CP Women’s Open cancelled for 2020; Vancouver’s Shaughnessy to stay host in 2021


Organizers had hoped that the tournament would be able to go ahead as planned, but travel and border restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic made it impossible.
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What you can do in Stage 3
Stage 3 Permitted (Max. 50 people inside/100 outside) Dine in at restaurants, bars Bingo halls Real estate open houses Gyms, fitness centres Concerts, festivals, sporting, racing events Weddings, funerals Convention centres, meeting places Movie theatres All workplaces and public spaces not specifically exempted Not Permitted Drinking standing up in bars Dancing and singing in bars […]
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Cause, damage estimate unknown in fire at vacant Richmond Street home: London fire officials
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‘Major step’ announced to increase broadband internet in Simcoe County
The program is part of the Ontario government's commitment to expand access to broadband internet in rural areas.
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Child killed in New York latest horror story of U.S. gun violence
A toddler was shot dead at a summer barbecue in Brooklyn on Sunday night. The 22-month-old boy, identified as Davell Gardner Jr., was in his stroller at the time. Three men fired more than 20 rounds into the gathering, shooting the child in the stomach where he sat and also wounding three adults who are […]
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Naya Rivera’s body found in California lake, police confirm
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Trump distorts America’s constitution when he shamelessly pardons a friend
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Coronavirus: Sylvan Lake officials to meet with province after weekend of crowded beaches
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Despite request from Pride London, police will raise Pride flag at HQ
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Minnedosa woman hopes disaster financial relief program can help flood-affected neighbours
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Coronavirus: Peterborough Sport and Wellness Centre role as emergency shelter ending soon
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Prince Edward Island man charged after fatal boat collision two years ago
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Inclusive Literature initiative looks to provide more diversity in Calgary’s elementary schools
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Should masks be mandatory in Atlantic Canada during COVID-19?
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Coronavirus: Air Canada passengers from Kelowna to Vancouver should monitor for symptoms
The affected flight is number 8421, which flew from Kelowna to Vancouver on July 6.
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Canadians with disabilities, chronic health conditions feel left behind by pandemic
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Rick Zamperin: Auston Matthews’ positive coronavirus test shows why NHL bubble is important
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Los Angeles and San Diego schools to go online-only in the fall
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What You Need To Know About Jada Pinkett Smith's 'Entanglement'
It’s worth prefacing this by appending it with a note: this is all so silly.The affairs in the lives of the ultra-rich and famous, both in the romantic and the mundane sense of the word “affairs,” have never seemed less important than during a public health crisis. There are, to be frank, other things to worry about. Watch: The Smiths open up about Jada’s “entanglement” with August Alsina. Story continues below.Still, we’ve just witnessed the awkward birth of a hilarious meme. And if you’ve been spending any time on social media over the last couple of days, you might have caught wind of it unfolding between Jada Pinkett Smith, her husband, Will, and the American R&B singer August Alsina: suddenly, everyone is talking about “entanglements.” And it’s not “entanglements” like fish getting caught up in nets, but “entanglements” like people getting caught up with each other. Married people getting caught up with single people. The menacing spectre of cheating — or something? Did Pinkett Smith have an affair with Alsina? How much did Will know about it? Did Will really give his “blessing” for their relationship? The origins of the memeHere’s the short of it: in a recent interview for his album press tour, Alsina, 27, confirmed rumours that he once had a romantic relationship with Jada, 48. “I totally gave myself to that relationship for years of my life, and I truly and really, really deeply loved and have a ton of love for her,” he told radio journalist Angela Yee.He even got Will’s blessing, he alleged, before explaining that he doesn’t like to get involved in drama. (It makes him “nauseous.”) Drama ensued, and Pinkett Smith’s reps quickly decried the claims as “absolutely not true.” But then, on Thursday, the Smiths opted to go on Red Table Talk, Jada’s Facebook Watch talk show, to talk more openly about exactly what on earth was going on.“We were over,” Jada explained to Will, and to us, emphasizing that the couple had been separated at the time. “From there, as time went on, I got into a different kind of entanglement with August.”Seemingly amused at the word choice, Will pressed his wife. “An entanglement?” he said, before clarifying: “A relationship.”“I was in a lot of pain, and I was very broken,” Jada countered.The Smiths also addressed Alsina’s statement that Will had given them his “blessing,” which, perhaps unwittingly, further stoked pre-existing rumours that the pair are in an open marriage. Jada : I didn’t cheat, it was an entanglement Will smith : pic.twitter.com/15vXkZ3Xn6— TommyK (@Tom_myk) July 11, 2020“The only person that can give permission in that particular circumstance is myself,” explained Jada. “I could actually see how he would perceive it as permission because we were separated amicably and I think he also wanted to make it clear that he’s also not a home-wrecker. Which he’s not.” The actual meme Almost immediately after the 12-minute video was published, the memes poured out. Screenshots of Will’s reactions. Riffs on standout lines from the conversation, ie. “BAD MARRIAGE FOR LIFE” said in unison with a fist bump. Mostly, the internet seemed fixated on Jada’s use of the word “entanglement,” a vague term to describe a situation that, by August’s account, seemed so profound and complex.  What does entanglement mean?— juicy j (@therealjuicyj) July 10, 2020“What does entanglement mean?” Juicy J tweeted, foregoing a Google search to ask the right people the right question. The term seemed on par with Gwyneth Paltrow’s “conscious uncoupling” thing, jargon that reveals less than it obfuscates. Is it a relationship? Is it a fling? The situation is only funny because people have long been confused about the nature of Will and Jada’s marriage — is it open? — though they have, on multiple occasions, addressed it in public. Basically, it’s perfect for a meme.And so a meme it became. August: we were Jada: It was an deeply in love!! entanglement. pic.twitter.com/B9hKIlLBGz— L
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LILLEY: Trudeau apologizes but his mistake is costing plenty
Justin Trudeau is very, very sorry that he screwed up in awarding a $912-million contract to an organization he is very close to. In a surprise move on Monday, Trudeau addressed the issue of his apparent conflict of interest in this file and for a change, he didn’t tell the rest of us it was […]
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Kelowna COVID-19 outbreaks linked to hotel parties: B.C. health minister
A party involving some Metro Vancouver residents mainly in their 20s and 30s is being blamed for a COVID-19 outbreak in Kelowna.
