8 new COVID-19 cases reported in Guelph, active cases increase to 20

Guelph’s public health unit is reporting eight new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, as the city’s total case count climbed to 5,050.
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Gone and forgotten: The history buried in Nova Scotia’s abandoned cemeteries
In the past year, Abandoned Cemeteries of Nova Scotia has charted nearly 100 burial sites scattered across the province.
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British envoy seeks Canada's climate change help at COP26
Britain's new envoy to Ottawa says Canada still has credibility as a reliable partner on fighting climate change despite a domestic rise of greenhouse gas emissions in recent years.
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‘Extremely scary’: Business owners, workers concerned of COVID-19 subsidy wind-down
Programs like the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy, the Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy and the Canada Recovery Benefit have ended and are set to end be replaced with new ones.
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He was stabbed more than 100 times. Was Sandy LeBlanc the victim of another Gay Village serial killer?
Seven unsolved murders connected to Toronto’s Gay Village from 1975 to 1978 all have similarities: each showed extreme, up-close violence, in which the men were stabbed, strangled or beaten.
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Today’s coronavirus news: Parents more hesitant to vaccinate kids than themselves, researcher says; Cape Town scientists to create their own vaccine as the world leaves Africa behind
Meanwhile, British Columbia is set to lift capacity restrictions on gatherings across much of the province Monday, though some say not everyone will be ready.
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Film crew members protested safety conditions before Alec Baldwin prop gun accident
Disputes in the production of the ``Rust'' began in early October and culminated with seven crew members walking off hours before Halyna Hutchins was killed.
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Taiwan shaken by 6.5-magnitude quake, no injuries reported
Taiwan's northeast was shaken by a 6.5-magnitude earthquake on Sunday, causing buildings in the capital, Taipei, to sway, but no injuries were reported.
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Taiwan shaken by 6.5-magnitude quake, woman hurt by rockfall
An earthquake shook Taiwan's capital, Taipei, on Sunday and caused falling rocks that injured a woman and damaged a car. No deaths were reported.
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About Last Night: The Habs won. Finally
Mathieu Perreault scored a hat-trick as the Montreal Canadiens won their first game of the 2021-22 season.
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‘In our culture, water is so much more. It’s sacred.’ New wave of Indigenous operators look to tackle drinking-water woes
For Jamie Lee Parenteau, water must be protected in every way possible. A new internship program means not only is the Ojibway woman a water protector for her community, she now has a licence for it.
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‘Dumb as a bag of hair.’ An Ontario man long on drug-dealing ambition hooked up with Mexico’s cartels but was over his head
Nick Nero, part of a loose group of criminals known as the Wolfpack Alliance, tried to become the biggest drug importer in the history of Niagara Region.
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Montreal weather: Sunny and a bit warmer
Enjoy the sunshine today while you can as the rest of the week will be mainly wet.    
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This Canadian mom has spoken out about her daughter’s death for years. A new publication ban means the story can no longer be shared
“Is my daughter’s pain being ignored? Is her history being erased?” the mother wrote in a letter to her province’s premier about the mandatory publication ban than means neither she, nor the Star, can no longer legally discuss her daughter’s story.
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When considering Colin Powell’s legacy we should look not to his mistakes, but to his very public regret about the Iraq War
In 2005, Powell admitted to Barbara Walters his deep regret at having misconstrued the evidence supporting the U.S. invasion of Iraq. That kind of admission, just a few years after the event, is exceedingly rare in political life today. Above all, this makes him worthy of commendation.
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If Doug Ford wants a second term, he needs to stop dilly-dallying and sign a child-care deal with Trudeau
Besides Ontario, the only other province either unable or unwilling to ink a deal on child care has been Alberta. A government that claims to be preoccupied with the labour shortage in this province should jumping at the chance to significantly boost female participation in the workforce.
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To avoid yearly elections, party leaders must get better at managing minority governments. Here’s where they can start
We seem destined to keep electing minority governments, so we need to make them work. Members of each party bellow at each other in public and have very few serious private exchanges. Building trust is essential to any hope of stability.
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A lesson in history: Here’s why Montreal Canadiens’ acknowledgment of unceded Indigenous land touched a nerve in Quebec
An innocuous pre-game statement of historical fact by the Montreal Canadiens about ‘this traditional and unceded territory’ is a call to action for Canada
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My refugee ancestors survived in Ontario by the mercy of the Ojibway. I am a grateful settler
In the mid-1800s, a devastating famine struck Ireland. My family fled, settling in the vast “Queen’s Bush” region of Ontario. To Saugeen Ojibway Nation, thank you. My ancestors were poor and powerless, and you allowed us to make a home for ourselves here.
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COP26: Canada talks a good game on fighting climate change. The reality is less impressive
‘At COP26 in Glasgow Canada should be a leader in the fight against global warming. But time is quickly running out.’
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The man who won’t be mayor: Why one of Toronto’s youngest and most effective political leaders is calling it quits
Coun. Joe Cressy, one Toronto’s most prominent leaders through the COVID-19 pandemic, says he’s stepping away from elected office to be a good father and partner and will look for other meaningful work outside of city hall.
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Mayor John Tory’s decision: Will he stay or will he go now?
With all eyes on the incumbent, five Toronto city councillors considered potential mayoral candidates are keeping mum about plans for the next civic election. Polling offers some insight into their chances.
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Spooky, strange and supportive ways to spend your days
The temperatures may be taking a dip but that doesn’t mean your appetite for fun has to drop, too. In the lead-up to Halloween, here’s six ways to get you through the week
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For nearly half a century, Quick & Clean Laundry Centre has been part of the fabric of Leslieville life
Quick & Clean Laundry Centre’s Alex Grigoff offers tips about cleaning clothes.
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The top five Toronto restaurants serving up world-class pasta
Sprezzatura Spaghetti Disco, the world’s first pasta nightclub, is a pasta counter by day and private-event space by night. Its chef shares his favourite places for the best pasta in town.
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At the Parrot Sanctuary in Cabbagetown, Marie-Élisabeth Gagnon helps feathered friends take flight
The Parrot Sanctuary in Cabbagetown houses birds for rehabilitation and adoption
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Why it took college friends Kim Jose and Ian Surage more than a decade to walk down the aisle
A downtown wedding suited Kim Jose and Ian Surage, who got married more than a decade after meeting at university
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Remembering pioneering psychologist and piano soloist Marcia Weiner
Controversial methods like primal therapy and psychodynamic hypnosis made psychologist Marcia Weiner a maverick among her peers
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This midtown garden amid the construction chaos blooms a lush oasis of flowers, fountains and quirky artwork. Brian Gorrell tells us what drove him to create it
Bry Gorrell transitions his garden to reflect each season. Here, he preps it for fall and Halloween.
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GTA TikTok star is working to make science cool
Biologist Sarah Habibi embraces her lisp with her thience hastags.
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Candlemaker Xana Mills goes for a greener glow
Xana Mills saw her leftover candle jars and wanted to create a sustainable product as a way to resuse them. Then came the planter.
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The story behind a 1973 photo of a young couple gathering autumn leaves. Spoiler alert: they’re still going strong
Bob and Beth Kalisz, photographed by the Star nearly 50 years ago, are still a couple
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Quiz time! Square up and take a swing at this week’s baseball-themed quiz
Which of the following players was not involved in the trade that brought Joe Carter from the San Diego Padres to the Blue Jays in December 1990?
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