August inflation rate holds steady at 0.1 per cent, Statistics Canada says

The annual pace of inflation held steady in August as lower gasoline and air travel costs helped offset rising prices in other areas as businesses passed on costs related to operating during the pandemic.
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What is ricin and how dangerous is it? A look at the poison sent to the White House
A Canadian was arrested Sunday evening at the New York-Canada border, according to U.S. law enforcement officials, under suspicion that they had sent an envelope containing poison to the White House -- the latest development in a long history of attempted poisonings using a deadly toxin called ricin.
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'Schitt's Creek' Cast Celebrates The Emmys In Toronto Like The Royalty They Are
A photo posted by the magazine showed the show’s star Dan Levy and his on-screen love interest, Noah Reid, in front of what looks like Casa Loma. The castle-like mansion in uptown Toronto was built by financier Sit Henry Pellatt in the early 1900s, but he was forced to move out of the opulent home he had built in 1924, when he lost all his money after a series of risky investments. It’s an origin story the Rose family can relate to. BEYOND obsessed with these looks, @olreid and @danjlevy!
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Quebec City elementary school closed for two weeks after 25 people confirmed infected
After a major testing operation, a Quebec City school will be closed for two weeks after 20 students and five staff members tested positive, authorities say.
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COVID-19: What is forbidden in an orange zone?
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High-end retailers shift from Edmonton’s downtown core to North America’s largest mall
A once bustling downtown in Edmonton brought in some high-end brands to the city's core. But after facing several changes over the years, stores have left, making it difficult for surrounding businesses to stick around.
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Deadly weekend on Saskatchewan highways leaves 4 dead in 4 separate crashes
An 18-year-old, who died in a single rollover, Sunday, is the fourth person to die on a Saskatchewan highway this weekend.
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Philadelphia Union makes short work of short-staffed Impact
Montreal lost its second consecutive match 4-1, its record dipping below the .500 mark at 5-6-1.
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Man shot dead near Morningside and Sheppard, Toronto police say
Police responded to a call on Bradworthy Court in Malvern where they found a man suffering from life-threatening injuries.
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Second wave of COVID-19 is starting, says Quebec's chief scientist
As the number of cases of COVID-19 creeps up daily and hospitalizations increase, Quebec is at the beginning of the second wave, says Rémi Quirion, Quebec's chief scientist.
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2020 Emmy Awards: ‘Schitt’s Creek’ sweeps comedy categories
Schitt's Creek was up for a total of 15 Emmys this year.
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Ginsburg's impact on women spanned age groups, backgrounds
The pop culture status that Ruth Bader Ginsburg found -- or rather, that found her -- in recent years was just a side show, albeit one that amused her, to the unique and profound impact she had on women's lives.
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Daycare union asks Quebec to appoint arbitrator in contract talks
The union says it wants the independent arbitrator to evaluate the pay scale being discussed.
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Protesters organize Toronto rally for migrant rights during pandemic
Migrant Rights Network called on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to grant full permanent residency status for migrants and refugees.
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Arrest made at U.S.-Canada border in White House ricin envelope investigation
A spokesperson for the FBI said the police force has arrested "an individual allegedly responsible for sending a suspicious letter."
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Rosie DiManno: Barbara Amiel’s memoir ‘Friends and Enemies’ is mostly knives-out revenge soft-porn — and I made the Enemies list
I’ve never actually met Amiel, though I did once run into her in the powder room during the National Newspaper Awards, writes Rosie DiManno. But while Amiel names and shames, I suspect her targets won’t give a toss.
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Woman suspected of sending letter containing ricin to White House is arrested at N.Y.-Canada border
The poisoned letter addressed to U.S. President Donald Trump appears to have gone through Montreal.
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Bills win before small crowd in Miami. Josh Allen owns the Dolphins
The Dolphins have become Allen’s favourite foil: He has thrown for 12 touchdowns, rushed for three and thrown one interception in his past four games against Miami. Of his 36 career TD passes, 14 have come against the Dolphins.
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Calgary liquor store owner records video of racist tirade by man after dispute over masks
The owner of a Calgary liquor store has captured video of a man going on a racist tirade after a dispute over masks.
