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Canada sending up to $5M in humanitarian aid to Lebanon after Beirut explosion - Wed, 5 Aug 2020 18:41:06 EDT
Lebanon Explosion

Canada will provide up to $5 million in humanitarian assistance to help Lebanon??????? and its people recover from the devastating blast in Beirut's port.

Feds sign agreements with Pfizer, Moderna for millions of doses of COVID-19 vaccines - Wed, 5 Aug 2020 09:44:31 EDT
COVID Medical Supplies 20200718

The federal government has entered two agreements to secure millions of doses of potential COVID-19 vaccines.

Health Canada recalls more than 50 hand sanitizers in evolving list - Wed, 5 Aug 2020 14:05:36 EDT
Virus Outbreak South Korea

Health Canada is recalling more than 50 hand sanitizers that contain ingredients 'not acceptable for use' that may pose health risks.

Spectre of atomic bomb still looms over N.W.T. community 75 years after Hiroshima - Wed, 5 Aug 2020 04:00:00 EDT
Cindy Gilday

Seventy-five years after two nuclear bombs were dropped on Japan — killing hundreds of thousands of people in the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki — one small community in the Northwest Territories is still haunted by its connection to the blasts. 

4 Canadians with terminal cancer win the right to try magic mushrooms - Wed, 5 Aug 2020 18:54:40 EDT
Laurie Brooks

On Tuesday, Laurie Brooks of Abbotsford, B.C., received the news she’s waited more than 100 days to hear — she now has the legal right to use magic mushrooms.

B.C. asks for Ottawa's help accessing critical flight data during COVID-19 - Wed, 5 Aug 2020 17:48:30 EDT

Letter sent to federal transportation minister says flight manifests provided to health authorities to try and trace passengers possibly exposed to COVID-19 are often missing critical contact information.

A mentally ill man died after a run-in with jail guards in 2016. Now Ontario police say no one will be charged - Wed, 5 Aug 2020 17:30:00 EDT

Three and half years after a mentally ill man was pepper-sprayed, shackled and found lifeless on the floor of an Ontario jail cell, a new investigation into his death has reached the same conclusion as the first: No one will be held criminally responsible.

A record number of companies have sought creditor protection under COVID-19 — and more are on the way - Wed, 5 Aug 2020 04:00:00 EDT

The number of large Canadian businesses seeking protection from creditors hit its highest point in more than a decade in May and June, and experts say even more are likely on the way because of COVID-19.

Government carves out $3B to help communities with pandemic infrastructure projects - Wed, 5 Aug 2020 11:37:05 EDT
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The federal government is adjusting a $33-billion COVID-19 infrastructure program to help Canadian communities respond to the global pandemic, carving out a $3 billion "resilience" stream.

Indigenous leaders 'losing faith' in environmental protection amid oilsands monitoring budget cuts - Wed, 5 Aug 2020 10:11:06 EDT
Cassette Rapids, NWT Slave River

Indigenous leaders in the N.W.T. and northern Alberta are "angry" about a joint decision between the federal government and the province of Alberta to cut the budget for environmental monitoring in the oilsands. 

Canada-U.S. cross-border couple calls on federal government to expand definition of 'immediate family' - Wed, 5 Aug 2020 13:10:29 EDT
Dave Wilson and Mary Roy

When the federal government announced that immediate family members of Canadian citizens would be able to cross the U.S.-Canada border on June 8, Dave Wilson from Sioux Lookout, Ont. and Mary Roy of Grand Rapids, Minn. rejoiced. But their celebration was premature.

Here's what it took to get Quebec kids back on the baseball diamond this summer - Wed, 5 Aug 2020 05:00:00 EDT
NDG Jr. Lynx

Baseball participation is down across the province, but the drop is not as big as expected.

32% of Canadians may hold off on getting eventual COVID-19 vaccine, survey shows - Wed, 5 Aug 2020 04:00:00 EDT

A third of Canadians want to hold off on getting an eventual vaccine for COVID-19, new survey results show — and vaccine experts warn that while the skepticism comes from a "legitimate" place, it could derail efforts to protect society’s most vulnerable from the virus.

Why mysterious seed packages showing up in Canadian mailboxes could be a 'brushing' scam - Wed, 5 Aug 2020 10:48:02 EDT
Java D’Ignazio

Packages of mysterious seeds that have been making unsolicited appearances in mailboxes across North America are drawing attention to an online review scam that has recently appeared in Canada.

COVID Alert app could result in some people being ID'd - Wed, 5 Aug 2020 04:00:00 EDT
COVID Alert app

The federal government's new COVID Alert app doesn't offer 100 per cent privacy and could allow some who test positive for the coronavirus to be identified, particularly those who live in small communities or who don't interact with many people.

Family asked to leave Disney Store after child with autism couldn't keep mask on - Wed, 5 Aug 2020 10:44:00 -0400
A Windsor, Ont. family say they were told to leave the Disney Store in London's CF Masonville Place after their six-year-old daughter Ruby, who is on the autism spectrum, was improperly wearing her mask inside the store.
What an independent report found on allegations of racism at the Canadian Museum of Human Rights - Wed, 5 Aug 2020 13:39:00 -0400
The Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) in Winnipeg has made public a scathing interim report following an independent review which identified racism, heterosexism, and sexual harassment as issues within the institution.
UBC loses appeal in ammonia dump that killed fish in Vancouver creek - Wed, 5 Aug 2020 12:18:00 -0400
A B.C. university has lost its appeal of a decision involving the dumping of chemicals into a fish-bearing stream that joins the Fraser River.
Officers at Collins Bay Institution in Kingston, Ont. seize $350,000 worth of contraband in July - Wed, 5 Aug 2020 12:19:00 -0400
Correctional officers at the Collins Bay Institution in Kingston Ont. say they seized an estimated $350,000 worth of contraband during the month of July.
B.C. reports 47 new cases of COVID-19, no new deaths - Wed, 5 Aug 2020 12:37:00 -0400
Health officials in British Columbia have announced 47 additional cases of COVID-19, bringing the provincial total to 3,834 since the coronavirus pandemic began.
'Death midwife': B.C. Appeal Court prevents woman from using the term for her job - Wed, 5 Aug 2020 17:37:00 -0400
A woman who calls herself a “death midwife” has been banned from using the title after a lengthy legal battle launched by the College of Midwives of British Columbia.
Downgraded from tropical storm, Isaias soaks Quebec and causes power outages - Wed, 5 Aug 2020 06:37:43 -0400
Tropical storm Isaias blew through Quebec Wednesday, bringing with it strong winds and heavy rain and leaving tens of thousands without electricity.
Ontario woman wants exemption to mandatory self-isolation to visit elderly parents in U.S. - Wed, 5 Aug 2020 17:35:00 -0400
A woman living close to the Canada-U.S. border in Ontario says the 14-day mandatory self-isolation period due to the COVID-19 pandemic is tearing families apart.
Just over two per cent of Quebec's adult population contracted COVID-19: study - Wed, 5 Aug 2020 08:59:00 -0400
A serological study by Hema-Quebec and the province's public health institute has revealed that an estimated 2.23 per cent of Quebec's adult population has contracted COVID-19.
Alberta adds 94 COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths - Wed, 5 Aug 2020 17:47:00 -0400
Alberta Health reported 94 new cases of COVID-19 and two more deaths on Wednesday.

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