EMS will be diverted from 7 Alberta ERs as Wave 2 of Connect Care launches Saturday
EMS with non-critical patients will be diverted from seven Alberta emergency departments when Wave 2 of AHS' new electronic health system launches Saturday.
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Some parents raise concerns over schools being used as polling stations in Saskatchewan election
In the midst of COVID-19, parents are raising concerns that schools are being used as polling stations in the upcoming Saskatchewan election.
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Stu on Sports: Canadiens' Jeff Petry and family very happy in Montreal
Geoff Molson hoping to have some fans at Bell Centre, Nate Thompson gets a special new number with Jets, and a new job for Torrey Mitchell.
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Hickey on hockey: Women's hockey gets a boost with Dream Gap Tour
'We're looking at a tournament format with cash prizes and a final for the Secret Cup," said Jayna Hefford, a four-time Olympic gold medallist.
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N.S. Assembly of Mi’kmaw Chiefs say feds have failed them amid discussions with DFO
'We have attempted to work Nation-to-Nation, but the Federal Government refuses to look beyond their colonialized approach.'
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Man’s best friend: London police save dog’s life
Officers can run into some unique situations while on the job but giving a dog CPR might just take the cake.
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Conservative motion could hamper domestic PPE production, companies warn
Their concern was sparked by a Tory motion to turn over to the House of Commons health committee all records of the government's handling of the pandemic.
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After Troll Calls Joe Biden's Father-Son Photo ‘Creepy,’ Heartwarming Pictures Flood In
When right-wing commentator and TV host John Cardillo tweeted his disdain for a portrait of presidential candidate and former U.S. vice president Joe Biden kissing his son, the Internet responded in the most beautiful way.The photo shows Biden holding his youngest son, 50-year-old Hunter Biden, and kissing him on the cheek. On seeing the black-and-white portrait, Cardillo took to Twitter to ask his 270,000 followers: “Does this look like an appropriate father/son interaction to you?” He followed up with a tweet saying, “Good morning to everyone except the creepy Bidens and their creepy staged pics.”The response from Liz Plank, a Canadian (but U.S.-based) journalist and the author of “For the Love of Men: From Toxic To A More Mindful Representation,” was to invite men to “reply with a picture of their dad holding them.”Can men reply to this thread with a picture of their dad holding them? https://t.co/0Z0ucwIdAe— Liz Plank (@feministabulous) October 22, 2020And the Internet delivered: “He passed away 4 years ago, and he was a champion for me and my recovery from an opiate addiction,” recalled Twitter user @keithmbrennan.He passed away 4 years ago, and he was a champion for me and my recovery from an opiate addiction. He’s brag about me when I was a bartender and later when I turned my life around. I miss him dearly.@JoeBiden’s texts to Hunter reminded me of my dad for that I’m forever grateful. pic.twitter.com/Yw3bKe4I3n— Keith Brennan (@keithmbrennan) October 22, 2020 Biochemist and professor @DrKyle shared this sweet father-son nap shot: pic.twitter.com/IPmkgM6pdS— Kyle (@DrKyle) October 22, 2020 “My father passed long ago. We often embraced each other and would kiss on the cheek,” wrote Twitter user Lorenzo T Flores. “Boy do I wish I could hold him again...” My father passed long ago. We often embraced each other and would kiss on the cheek. While I have pictures of us later in life, during my late teen years, this picture was readily available.Boy do I wish I could hold him again... pic.twitter.com/8ulfmv1F1x— Lorenzo T Flores
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Another COVID-19 case in outbreak stemming from event at Waterloo Region place of worship
A thirteenth COVID-19 case has been connected to the outbreak linked to an event held at a place of worship in the area, according to Waterloo Public Health.
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Ontario gets first batch of rapid COVID-19 tests, Quebec still waiting
Ottawa also announced it would invest up to $173 million in Quebec City-based Medicago to develop a potential COVID-19 vaccine and build a factory for it in Quebec.
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Calgary-area mother homeless after rural rental home destroyed by fire
The home east of Calgary went up in flames on Thursday night as Saz Cuthbertson and her son worked in her granite business in the garage.
