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Quebec on the verge of moving to red alert status over COVID-19 in coming days

As cases of COVID-19 spike across Canada the prospects of renewed restrictions and lockdowns are looking likely in some provinces, with Quebec looking to upgrade two cities to its highest alert level «in the coming days.»
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Quebec on the verge of moving to red alert status over COVID-19 in coming days

As cases of COVID-19 spike across Canada the prospects of renewed restrictions and lockdowns are looking likely in some provinces, with Quebec looking to upgrade two cities to its highest alert level «in the coming days.»

Bengali community tries to tackle 'alarming' spike in youth suicides with study

Thirteen young Bengali men in the Greater Toronto Area have died by suicide within a two-year span, a figure that has left many in the Bengali community shaken. A small group of volunteers set out to try and understand why this was happening.
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Bengali community tries to tackle 'alarming' spike in youth suicides with study

Thirteen young Bengali men in the Greater Toronto Area have died by suicide within a two-year span, a figure that has left many in the Bengali community shaken. A small group of volunteers set out to try and understand why this was happening.

Women on arctic research mission told not to wear tight fitting clothing

A reporter embedded with the year-long Arctic MOSAiC mission said women were told wearing tight or revealing clothing was a “safety issue” with men spending months at sea.
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Women on arctic research mission told not to wear tight fitting clothing

A reporter embedded with the year-long Arctic MOSAiC mission said women were told wearing tight or revealing clothing was a “safety issue” with men spending months at sea.

New homeowner 'freaked out' when stranger took control of her security system

A new homeowner discovers a stranger can disarm the alarm, unlock windows and doors and track when she comes and goes from her new house. Security and privacy experts say the situation is the result of weak laws and cancellation policies written to benefit co
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New homeowner 'freaked out' when stranger took control of her security system

A new homeowner discovers a stranger can disarm the alarm, unlock windows and doors and track when she comes and goes from her new house. Security and privacy experts say the situation is the result of weak laws and cancellation policies written to benefit companies instead of protecting customers.

Meng Wanzhou back in court to argue U.S. misled Canada in extradition case

Meng Wanzhou will appear in B.C. Supreme Court this morning as her lawyers launch an attack on the underlying record of the U.S. case for extradition of the Huawei executive.
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Meng Wanzhou back in court to argue U.S. misled Canada in extradition case

Meng Wanzhou will appear in B.C. Supreme Court this morning as her lawyers launch an attack on the underlying record of the U.S. case for extradition of the Huawei executive.

Members fighting sale of MEC say planned COO hire clashes with Canadian company's values

An American investment firm trying to take over Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) plans to hire an executive from a U.S. company that makes specialty footwear for the military and police to help run the business.
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Members fighting sale of MEC say planned COO hire clashes with Canadian company's values

An American investment firm trying to take over Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) plans to hire an executive from a U.S. company that makes specialty footwear for the military and police to help run the business.

Confusion and anxiety reign for Canadians dependent on CERB as pandemic program winds down

Millions of Canadians on CERB rely on it to pay the bills. But with the government ending the program and rolling people on to EI, many are afraid of slipping through the cracks.
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Confusion and anxiety reign for Canadians dependent on CERB as pandemic program winds down

Millions of Canadians on CERB rely on it to pay the bills. But with the government ending the program and rolling people on to EI, many are afraid of slipping through the cracks.

A little engineering, a lot of customer service: What it will take to fix COVID-19 test lineups

Long lineups and even longer waits for test results have both public health experts and people from the business world wondering why Canada can't come up with a better and more consistent user experience when it comes to COVID-19 testing.
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A little engineering, a lot of customer service: What it will take to fix COVID-19 test lineups

Long lineups and even longer waits for test results have both public health experts and people from the business world wondering why Canada can't come up with a better and more consistent user experience when it comes to COVID-19 testing.

'I'm good to go': West Vancouver teacher ends her life with medical assistance

Amid a final week full of laughter, tears and hugs, Joan Williams prepared for medical assistance in dying.
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'I'm good to go': West Vancouver teacher ends her life with medical assistance

Amid a final week full of laughter, tears and hugs, Joan Williams prepared for medical assistance in dying.

First Nations police services look to throne speech pledge for higher, stable funding

The Liberal government vowed in its speech from the throne this week to speed up the development of a legal framework to recognize First Nations policing as an essential service.
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First Nations police services look to throne speech pledge for higher, stable funding

The Liberal government vowed in its speech from the throne this week to speed up the development of a legal framework to recognize First Nations policing as an essential service.

How Quebec's bungled messaging is hampering the anti-virus effort

Effective communication is key to managing a large-scale outbreak. But it's not an easy task, and the Quebec government appears to have sowed more confusion than clarity in recent weeks.
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How Quebec's bungled messaging is hampering the anti-virus effort

Effective communication is key to managing a large-scale outbreak. But it's not an easy task, and the Quebec government appears to have sowed more confusion than clarity in recent weeks.

