Coronavirus: Downtown Hamilton pharmacy offering ‘drive-thru’ flu shots
A Hamilton pharmacy is holding the first of what it hopes will be many flu clinics in which people with appointments receive the shot while in their car.
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Opinion: Making Halloween a teachable moment against racism
Like costumes, children can be racist (even if they don’t mean to be). It's important to teach them about race in accessible, actionable ways.
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Quebec business owners anxious to know if they can reopen after Oct. 28
Businesses forced to close during the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic still don't know if they'll be allowed to reopen one week from now.
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Calgary family speaks out after rare vehicle with sentimental value is stolen
A family in Calgary wants people to report abandoned vehicles after a rare car was stolen from their property that held great sentimental value.
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Mixed media piece makes a much needed statement from the Senate building
Vancouver's Chantal Gibson's work is a celebration and reminder of Black Canadian artists.
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B.C. mama bear shows cubs how to scratch against tree
The video, posted by The Weather Network, was taken on Oct. 6 in Prince George.
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Biden seeks boost from Obama while Trump tends to electoral map ahead of final debate
Obama, who has become increasingly critical of Trump over the three and a half years since he left office, will address a drive-in rally, where supporters will listen to him over the radio inside their cars.
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Alberta justice minister says province expanding power, status for First Nations police
The Alberta government has introduced proposed changes to the province's Police Act which would expand the powers of First Nations police forces.
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After Calgary wedding, professionals fear ‘superspreader events’ will tarnish industry
After a Calgary wedding in early October resulted in 49 out of 63 guests contracting COVID-19, it triggered panic, leaving industry professionals doing damage control.
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New campaign calls for greater representation of Black history in Ontario’s education curriculum
"It is long overdue that the concerns that have been raised by Black students and Black parents and students broadly in Ontario to have this responded to in a systemic way."
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‘Immediately stop using’: Numerous well-known wipes products sold in Canada recalled due to infection fears
The affected products were sold from Feb. 14, 2020, to Oct. 7, 2020, Health Canada said.
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Brazil’s Bolsonaro rejects announcement coronavirus vaccine purchased from China
Health Minister Eduardo Pazuello had announced the purchase Tuesday in a meeting with Sao Paulo Gov. Joo Doria, a foe of Bolsonaro's whose state is participating in the vaccine's development through its Butantan Institute.
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#MeToobin And 6 Terms To Help You Understand This Whole Jeffrey Toobin Mess
Whether or not you’re an avid reader of The New Yorker, you surely know who Jeffrey Toobin is after this week. That the legal analyst reportedly masturbated on a work Zoom call is one of the buzziest stories at a time when a record number of zany, gross, and off-putting news items are competing for our attention all the time.In case you haven’t had the good fortune to avidly read all of the Toobin discourse on Twitter over the last few days, here are all the terms you need to know.Toobin (v.)If he had a more generic last name, this likely wouldn’t have happened. But because of the relative rarity of “Toobin,” it’s already being used as a verb for surprise video call masturbation. It’s already been entered on Urban Dictionary, of course, with the grammatically dubious example use: “Jeremy was caught Toobin.”Safe to say Toobin is now a verb with a very specific meaning.— Sean Thomason (@TheThomason) October 19, 2020#MeToobinMercifully, people using this hashtag are not chiming in to say that they, too, have toobin-ed, as we first thought. Rather, most people using the hashtag seem to agree that non-consensually masturbating in front of your colleagues is a bad thing to do, and are adding the incident to the canon of Me Too sexual misbehaviour and aggression.With #MeToobin trending, I have a few thoughts:1. Masturbating at work is neither normal nor acceptable—it's sexual harassment.2. Individuals who engage in sexual harassment should suffer professional consequences.3. These Toobin defenders are telling on themselves.— Adrienne Lawrence (@AdrienneLaw) October 20, 2020Workplace masturbationApparently, something a shocking number of people participate in. Thirty-nine per cent of respondents to an informal social media poll by Time Out New York in 2016 said they have jerked off at work. To be clear, though, this wasn’t an official poll representing the entire population — just a question a reporter asked on social media. And, perhaps more significantly, these were people masturbating in the bathrooms, not in places where their co-workers can see them.HimpathyHimpathy is empathy that’s directed at powerful men when they display signs of misogyny, but that doesn’t get extended to more vulnerable people. Writer Kate Manne coined the term when writing about U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who earned Donald Trump’s sympathy as “an outstanding person”  in a “most unfair” situation while Christine Blasey Ford was recounting the time he alleged sexual assaulted her when they were teenagers. Manne also she pointed to a number of examples, like Stanford swimmer and convicted rapist Brock Turner and Canada’s very own Jian Ghomeshi.She took to Twitter on Tuesday to point out just how the concept was playing out with Toobin.No more himpathy for a man who, at age 50, impregnated a colleague's daughter (and kindly offered to pay for her abortion), propositioned a woman a party with talk of fisting, followed to her hotel room to pressure her for sex, and, yes, masturbated on a work zoom call.— Kate Manne (@kate_manne) October 20, 2020He had a surprising number of defenders, given that he had — once again — masturbated on a Zoom work call. The New York Daily News wrote that the problem is that everyone is too uptight about masturbation. The Toronto Star suggested we “forget this ever happened.”OPINION: The defense of Jeffrey Toobin’s masturbation is really about our unease with the requirement of consent. https://t.co/ZhUzaxbI2Q— Courtney Milan
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B.C. election: NDP makes push in opponents’ ridings in the final days of campaign
Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson stopped in Delta, where he repeated his promises to build a 10-lane bridge to replace the aging Massey Tunnel and hire 200 more police officers for the province.
