Tuesday, October 27

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Canada-U.S. Border closure runs through October 21 – The Canadian News

Canada-U.S. Border closure runs through October 21 - The Canadian News Rogers Media uses cookies for personalization, to personalize its online advertisements, and for other purposes. Get more information or change your cookie preferences. Rogers Media supports the principles of the Digital Advertising Alliance. By continuing to use our service, you agree to our use of cookies. We use cookies (why?) You can change your cookie preferences. Continued use of the site means consent. Loading articles ...by News staff Pos...
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The case that gave rise to the Ontario Special Investigations Unit – The Canadian News

On today's Big Story podcast in 1988, Toronto attorney Clayton Ruby represented the family of a young man named Michael Wade Lawson. Although neither Ruby, the family nor anyone else involved at the time knew about it, it is a case that has had a profound impact on the way that police forces in Canada's largest province are and are not held accountable. Michael Wade Lawson, you see, was 17, a young black man who was shot and killed by the police. After his death, amid a public outcry, the Ontario Special Investigations Unit was created to investigate cases of police misconduct that resulted in the injury or death of civilians. And that's where today's story begins. GUEST: Clayton RubyYou can subscribe to The Big Story podcast at Apple podcasts, Google and Spotify. You ca...
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Premier Throne Speech Wish List & A Drop In Vaping: In The News For Sept. 18 – The Canadian News

In The News is a summary of The Canadian Press stories designed to start your day. This is what's on our editors' radar for the morning of September 18 ... What we are seeing in Canada ... OTTAWA - Four conservative-minded prime ministers today will release their wish list for next week's throne speech, on which the fate of Justin Trudeau's liberal minority government could hinge. Francois Legault from Quebec, Doug Ford from Ontario, Jason Kenney from Alberta and Brian Pallister from Manitoba plan to hold a press conference in Ottawa to explain what they hope to see in the speech. Billions more for healthcare are likely to top their list. Ford and Legault last week asked Ottawa to significantly increase annual federal transfer payments to provinces and territories for healt...
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Young Canadians have cut back on e-cigarette use during pandemic: survey – The Canadian News

A new survey finds that young people have been vaping less frequently since the COVID-19 pandemic began. The survey, conducted by the Lung Association of Nova Scotia and Smoke-Free Nova Scotia, finds that respondents cut vaping to five days a week from six, on average. They also cut down to an average of 19 vaping episodes per day, compared to 30. The survey funded by Heart & Stroke also found that the decrease in vaping frequency is most notable in British Columbia and Ontario. Researchers say it may be related to warnings of potential COVID-19 complications for e-cigarette users. The survey listened to more than 1,800 respondents between the ages of 16 and 24, and found that most begin vaping around the age of 15. This report by The Canadian Press was first published on Sep...
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BC school-age mouthwash trial – The Canadian News

British Columbia is introducing a new saline gargle test for students in kindergarten through grade 12 to help make COVID-19 testing easier for children and teens. Provincial health official Dr. Bonnie Henry said BC is one of the first places in the world to use a mouthwash gargle test to detect the novel coronavirus. "Unlike the (nasal) swab, this is a new gargle with saline solution in which you put a little saline water, which is sterile water, in your mouth, shake it and spit it out into a small tube," he said in a press conference on Thursday. “This test is a great thing and something we've been working on for a while. This new method is more comfortable, especially for our younger children. " It is developed by a British Columbia company, reducing the province's depend...
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‘Worst that could happen:’ Manitoba man convicted of killing indigenous woman – The Canadian News

GODS LAKE NARROWS, man. - A man has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for nearly 16 years for the murder of a young indigenous mother, which shook many members of a remote First Nation in northern Manitoba. Michael William Okemow, 40, was convicted of second-degree murder in 2015 in the beating death of Crystal Andrews, 22, in God's Lake First Nation, a Swampy Cree and Metis community located about 1,000 miles northeast of Winnipeg. "Michael killing Crystal has had a very great effect on her family, in this community and beyond, because she is one of so many indigenous women killed," Judge Chris Martin said in his sentencing on the remote reservation earlier this year. month. Andrews was the mother of two young children, a wife, and a foster ...
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Now we know how COVID-19 has changed the workday – The Canadian News

On today's Big Story podcast, the last six months have featured a lot of speculation about what the pandemic has done to the average workday for those lucky enough to have a job that can be done at home. Now we have some real data on how the lives of millions of workers have changed. Are we working more or less? Do our meetings drag on? What are we missing from the office? How can companies adapt to the needs of their workforce? And what strategies that we are learning now will stick? GUEST: Jeff Polzer, Professor of Human Resource Management, Harvard Business SchoolYou can subscribe to The Big Story podcast at Apple podcasts, Google and Spotify. You can also find it in thebigstorypodcast.ca.
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New Brunswick election campaign enters second week as nomination deadline approaches – The Canadian News

FREDERICTON - Political party leaders will be back on the campaign trail today as New Brunswick's election campaign enters its second week. Liberal leader Kevin Vickers is expected to make an announcement this morning in Moncton and campaign with local candidates in the area. Conservative leader Blaine Higgs will be in Saint John to make an announcement and meet with his party's candidates there. The parties have until Friday to nominate candidates in the 49 constituencies of the province before the September 14 vote. Liberals, Conservatives and Greens have pledged to run candidates in all constituencies. The Peoples' Alliance says it expects to have 30 candidates by the Aug. 28 nomination deadline, and the new Democrats have not said how many they plan to run. This report by...
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Erin O’Toole Faces New Boating Challenge As Conservative Leader – The Canadian News

OTTAWA - Among Erin O'Toole's jobs in the military was navigating a Sea King helicopter over the skies of Canada, and now he takes on the challenge of traveling political terrain as the new leader of the federal Conservative party. O'Toole, 47, grew up in a political household. His father was a longtime member of the Ontario legislature, but after leaving the military where he served in the Royal Canadian Air Force, young O'Toole built a career outside of politics before launching into the fray in a by-election. 2012. Over the next five years, he constantly built his political profile, including as minister of veterans affairs. In the aftermath of the 2015 elections in which the Conservatives lost power, he decided to run for the highest office when it became vacant followi...
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Canadian Press NewsAlert: Peter MacKay leads after first vote in Tory leadership race – The Canadian News

Canadian Press NewsAlert: Peter MacKay leads after first vote in Tory leadership race - The Canadian News Rogers Media uses cookies to personalize, personalize your online advertisements and for other purposes. Learn more or change your cookie preferences. Rogers Media supports the principles of the Digital Advertising Alliance. By continuing to use our service, you agree to our use of cookies. We use cookies (why?) You can change your cookie preferences. Continued use of the site means consent. ...
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Toronto Raptors go for first sweep in playoff series – The Canadian News

With a 3-0 lead in a playoff series for the first time, the Toronto Raptors will look to win their first sweep in the series on Sunday in Game 4 of their first-round playoff series with the Brooklyn Nets. Outside of a Game 2 problem, the Raptors have been downright dominant against Brooklyn so far in their series, averaging 118.3 points per game while holding the Nets at 100.3 points per game in the series - the 18-point-per-game differential is the greatest of any team in the playoffs so far. Essentially, this Raptors-Nets series has gone exactly as many thought: The championship-contender Raptors easily manage a vastly out-of-man, unmanned Nets squad. As such, heading into Game 4 on Sunday, you might believe the Raptors would be looking to take their foot off the gas a bit...