230 workers impacted as Marriott confirms closure of St. Thomas, Ont. call centre

The call centre is one of two the multinational hospitality company is closing as a result of the coronavirus pandemic's impacts on travel and tourism.
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Ghislaine Maxwell has secret sex tapes as insurance: Friend
Jeffrey Epstein’s pal Ghislaine Maxwell has a secret cache of the late pedophile’s sex tapes and could use them as leverage to get herself out of trouble, a friend reportedly claims. Maxwell, a former socialite, is now in a Brooklyn jail after being arrested in New Hampshire last week. She is awaiting trial on four […]
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Ismaila Alfa to host CBC Radio’s ‘Metro Morning’ beginning Aug. 24
Alfa has been working with CBC Radio since 2008, most recently as host of Winnipeg’s afternoon current affairs program “Up to Speed.”
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Edmonton law firm steps up to help non-profit during COVID-19 uncertain times
An Edmonton organization that works with children impacted by hearing loss was left without a space when COVID-19 restrictions were put into place.
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Over 3 dozen firearms seized after traffic stop in Mississauga: Police
Police said on June 25 around 4:20 a.m., officers stopped a car in the area of City Centre Drive and Robert Speck Parkway in Mississauga
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Man arrested after attacking group at Meaford, Ont., cottage following July 4 fireworks: OPP
A 72-year-old man has been arrested and charged after he hit group of young adults at a cottage with a baseball bat, police say.
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Olympic hopeful Marilou Duvernay-Tardif keeps hard at work during COVID-19 pandemic
Marilou Duvernay-Tardif is making waves in the world of rowing as she gets back on the water.
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Gap seeks to tap into surging corporate demand for face masks
Like many in the retail sectors, Gap is struggling to rebound from the pandemic shutdowns that have reduced sales and changed consumer behaviour.
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One-time payments to help seniors face coronavirus challenges, says minister
Canada's Seniors Minister Deb Schulte says the government is providing tax-free, one-time payments to help all older Canadians on either old age security or the guaranteed income supplement.
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Join our virtual tour of the Aga Khan Museum’s ‘Don’t Ask Me Where I’m From’ exhibit Monday at 1 p.m. ET
“Don’t Ask Me Where I’m From” channels the experiences of artists second-generation immigrants — a growing body of people raised in a culture other than their parents — in a series of several artistic works exploring cross-cultural realities.
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Winnipeg records 21st homicide of the year after assault on Maryland Street
An assault in Winnipeg's West End has led to the city's 21st homicide of the year.
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Not cool: Montreal is heading into an 'oppressive heat wave'
Drink plenty, but hold the alcohol, and wear light clothing, Environment Canada advises.
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Two new Ontario deaths related to COVID-19, but only 112 new cases
After the first day with no COVID-19 fatalities since early in the pandemic, Ontario is reporting two new coronavirus deaths. But only 112 new cases were reported across the province.
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New virtual clinic to support coronavirus patients in London, Ont.
The clinic's goal is to provide recovering COVID-19 patients with a process they can use to self-monitor their health with access to virtual physicians.
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No word yet on East Vancouver home that’s been behind police tape since midnight
A home in the 1700-block of East 11 Avenue has been behind police tape since just after midnight.
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Provinces pose challenge to Indigenous child-welfare reform: Bellegarde
National Chief Perry Bellegarde says provincial governments that want to cling to their jurisdiction over child welfare are the biggest barrier to implementing new legislation giving Indigenous communities control over their children's well-being.
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Lévis police seek drug-ring suspect who was released, then vanished
He was released pending his next court appearance but hasn't been seen since.
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Police seek suspect after woman assaulted, robbed on footpath in Peterborough
Police say around 11:50 p.m. a woman was walking along a footpath near Parkhill Road when an unknown man came up from behind her and assaulted her.
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Brazil’s President Bolsonaro tests positive for COVID-19
The president has often appeared in public to shake hands with supporters and mingle with crowds, at times without a mask.
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Uber launches service in Winnipeg
U.S.-based Uber is finally launching its service for Winnipeg passengers at City Hall at 11 a.m.
