Eberle scores twice in Islanders’ win over Panthers
Florida is making its first playoff appearance since 2016, when the Panthers were eliminated by the Islanders in six games.
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St. Thomas, Ont., senior duped out of $27,000 through ransomware scam: police
Police say those responsible for the scam told the victim he needed to refund the money immediately in the form of cash by withdrawing three separate amounts and couriering it to an address in Newfoundland and Labrador.
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Old soul, young spirit: longtime Gazette home editor Annabelle King dies at 97
“I think of the energy she had, and the joy of living,” said one of King's former Montreal Gazette colleagues.
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Don’t expect to see fully stocked supplies of Clorox disinfecting wipes until 2021: CEO
Clorox products are used in Uber vehicles and United Airlines planes, and are sold by major retailers like Walmart, Amazon and Kroger.
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'I saw people flying': Eyewitness describes horror of Beirut explosion
An eyewitness to the huge explosion that shook Beirut on Tuesday afternoon, shattering glass, toppling buildings and burying countless people under rubble, told CTV News that 'it was terrifying.'
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Try to see WE from 35,000 feet
Andrew MacDougall: Welcome to the world of political damage control where the main goal is finding any explanation that can stand up for a news cycle The post Try to see WE from 35,000 feet appeared first on Macleans.ca.
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Managing obesity is not about weight loss alone, says McMaster researcher
Dr. Sean Wharton says "compassion and empathy'' and cognitive therapy can be key in fighting obesity.
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Canada’s Dreamers and their precarious future
The Star’s investigative reporter David Bruser speaks to Saba Eitizaz about thousands of undocumented Torontonians who were brought here as children, grew up here and call Canada home and are being shut out of their own future and a higher education due to restrictive tuition and student loan policies.
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Charges pending after car hops curb, strikes cyclist in Cambridge: police
Waterloo Regional Police say charges are pending after a collision between a cyclist and a car in Cambridge on Monday.
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Surface of Mars shows scars of glaciers just like Canada’s High Arctic, study finds
The study says many of the valley networks carved into the surface of Mars were formed by water melting beneath glacial ice. It means there were fewer free-flowing rivers than previously thought.
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North Okanagan woman charged with murder
Lynda Saundry appeared in B.C. Provincial Court in Vernon on Tuesday morning and remains in custody.
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Teachers, parents and opposition want answers about Quebec’s back to school plan
Teachers, parents and the opposition are calling on Quebec's education minister to present an updated back-to-school plan.
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Alleged AK-47 shooter refused to wear a mask in cigar store, police say
The suspect allegedly fired at a shop employee who told him to wear a mask in Bethlehem Township, Pa., then got into a shootout with police the next day.
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Digby man charged with 7 sexual offences over 25-year period
Police say three survivors have been identified to date, but police say investigators believe there may be additional victims.
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Guelph school board taking applications for police presence in schools task force
The 13-member panel is being formed in response to concerns about police targeting black, Indigenous and people of colour (BIPOC). 
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Video released showing person of interest after woman found critically injured in Whitby
"Investigators want to talk to any of these drivers who may have dash-cam video that may have recorded the person of interest in the area at the time."
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'You have to go by the cases': Fact-checking Trump's remarks on COVID-19 deaths
A fact check on CTVNews.ca breaks down U.S. President Donald Trump's comments about the U.S. COVID-19 death rate during a recent interview, in which he underplayed the high rate of deaths in proportion to the population, by comparing it to the number of confirmed cases in the country.