Toronto Public Health orders 3 restaurants to close to slow COVID-19 spread

Toronto Public Health has ordered three restaurants on King Street West to close to protect the public from COVID-19. MARBL, King Taps and Casa Mezcal received orders on Friday night to close
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Toronto Public Health orders 3 restaurants to close to slow COVID-19 spread

Toronto Public Health has ordered three restaurants on King Street West to close to protect the public from COVID-19. MARBL, King Taps and Casa Mezcal received orders on Friday night to close

Ottawa prepares to squeeze big U.S. tech firms over loss of revenue for Canadian news outlets

Advocates for Canada’s news media sector have welcomed the federal government’s clearest pledge yet to push web giants for compensation, laid out in its throne speech. But evidence from abroad suggests it will be a long, difficult process.
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Ottawa prepares to squeeze big U.S. tech firms over loss of revenue for Canadian news outlets

Advocates for Canada’s news media sector have welcomed the federal government’s clearest pledge yet to push web giants for compensation, laid out in its throne speech. But evidence from abroad suggests it will be a long, difficult process.

Schools scramble to make up for learning losses that have already occurred in the pandemic

Every year, some kids head back to class with learning loss after the summer break, but there's concern this year that the summer slide coupled with pandemic school shutdowns could have lasting, detrimental effects on Canadian students if not intentionally ad
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Schools scramble to make up for learning losses that have already occurred in the pandemic

Every year, some kids head back to class with learning loss after the summer break, but there's concern this year that the summer slide coupled with pandemic school shutdowns could have lasting, detrimental effects on Canadian students if not intentionally addressed this school year.

Trudeau expected to join health officials at today's COVID-19 briefing

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will join Canada's top public health officers today for their daily update on the worsening COVID-19 health crisis.
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Trudeau expected to join health officials at today's COVID-19 briefing

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will join Canada's top public health officers today for their daily update on the worsening COVID-19 health crisis.

Why stock markets are up 44% amid the worst economic contraction in history

Millions of people have either lost their jobs or the hours they work. Heading into winter, COVID-19 cases are sharply rising and yet the stock market is posting some records. What gives?
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Why stock markets are up 44% amid the worst economic contraction in history

Millions of people have either lost their jobs or the hours they work. Heading into winter, COVID-19 cases are sharply rising and yet the stock market is posting some records. What gives?

Black Canadians get sick more from COVID-19. Scientists aim to find out why

Race-based data shows that Black Canadians are far more likely to get sick and be hospitalized for COVID-19 than other ethnic groups. A new study looking at antibodies in the blood of Black Canadians aims to understand the reasons in an effort to reduce the i
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Black Canadians get sick more from COVID-19. Scientists aim to find out why

Race-based data shows that Black Canadians are far more likely to get sick and be hospitalized for COVID-19 than other ethnic groups. A new study looking at antibodies in the blood of Black Canadians aims to understand the reasons in an effort to reduce the impact of the disease on Black communities.

Natural resources sector suffered steepest job losses on record due to COVID-19, StatsCan says

Grim job numbers released Thursday demonstrate how hard COVID-19 has hit the oil and gas industry in Canada.
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Natural resources sector suffered steepest job losses on record due to COVID-19, StatsCan says

Grim job numbers released Thursday demonstrate how hard COVID-19 has hit the oil and gas industry in Canada.

1 month after cyberattack, some CRA online services remain unavailable

More than a month after the Canada Revenue Agency took its website offline in the wake of a major cyberattack, the federal tax collection agency won't say when it expects its online services to fully return to normal.
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1 month after cyberattack, some CRA online services remain unavailable

More than a month after the Canada Revenue Agency took its website offline in the wake of a major cyberattack, the federal tax collection agency won't say when it expects its online services to fully return to normal.

Home prices across Canada could fall almost 7% in 2021, report predicts

A new report predicts home prices across Canada will drop in 2021, as high unemployment and lower incomes due to the COVID-19 pandemic keep buyers from returning to the market.
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Home prices across Canada could fall almost 7% in 2021, report predicts

A new report predicts home prices across Canada will drop in 2021, as high unemployment and lower incomes due to the COVID-19 pandemic keep buyers from returning to the market.

Public health officials call for tighter restrictions, warn COVID-19 could spiral out of control

Infectious disease experts say Canadian health authorities must tighten restrictions again or hospitalizations and deaths from COVID-19 will increase exponentially in the coming weeks.
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Public health officials call for tighter restrictions, warn COVID-19 could spiral out of control

Infectious disease experts say Canadian health authorities must tighten restrictions again or hospitalizations and deaths from COVID-19 will increase exponentially in the coming weeks.

