Quebec reports 896 new COVID-19 cases, four additional deaths linked to virus
Health officials say the increase in cases is primarily due to community transmission of the virus and are asking Quebecers to limit their contact with others over the next few weeks.
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896 new COVID-19 cases in Quebec
COVID-19 cases mark the highest jump since May
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Health-care delays from COVID-19 won’t improve without major fed support: Pallister
Ottawa must increase health-care funding to provinces to tackle rapidly worsening delays, Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister said on 'The West Block.'
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Quebec reports just under 900 new COVID-19 cases in past 24 hours
Quebec public health authorities announced Sunday that 71,901 people have now tested positive for COVID-19 and 5,825 people have died since the start of the pandemic.
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Freeland says she’s confident coronavirus defeat ‘is not years away’
Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland, who also became finance minister last month, said she believes the coronavirus pandemic will be defeated.
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COMMENTARY: It’s time for Canada to implement universal child care
Meera Estrada says a national child care program would be an investment — not an expense — that would pay dividends for the economy.
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The popular motel from 'Schitt's Creek' will soon be up for sale
The Ontario property that plays the role of the Rosebud Motel on the popular Canadian series 'Schitt's Creek' is being put up for sale.
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Coronavirus resurgence in Brazil Amazon’s largest city dashes hope for herd immunity
Manaus Mayor Arthur Virgilio blamed right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro, who has minimized the gravity of the pandemic, for encouraging a return to normal life and work instead of waiting for a vaccine to be developed.
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Mi’kmaq power, inside and beyond Ottawa, stronger than in past fishery battles
'I wonder if they ever thought, 20 years ago, that they'd have two Mi'kmaq senators and a Mi'kmaq MP who could help influence and work with government to find a solution.'
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Ontario reports nearly 500 new coronavirus cases marking biggest increase in almost 5 months
It's the biggest single-day increase in cases since May 2 when 511 were reported. 
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New COVID-19 cases in Ontario surge to highest level in nearly five months
Ontario is reporting the highest number of new COVID-19 cases since early May.
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Fitness: Get your back up with some exercise
Pampering a sore back isn’t the best way to relieve discomfort.
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U.S. defends TikTok ban citing Pennsylvania federal judge's ruling against three users
The three TikTok users, who say they make a living on the video-sharing app, had argued that the U.S. government had violated their First Amendment rights and exceeded the bounds of executive authority.
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Woman sent to hospital following shooting near Queen and Broadview
The woman’s injuries are currently being described as non-life threatening.
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Canadian Red Cross assisting 10 after house fire in Plaster Rock, N.B.
The fire was first reported on Saturday, heavily damaging a single-storey structure that contained eight apartments in the Town of Plaster Rock.
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Final jobs report before U.S. election expected to show labour market’s rebound lost some steam in September
Employers probably added 850,000 workers in September, a step down from the 1.37 million a month earlier, according to the Bloomberg survey median.
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Alan Cross: Before radio, there was the Théâtrophone
There's a reason why a generation of people referred to the radio as 'the wireless,' Alan Cross explains.
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Bringing Toronto together means breaking down the systems that segregate its neighbourhoods
Human beings are tribal by nature, writes Kofi Hope — Torontonians can overcome it but we’ll have to stop separating residents by income and ethnicity.
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Canada's Recovery Will Take A Hit As U.S. Economy ‘Left To Its Own Devices’ Ahead Of Vote
In this week’s Speech from the Throne, Canada’s federal Liberal government promised to support people and businesses “as long as (the pandemic) lasts, whatever it takes.”With an apparent second wave of COVID-19 cases hitting various parts of the country, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government is extending payouts to Canadians who have lost income in the pandemic in the form of a new Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB) that replaces the CERB, and which ― like the previous program ― will provide $500 a week to recipients. The feds have also signalled plans to extend the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) meant to help businesses keep employees on the payroll through the crisis.That’s a stark contrast to what we are hearing in the U.S., where the federal government’s income supports for people and businesses ― passed in an uncharacteristic wave of bipartisanship at the outset of the pandemic ― are coming to an end. Even with certain states seeing a resurgence in cases, no new help seems to be coming. Watch: Fed says U.S. economy slowing again. Story continues below.Among the programs ending are the U.S.’s equivalent of CERB ― an enhanced unemployment insurance payout of US$600 a week ― as well as the U.S. equivalent of CEWS. Known as the Paycheck Protection Program, it offers loans to businesses to keep employees on the payroll.After a spring of unusually rapid accomplishments, in which it passed the $2.2-trillion CARES Act, Washington is now experiencing a moment of extraordinary gridlock, even by its own standards, and ― with all other business on the back burner as the Republicans seek to push through a successor to the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg ― Congress is unlikely to move on the economy.That could mean hard times for the 26 million Americans who were still collecting unemployment benefits of some kind as of mid-September.“Without additional income supports, spending could take a tumble as the high numbers of unemployed are forced to reduce consumption,” TD Bank economist Admir Kolaj wrote in a client note this week.RELATED Bank Of Canada Could Keep Interest Rates Low Until 2023, Experts Say WestJet Tells Workers Their Pay Will Be Cut In Half Canada Sees Record High Level Of Youth Not In School Or Work: StatCan If that happens, there will be “an inevitable drag” on Canada’s exporting businesses, Bank of Montreal chief economist Doug Porter said ― businesses that are already struggling to emerge from this spring’s lockdowns.“Barring a last-gasp miracle, it appears that the U.S. economy will be left to its own devices, with no new fiscal support at least until well after the election,” Porter wrote in a report Friday.“And, even then, there are zero guarantees that anything meaningful can get done in the lame-duck session — especially if there is still wrangling over the election results.”(On that front, a sliver of hope appeared late this week with news reports suggesting that Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi have restarted talks on a stalled stimulus package.)Either way, Canada won’t be able to decouple entirely from the situation in the U.S., Porter argued.Second waveOn top of that, Porter wrote, “Canada is also now dealing with a clear upswing in new virus cases; while not yet in the same league as the summer levels seen in the U.S. on a per capita basis, they are high enough to prompt some moderate new restrictions.”Ontario has announced a series of new restrictions in recent weeks, most recently mandating an earlier curfew for bars and restaurants and the shutdown of strip clubs.Quebec announced tighter restrictions on public and private indoor activities earlier this month, and raised the alert level for a number of cities, including Montreal and Quebec City.With many industries still waiting on the sidelines for a return to normalcy, and others facing increased restrictions, there is “growing evidence” that the recovery has “shifted into lower gear,” Kolaj wrote.This month’s Business Barometer from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) showed a slight downturn in companies’ expectations for the next three months, with hiring and spending plans down slightly. The percentage of businesses in bad shape rose to 27.2 per cent, from 26.4 per cent the month before.“On balance, we still look for slightly firmer growth in Canada than the U.S. over the next few quarters, but not a major separation,” Porter concluded.In other words, amid this unprecedented and volatile U.S. election, Canada has little choice but to go along for the ride.Also on HuffPost: 
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Driver arrested for attempted murder at California protest against police brutality
Authorities said the woman drove her car into a crowd during a demonstration in Yorba Linda involving protesters against police brutality and counter-demonstrators.
