Metro Vancouver terminates contract of billion-dollar 'abandoned' North Shore wastewater treatment plant

The North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant is over budget and two-and-a-half years behind schedule.
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Canadian banks rapidly shifting to cloud amid COVID-19, fintech competition
Cloud-based systems, sometimes run privately by banks and more commonly by third-party tech giants, allows data to move faster and more freely.
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Ontario reports 964 new COVID-19 cases, 1 death
As of 8 p.m. on Saturday, 33,249 vaccines (27,900 for a first shot and 5,349 for a second shot) were administered in the last day.
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Ontario records highest number of new COVID-19 cases in months with 964 infections logged
Health officials in Ontario are reporting 964 new cases of COVID-19, marking the highest number of infections reported in a single day since May 30 when 1,033 cases were identified.
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A beginner’s guide to backstage passes
As the live music industry attempts to recover from the pandemic, I've once again started to get questions about backstage passes to shows. Here's what you need to know.
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Several thousand rally in Belgrade for second environmental protest in two days
Several thousand people rallied in Belgrade on Sunday in another environmental protest, a day after demonstrators blocked bridges and roads in different parts of Serbia and scuffled with riot police who formed cordons to try to stop them.
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Feeding players, arenas and, of course, the Raptors frontcourt all in a full Ye Olde Mailbag
It wouldn't be a week without a question about Dragic so there's one of those, as well. Plus how we watch games on TV
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Investigation launched into violent arrest of Black youths in Quebec City
In footage of the incident that circulated on social media, an officer can be seen shoving snow into the face of one of the youths while they are pinned against the ground.
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Man shot in drive-by shooting in Toronto’s Roncesvalles neighbourhood
Emergency crews were called to the scene at Dundas Street West and Roncesvalles for reports of gunshots at around 11:45 p.m.
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Israel tightens travel restrictions over new COVID-19 variant
Israel on Sunday approved barring entry to foreign nationals and the use of controversial technology for contact tracing as part of its efforts to clamp down on a new coronavirus variant.
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The London Knights maintain perfect win record against Owen Sound Attack
Captain Luke Evangelista scored his 20th goal tied the game in the third period, leading the London Knights to come back and beat the Owen Sound Attack 5-4 in a shootout.
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Police arrest suspect after man is stabbed in Halifax
A 24-year-old man was taken to hospital for treatment of what are believed to be non-life-threatening injuries.
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Fitness: Can you always exercise the pounds away?
There's plenty about exercise and weight management that we still don’t know. Does a sedentary lifestyle make weight gain inevitable? If so, how much exercise is enough to avoid the dreaded middle-age spread?
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Shawn Micallef: Why Toronto’s gutter-clearing vigilantes may be the city’s best defence against flooding
In a low-tax, low-service city, essential public realm maintenance often falls on the DIY citizen.
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Swimming upstream: For B.C.’s Cowichan Tribes, life by the river fraught by climate change and a fight for return of their chinook salmon tradition
Even though chinook stocks have returned to historical levels, tribes still being limited to catching a total of 200 fish for ceremonial purposes.
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Taiwan scrambles to warn away Chinese air force in defence zone
Taiwan calls China's repeated nearby military activities "grey zone" warfare, designed to both wear out Taiwan's forces by making them repeatedly scramble.
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Quebec launches second ad campaign encouraging vaccination for kids
After an earlier ad laid explained the effectiveness of the vaccine, this one focuses on the things vaccination can help kids get back to.
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Dutch find 13 cases of Omicron variant in flights from South Africa
"It is not unlikely more cases will appear in the Netherlands," Health Minister Hugo de Jonge told a news conference in Rotterdam. "This could possibly be the tip of the iceberg."
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Swiss voters approve COVID-19 restrictions as infections rise
Swiss voters appeared set Sunday to approve by a clear margin legislation which introduced a special COVID-19 certificate that lets only people who have been vaccinated, recovered or tested negative attend public events and gatherings.
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Magnitude-7.5 earthquake strikes northern Peru: USGS
The U.S. Geological Survey says a strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.5 has struck in northern Peru.
