‘We have family to feed.’ Toronto taxi drivers say more support needed as city offers relief to beleaguered industry


In an industry that has already grappled with the rise of ride-sharing and the high costs of licensing, the pandemic has meant yet another blow to taxi drivers trying to get by.
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Toronto-area LTC residents died of ‘dehydration and malnourishment,’ new military documents reveal
Residents at two long-term care homes in the Toronto area died of dehydration and neglect during outbreaks last spring, newly-obtained Canadian military documents reveal.
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Canada's language commissioner says he shares anglos' concerns
Raymond Théberge wants equal status of English and French to be maintained under reforms to the Official Languages Act.
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Is Canada on track to reach herd immunity?
Vaxx Populi: Recent polling has shown 85 per cent of Canadians have either received a first vaccine dose or want to receive one. And that's up from 76 per cent in February. The post Is Canada on track to reach herd immunity? appeared first on Macleans.ca.
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Why partisans are responsible for the mess Canada has made of the pandemic
Scott Gilmore: Our house is on fire. People are dying. And instead of working harder to put out the flames, the firefighters are on the sidewalk shouting at each other. The post Why partisans are responsible for the mess Canada has made of the pandemic appeared first on Macleans.ca.
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COVID-19 hospitalizations rising as Alberta records another 1,597 cases
Hospitalizations surged Monday to 690 after being 668 on Sunday and 661 on Saturday.
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COVID-19: Adults 18+ in Summerland, Rutland eligible for vaccine
The virus is spreading mostly in households among close contacts, a top health official said.
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Students struggle with isolation, lack of structure during remote learning: parents, counsellors
School counsellors say a combination of a lack of structure, isolation from friends and trouble focusing at home can be stressful for students.
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Portage firefighters tackle railroad tie fire Sunday
Environmental tests were done at the scene, and nearby residents were encouraged to stay indoors and close their windows throughout the day.
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Edmonton police search for suspect believed to be linked to 3 pharmacy robberies
Edmonton police are searching for a suspect believed to be responsible for three separate pharmacy robberies in less than a week. 
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Alberta justice minister says Opposition, Ottawa, media ‘looking for’ COVID-19 disaster
Kaycee Madu's comment on his Facebook page Friday was part of his defence of new health restrictions aimed at reversing soaring case rates in Alberta.
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Saskatchewan high school students recognized for innovation abilities in science
Six high school students from across Saskatchewan have been recognized as having completed an outstanding STEM project that has solid commercial potential.
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COVID-19 booster shots likely a reality for Albertans, though frequency unclear
Infectious disease experts said it is likely Albertans will need "regular boosting" against COVID-19 but it isn't clear what the frequency of those additional vaccines will be.
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U.S. FDA authorizes Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for use in children aged 12 to 15
Shots could begin as soon as a federal vaccine advisory committee issues recommendations for using the two-dose vaccine in 12- to 15-year-olds, expected Wednesday.
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Alberta reports another 1,597 cases of COVID-19 Monday, 158 in ICU
On Monday, Alberta confirmed an additional 1,597 cases of COVID-19. There are now 25,438 active cases of the novel coronavirus across the province.
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‘There’s enormous demand for this’: Ontario businesses scramble for rapid testing kits as government unlock access
Local chambers of commerce fielding lots of calls for latest weapon in war against COVID-19 outbreaks.
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Police hunting for two suspects after armed carjacking in Brampton
Peel Regional Police said a gold Honda Accord was stolen at gunpoint in the area of Huntspoint and McVean Drives.
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Oilers plan to keep playing McDavid and Draisaitl as NHL regular season winds down
The Oilers aren't planning to rest NHL stars Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl before the playoffs, although Dave Tippett has the option of trimming minutes from their workload.
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‘There were embers everywhere’: Security cameras show home nearly lost to Tomahawk wildfire
An evacuation order was issued after a wildfire sprung up Thursday afternoon west of the hamlet of Tomahawk — which is located just southwest of Wabamun Lake.
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Brownstein: It's National Nurses Week, but they're not celebrating
They have always been there on the front lines, never more so than during this pandemic. But now many have reached the breaking point.
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Former Canadian military leaders say they failed sexual misconduct survivors and it’s time for civilian oversight
Ex-senior members of the Canadian military and defence department serving with the Conference of Defence Associations and CDA Institute said in a statement that “we did not do enough to address this scourge that is eating away at a storied and essential national institution.
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More seats likely as B.C. NDP proposes changes to electoral riding rules
The proposed bill will give the Electoral Boundaries Commission the power to create new ridings in densely populated areas and eliminate ridings in rural areas with shrinking populations
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Police dog helps nab suspect in Portage la Prairie carjacking
A 23-year-old man from Long Plan First Nation is facing a number of charges.
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Gregor Chisholm: From Nate Pearson to (maybe) Alek Manoah, the Blue Jays get a grip on their rotation after ugly start
Through 33 games the Jays used 12 different starters, most in the American League. But they weathered the storm, and now some impressive help is on the way, Gregor Chisholm writes.
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Stu Cowan: Hard to imagine this Canadiens team winning a playoff series
But the Columbus Blue Jackets from two years ago with Josh Anderson in the lineup can provide some hope for frustrated Habs fans.
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London, Ont., officer guilty of discreditable conduct over harassment
'Utilizing his son to gain benefit I find to be a low point for this officer which shows the extent he would proceed to achieve the goal of communicating with R.P.'
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Oilsands anti-pandemic measures boosted as COVID-19 outbreaks rise in Fort McMurray region
With spring shutdown maintenance drawing more workers to the Alberta oilsands, companies are stepping up protective measures as a spate of COVID-19 cases sweep through the region.
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Raptors coach Nick Nurse reflects on tough season
Two years after their thrilling run to the Larry O'Brien Trophy, this Toronto Raptors season will also go down as one of the most memorable in history — for all the wrong reasons.
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Indigenous knowledge met with damning silence in Thunder Bay
Black Sturgeon River Dam was commissioned under the Government of Canada’s sea lamprey control program. However, trying to control invasive species at the expense of the native fish we seek to protect is both nonsensical and downright outrageous, with far-reaching consequences to the communities that live there.
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Google looking to expand in Quebec with construction of data centre in Beauharnois
The construction and operation phase of a future data centre facility is expected to bring well-paid jobs to the region.
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COVID-19 caseloads still high in some provinces despite vaccine rollout expansion
While cases and hospitalizations have been slowly declining in the country's two biggest provinces, they have spiked in Alberta, Manitoba and Nova Scotia.
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Man hospitalized after being hit by Calgary Transit bus
The man was rushed to hospital, where he remains in life-threatening condition after his condition worsened overnight, police said Monday.
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Kelowna RCMP reviews officer actions after rough arrest caught on video
The cellphone footage shows a police officer pinning a man up against the back of a tow truck in an attempt to apprehend him before a physical altercation ensues.
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Military sex crimes a ‘scourge’ that must be handled by civilians: former military leaders
The military's handling of sexual misconduct allegations has been at the centre of what experts describe as an institutional crisis for the organization.
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