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Rollover near Lumsden Beach kills woman, alcohol a possible factor: RCMP
Police say a woman was killed during a single-vehicle collision near Lumsden Beach, Sask., on Sunday, while a second occupant was taken to a Regina hospital for medical care.
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Deputy Conservative Leader Leona Alleslev Resigns, Endorses Peter MacKay
OTTAWA — Toronto-area MP Leona Alleslev, the former deputy leader of the Conservative party, is endorsing Peter MacKay for the party’s top job.Alleslev resigned as deputy leader on Sunday, saying she wanted to engage more fully in the leadership race, now in its final weeks.While in her letter she did not say who she intended to support, she made that clear in a social media post Monday morning.Alleslev was elected as a Liberal in 2015, crossed the floor to the Tories in 2018 and was appointed deputy leader of the Conservative party after the 2019 election.Watch: High stakes for second Conservative leadership race. Story continues below.In recent months, she has steered an internal caucus effort to draft conservative-minded policies that would help the country recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.Voting is underway to select Scheer’s replacement and a winner is expected to be announced in late August.“Canada faces an uncertain future. Canada needs a leader who has the experience and a plan to tackle the priorities of our time,” Alleslev says online today.“That is why Peter MacKay has my support.”This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 13, 2020.RELATED Tories Call For Criminal Investigation Into WE Charity Scandal Racists Attack Tory Leadership Candidate With Slurs During Debate MacKay Ducks Virtual Debates In Home Stretch Of Tory Leadership Race
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Fatty liver disease a growing public health concern in Canada: study
An estimated one-quarter of Canadians over the age of 20 have a condition called nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, or NAFLD.
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Belleville police investigating act of arson that killed 72-year-old man
A 36-year-old Belleville resident has been arrested following an act of arson that left one dead in the city this past weekend.
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Live update on Manitoba coronavirus efforts coming Monday
Health officials will give a live update on Manitoba's COVID-19 numbers Monday.
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Kejimkujik National Park Seaside reopens to visitors Monday
The park had originally been closed due to an increase in black bear activity in the area of St. Catherine's, N.S.
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Police investigating after car shot at following alleged road rage incident in Barrie, Ont.
Barrie police are investigating after a car was shot at in a reported road rage incident at Mapleview Drive and Essa Road on Saturday evening, according to a police spokesperson.
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‘I thought this was a hoax’: Man, 30, dies after Texas ‘COVID party’
The patient died at a hospital in San Antonio, Texas, after intentionally exposing himself to someone with the coronavirus, a doctor said.
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Woman in her 80s dies of COVID-19 in Waterloo Region
There have now been 118 COVID-19-related deaths in Waterloo Region, including 95 people who were residents of long-term care or retirement homes.
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Auston Matthews hits the ice with Leafs after COVID-19 scare
“I did my quarantine and I’m healthy now,” the star centre said as the Maple Leafs opened training camp Monday.
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Penguins voluntarily sideline nine players as NHL camps open
The players in question were potentially exposed to an individual who had contact with a person who tested positive for COVID-19.
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‘I don’t hide who I am’: Leslyn Lewis’s pitch to conservative voters
She's the first-ever woman of colour vying to lead the Tories and her platform emphasizes fairness within the Conservative Party, a pushback against political correctness and a repeal of Liberal policies The post ‘I don’t hide who I am’: Leslyn Lewis’s pitch to conservative voters appeared first on Macleans.ca.
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Tariffs unnecessary as North American economy reboots, Trudeau tells Trump
Trudeau said he made that point to the U.S. president in a phone call earlier Monday.
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Man faces impaired driving charges after van crashes into parked vehicle in Lindsay: police
A City of Kawartha Lakes man was charged with impaired driving after a van struck a parked vehicle in Lindsay on Friday.
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Bon Jovi releases powerful protest song ‘American Reckoning’
The acoustic guitar-driven ballad features frontman Jon Bon Jovi singing about the death of George Floyd and the current state of affairs in the U.S.
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Coronavirus: 1 new case, 1 recovery reported as London-Middlesex readies for Stage 3
Health unit figures show the new case was reported in London and does not involve a health-care worker, nor is it linked to a seniors' home.
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Era of free news for Facebook, Google may soon be over
An antitrust tussle that is coming to a head in Australia will force the two U.S. tech giants to share revenue generated from news with the original publishers.
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Police seek witnesses to separate hit and runs in Montreal and Laval
In both cases, the victims suffered severe injuries.
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Restaurants, bars, gyms and cinemas can reopen in most of Ontario on Friday — but not in the GTA
Indoor restaurants, bars, gyms, and cinemas will reopen Friday in most of Ontario except for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area and parts of the southwest, says Premier Doug Ford.
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LILLEY: Conservative leadership hopeful O’Toole takes hard line on China
Kick out Chinese agents intimidating Canadians, impose sanctions on some of China’s rulers, bring back Canada’s supply chain, and work with allies to lower China’s global influence. Those are some of the policies Conservative leadership candidate Erin O’Toole is saying he would enact as prime minister. If Canada, under Justin Trudeau, has adopted a policy […]
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Pieridae Energy says engineering company seeking exit from Goldboro LNG deal
The Calgary-based company says it has received written notice from Kellogg Brown & Root Ltd. that it is no longer prepared to enter into a lump-sum turnkey engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning contract for the project as agreed in March 2019, although it is willing to provide the services on other terms.