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That COVID-19 Internment Camp Conspiracy Is Totally False, Health Canada Says
Federal COVID-19 internment camps are not a thing in Canada, and any messaging suggesting such is a dangerous conspiracy theory.That’s the message federal officials are sending to Canadians in the wake of circulating misinformation suggesting that the government will force Canadians into “COVID-19 internment camps.”There’s no truth to that, says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.“There is a tremendous amount of noise and harmful misinformation … on the internet,” he told reporters Tuesday. “We need to hold together and resist people who would sow chaos within our communities and our democracy.”Here’s what you need to know.What’s actually happening?The federal government is funding voluntary self-isolation sites for people unable to quarantine any other way. These include travel-related quarantine sites and a recently announced Toronto facility to house homeless people with COVID-19 and other vulnerable populations.“As we work together to keep COVID-19 under control, this new site will help those for whom it’s simply not possible to limit close contacts and self-isolate effectively at home,” Health Minister Patty Hajdu said at the announcement in September. WATCH: Hajdu urges young Canadians to socialize safely. Story continues below. When it comes to travel, if you return from abroad you are required to self-isolate at home for 14 days. If you are unable to quarantine safely at home, you’re encouraged to seek out quarantine facilities within your financial means, such as a hotel room. As a last resort, there are now hotels and other facilities in some Canadian cities that will lodge travellers for the quarantine period. While quarantining for 14 days upon return to Canada is mandatory, Canadians will not be compelled to leave their homes for so-called COVID “camps.”Where did the conspiracy theory start?Ontario MPP Randy Hillier, a vocal anti-masker, has promoted the debunked conspiracy theory that the federal government is building COVID-19 camps in the Ontario legislature for weeks now.“I ask this government if people should prepare for internment camps,” Hillier said during question period on Oct. 7.“Where will these camps be built, how many people will be detained, and for what reason, for what reasons can people be kept in these isolation camps?” Hillier asked on Oct. 9.RELATED COVID-19 Conspiracy Theories Creating ‘Public Health Crisis’: Experts 1/2 Of Canadians Say Governments Hiding Full Truth On COVID-19 Crisis: Poll No, Most Masks Will Not Reduce Your Oxygen Intake Following Hillier’s comments, memes circulated online comparing Canadian quarantine sites to concentration camps. Commenters on Hillier’s Facebook page referred to the sites as “concentration camps.” The far-right federal party National Citizens Alliance denounced the supposed camps and falsely claimed that children will be taken from their parents. Hillier was booted from the Ontario PC caucus in 2019 for comments related to the parents of autistic children.Let’s fact-check thisAgain, there is no indication that people will be forced into federal quarantine facilities, that they are mandatory or that they resemble anything like the horrors of Nazi-era concentration camps that led to the deaths of millions.Any suggestion linking the two is dangerous misinformation. Health Canada took to Twitter this week to debunk the theory.1/6 Federally designated quarantine sites, typically hotel rooms, are not internment camps. #Misinformation is circulating that Canada is using concentration camps for #COVID19 quarantine. This is completely false. THREAD ⬇️— Health Canada and PHAC (@GovCanHealth) October 21, 20202/6 All travellers to Canada are strongly urged to make housing arrangements for their 14-day quarantine prior to their arrival. Most travellers will quarantine in their own home or in the same place that they are visiting in Canada.— Health Canada and PHAC (@GovCanHealth) October 21, 20203/6 If this is not possible, travellers should consider alternative arrangements that are within their own financial means such as booking a hotel/motel room or other paid housing alternative, or staying with friends or family.— Health Canada and PHAC (@GovCanHealth) October 21, 20204/6 If travellers to Canada are confirmed to have no other suitable options available, they may be transferred to a designated #GoC quarantine facility. This measure is used as a last resort.— Health Canada and PHAC (@GovCanHealth) October 21, 20205/6 Mandatory isolation and quarantine protects Canadians from #COVID19. That is our top priority. We all need to do our part. For travellers coming to Canada, that includes quarantining for 14 days.— Health Canada and PHAC (@GovCanHealth) October 21, 20206/6 Doing your part to stop the spread of #COVID19#misinformation also means sharing content from public health authorities, government, trusted media outlets and other credible authorities. Get the facts: https://t.co/PklhV88JRP— Health Canada and PHAC (@GovCanHealth) October 21, 2020What are officials saying?Trudeau said he personally had to debunk conspiracy theories brought up by someone during a recent virtual meeting.“I had to explain that as we consume increasing amounts and various sources of information, online and around us, we need to continue to be attentive to source,” the prime minister said.In the wake of the conspiracy theory, Canada’s top doctor Theresa Tam is once again warning about COVID-19 misinformation online. Information is spread faster than the virus itself.Dr. Theresa Tam“Information is spread faster than the virus itself,” she said. “So be media smart as well as science smart, if you like. Yes, everyone is an armchair epidemiologist and everyone should actually be media smart at this point in time.”NDP MP Charlie Angus wrote a letter to constituents reassuring them that the conspiracy theory was untrue.“I want to say simply that there are no secretive internment camps being built,” Angus said. “Government is not preparing to take people away or to impose some dark vaccine agenda.”