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Coincidence and condolence: Dying together in politics
John Turner, a former Prime Minister of Canada, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a lifetime Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, both died on Friday night. Dying accidentally together like this has created many historical odd couples, such as John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, the second and third American Presidents, who both died with a poignant flourish for the calendar on July 4, Independence Day, 1826. Sometimes one death eclipses the other in the public’s capacity for mourning, as when Mother Teresa passed almost unnoticed a few days after Princess Diana in 1997. Likewise, Farrah Fawcett died of cancer on the morning of June 25, 2009, and was the big celebrity news of the day until TMZ reported in the afternoon that Michael Jackson also died that day. Some death partnerships seem to elevate each other in solidarity with a common cause. The civil rights leader, statesman and “conscience of Congress” John Lewis died on July 17 this year, the same day as the preacher C.T. Vivian, who was also a civil rights leader going back to the inner circle of Martin Luther King, Jr. Others are schoolkid legends or viral factoids that are not quite true, like Miguel de Cervantes and William Shakespeare, who did technically both die on April 23, 1616, but in different countries, Spain and England, which were using different calendars, so in fact they died 10 days apart. Some simultaneous exits are curious coincidences, like Signe Anderson and Paul Kantner who both died on Jan. 28, 2016, 50 years after she left the psychedelic rock band Jefferson Airplane, which they co-founded. Others seem not to be coincidences at all, but somehow causally related as expressions of intense emotional intimacy, as in the occasional married couple who make headlines for dying sweetly together in ripe old age, or the parents of former star CFL quarterback Doug Flutie, Dick and Joan, who had heart attacks in short sequence on Nov. 18, 2015. Some just seem ominous. On the day John F. Kennedy was assassinated, Nov. 22, 1963, C.S. Lewis died of ill health in Oxford, and Aldous Huxley died of cancer in Los Angeles, tripping on LSD. Few such death partnerships carry the political heft of the latest one between Bader Ginsburg and Turner. The main contrast is how differently they matter to the wider public. Turner’s death casts the mind back to the past. Bader Ginsburg’s death does the same, but it also inspires urgent thoughts of the future. Turner’s death has been treated in Canada as an opportunity to reflect on history, on the Liberal Party’s changing fortunes. Former prime ministers are under a newly critical eye. No one gets the saintly treatment any more, even in death. But Turner is someone who can be mourned at ease. He was not prime minister very long, less than three months in 1984. He had not been in the news lately, and had seemed frail in public appearances. His death is an opportunity to appreciate a unique life of leadership, but it will not disrupt Canadian politics. Bader Ginsburg, on the other hand, has set off a tumult by dying because her vacant seat on the top court hands an opportunity to President Donald Trump to replace her. “My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed,” she dictated to her granddaughter Clara Spera a few days before she died. Trump and Senate Leader Mitch McConnell indicated over the weekend they intend to ensure that wish does not come true — Trump by nominating a replacement judge in the next month, and McConnell by speeding a confirmation vote. Mourning Bader Ginsburg, therefore, has a sense of political urgency that mourning Turner does not. Her death is not merely an opportunity to reflect on her role as the liberal grandee of the court, famous for her consensus building with conservatives like her friend the late Antonin Scalia, and credited by progressives with securing important votes on deeply divisive issues such as abortion and same-sex marriage. Rather, it is bound up in a presidential election both sides describe as the all-or-nothing struggle for America’s soul. This sense of historical import came through in the impromptu singing of Amazing Grace by mourners on the steps of the Supreme Court, a Christian hymn for a Jewish judge in a distinctively American irony. Moments like this illustrate how different America can be from Canada, where judicial appointments are not unto death, let alone so nakedly politicized. Bader Ginsburg, therefore, is the Kennedy to Turner’s Lewis and Huxley. She is the Diana to his Mother Teresa, coming chronologically first and to far greater hoopla. They have become — like the filmmaker Orson Welles and the actor Yul Brynner who both died on Oct. 10, 1985 — footnotes to each other’s obituaries.
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Woman accused of sending ricin letter addressed to White House has been arrested, officials say
The woman was reportedly taken into custody at the New York-Canada border and is expected to face federal charges.
