FBI identifies suspect in death of U.S. Capitol Police Officer, sources say
The FBI has identified a suspect it's focusing on in the death of U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, according to law enforcement officials.
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‘Very complex’: Coronavirus vaccines are a marvel of science, supply chains
A marvel of both science and supply-chain heroics takes the vaccine from the factory floor to the arms of grateful patients all over the world.
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Second World War plane flyby marks U.K. Capt. Tom Moore's funeral
A Second World War-era plane flew Saturday over the funeral service of Captain Sir Tom Moore, in honour of the veteran who single-handedly raised millions of pounds for Britain's health workers by walking laps in his backyard.
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Provincial labour ministers to push for expansion of paid sick leave
Sickness benefit could pay more, be delivered more quickly, B.C. labour minister says.
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New Zealand's largest city back in lockdown as COVID-19 lingers
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern ordered New Zealand's largest city back into lockdown on Saturday as COVID-19 cases continued to be detected in the community.
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House passes Biden's US$1.9 trillion COVID relief package
The U.S. House of Representatives voted early Saturday morning to approve President Joe Biden's US$1.9 trillion pandemic aid package, a major step toward enacting the first legislative priority of the new administration
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Experts warn against the temptation to comparison shop coronavirus vaccines
Health Canada's long-awaited announcement Friday that a third vaccine would soon be deployed came just as the provinces faced heightened scrutiny over regional immunization plans.
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Myanmar police deploy early to crank up pressure on protests
Police in Myanmar escalated their crackdown on demonstrators against this month's military takeover, deploying early and in force on Saturday as protesters sought to assemble in the country's two biggest cities and elsewhere.
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'Everything changed' the day Quebec's Patient One walked into Verdun Hospital
WEEKEND READ | A year ago, the province confirmed its first COVID-19 case. "It was then that we saw the future."
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‘It is a parallel pandemic’: What loneliness does to our mental health
Alone and Apart: Chronic loneliness is a public health issue, one expert says, adding that social isolation has prevented frequently being able to connect with others.
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COMMENTARY: Parliament’s recognition of Uyghur genocide sends strong message
Media reports and witness accounts provide evidence that a genocide of the Uyghurs is taking place, says Marie Lamensch of Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies.
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Fixed mortgage rates are on the rise, mortgage brokers warn
After the record lows of last summer, fixed mortgage rates are starting to climb back up as the economy's outlook improves.
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A friendship interrupted: Two women reunited 82 years after escaping Nazi Germany
It was a reunion as unlikely as it was unforgettable — and it was 82 years in the making.
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How corporate Canada is addressing anti-Black racism 8 months after protests
Over 450 companies have signed the BlackNorth Initiative's 'pledge' to address systemic racism, but founder Wes Hall says the work is just beginning.
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12 of the week’s best long reads from the Star, Feb. 20 to 26, 2021
From the crisis in long-term-care to the Sherman family’s succession saga, we’ve selected some of the best long reads of the week from the Star.
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It was obvious I was floundering emotionally. I needed an intervention — but doctors rarely get them
“I didn’t know what I was in for when I decided to go to medical school. I knew there was risk; I didn’t know the degree.”
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Toronto’s Okonomi House restaurant has been serving up savoury Japanese pancakes since 1978. Not even the pandemic has slowed it down
For over four decades, Okonomi House’s red lanterns have beckoned Torontonians to the small Japanese diner, best known for its okonomiyaki.
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David Olive: How to rebuild a Canada-U.S. partnership in the Buy American era
President Joe Biden expects Canada and the U.S. to work in ‘lock-step’ across a range of pressing issues — from the pandemic, to the climate crisis, the economy recovery to confronting China’s trade and human-rights abuses, writes David Olive.
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Is your boss watching you? Widespread computer surveillance of remote workers ‘worrisome on a bunch of levels’
Technology allowing employers to keep tabs on workers remotely being enhanced at astonishing pace, raising deep privacy concerns.
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After facing racist abuse in the QMJHL, three generations of Black hockey players hope today’s youth inherit a different game
A father, a son and a player one generation behind them say they faced blatant racist abuse in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. Now they wonder how things can change for Black major junior hockey players.
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Canada's vaccine arsenal could get another addition within weeks: senior health official
On the heels of Health Canada's authorization of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, the Johnson & Johnson shot could join the country's arsenal within weeks, says Health Canada's Chief Medical Adviser Dr. Supriya Sharma.
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No Hoax: Fighting COVID-19 has meant tackling conspiracy theories, even within families
A Global News investigation into who is behind COVID-19 misinformation and the damage it is causing.
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Rely on ambulance when dealing with heart attack: Winnipeg cardiologist
Don't drive yourself to the hospital if you're suffering from a heart attack -- that's the message from a cardiologist at Winnipeg's St. Boniface Hospital.
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By the numbers: Canadiens' identity a riddle wrapped in an enigma
Habs have been the best team in the NHL in 5-vs-5, by a wide margin, but metrics show they need an overhaul in virtually every other area.