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Prince Harry, Meghan Markle call on Commonwealth to acknowledge its past: ‘Right those wrongs’
'There is no way that we can move forward unless we acknowledge the past,' Prince Harry says in the video.
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Brazil’s President Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirus
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has tested positive for the coronavirus on Tuesday. 
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Six O’Clock Solution: Tofu goes on the grill
Cooking outdoors can be more adventurous than burgers and chicken legs, says Genevieve Taylor, author of Charred: The Complete Guide to Vegetarian Grilling and BBQ.
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Many Canadians say they'll likely choose to get a COVID-19 vaccine, but some won't
The vast majority of Canadians say they expect they'll choose to get a COVID-19 vaccine when and if one is available, but some others say they likely will not, according to new data from Statistics Canada.
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37-year-old man wanted on Canada-wide warrant
Ontario's repeat offender parole enforcement (ROPE) squad says Kevin Magoffin is known to frequent the Barrie, Wasaga Beach, Ottawa and Toronto areas.
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Pedestrian bridge over 14 Street in northwest Calgary changing to at-grade crossing
A pedestrian bridge slated for removal in Calgary's Hillhurst neighbourhood will be taken down and a street-level crossing installed.
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Halle Berry drops out of transgender role after backlash
'I am grateful for the guidance and critical conversation over the past few days and I will continue to listen, educate and learn from this mistake,' Halle Berry said.
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Quebec sees 13 more coronavirus deaths, 60 new cases as hospitalizations drop
Quebec is the province hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic.
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CNIB offers first employment skills camp, advocacy training for teens entering workforce
A CNIB survey from 2017 found only 28 per cent of blind or partially-sighted people were employed, compared to 78 per cent of the sighted population.
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New Quebec airline OWG targets sun destinations
OWG’s creation pits Nolinor Aviation against such established sun-market powers as Air Transat, Air Canada and Sunwing Airlines.
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The race for a vaccine: China leads the way in a potential coronavirus treatment
China is forging ahead in the race to develop a vaccine to help control the COVID-19 pandemic, with Sinovac Biotech's experimental vaccine set to become the country's second and the world's third to enter final stage testing later this month.
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Ottawa home sales bounce back in June after spring slowdown
Ottawa home sale volumes were on par with 2019 figures in June following a slowdown tied to uncertainty surrounding the novel coronavirus pandemic.
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Yukon man, Manitoba woman, killed in three-vehicle crash near Whitehorse
The motorcycle rider, 43-year-old Travis Adams of Whitehorse, was killed, along with a 47-year-old Manitoba woman who was a passenger in one of the vehicles.
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Man faces impaired driving charges after truck crashes into backyard fence, tree in Ennismore
OPP say a pickup truck reportedly drove through a backyard fence and collided with a tree on Monday night.
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Teens, filming a TikTok, find dead body in suitcase after using popular exploring app Randonautica
A group of teenagers in Seattle found a suitcase containing human remains near a shoreline after a popular smartphone app, Randonautica, prompted them to explore the area. The group had been filming their explorations and posted a video to TikTok, a social media platform. User @ughhenry posted the TikTok on June 20 and it shows the group stumbling upon a small, black suitcase. At first, childish laughs permeate the video as they initially think it’s filled with money, a caption reads. Egged on by the group, one girl opens the top and lifts it from a distance using a wooden stick, revealing a black plastic bag filled with something. “As soon as she opened it, the smell was overwhelming,” read one of the video captions. @ughhenry Something traumatic happened that changed my life checkkkk
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Nick Cordero widow Amanda Kloots performs late husband’s song in final musical tribute
The late Broadway star's wife broke down in tears during an Instagram Live stream after singing her husband's 2018 song 'Live Your Life' as tribute.
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A forgotten trade spat with Canada is costing U.S. homebuilders
The Trump administration slapped punitive tariffs on Canadian softwood lumber in 2017, saying the industry is unfairly subsidized. While the move supports U.S. producers, it adds to costs for domestic builders who get more than a quarter of their lumber from north of the border.
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Rally at Toronto police's 55 Division demands racial justice
Protestors say police failed to adequately respond to violent assault of East York residents Mark Austin and Candace Zinkweg in Dentonia Park.
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