GOP lawmakers urge action after briefing on Russian-bounty allegations

Eight Republican lawmakers attended a White House briefing about explosive allegations that Russia secretly offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants for killing American troops in Afghanistan -- intelligence the White House insisted the president himself had not been fully read in on.
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Lac-Mégantic to commemorate seventh anniversary of 2013 rail disaster with memorial site
The memorial is at the site of the former Musi-Café in the heart of the town.
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Ontario courts to resume some in-person proceedings
The courthouses that are reopening will have plexiglass barriers in courtrooms, interview rooms, intake offices and at public counters.
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Coronavirus could be airborne, scientists warn the WHO
Hundreds of scientists say there is evidence that the novel coronavirus in smaller particles in the air can infect people and are calling for the World Health Organization to revise recommendations, the New York Times reported.
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Home sales down, prices up in Hamilton, Burlington amid pandemic in June: RAHB
The Realtor's Association of Hamilton-Burlington has released its report for June and confirms the sale of 1,304 residential properties last month.
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Ennio Morricone, Oscar-winning film composer, dies at 91
In total, he produced more than 400 original scores for feature films.
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CAPTIJN: Missed opportunity to fix a broken system
The Ford government is on the verge of passing Bill 159, the “Rebuilding Consumer Confidence Act,” which purports to overhaul Tarion Warranty Corporation, the secretive $400-million arm’s-length agency of the Ontario government. Despite the bill’s sales pitch title and promises by Consumer Minister Lisa Thompson for a complete transformation, consumers at two separate committee hearings […]
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Halifax Water precautionary boil water advisory still in effect after main break
The advisory was issued for customers in the Halifax-area communities of Fall River, Waverley, Windsor Junction, Capilano, Miller Lake, Frame, Silverside, Lakeview and Lower Sackville.
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Three motorcyclists die in separate accidents on Quebec highways
All three incidents, one in Montreal and two in the Montérégie, remain under investigation.
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Montreal arson squad probes fire in downtown restaurant
The restaurant's window had been shattered, suggesting the fire had been deliberately set.
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Prosecutors seek Friday bail hearing for Jeffrey Epstein associate Ghislaine Maxwell
Prosecutors have asked a judge to schedule a Friday court appearance in New York for Ghislaine Maxwell, the former girlfriend and longtime associate of the late disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein.
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Ontario courts to resume some in-person proceedings
Ontario’s courts will resume in-person proceedings Monday after being shuttered for months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Ministry of the Attorney General has said courtrooms will reopen gradually, with the goal of having all courtrooms operational by Nov. 1. The initial plan was to have 149 courtrooms in both the Superior Court of Justice […]
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Doctors, journalists arrested in Egypt for criticizing country’s coronavirus outbreak
As Egyptian authorities fight the swelling coronavirus outbreak, security agencies have tried to stifle criticism about the government of President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi's handling of the health crisis.
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SEX FILES: Would you wear a mask to make love during tough pandemic times?
Recently, I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about the sex scene in The Naked Gun. If you had a Blockbuster membership around the same time Brian Mulroney was Prime Minister or – let’s be real – spent many a hungover Sunday afternoon in university watching TBS movie marathons (ahem, me), you know exactly what […]
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How the pandemic is spurring a wave of ‘stress spending’
Spending can relieve anxiety or help people feel more in control — but beware of spending money you don’t have or chipping into savings, experts say.
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Cameras across Toronto will start ticketing speeders, fines mailed to car owners
The City of Toronto will officially begin using 50 automated speed enforcement cameras (ASE) to issue fines to drivers who speed starting Monday.
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5 things to know for Monday, July 6, 2020
Canada has had more than 105,500 total cases of COVID-19, with more than 69,000 considered recovered.
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China warns citizens travelling to Canada to exercise caution, citing ‘violent actions’
China warned its citizens on Monday to exercise caution in travelling to Canada, citing "frequent violent actions" by law enforcement, amid ongoing tensions between Beijing and Ottawa.