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NDP is right to prevent a pointless federal election
‘An election would paralyze government for many weeks at a time when Ottawa needs to focus on getting the country through the second wave of COVID-19.’
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2 Okanagan businessmen make 1st court appearance in alleged immigration fraud scheme
Paul Singla and Randy Toor made their first appearance via their lawyers in Penticton provincial court on Wednesday for their alleged roles in a B.C.-wide immigration fraud network.
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Enteric outbreak declared on medical/surgical unit at Northumberland Hills Hospital in Cobourg
Visitor restrictions are in place at the 2A medical/surgical unit at the hospital.
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Celebrity news: You can buy a piece of ‘Anne with an E’; plus, ‘Jann’ coming to U.S. on Hulu
Meanwhile, Alberta-raised Cree actor Alyssa Wapanatahk is set to play Indigenous princess Tiger Lily in Disney’s upcoming live-action film ‘Peter Pan and Wendy.’
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Preventing the spread of COVID-19 through racialized, low-income neighbourhoods
The spread of COVID overlaps with areas of concentrated poverty, dense low-income housing, low-wage and often precarious work, and more residents who are Black, Indigenous and peoples of colour.
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12 peaceful protesters killed by Nigerian forces, Amnesty International says
The Nigerian government did not immediately comment about Amnesty International’s allegations.
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Tourism industry stakeholders say province’s targeted financial support program ‘misses the mark’
Nova Scotia tourism sector representatives say a new provincial aid program's eligibility criteria excludes nearly all of the sector's businesses.
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Coronavirus: 4 new cases reported for Peterborough and area
Peterborough Public Health now reports 141 cases of COVID-19 overall since the pandemic.
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100,000 rapid coronavirus tests arrive, are being distributed to provinces: minister
Anand says the first shipment of 100,000 tests is now in hand.
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Man in hospital after daylight shooting in Montreal North
Montreal police spokesperson Julien Lévesque said officers located a 20-year-old man who had been shot at least once in the upper body.
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OPP pull over man banned from driving for life 8 separate times
Provincial police say they've charged a man who was allegedly driving despite having eight separate lifetime bans from driving.
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Ottawa council to consider police reform motion in wake of Montsion acquittal
Coun. Catherine McKenney hopes a proposal at next week's Ottawa council meeting could spark change in how the city responds to mental health crises.
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Manitoba RCMP arrest man in connection with knifepoint robbery in New Bothwell
Police said two teenagers were robbed at knifepoint while walking to a store around 7:30 p.m. Sunday.
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Friends of missing N.B. writer still hoping for safe return
N.B. writer and artist Richard Vaughan has been missing from his Fredericton home since Oct. 12, 2020.
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Woman, 53, dies in house fire in Sainte-Anne-De-Madawaska, New Brunswick
Police say they were called to the scene on Rue Mazerolle around 1:40 p.m. on Tuesday.
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Guelph paramedic tests positive for coronavirus, 8 others self-isolating
Guelph's public health unit says the risk to the community is considered low after a paramedic tested positive for the coronavirus.
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Coronavirus: Latest developments in the Greater Toronto Area on Oct. 21
Here are the latest developments on the coronavirus pandemic in the Greater Toronto Area for Wednesday.
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Guelph reports 2 new coronavirus cases, 27 cases now active
Guelph reported two new cases of the novel coronavirus on Wednesday, bringing the city's total to 375.
