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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 […]

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 […]

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Canadian tourist returns stolen artifacts from Pompeii, blames them for ‘years of bad luck’

TORONTO — A Canadian tourist who admitted to stealing fragments from the ancient city of Pompeii has returned the artifacts, blaming them for “years of bad luck.” According to Italian newspaper Il Messagero, the Canadian woman, identified only as Nicole, sent a package containing two white mosaic tiles, two pieces of an amphora vase and a […]

The Canadian Border Services Agency points out that there are many legitimate reasons why Americans -- and other foreigners -- may be travelling to Canada during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Sophia Harris/CBC)
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Why millions of travelers have entered Canada despite COVID-19 travel restrictions

Since Canada imposed COVID-19 travel restrictions in late March, more than four million people have entered the country.  While that’s far fewer than normal, sightings of U.S. licence plates or international flights landing have still been sparking concerns that foreigners have found ways to sneak in. In Alberta — home of tourist hotspot, Banff — RCMP reported that between […]

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How Ghanaian-Canadians’ push for a Toronto community centre fell victim to COVID-19

Just south of where Finch Avenue West meets Weston Road sits a large beige building at the end of an industrial road. Its windows are dusty, the brick veneer is discoloured, and you can easily tell it’s more than 60 years old. Despite its imperfections, it is the perfect home for a new community hub, according to […]