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Child porn mastermind busted in France
A 40-year-old man is facing charges of managing darknet sites, which allows “thousands of surfers the world over to have access to child pornography photos and videos,’’ following his arrest near Bordeaux, France, authorities announced in a statement. The man, who is of French citizenship, was tracked down by detectives and investigators with the help […]
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July 18 – Furnace Family
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Canada Took A Small Hit To Inflation During Pandemic: StatCan
OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says Canadians’ buying patterns changed so much during the COVID-19 pandemic that its measure of consumer inflation went a little wobbly.The agency previously reported that year-over-year inflation declined by 0.2 per cent in April, then took a further drop of 0.4 per cent in May as lockdowns put a damper on consumer spending.But a look under the headline figures showed consumers were spending more on items that don’t weigh as much in the consumer price index, which tracks inflation. And they were spending less on things that weigh more in the calculation.In a numbers experiment to better reflect pandemic spending, Statistics Canada found the annualized inflation figures for April and May would have been 0.0 and -0.1 per cent.RELATED Canada's Economy In For 10 Years Of Hardship: Capital Economics The Best Place For Jobs In Canada Is … Moncton? Canada’s Deficit Is 1,000% Higher Than Projected At Start Of 2020 CERB Recipients Face A ‘Shock’ At Tax Time. Here’s How To Prepare The research paper made public Monday says a specific consumption pattern, such as that happening during the pandemic, would need “to be sustained in order to have a subsequent impact” on year-over-year headline numbers.The research was aided by data from the Bank of Canada, which targets an annual inflation rate of two per cent as measured by Statistics Canada’s consumer price index.The bank has warned that the economic shock wrought by COVID-19 and structurally low interest rates is having a deep effect on the inflation rate, which is far below the target.The basket of goods used to form the consumer price index has been shaken by a shift in consumer spending habits during the pandemic.People are buying less gasoline, which usually receives a heavier weight in calculating inflation, as its price has plunged and the frequency of car travel has dropped. Canadians are travelling much less, while grocery-buying is up.Statistics Canada is to report June’s inflation rate next week.Updated outlook is on the wayThe Bank of Canada said in April that it expected inflation to be close to zero in the second quarter.Beyond the end of June, the bank was less clear, citing the high level of uncertainty around the course of the pandemic.The federal government’s economic “snapshot” last week pegged inflation at 0.5 per cent for this year, then rising back to two per cent in 2021.The reading was based on the average of forecasts from 13 private sector economists.On Wednesday, the central bank will release its updated outlook. Governor Tiff Macklem has described what’s coming as a “central planning scenario” for the economy and inflation, as well as related risks—such as local, but not national, lockdowns.This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 13, 2020.
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Montreal Canadiens hit the ice for first official practice since March
The Montreal Canadiens hit the ice for the first day of training camp since the season was paused due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Who makes the decisions in Justin Trudeau’s Ottawa?
Paul Wells: Unless we understand how the government decided to team up with WE, we can't be sure such things won't happen again The post Who makes the decisions in Justin Trudeau’s Ottawa? appeared first on Macleans.ca.
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Coronavirus: 23 days without a new case in Peterborough area
The last reported new case in Peterborough Public Health's jurisdiction was more than three weeks ago on June 20
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2 charged in connection with ‘targeted’ June 17 shooting in Burlington, Ont.
Police were called to Woodview Road, near New Street and Walkers Line on June 17 for reports of gunshots.