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B.C. won't know the results of Saturday's provincial election for at least three weeks. Here's why
British Columbia will have a general election on Saturday but because of a massive increase in mail-in voting, the results will not be known for at least three weeks — November 16 at the earliest. Even then it might not be certain. With the sense of time inflation that has become familiar during the pandemic, that is going to feel like six months for British Columbians. In that time, the entire United States will also vote, and although there is concern about the legitimacy and security of the process, not to mention countless possibilities for litigation as in the 2000 Bush-Gore election, everyone reasonably expects to know the basic numerical results before the sun comes up on November 4. Not so in Canada, where Saskatchewan is in a similar position to B.C. for its election on Monday, but might also learn its new representatives before B.C. does. The National Post sketches the mechanics of Canada’s slowest vote, ever. Q: News outlets always race each other to “call” elections on election night. Why won’t they do that this time in British Columbia? A: For all the hoopla of the decision desk, that is never more than an educated guess, as by law, the official results in most jurisdictions, certainly provinces, are not really known for several days, until the formal final vote. Usually that does not matter because the preliminary count is a good guess, and the uncertainty from uncounted mail-in ballots is comparatively small. That is the old way. Q: What is the new way?  A: It is much slower. There was great uncertainty when B.C.’s snap election was called last month. In-person voting will be carried out as usual with pandemic precautions. But the use of mail-in ballots “has far exceeded, I guess, our wildest dreams,” according to Charles Porter, a deputy chief elections officer with Elections BC. More than 725,000 vote by mail packages were shipped, a little less than half of which have already been returned. The scale of of mail-in ballots is “historic and unprecedented” in B.C.’s history, Porter said, and will delay the results. Compared to B.C.’s last election, mail-in voting is up more than 7000%. Q: So why don’t they just start counting ballots as soon as they arrive? A: The trouble is they have to be manually inspected, with scrutineers, in a process that cannot begin until polling has closed. They must be cross-checked against voting records to ensure the same person has not voted more than once. And some ballots involve write-in candidates, who were not yet on the final ballot, which cannot be read by machine. “As soon as we can say with confidence when final count can begin, we will let the public know,” Porter said. .C. Liberals accuse NDP of voter suppression, blame Horgan's 'selfish ambition' for election 'Unprecedented times': Premier John Horgan announces B.C. will hold provincial election on Oct. 24 Q: Will they know anything on election night? A: A little bit. The counting process is the same. The difference is in what is being counted, and how. On election night, Elections BC expects to be able to announce tallies of all advance voting and all general voting. They will also know results from absentee ballots cast during other voting opportunities, such as voting outside districts, or votes collected by mobile teams at remote communities, hospitals, long term care homes, that sort of thing. Q: Sounds like a lot. Why won’t that be enough? A: Normally, that would be enough to know the gist of the outcome, because it would represent about 90 per cent of the ballots cast, said B.C. Chief Electoral Officer Anton Boegman. This time it will only represent about two-thirds, leaving fully a third of ballots that were never going to be counted on election night anyway, because by law they are only counted in the legislatively required final count, a couple of weeks later. Elections BC’s tentative schedule has the final count starting November 6, taking three days, then adding the six-day notice period for recount notices, that puts the target date at Monday, November 16. Q: How can the United States, a country of several hundred million people, come up with its numbers faster than a single province? A: As Boegman described it, there are different laws that make this a misleading comparison. For example, in some jurisdictions where voting is done by mail, they do not have to wait until voting stops in order to open the envelopes, as B.C. does. Q: What about Saskatchewan? A: That is a difference of scale. Saskatchewan has a smaller case of the same problem, with a final count scheduled 12 days after the election. Voting by mail has increased from a few thousand people in 2016, to more than 60,000 today, and their elections authority has instituted a second preliminary count for Oct. 28 in an effort to boost the certainty in the early days. So Saskatchewan could have a pretty good idea by next week. B.C. will have to wait. Porter said he knows there is intense interest in the results, “but all I can say is it will take as long as it takes… We will keep counting until it is finished.”
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Women encouraged to still get mammograms during COVID-19 pandemic
Screening appointments should not be put off because breast cancer can't be put on "pause mode," Canadian Association of Radiologists warns.
