Sees Slowing Virus Growth

Politicians, advocates and public health officials were ringing the alarm Thursday over COVID-19's impact on long-term care homes as new modelling out of Ontario projected the virus will spread at a more gentle rate than feared. Green party Leader Annamie Paul urged a national inquiry on long-term....

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Canada's Ban On Big Cruise Ships Extended Until February

OTTAWA — Transport Minister Marc Garneau says big cruise ships will be banned from Canadian waters at least until the end of February now. The same extension is being applied to the ban on smaller vessels carrying 12 or more passengers in Arctic coastal waters.

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Canadians Come Together Online To Ring In U.S. Election With Cross-border Stakes

In 2008, avid politico Daniel Roukema was moved to tears while watching the U.S. election at an Ottawa pub, the elated crowd around him breaking into cheers, when the newscaster announced that Barack Obama had been elected the first Black president of the United States.

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Minister Says Scheduling Snafus Stalling Desmond Inquiry, But Lawyer Isn't So Sure

"My understanding in speaking with inquiry counsel was that those (scheduling) arrangements with other judges had all be made, and the space was available for the dates in November and December," Rodgers said in an interview. "If the minister is saying those discussions need to take place and that's....

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N.S. Offers Hotels, Motels Property Tax Rebate To Help With COVID-induced Losses

The program starts Nov. 16 and will provide qualified operators with a 25 per cent rebate on their 2020-21 commercial property tax bill. MacLellan said the measure had been requested by the tourism industry, adding that he recognized businesses are still facing tough times.

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The Latest COVID-19 Developments In Canada

B.C. provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry says the latest COVID-19 death in the province reminds people that the virus can’t tell the difference between the size of gatherings. A woman in her 80s died in hospital after attending a small birthday party in a home where most of those who went to celebrate became infected.

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The Latest Numbers On COVID-19 In Canada For Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020

_ Quebec: 103,844 confirmed (including 6,214 deaths, 88,442 resolved) _ Ontario: 73,819 confirmed (including 3,118 deaths, 63,123 resolved) _ Alberta: 27,042 confirmed (including 318 deaths, 21,803 resolved) _ British Columbia: 14,109 confirmed (including 262 deaths, 11,449 resolved) _ Manitoba:....

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Slower Growth In COVID-19 Cases, Hospitalizations In Ontario: Health Officials

City News

Ontario health officials say while COVID-19 cases continue to grow in the province, new modeling shows we are seeing a slower growth in cases and hospitalizations. Dean of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, Dr. Adalsteinn Brown, says they estimate we will see a steady state of between 800-1200 cases per day for a while.

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An October Vaccine Surprise?

La Presse

The "October surprise" is an important event that comes just before a US presidential election.

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COVID-19: Sacrifices Are Necessary, Argues Legault

Radio-Canada

Prime Minister François Legault says he understands the weariness of the population and the frustrations of restaurant and gym owners, but he maintains that the measures put in place are useful to curb the spread of the virus.

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GNWT Announces 2020 Anti-Poverty Fund Recipients

Julie Green, Minister of Health and Social Services announced the 2020 recipients for the $1 million Anti-Poverty Fund. The Fund helps support eligible organizations in their efforts to reduce poverty. The Anti-Poverty Advisory Committee, an external cross sector group, reviewed applications and made recommendations to the Minister for approval.

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Oyster Farmers Battered As COVID-19 Dries Up Restaurant Market

Toronto Star

Oyster farmers know grit can make for a good pearl. But shellfish farmer Victor McLaggan’s tenacity is being tested as the pandemic continues to hobble the restaurant industry, the main source of his income. McLaggan’s niche market is selling direct to high-end restaurants across Canada, ones with....

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Yellowknife City Council Approves Funding For Temporary Day Shelter

Toronto Star

The quest for a new Yellowknife day shelter may be nearing an end. City council on Thursday voted to release funding for the creation of a temporary day shelter on city property. That vote followed months of debate about where a temporary shelter should go.

