U.S. Senate to hold rare weekend session to secure Barrett’s spot on Supreme Court
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he will begin the process as soon as the Senate Judiciary Committee wraps up its work Thursday.
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Calgary-based Swimco latest retail victim of COVID-19
Swimwear retailer Swimco is closing its door after 45 years, the family-owned, Calgary-based company announced on its website recently, marking the latest Canadian company to fall victim in what has been an extremely difficult year for retailers.
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74 people test positive for COVID-19 after outbreak at fitness studio
Health officials in Hamilton, Ont., say up to 74 people have now tested positive for COVID-19 after an outbreak at a fitness centre earlier this month.
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Border closure can’t keep grandparents from New Brunswick wedding
The bride’s grandparents and a few other relatives from Calais, Maine, watched from a boat in the St. Croix river that divides the countries.
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Polypropylene baby bottles may release microplastics during formula preparation: study
A new study investigating microplastics has found that baby bottles made of polypropylene release millions of these plastics during the process of sterilizing, rinsing and preparing baby formula in a bottle -- highlighting the need for more research into the effect microplastics have on the human body.
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Winnipeg beverage rooms allowed to stay open as province reconsiders restrictions
Just hours after they were put in place, the province of Manitoba is amending restrictions in the Winnipeg area designed to slow down COVID-19.
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#ICYMI: Pandemic-safe Halloween, border closure extended, death threats
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World junior hockey championship opens on Christmas Day for first time since 2005
There has been a slight tweak to the schedule for the next world junior hockey championship.
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Suspect wanted after food delivery driver assaulted in downtown Toronto
Police said the incident occurred on Oct. 2 around 11:35 p.m. when the victim parked his car in the area of Yonge Street and Queens Quay. 
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Long-term care homes remain vulnerable to second COVID-19 wave, insiders say
According to the International Long-term Care Policy Network, eight in 10 coronavirus-related deaths in Canada have been in LTC homes.
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Manitoba’s COVID-19 numbers trend downward as bars and restaurants face restrictions
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Queen’s University strips Sir John A Macdonald’s name from law school building
Queen’s University has decided to remove the name of Canada’s first prime minister from the building that houses its law school, the university said Monday.
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Alberta trades union ‘concerned,’ requests meeting with Kenney after ‘right-to-work’ policy resolution approved by UCP members
An Alberta trades union has requested a meeting with Premier Jason Kenney after his party approved a policy resolution this weekend to prevent employers from being required to deduct union dues without written consent from an employee.
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Queen’s University drops John A. Macdonald’s name from law building
The move marks the end of a months-long process that began after a petition to change the name gathered support.
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Vancouver city staffers were asked to consider free parking for veterans. Here's why they're advising against it.
City staff members were asked to look into allowing veterans to park for free year-round in Vancouver, but instead are advising against it.
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Argentina becomes 5th country to surpass 1 million coronavirus cases
Across Latin America, three other nations are expected to reach the 1 million case milestone in the coming weeks — Colombia, Mexico and Peru.
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Watchdog wants court to declare B.C.'s snap election illegal
A non-profit watchdog organization wants the B.C. Supreme Court to declare that John Horgan broke the law calling a snap election last month.
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Reports of armed man prompts security responses at Toronto schools
Several schools in the Eglinton Ave, W. and Allen Rd. area were placed in hold and secure on Monday after police received reports of an armed man walking in the area early in the morning.
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Average cost for Saskatoon paramedics to attend life-saving overdose call is between $700-800
Medavie Health Services West said in its overdose response where life-saving treatment isn’t necessary, the average cost per call is in the $300 range.
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Ottawa urges calm as Nova Scotia fishery dispute rages on
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau left little doubt Monday evening that his government will side with Indigenous fishers in southwest Nova Scotia as tensions in the commercial lobster fishery there remain high.
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Political parties try to get out the vote in last week of an odd campaign
B.C.'s political parties are switching gears in the last week of the election to focus on helping supporters cast their ballots.
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B.C. Election 2020: Liberals ramp up online spending as NDP scrambles to keep up
‘Here’s the thing: We can be outspent and still win – but if we’re outspent by THAT much, we risk being drowned out,’ says New Democrats’ media manager
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Letters to The Sun, Oct. 20, 2020: Trudeau is trying to buy votes with his immigration plan
Justin Trudeau's scheme is nothing more than a greasy, cynical attempt to buy votes in the immigrant communities, writes Joseph Hind
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The numbers behind Ontario’s stern warning about Halloween safety, plus more lockdowns: These 4 charts show where we are right now in the COVID-19 battle
The world marked the disturbing milestone of 40 million COVID-19 cases Monday, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg according to Colin Furness, an infection control epidemiologist at the University of Toronto.
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Amended proposal brings overdose prevention site in Yaletown a little closer to reality
A simple majority of council will now be required to approve proposed overdose prevention site in Yaletown
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Costumes to make your blood run cold this Halloween
"Bats, plague doctor, vampires have been really big for us and kids wanting to be scary."
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Saskatchewan home builders, buyers paying cost of record-high lumber prices
Saskatchewan builders are seeing an added cost of between $10,000 and $30,000 on a new home due to the rising cost of Canadian lumber.
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Donald Trump, Joe Biden to be muted in final U.S. election debate during their opponent's initial responses
The muting will work like this: At the start of each of the six segments of the debate, each candidate will be given two minutes to answer an initial question. During that portion, the opposing candidate's microphone will be muted.
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Sipekne’katik fishers push on amid politicians’ debate and RCMP checkpoints: ‘I’m here to provide for my sons and daughters’
It’s been five weeks since the Sipekne’katik launched their self-regulated, moderate livelihood lobster fishery, and in that time Michael Thiebaux has spent the majority his days at the wharf in Saulnierville, fishing with his mother and brother, and helping anyone else who needs a hand on the water, or off.
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Opposition hammers Plante on homelessness at city council
The Plante administration has never calculated how many parking spots it's eliminated in its 3 years in power, said Éric Alan Caldwell, the executive committee member responsible for mobility
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World Series preview: A clash of coasts and contrasts
The 116th World Series, to be played at Globe Life Field starting Tuesday, will be the third championship series for a big four North American sports league to be decided this fall.
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Man arrested in Quebec City after death threats to minister
The man is alleged to have made death threats online against Public Security Minister Geneviève Guilbault.
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