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‘COVID party’ turns deadly for Texas man who believed pandemic was a hoax
Believing the coronavirus was a hoax, a 30-year-old man has died after he attended a ‘COVID party’ when he was infected with the virus, according to a Texas hospital. The man, who has not been identified, tagged along with an infected person to the gathering to test whether the coronavirus was real, said Dr. Jane […]
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AGAR: Trudeau needs an intervention
Do you know who acts as an enabler? Anyone who votes again for Justin Trudeau, that’s who. An enabler is “one who enables another to persist in self-destructive behaviour by providing excuses or by making it possible to avoid the consequences of such behaviour,” according to Merriam-Webster. I mean, enough is enough. The prime minister […]
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Billions for military should be spent on climate change, COVID-19 recovery
We can have either a bloated military with an increased combat-ready stance against undetermined enemies, or a successful post-COVID-19 recovery that enhances the quality of life and sustainable practices for our people. We cannot afford both.
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Man in 30s dies after attending COVID party in San Antonio
The ‘litmus test’ COVID parties payback the first attendee who confirms the contraction of coronavirus. However, these parties are having grave consequences as another man died. A 30-year-old resident of San Antonio, breathed his last on Monday at the Methodist Hospital after he contracted coronavirus after attending what is known as a ‘COVID party.’ The patient told his nurse about having attended one of these parties, News4SA reported. “Just before the patient died, he looked at his nurse and said, ‘I think I made a mistake. I thought it was a hoax but it’s not,” Chief Medical Officer at Methodist Hospital, Dr. Jane Appleby shared in a video message. She added that health officials have observed an alarming spike in COVID-19 positive cases in San Antonio. There has been an increase from five per cent to 22 per cent of positive COVID cases, a real-life example to help people understand that the virus is “very serious and can spread easily.” Dr. Appleby requested that people stay indoors when possible and ensure that they sanitize their hands and wear a mask. Purpose of COVID parties The infamous COVID parties are organized by someone who tests positive for the virus and brings people together to see for themselves whether the coronavirus is reality or a scam. People have to buy tickets in order to attend and the first individual to contract the virus and have it confirmed by a doctor, wins money collected from ticket sales. This wasn’t the first COVID party that took place in the United States. On July 2, a ‘disturbing trend’ of COVID parties emerged in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, CNN reported. Poll finds a minority determined to party strong and free on Canada Day, coronavirus or not Texas governor Abbott orders wearing of masks in effort to avoid lockdown City Council member, Sonya McKinstry told CNN that initially, they were unsure of how true it was. “We thought that was kind of a rumour at first. We did some research, not only do the doctors’ offices confirm it, but the state confirmed they also had the same information,” she said. She added that something so serious and life-threatening being taken for granted has infuriated her adding that it’s “irresponsible and puts parents and grandparents at risk if someone takes it home.” In San Antonio alone, 19,648 cases have been reported with the death tally at 184. In Texas, 265,000 cases have been reported with zero recoveries so far. The death tally is at more than 3,000 deaths. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced that if residents of Texas fail to comply with the city order of wearing a face mask, the state could possibly be locked down, Texas Tribune reported. Failure to comply with the bylaw would result in a US$250 fine.
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Cambridge man charged in connection to Kitchener road rage incident: police
A 39-year-old Cambridge is facing an assault charge in connection to the July 2 incident.
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Madeline Swegle becomes U.S. navy’s 1st Black female fighter pilot: ‘Go forth and kick butt’
The history-making moment comes 110 years after the beginning of naval aviation.
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$1.27M worth of suspected cocaine seized from 2 travellers at Toronto airport, officials say
According to a CBSA and RCMP statement, a 76-year-old Toronto resident and a 31-year-old Hamilton resident were arrested after arriving at Toronto Pearson International Airport in June.
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Polish president elected to 2nd term after harsh campaign
Duda received 51.03 per cent of Sunday's vote, while Trzaskowski got 48.97 per cent, according to final results Monday from the state electoral commission.
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The world drinks less coffee while office workers stay home
Global coffee consumption is set to fall this year for the first time since 2011, the U.S. Department of Agriculture predicts.
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Canadians lauded when it comes to Niagara Falls sightseeing boats
Canadians are tooting their horn about the country’s COVID-19 opening measures after social media photos show Niagara Falls sightseeing boats from the U.S. carrying many more passengers than their Canadian counterparts. Taking to the water under the name Hornblower, two Canadian vessels that usually each operate at a 700-passenger capacity, have since July 2 only […]
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Five Guys employees fired, suspended after refusing to serve police officers
The Alabama store was closed from Tuesday to Friday to provide customer service training to their employees.
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Four new coronavirus cases confirmed in Simcoe Muskoka, local total now at 613
The new cases are in Barrie, Innisfil and Huntsville, Ont., involving men ranging between the ages of 35 and 79.
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Black at Western Alumni says university must do more to combat Philippe Rushton’s racist legacy
Specially, the group says recent statements about the racist work of J. Philippe Rushton do not go far enough to address the pain that work caused.
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