BC Hydro: 2021 was a record-breaking year for electricity demand
BC Hydro released a new report on electricity demand, and how extreme temperatures over extended periods of time in 2021 led to record peak loads.
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Some provinces are loosening COVID-19 restrictions. Here’s why
Health experts weigh in on the reliability of COVID-19 metrics, particularly hospitalizations and ICU admissions when it comes to determining whether to lift restrictions.
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Is help is on the way for people in 'horrendous' homeless camp full of debris, despair, death?
Homelessness is more complex and dire on suburban streets. Mayors want money for supported housing. The province promised some aid this week.
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COVID-19: KHSC declares outbreak on Connell 9 unit of Kingston General Hospital
According to a release from KHSC, Connell 9, along with Davies 5 and Connell 3, are all in outbreak and closed to admissions until further notice.
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The sign that launched millions of selfies – Barge Chilling Beach – is now just a memory
The sign was “always intended to be temporary — a way to bring some joy during a difficult time,” said the Vancouver park board.
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Adjustments coming to Hamilton’s transit schedule to compensate for staff absenteeism
The city's EOC boss say the move is to maintain consistency for the next couple of months.
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Youth sports a go on Jan. 31, but clubs still awaiting details
As province loosens COVID-19 restrictions starting Jan. 31, community clubs can offer youth athletics again
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Kingston, Ont. business owners eager to reopen their doors
Kingston, Ont., restaurant and gym owners are eager to get back to business following the province's eased COVID-19 restrictions allowing for a phased reopening as of Jan. 31.
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Toronto set to return to big-screen spotlight in 2022
The city is ready for its closeup after spending the past few years playing stand-in in for U.S. locales.
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Daphne Bramham: Canada needs a better plan to solve health-care shortages
Opinion: It's not only unethical for Canada to recruit health-care workers and then squander their talents, it's bad for the national economy.
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After first taste of NHL, Rocket's Harvey-Pinard seeks a bigger bite
"I want to prove that I'm a good player and can play in the best league in the world," Jonquière native says of stint with Canadiens.
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The Beijing Olympics are shaping up to be the Intimidation Games
It seems unlikely the Chinese will take kindly to protest, or to criticism. And, just to be sure, there’s an app for that.
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Experts say truckers should have done more to prepare for vaccine mandate
The trucking industry's hardline stance against the vaccine mandate for drivers marks a wrong turn, experts say, arguing the sector should have been better prepared.
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New homeless shelter for Montreal Indigenous community opens Jan. 24
A former hotel has been converted into a shelter for members of the Montreal Indigenous community who are experiencing homelessness. Advocates say it's a game-changer.
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Lethbridge home rental prices up, vacancy levels low: report
The average monthly price of a one-bedroom apartment in the city is $994 — a 4.6 per cent increase year-over-year, according to Rentals.ca's latest national report.
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Former Pope, Benedict, in spotlight for allegedly turning a blind eye to case of priest accused of sexually abusing minors
There can be no sanctifying grace for anyone who looked away from the dreadful harm caused by sexual abusers wearing a priest’s collar, writes Rosie DiManno.
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Ukraine invasion a 'suicidal' decision, would be end of Putin's regime: historian
A Russian-American historian says a full-scale war between Russia and Ukraine would have 'tragic' consequences for the Ukrainians, and would lead to the end of Russian President Vladimir Putin's regime.
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Douglas Todd: B.C. cities growing fast, for different reasons
Analysis: Kelowna, Chilliwack, Victoria and Metro Vancouver are getting bigger, because of strikingly different migration trends. It's impacting housing prices.
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Thich Nhat Hanh, Zen master and political reformer, dies at 95
A prolific author, poet, teacher and peace activist, Thich Nhat Hanh was exiled from Vietnam after opposing the war in the 1960s and became a leading voice in a movement he called “engaged Buddhism,” the application of Buddhist principles to political and social reform.
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131 COVID cases confirmed at EMDC since outbreak declared on Jan. 4: MLHU
The health unit declared a COVID-19 outbreak at the jail on Jan. 4. In that time, at least 83 cases involving inmates and 48 involving staff have been reported.
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TVDSB, London Fire Department team up to sort 146K rapid COVID-19 tests
The tests are intended to serve staff and elementary students at the Thames Valley District School Board, as well as in-school child-care operators and bus drivers.
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Hickey on hockey: Sweeping up Bergevin mess a huge challenge for Habs
Canadiens new management team is handcuffed by several bad contracts doled out by former GM.
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‘Heartbreaking failure’: Nursing home union calls out N.B. government on COVID-19 outbreaks
The New Brunswick government says 47 long-term care facilities have outbreaks with roughly 300 residents with COVID-19 infections and more than 200 health-care workers off the job.