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B.C. Bus Companies Say They Need Help To Survive COVID-19

Creston Valley Advance

Vancouver Island-based Wilson’s Transportation has expanded to fill some of the routes left unserviced by Greyhound as of Nov. 1, 2018. (Black Press files) The inter-city B.C. bus companies that carried on and expanded after Greyhound pulled out of Western Canada say they aren’t likely to make it....

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Interior Health Reports Seven More COVID-19 Cases

Creston Valley Advance

A nurse performs a test on a patient at a drive-in COVID-19 clinic in Montreal, on Wednesday, October 21, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson Interior Health reported seven new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, Oct. 29, bringing the region’s total case-count since the pandemic began to 734.

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Creston Mother And Daughter Weed-pulling Duo Win Volunteer Of The Year Award

Creston Valley Advance

A Creston mother and daughter weed-pulling duo have been named as the recipients of the Central Kootenay Invasive Species Society (CKISS) 2020 volunteer of the year award. Alison Master and her mom Catherine Prowse have been volunteering with CKISS since 2007, through their participation in the....

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B.C. Reports 234 New COVID Cases, 1 Death Of Senior Who Had Attended Small Birthday Party

Creston Valley Advance

One of the most recent deaths related to the ongoing pandemic in B.C. has been linked to a 10-person birthday party, health officials confirmed Thursday (Oct. 29). Speaking from Surrey – the city seeing the highest number of COVID transmissions – provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced 234 new cases of COVID-19 since Wednesday.

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Play_circle_filled WOC-Owned Culturally-Inspired Pool Floats Alma Ocean Offers "Pools Floats For ALL Communities" Alma Ocean Is A Black-owned, Female Startup Looking To Revolutionize The Pool Inflatables And Water Accessories Industry With Culturally-designed Pools, Floats, And Water Accessories Including Swim... MORE

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Alma Ocean is a Black-owned, female startup looking to revolutionize the pool inflatables and water accessories industry with culturally-designed pools, floats, and water accessories including swim caps. Danielle Hodge, the founder of Alma Ocean, decided to launch the brand after moving back home....

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National Fencing Team Members Gravitate To Southwest Calgary Club To Hone Their Edge For Tokyo

CTV News Barrie

CALGARY -- A fencing club in southwest Calgary, a city better-known for its winter sports, has become an unlikely training hub for many of Canada's national team members. Alanna Goldie has been around fencing for as long as she can remember. Her father Brad was a competitor, a referee and the president of Canadian Fencing.

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Feds Invest In Ag Worker Safety

Farms

Ottawa will provide almost $1 million towards the Emergency On-Farm Support Fund in Nova Scotia. By Ottawa is providing Canadian farm businesses with $35 million to purchase personal protective equipment, improve living quarters or make other necessary changes in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Dicamba Registration Decision Here

Farms

By Charlie Cahoon EPA issued a press release on October 27, 2020, approving new five-year over-the-top (for dicamba-tolerant cotton and soybean) registrations for Engenia and XtendiMax with VaporGrip and extending the over-the-top registration of Tavium Plus VaporGrip. Palmer amaranth response to dicamba.

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Government Of Canada Invests $945,000 To Further Protect Prince Edward Island Farm Workers During COVID-19

Farms

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada - The Government of Canada recognizes the critical role of the food supply chain and is committed to improving the safety of these workplaces. Today, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food,....

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Quebec Premier On COVID-19, Ethics Commissioner’s Report – October 29, 2020

CPAC

In Quebec City, Quebec Premier François Legault provides an update on the province’s response to the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) pandemic. He is joined by Christian Dubé, Quebec’s minister of health and social services, and Dr. Horacio Arruda, the province’s director of public health.

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Mayor Encourages Winnipeggers Not To Go Trick-or-treating This Year Because Of COVID-19

Canada's News

Winnipeg's mayor is urging parents to keep their kids home this Halloween because of the pandemic, and make some alternative spooky plans. Provincial health officials have said activities like trick-or-treating can still go ahead if they are done safely.

