A third of brands set to halt social media spending, survey says


Among major brands, five per cent said they have already withheld money and a further 26 per cent said they are likely to do so, according to World Federation of Advertisers poll.
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Toronto police looking for 5 suspects after man allegedly robbed, stabbed with screwdriver
Toronto police said emergency crews were called to the area of John Street and Front Street West, east of Spadina Avenue, at around 12:25 a.m. on June 30. with reports of a stabbing.
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City says ‘no risk to transit riders’ after employee at ETS garage tests positive for coronavirus
A spokesperson for the city said Tuesday night that "there was no risk to transit riders" in connection with a COVID-19 case recently linked to an Edmonton Transit Service garage.
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George Floyd’s family to launch civil lawsuit against city of Minneapolis
Attorney Ben Crump planned a late-morning news conference in Minneapolis to detail the lawsuit.
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Brantford, Ont., passes mandatory mask bylaw, reports coronavirus cases in 2 workplaces
Councillors voted in favour of enacting a mandatory mask bylaw at a special council meeting on Tuesday night.
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Ontario Provincial Police report homicide at Oneida Nation of the Thames
One man is in custody following a homicide on Oneida Nation of the Thames.
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City of Winnipeg unwilling to pay $20M to save Portage Place redevelopment
Starlight Investments is seeking an equal investment from the city, feds and province to shore up a funding gap — but the public service isn't willing to write that cheque.
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It’s early, but TFC and Impact are playing from behind at MLS tournament
With the knockout round approaching, both Toronto and Montreal need points in the second of three round-robin matches.
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U.S.-led moon program rejected by Moscow, but NASA chief says Russia ties ‘solid’
Rogozin called the moon program in an interview with Komsomolskaya Pravda on Monday a "political project" and likened it to NATO, the Western military alliance Russia has long shunned.
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U.S. coronavirus vaccine test results bring ‘good news,’ wider trials next: Fauci
There’s no guarantee but the government hopes to have results around the end of the year -- record-setting speed for developing a vaccine.
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Kitchener man charged with 2nd-degree murder in connection with death of man in Toronto
Emergency crews were called to an apartment building on Sherbourne Street in Toronto on Dec. 22 after Dalibor Dolic was found inside.
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Edmonton’s Walterdale Bridge closed in both directions after crash
A key link between downtown Edmonton and Old Strathcona was closed in both directions Tuesday night after a crash on the Walterdale Bridge.
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Over a million villagers marooned, displaced in Bangladesh amid heavy flooding
Water levels at major rivers were rising Tuesday at around two dozen points in 20 districts.
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Flash flood in Indonesia leaves 16 dead, 23 missing
The flood affected more than 4,000 residents of six subdistricts in North Luwu.
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Famous paintings go on show, without a canvas in sight
Visitors walk along gangways, watching the floor-to-ceiling digital animations based on famous works by Klimt, Klee and Egon Schiele.
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Ex-officer suing RCMP says she didn't understand racism until joining force
One of the first Indigenous women to join the Manitoba RCMP is now suing the force for alleged systemic racism she experienced, including unequal pay and years of discrimination that culminated in psychological trauma.
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China says it will impose retaliatory sanctions on U.S. over new Hong Kong law
The Chinese foreign ministry said in a statement that Beijing strongly opposes the latest U.S. action and urged Washington to stop interfering in China's internal affairs, state television reported.
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African migrants in Yemen blamed for coronavirus, stranded without food: UN
Stigmatized as carriers of COVID-19, over 14,500 migrants, mostly Ethiopian, have been relentlessly hounded, rounded up and sent packing to different provinces, the U.N. migration agency reported on Tuesday.
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#ICYMI: Expanding terrasses, COVID cases linked to bars
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Gregor Chisholm: Blue Jays mailbag: Nate can wait, Stroman stirs the pot, and Vlad at third was worth a shot
After an extended absence — with a good excuse, honest — the mailbag returns with loads to talk about.
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B.C. woman warns dog owners after Siberian Husky poisoned by cannabis, possibly cocaine
One vet says such poisonings have been on the rise since cannabis was legalized and he sees about five to 10 such cases every week.
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Canada adds 331 new coronavirus cases as deaths close in on 8,800
Overall, 108,463 people have been diagnosed with COVID-19 throughout the country, while 72,170 have recovered and 8,798 have died.
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Naya Rivera: Autopsy confirms ‘Glee’ star died from accidental drowning
The examination showed no signs of traumatic injury or disease that might have contributed to the drowning, or that drugs or alcohol may have played a role.