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Canada, India eyeing trade talks as Liberals seek China alternative
Trade negotiators from both countries have held four ``consultative meetings'' in the last year via video, the most recent one in October.
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European migration officials meet after deaths in Channel
Top European migration officials are holding an emergency meeting Sunday in the French port of Calais to find ways to better fight migrant smuggling, after 27 people died trying to cross the English Channel to Britain in an overcrowded inflatable boat.
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Today’s coronavirus news: 13 cases of Omicron variant found in Dutch testing of travelers; Australia confirms two Omicron cases; Israel tightens travel restrictions
Meanwhile, Swiss voters were having their say in a referendum Sunday on legislation which imposed the use of a special COVID-19 certificate.
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Chantal Hébert: Justin Trudeau went back to Ottawa with the same agenda. Inflation had other plans
Rising prices could alter his course in ways as transformative as the election of Donald Trump and the pandemic, Chantal Hébert writes.
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From Zoom latkes to a sold-out drag show: How the queer Jewish community is celebrating its second pandemic Hanukkah
LGBTQ+ at the J, a community building program from the Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre, is promoting the most queer-centred Hanukkah events since the program formed over three years ago.
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How a pair of stranger murders shook 1980s Toronto
Live-in nanny Christine Prince knew to be careful out alone — 19-year-old cheerleader Jenny Isford had been murdered less than a month earlier.
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Laneway houses were supposed to help ease Toronto’s housing crisis. So why are so few being built?
Only three years after it passed its laneway suites bylaw, the city wants to tweak the rules to encourage more homeowners to build a second home on Toronto’s alleys.
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13 cases of omicron variant in Dutch testing of travellers
The Dutch public health authority confirmed Sunday that 13 people who arrived in the Netherlands on flights from South Africa on Friday have so far tested positive for the new omicron coronavirus variant.
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Netherlands, Australia find omicron variant as curbs spread
The Netherlands confirmed 13 cases of the new omicron variant of the coronavirus and Australia found two on Sunday as the countries half a world apart became the latest to detect it in travellers arriving from southern Africa.
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7.5 magnitude earthquake strikes northern Peru, destroys historic church
The earthquake took place at 5:52 a.m. Sunday local time (1052 GMT). While it was extremely strong, it was relatively deep, measured at 112 kilometers.
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Evacuation ordered for Abbotsford area as B.C. hit with more rain
Residents of Huntingdon Village have been told they must leave the area immediately as emergency crews work to support the evacuation effort.
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Evacuation ordered in Abbotsford area as rain continues in southern B.C.
An evacuation order has been issued for the Huntingdon Village area of Abbotsford, as rain continues to fall on already sodden southern B.C.
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COVID-19 causing diabetes among some severely infected patients, studies find
As new variants of concern emerge, there is growing certainty among medical experts that COVID-19 could be causing diabetes in severely infected patients.
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About Last Night: Habs win 6-3 with front office in flux
Jake Allen made 47 saves in a 6-3 win for his club over the Pittsburgh Penguins at PPG Paints Arena.
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What are the current COVID-19 risks and what’s next? The head of Ontario’s science table answers
The highly transmissible Delta variant has crushed other variants of concern. The Star talked to Dr. Peter Juni about breakthrough cases, waning immunity and how to protect each other during the holidays.
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Canada desperately needs nurses. So why does it take so long for internationally trained nurses to get licensed?
Hundreds of internationally trained nurses are currently caught in a backlog at the National Nursing Assessment Service, a non-profit which assesses their foreign credentials. But the assessment is only one of numerous hurdles they face.
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‘We’re on the brink of collapse.’ What eight Ontario nurses have to say on the state of a profession in crisis
Hospitals are facing a mass exodus of nurses as they leave the profession. Those left in the existing nursing force are facing burnout amid short-staffing and limited wage increases.
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A mother got children’s aid involved over her ex’s smoking. But is second-hand smoke grounds for intervention?
Exposure by kids is considered harmful, but judges have been reluctant to use a parent’s smoking habits as a deciding factor in custody disputes.
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