Singer Celine Dion performs during her first World Tour show called Courage Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at the Videotron Centre in Quebec City. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot
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Celine Dion powers through Ottawa show despite lingering throat virus

OTTAWA – Celine Dion’s voice quivered on Tuesday as the pop singer returned to the stage in Ottawa while still battling the lingering effects of a throat virus. The Quebec superstar’s Courage World Tour rolled into the nation’s capital for two shows – the second one is tonight. It marked Dion’s first concert since doctor’s […]

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Canadian annual inflation rate 1.9 per cent last month as lower gas prices weigh on rate

OTTAWA — The annual inflation rate was 1.9 per cent in September for a second-straight month, keeping the indicator close to the Bank of Canada’s ideal two per cent target. The new numbers released Wednesday in Statistics Canada’s latest consumer price index report showed that price growth was once again held back by lower gas […]

An Air Canada Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft departing for Calgary taxis to a runway at Vancouver International Airport in Richmond, B.C., on Tuesday, March 12, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
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Air Canada scrubs 737 Max from schedule until Feb. 14, affecting thousands

MONTREAL — Air Canada is keeping the Boeing 737 Max off its flying schedule until Feb. 14, citing “regulatory uncertainty” that will affect thousands of passengers. The country’s biggest airline had earlier scrubbed the 24 jetliners from schedules until Jan. 8. Boeing has said it expects federal authorities to greenlight software changes to the bestselling […]

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A list of cuts and program changes the Ford government has reversed

TORONTO — The Ontario government’s decision to reverse course on a plan to take control of Toronto’s subway system marks the latest in a series of instances in which Premier Doug Ford or his ministers have backtracked on previous commitments. Below is a list of other decisions Ford’s Progressive Conservatives have walked back: Subway upload: […]

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Syrian restaurant Soufi’s permanently closes after receiving hate messages, death threats

A popular Syrian restaurant in Toronto’s West Queen West neighbourhood is permanently closing its doors after the owners said their family and staff received “numerous hate messages” and death threats over the past week. Soufi’s, which is run by the Alsoufi family, came under fire last week after the son of the restaurant’s owners was […]

Torbjorn Fyrvik walks across the Burrard Bridge after protesters with the group Extinction Rebellion occupied it and closed it to vehicle traffic going into and out of downtown Vancouver, on Monday October 7, 2019. The protest was one of many that shut down bridges across the country as protesters declared a climate rebellion. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
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Climate protesters shut down bridges in Canadian cities as part of global action

Protesters shut down traffic on major bridges across Canada on Monday as part of an international movement meant to galvanize governments into taking more urgent action against climate change. Activists with the environmental group Extinction Rebellion blocked traffic on spans in Halifax, Toronto, Edmonton and Vancouver, and social media posts show similar demonstrations took place […]

In this file photo dated Friday, April 17, 2015, a national library employee shows the gold Nobel Prize medal awarded to the late novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez, in Bogota, Colombia. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
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Canadian born James Peebles wins Nobel prize in physics this year

STOCKHOLM – Canadian born scientist James Peebles is one of three people who have won the Nobel Prize in Physics this year. He won the award “for theoretical discoveries in physical cosmology.” Peebles is a physics professor at Princeton University in New Jersey. He was born in St. Boniface, Man., and did his undergraduate studies […]