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Logan’s Pub, Victoria Live Music Mainstay, Shuts For Good Amid COVID-19

Global News

A popular Victoria, B.C. gathering place and live music venue is closing its doors for good due to the pandemic. Logan’s Pub announced this week that it is shutting down permanently after more than two decades in business. Logan’s closed in March for what it described as an “intermission,” but has yet to reopen.

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AHS Shuts Down Coffee Shop After Not Complying With COVID-19 Measures

CTV News Barrie

EDMONTON -- Alberta Health Services has shuttered a Leduc coffee shop after employees were observed interacting with patrons without wearing masks. Inspectors also saw employees interacting with patrons without keeping a two metre distance while handling cash and serving food at a service counter, compromising physical distancing.

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Protesters Demand The Reopening Of Gyms

Le Journal De Montreal

A demonstration demanding the reopening of training centers took place Thursday in Montreal in front of the premises of Pro Gym, a private mega-center with more than 9,000 subscribers.

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Northwest Calgary McDonald's Employee Tests Positive For COVID-19

CTV News Barrie

CALGARY -- A northwest Calgary McDonald's temporarily closed Thursday after an employee reported that they tested positive for COVID-19. Upon being informed of the positive test, the restaurant's management decided to immediately shut down for a thorough cleaning and sanitization by a certified third party.

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Toronto Carpenter Builds Tiny Wooden Shelters For Those Experiencing Homelessness

CTV News Barrie

TORONTO -- With winter right around the corner, one Toronto carpenter is using his skills to help those who would otherwise be stranded on the streets in frigid temperatures. Khaleel Seivwright is building and donating tiny, portable homes. Speaking from the garage he rented to hand-build wooden....

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B.C. Dad Questions Lack Of Mandatory Mask Policy In Hospital's Newborn ICU

CTV News Barrie

VANCOUVER -- Sina Muscati’s twin boy and girl havef been in the neonatal intensive care unit at Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster, B.C. since they arrived prematurely in September. “My children were born very early, 28 weeks plus 2 days,” Muscati said. “The staff have been really really great, they’ve been taking really good care of them.

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Halloween Plans Up In Air For Some, But One Store Experiences Surge In Sales

CTV News Barrie

LETHBRIDGE, ALTA. -- Several local businesses have taken a hit due to the COVID-19 pandemic and with restrictions on social gatherings and measures around social distancing many would think those associated with Halloween might too. However, despite the pandemic, there is no trick to the treat of....

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First Saskatoon Police Service Sworn Member Tests Positive For COVID-19

Canada's News

The service said it is not believed that the person, who works in administration, contracted the coronavirus from anyone in the workplace. (Guy Quenneville/CBC) The Saskatoon Police Service confirmed its first COVID-19 positive case in a sworn member on Thursday.

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Inside A Toronto ICU: A Second-wave Revisit And What Has Changed In Six Months

CTV Canada

TORONTO -- Raul Gonzalez is among those who are part of the second wave of COVID-19 patients at Toronto’s Humber River Hospital intensive care unit. But unlike many of those in the first wave, he is younger, just 46. He managed to avoid the ventilator, but remains on oxygen and is recovering. “It is not easy.

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Sponsored Content Football According To Its Commissioner Randy Ambrosie, The CFL Is Studying All Options For 2021 9:38 Pm

Le Soleil

TORONTO - Canadian Football League commissioner Randy Ambrosie has said the circuit is looking at all options, including resuming talks with the federal government;

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Legault And Arruda Ask If Ontario's Under-counting COVID-19 Deaths, Drawing Scientist's Ire

CTV News Barrie

MONTREAL -- Quebec remains the COVID-19 epicenter in Canada, with over 103,000 cases here so far, and double the number of total reported deaths as in Ontario. But as Quebec Premier François Legault delivered dire warnings about the need to respect lockdown rules going into winter, he also suggested....