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It's Meghan Markle's Birthday! Here's Her Big Year In Pictures
Meghan Markle has had a big year.As the Duchess of Sussex celebrates her 39th birthday on Tuesday, she has a lot to look back on: she traveled to South Africa, spend time in B.C. and L.A., guest-edited British Vogue’s prestigious September issue, launched a charitable clothing line and sued British tabloids.Oh yeah, and she made history by stepping away from the Royal Family.She still received birthday wishes via Instagram from the Queen and from Prince William and Kate Middleton’s account. View this post on InstagramA post shared by The Royal Family (@theroyalfamily) on Aug 4, 2020 at 12:34am PDT View this post on InstagramA post shared by Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@kensingtonroyal) on Aug 4, 2020 at 12:58am PDTAnd a group of her devoted fans, the “Sussex Squad,” have launched a scholarship in Meghan’s name with the Campaign for Female Education,  a group that works to eradicate poverty by educating women across Africa.Given the privacy Meghan has sought, we likely won’t have an update on what cake she picked up to celebrate her 39th birthday, or a sweet message from Prince Harry like we did last year. But we can look back at some of her best moments from her 38th year.July 2019: Meghan guest-edits British Vogue Okay, so maybe this is cheating: she guest-edited British Vogue's September issue, which came out in August and was announced in late July, which was obviously before her Aug. 4 birthday. But her work generated discussion far beyond its initial publication, made record-breaking sales, and won an award for its commitment to diversity. It counts! Handout via Getty ImagesSeptember 2019: Meghan visited New York to watch Serena Williams at the US Open Tennis Tournament Remember when overseas travel was possible?! What a time. In early fall, Meghan took quick trip from the U.K. to New York, to watch her friend Serena Williams compete in the US Open. (Williams lost to Canadian Bianca Andreescu.) Tim Clayton - Corbis via Getty ImagesSeptember 2019: Meghan launches a charity clothing line As soon as she returned from maternity leave a few months after the birth of her son Archie, she launched into a new project: designing a capsule collection to benefit Smart Works, a UK organization that provides clothing and job coaching to women who are unemployed. WPA Pool via Getty ImagesSeptember 2019: Meghan and Prince Harry leave for their royal tour in southern Africa At the end of September, Meghan and Harry took on what we didn't realize at the time would be their last tour as senior members of the Royal Family. They brought baby Archie with them when they arrived in Cape Town. Then Harry went on to Botswana, Angola and Malawi, meeting back up with his wife and son in Johannesburg in early October. Gallo Images via Getty ImagesSeptember 2019: Meghan visits the NGO Justice Desk in Nyanga, Cape Town, South Africa Many of Meghan's events during her time in South Africa focused on women's rights: she attended a memorial for murdered student Uyinene Mrwetyana and met with anti-apartheid and feminist activist Sophia Williams-De Bruyn. In this photo, she met with the NGO Justice Desk, where she gave a speech expressing solidarity with South African women. “On one personal note, may I just say that while I am here with my husband, as a member of the Royal Family, I want you to know that for me, I am here with you as a mother, as a wife, as a woman, as a woman of colour and as your sister,” she said. BETRAM MALGAS via Getty ImagesSeptember 2019: Harry, Meghan and Archie meet Archbishop Desmond Tutu Arch meets Arch! Meghan, Harry and baby Archie met with Archbishop Desmond Tutu and his wife Leah at the Tutu Legacy Foundation in Cape Town. It's not every day your infant son meets a legendary human rights activist! Pool/Samir Hussein via Getty ImagesOctober 2019: She admits she's been struggling In a clip from an ITV interview that feels especially poignant given what we know now, Meghan Markle told a reporter that she found media scrutiny during her pregnancy and right after to be very difficult. ITVDecember 2019: Meghan and Harry skip Christmas with the Royal Family In a surprising move, Harry and Meghan opted to skip the traditional Christmas celebrations with the whole Royal Family, and instead spent the holiday in B.C. Sussex Royal / InstagramJanuary 2020: Meghan and Harry quit In a shocking move, the Sussexes started the year off by announcing their plans to step down from their roles as senior royals. The move was “very unprecedented,” Toronto-based royal expert Patricia Treble told HuffPost Canada. “This has simply never happened before.” Chris Jackson via Getty ImagesMarch 2020: Harry and Meghan return to London for their last royal engagement There was a lot of interest as the Sussexes returned to the U.K. from Canada in early March to attend their last round of royal engagements. DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS via Getty ImagesMarch 2020: Harry and Meghan attend their very last event The couple's last-ever appearance as senior royals was on March 31, at the Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey in London. Chris Jackson via Getty ImagesMarch 2020: Meghan and Harry move to Los Angeles The couple left Canada in late spring to return to Meghan's hometown of L.A., where her mother, Doria Ragland, lives. HuffPost / GettyApril 2020: Meghan's first post-royal project comes out "Elephant," the Disney movie Meghan narrated and her very first project since leaving the Royal Family came out on Disney+ this spring. DisneyJuly 2020: Meghan gives her first official post-royal speech We don't have a ton of details about what Harry and Meghan have been up to since their move to L.A., aside from sometimes delivering meals to help with pandemic efforts. But a few weeks ago, Meghan gave her very first official speech in her post-royal era, where she talked about the importance of challenging powerful institutions."I say to you: Keep challenging. Keep pushing. Make them a little uncomfortable, because it’s only in that discomfort that we actually create the conditions to reimagine our standards, our policies, our leadership," she said. Girl UpRELATED Prince William Says Homeschooling His Kids Is Testing His Patience Harry and Meghan’s Hollywood Home Is Being Stalked By Drones B.C. Hospital Workers Get Royal Thank You On Canada Day 'Better Days Will Return,' Queen Elizabeth Says In Rare Public Message
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NSGEU report lists factors union says contributed to Northwood COVID-19 outbreak
The union raises numerous concerns over how it says the government failed to prepare for and respond to a COVID-19 outbreak in long-term care.
