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Ontario reports four more COVID deaths, 91 new cases; 78 in hospital

TORONTO — Ontario is reporting 91 new cases of COVID-19. In addition, another four people died of coronavirus disease. The figures for Monday come after an...

New obesity guidelines focus on root causes, bias against overweight patients

OTTAWA — New guidelines for treating obesity stress the need to focus on root causes rather than weight loss alone. That means working with patients to...

TSX up in first trading in August after Civic Holiday closure; U.S. markets slip

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index increased in its first early morning trading in August after Monday's Civic Holiday closure, while U.S. markets dipped. The...

Families unhappy with back-to-school plans turn to bubbles, private tutors

TORONTO — COVID-19 fears will keep Rachel Danzinger-Marmer from sending her two grade-schoolers back to class this fall. And a hectic family business — along with their...

Students stuck paying thousands in rent for vacant rooms amid pandemic

TORONTO — University of Ottawa law student Nina Haroune has paid thousands of dollars in rent over the past four months for a downtown apartment...

U.S. stock markets move higher to start August; gold briefly surpasses US$2,000

TORONTO — U.S. stock markets started the month higher as the price of gold briefly surpassed US$2,000 an ounce. In New York, the Dow Jones industrial...

Drowning Victim Identified

On August 1, 2020 at 9:15 p.m., officers from the Manitoulin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the Sudbury-Manitoulin Emergency Medical Services...

News From The Park

I have an uncle that I love dearly who has always been extremely supportive, especially since I joined the world of politics.  He stays...

Why I (happily) wear a mask

I’ll be the first to admit I don’t much like wearing a mask.  They are uncomfortable and can be hot too, but the purpose...

Businesses could qualify for one more month of rent relief as program extended

OTTAWA — The government announced on Friday that the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance program has been extended once again, and will now cover...


Confusion mounts as Liberals contend no students participated in grant program

OTTAWA — A Halifax-based charity is expressing confusion and frustration as it looks likely to have to foot the bill for nine students hired...

Military exercise in Arctic aims to send message without spreading COVID-19

OTTAWA — Canada and some of its closest allies are launching a major naval exercise in the Arctic today that aims to send a...

Porter Airlines extends flight suspension for third time, to Oct. 7

TORONTO — Porter Airlines is extending its suspension of all flights until Oct. 7, the third such delay caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The carrier...

Trying to avoid mass transit? Here’s how to buy a bike without breaking the...

TORONTO — Like many Canadians, Lindsay Bliek and her children have spent a lot of time cycling recreationally under lockdown. In fact, the Calgary-based cycling blogger...

TikTok sale puts Canada between Trump and China, again, experts say

OTTAWA — The potential sale of social media platform TikTok to Microsoft is leaving Canada with a sense of deja vu. Experts say the country is once...
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