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'We Are Not Disposable': Winnipeg Long Term Care Resident Speaks Out Amid Surge In Outbreaks

CTV News Barrie

WINNIPEG -- A Winnipeg woman living in long term care is speaking out about the need to protect residents. It’s a message that comes amid a surge in COVID-19 outbreaks at personal care homes in the Winnipeg region. Some of those outbreaks have been deadly and Manitobans are being urged by Shoshana....

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Review One-person, One-act Play Buffoon Takes The Audience On A Trip To And Through The Unknown Subscriber Content

The Globe And Mail

Title: Buffoon; Written by: Anosh Irani; Director: Lois Anderson; Actors: Kayvon Khoshkam alternating with Andrew McNee; Company: The Arts Club Theatre Company; Venue: Granville Island Stage; City: Vancouver. You walk into the theatre to find a single chair on the stage – metal, silver, simple.

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Current, Former CBC Employees Condemn Corporation’s Branded-content Initiative October 29 Updated

The Globe And Mail

The Canadian Broadcasting Corp. is facing an uprising within its ranks for accepting advertising that critics say amounts to corporate-sponsored “fake news.” Hundreds of current and former staff, including Peter Mansbridge, Linden MacIntyre, Gillian Findlay, Bob McKeown and Adrienne Clarkson, are....

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COVID-19: New Report Shows Viability Of Alberta’s Music Industry As It Looks To Bounce Back

Global News

A new report showing the economic benefits of the music industry in Alberta has gained widespread support in the province. This comes as the sector hopes to bounce back after being hit hard by COVID-19. The Starlite Room in Edmonton is just one of many live music venues hit hard by the pandemic.

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Small Birthday Party Results In COVID-19 Death; Henry Says We're In A 'danger Zone'

Ottawa Citizen

An 80-year-old woman who contracted COVID-19 at a small birthday party has died, provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said Thursday, as she announced 234 new cases of COVID-19 in B.C. Someone unknowingly brought the virus into a gathering of fewer than 10 people in a Fraser Health region home.

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Ontario Man Denied Government-funded Mental Health Support For Having ‘complex’ Case

Global News

When Elliot Hudson started having dark thoughts, and trouble getting out of bed in the mornings this fall, he knew it was time to ask for help. Hudson has struggled with mental health and addictions for years. He’s spent a total of nearly two years in jail for a number of convictions.

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Drugged Nurse Avoids Detention

Le Journal De Montreal

A young nursing assistant and heavy drug user who participated in the home invasion of an elder in the Laurentians gets away with a series of conditions.

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COVID-19: Quebec And Ontario Record A Total Of Nearly 2,000 Infections

Le Journal De Montreal

Quebec and Ontario reported a total of 1,964 COVID-19 infections on Thursday as the second wave continues to affect the Canadian toll.

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Halloween: 5 Ways To Get Spooked This Weekend (and Beyond)

The Vancouver Sun

Article content. One of the most popular and fun celebrations of the season, Halloween has long held ground somewhere between horror and happiness. This year, all of that has been binned somewhat by the COVID-19 pandemic. But that by no means should stop you from taking advantage of some of the....

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Increased Attacks In Courthouses Since The Pandemic (Photo: Radio-Canada)

Radio-Canada

The Capitale-Nationale medical clinics have lost two-thirds of their nurses in the past week.

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Camp Pekiwewin Scaling Back Services To Transition Residents Into Temporary Shelters By Next Friday

Edmonton Journal

Article content continued. “It is dangerous then to offer that service of harm reduction with a harm reduction tool that is not as effective given the conditions, given the exposure,” Robinson said. Up the river valley embankment from the camp, the Edmonton Convention Centre will open as a 24-7....

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1,000 Kids Taking Part In Calgary Study On COVID-19 In Children

CTV News Barrie

CALGARY -- University of Calgary researchers are studying blood tests from 1,000 Alberta children as they wrap up the first part of an 18-month study which could provide insight on how COVID-19 infections affect young patients. “In Alberta there’s been over 5,000 children diagnosed with COVID-19 positive tests,” said Dr.

