Ottawa reports 52 new coronavirus cases amid long wait times for testing

Ottawa is reporting more than 50 new coronavirus cases for the second day in a row amid long wait times to get tested for the virus.
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Ethics watchdog dismisses conflict of interest charges against PM's chief of staff
The federal ethics watchdog has dismissed Conservative allegations of conflict of interest involving Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's chief of staff, Katie Telford, and her husband.
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Alexei Navalny released from German hospital after 32 days
The German hospital treating Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny for poisoning said Wednesday that his condition improved enough for him to be released, and suggested a "complete recovery" from the nerve agent was possible.
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Putin critic Alexei Navalny discharged from hospital in Germany after poisoning
Tests in Germany, France and Sweden have determined Navalny was poisoned with a Novichok nerve agent and the West has demanded an explanation from Russia.
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Thousands expected to honour Ginsburg at Supreme Court
Thousands of people are expected to pay their respects at the Supreme Court to the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the women's rights champion, leader of the court's liberal bloc and feminist icon who died last week.
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European airlines look at fast-acting coronavirus tests to restore faith in air travel
Much like pregnancy tests, so-called antigen tests can produce results in about 15 minutes and may be included in ticket prices.
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Canada's carbon tax conundrum continues its appearance at Supreme Court today
Indigenous leaders, special interest groups and other provinces will have their say Wednesday, in trying to convince the Supreme Court whether or not the national price on pollution is constitutional.
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Liberals, Tories in dead heat ahead of throne speech but neither in majority territory: Ipsos
The Liberals stand at 33 per cent support nationally while Conservatives are at 32 per cent.
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Saskatchewan Rush prepared for uncertain future after NLL Draft
The Saskatchewan Rush addressed both their present and future with their seven selections in the 2020 National Lacrosse League draft.
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Canadian crude by rail exports fall to another 8-year low in July
The Canada Energy Regulator says rail shipments of oil in July fell to about 39,000 barrels per day, down from 42,820 bpd in June (also an eight-year low).
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Tampa Bay Lightning succeeding in NHL playoffs by adding grit, sinew, sandpaper
The Tampa Bay Lightning have turned their Stanley Cup final with the Dallas Stars into a best of five because, to quote Tampa head coach Jon Cooper and paraphrase "The Untouchables,'' you can't bring a knife to a gunfight.
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Aurora Cannabis reports $3.3B loss for full year, $1.86B for Q4
Miguel Martin has his work cut out for him just weeks into his new job as Aurora Cannabis Inc.'s chief executive.
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Calgary’s Heritage Park announces new president and CEO
Heritage Park named Lindsey Galloway as its new president and CEO on Monday.
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Jamal Murray rescues Nuggets in Game 3 win over Lakers
Jamal Murray hit two late three after the Nuggets lost almost all of a 20-point lead in the fourth quarter. They held on to win, avoiding a 3-0 hole that would have been daunting even for this never-out-of-it team.
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Edmonton mayor asks feds for almost $387M in funding for supportive housing
A day after the federal government committed to spending $1 billion to help house people living on the streets, Edmonton's mayor is asking for close to a third of that funding. 
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‘Stubborn’ California wildfire fueled by lack of firefighting resources: officials
By the time staffing was ramped up, the Bobcat Fire in Los Angeles County had found its way deep into inaccessible old-growth forest.
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Women’s tennis has come a long way since the Original Nine got the ball rolling 50 years ago — for a dollar apiece
On Sept. 23, 1970, eight female tennis players — led by Billie Jean Kings — joined influential World Tennis magazine publisher Gladys Heldman to form their own tour on Sept. 23, 1970. The rest is history.
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Why Simona Halep made $12 less than Novak Djokovic for winning the Italian Open
Organizers called the gap a “simple rounding error” almost exactly 50 years after the launch of the women’s tour, in pursuit of equal prize money.
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Suspect wanted for mischief after police say syringes, other items found at Toronto school
Toronto police say the incident happened at Eglinton Junior Public School, located at the corner of Mount Pleasant Road and Eglinton Avenue East, at around 10 a.m. on Tuesday.
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Mitt Romney says the supports moving forward to fill Supreme Court vacancy
In a statement Tuesday morning, Romney echoed Republican leaders who have said historical precedent supported filling the seat in an election year when the presidency and Senate were controlled by the same party.
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How Trump’s attacks on science led to over 200,000 dead from coronavirus
Over the past six months, the Trump administration has prioritized politics over science at key moments, refusing to follow expert advice that might have contained the spread of the virus.
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Junior, senior high school sports begin south of Lethbridge in Westwind School Division
On Tuesday, the Westwind School Division allowed the first games of the school year. 
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Equipment manager for Edmonton’s CFL team confirms club has let him go after 49 years
After nearly half a century with Edmonton's Canadian Football League team, the club's equipment manager confirmed Tuesday that he has been permanently let go.
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Man taken to hospital with serious injuries after shooting in Downsview area
Police say the two suspects were armed, wearing hoodies and were last seen on Fred Young Drive. A shell casing was also found on scene.
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Gerrit Cole has sharp playoff prep as Yankees beat Blue Jays
Cole (7-3) struck out seven and walked none, inducing 11 ground-ball outs and 14 swings and misses. His one mistake was Cavan Biggio’s sole homer in the fourth.
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Nearly 500 whales found beached off Australia, many of which have already died
The discovery of 200 additional pilot whales three days into the rescue of 270 others makes it Australia's biggest beaching in modern times.
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U.S. election: Cindy McCain endorses Joe Biden in rebuke of Trump
Trump has had a fraught relationship with members of John McCain’s family since he disparaged the Arizona senator during his 2016 campaign.
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Nearly 500 pilot whales stranded in Australia; 380 dead
More pilot whales were found stranded in Australia on Wednesday, raising the estimated total to nearly 500, including 380 that have died, in the largest mass stranding ever recorded in the country.
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COVID-19 limits possibilities for former prime minister John Turner’s state funeral
Canadian Heritage spokesperson Amelie Desmarais said Canadians can express their sympathies to the family by signing an online book of condolences or by sending their thoughts privately.
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Mediation begins on day two of Quebec’s daycare worker strike
A mediator was assigned the case and began meeting with both parties on Tuesday with the goal of reaching an agreement.
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World leaders clash over coronavirus during virtual United Nations meeting
Kept apart by a devastating pandemic and dispersed across the globe, world leaders convened electronically Tuesday for an unprecedented high-level meeting.
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Gregor Chisholm: Free Alejandro Kirk. The Blue Jays need the surprising rookie’s bat in the lineup every game
Kirk, who had never played above class-A before joining the Jays, earned the opportunity for increased playing time after picking up seven hits in his first 16 career at-bats, including a homer and a double. The kid has made the transition to the majors look easy, Gregor Chisholm writes.
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Alberta RCMP officers charged in shooting death of man in car to get jury trial
Two RCMP officers charged in the shooting death of a 31-year-old man in northern Alberta will be getting a jury trial.
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Emergency physicians worry combination of COVID-19 and flu season will overwhelm system
A group of emergency physicians is urging Canadians to get their flu shots as a second wave of COVID-19 combined with influenza could overwhelm the health-care system.
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Police search for 6-year-old boy who went missing from Bruce Peninsula home
A search is underway for a six-year-old Ontario boy who went missing from a home on the Bruce Peninsula Tuesday evening.
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#ICYMI: Fall is here. So is the second wave
Busy day? Here's what you might have missed.
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