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Ottawa man, 19, charged after 15-year-old seriously injured in Merivale hit and run
Ottawa police say a 19-year-old man has been charged after a hit-and-run near a Canadian Tire in the city's south end on Friday.
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Parasitic fungus creates zombie cicadas and uses them as agents of infection, study finds
Scientists have known about the fungus for about 100 years, according to the University of Connecticut, but the behavioural insights are much newer.
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Researchers hope manufactured antibodies could help treat COVID-19
Manufactured antibodies, which are used to treat some forms of cancer, could also be used for COVID-19, researchers say.
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Two security breaches affects health information of 211 people in Nova Scotia
The health authority says it is in the process of contacting all of the individuals by letter after their information was “inappropriately accessed” in two separate and unrelated incidents.
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Feds rake in $19.5M by selling 575 vehicles originally purchased for $23M
OTTAWA – There were no big tent events, employee pricing offers or inflatable flailing tube men, but the government managed to sell 575 cars in 2018 and 2019, after buying them for just a few days as part of the 2018 G7 summit. The sale of 575 vehicles brought the government $19.5 million after it initially spent $23 million to have the vehicles for the two-day summit. The government purchased 631 brand new vehicles for the summit in Charlevoix, Que., and when the red carpets had been rolled up they kept just a few dozen. The remaining 575 vehicles were put up for sale on the government’s online auction site and sold to customers in the Quebec City, Montreal and Ottawa areas. The total cost of the two-day event was $600 million and is best remembered for ending with a Twitter tirade from U.S. president Donald Trump directed at Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. PM Justin Trudeau of Canada acted so meek and mild during our @G7 meetings only to give a news conference after I left saying that, “US Tariffs were kind of insulting” and he “will not be pushed around.” Very dishonest & weak. Our Tariffs are in response to his of 270% on dairy!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 9, 2018 For what they then described as motorcade purposes the government bought 154 Chevrolet Suburbans, but through 2018 and 2019 they sold nearly all of them. The most recent model year of that large SUV runs roughly $65,000 to nearly $90,000 for the fully loaded models. The government provided the raw sales data on the 575 vehicles the government sold through an order paper question in the House of Commons. The National Post crunched the numbers and found 141 of the Suburbans were sold for an average of $56,279. After buying 140 Chrysler 300 models, the government sold 134 of the vehicles for an average price of $26,719. The starting price for the 2020 version of that vehicle is over $40,000. The government also sold 27 of the 28 Dodge Chargers purchased for the event at an average price of $29,194 and 97 Toyota Sienna models went out the door for an average of $34,227. The government also dumped most of the Ford Escapes it purchased for an average price of $22,343. It unloaded 41 Mitsubishi Outlanders, all of them for the same price of $22,000. The Nissan Rogues the government purchased for the summit went out the door for an average price of $19,301 and five Ford Explorers were sold for an average price of $32,018. In total, the government received $19,481,801.71 for all the vehicles it sold. The RCMP, who initially purchased the vehicles, said they could not provide a total cost for the original purchase, but shortly after the summit, the government pegged the cost at $23 million. 'Meek and mild': Trump’s anti-Trudeau tweets send the G7 into chaos Federal government spent millions on 631 new cars for G7 summit. Now, it's trying to sell most of them Stéfanie Hamel, a spokesperson for Public Services and Procurement Canada, said all of the vehicles were sold through the government’s surplus website and there were no commissions or extra costs for selling the fleet. “All personnel who worked on the G7 vehicle sales through GCSurplus were government of Canada employees,” she said in an email. “There were no costs related to commissions or other payments for the sales of the vehicles.” Many of the vehicles were virtually brand new and had just a few dozen kilometres on them when the government put them up for sale. Conservative MP Kelly McCauley said buying a huge fleet of new vehicles for a two-day summit is a terrible waste of taxpayer dollars. “This is just part of this systemic issue that we’ve got with this current government where there’s just zero lack of oversight, attempts to block transparency on it and a lack of caring for the taxpayer,” he said. McCauley said some of the motorcade vehicles might have had to be specially outfitted, but he has trouble believing the mini vans and small SUVs needed modifications to ferry delegations to and from the airport. ‘No oversight and no consideration’ He said he doesn’t understand why the government didn’t consider renting the vehicles. “Having worked in the car rental industry, I think it would have been a lot better for taxpayers if they just rented the cars. And 600 is not a large amount of cars to find for a two-day program,” he said. “It’s just no oversight and no consideration for taxpayers’ money.” RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Caroline Duval said buying the new vehicles was the right choice for this event, but doing so again would depend on the details of the event. “This approach was a success for the government specific to the 2018 G7 Summit. As for the future, an analysis would be conducted considering the factors specific to the summit, therefore, we are unable to predict if the same process would be used.” In addition to full delegations from the other six G7 countries, there were representatives from several other nations and international organizations at the event. With files from Marie-Danielle Smith. Twitter: RyanTumilty Email: rtumilty@postmedia.com
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Vancouver physician perched in trees to fight Trans Mountain pipeline expansion
A Vancouver physician is camping out in several trees to fight the Trans Mountain expansion project.