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St. Boniface Hospital Critical Care Beds Over Capacity As Cases Climb

CTV News Barrie

WINNIPEG -- As cases of COVID-19 continue to rise within the St. Boniface Hospital, the hospital says the unit where the most critical patients are cared for is now overcapacity, and surgeries may need to be cancelled. On Thursday evening, the hospital said all 14 beds in its Intensive Care Medicine Surgery (ICMS) unit were full.

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British Columbia In 'danger Zone' On COVID-19, Province's Top Doctor Says

Ottawa Citizen

"We are in the danger zone and we need to take the action to make it OK," she told a news conference on Thursday in Surrey. Henry said the latest COVID-19 death is a reminder that the virus doesn't differentiate in the size of gatherings, which makes it even more important to limit get-togethers as the number of cases rise.

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B.C.’s Commercial Halibut Season Extended Three Weeks

Toronto Star

B.C.’s commercial halibut season has been extended three weeks due to market disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) said the closure, normally scheduled for Nov. 15, will now fall on Dec. 7 for the 2020 season. All groundfish hook-and-line harvesters wanting....

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Manitoba Government Can 'flex Up' Intensive Care Capacity As Bed Crunch Deepens: Health Minister

Canada's News

Winnipeg has a dwindling number of vacant beds in its intensive care units, Manitoba Health Minister Cameron Friesen acknowledged Thursday, but he said that doesn't mean the province's hands are tied. Friesen said workers and resources can be redeployed to increase capacity, as Winnipeg's hospitals struggle with increasing COVID-19 case numbers.

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Edmonton Convention Centre Shelter Will Include Safe Consumption Site

Canada's News

Some 85,000 square feet at the Edmonton Convention Centre will be used as daytime and overnight shelter space from Oct. 30 to March 31. (City of Edmonton ) The 24/7 winter shelter at the Edmonton Convention Centre, which opens Friday, will include a safe injection site for clients, Boyle Street Community Services announced.

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Vice President Mike Pence Rallies Iowa Support For Donald Trump, Joni Ernst

The Gazette

By Erin Murphy, Gazette-Lee Des Moines Bureau. DES MOINES — Vice President Mike Pence and U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst stood on stage together Friday, waving to supporters with the Iowa Senate and presidential races in a dead heat heading into Election Day. ȁ#x201c;Four years ago you believed we could be....

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Public-health Advisers Suggest Ontario Has Begun To Flatten The COVID-19 Curve October 29 Updated

The Globe And Mail

Ontario is slowing the growth of COVID-19, the provincial government’s key public-health advisers said Thursday, releasing new projections suggesting the province is, for now, on track to avoid overwhelming its hospitals. In a briefing for media on Thursday, Adalsteinn (Steini) Brown, dean of the....

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Alberta Removing Runny Nose, Sore Throat From COVID-19 Symptoms Requiring People Under 18 To Isolate October 29 Updated

The Globe And Mail

Alberta’s top doctor says the province will be removing two symptoms from its COVID-19 checklist for people under the age of 18 that required mandatory isolation. Dr. Deena Hinshaw says they include runny nose and sore throat. She says starting Monday, if someone under the age of 18 has one of those....

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U Of A Golden Bears To Tangle On The Ice With Team Canada In Red Deer

Global News

Look for the University of Alberta Golden Bears hockey team on national television in November. 630 CHED Sports has learned the Bears are slated to play the Canadian National Junior Team in Red Deer on Nov. 28 and Nov. 29. The games would be part of Canada’s selection camp for the World Junior tournament, which starts in Edmonton on Christmas Day.

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Centennial High Students Making Sure Kids Get Halloween Treats Safely

Montreal Gazette

Article content. Teacher Cecilia Anne Coyne issued a challenge to students in her two Secondary One English classes at Centennial Regional High School: Design a device to distribute Halloween candy safely during a pandemic — and then give an elevator pitch to fellow students describing it.

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Lisa Dominato: Priority One For John Horgan Must Be How To Address Growing Mental Health And Addiction Challenges

The Vancouver Sun

It is said governments at all levels must support substantive changes in how we deliver mental health services, harm reduction, substance-use response, and housing services. It is B.C.’s premier, however, who can play a pivotal role in fixing our currently fragmented and broken system.