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Peel police look for suspects after three men stabbed in Brampton
The stabbing took place near McLaughlin Road and Bovaird Drive early Monday morning.
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Feds prepare to release snapshot of Canada’s economic health amid coronavirus 
Opposition parties have laid out their demands for the federal Liberal government as Ottawa prepares to update Canadians on the country's finances after four months of COVID-19 -- and where it expects the economy to head for the rest of the year.
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Today’s coronavirus news: Some Ontario’s courts to resume in-person proceedings; India now third-worst affected country; Australia closes state border after spike in cases
Meanwhile, the Blue Jays returned to Toronto late Sunday from Florida and will be quarantined at the Rogers Centre and its adjoining hotel.
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Coronavirus: Ontario courts resume some in-person proceedings
In the courthouses that are reopening, there will be plexiglass barriers in courtrooms, interview rooms, intake offices and at public counters.
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ASK AMY: New mate struggles to join pack
Dear Amy: Three months ago, I started dating a woman I’ve been very good friends with for two years. She has a dog she adopted from a shelter 10 years ago. I love dogs. We often take “Buster” for walks — he is cute, friendly, and well-behaved, but he has incredible separation anxiety and barks […]
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Montreal artist tired of online companies stealing her work
Ishita Banerjee has been finding copies of her abstract prints for sale on foreign websites, at drastically reduced prices, without her permission.
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What's in the water? A breakdown of some of the pollutants around Montreal
The pollutants can be divided into two categories: historical contaminants and emerging contaminants.
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Montreal weather: The hot week begins now
If you like bright sun and highs that start with a three, you're in luck.
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COMMENTARY: With Hong Kong’s fate sealed, Canada must side with Taiwan against China
The stark lesson to be learned from Hong Kong and China’s many aggressions is that it makes its own rules. Canada has been a notoriously slow learner, Matthew Fisher says.
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Rick Zamperin: CFL’s newest coronavirus plan is way out of the box
In an effort to find a way back onto the gridiron this year, the league has reportedly floated a proposal that includes a six-game regular season and an expanded eight-team playoff.
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Seven years after tragedy, Lac-Mégantic inaugurates space for memories to live on
Mayor Julie Morin says residents’ collective efforts to rebuild the shattered Quebec town have been helping them move forward.
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Is it safe to swim near Montreal?
Chemicals from an industrial past linger in the sediment, but Montrealers are taking to the water in greater numbers as pool access is limited.
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‘Stock market crashes are a fact of life’: Five hard-won lessons from the pandemic for investors
Learn to live with occasional stock market crashes and don’t let emotions keep you from making smart investment decisions, writes David Aston.
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What high school students really need this fall
After an extensive period away from the classroom, strategies must be put in place to integrate students back into the learning environment — the most important being time to adjust.
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Ontario to end streaming in Grade 9 and change other ‘racist, discriminatory’ practices
Education Minister Stephen Lecce says “the status quo is indefensible.”
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My ex-brother-in-law’s spinelessness has left me in a foster-mother role: Ask Ellie
When your niece returns to school, writes advice columnist Ellie, you both need to set up a schedule for school work, and rules of engagement for living together
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Have your financial plans changed because of the pandemic? A mid-year check-in will get you back on track
Reviewing your will, and your life, disability and critical illness insurance should be part of your review.
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It’s time for more photo radar to crack down on speeders
‘Given the behaviour we witness daily, it’s time to use photo radar on more roads known to have significant speeding problems not just a few school and community safety zones.’
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Quiet diplomacy isn’t working for Kovrig and Spavor
The Trudeau government must redouble its efforts to secure the two Michaels’ release through more aggressive means. Quiet diplomacy is not working. It is time to raise the volume.
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Return to sport should be about safety, not prizes
Reopening high performance and professional sport should focus on ensuring it is safe, clean, equitable and infused with a commitment to solidarity and the common good.
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