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2 suspects arrested after double shooting in North York
Insp. Jim Gotell said officers were called to the area of Yatescastle Drive and Sheppard Avenue West, east of Jane Street, around 6:30 p.m. 
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A Texas teacher was fired for wearing a Black Lives Matter face mask
A Texas teacher was fired for continuing to wear a Black Lives Matter face mask after school officials asked her to stop.
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Iran foreign ministry urges Armenia, Azerbaijan to end conflict immediately
"Iran is closely monitoring the conflict with concern and calls for an immediate end to the conflict and the start of talks between the two countries," Saeed Khatibzadeh said.
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Prince George receives fossilized shark tooth from David Attenborough
Naturalist and veteran broadcaster David Attenborough has given Prince George a souvenir to treasure: a fossilized giant shark's tooth that he discovered in Malta more than 50 years ago.
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Yemen, Houthi rebels agree to exchange more than 1,000 prisoners: UN
The prisoner swap deal was seen as a breakthrough during 2018 peace talks in Sweden.
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While you were sleeping: A lot has happened since this time last year
Try to enjoy your Sunday even if you aren't the Quebecer who won the Lotto 649 jackpot.
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New Brunswick reports no new cases of coronavirus on Sunday
The province says 74,531 tests have been completed thus far.
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Bubble plans for next year, some Raptors moves and statue talk in the weekend mail
Can there be no fans in the future? Who gets coaching jobs? Who goes to Blue Jays games?
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Yukon detects first COVID-19 case in 50 days
A non-resident has tested positive for COVID-19 while in Yukon, marking the territory's first coronavirus infection in 50 days.
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Virus curfew to be lifted in Australia as global coronavirus deaths near one million
An overnight curfew in Australia's second-largest city will be lifted this week.
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COMMENTARY: How COVID-19 vaccines are being tested in clinical trials
But what is a Phase 3 clinical study? Charles Weijer, professor at Western University, explains.
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Chantal Hébert: History suggests Justin Trudeau's national child care proposal is already doomed. Could Doug Ford be its saviour?
When it comes to daycare and early childhood education, provincial leadership is an essential ingredient for which there is no federal substitute, Chantal Hébert writes.
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WE Charity controversy prompts examination of group’s overseas footprint
A former Africa program director for Amnesty International says one of the big problems with groups such as WE is that they aren’t accountable to the people they claim to serve.
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Mi’kmaq power, inside and beyond Ottawa, stronger than in past fishery battles
As the launch of an Indigenous lobster fishery in St. Marys Bay in Nova Scotia meets fierce resistance, some say there are key differences compared to clashes two decades ago.
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Leaders to UN: If virus doesn't kill us, climate change will
With Siberia seeing its warmest temperature on record this year and enormous chunks of ice caps in Greenland and Canada sliding into the sea, countries are acutely aware there's no vaccine for global warming.
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Biker struck by GO Train west of Exhibition station recovering at trauma centre
The incident happened west of Exhibition Go station shortly after 10 p.m. Saturday.
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Florida reports 107 new COVID-19 deaths on first day after restaurants reopened
Florida reported 107 new resident coronavirus deaths Saturday, the day after Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis announced he’s lifting restrictions on restaurant capacity.
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Today’s coronavirus news: CERB payments begin to wind down starting this weekend
There are 151,671 confirmed cases in Canada.
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End of CERB means uncertainty for some, new system for others
The $500-a-week Canada Emergency Response Benefit winds down starting this weekend. Replacing it is employment insurance, which the government says the majority of people will go on, and a new suite of benefits that won’t exist unless approved by Parliament.
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Warmer weather helps Manitoba farmers catch up on harvest, wheat crops exceed expectations
Manitoba's farmers had a week to play catch-up thanks to warmer temperatures, and are now on par with years past, about 70% through the 2020 harvest.
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Belarus protesters detained by police as tens of thousands rally against Lukashenko
Riot police pulled people out of crowds and hauled them away into vans, a Reuters witness said. The Russian news agency Interfax said at least 10 people had been detained.
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