A relieved Tour de France has the finish in sight


The field has already covered 15 stages, racked up nearly 2,655 kilometres and lost 20 cyclists, none of them to the coronavirus, despite early concerns that the race could trigger new waves of infections.
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5 things to know for Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Canada has had more than 146,600 total cases of COVID-19, with more than 10,500 cases still active.
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Carbon tax hearings continue as Supreme Court hears arguments from Indigenous leaders
Appeals courts in Saskatchewan and Ontario ruled in 2019 that the federal carbon tax legislation was constitutional, but in February of this year, the Alberta Court of Appeal said it was not.
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Ontario hiring 98 more labour inspectors to speed up COVID-19 pandemic workplace response
Labour Minister Monte McNaughton says the government will begin to recruit the workers in October.
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Montreal weather: The leaves, like Quebec's regions, are turning orange
It's going to be a warm Wednesday.
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LIVE BLOG: Post-tropical storm forces closure of N.S. public schools
Nova Scotia is expected to receive the worst conditions late Wednesday morning.
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Today’s coronavirus news: UK government defends virus control strategy; India now confirmed more than 5.6M cases; Israel prepares tigher measures as coronavirus cases soar
Meanwhile, an Austrian consumer protection group has filed civil lawsuits against the country's government for failing to contain an outbreak at an Alpine ski resort during the early phase of the pandemic.
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They made millions playing for the Maple Leafs. The CRA alleges they participated in a ‘sham’ to skirt paying their fair share of taxes
Darcy Tucker and Shayne Corson deny the CRA’s allegations, which stem from their foreign currency trading during their years playing for the Leafs.
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Ethics watchdog dismisses conflict of interest charges against PM's chief of staff
The federal ethics watchdog has dismissed Conservative allegations of conflict of interest involving Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's chief of staff, Katie Telford, and her husband.
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Horoscope for Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020
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Uzma Jalaluddin: The kids are all right; the teachers are taking lessons
Educators have gotten creative, forming virtual learning classrooms of our own, where we share resources and strategies
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Low-carb diet? Gluten free? No problem. Here’s what to do with all those tomatoes
A few ideas, beyond pasta sauce, for the tomato harvest.
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Home designs for a better night’s sleep
The pandemic has brought a new focus to our living spaces and how they affect our health — and sleep
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I think my young wife, who has a boyfriend, is slowly poisoning me. Ask Ellie
If you seriously believe that you may be being poisoned, writes advice columnist Ellie, call the poison control centre in your area and your doctor
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Alexei Navalny released from German hospital after 32 days
The German hospital treating Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny for poisoning said Wednesday that his condition improved enough for him to be released, and suggested a "complete recovery" from the nerve agent was possible.
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Putin critic Alexei Navalny discharged from hospital in Germany after poisoning
Tests in Germany, France and Sweden have determined Navalny was poisoned with a Novichok nerve agent and the West has demanded an explanation from Russia.
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Thousands expected to honour Ginsburg at Supreme Court
Thousands of people are expected to pay their respects at the Supreme Court to the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the women's rights champion, leader of the court's liberal bloc and feminist icon who died last week.
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European airlines look at fast-acting coronavirus tests to restore faith in air travel
Much like pregnancy tests, so-called antigen tests can produce results in about 15 minutes and may be included in ticket prices.
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Canada's carbon tax conundrum continues its appearance at Supreme Court today
Indigenous leaders, special interest groups and other provinces will have their say Wednesday, in trying to convince the Supreme Court whether or not the national price on pollution is constitutional.
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Liberals, Tories in dead heat ahead of throne speech but neither in majority territory: Ipsos
The Liberals stand at 33 per cent support nationally while Conservatives are at 32 per cent.
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Saskatchewan Rush prepared for uncertain future after NLL Draft
The Saskatchewan Rush addressed both their present and future with their seven selections in the 2020 National Lacrosse League draft.
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Canadian crude by rail exports fall to another 8-year low in July
The Canada Energy Regulator says rail shipments of oil in July fell to about 39,000 barrels per day, down from 42,820 bpd in June (also an eight-year low).
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Tampa Bay Lightning succeeding in NHL playoffs by adding grit, sinew, sandpaper
The Tampa Bay Lightning have turned their Stanley Cup final with the Dallas Stars into a best of five because, to quote Tampa head coach Jon Cooper and paraphrase "The Untouchables,'' you can't bring a knife to a gunfight.
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Aurora Cannabis reports $3.3B loss for full year, $1.86B for Q4
Miguel Martin has his work cut out for him just weeks into his new job as Aurora Cannabis Inc.'s chief executive.
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Calgary’s Heritage Park announces new president and CEO
Heritage Park named Lindsey Galloway as its new president and CEO on Monday.
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