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

Rogers says plans for Blue Jays' stadium on hold amid pandemic despite report of possible demolition - Fri, 27 Nov 2020 12:23:53 EST

Rogers Communications Inc. says it was exploring the future of its Toronto stadium prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the virus has caused it to put those plans on hold. The Globe and Mail reported Friday the stadium could face demolition.

Trudeau turns to the military to help with COVID-19 vaccine distribution - Fri, 27 Nov 2020 11:50:37 EST
Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today announced that the federal government has chosen a senior military commander to lead COVID-19 vaccine distribution efforts as the country prepares for a massive inoculation campaign.

Death threats, overcrowding and few masks: A TTC driver speaks out about life during COVID-19 - Fri, 27 Nov 2020 04:00:00 EST
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Usually it's dirty looks or insults, but sometimes, bus drivers working in Toronto's COVID-19 hot spots are subjected to much worse.

Oilsands workers describe a culture of racist jokes, bullying and being shut out of the industry - Fri, 27 Nov 2020 04:00:00 EST
Shane MacQueen and Garry Similien

Workers in Alberta's oilsands sector are speaking out about racial discrimination they say they faced on the job, telling CBC's Marketplace of racist jokes, preferential treatment for white colleagues and exclusion from permanent jobs and promotions.

Her classroom is a school change room. Here's how she's making online teaching work - Fri, 27 Nov 2020 13:30:55 EST
Robyn O'Drowsky virtual teaching in Elora change room

For Ontario's schools, it's been a year of change. The option of online schooling has been one of the biggest shifts, but the learning curve has been steep for virtual teachers.

Women in B.C. have fared worse than men during the pandemic, study finds - Fri, 27 Nov 2020 12:46:33 EST

A report has found that women have been negatively affected by COVID-19 to a disproportionate degree, as they are more likely to work public-facing positions and were forced to take on increased responsibilities as the pandemic deepened. 

No place but home for the holidays? Canadians torn over Christmas travel with no bending of curve in sight - Fri, 27 Nov 2020 10:00:00 EST

Conflicting guidelines between provinces have some Canadians confused about whether to book or cancel that ticket home, especially when the holiday season can heighten feelings of loneliness, and conversations with family members who interpret COVID-19 guidelines differently can be tense and awkward.

'My jaw dropped,' says Ontario woman of $12K air ambulance bill in Nova Scotia - Fri, 27 Nov 2020 05:00:00 EST
Madelyn MacNeill

Most Canadians don't think they need travel health insurance while visiting other parts of the country, but if a medical emergency arises, you're not covered for some services, including ambulances.

Winter is already a trying time for some seniors. COVID-19 will make it worse - Fri, 27 Nov 2020 04:00:00 EST
Georgiana Del Casino

As COVID cases climb and winter approaches, there is a growing fear that seniors could find themselves even more isolated.

How local, online startups are hoping to snatch Black Friday away from the big boys amid COVID-19 - Fri, 27 Nov 2020 04:00:00 EST
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Black Friday sales have traditionally been the domain of big, national chains with beefed-up advertising budgets. But this year, there's a push to make sure the annual bonanza of consumer spending goes as much as possible to the stores that need it most: small, local retailers.

Jagmeet Singh and AOC crew up to find impostors in hit game Among Us - Fri, 27 Nov 2020 09:04:29 EST
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The leader of the New Democrats has thrown down the gauntlet to the stateside politician known as AOC, and Canada-U.S. relations may never be the same.

Ice dancers Virtue, Moir among 114 Order of Canada inductees - Fri, 27 Nov 2020 10:19:43 EST
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Figure skating stars Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir and Olympic champion swimmer Mark Tewksbury were among 114 athletes, artists, scholars and community leaders named to the Order of Canada.

Alberta's top doctor calls secret recordings of pandemic meetings a 'betrayal' of trust - Thu, 26 Nov 2020 21:23:12 EST
Dr. Deena Hinshaw

Alberta's chief medical officer of health Thursday said she feels personally betrayed after CBC News reported the contents of secret recordings that revealed disagreements and, at times, political interference in the province's pandemic response.

Elon Musk's satellites now streaming to some rural N.B. homes - Fri, 27 Nov 2020 06:00:00 EST
greg rekounas

Billionaire Elon Musk's satellite internet service is now streaming to some homes in New Brunswick. Starlink has enlisted some households in rural areas of Canada and the northern U.S. to test the service before a full launch, possibly in mid-2021.

B.C. adds record-breaking 911 COVID-19 cases, 11 more deaths - Fri, 27 Nov 2020 12:29:00 -0500
British Columbia added 911 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, marking a new single-day record for the province.
Alta. adds 1,227 COVID-19 cases; peace officers to enforce new restrictions - Fri, 27 Nov 2020 14:00:00 -0500
Alberta’s top doctor reported 1,227 new cases of COVID-19 and nine more deaths linked to the disease.
'Everybody's coughing': Saskatoon inmates say COVID-19 cases weren't moved out of crowded unit - Fri, 27 Nov 2020 13:42:00 -0500
"It's a joke. There's no self-isolating on an overcrowded unit because there's a shared bathroom and one of the inmate cleaners has COVID," one inmate said.
Woman says she felt 'violated' and 'betrayed' after visit to N.S. doctor's office - Fri, 27 Nov 2020 18:02:00 -0500
A woman who says she was sexually assaulted at her doctor's office in Springhill is sharing her story publicly. She has several concerns with what she says happened, including whether the doctor's conditions were being monitored.
Calgary Zoo's giant pandas sent packing after international permits secured - Fri, 27 Nov 2020 08:42:00 -0500
Difficulties securing fresh bamboo amidst the pandemic prompted the zoo to begin arranging the return of Er Shun and Da Mao in the spring, but red tape delayed their departure for months.
Toronto BBQ restaurant owner who opened despite COVID-19 lockdown granted bail - Fri, 27 Nov 2020 12:15:00 -0500
The owner of an Etobicoke restaurant who openly defied public health restrictions has been granted bail.
Waterloo-based gun wholesaler accused of alleged $48-million fraud - Fri, 27 Nov 2020 14:04:00 -0500
Waterloo firearms seller Trigger Wholesale, Inc. is facing allegations that it is millions of dollars in debt, and that its directors and officers were behind what its creditor calls “a massive fraud.”
COVID-19 rapid testing being tried out on passengers at YVR; study a first in Canada - Fri, 27 Nov 2020 11:28:00 -0500
Some passengers passing through the Vancouver International Airport will have the option as of Friday of taking part in a COVID-19 rapid testing study.
Ontario reports record-breaking COVID-19 cases with more than 1,800 infections - Fri, 27 Nov 2020 10:14:00 -0500
Ontario health officials are reporting more than 1,800 new COVID-19 cases after the province processed a record-breaking number of tests over the past 24 hours.
Quebec reports 1,269 new COVID-19 cases, 38 more deaths - Fri, 27 Nov 2020 11:10:00 -0500
Quebec reported that 138,163 people have now tested positive for COVID-19 in the province and 6,984 people have died since the start of the pandemic.

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