Hamilton’s emergency operations centre director takes new job with city of Toronto

The director of Hamilton's emergency operations centre has taken a position as the deputy city manager of community and social services for the city of Toronto.
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Edmonton International Airport optimistic despite restaurant closures
Ever since the pandemic halted nearly all flights at Edmonton International Airport, it became nearly impossible to fill restaurants, forcing several to close permanently.
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Data shows Delta variant of COVID-19 now makes up nearly 4 in 10 cases in B.C.
The data comes as the province reported more than 100 new cases in a 24-hour period for the first time in five weeks.
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Public asked to avoid part of Whalley as crews battle large house fire
Surrey RCMP says officers were called were called to 132A Street and 106 Street around 3:30 p.m., to reports of both a disturbance and a house fire.
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Second coyote attack in Stanley Park in two days
Thursday’s incident was the 33rd attack by a coyote in Stanley Park this year.
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Montreal wants sustainable finance organization's head office built here
The bid to bring the International Sustainability Standards Board's head office here is supported by the Montreal and Quebec governments.
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Toronto woman charged with first-degree murder
Police identify victim as Claudette James, 63.
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Toronto, Peel urge students to get fully vaxxed before school starts
In Toronto, about 73 per cent of 12- to 17-year-olds have had a single dose, and pop-up clinics targeted at youth will continue to be scheduled so that they can get a second dose.
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New curling event in Saskatoon offers opportunity for sport’s rising stars
The Best of the West Championship is intended to bridge the competition gap between the junior and elite levels of the sport.
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Unlikely partners Pelosi and Cheney team up for Jan. 6 probe into Capitol riot
Long-time political adversaries Nancy Pelosi and Liz Cheney have joined forces to investigate what happened the day former U.S. president Donald Trump's supporters stormed the Capitol.
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#ICYMI: COVID news, mural for victims, Montreal shootings, Simon Says, more news
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Laura Johnston: Think what’s happening to Britney Spears can’t happen in B.C.? Think again
Opinion: Too many of our laws have outdated responses that rely on prejudicial stereotypes – treating mental health issues as moral failings or assuming everyone with a mental disability is a wholly “incapable person"
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Letters to The Sun, July 24, 2021: Thank you Stephen Hume for B.C. Confederation series
Re: BC@150: Essays in Confederation We are longtime subscribers, and I was delighted this morning to see that venerable and well-liked Stephen Hume is back writing the six-part series on BC@150: Essays in Confederation. He has done well in this initial column on unraveling some of the complexity of the past related to B.C. history, […]
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Edmonton Elks sign assistant coach Noel Thorpe to contract extension
The 2021 CFL season has yet to start but the Edmonton Elks have seen enough of Noel Thorpe's work to know they like what he does.
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Two Mile Road wildfire near Sicamous now at 1,000 hectares
Fire officials say the blaze grew 200 hectares, and attributed the growth to steady winds from the south.
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Dave Feschuk: Markham badminton star Michelle Li is prepared to make her own Olympic memories
Li was in awe in an up-close-and-personal moment with LeBron James and Kobe Bryant years ago, but the three-time Pan Am Games champ is not intimidated by anyone in her sport.
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Second World War military ordnance found at Saskatoon home inert: police
Saskatoon police say this Second World War military ordnance was found during the clean-up of a home in the Caswell Hill neighbourhood.
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Rescue crews end month-long search for survivors at Florida condo collapse site
The June 24 collapse at the oceanside Champlain Towers South killed 97 people, with at least one more missing person yet to be identified.
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Hyman leaving Leafs to join Oilers on a $40-million deal. Only question that remains is term
The contract will be for eight years if Leafs agree to a sign-and-trade. Otherwise, the pending unrestricted free agent will join Edmonton on a seven-year deal when the market opens up.
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Missing Penticton resident last seen June 30; vehicle located at Manning Park
According to Princeton RCMP, David Robert Greatrix, 62, was last seen leaving his Penticton residence during the early morning hours of June 30.
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Calgary Olympians ‘so proud’ to support kids with classroom visits
Olympians and other top-level athletes connect with students in-person and online through the Classroom Champions program.
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Number of active COVID-19 cases in Alberta rises by 123 on Friday
Alberta Health said two more deaths have been linked to COVID-19 in the province and Alberta's number of active coronavirus cases rose by 123 on Friday. 
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Damien Cox: The Cleveland Guardians have come to their senses. Now it’s time for the last holdouts to drop their Indigenous names and logos
The Indians will soon be no more but let’s not give the Cleveland baseball team too much credit. It took years to do the right thing.
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ICU nurses threaten to leave Southlake hospital over new staffing model
Nurses and respiratory therapists warn that Newmarket’s Southlake Regional Health Centre work to implement a team-based nursing model will leave the health of acutely ill patients in the hands of inadequately trained staff.
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COVID-19: Tourist towns react to Canada-U.S border opening, but some say it might be too late
Canada will begin allowing fully-vaccinated Americans into the country starting Aug. 9, 2021. But the American side of the border will remain closed to Canadians.
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Canada-wide warrant issued for Calgary murder suspect
A Calgary murder suspect is wanted on a Canada-wide warrant. Police said 26-year-old Antoine Joel Gros Ventre Boy is wanted in the June stabbing death of Paul March.
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Canucks send No. 9 pick to Coyotes for Ekman-Larsson, Garland in blockbuster trade
The trade also includes Vancouver forwards Jay Beagle, Loui Eriksson and Antoine Roussel, the Canucks' second-round pick in 2022 and its seventh-round pick in 2023.
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University Health Network to implement mandatory COVID-19 home testing for unvaccinated staff
The UHN will be the first major hospital and research organization in Ontario to create requirements around immunization for health-care workers.
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