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Changes Coming To Visiting Rules For B.C. Seniors In Care

CTV News Barrie

VANCOUVER -- There is hope for B.C. families desperate to see loved ones living in long-term care homes. The province's top doctor and the health minister say changes to pandemic visiting rules are coming. “This has been top of mind for many, many months,” Dr. Bonnie Henry said when questioned by CTV News Thursday.

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Harbour Authority Planning For Reduced 2021 Cruise Season

Ottawa Citizen

Transport Canada has extended its ban on visits by cruise ships to the end of February, as the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority makes plans for a pared-down cruise season starting in April. It’s the third time the federal agency has imposed a ban on visiting cruise ships, after the vessels became....

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Sponsored Content Saguenéens Saguenéens No Game For The Sags At The End Of The Week 8:31 Pm

Le Soleil

After a two-week break, the six Quebec teams of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League in the orange zone are once again allowed to play games.

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‘Canada’s Most Famous Beaver’: Saskatoon Beaver Video Goes Viral

Global News

A Saskatoon beaver took the term ‘breaking the ice’ quite literally. Mike Digout has been visiting a family of beavers along the Meewasin Trail and a moment he captured has gone viral. “About a week ago I saw her coming and could see where she was heading under the ice.

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Coronavirus: Alberta Hotels, Event Venues Not Exempt From 15-person Gathering Limit

Global News

“The really key point with respect to that 15-person limit is that any event where there is a social element of mixing and mingling, where there is that socializing between tables, whenever there is an event that has any of that behavior, then that has to meet that 15-person cap wherever the location is,” she said.

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Questions Linger After Deadly Crash On Lessard Road In Edmonton

Global News

“It’s embarrassing, is what it is, because I bust my buns to teach these guys right.” READ MORE: Majority of commercial vehicles fail Edmonton safety checks Edmonton Police Service said it does regular checks and enforcement on semi trucks. Most recently, On Oct. 27, within a two-hour period, 12 trucks with trailers were stopped.

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B.C. Update On COVID-19 – October 29, 2020

CPAC

In Surrey, Dr. Bonnie Henry, British Columbia’s provincial health officer, Dr. Victoria Lee, the CEO of the Fraser Health Authority, and Health Minister Adrian Dix provide an update on the province’s response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) pandemic.

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LILLEY: Data Doesn’t Support Dr. Williams’ Call To Close For Restaurants, Gyms

The Toronto Sun

Dr. David Williams, the province’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, released new data and modelling on Thursday that showed Ontario is not following the worst-case scenario they had released on Sept. 30 and is instead trending lower in terms of case counts and hospitalizations. That’s the good news.

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LEVY: City Council Approves More Money To Prevent Homeless Deaths

The Toronto Sun

Article content. At the same time I was writing a column about the tragic death this week of 73-year-old Michael Kent in a bus shelter on the Esplanade, Toronto City Council decided they needed to throw more money at the homeless problem to ensure there’s not one death on the city’s streets this winter.

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Veterans Urged To Mark Remembrance Day Virtually This Year

CTV News Barrie

VANCOUVER -- Dr. Bonnie Henry is encouraging veterans to participate in Remembrance Day ceremonies virtually this year, as B.C.'s COVID-19 numbers continue to surge. The provincial health officer was asked about events for Nov. 11 during the province’s daily corona virus update on Thursday. “People will need to keep a distance,” Henry said.

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Ottawa Race Weekend Planning For Its Second Virtual Edition In 2021

Ottawa Citizen

If pandemic public-health restrictions allow the race to be held in person in 2021, organizers will quickly shift plans, Ian Fraser, executive director of Run Ottawa, the non-profit organization behind the event held each May, said Thursday. However, Fraser doesn’t expect that will happen.

