Substance abuse correlated with higher risk of COVID-19 breakthrough infection: study

A new study has found that individuals with substance use disorder are more likely than others to have contracted a breakthrough COVID-19 infection.
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Police continue to investigate Edward William Phalen homicide 10 years later
Police believe there are people who have information that could result in an arrest and charges.
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Greenhouse gas concentrations hit a new record in 2020: UN
The World Meteorological Organization reported Monday that greenhouse gas concentrations hit a new record high last year and increased at a faster rate than the annual average for the last decade despite a temporary reduction during pandemic-related lockdowns.
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Funeral for Montreal firefighter to be held Friday at Notre-Dame Basilica
The service for Pierre Lacroix will be streamed on Montreal's YouTube account and on giant screens in front the basilica in Place d'Armes.
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Facebook failed to stop global spread of abusive content, documents reveal
Newly released documents show Facebook has been "playing catch up" outside the United States in Canada to combat misinformation is several languages.
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One man injured in overnight shooting Sunday in Saint-Michel district
Gun violence in the Saint-Michel district in northeast Montreal on Sunday night left one man in hospital with upper-body injuries.
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Explainer: What are the Facebook Papers?
Journalists from a variety of newsrooms worked together to gain access to thousands of pages of internal company documents from a Facebook whistleblower.
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Man sent to hospital after shooting in Saint-Michel district
Montreal police said the incident was reported to 911by several callers a little after midnight.
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Edward Rogers to take battle for Rogers Communications Inc. to B.C. Supreme Court
The ousted chairman of Rogers Communication Inc. says he'll go to the British Columbia Supreme Court in a bid to wrest back control of the company.
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PM Trudeau to unveil cabinet ministers in ceremony on Tuesday
Trudeau has said there will be gender parity among the regionally balanced appointments.
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Whitemud Drive closed on either side of Quesnell Bridge due to suspicious package
Drivers in Edmonton wanting to cross the North Saskatchewan River must detour to either Anthony Henday Drive, Groat Road or another bridge that crosses the river further downtown.
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Opinion: Quebec's film and audiovisual industry merits a bigger role
Governments, industry representatives, unions and educational institutions must work together to ensure growth.
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Why everything you want is out of stock or more expensive
Global supply chains weren't built to handle what happened during the pandemic.
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A new online encyclopedia will be a hub of Indigenous teachings
Debby Wilson Danard and family members are launching Indigipedia in January 2022 — just one example of how Indigenous peoples have been using digital platforms to find community and educate in their own words.
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The TSX keeps climbing higher. How long can this last?
The S&P/TSX Composite Index has risen 79 per cent since the start of the global pandemic, mostly on gains in finance, energy and industrial sectors. But worries regarding the supply chain, labour and inflation have investors wondering when the bubble will burst.
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CN Rail’s shares track higher on improved bottom line, while shares of Canfor move lower on falling lumber prices. Here are the past week’s winners and losers
Stock surges and setbacks for the week ending Oct. 22, 2021
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Shooting in downtown Toronto leaves man seriously injured
Emergency crews were called to Parliament and Wellesley streets for reports from several callers for the sounds of gunshots.
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Ousted Rogers board chair Edward Rogers holds meeting as internal struggles continue
Martha Rogers, who also sits on the board, has repeatedly taken aim at her brother on Twitter.
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5 things to know for Monday, October 25, 2021
Sudan's PM is arrested, social media could contribute to tic-like behaviours, and Chretien says Canada is headed into a 'dark alley.' Here’s what you need to know to start your day.
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Toronto taxi driver killed after shooting, crash in city’s east end
Toronto Police were called to Pharmacy and Eglinton avenues for reports that a taxi driver had crashed into a fence and was unresponsive.
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Toronto police investigate 7 shootings over weekend, including 4 fatal
Toronto police say 28-year-old Kamal Daley was shot dead early Saturday morning, less than two hours before Donald Leroy (Smokey) Marson died of a gunshot wound.
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Today’s coronavirus news: Ontario and B.C. lifting capacity limits as cases ease
Meanwhile, children as young as 3 will start receiving COVID-19 vaccines in China, where authorities are maintaining a zero-tolerance policy toward outbreaks.
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Defence set to make closing submissions in Ajax, Ont., triple murder case
Cory Fenn has pleaded not guilty to three counts of second-degree murder for the deaths of Krassimira Pejcinovski, her 13-year-old daughter, Venellia, and her 15-year-old son, Roy.
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Ontario lifts COVID capacity limits in restaurants, gyms, casinos
Ontario is lifting capacity limits today at restaurants, gyms, casinos and some other locations where proof of vaccination against COVID-19 is required.
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Montreal weather: Get used to carrying an umbrella
Cloudy with periods of rain beginning near noon.
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Allison Hanes: Mobility as big an issue as ever in Montreal
Curbing congestions was a key battleground of the mayoral campaign in 2017, and again now — perhaps even more so. What are the candidates for mayor planning to do about it?
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Delean: Do your survivors a favour: don't leave them a mess
Author and financial adviser Catherine Rahal advises not only decluttering, but preparing a detailed lists with key information.
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Robot at Montreal Children's Hospital helps find source of seizures in 6-year-old patient
A rare condition causes hundreds of benign masses to grow through Santiago's body, affecting vital organs such as his eyes, heart, lungs, kidney and brain.
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I distanced myself from my mother’s toxic behaviour, but I’m worried about my brother: Ask Ellie
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Here’s how desperate Canadian provinces are trying to lure nurses — and what those in the field say they’re getting wrong
Provinces and territories are offering varying cash incentives, but what nurses really want is not to be overworked, say experts.
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Saweetie and a cast of sex positive puppets, Halloween specials, plus more for Canadians to stream on Netflix and Amazon Prime this week
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Canada’s voting system regularly elects legislative assemblies that distort voters’ views
In this election, the NDP attracted 17.8 per cent of the vote but received only 25 seats. The Bloc Québécois received only 7.7 per cent of the vote — yet elected 33 MPs. The PPC attracted more than 840,000 votes, but they didn’t elect a single MP. This is Canada’s version of gerrymandering.
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‘Going out green’: consider your options for eco-friendly burials
Green burials are not just an environmentally friendly alternative to traditional practices — they’re the oldest form of disposition practiced by human civilization.
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Heather Mallick: It’s hard to be a ‘woman,’ so let us keep our word
Things women go through: Dress codes. Body-shaming. Violence. Childbirth. Breastfeeding. Worse jobs. Lower pay. Stigma. Being a woman is a dirty old road; I didn’t choose it. But I am a woman and you must call me that.
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Ontario seniors and patients will pay the price of the developing home-care crisis
Strain on the home-care sector will put more pressure on the long-term-care sector and hospitals, resulting in increased hallway health care, Sandra Ketchen writes.
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What the ‘Squid Game’ can teach you about managing your money
The main character of the ‘Squid Game’ competes in deadly contests to win his escape from massive debts. Luckily, there are simple, less dangerous ways to deal with debts you’ve piled up, Leslie Scorgie writes.
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