Today’s coronavirus news: Capacity limits lift in Ontario cinemas, spectator sports venues, other spaces


Meanwhile, Bars in Sao Paulo are full again for evening happy hours, lawmakers in the capital of Brasilia have nearly done away with video sessions via Zoom.
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Inglewood Pump Track opens in Calgary for cyclists to enjoy
The track, located at 7 Avenue and 20 Street S.E., includes two custom-designed asphalt tracks for different skill levels.
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Green MLA speaks out on past drug use, urges government to move faster on opioid crisis
VICTORIA — Green Party MLA Adam Olsen is speaking out about his past drug use, which included cocaine, in a bid to get the province to move faster in addressing the opioid crisis. “My twenties were rough — tobacco, coffee, sugar, cannabis, cocaine,” the Saanich North and the Islands MLA told the B.C. legislature this […]
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Iqaluit staff recommend full rebate for water customers due to emergency
Iqaluit residents could get a break on their water bills as they continue to deal with fuel contamination that's prevented them from being able to drink their tap water.
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Projet Montréal promises commemorative site for Irish community
The project would include spending $15 million to move Bridge St. from the Black Rock monument, an idea the city's Irish community has long fought for.
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COVID-19: Saskatchewan adds 5 deaths, 231 cases
Saskatoon reported 48 new cases and Regina reported 43. 
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Daylight shooting marks 3rd homicide investigation in Toronto in less than 24 hours
Police said emergency crews were called to the Weston Road and Highway 401 area at 3:42 p.m. for reports of a shooting in a plaza parking lot. 
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Leslie Feist’s show ‘Multitudes’ at Meridian Hall is a production by and of this moment
For many a live music lover and, indeed, those of us who rely on it to make a living, the cessation of an ability to gather offered more than just a struggle to make sense of ourselves, but a threat to our very livelihood, Jonathan Dekel writes.
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Wind warnings issues as second ‘bomb cyclone’ approaches B.C. coast
The warnings apply to the Sunshine Coast, Howe Sound and eastern and western Vancouver Island.
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Pedestrian dies in hospital after being hit by vehicle in southwest Edmonton
A 41-year-old man has died in hospital after being hit by vehicle in southwest Edmonton while trying to pick up items that had fallen off his truck.
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Minister says pandemic help, including military support, approved for Saskatchewan
Public Safety Minister Bill Blair says the federal government has approved a request for pandemic aid in Saskatchewan, including military support.
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Canada-wide warrant issued for man wanted after fatal shooting outside Toronto restaurant
Police said officers were called to the area of Cinemart Drive and Milner Avenue, west of Morningside Avenue, at 11:39 p.m. on Oct. 13. 
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Fire breaks out on cargo carrier that lost dozens of shipping containers off B.C. coast
The Canadian Coast Guard said the fire aboard the MV Zim Kingston was reported around 11 a.m., and was related to two damaged containers carrying hazardous materials.
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How a Quebec woman survived 450 days as a prisoner in the Sahara Desert
Edith Blais was abducted by extremists in Burkina Faso back in 2019. Now, she's reflecting on the experience of being held captive for 450 days and has released a book.
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Premier John Horgan bets B.C. salmon on a Canucks win against Kraken
Premier John Horgan is so confident of a Canucks win against the Seattle Kraken inaugural home opener Saturday night he’s betting B.C. salmon on it. In a lighthearted Twitter post on Saturday, Horgan wished Washington a “warm welcome to the NHL” and asked Washington Governor Jay Inslee for a friendly wager. “Willing to bet some […]
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Have your say: Have you been to a live sports event since the return to full capacity?
Toronto’s pro sports teams all require proof of full vaccination before entry.
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Homicide team deployed after New Westminster street fight leaves man dead
A man suffering "significant injuries" was taken to Royal Columbian hospital, where he subsequently died, police said.
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Rogers rejects potential meeting between ousted chair and his preferred board appointees
The corporate sparring began after Edward Rogers unsuccessfully attempted to oust current CEO and appoint former chief financial officer Tony Staffieri to the role instead.
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52 years later, survivors of HMCS Kootenay disaster find strength through each other
Saturday marked the 52nd anniversary of an explosion on the HMCS Kootenay, which left nine people dead and 53 with injuries.
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Big day for Keon Edwards has the Mustangs in control in the OUA West
The Western Mustangs improved to 4-1 with one game to go in their 2021 OUA regular season schedule.
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Dave Poulin: The Sabres and Sharks have been early NHL surprises. The need for COVID-19 cap relief shouldn’t be
Everything is magnified early in an NHL season, both the good and the bad. The early-season surprise factor is still a part of the game, Dave Poulin writes.
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There have been fatalities on film sets in B.C. but no gun prop deaths
Prop masters say even though live ammunition is not allowed on Canadian film sets they treat every weapon like it is a loaded gun to ensure safety.
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18-year-old dies after kayak capsizes in Quebec
Authorities say three people were on board, and the two others were able to get to the shore.
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SIU investigating after woman suffers serious injuries in ‘interaction’ with Hamilton police
Ontario's police watchdog says it has launched an investigation after a woman suffered serious injuries in an "interaction" with Hamilton police officers on Friday. 
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