Pointe-Claire mayoral candidates tap into voter dissent
“Citizens are being asked to adapt to developers, when it should be the developers who adapt to citizens," says candidate Tim Thomas.
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Food bank visits up this year in B.C.: Report
The Canada Food Bank says the reason for the rise is a 'volatile combination' of rising food prices, housing costs and low incomes.
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COMMENTARY: Boardroom battle for Rogers is putting the reputation of a telecom giant at risk
The family feud over the control of Rogers is compelling. But the company needs to articulate why the debate should matter to anyone outside the boardroom, Daniel Tisch says.
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5 things to know for Thursday, October 28, 2021
The Alberta premier's office faces toxic workplace allegations, Kyle Beach comes forward, and a mysterious radio signal comes from space. Here's what you need to know today.
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Today’s coronavirus news: Ontario to introduce legislation on long-term care standards today; Moscow starts nonworking period as infections, deaths soar in Russia
Meanwhile, the case of unvaccinated workers challenging a Toronto hospital network’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate is set to be in court today.
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Kirkland election turns ugly: Cliffe serves Allard with legal warning
After losing the 2017 election, Cliffe unsuccessfully attempted to sue Allard for defamation in Quebec Superior Court.
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Ontario to introduce legislation on long-term care standards Thursday
The province says the legislation will cover new accountability and enforcement measures and residents' rights.
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Case of workers challenging Toronto hospital network’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate in court
The University Health Network had said that any staff members who didn't receive both shots by Oct. 22 would lose their jobs.
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Quebec buddy/zombie movie Brain Freeze has striking parallels to pandemic
The plot of Brain Freeze, if you must know, involves a golf club and chemical fertilizer used to make grass grow year-round, which sets off a zombie apocalypse.
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Canadiens at San Jose Sharks: Five things you should know
Habs have lost their last 10 straight games against the Sharks while being outscored 41-14 and haven't won a game in San Jose since 1999.
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Toronto long-term care resident gets Fido/Rogers bill of more than $1,000
Lena Ip says her 92-year-old mother was distraught when she saw her monthly Fido mobile phone bill balloon to 18 times the normal amount in just one month.
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Kramberger: Divisiveness all too evident in some West Island election races
A Pointe-Claire council candidate aptly noted that it's time for people take a deep breath and bring down tensions, lest divisions persist.
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Don’t pry into daughter’s troubled marriage: Ask Ellie
Also, Ellie sees a split between friends about COVID, and suggests the friendship is over.
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The best dark chocolate, intense espresso, heavenly tea: What Delysées co-owner Fred Naggar keeps in his kitchen
When Fred Naggar isn’t taking care of business at Delysées, which just opened an Ossington dessert bar, he’s often in his home kitchen. Here’s a peek at his pantry staples.
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Back on the chopping blocks: Five great cutting boards you can count on for kitchen prep
The best cutting boards are smartly designed and built to last. Bonus points if they’re more sustainably made, investment-worthy or just plain beautiful.
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Can you make whole meals in a microwave, from start to finish? This dishware start-up wants to convince home chefs
Chef David Chang weighed in on Anyday’s design, and if the Momofuku founder is pro-microwave, it’s at least worth a try.
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British chef, TikTok star and self-described Potato Queen Poppy O’Toole shares her recipe for perfect gratin
Laid off during the pandemic, Poppy O’Toole took to TikTok. Today, she makes ‘easy frickin peasy’ recipes for 1.9 million followers and has a new, Nigella-approved cookbook.
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Hopes crushed by return of Taliban, Kabul women see no future in Afghanistan
A generation of Afghans grew up believing their country was on the path to modernity. Now they're looking to leave.
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A DEAD HEAT: Plante, Coderre in statistical tie: poll
But Balarama Holness could play a spoiler role in the Nov. 7 vote.
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Hanes: Why are so many Montrealers on the fence in this election?
The candidates have had no shortage of proposals, visions and priorities in this campaign.
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Metrolinx is battling ‘beloved’ beavers by draining the pond where they live. Local residents side with the wildlife
Somebody is fighting back by raising the ‘beaver baffle’ installed to drain the pond in Grey Abbey Park above the water line.
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4 new horror books feature demons, ghouls and haunted houses that will make you fear the neighbours next door
Just in time for Halloween, reads to set the mood for the witching season
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Gregor Chisholm: The Blue Jays could learn a few things from the Astros — after you take out the trash
There might be no better comparison for what the Jays hope to achieve than the Astros, minus the toxic culture and the whole banging on trash cans thing. Both clubs are in similarly sized markets, have about the same payroll capacity and centred their initial rebuild on a promising young core of position players. The next step is the key, Gregor Chisholm writes.
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Ford government pledged $2.5 million to Facedrive for bracelets to fight COVID — but employees say the tech ‘never worked like it should.’ How were so many alarms missed?
With much hype, a Scarborough company launched TraceSCAN, a social-distancing and contact-tracing device. Revelations about financials, senior officers and technology have raised questions about the company, the device and the Ontario government’s investment.
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Spittin’ chiclets: Leaf Mitch Marner chips in, and breaks out a classic hockey player smile
Teammate Wayne Simmonds had chirped Marner before Wednesday night’s win over the Blackhawks, calling him a “pretty boy” who now looks “funny” with one tooth missing and another chipped. It happened Monday against Carolina behind the Leafs net, Marner raising a defender’s stick.
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Canada's climate plan gets good grade as Trudeau heads to summits in Europe
A new analysis suggests the Liberal climate plan could meet Canada's greenhouse gas emissions targets for the first time before the end of this decade.
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Horoscope for Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021
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