Peterborough-area public schools average 24% absence rate, 18.5% at Catholic schools
Peterborough's public school board is average 24 per cent absences at its schools while the region's Catholic school is averaging 18.5 per cent.
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U.S. submits written responses to Russia’s security demands amid Ukraine tensions
Russia, which has alarmed the West with a military buildup near Ukraine, laid out an array of security demands late last year, including a demand that Kyiv never join NATO.
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31 with COVID-19 in Guelph hospital, 42 staff members off work due to virus
Across Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph, public health data shows 50 people are in the hospital with COVID-19, including 13 in an intensive care unit.
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'Major irregularities' in IT contract for city of Montreal, inspector general says
The inspector general's office recommended the city terminate its contract with Onix Networking Canada Inc. and take steps to replace it as soon as possible.
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Waterloo police issue warning after 24 businesses robbed over first 25 days of 2022
Waterloo Regional Police say that among that count are seven robberies involving pharmacies, including three over three hours at one point.
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Lise Ravary: Identity, language and the Montreal Canadiens
The emotional link between the fans and their beloved hockey club goes beyond sporting performances. The source is found in Quebec's history.
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Biden will get U.S. Supreme Court pick as Stephen Breyer poised to retire: reports
The decision by Justice Stephen Breyer to retire comes at a pivotal moment. The U.S. Supreme Court stands on the brink of a crucial ruling on the future of abortion rights.
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Bystanders help stop alleged jewelry thief at Dartmouth’s Mic Mac Mall
Halifax Regional Police say two bystanders and mall security detained the suspect until officers arrived. A 27-year-old man who police have identified is now facing charges.
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Homicide investigators called to Richmond following ‘serious incident’
RCMP in Richmond, B.C., confirmed a serious incident took place around Garden City Road and Leslie Road late Tuesday night but few other details are available.
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The grassroots action against Erin O’Toole’s leadership has begun
Politics Insider for Jan. 26: Pierre Poilievre is poised to take over from O'Toole; Ottawa stands it ground on vaccine mandates for truckers; an MP pushes the government to improve its global vaccination efforts The post The grassroots action against Erin O’Toole’s leadership has begun appeared first on Macleans.ca.
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New Brunswick woman charged with abduction following Amber Alert for missing boy
The 33-year-old woman has been charged with theft of a motor vehicle, failure to comply with a release order and with abduction.
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Vancouver theatre: Let’s do the time warp, ‘and have a great time’
Rocky Horror Picture Show gets a reboot from Langara College’s Studio 58
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Live and virtual things to do, Jan. 27-Feb 2
This week’s events around Metro Vancouver include Lache Cercel and the Roma Jazz Ensemble, Ne. Sans Opera & Dance and the 22nd edition of International Guitar Night
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Quebec's expanded deposit system for drink containers delayed by six months
Environment Minister Benoit Charette cited pandemic-related labour shortages as a reason for the postponement.
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Ontario child-care operators, staff call for access to PCR testing, more HEPA filters
One immediate step urged by those who have signed on to an open letter to the premier is to reinstate eligibility for PCR testing.
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Kitchener man arrested as Waterloo police conduct search at area motel
Waterloo Regional Police say a man was arrested after a search was conducted at a motel in Kitchener on Wednesday morning.
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Josh Ho-Sang grateful to Maple Leafs management after learning he’d play in Beijing Olympics
When asked what his reaction would have been in September if someone told him he’d be going to the Olympics, the Marlies forward said: “I would have laughed in your face.”
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Quebec surpasses 13,000 COVID-19 deaths, the highest in Canada
Quebec has reached another grim milestone recording more than 13,000 deaths since the start of the pandemic, including 73 on Wednesday.
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Americans in Ukraine should consider leaving now, U.S. Embassy warns
The security situation in Ukraine "can deteriorate with little notice," the United States Embassy said on its website on Wednesday.
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STM director general Luc Tremblay announces his departure
Tremblay's tenure was marked by the arrival of the Azur métro trains and other technological advances, but also one of the highest rates of bus breakdowns in the Montreal transit agency's history.
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Old North P.S. selected as new name for Ryerson P.S. in London, Ont.
During Tuesday evening's school board meeting, trustees voted to rename the school Old North Public School based on the responses to a recent poll.
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Kingston’s last comedy club hopes to stay open
The owner of Absolute Comedy in Kingston says the doors aren't closed officially — at least not yet.
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SpaceX rocket booster on collision course with the moon
The booster of SpaceX rocket Falcon 9 is projected to slam into the moon's surface in early March, according to astronomers.
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Should snow be removed from residential streets routinely in Saskatoon?
People like residential street snow removal, but it's expensive, Saskatoon says. For example, the storm in November 2020 cost between $11 million and $14 million.
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Calgary police say random stabbings in December were ‘hate-motivated attacks’
"We believe the victims were attacked because of their socio-economic status," said hate crime and extremism team Acting Sgt. Matt Messenger.
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Wanted in the U.K.: Volunteers to catch COVID-19 in the name of science
The world's first medical trial authorized to deliberately expose participants to the coronavirus is seeking more volunteers as it steps up efforts to help develop better vaccines.
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COVID live updates: Hospitalizations drop again as Quebec registers 73 deaths
As convoy heads to Ottawa, federal transport minister says vaccine mandate for truckers not causing food shortage or empty shelves.
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Another Conservative riding calls for vote on O’Toole’s leadership
Another Conservative riding in Western Canada is calling for Erin O'Toole to face a leadership vote by June 15, the second such challenge to O'Toole's leadership in a week.
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Ontario reports 92 new COVID-19 deaths, second-highest during pandemic
Ontario is reporting 4,016 hospitalizations for COVID. 19 per cent of the province’s 2,343 adult ICU beds remain available for new patients.
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Kingston has Ontario’s cheapest auto insurance premiums
Insurance cost website Ratesdotca has come out with its annual list of insurance premiums based on city, and Kingston is one of the cheapest in the province.
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Witnesses sought after SUV ‘intentionally’ strikes Toronto parking enforcement vehicle: police
Toronto police said officers were called to the collision on the DVP at Lawrence Avenue East shortly after midnight on Jan. 20. 
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Vernon Mounties nab man after after rash of break and enters
Daniel Chester Lompart, 45, was picked up by RCMP Jan. 18 and charged with a long list of crimes, including two break and enter charges.
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