COVID-19 knocks out possibility of ranked ballots in Toronto for 2022. Five things you need to know


The city clerk’s office says there isn’t enough time to fulfil the legal requirements to move to ranked ballots for the next municipal election.
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Fire pits, heat lamps flying off the shelves as Manitobans get ready for an outdoor COVID-19 winter
"People just can't seem to manufacture them quick enough and there's a demand across the world for these products.”
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Coronavirus: Interior Health declares COVID-19 outbreak at Okanagan church
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Quebec injects $85 million into schools to fight COVID-19 pandemic
The Quebec government is investing $85 million in schools to adapt to the new reality of COVID-19.
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Suspect wanted after sexual assault at Mississauga GO station, Peel police say
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CERB is ending, here is what to know about your benefits
The Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) will be coming to an end on Saturday and recipients will be forced to transition to a recently updated Employment Insurance (EI) program or apply for three other temporary benefits. Here’s what to know about the process.
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Lower Canada College says classes remain open after COVID-19 cases reported
Six Lower Canada College students and two teachers tested positive for the coronavirus Friday
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London social media campaign celebrates newcomers working in the health sector
The seventh annual 'I am London' campaign puts a spotlight on Londoners working in the city's health and wellness sectors.
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B.C. Election: Small business owner to run for BC Libertarian Party in Penticton riding
Keith MacIntyre says he’s lived in Penticton for the past 10 years and that he’s also the president of the Okanagan School of the Arts.
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For British PM Boris Johnson, hardball tactics seem the only way to a Brexit deal
More than a year after the ouster of former PM Theresa May, trade talks with the European Union are deadlocked, the mood is poisonous, and there are only weeks left to salvage a deal as Britain prepares to leave the bloc’s economic zone in January.
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Netflix inks ‘very long-term’ deal for Vancouver production hub
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How to stay focused amid COVID-19
Focus is a skill you can cultivate and improve. Here are some techniques to try, aimed at increasing both your attention and productivity amid the pandemic.
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How wildfires revealed small-town America’s strength — and fanned the flames of its culture-war paranoia
The truth about the West Coast fires goes to show how in the U.S., the deepest divisions are no longer just political
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Hundreds gathered at Halifax Waterfront to stand in solidarity with Mi’kmaq fishers
In 1999 the Supreme Court of Canada affirmed a treaty right to hunt, fish and gather in pursuit of a moderate living, also known as Marshalls decision.
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6 Saskatchewan NDP, 6 Sask Party candidates have a criminal record
Nearly 10 per cent of NDP candidates have a criminal record. The same can be said for Sask. Party candidates.
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Demonstration in Fredericton as private abortion clinic to lose its doctor
About two dozen people staged a quiet demonstration in front of the New Brunswick legislature Saturday after a doctor who runs a private abortion clinic in Fredericton said he can’t afford to continue subsidizing the service.
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Dan Levy and his fans are taking Indigenous studies
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Uptown Saint John closed to traffic in final Open Streets day for pedestrians
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6 new coronavirus cases, 11 new recoveries in London-Middlesex
In terms of age, four of Saturday's new COVID-19 cases from London and Middlesex are people 19 or under, one is in their 50s and one is in their 80s.
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65 COVID-19 cases in Manitoba Saturday, 56 in Winnipeg
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Toronto FC starts strange new chapter in East Hartford with game against Columbus
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Coronavirus: Latest developments in the Greater Toronto Area on Sept. 26
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Michael Jordan and Bubba Wallace have the power to drive diversity in NASCAR — if they win
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City ordered to pay after Halifax Transit bus ran over passenger’s bicycle in 2019
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Six Instagram-friendly fall destinations in and around Montreal
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More than 80 demonstrators arrested as protests in Belarus continue
Hundreds of women calling for the authoritarian president to step down protested in Belarus' capital on Saturday, continuing the large demonstrations that have rocked the country since early August.
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Police in London monitoring Western University homecoming
Western University students usually celebrate a “fake homecoming” on the last Saturday in September, a tradition that’s been discouraged this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Quebec injects $85 million into schools to fight COVID-19 pandemic
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Quebec reports 698 new COVID-19 cases, most since May
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Victoria police seeking ‘dangerous’ high-risk sex offender
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Maine lobster business salvaged its summer despite pandemic
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Trump approves Alberta-Alaska rail line project; line would move oil, other resources
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Lethbridge group sets up unsanctioned overdose prevention site in Galt Gardens
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Junior hockey: Vees blank Silverbacks, Warriors down Vipers
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Woodstock police investigate two unrelated stabbings
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Reality check: A look at claims by Trump, Biden ahead of the first presidential debate
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Woman to lead Rochester police after Daniel Prude’s death
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