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Worker tests positive for coronavirus at Hamilton care home on the mountain
Hamilton public health officials say they're working with the Grace Villa long-term care home but did not say if an outbreak will be declared.
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Tesla soars on optimism for ‘Battery Day,’ India market, S&P
The incredible rally in the stock has left Wall Street analysts struggling to make sense of the sky-high valuation — which soared past that of Toyota Motor Corp. earlier this month and topped $320 billion (U.S.) on Monday.
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Winnipeg’s embattled Canadian Museum for Human Rights has history of controversy
The museum and its morals have been questioned recently as numerous Black and Indigenous current and former employees shared stories of racism, discrimination and censorship.
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The look on Donald Trump’s face when he’s been proven wrong
Image of the Week: Either the U.S. president succumbed to weeks of expert consensus on masks, or he had an attack of common sense. Which is more likely? The post The look on Donald Trump’s face when he’s been proven wrong appeared first on Macleans.ca.
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AMC lines up Silver Lake’s support to cut debt and raise cash
The deal will help AMC stay in business while it tries to ride out the coronavirus pandemic, which forced it to temporarily close its theaters.
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Potential COVID-19 vaccine approved for human trial in Canada is stuck in China
A human trial of a COVID-19 vaccine candidate has yet to start because, according to Health Canada, the Chinese government has not signed off on sending the potential vaccine here.
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RCMP investigating after inmate assaulted at Dorchester Penitentiary in New Brunswick
The inmate was evaluated by staff before being transported to a hospital offsite to receive medical treatment. 
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#ChipinforKids: Amid pandemic, Shaw Charity Classic asks for donations to Alberta charities via text
Canadians can text KIDS to 30333 to donate $10 to the Shaw Charity Classic Foundation.
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Robotic software firm UiPath raises funds at $10.2B value
The company said it is now speeding up its plans for an initial public offering in light of COVID-19.
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Concern grows for Okanagan woman missing for a week
RCMP in the North Okanagan are asking for the public's help in locating a missing woman.
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Federal Wage Subsidy Will Be Extended To December: Trudeau
OTTAWA — The federal government is extending its program to subsidize wages in companies hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic until December, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday.The program is the heart of the government’s promise to help Canadians get back to work, even if has to be at a slower pace, as the pandemic wanes.As of July 6, the wage subsidy had paid out $18.01 billion to 252,370 companies in payroll help.The government’s fiscal and economic “snapshot” last week boosted the budget of the wage subsidy program to $82.3 billion, in a sign of impending changes.Trudeau isn’t saying today how the government will reshape the eligibility rules for the program that critics have said stop some employers from getting aid they need.The wage-subsidy program covers 75 per cent of wages, up to a weekly maximum of $847, for eligible companies and non-profits.The Liberals originally saw the wage subsidy as a key tool in helping cushion the economic blow from COVID-19 by helping workers stay tied to their employers as businesses stayed closed due to the pandemic.Instead, the budget for the program dropped as more workers accessed the Canada Emergency Response Benefit for people who lost their jobs or nearly all their hours.The $500-a-week benefit had, as of July 5, paid out almost $54.8 billion to 8.25 million people.The budget for that program is now at $80 billion, but it’s scheduled to close in the fall.Finance Minister Bill Morneau suggested last week that as health restrictions roll back and more companies reopen, more people would shift from the CERB to the wage subsidy. The government has pointed to about 1.2 million fewer people receiving the CERB in May in support of that view.Morneau spent weeks leading up to July 8′s fiscal update getting input from businesses, labour groups and other stakeholders about how to reshape the program.The government has hinted at changes to revenue-reduction thresholds that may discourage companies from growing, lest they find themselves suddenly cut off from federal aid.“We need to reduce disincentives to growth,” Morneau said last week. “We need to make sure the subsidy is appropriate for the challenges facing enterprises in actually rehiring and getting people back to work.”This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 13, 2020.RELATED Canada Added 953,000 Jobs In June, Unemployment Rate Fell: StatCan CERB Is Coming To An End As Feds Focus On Wage Subsidy Canada’s Deficit Is 1,000% Higher Than Projected At Start Of 2020
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McMaster Innovation Park lands first tenant for Frid Street facility
MIP and Laurentis Energy Partners have announced a new two-year research collaboration to identify long-term solutions on how materials are handled in the nuclear industry.
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Consumer confidence stalls in Canada after 10-week run of gains
The Bloomberg Nanos Canadian Confidence Index, a weekly composite measure of financial health and economic expectations, was largely unchanged at 46.1 last week, from 46.2 a week earlier, ending a 10-week streak of gains.
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Celebrity news: Johnny Depp alleges ‘haymaker’ punch from Heard; rapper Lil Marlo dead; another prize for Colson Whitehead
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Charges laid in Langley house fire where three people died
Shortly after the fire at the home near 197 Street and Wakefield Drive, IHIT said one of those killed, a resident of the home, had been the victim of a homicide.
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Legal Aid Ontario facing up to $70 million funding drop amid COVID-19 ‘perfect storm’
The funding drop, which follows a $133 million provincial cut last year, is the result of a crash in interest on Ontario lawyers’ trust accounts.
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