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Murder-suicide suspected in deaths of man and woman in Brampton: police
"Investigators are treating this as an isolated incident and a case of domestic violence between two individuals that were in a relationship," police said.
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Alberta can start ‘significantly relaxing’ COVID-19 rules once hospitalizations dip: Kenney
The WHO has said until more countries vaccinate larger portions of their populations, the world will continue to see the emergence of new, potentially more dangerous variants.
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U.S. House panel obtains 700 pages of Trump records after court ruling
The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration has provided a House committee with more than 700 pages of presidential documents after the Supreme Court rejected a bid by former U.S. President Donald Trump to block the release.
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BC SPCA seizes 216 ‘neglected’ beef cows from Vancouver Island property
The animals were suffering from a wide range of issues and illness, including emaciation, lameness, eye infections and pneumonia, according to the BC SPCA.
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Edmonton Oilers not pointing fingers as winless skid hits 7
"Get a new goalie" and "fire the coach" are two common refrains in Oil Country as the Edmonton Oilers struggle, having won just twice in their last 15 games.
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Trial of man charged with kidnapping Chez Cora president enters final stages
The jury will begin hearing closing arguments on Wednesday.
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Man charged with robbing banks across GTA
Toronto police arrested the 28-year-old on Thursday after he was spotted leaving a bank in Durham region.
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Headache, change in mental status linked to COVID hospitalization in children, study finds
New research out of the United States has found 44 per cent of children in hospital with COVID-19 developed a neurological symptom, the most common being headaches and altered mental status.
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Pelican Narrows RCMP locate wanted man following shooting incident
Pelican Narrows RCMP located and arrested a 22-year-old man in connection with a shooting incident on New Year's Eve.
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O’Toole facing crucial test as Conservative MPs gather for caucus retreat
Conservative MPs are expected to receive James Cumming's post-election review of the O'Toole campaign, which saw the Conservatives win fewer seats than under Andrew Scheer in 2019.
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Hong Kong pet lovers fight back against plan to cull 2K small animals
Hong Kong hamster fans have launched a number of clandestine operations to save the animals from being euthanized.
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COVID-19: Starting Jan. 22, all Canadians must be fully vaccinated to enter the U.S.
Anyone wanting to enter the U.S. at land borders or ferry terminals at the U.S.-Mexico and U.S.-Canada borders must provide proof of vaccination.
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Alleged border smuggler was Florida cab driver with financial troubles
Steve Shand ran his own taxi business and declared bankruptcy four years ago. He was arrested this week for allegedly transporting illegal migrants across the Canada-U.S. border.
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Hess Village restaurant reunited with stolen heaters with the help of the Hamilton community
There's been a happy ending for Electric Diner, which has been reunited with the heaters stolen from its outdoor patio - thanks to a very observant Instagram follower.
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The Home Front: Canadian design brand EQ3 talks industry trends for 2022
Velvet, organic shapes and softer edges, such as curved seating or rounded edges on tables will be incorporated to create more cosy, easy-going environments
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Some parents say students in Ontario received ill-fitted masks upon return to schools
The provincial government said it would be providing school staff with N95 masks and students with three-ply cloth masks as in-person learning resumed this week.
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White Butte RCMP seek missing 14-year-old girl last seen near Pilot Butte, Sask.
Police are asking for the public's assistance in locating a missing 14-year-old girl who was last seen at a residence near Pilot Butte on Jan. 11.
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'None of this makes sense': Business owners push back against health restrictions
Many restaurant, bar and gym owners are considering opening their doors at the end of January in defiance of the government's orders.
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Bulls and Bears: NFL continues its dominance of January
Opinion: The upset of the Dallas Cowboys by the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday was the most-watched NFL wild card game in seven years.
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N.B. arts sector asking provincial government for $12.5M in recovery aid
The Capitol Theatre's Marshall Button says the arts sector is at a particular disadvantage amid COVID-19 because a large part of the appeal for audiences is the live experience.
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Ottawa’s talks with Quebec shipyard to build much needed icebreakers shrouded in fog
The federal government said the Quebec shipyard Chantier Davie was the only company to qualify to construct six much-needed icebreakers for the Canadian Coast Guard.
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COVID-19: Peterborough area reports 34 hospitalized among 523 active lab-confirmed cases
The health unit’s COVID tracker reported data for the jurisdiction of Peterborough, Peterborough County, Curve Lake First Nation and Hiawatha First Nation.
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Return of pay parking at B.C. hospitals hurts universal access to healthcare: critics
"We're creating something that's not really smelling like universal access to healthcare," said John Buss, lead volunteer with the group HospitalPayParking.com.
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Survival outdoors in extreme cold treacherous for anyone, expert says
After four people died while attempting to cross the Manitoba-U.S. border, survival experts say when it comes to extreme cold and blowing snow, it's easy to be underprepared.
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