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Cowboys’ rally stuns Falcons in coach Mike McCarthy’s home debut
Greg Zuerlein kicked a 46-yard field goal as time expired, and Dallas overcame four fumbles and a 20-point deficit in the first quarter to beat Atlanta 40-39 on Sunday.
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Five deaths in five weeks at rural Manitoba rail crossings
"It’s imperative that people pay attention," Manitoba RCMP spokesperson Sgt. Paul Manaigre said
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Searchers find body of one of two teens missing after boat capsized off P.E.I.
An underwater search team has found the body of one of two 17-year-old boys who went missing when their boat capsized off Prince Edward Island last week. An RCMP spokesman says searchers recovered the body of Ethan Reilly at about 5:30 p.m. on Sunday.
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Blue Jays stop six-game losing skid with win in Philadelphia
Six stellar innings from starting pitcher Taijuan Walker, followed by a two-run blast from Teoscar Hernandez, boosted the Jays to a 6-3 win over the Phillies.
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Emmy Awards 2020: Full list of winners from 1st-ever virtual ceremony
The 2020 Emmy Awards will be handed out virtually for the first time in history, with Jimmy Kimmel presiding over the festivities.
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Claire Trevena joins list of B.C. cabinet ministers not seeking re-election
The announcements come amid speculation that Horgan could call a fall election. 
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Mané double lifts Liverpool over 10-man Chelsea
Chelsea couldn’t overcome a reckless foul by defender Andreas Christensen and yet another blunder by goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga in its 2-0 loss to the Premier League champions.
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‘I needed this so much today’: Saskatoon Valkyries return to field for only time in 2020
Following the cancellation of their 2020 season, the Saskatoon Valkyries players and coaching staff were happy to be back on the field, if only for a day.
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‘Honouring the dead’: Calgary police march for fallen and donate to Field of Crosses
The Calgary Police Service Honour Guard marched in memory of fallen soldiers on Sunday as they donated to the Field of Crosses project.
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Damien Cox: U.S. Open champion Bryson DeChambeau might be the future of golf — hit it far (really far) and drive on
Forget drive for show and putt for dough. To DeChambeau and challenger Matthew Wolff, only distance truly matters — and they are doing it with self-designed swings that would make Ben Hogan blanch, Damien Cox writes.
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RCMP investigating suspicious death of man in northern Alberta First Nation
Police said a 29-year-old man was found dead on the Jean Baptiste Gambler First Nations Reserve in the early morning hours on Sept. 19, 2020.
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Lethbridge high school teacher runs first-ever marathon for Terry Fox Foundation
"I'm not getting any younger and so I thought I should probably run one before it's maybe too late," McBeath admitted.
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N.B. Doctor Says He Faced Racist Taunts Being Accused Of Staring COVID-19 Outbreak
After months of harassment and racist remarks, the doctor at the centre of a COVID-19 controversy that rocked New Brunswick says his life has been changed entirely.Dr. Jean Robert Ngola, a physician of Congolese descent, said in a recent interview the fallout from allegations he was “patient zero” responsible for an outbreak put him under an uncomfortable spotlight.“Since May ... everything has changed in my life,” Ngola said by phone.And now he wants the province to investigate his case to ensure nobody else endures a similar fate.On May 27, in the face of a growing outbreak in Campbellton, N.B., Premier Blaine Higgs referred to an “irresponsible” health-care worker and said the matter was being handled by the RCMP. The outbreak eventually affected 40 people and resulted in two deaths.Status leaked on social mediaNews got out that Ngola, a family doctor working in the northern New Brunswick town at the time, was the suspect in the RCMP’s investigation after his positive COVID-19 status was leaked on social media.Ngola says a deluge of harassment and racist taunts followed, both online and in person, as the investigation unfolded into an overnight trip he took to Quebec.Before he tested positive, Ngola had driven to Montreal to pick up his daughter, because her mother was travelling to Africa to attend a funeral.On his way back to New Brunswick, he met with two colleagues in the Trois-Rivieres, Que., area before completing his trip, according to his lawyer, Joel Etienne. He did not self-isolate for two weeks when he returned, as provincial health guidelines direct, but Ngola has said that was consistent with the practice of other physicians at his hospital.After it was revealed that Ngola was the health worker being investigated, he was suspended from his job at the hospital in Campbellton. Ngola said he had to disconnect his phone because people were harassing him, telling him to “go back to Africa” and calling him a “refugee.”Although he had already been planning to move to Quebec, Ngola hastened his departure because he didn’t feel safe in Campbellton, he said.