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TORONTO – The Canadian Press has learned that Ontario is expected to announce a 28-day provincewide “shutdown” today to stop the spread of COVID-19 as an alarming spike in cases threatens the critical care system. A source with knowledge of the restrictions discussed at an hours-long cabinet meeting Wednesday night […]

The newspaper industry is buzzing about a brave new direction in traditional print media, thanks to the work of social media expert Emaleigh Nugent. The self proclaimed “influencer”, who has made a name for herself through her podcast “Emaleigh’s Insights” was invited to a panel of newspaper publishers with the […]

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Toronto is lagging behind the province when it comes to vaccinating those aged 80 or older against COVID-19. Toronto Public Health says that as of Monday morning, 55.6 per cent of the city’s residents in that age group had received at least one shot, with nine per cent fully vaccinated. […]

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BRAMPTON, Ont. – A woman who was allegedly kidnapped over the weekend from a home west of Toronto has been located, police say. Peel Regional Police say in a tweet late Monday that Saline Ouk, 23, is safe, and that they’re still investigating. But the tweet also says that 21-year-old […]

By Dirk Meissner
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VICTORIA – British Columbia has taken a step backwards in its fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, forcing the province to impose circuit breaker measures for the next three weeks to slow the rapid spread of the virus, says the provincial health officer. B.C. recorded 2,518 new COVID-19 cases over the […]

By Joan Bryden
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OTTAWA – Canadians are much more wary about being injected with the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine than they are about receiving other vaccines approved for use in Canada, a new poll suggests. Just 53 per cent of respondents to the poll, conducted by Leger and the Association for Canadian Studies, said they […]

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Prince Edward Island has suspended use of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine for those aged 18 to 29 who had appointments for shots in pharmacies. Health officials said in a brief statement the appointments are on hold pending further information expected today from Health Canada and the National Advisory Committee on Immunization.

OTTAWA – A final report on last year’s deadly Snowbird crash in British Columbia is flagging the pilot’s actions in the moments after his plane struck a bird while taking off. Flight-safety investigators say Capt. Richard MacDougall tried to turn his Tutor jet and return to the Kamloops Airport where […]

By Kelly Geraldine Malone
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The mayor of a small Alberta border town says semi-trailers rolling through the community serve as a constant reminder of the pandemic’s effect on the lives of community members. “It’s almost like somebody just erased a year,” says Jim Willett, the mayor of Coutts. The world’s longest undefended border was […]

TORONTO – Ontario plans to spend billions to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, help small businesses and support families. The province has unveiled a $186.1-billion budget that also shows a $33.1 billion deficit, which the government says will take until 2029 to eliminate. The spending plan contains $6.7 billion for pandemic-related […]