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Coronavirus: London, Ont., councillors call for discussion on mandatory masks policy
Ward 7 councillor Josh Morgan put out an amendment, requesting Dr. Mackie first attend a meeting with city council and provide advice.
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Ontario expands visitations at long-term care homes
Ontario is making it easier for family and friends to visit and care for loved ones in long-term care homes, the Toronto Sun has learned. A senior government source said the rules for outside visits with long-term care residents are being relaxed, starting Wednesday, and guests will no longer be required to attest they’ve taken […]
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2 City of Toronto parks and recreation workers test positive for coronavirus
Officials said one of the employees with COVID-19 had "brief contact" with a CampTO worker based at the Ellesmere Community Centre. They emphasized the employee who tested positive for coronavirus didn't come into contact with children.
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Tom Bergeron, Erin Andrews exit ‘Dancing With the Stars’
ABC said in a statement that the show is looking to “embark on a new creative direction.”
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Blue Jays’ Cavan Biggio looking for fast start to season in which “anyone can win”
If you saw Bo Bichette blast the first pitch in Tuesday’s intrasquad game deep into the Rogers Centre seats, you certainly got the feeling that he’s ready. Starting pitchers Matt Shoemaker and Hyun-Jin Ryu are locked in as well, each capable of going five strong innings with opening day, now little more than a week […]
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Edmonton businesses step up call to redesign CERB program
More and more Edmonton businesses are seeing their workers choose to take the federal government's emergency benefit rather than return to work this summer.
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Montreal police still not equipped with naloxone, despite surge in overdoses
The coronavirus pandemic has caused a drug shortage and a tainted supply of purple heroin heavily laced with fentanyl.
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Kitchener man faces murder charge in Cabbagetown killing
A Kitchener man faces a second-degree murder charge in the Christmastime slaying of 55-year-old Dalibor Dolic in Toronto’s Cabbagetown neighbourhood. Toronto Police announced Tuesday night officers have charged James Jerry Noseworthy, 52, in the Dec. 22, 2019 death of Dolic. His body was found at 251 Sherbourne St., following a call for unknown trouble. Dolic […]
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Lockdowns lifted in 2 northern Alberta communities after being implemented following discovery of human remains
One day after human remains discovered near John D'Or Prairie, Alta., prompted a lockdown of two small communities, the Little Red River Cree Nation said both lockdowns were lifted Tuesday afternoon.
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Hamilton mayor expects ‘clarity’ from premier on $2M bill to hire health-care workers
Mayor Fred Eisenberger says the bill is directed at the province's $100 million COVID-19 contingency fund announced in early March.
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Woman in serious condition after east-end Toronto stabbing
Emergency crews were called to the area of Bellamy Road South and Adanac Drive, south of Eglinton Avenue East, just after 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday.
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Arrest made in December homicide at Toronto Community Housing building in Cabbagetown
James Jerry Noseworthy, 52, of Kitchener, has been charged with second- degree murder in death of Dalibor Dolic.
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Jamie Halkett receives 13-year sentence for 2019 Saskatoon shooting of Robin Godfrey
Robin Godfrey's five-year-old son watched another man shoot his father in an Avenue K South apartment courtyard in Saskatoon.
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Saskatoon police tell residents not to report American cars
The Saskatoon Police Service, in a tweet from the traffic unit, said residents shouldn't report American licence plates to them.
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Kelowna-based JUNO Award winner releases new blues single
The keys are a part of Kenny 'Blues Boss' Wayne. 
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Fighting for Reign: Alberta boy needs $2.8M treatment for rare disorder
Reign Johnston's family met Kaysen Martin's when both babies were in Edmonton's Stollery Children's Hospital. The boys have the same rare disorder and their families say they both need the same expensive treatment.
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Siksika Nation members denied service at local businesses due to COVID-19 in community: Hinshaw
Alberta's top doctor has received reports that some Siksika Nation members were discriminated against at local businesses because of COVID-19.
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Public health alert issued for possible coronavirus exposure at Swift Current businesses
SHA said it issues public health alerts as a precaution when it is not able to clearly identify all possible close contacts during a period when there was a risk of transmission.
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LILLEY: A deeper look at Kielburger Inc.
WE and its founders, the Kielburger brothers, have been in the news for years. Good looking, smart young kids that sought to change the world and, in many ways, they’ve succeeded. Yet, despite all the stories about good works performed in places like Kenya and Ecuador, all the WE Days with their celebrity speakers and […]
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