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Windsor-Essex Non-profit Handing Out 2,000 Gift Bags For Halloween

CTV News Barrie

Nour Hachem-Fawaz (left), president of Build A Dream, Tamara Samardzic (centre) Events and Research Specialist, and Catrina Franzoi (right) Content and Events Coordinator, hand out Build A Dream treat bags outside of the Adie Knox Recreation Complex in Windsor on Thursday, October 29, 2020. (Ricardo Veneza/CTV Windsor).

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5 COVID-19 Outbreaks Declared At Lower Mainland Care Homes

CTV News Barrie

VANCOUVER -- Health officials in B.C. announced five more outbreaks of COVID-19 in care homes in the Lower Mainland Thursday, bringing the total number of health-care facilities with cases of the disease to 26. Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced four of the outbreaks during her....

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The Labour Divide: Eight Charts That Explain Canada’s Uneven Job Recovery Subscriber Content Canada Has Recouped 76 Per Cent Of Jobs That Were Destroyed In March And April, However The Labour Disruption Was Deeply Uneven, With Greater Effects On Society’s Most Vulnerable

The Globe And Mail

Over the fledgling rebound, companies have added hundreds of thousands of people to their payrolls each month, many of them workers returning from temporary layoffs. In September alone, another 378,000 people were back at work, a result that blew past expectations on Bay Street.

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Programs That Provide Grounding In Indigenous Worldview Will Continue

Toronto Star

An agreement between the University of Alberta and Yellowhead Tribal College (YTC) will see the continuation of the successful Indigenous Community Industry Relations (ICIR) certificate and the Indigenous Community Engagement (ICE) citation. “If the university wasn’t in a position to continue it, we would have taken it all.

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Lee Elementary Has COVID-19 Exposure Alert

Toronto Star

Walter Lee elementary has received a COVID-19 exposure alert. The school, located at 9491 Ash St., is listed on the Vancouver Coastal Health website with potential exposure dates of Oct. 19 to 21. Notifications do not mean every child at a school has been exposed to COVID-19.

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Ontario First Nations Seeing The Benefits Of Drone Deliveries

Toronto Star

Recent drone delivery projects in two First Nations communities in Ontario have been able to lift the spirits of the local populations. Bringing in PPE, food, medicine, and other basic and medical supplies, new initiatives in Georgina Island First Nation and Beausoleil First Nation have taken off....

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Canada Should Demand Britain Respect Good Friday Agreement

Toronto Star

While both Ireland and the world struggle to deal with the impact of COVID-19, a secondary drama with long-lasting implications is playing out between Britain and the EU. In the pursuit of leverage in Brexit negotiations, the British government is prepared to use Ireland — and the Good Friday....

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The Only Effective Recovery For Toronto Is Inclusive Recovery

Toronto Star

Toronto is navigating uncharted waters thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. It has exacerbated many issues that we were already facing, putting our healthcare system and its workers under immense pressure and revealing the need for unprecedented social and economic interventions.

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As They Wait For Promised Help From Justin Trudeau, ‘Black Businesses Are Dying’

Toronto Star

Nadine Spencer says the federal government’s funding pledged for Black entrepreneurs was needed “yesterday,” but it likely won’t come until well into 2021 — even as Black businesses crumble amid the pandemic. The announcement of the Black Entrepreneurship Program by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Sept.

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Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation Axes Annual Christmas Tree Festival Auction Due To COVID-19

Global News

Often considered Lethbridge’s kickoff to Christmas, the Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation ‘s Christmas Tree Festival won’t be happening in the same capacity this year. Typically, teams of decorators would add festive touches to around 25 trees at the ENMAX Centre, which would then go through an auction and be available for public viewing.

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Town Of Taber Facing Budget Cuts, Layoffs

Global News

The Town Of Taber is facing a tough decision on how to make up lost revenue in 2021 to the tune of more than $600,000. “The reality is that we don’t see that we’re going to have enough money from taxation to run the municipal programs next year.” Taber CAO Cory Armfelt said Thursday.

