Virtual Caribbean Carnival is no party for local restaurants and bars


The annual parade was cancelled because of the coronavirus, replaced by online events plus livestreaming of local parties at torontocarnival.ca. Local businesses, already struggling during the pandemic, are taking a big hit financially.
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Today’s coronavirus news: Study suggests Canadians will face potentially explosive increase in mental illness for years after pandemic ends; Canadian company urging human trials after vaccine results
Nearly half of Canadians would support an election being called if the federal watchdog finds Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to have violated the Conflict of Interest Act again over the WE charity affair, a new poll suggests.
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Cyclists should warn pedestrians when they’re approaching, readers agree — mostly
But one cyclist says the Fixer promoted “crash porn,” in the first column, and that it “stunk.”
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Lebanese survey devastation after massive Beirut explosion; at least 100 dead
Residents of Beirut awoke to a scene of utter devastation on Wednesday, a day after a massive explosion at the port sent shock waves across the Lebanese capital, killing at least 100 people and wounding thousands.
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Coronavirus: Emergency department at Devon hospital to reopen in phases beginning this month
Alberta Health Services says the emergency department at Devon General Hospital will reopen in phases beginning later this month.
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Stage 3 couldn’t come fast enough for my family
The reopening of city playgrounds like a ‘homecoming,’ a grateful mother of two young boys writes
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Worried about your kids returning to school? Look abroad to countries that got it right
Planning and preparation is key — Thailand’s example might be one to follow
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Ottawa must acknowledge its role in atomic bombings of Japan and sign ban
The Trudeau government says it supports disarmament, but its policy and actions say otherwise, Biana Mugyenyi writes
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Let reason guide our actions in Atomic Age
It is folly to believe today’s nuclear stand-off can endure for the rest of time, U of T Nobel laureate John C. Polanyi writes.
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No need to rush back to the classroom
Ontario should put the health and safety of kids, parents and teachers first and not hurry to embrace back-to-schools plans made up on the fly, a child psychologist writes
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Man in life-threatening condition after stabbing in Toronto
Emergency crews were called to Bloor Street West, just west of Dovercourt Road, before 7 p.m. on Tuesday.
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U.S. health chief to visit Taiwan amid the coronavirus pandemic, likely angering China
The United States, like most countries, has no formal diplomatic ties with Taiwan, having ditched Taipei in favor of Beijing in 1979, but is its main arms supplier and strongest backer on the international stage.
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City of Toronto staff member stabbed while on shift at interim housing apartment site
A Toronto Paramedics spokesperson said the woman suffered serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.
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Hurricanes sweep Rangers with James Reimer between the pipes
The former Maple Leafs netminder made 37 saves at Scotiabank Arena.
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Body of Alberta man recovered in Okanagan Lake after extensive search
The 33-year-old man failed to resurface while cliff jumping near Rattlesnake Island on Saturday afternoon, RCMP said in a news release.
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Flames thump Jets 6-2 to take 2-1 series lead
The Winnipeg Jets are one loss away from elimination after a 6-2 loss to the Calgary Flames Tuesday night.
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Beirut explosion: Toronto-area community leaders react to devastating blast
"People are scared for their lives ... being here and not being able to help, it makes one feel useless."
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Riley’s three-run homer helps Fried, Braves beat Blue Jays
The Blue Jays played their first game since Thursday. Their weekend series against Philadelphia was postponed in this virus-interrupted season.
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Canadian living near Beirut says explosion ‘felt like an earthquake’
The massive explosion rocked Beirut Tuesday, flattening much of the city's port, damaging buildings across the capital and sending a giant mushroom cloud into the sky.
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‘Felt like an earthquake’: Resident describes blast that shook Lebanon
The massive explosion rocked Beirut Tuesday, flattening much of the city’s port, damaging buildings across the capital and sending a giant mushroom cloud into the sky.
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