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Montreal weather: A little snow early, then switching to rain
Increasing cloudiness with snow beginning in the morning, then changing to rain in the afternoon.
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Karl Lohnes: Black, white and retro are top trends for outdoor decor
Creating functional outdoor space will be more important than ever this summer, since they can be our socially distanced entertaining venue.
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Josh Freed: Whatever's leading Legault to his decisions, it isn't science
When our premier suggests Quebec’s falling COVID-19 case rates are linked to our curfew, he’s taking credit for a natural phenomenon, like saying: “The weather’s been warm — must be the curfew.”
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Where to stay, shop and eat in Elora, one of Canada’s most beautiful villages
Plan a future trip to Elora, the scenic Ontario village located along the Elora Gorge. Jocelyn Maurice, the owner of the Elora Mill Hotel and Spa, shares her recommendations for Elora’s best brewery, distillery, bakery and more.
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We found them: the five best noise-cancelling headphones
Remember flying? Remember crying babies on flights? Invest in your future travel happiness with these noise-cancelling headphones, including picks from Apple, Bose and Samsung.
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Let’s all dream about staying at this 1,000-year-old Italian castle
A loving restoration over three decades has brought back a 1,000 year-old castle from ruin. The Hotel Castello di Reschio is scheduled to open this spring in Umbria, on the border of Tuscany. Truffles and olives are grown on-site, and the standout tower suite, housed in a turret, features an open-air hot tub and peerless views.
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This list of the most stylish boutique hotels in the world includes one in Toronto
Laura Abanil, studio director at Elastic Interiors, an international interior design firm, on her picks for the best-designed boutique hotels in the world, including Ian Schrager’s New York masterpiece.
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Picton is the next hot spot in Prince Edward County. Here’s where to stay, dine and drink
‘There’s something quite meditative about sipping a crisp pilsner while watching a flock of sheep graze in the meadow,’ writes Chris Johns about Slake Brewing, one of the many hot spots in Picton, the newest place to discover in Prince Edward County.
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Why Andria Boyd shuttered her Toronto boutique and moved to Jamaica to open a hotel
Andria Boyd owned and operated Shop Nyla, one of Toronto’s coolest boutiques for 16 years. Last fall, she and her family moved to Jamaica, where Boyd was born, to build a Montego Bay hotel from the ground up. ‘To me, this is Jamaica,’ says Boyd. ‘It’s beaches and tropical birds singing so loud I can’t sleep; it’s hearing mangoes drop onto the grass during the night.’
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Our life before ‘COVID-19’ was about ‘schedules.’ Now I’m hoping for a healthier ‘new normal’: Ask Ellie
Like so many others, I miss having gatherings that include grandparents, getting together with friends over coffee or drinks, going to a gym and lots more. But I’m also thinking about what our family has gained that we can hold on to for the future.
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Kelsey told me things about herself that are too personal for a first date — or ever. But I liked her bluntness: Dating Diaries
I have never had any woman make such bold statements about my body before, especially after just meeting me for the first time. She was complimentary, but I sort of felt like a piece of meat.
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Michael Redhill: COVID-19 made everything I’d written look like made-up crap. Then I noticed the couple with two oxen
‘Trump’s excesses and their ever-complicating plot lines gave people like me a kick right in the story structure’
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In ‘Klara and the Sun,’ Kazuo Ishiguro builds a vision of humanity through a solar-powered artificial friend
‘The story up front is one of human decency even though, societally, things are quite bleak and dark,’ Ishiguro tells Deborah Dundas about his newest ‘not quite dystopian’ novel.
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Artist Germaine Arnaktauyok takes an Inuit legend and connects us to ‘Mother Earth’
‘There is a very unusual kind of story that, in the old days, women didn’t get pregnant, says the Govenor General’s Award winner. ‘The Earth was like a mother and if you wanted to have a baby, you had to look for it.’
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‘Unheard Of?’ Maybe so — but Toronto composer John Beckwith’s 94th birthday is being celebrated with fanfare
36 singers come together in a virtual celebration and outpouring of affection and interest in Beckwith’s 70-year career in music
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The Saturday Debate: Should the national anthem be played before sporting events?
Mark Cuban, owner of NBA’s Dallas Mavericks, started an international debate about playing national anthems before sporting events when he failed to play “The Star Spangled Banner” before home games to start the current season. Canadian Olympian Jasmin Mian argues that the ritiutal can act as an “inflection point that links good sportsmanship with good citizenry.” CFL player Nate Behar writes that it’s a tradition that is too political to be associated with sporting events.
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A doughnut road trip strikes a nerve with readers
A travel article on Ontario doughnut shops spurs concerns about taking a trip during the pandemic
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Navneet Alang: As the robots arrive, we have to remember: another future is possible
Toronto’s move to create a municipal broadband network reminds us of the internet’s early promise, writes Navneet Alang.
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