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Elections Regina 2020: Mayoral Candidates

Global News

Nine candidates are vying to become the next mayor of Regina. Incumbent Michael Fougere won in 2016 after securing 70 per cent of the vote. Learn more about the candidates running for mayor below. Darren Bradley. Bradley says his goal is to bring transparency to city hall, with no hidden agenda.

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Elections Regina 2020: Ward 2

Global News

Ward 2 is located in Regina’s southwest corner and includes some of the city’s oldest and newest neighborhoods, Albert Park and Harbour Landing. More than 23,000 residents live in the riding which includes the Southland Mall and Regina International Airport.

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(Ottawa) Quebec Is Expected To Receive Some 453,000 Rapid Screening Tests From Pharmaceutical Company Abbott By The End Of The Week.

La Presse

Quebec is expected to receive some 453,000 rapid screening tests from pharmaceutical company Abbott by the end of the week.

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TransLink In Time Crunch To Update Its 10-year Metro Vancouver Transit Investment Plan

The Vancouver Sun

“Originally we had had planned for that to happen this year, but because of COVID-19 and dealing with the emergent financial challenges with that, that was not possible,” Mayors’ Council chair Jonathan Coté said following a meeting on Thursday . “But we’ve now reached the point where we need to start to work towards that.

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Next Year's Ottawa Race Weekend Will Be Virtual Again Due To COVID-19

Canada's News

Ottawa Race Weekend will be virtual again next year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, organizers said Thursday. The in-person, annual event which attracts tens of thousands of runners to the city was cancelled for the first time in its 45 year history in 2020 . Runners were invited to "wear e-bibs" and complete events between May 15 and Sept.

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Can Man Dan Keeping Kids Spooky This Halloween

Edmonton Journal

Article content. Low-income children in Edmonton will be able to turn into little ghouls and goblins this Halloween after a local activist helped them purchase costumes this year. Dan Johnstone a.k.a. Can Man Dan said he had 200 kids signed up and 200 more on a wait list to receive a $50 gift....

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Manitoba Health Minister Hints Tighter COVID Rules May Be Coming Tomorrow

CTV News Barrie

WINNIPEG -- The Manitoba government is expected to tighten restrictions in the Winnipeg region after a record number of new COVID-19 cases. Health Minister Cameron Friesen says the government has been analyzing its next steps and the chief public health officer, Dr. Brent Roussin, will have something to say Friday.

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Outbreak At Calgary Correctional Centre Rises To 118 Cases

CTV News Barrie

CALGARY -- The outbreak at Calgary Correctional Centre grew Thursday to 100 inmates and 18 staff members, Alberta Health Services reported. That's up from 24 confirmed COVID-19 cases when the initial outbreak was reported Oct. 22 and 65 cases earlier this week.

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Workers At 3 Calgary Shoppers Drug Marts Test Positive For COVID-19

CTV News Barrie

CALGARY -- Three workers at three separate Shoppers Drug Mart locations in the city of Calgary have tested positive for COVID-19 this week. The details were released on on Tuesday. They include: A worker at the Shoppers Drug Mart located at 3800 Memorial Dr. N.E. (Last worked Oct.

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COVID-19 Cases Reported In Another Manitoba Jail, More Than 600 In Isolation

CTV News Barrie

WINNIPEG -- Cases of COVID-19 have been reported at another jail in Manitoba, as more than 600 people in the correctional system are now in isolation. On Thursday, the province told CTV News that a staff member and an inmate at the Women’s Correctional Centre had tested positive for COVID-19.

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Group Calls On Alberta To Adopt Province-wide Mandatory Mask Law

CTV News Barrie

EDMONTON -- A group is calling on Alberta to introduce mandatory mask bylaws across the province, including all schools and workplaces. Masks4Canada formed in May and is a volunteer group including physicians and data scientists. It's also calling on the province to adopt the national....

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2 Confirmed Cases Of COVID-19 Among Staff At Drumheller Institution

CTV News Barrie

CALGARY -- Drumheller Institution confirmed two staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 Thursday, a spokesperson for Correctional Service Canada confirmed. The employees who tested positive recently are self-isolating at home. Public hea