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P.E.I. to see how COVID-19 app fares in Ontario before final decision on use
Dr. Heather Morrison says the app's use by the Ontario health system provides an opportunity for other provinces to evaluate it before adopting it.
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51 firefighters battling Dry Lake blaze near Princeton
The fire was discovered on Sunday, and is located around 24 km northwest of Princeton and 13 km northeast of Tulameen.
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Kelowna senior among 3 injured in Friday collision between Handy Dart, U-Haul
The 34-year-old woman who was driving the van and the 42-year-old bus driver received minor injuries, said RCMP.
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TikTok sale puts Canada between Trump and China again, experts say
Experts say Canada is once again being pressured to take sides in a debate about digital technology that seems driven more by politics than by policy.
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Canada’s coronavirus restrictions could last years even with vaccine: top doctors
Top doctor's comments come as polling suggests many Canadians fear unproven side effects.
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Three men stranded on a remote Pacific island wrote a huge SOS in the sand, and it worked
Australian and U.S. military aircraft have rescued three sailors stranded on a remote Pacific island, after spotting their giant SOS sign drawn into the sand on the beach. On Sunday, a helicopter from Canberra spotted the sign on Pikelot Island, next to a makeshift shelter where the sailors had been stranded for three days. Rescuers, after landing on the tiny island to check the men’s wellbeing and give them supplies, said that they were in ‘good condition’ with no major injuries. Pikelot, a low coral islet less than a half kilometre long, is uninhabited and heavily forested, and home to a seabird rookery and a turtle nesting site. The three men, from Micronesia — a group of more than 600 small islands in the Pacific Ocean — were supposed to complete a 42-kilometre trip between the Poluwat and Pulap atolls (coral reefs) but went missing after their skiff ran out of fuel and went off course. Eventually they landed on Pikelot Island, nearly 200 kilometres west of their intended route. Authorities in the U.S. territory of Guam had raised the alarm for the missing men on Saturday. “I am proud of the response and professionalism of all on board as we fulfill our obligation to contribute to the safety of life at sea wherever we are,” the Australian Navy’s Capt. Terry Morrison said in a defence department statement. A Micronesian patrol vessel is sailing to the island to pick up the men, the statement added.
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Coronavirus misinformation is spreading — what is Canada doing about it?
Both online and offline, experts say misinformation is spreading rapidly. But the burning question — 'How do you combat it?' — is still burning.
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B.C. adds $10.5 million for overdose prevention sites, outreach teams
The funding will be used to open 17 new supervised consumption services and 12 new inhalation services.
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Three-month-old baby is Winnipeg’s 25th homicide victim of 2020
Winnipeg police said they were called to an incident involving a severely injured baby on July 28. The infant was taken to hospital in critical condition and later pronounced dead.
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What to do when politics has gone mad? Climb aboard Clifford Jackman’s literary pirate ship for some pro tips
In the Canadian writer’s new book “The Braver Thing,” the ship Saoirse becomes a self-contained world to examine absolute power
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What will sex, dating, and marriage look like on the other side of the pandemic?
Experts say lasting impacts of the pandemic could include dramatic shifts in what American households look like and in how they function day to day.
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The Raptors must re-sign Fred VanVleet. The cost of losing him is too high
The versatile guard — above-average defender, three-point threat and one of the smartest players on the court in any game he plays — will not cheat himself financially in free agency after this season. The Raptors are going to have to back up the money truck to his front door. But keep him they must.
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