“I was one of the good physicians, I think, in this small city. Everybody knew me in Campbellton,” he said. “But in my own city, I cannot work. Even now I cannot go to my house.”Support from other doctorsRecently, however, he has been heartened after receiving a letter of support from fellow doctors in Canada. It was a sign, he said, that he “wasn’t alone” as he continued to deal with the allegations against him. Though the RCMP investigation was dropped, Ngola still faces a charge of violating the province’s Emergency Measures Act and has a court date Oct. 26.“It was so emotional,” Ngola said of the letter. “My tears flowed.”The letter was the work of Danusha Foster, an Ontario family doctor who followed Ngola’s case and felt he was “unfairly targeted.”She said in an interview from Guelph, Ont., that she used an online social network to enlist hundreds of other signatories from across the country. She said the effort was intended as a private show of support, and the other physicians have not agreed to have their names made public.Now, Etienne and his associates are calling for a probe into the handling of Ngola’s case. After his initial positive test, Ngola had three tests come back negative, possibly indicating a false positive, his team argues, which would make it impossible for him to have triggered the outbreak.His lawyers say the province failed in its responsibilities to protect Ngola’s privacy and perform proper contact tracing for the Campbellton outbreak.READ MORE The Last Months Of A Canadian Who Died Of COVID-19 In ICE Custody Over 2,000 Canadian Academics Strike To Protest Anti-Black, Indigenous Violence Be Vigilant, But Keep Calm About 2nd Wave Ngola said he thinks an inquiry is necessary to protect others who may find themselves in similar circumstances as the pandemic continues.“We have to know what happened to prevent (this) for the future, because discrimination is not tolerable, not acceptable, in Canada,” he said.He is now practising in Louiseville in central Quebec, and the hostility he faced in Campbellton has been replaced by a warm embrace.Yvon Deshaies, the town’s mayor, says people in the community who’ve come across Ngola at the local emergency clinic are happy to have him in the area.Deshaies says it’s not always easy attracting doctors to smaller towns like his, so New Brunswick’s loss is his region’s gain.“He came here, and I’m happy about it,” Deshaies said. “People who’ve had a chance to meet with him are happy with Dr. Ngola.”This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 20, 2020.With files from Sidhartha BanerjeeThis story was produced with the financial assistance of the Facebook and Canadian Press News Fellowship.Also on HuffPost:
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U.S. conservatives blame the left-wing governor. Liberals blame Trump. The Oregon residents who lost everything in fires are in the middle of America’s 2020 left-right divide
Politican tensions over the fires’ origins continue to blaze along with more than 100 wildfires in America’s west.
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Stiffer fines for ‘dooring’ cyclists go into effect Monday
New fines for motorists caught "dooring" cyclists go into effect Monday.
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Missing man Chandulal Gandhi, 83, found dead, Toronto police say
Peel and Toronto police recovered a body at the Claireville Conservation area in Brampton at around 1 p.m
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U.S. to sanction more than 2 dozen targets involved with Iran arms: official
The new sanctions fit into U.S. President Donald Trump's effort to limit Iran's regional influence and come a week after U.S.-brokered deals for the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain to normalize ties with Israel.
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The Dallas Stars are winning the Stanley Cup goaltending battle with a career backup — Khudo for that
Fip-floppy Anton Khudobin stole the spotlight from his Lightning counterpart, a perennial Vezina Trophy finalist, with a Game 1 performance for the ages in Edmonton.
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Bryson DeChambeau blasts way to U.S. Open title
In a breathtaking performance Sunday at Winged Foot, on a course so demanding no one else broke par, Bryson DeChambeau blasted away with his driver and had short irons from the ankle-deep rough on his way to a 3-under 67.
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Lucia-Kowaluk Park to be inaugurated Monday
It is the culmination of efforts by local residents to save the green space at Parc and Pine Aves.
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