Ontario universities urge government to help with $1 billion COVID costs


Post-secondary sector has taken ‘significant impact’ of $1 billion, and cut costs, deferred capital plans, says head of council.
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B.C. reports 1,005 new COVID-19 cases as hospitalization records toppled again
In a written statement, health officials said there were 425 people in hospital, 127 of them in critical or intensive care.
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COVID-19 ICU rates, hospitalizations continue to rise in Alberta
There were 423 Albertans in hospital with COVID-19, including 93 who were being treated in ICU.
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London, Ont., police looking for suspect in convenience store robbery
London police allege the suspect took out a knife and demanded cash from the employee. The woman then left the store with some cash from the register.
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Rotational worker family shares challenges balancing isolation and education
The family of a rotational worker, who has yet to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, says online learning should be available for elementary school students also.
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City of Kelowna announces new outdoor homeless sheltering site
The City of Kelowna said it will provide portable washrooms, waste receptacles and sharps containers at the new site, which will replace the current setup on Baillie Avenue.
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Liveblog: No Caufield (yet), but Chiarot back for Habs vs. Flames
Jake Allen will start in goal for the Canadiens against Jacob Markstrom for the Flames.
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Montreal Gazette's Aaron Derfel receives two more nominations for Herron reporting
The Gazette's health reporter is up for the CJF Jackman Award for Excellence in Journalism and a Judith-Jasmin award in the Investigations category.
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Watch: Dr. Strang and Nova Scotia’s top doc horsin’ around on a Friday
'Everybody having a bit of a laugh helps us all,' said Nova Scotia's chief medical officer of health Dr. Robert Strang as he rode a horse that shares his name.
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Couple pulled from vehicle, assaulted, robbed in Swan River: RCMP
The victims were treated in hospital and later released.
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Patrick Marleau: from Saskatchewan farm boy to making history in the NHL
From a small village in rural Saskatchewan to a San Jose Sharks legend, Patrick Marleau continues to make history in the NHL.
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Calgary police looking for missing man with dementia
Calgary police said Joseph Salisbury went missing early Thursday morning. He suffers from dementia and police are concerned for his well-being.
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Confusion exists over COVID-19 vaccine priority in Quebec and people with disabilities
Confusion exists in Quebec over who is eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine.
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Niagara to ‘discuss’ concerns over West Lincoln mayor’s ties to St. Catharines anti-lockdown rally
Niagara Regional Police say a weekend demonstration on Lake Street in St. Catharines drew large crowds.
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Hamilton reports record daily high of COVID-19 cases, expert says ‘blunt’ lockdown measures needed
On Friday, Ontario set another single-day record of COVID-19 cases, 4,812, surpassing the previous record of 4,736 which was set on Thursday.
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North Shore Rescue warn about danger to crews after slackline strung across two peaks
'If we came in contact with that slackline it would have been catastrophic -- that's five people that would have been killed,' NSR search manager Mike Danks said Friday.
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New Brunswick First Nations under no obligations to remit provincial taxes: expert
With the cancellation of tax sharing agreements with First Nations, the province expects First Nations businesses to start remitting provincial sale taxes in full.
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Most Quebec school boards have no mask recycling plan in place, instead they are thrown in the trash
It's estimated that Quebec students will use over 318 million surgical masks by the end of the school year, most of which will end up in landfills.
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Retooled CF Montréal kicks off MLS season with plenty of new faces
New manager Wilfried Nancy's immediate objective will be to tighten a porous defensive unit as CFM hosts TFC Saturday at new home in Florida.
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New Brunswick communities fighting different COVID-19 battles despite proximity
Edmundston and Grand Falls are just a 45-minute drive from each other, yet bare stark contrast to one another when you look at their current COVID-19 situations.
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This Week in History: 1912: The Titanic sinks, and misinformation runs rampant
Many initial newspaper accounts said there had been no loss of life
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N.B. mother upset daughter, a paramedic student, wasn’t vaccinated before hospital training
A Riverview, N.B., mother is concerned that her daughter, a paramedic student, is participating in practical training without having received a COVID-19 vaccination.
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From Tour de l'Île to Osheaga, Montreal summer events keep hope alive
The Grand Prix is looking iffy, but the city's other big gatherings are exploring all options so they can happen in some shape or form.
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COVID-19: 12 new cases for Peterborough, outbreak at Trent University Champlain College residence
Outbreaks have been declared over at Thomas A. Stewart Secondary School and at Trent University's Champlain College's Annex on Water Street.
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Aunt, grandmother of previously missing Alberta girls charged with abduction
The children were reported missing on March 12, when their father went to pick them up at their grandmother's home after being awarded full custody, and nobody was there. 
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Clarington contest kickstarting entrepreneurs dreams
'Win Space. Kickstart Your Dream' is a contest the Clarington Board of Trade launched this month with a number of partners.
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Winnipeg Jets sign Adam Lowry to 5-year, $16-million deal, NHL alters Jets schedule
Jets forward Adam Lowry will be under contract for five more seasons after agreeing to a new deal on Friday.
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High wildfire danger areas in Okanagan, Shuswap to continue growing into weekend
'We are seeing unseasonably warm temperatures, so the B.C Wildfire Service is reminding people to please be extremely cautious,' the government agency said.
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Vinay Menon: Ivanka Trump got a COVID-19 shot, but there’s no vaccine against the wrath of her MAGA fan base
She was simply encouraging everyone to get the shot and her followers reacted like she was telling them to boogie board in Niagara Falls, writes Vinay Menon. By getting the jab, to many in her dad’s death cult, what Ivanka was really doing was selling out.
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Ontario gives police authority to stop people, vehicles, ask purpose of travel
Ontario announced Friday that police will have the authority to stop vehicles and ask individuals why they left their residence as part of the new measures introduced to curb the spread of COVID-19.
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COVID-19: Ontario government putting checkpoints at Ottawa-Gatineau border
Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced Friday that the province is setting up travel restrictions, including checkpoints at interprovincial crossings between Ottawa and Gatineau.
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