Ontario sports minister says CFL talking about Hamilton-Burlington hub


In the league’s discussions with the Ontario government, it has mentioned the two southern Ontario cities as possible hubs for a 2020 season.
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Mueller defends Russia probe, says Roger Stone ‘remains a convicted felon, and rightly so’
The op-ed in The Washington Post marked Mueller's first public statement on his investigation since his congressional appearance last July.
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WE Charity lays off hundreds after deal with Trudeau government is cancelled
Charity says 465 workers were hired to deliver federal government’s student volunteer grants, but 450 were let go after a political scandal forced Liberal government to change course.
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Gregor Chisholm: Vlad could be the new Edwin. Guerrero’s shift to first has a lot of angles, but little downside for the Jays
The elephant in the room is whether the Jays used Guerrero’s struggles at third base as an excuse to keep him in the minors for longer than necessary. The answer to that can be yes even while admitting nothing would have changed if Guerrero had been at first base or anywhere else on the field, Gregor Chisholm writes.
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Brockville’s Aquatarium reopens with plenty of covid protocols in place
"It may be a new normal, it may never be exactly the way it was before but that's ok," said Michelle Osborne, executive director of the Aquatarium. 
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Canada saw 221 new coronavirus cases Saturday — all of them from Ontario and Quebec
In Canada, the total number of novel coronavirus cases diagnosed is 107,326, while 8,773 people have died.
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Regina’s Globe Theatre waiting until January to welcome back visitors
Regina's Global Theatre is waiting until January to welcome back visitors, despite being given the green night by the Saskatchewan government.
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LILLEY: Liberal connections to WE continue to pile up
It’s getting harder to tell where the Liberal Party of Canada ends and WE Charity begins. After finding out, despite denials, that the Prime Minister’s family was paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to appear at WE Day events and that Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s two daughters have been involved – one even working for […]
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LeBron James won’t wear social justice message on Lakers jersey
The 35-year-old superstar has a long history of social involvement and advocacy for progressive causes.
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Silent Poet makes a loud statement in the $175,000 Connaught Cup Stakes
A couple of years ago, Justin Stein was raising goats in the mountains of British Columbia. Now the veteran jockey is back raising big money for his owners and trainers at Woodbine Racetrack. Stein hasn’t missed a beat since giving up the mountain life and returning to Woodbine to ride in 2019. This year he […]
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Demonstrators shout, demand ‘Justice for Mona’ at protest rally in Kelowna
The protest was one of four held simultaneously across the province in honour of university student Mona Wang.
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Coronavirus: Trump wears face mask for first time during a public appearance
As he left the White House, he told reporters: "When you're in a hospital, especially ... I think it's expected to wear a mask."
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Lethbridge pharmacy announces asymptomatic COVID-19 testing despite province keeping quiet
One of four Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy locations in Lethbridge, Alta., has been selected to provide asymptomatic COVID-19 testing.
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Woman robbed, sexually assaulted near Surrey SkyTrain station: RCMP
Police say the woman was walking towards Fraser Highway under the Expo Line around 10:45 p.m, when a man approached her with a weapon.
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45 years after Brit escort’s hanging, many still support capital punishment return
Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. That was certainly the case for one Ruth Ellis, a British nightclub manager who shot her lover, racecar driver David Blakely, to death in 1955. Growing up in North Wales as one of six children, Ellis had to mature into adulthood early after becoming pregnant at age […]
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Texas Rangers outfielder Joey Gallo still isn’t sure if he had coronavirus
The 26-year-old All-Star slugger missed the first week of the Rangers summer camp and isolated from teammates for two weeks after two positive tests that sandwiched a negative result during intake testing
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SIMMONS: The future is now for these young Maple Leafs
This may be the last and best opportunity for a while for the ever-optimistic Maple Leafs to compete for the Stanley Cup. You see, the world is about to get very complicated for the Leafs and several other NHL teams who have spent money with the assumption the salary cap would continue to rise, and […]
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‘We just want to play, man’ — Raptors pass first practice test in four months at Disney hub
The NBA champions cleared every pandemic protocol and hit the court Saturday. For one day, at least, it was freeing to be back doing what they love.
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GUNTER: Here’s why Trudeau keeps making ethics blunders
On Wednesday, during one of the House of Common’s rare sitting days permitted by our current Liberal minority government, there was an exchange between Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that does as much as anything to explain why Trudeau keeps making ethics blunders. It also explains why Liberal voters continue to […]
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Trump wears mask in public for first time during pandemic
U.S. President Donald Trump wore a mask during a visit to a military hospital on Saturday, the first time the president has been seen in public with the type of facial covering recommended by health officials as a precaution against spreading or becoming infected by the novel coronavirus.
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Montoyo hopes Blue Jays can call Toronto home during shortened MLB season
Major League Baseball has released a shortened 60-game schedule that is set to begin in less than two weeks and the Blue Jays are the only team that does not yet have a firm home field.