CP Holiday Train won't roll across Canada this year due to pandemic

Since 1999, the annual Canadian Pacific Railway Holiday Train has pulled into communities across Canada and the United States to raise money for local food banks.
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CP Holiday Train won't roll across Canada this year due to pandemic

Since 1999, the annual Canadian Pacific Railway Holiday Train has pulled into communities across Canada and the United States to raise money for local food banks.

Parliament resumes full operations today with debate on throne speech

The fate of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's minority Liberal government hangs in the balance as Parliament resumes all normal operations today for the first time in six months.
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Parliament resumes full operations today with debate on throne speech

The fate of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's minority Liberal government hangs in the balance as Parliament resumes all normal operations today for the first time in six months.

Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on Thursday

Provinces across Canada are reconciling with how to limit the spread of spiking COVID-19 infections among communities while also trying to keep the economy functioning and open to deter further economic downturns.
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Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on Thursday

Provinces across Canada are reconciling with how to limit the spread of spiking COVID-19 infections among communities while also trying to keep the economy functioning and open to deter further economic downturns.

St. John's family struggling to get mentally ill man transferred out of squalid conditions

A St. John's woman is in the fight of her life to get her mentally ill brother out of what she calls unhealthy living conditions.
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St. John's family struggling to get mentally ill man transferred out of squalid conditions

A St. John's woman is in the fight of her life to get her mentally ill brother out of what she calls unhealthy living conditions.

No one likes wearing a mask — but with COVID-19 cases rising, you should put it on more often than you think

Experts say at this point in the pandemic, with COVID-19 cases rising, Canadians should be donning their masks more, not less.
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No one likes wearing a mask — but with COVID-19 cases rising, you should put it on more often than you think

Experts say at this point in the pandemic, with COVID-19 cases rising, Canadians should be donning their masks more, not less.

Leaked document reveals Ontario's plan to avoid another COVID-19 lockdown

Ontario wants to avoid imposing lockdown-style measures to combat a second wave of COVID-19, but is prepared to take 'targeted action" such as closing certain higher-risk businesses, CBC News has learned. 
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Leaked document reveals Ontario's plan to avoid another COVID-19 lockdown

Ontario wants to avoid imposing lockdown-style measures to combat a second wave of COVID-19, but is prepared to take 'targeted action" such as closing certain higher-risk businesses, CBC News has learned. 

Death threats aimed at Dr. Bonnie Henry mirror contempt faced by female leaders, experts say

The revelation that B.C.'s provincial health officer has received death threats comes as no surprise to some women leaders who say this kind of abuse is a widespread problem. 
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Death threats aimed at Dr. Bonnie Henry mirror contempt faced by female leaders, experts say

The revelation that B.C.'s provincial health officer has received death threats comes as no surprise to some women leaders who say this kind of abuse is a widespread problem. 

Canadian family begs government for help to return as adopted daughter needs medical care

When Derek and Emilie Muth left Calgary to adopt their daughter Zoe in Nigeria last fall, they had no idea that nearly a year later — after a terrifying medical ordeal and the onset of a global pandemic — they'd still be stuck abroad with no word on whe
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Canadian family begs government for help to return as adopted daughter needs medical care

When Derek and Emilie Muth left Calgary to adopt their daughter Zoe in Nigeria last fall, they had no idea that nearly a year later — after a terrifying medical ordeal and the onset of a global pandemic — they'd still be stuck abroad with no word on when they can come home.

Why an old fight over Indigenous fishing rights is heating up again in Nova Scotia

A Nova Scotia First Nation launched its own self-regulated lobster fishery last week, sparking renewed tensions with non-Indigenous commercial fishermen, protests and arrests. Here's what's behind it all.
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Why an old fight over Indigenous fishing rights is heating up again in Nova Scotia

A Nova Scotia First Nation launched its own self-regulated lobster fishery last week, sparking renewed tensions with non-Indigenous commercial fishermen, protests and arrests. Here's what's behind it all.

Trudeau's televised message challenge: speak to the moment, but set course for future

Prime ministers rarely ask the television networks for time to address the nation, and when they do it is not always for the most serious reasons. Tonight,Trudeau will attempt to command the moment. But nothing about life in 2020 is proving easy to dictate.
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Trudeau's televised message challenge: speak to the moment, but set course for future

Prime ministers rarely ask the television networks for time to address the nation, and when they do it is not always for the most serious reasons. Tonight,Trudeau will attempt to command the moment. But nothing about life in 2020 is proving easy to dictate.

How COVID-19 worsens Canada's digital divide

When the pandemic thrust most school, work and services online, it further highlighted not just how essential the internet has become but also the urban-rural divide around access. 
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How COVID-19 worsens Canada's digital divide

When the pandemic thrust most school, work and services online, it further highlighted not just how essential the internet has become but also the urban-rural divide around access.