Jonathan Girard reconsiders the University of B.C. Orchestra

Teacher-conductor aims for diversity and ending under-representation
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N.S. child care sector continues calls on government to publicly report COIVD-19 cases numbers
"It gives people a false sense of security that there is no cases in childcare centres. When actually, that's not the case," said CUPE Nova Scotia's child care coordinator.
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Semi truck driver dies in highway collision near Davidson, Sask.
RCMP say two semi trucks were involved in a serious collision on Highway 11 north of Davidson, Sask. on Monday resulting in one death.
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Drake withdraws his two 2021 Grammy nominations
It's not yet known why the Toronto rapper asked to be withdrawn.
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Toronto committee pushes to ban robots from sidewalks, bike paths
"We want to remove external barriers so that people can participate in public life," said Kristyn Wong-Tam.
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Stu Cowan: Canadiens shell of team that faced Lightning in Cup final
Headline written 26 years ago following Patrick Roy trade to Colorado can be used again this season: "Storied club now a team in turmoil."
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Stock markets rally on hopes about Omicron variant as crude oil prices climb
Canada's main stock index surged as reassurances about the latest COVID-19 variant powered the energy sector higher and prompted a broad-based rally.
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Border officials told travellers no longer have to use ArriveCan app: Minister
Checking in on the app has become a mandatory part of crossing into Canada, regardless of how long the traveller has been out of the country.
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Canadian traveller forced to stay in quarantine facility after negative COVID-19 test
A Canadian traveller returning from South Africa says he was forced to continue staying in a federal quarantine facility even after receiving a negative test.
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Saint Mary’s University honours Montreal massacre victims on 32nd anniversary
Every year since the deadly attack, Saint Mary's University has a commemorative event to honour the women.
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Toronto Board of Health votes in favour of application to decriminalize drug possession
Toronto's Board of Health has voted unanimously to ask the federal government to decriminalize possession of small amounts of illegal drugs in the city.
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China warns of ‘countermeasures’ as Canada considers joining U.S. diplomatic boycott of Olympics
The international politics encircling the Beijing Olympics intensified Monday when the United States announced it would stage a “diplomatic boycott” of the Games to protest China’s human rights abuse.
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Chinese rover spots odd, cube-shaped object on the moon
Yutu-2, the Chinese moon rover, will spend the next two to three months travelling closer to the object to check it out.
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Vancouver police recover $75K in stolen goods from downtown core in just one month
Much of the criminal activity centres around the open-air street market on East Hastings Street, between Columbia and Carrall streets, Vancouver police said.
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Police sting uncovers criminal networks trafficking stolen goods in Downtown Eastside
An anti-shoplifting clampdown has resulted in 195 arrests and 330 criminal charges, said police. Many are repeat offenders.
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Canadiens Notebook: Don't expect to see Carey Price before Christmas
Defenceman Joel Edmundson suffers setback in recovery from back injury, but he won't require surgery.
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Canada’s ambassador to China steps down as Ottawa faces pressure from Biden administration
Dominic Barton, who was appointed ambassador to China by the Trudeau government in September 2019, announced his resignation Monday,
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Jury instructions made in trial of officer who killed Daunte Wright
Kim Potter, 49, is charged with first-degree and second-degree manslaughter in Wright's April 11 death in Brooklyn Center, a Minneapolis suburb.
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Boucher credits meditation, film for improvement
Playing poorly and clearly miserable, Chris Boucher found himself as an afterthought in coach Nick Nurse's rotation just 20 games into this NBA season.
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Okanagan weather: pockets of precipitation linger
Pockets of precipitation linger in the Okanagan weather forecast for the first full week of December as daytime highs hover around freezing.
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OHL: 2 more Sudbury Wolves games postponed amid COVID-19 outbreak
The Ontario Hockey League announced Monday that Friday and Sunday's games against the visiting Soo Greyhounds have been postponed.
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Niagara Regional Police to implement vaccination policy for members
The NRPS has finalized a vaccination plan with its members. The policy goes into effect early January.
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Waste collection disrupted in large part of Peel Region as workers strike
Some residents in Mississauga, Brampton, and Caledon may face delays in collection the of garbage and organics, while recycling and yard waste will not be picked up.
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Snowfall in valley prompts street parking ban on snow routes
Eight centimetres of snow fell in Kelowna over the last 24 hours, while a whopping 28 centimetres fell in Penticton. Kelowna has implemented a parking ban on snow routes.
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Omicron variant will likely be worse than Delta, according to early research
Vaxx Populi: Omicron has a higher effective reproduction number than Delta, so can vaccines protect against more hospitalizations and deaths? Time will tell. The post Omicron variant will likely be worse than Delta, according to early research appeared first on Macleans.ca.
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Shelly Glover rejects accusation of improper fundraising for Tory leadership battle
Glover launched an online fundraising effort to help pay for her legal challenge, and has so far raised close to $42,000.
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Lineups long at Regina doughnut shop after racist graffiti and vandalism
Country Corner Donuts has been serving up soup, sandwiches and some of Regina's favourite doughnuts for more than 30 years. The store was the target of racist graffiti.
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Energy retrofit loan program approved by Calgary city council
Homeowners will repay the city for energy efficiency renovations via their property taxes.
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Travellers who've forgotten to use ArriveCan app can now give details at the border
Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino says he's instructed border officials to allow travellers to give their travel information at the border if they've forgotten or haven't been able to use the governments ArriveCan app.
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Driver killed after SUV crashes into a creek in Wellington North: OPP
The OPP says the driver of an SUV is dead after it collided with a guardrail and went off a bridge, before flipping into the water upside down.
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