There were almost no flu cases in Canada last year. Will that make this year’s season more deadly?


The lack of natural immunity has some scientists worried, as Ontario makes shots available starting in mid-October for high-risk people, opening up to the general population in November.
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Trudeau consults opposition leaders on COVID-19 protocols as parliament resumes
Party leaders are set to discuss if the House of Commons should resume the hybrid sittings adopted to get through the COVID-19 pandemic or return to normal in-person operations.
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Some fully vaccinated people have died of COVID-19. What you need to know
Getting vaccinated greatly reduces your chances of dying from COVID-19, experts say, even if it doesn't work 100 per cent of the time.
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About Last Night: Habs look like chum in 5-0 loss to Sharks
The Canadiens fall to 0-4 on the season and have scored only three goals in that span.
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The absorbing tale behind the mop in your home
From string mops to microfibre, flatheads and now robot-operated, these floor-cleaning tools have a notable history
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Dave Feschuk: The Raptors aren’t NBA title contenders but they have a chance to be likeable overachievers
If rookie Scottie Barnes provides regular glimpses of tantalizing potential, not to mention some here-and-now production, it’s not hard to imagine the Raptors turning low expectations into a pleasant surprise.
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Queen accepts medical advice to rest, cancels Northern Ireland trip
Buckingham Palace didn’t offer specifics on the decision, but says the 95-year-old monarch is “in good spirits,’’ and disappointed that she will no longer be able to visit Northern Ireland for engagements.
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Pedestrian struck and killed in Toronto’s East York neighbourhood
Emergency crews were called to O'Connor Drive and Pape Avenue shortly after 9:30 for reports that a pedestrian was hit.
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5 things to know for Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Saskatchewan's COVID-19 response draws criticism, Ford refuses to apologize, and supply chain issues could affect Christmas.
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Today’s coronavirus news: PM consults opposition on how House of Commons should resume business; Europe the only region with rise in COVID-19 last week, WHO says
Statistics Canada is also scheduled to say this morning what the country’s headline inflation barometer registered in September.
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Toronto resident charged with abduction of child in Perth County
A young girl had gone missing Saturday shortly after midnight in Perth County but was then found early Tuesday morning.
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Queen accepts medical advice to rest for few days
Buckingham Palace says Queen Elizabeth II has reluctantly accepted medical advice to rest for a few days and has cancelled a trip to Northern Ireland.
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Queen accepts medical advice to rest, cancels Northern Ireland trip
Queen Elizabeth II has reluctantly accepted medical advice to rest for a few days and has cancelled a trip to Northern Ireland, Buckingham Palace said Wednesday.
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Kramberger: West Island voters tend to pick continuity over change
While residents may feel strongly about issues like high-density residential projects, all too often turnout for municipal elections is low.
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Pattie Lovett-Reid: Lessons learned from Squid Game
There are money lessons to be learned for Canadians from the hit Netflix survival drama 'Squid Game', CTV's chief financial commentator Pattie Lovett-Reid writes in her latest column on CTVNews.ca.
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Armine Yalnizyan: Why Canada could be in for an amazing economic renaissance once the government aid taps are turned off
First, expect federal help to be extended. But Canada also stands a chance of an economic renaissance as the pandemic revolutionizes how we work and how we access goods and services, writes Armine Yalnizyan.
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My wife avoids my family’s big get-togethers which hurts my mom: Ask Ellie
An outgoing, gregarious mother-in-law can be a daunting force (no matter how well-meaning) to your wife who’s a quieter person who needs alone time, writes advice columnist Ellie. Love them both, and respect their differences.
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Ontario law will guarantee washroom access to delivery workers
The days of delivery workers getting the bum’s rush when trying to use the washroom at a restaurant or office will soon be behind us.
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What you’ll be eating while cheering on the Raptors at Scotiabank Arena
Rotis, doubles, tacos and baos, we tasted them all.
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The Raptors have constructed a roster unlike any other in franchise history. A place in the NBA playoffs is on the line
The team doesn’t have anybody bigger than six-foot-nine to fight off seven-footers but they do have a group of long, young athletes who may not know now how to play in the NBA but who possess a lot of raw ability.
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‘Alarmingly invasive:’ This Ontario mayor may have his pay docked after asking a woman online if her COVD-19 vaccine changed her menstruation
David Bylsma, mayor of West Lincoln township in Niagara Region, has pushed COVID-19 disinformation.
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Bruce Arthur: In this time of plague, there’s clearly a need to police doctors peddling flimsy vaccine exemptions
‘So in the absence of some sort of system to track the exemptions or have them validated, you could be printing them off yourself and signing them Dr. Frankenstein.’
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How the Sikh community turned Brampton into a training ground for some of the best ball hockey players in the world
‘Some of the best players in competitive ball hockey in the world are actually Brown kids from Brampton.’ Read why in this excerpt from Perry King’s new book ‘Rebound: Sports, Community and Diversity’
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Tree logging beside Apex Loop has left Nelson Nordic Ski Club with loss of part of the loop
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PM consults opposition on how House of Commons should resume business
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will continue today consulting with opposition leaders about how the House of Commons should resume work and what the priorities should be once it is back in operation.
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Roadside bombs hit military bus in Syrian capital, kill 14
Two bombs attached to a bus carrying Syrian troops exploded in Damascus during the morning rush hour Wednesday, killing 14 people and wounding others, a military official said.
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Roadside bombs kill 13, wound 3 during morning rush hour in Syrian capital
Syrian state TV showed footage of the charred bus in central Damascus, saying the blasts occurred while people were heading to work and school.
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At least 34 dead amid heavy rains in northern India as flooding overwhelms country
Unseasonably heavy rains across India have led to deadly floods in several areas of the country in recent days, with at least 20 killed in the south.
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