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How Rush lived, worked and rocked through the 1980s
'Rush were celebrating everything it meant to be Canadian,' writes Martin Popoff in 'Limelight: Rush in the ’80s.' Read this excerpt from the second volume of Popoff's biography of the legendary band. The post How Rush lived, worked and rocked through the 1980s appeared first on Macleans.ca.
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Coronavirus: Dates of COVID-19 outbreak at Okanagan school expanded
According to Interior Health, the number of exposure dates at École de l’Anse-au-Sable in Kelowna has doubled to six from three.
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Police investigate Friday morning shooting in Montreal North
Police spokesperson Caroline Chèvrefils said it happened at the intersection of Drapeau Avenue and Charleroi Street at 11:50 a.m. Friday.
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Ontario premier calls for ‘peaceful dialogue’ to resolve Caledonia occupation
"It just frustrates me," Doug Ford said.
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British Columbians willing to pay more for locally grown food, but not much more
More than 80 per cent of British Columbians are willing to pay a premium for locally grown fruits and vegetables, the highest rate in Canada
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Ontario providing $1.9M to support Peterborough overflow shelter, affordable housing
The provincial funding will support the city's overflow shelter with cleaning, staffing, food and personal protective equipment.
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Sipekne’katik still looking for buyer of lobster catch as injunction posted
As Mi'kmaw fishers continue their moderate-living lobster fishery under the protection of a court injunction, they're struggling to sell their commercial catch.
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Bulls & Bears: Good week for Forge FC, Hamilton’s entry in Canadian Premier League
Opinion: Business side of women’s sports — most notably payrolls — requires lot of growth.
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Alberta MP apologizes for using middle finger during question period
While participating in question period, the MP for Red Deer-Lacombe stuck up his middle finger, a gesture that several MPs took issue with.
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Transit police investigate video of woman pushed off bus after spitting on man
TransLink are asking for witnesses of an alleged spitting incident on a bus at Nanaimo and Hastings to come forward
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Elections Canada taking coronavirus precautions for Toronto Centre, York Centre byelections
Polling locations will be open between 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Monday.
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Pandemic rattles the soul of higher education
Campuses are ghost towns as students and faculty wrestle with the vagaries of online learning and no social contact
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As standoff at ‘1492 Land Back Lane’ heats up in Caledonia, land defenders say, ‘This is a moment for our people to say no’
Clashes followed this week after a judge made permanent an injunction against the occupation of land where Foxgate Developments still hopes to build a 218-unit subdivision called McKenzie Meadows. It’s a conflict whose roots go back centuries.
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‘I was really freaked out’: Will Jordan testifies on Day 4 of trial
Jordan told the court that, until the incident, he'd never thrown a punch in his life.
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Police believe late-night fire at bank lobby was deliberately set, witnesses sought
Police say the fire happened in the front lobby of a financial institution at approximately 11:30 p.m., on Thursday night.
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Start your holiday shopping with these gifts, sure to delight anyone on your list
Because universal gifts don’t have to be boring (or terrible)
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Medical officer of health says KFL&A is ‘brilliant’ at following COVID-19 guidelines
As the region's COVID-19 status reverts back to green, Dr. Kieran Moore is congratulating KFL&A for working hard to follow public health guidelines.
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Mercedes showcases clean, elegant design for new S-Class
German automaker appears to have done a fine job with redesign of its S-Class.
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This Week in History: 1921 An operatic femme fatale sets off an international scandal
Ganna Walska was married six times, usually to millionaires
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Province alleges online cannabis proceeds laundered through $2 million Surrey home
Forfeiture office alleges a mortgaged home at 12505-22nd Ave. in Surrey, and cash, are proceeds of crime.
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How COVID-19 is impacting Remembrance Day ceremonies in Manitoba
Remembrance Day ceremonies will look a bit different at legions, community centres, and schools around Manitoba this year, with COVID-19 restrictions in place.
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Court-ordered sale of infamous Richmond industrial property leaves tenants hanging
Tenants at an industrial property on Bridgeport Road in Richmond are left hanging after a court-ordered sale means their new owner doesn't recognize their leases and payments.
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Book review: Environmental scientists discover a key, new tool in climate change science
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