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COVID-19: Ontario’s chief medical officer of health is officially recommending against trick-or-treating

Ontario’s chief medical officer of health is officially recommending against trick-or-treating come Halloween in the four areas of the province – Ottawa, Toronto, Peel and York Region – subject to modified Stage 2 restrictions, intended to address higher than average rates of COVID-19 transmission. Dr. David Williams advised Ontarians in these areas to consider “alternative ways to […]

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Coronavirus: What’s happening in Canada and around the world on Monday

The total number of COVID-19 cases in Canada has passed 200,000. The latest cases from Saskatchewan lifted the national tally over the bleak milestone. The development comes just over four months after Canada reached the 100,000-case threshold. The bulk of the country’s caseload has been concentrated in Ontario and Quebec, though numbers have been surging […]

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Trudeau and Trump are worlds apart on the Canada-U.S. border closure

Although Canada and the U.S. have agreed to close their shared land border to non-essential travel, they don’t appear to agree on several related issues — including what to do next.  More than seven months after the border closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Donald Trump have offered up contradictory messages about […]

KANSAS CITY, KS - In this handout photo provided by the Wyandotte County Sheriff's Department, Lisa Montgomery appears in a booking photo released December 20, 2004 in Kansas City, Kansas. Montgomery, of Melvern, Kansas, is accused of murdering the pregnant Bobbie Jo Stinnett, cutting the fetus from her body, and claiming the live baby as her own. (Photo by Wyandotte County Sheriff's Department via Getty Images)
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U.S. government to execute first woman since 1953

The U.S. federal government, continuing its string of executions this year, has set the dates for two more, including the first woman in more than six decades. Lisa Montgomery is expected to receive lethal injection on December 8, the Justice Department says. In 2004, she was convicted of strangling a Missouri woman who was eight-months […]

Canadian and American flags fly near the Ambassador Bridge at the Canada-USA border crossing in Windsor, Ont. on Saturday, March 21, 2020. The federal government appears to have relaxed restrictions at the Canada-U.S. border that would have made it impossible for first-year university students from the United States to enter the country. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Rob Gurdebeke
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Canadians’ opinions of U.S. drop to lowest level in nearly 40 years: survey

TORONTO — Canadians’ opinions of their neighbour and biggest trading partner sank to record lows over the past year, with more than three in five Canadians holding an unfavourable view of the United States and a growing minority who see the country as an enemy, according to the Environics Institute survey, Focus Canada, published on Thursday. […]

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‘Most challenging, difficult year’: Canadian food banks get creative to meet demand amid pandemic

TORONTO — The COVID-19 pandemic has forced Canadian food banks to get creative in their approach to giving out food and collecting donations this year. Multiple drive-thru collections have been set up across the country for Thanksgiving weekend. The Regina Food Bank staged its first drive-thru on Saturday, where normally collection would be done door-to-door […]