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Winnipeg police investigating ‘suspicious package’ at Montrose Park
Winnipeg police officers have confirmed to Global News that a suspicious package was found in Montrose Park on Saturday afternoon.
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Raptors return to work for first time since March with spirited practice
With the NBA’s bubble operational, COVID-19 quarantine cleared, the defending NBA champion Toronto Raptors officially went back to work on Saturday. For the first time since a win over Rudy Gobert and the Utah Jazz on March 9, the Raptors took the court as a team for a practice in Orlando in advance of the […]
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Montreal public health urges all bar patrons and employees to get tested for COVID-19
All people who have been to Montreal bars since July 1 are asked to be tested.
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Traikos: NHL needs to be transparent with who has COVID-19
In the 2009 playoffs, Nicklas Lidstrom missed the final two games of the Western Conference final with what was vaguely described as a “lower-body injury.” But everyone who saw the Detroit defenceman doubled over in pain knew what the actual extent of the injury really was. Lidstrom, who had been speared by Chicago’s Patrick Sharp […]
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Historic 249-year-old California church devastated by fire
Fire alarms at the San Gabriel Mission rang around 4 a.m., and when firefighters responded to the historic structure they saw smoke rising from the wooden rooftop.
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Montoyo hopes Blue Jays can stay in Toronto
Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo knows where he'd like the team to play its home games this season: the friendly confines of Toronto's Rogers Centre.
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Indie pot store owner says red tape blocking her efforts
A Toronto woman is frustrated with the red tape she says she has faced while attempting to open a pot store. Vivianne Wilson, who is working to set up her store called GreenPort at 686 College St., says the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario’s cannabis retail licencing process is out of whack. She says […]
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Halifax dog lovers gather in solidarity against banning ‘dangerous’ breeds in Nova Scotia
The event took place about a month after a Nova Scotia woman was killed by her dog, which was publicly mislabelled by a pit bull.
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Trump's defiant help for Stone adds to tumult in Washington
U.S. President Donald Trump's intervention into a criminal case connected to his own conduct drew fierce rebukes Saturday from Democrats and a few lonely Republicans, with calls for investigations and legislation.
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Trust is an issue with hundreds of NHLers bound for Toronto and Edmonton during the pandemic
NHLers are famous for playing through injuries and hiding illnesses with the Stanley Cup on the line. The league and the players say dealing with a deadly, contagious virus is
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NHL remains committed to playing full 2020-2021 hockey season: commissioner
The schedule could see the 2020 Stanley Cup tournament finish as late as Oct. 4, around the time a regular NHL season typically begins.
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Fear and anger as teachers in the U.S. feel pressure to return to class
The teachers’ union in Los Angeles has called President Donald Trump’s push to reopen schools part of a ‘dangerous, anti-science agenda that puts the lives of our members, our students and our families at risk.’
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Been to a bar drinking this month? Better get tested for COVID-19
At least five bars in the past 11 days on the island of Montreal have reported customers or employees were carrying the coronavirus, health officials said.
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We Are The World/Tears Are Not Enough turn 35
This year is the 35th anniversary of various Canadian and U.S. recording stars making music for charity. Unfortunately, this requires naming the involved songs —  Tears Are Not Enough; We Are The World — so get ready for weeks of ear-worm. One or both tunes will now play non-stop in your head for a month. […]
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London, Ont., offering free 2-hour downtown parking amid coronavirus pandemic, construction season
Starting July 10, each vehicle will be eligible to receive two hours of free parking per day at all municipal on-street parking meters and municipal lots in London’s core.
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Jada and Will Smith address relationship in ‘Table Talk’
What started as a friendship and a family effort to help friend August Alsina with his health became a ‘different kind of entanglement’ at a time when she and Smith thought their marriage was over, Pinkett Smith said.
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First Nations health-care teams work with NSHA for local COVID-19 assessment
Eleven First Nations communities' health directors in the province are now collaborating and training with NSHA to open COVID-19 assessment and testing locally.
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Thousands of Israelis protest Netanyahu’s handling of coronavirus pandemic
With economic stress deepening in recent weeks, many Israelis think the government has not done enough to compensate hundreds of thousands of workers who lost their jobs as a result of restrictions and shutdowns.
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Kelowna to roll out popular Pianos in Parks program
The program sees pianos placed in high-profile locations, where the public can play them for free, from mid-July to early September.
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Tellez unfazed by Guerrero’s move to first
Rowdy Tellez doesn't think much is going to change for him on the Toronto Blue Jays, even as he is being asked by the team to share first-base duties with Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
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Kamloops man charged after body found wrapped in rug, dumped in alley
Mounties say they've ruled out homicide, but that a 51-year-old man is still facing charges. 
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RCMP on scene of ‘serious’ 2-vehicle crash on Highway 2 near Buffalo Pound Lake
Moose Jaw RCMP are on scene responding to a serious two-vehicle collision on the north side of Buffalo Pound Lake on Highway 2.
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Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan and his son Abhishek test positive for coronavirus
Around India, fans, politicians, fellow actors and businessmen wished the pair a full and speedy recovery.
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