China urges U.N. states not to attend Xinjiang event on Uyghur repression next week
Beijing denies the accusations and describes the camps as vocational training centres to combat religious extremism.
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Reflections on a COVID-19 Mother's Day: Pandemic has been 'a tough year for women'
Five B.C. women reflect on Mother's Day as they talk about enduring love and overcoming obstacles while parenting during a pandemic.
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Heather Scoffield: Job numbers tell a bleak Mother’s Day story
April was a tough month for many, many people. With pandemic restrictions and school closures mounting as the third wave took hold in Canada’s most populated areas, employment fell by 207,000 positions, pushing the unemployment rate back up to 8.1 per cent. But those numbers don’t tell the whole story of what women have been dealing with as they balance the demands of the pandemic and the workplace, Heather Scoffield writes.
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2 dead after crash, vehicle fire in Mississauga’s west end: police
Emergency crews were called to Burnhamthorpe Road West near Promontory Drive, just east of Mississauga Road, before 7:20 a.m. on Saturday.
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Feds to create new system to help process immigration applications more quickly
The feds pledged in the 2021 budget to spend $428.9 million over the next five years to deliver the platform that would gradually replace the existing case management system.
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Sold (Bought): North Van home ideal for entertaining
There is plenty on offer to cater for entertaining with a wet bar, games room, wine cellar, home theatre, and 15-foot-long Eclipse doors that seamlessly blend indoor and outdoor living spaces.
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Two people dead in single-vehicle collision in Mississauga
Peel Regional Police said they found the car on fire after it crashed, just before 7:30 a.m., in the area of Burnhamthorpe Road and Promontory Crescent.
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Ontario government must ‘immediately’ reopen outdoor spaces: Canadian Paediatric Society
In an open letter posted to Twitter on Friday, the society said it 'cannot overstate the extent of the mental health crisis facing our children and youth.'
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Karl Lohnes: Refresh and renew your home with these spring chores
Here are some inexpensive and easy ways to give your home a refreshed feel inside and out.
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Before Nat Bailey Stadium, Athletic Park was part of Vancouver’s baseball DNA
"They took the soil from the ballpark and put it at Nat Bailey," a local baseball historian said. "That's the DNA left from the ballpark."
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Josh Freed: Will Quebecers lose the 'joie' in our joie de vivre?
While other provinces revolt against lockdown measures, we have obeyed the rules with few complaints, despite tougher rules than anyplace.
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The only pipeline that brings propane to southern Ontario might close down this week. Here’s what that means
The pipeline has been in use since 1953 and carries up to 540,000 barrels per day of Canadian crude oil and natural gas from Superior, Wisc. to Sarnia, Ont.
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Can Jason Kenney stare down Alberta’s COVID ‘compliance problem’?
People gathered outside the Whistle Stop on Wednesday afternoon to drink beer, eat burgers and show support for Scott after Alberta’s health regulator announced it was “physically” shutting him down after “several weeks” of trying to “work collaboratively” with him.
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A national online mental health portal had 1.2 million users in its first year. Is Wellness Together Canada here to stay?
Wellness Together Canada was created quickly by the federal government in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Since its launch, the online mental health care portal has been accessed more than three million times by 1.2 million Canadians.
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Ottawa to create new system to tackle delays in processing immigration applications
Ottawa says it will create a new digital platform to help process immigration applications more quickly after the COVID-19 pandemic underscored the need for a faster shift to a new system.
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U.S. stand on waiving COVID-19 vaccine patents is no ‘magic bullet’: European Union
French President Emmanuel Macron insisted that giving any priority to discussing intellectual property rights now, ``is a false debate.''
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While you were sleeping: It's a weekend of appreciation
And we're starting our Mother's Day appreciation today, with these stories.
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Heather Mallick: Drinking in the park? Here’s why women don’t want that
It makes me happy that Toronto has decided not to allow us to drink wine, beer or cider in city parks because I’m a woman and I see the world differently from the overwhelmingly male crowd sneering at the city’s decision, Heather Mallick writes.
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Today’s coronavirus news: The vaccine pipeline is about to turn on. Is Canada ready? Plus, a fifth of MLB teams relax COVID protocols
In Canada, the provinces are reporting 406,415 new vaccinations administered for a total of 15,325,183 doses given, the Canadian Press says.
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Amazon pauses Prime Day event in Canada amid COVID-19 outbreaks at warehouses
Amazon is pausing its Prime Day marketing event in Canada this year amid ongoing COVID-19 outbreaks at its facilities in Ontario's Peel Region.
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India's surge hits southern states, prompts more lockdowns
Two southern states in India became the latest to declare lockdowns, as coronavirus cases surge at breakneck speed across the country and pressure mounts on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government to implement a nationwide shutdown.
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Opinion: An ode to single moms
Their level of determination while facing exclusion and discrimination is what humbled and transformed me into an advocate.
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Statistics Canada sees more demand to fill out 2021 census online amid COVID-19 pandemic
Census cards with information about how to fill out the short- and long-form questionnaires went out to households in the last week ahead of census day on May 11.
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In the pandemic housing craze, some sellers are left with nowhere to go
Homeowners may be able to sell for top dollar but may not cash out as much as they think.
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‘They are in no hurry’: Beijing plays the long game as Canadians languish in China’s prisons
The case of the two Michaels has garnered international attention, but another Canadian you may have never heard has been imprisoned in China for nearly 16 years.
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COVID-19 ‘still evolving’: Canadian summer camps uncertain about opening
As the warmer months creep closer, there is still uncertainty on whether overnight summer camps will open across Canada amid the ongoing COVID pandemic.
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Herd immunity: How it works and why it’s a lofty goal for COVID-19
Herd immunity might not be a solution to Canada's COVID-19 woes. Here's how it works, and why experts say achieving it could be tricky.
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Republicans bet that Donald Trump is more popular than principles as they turn against Liz Cheney
The former president has proven he and his lies maintain a stranglehold on registered Republican voters, Edward Keenan writes.
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13 of the week’s best long reads from the Star, May 1 to May 8, 2021
From Ontario’s ICUs to the province’s attempts at damage control, we’ve selected some of the best long reads of the week from the Star.
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