Air Canada discontinues service on 30 routes across the country

Air Canada has announced it is discontinuing service on 30 domestic routes and closing eight stations at airports across the country amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.
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RBC aims for 30 per cent minority executives, sets targets for new hires
Canada’s largest bank said Monday it will set a new goal of having 30 per cent of open executive positions filled by Black, Indigenous and other people of colour. The previous goal was 20 per cent.
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112 new coronavirus cases, 2 deaths in Ontario; total cases at 36,060
Ontario reported 112 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Tuesday, bringing the provincial total to 36,060.
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Canada’s $16.5 billion ETF binge ‘one for the history books’
In June alone, Canadian ETFs attracted net flows of $4 billion, the most since February.
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Peterborough man charged following hate crime involving assault, damage at restaurants: police
A Peterborough man is facing several charges following a reported assault and property damage at a restaurant on Saturday, which police are treating as a hate crime.
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Regulator says staff member at Hamilton retirement home worked with COVID-19 symptoms
An inspection report from the Retirement Homes Regulatory Authority in May says staff at the Rosslyn Retirement Home also had to provide their own personal protective equipment.
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6 months of basic income during coronavirus could cost Canada $98B: PBO
The parliamentary budget office says it could cost more than $98 billion to provide almost all Canadians with a basic income for six months beginning this fall.
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Lawyer says charges against N.S. woman to be dropped in racial profiling case
Santina Rao was facing charges of disturbing the peace, resisting arrest and assaulting an officer following an incident at a Halifax-area Walmart in January.
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Video released of Toronto alley arson
Toronto Police have released video of a weekend arson in the West Queen West neighbourhood in their hunt for the firebug. On Sunday at 5 a.m., cops say a man in a rear alleyway off Queen St. W. and Shaw St. started a blaze, then fled before cops and fire crews arrived. The video released […]
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Bill Kelly: Trudeau takes a pass on Trump photo op
Let's cut to the bottom line: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Donald Trump really don't like each other, Bill Kelly says.
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COMMENTARY: Are the American hordes really at the gates of Canada?
Watch for the issue of the 'Alaska loophole' to heat up, Mike Smyth says.
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Canadians less likely than most to wear masks when out in public, poll finds
Recent polling data shows that Canadians are more likely than Americans to praise their government's handling of COVID-19 and keep their hands to themselves in public, but less likely to wear masks when out of the house.
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Here is the latest on the worldwide spread of the coronavirus pandemic
Here's what is happening with the coronavirus pandemic around the world on July 7.
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New CBA, flat salary cap for NHL means Maple Leafs need to win now
his is probably the best version of the Maple Leafs we’ll see until the cap rises again, which won’t happen for two or three years.
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Masks will be mandatory in Waterloo Region beginning July 13
Council unanimously approved face-covering measures during a marathon meeting on Monday night that lasted more than seven hours.
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Budget officer pegs cost of basic income as calls for it grow due to COVID-19
The parliamentary budget office says it could cost more than $98 billion to provide almost all Canadians with a basic income for six months beginning this fall.
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30 workers at Vaughan mushroom farm test positive for COVID-19
Health officials say they are looking into an outbreak of COVID-19 at a mushroom farm in Vaughan. York Region Public Health says the “workplace cluster” involves 30 workers at Ravine Mushroom Farm. The agency says it has determined the risk of transmitting the virus to the general public is low. It is also following up […]
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Second World War veteran celebrates 100th birthday in Kingston
'He’s a wonderful father, grandfather and great-grandfather to many siblings and young ones,' said one of Morris Charlton's four children.
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African python discovered in downtown Peterborough
A large African python was reportedly on the loose on George Street in downtown Peterborough on Tuesday morning.
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Protesters clash with cops outside Toronto Mayor John Tory’s home
Activists upset with a provincial bill they say will weaken the rights of tenants took their furor to the doorstep of Toronto’s mayor. What began as a Monday night rally at Queen’s Park protesting Bill 184 — the Protecting Tenants and Strengthening Community Housing Act — ended up outside the Yorkville condo of Mayor John […]
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Man charged with assault after allegedly punching woman in Kingston
A 26-year-old man has been charged with assault after allegedly punching a woman in the face and threatening her with a knife in Kingston, Ont., on Saturday.
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‘Crushing experience’ awaits Ghislaine Maxwell at troubled N.Y. jail
Ghislaine Maxwell was detained on Monday in a troubled U.S. jail in Brooklyn where she will undergo humiliating searches and be denied nearly all possessions, a far cry from the luxury estate where she was arrested as an accused accomplice of Jeffrey Epstein. Maxwell, 58, arrived at the federal Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) in Brooklyn […]
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Calgary city council committee to hold public hearing on systemic racism
A Calgary city council committee is holding a public hearing Tuesday to give people the opportunity to speak about systemic racism.
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Unions Rip 'Nonsense' Argument For Ending Pandemic Pay At Grocery Stores
OTTAWA — Union leaders who represent thousands of grocery-store workers are telling MPs there is no reason for large chains to cut pandemic-related pay premiums since the COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t gone away.Representatives from Teamsters Canada, the United Food and Commercial Workers Union Canada and Unifor point to the dozens of retail and warehouse workers who remain sickened with COVID-19 and a report Monday from CTV News in Windsor, Ont., that two workers had just tested positive in the border city.Some of those previously sickened have returned to work. A few workers have died from the novel coronavirus disease.Speaking to a House of Commons committee Monday, the union leaders recommended stricter labour standards and oversight for the sector, beyond getting to the bottom of why the pay premium was abruptly rolled back by some of the largest grocery chains.Watch: Canadians have lost trust in brands during the pandemic. Story continues below. Unifor national president Jerry Dias said the fact two more workers now have COVID-19 “is probably proof positive” that the pandemic premium for hourly workers shouldn’t have disappeared.When the pandemic struck Canada in March, major grocery chains said they would boost front-line workers’ wages on average about $2 per hour.But late last month, one after another, the chains announced they were ending the pandemic pay bump because the pace of business had eased, giving the unions short notice about the decision.MPs on the industry committee agreed to look into the matter and will have a chance to question retail executives at the end of the week.“Look, the argument is nonsense and every one of us on this panel understands that and I will argue they understand that as well,” Dias said, referring to grocery-chain executives.“So this had nothing to do with somehow the pandemic, ‘Oh we’re seeing a pot at the end of the rainbow,’ this was a decision made about money.” RELATED Loblaw, Metro To Stop Extra Pay For Front-Line Pandemic Workers Grocery Store 'Heroes' Should Be Paid Properly During Pandemic: PM Is It Safe To Shop At A Grocery Store That's Had A COVID-19 Outbreak? Paul Meinema, national president of the food workers’ union, said the federal government should play a more active role in boosting wages for workers in the sector.Grocery stores were among the businesses governments deemed essential services that didn’t have to close as public health restrictions forced companies to cut operations to slow the spread of COVID-19.The pandemic pay was supposed to recognize that workers were being asked to come in to help feed a population ordered to stay home. Conservative MP Michelle Rempel Garner said she wanted to determine how to properly compensate workers who are being put in that situation.Spending on things like gasoline and travel fell but spending on groceries has gone up — one of the few areas of the economy where things appeared positive during the lockdowns of April and May.NDP MP Brian Masse, who represents a riding in Windsor, Ont., said the industry needs more oversight, calling the committee probe “the first dive at this.”This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 6, 2020.
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Coronavirus live updates: Setback in Montreal would be a disaster, Plante says
Montreal intends to pass a bylaw making face coverings mandatory in enclosed public places by July 27.
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Nats, Astros, Cards cancel workouts over virus testing delay
The cancellations come amid delays around Major League Baseball, with some players opting out, and in the aftermath of Nationals reliever Sean Doolittle criticizing slow test results and a lack of some personal protective equipment.
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This stunning Toronto restaurant was five years in the making — and was shut down by COVID just five weeks after opening
‘When a global pandemic hits, nobody has that rule book,’ head of upscale Italian restaurant in Corktown says.
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Cash transactions get the green light from the Quebec government
Retail workers should wash their hands after every transaction that involves bank notes, coins or a payment terminal handed by a customer.
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Heat, lack of rain starting impact agriculture in Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox, Addington
Heat and lack of rain is impacting agriculture in Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington.
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Kanye West’s Yeezy company got at least $2 million in government’s coronavirus aid
The streetwear brand Yeezy LLC was listed as being granted between $2 million and $5 million from the Paycheck Protection Program meant to help small businesses keep workers employed during the COVID-19 induced shutdown.
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This $18M villa features a 20,000-gallon aquarium
Jon Bon Jovi lives next door to the 3-acre, riverside estate.
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