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Best Kids' Winter Boots For Stomping All Over The Last of 2020
As time marches briskly towards the end of the wackiest year in living memory, it’s time to start thinking about slush, snow and, of course, winter boots.“The upcoming winter forecast for Canada has a lot of white in it,” predicted Jack Burnett, managing editor of the Old Farmer’s Almanac, in an interview with Yahoo Canada. Blizzards, hail ... locust storms ― at this point, just bring it! If spring, summer and fall 2020 have prepared us for anything, it’s adversity.And with the right footwear, biblical winter weather events don’t have to be an impediment to our kids getting outside and staying active. Many of us will be on a budget this year. The environmental benefits of reusing consumer goods are well worth it too. Online buy-and-sell sites, apps and services like Facebook Marketplace, Craigslist, eBay, Poshmark, OfferUp, ThriftyCanuck and Kijiji are all great places to look for gently used or even new-condition winter boots at lower prices (and in some cases, free or as a trade). Thrift stores often have kids’ boots in excellent condition, given that children grow so fast. And in most Canadian communities, there are winter coat and boot drives, where families in need can get kitted out for the colder months. Check out community and neighbourhood group postings online to find out about drives near you.If you’re investing in new winter boots this year, there are lots of stylish kids’ options to choose from. Things to assess when boot shopping are the soles (the thicker the better), insulation, waterproofing, the grip of the tread, and how quick and easy it is for kids to get their boots on and off. The boots we’ve found check all those boxes, and they happen to be pretty cute too.Click through the slideshow below, to see what Winter 2020 has to offer in the kids’ boots department: RELATED STORIES 5 Ways To Support Your Kid's Immune Health Through Cold And Flu Season Fall And Winter Boots That Will Keep Your Toes Warm Until Spring Ontario’s Covid-19 Response Has Been Shockingly Anti-Child (Opinion) Watch: Cozy winter boots that parents will want to wear all winter.   
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Doug Ford Defends Law That Makes It Harder To Sue For COVID-19 Exposure
TORONTO — People who are angry about a proposed bill to protect businesses against COVID-19-related lawsuits should “talk to their lawyer … rather than just read the headlines,” Premier Doug Ford said Wednesday. “This does not protect the long-term care homes 100 per cent, by any means,” he said. “If there has been gross negligence or negligence, continue suing them. They will be held accountable.” His government introduced Bill 218 Monday. It shields people who act in “good faith” and without “gross negligence,” from being sued for exposing others to the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19.More than 1,980 long-term care residents have died with COVID-19 in Ontario. Watch Premier Doug Ford’s tribute to Kathleen Wynne. Story continues after video. Families and care home workers allege that some homes let COVID-19-positive residents stay in shared rooms, denied oxygen to infected residents, and allowed staff to go back and forth between homes that had outbreaks and the ones that didn’t.Ford said his government does not want to protect bad actors, but rather business people, like convenience store owners, who took the necessary precautions.I’ve been on these guys like an 800-pound gorilla.Premier Doug FordHe laughed off a question about whether he was protecting people in the industry who have ties to his Progressive Conservative party.“I’ve been out here just hammering the people that have been negligent in long-term care. I’ve been on these guys like an 800-pound gorilla,” he said. Darryl Singer is a lawyer with Diamond and Diamond who’s filed three major lawsuits against long-term care operators related to COVID-19.Despite the “higher threshold,” created by this law, Singer said he expects his lawsuits to be successful.“All it really does is it raises the standard of what negligence really is,” he told HuffPost Canada.Singer gave the example of homes that allegedly did not isolate residents who had symptoms of COVID-19.“What is the number one thing from the first public health recommendation way, way back in February? … If you have COVID symptoms, you need to isolate,” he said. “I would say that’s gross negligence.”READ MORE... Ontario Ministry Passed Buck To Long-Term Care Homes Ahead Of COVID-19 2nd Wave For-Profit Nursing Homes Hire Tory Insiders To Lobby Ford Government COVID-19 Has Killed 164 At Revera's Care Homes. Their Families Want Answers. It’s “abundantly clear” that some operators ignored public health recommendations, he said.“I don’t even see how they could argue with a straight face that they weren’t grossly negligent.”Others are more worried. “It is difficult enough for residents and their families to prove the ordinary civil standard of negligence ... without having to discharge the higher and ambiguous standard of ‘gross negligence,’” Graham Webb, the executive director of Advocacy Centre for the Elderly, said in a statement. “This is all about protecting the rights of negligent long-term care home operators at the expense of residents injured through the fault of the operator.”‘Get Out of Jail Free’ cardFord’s opposition at Queen’s Park also took issue with the bill.“It’s a sad day in Ontario when the government prevents people from getting their day in court,” NDP Leader Andrea Horwath said in question period.Green Leader Mike Schreiner called it a “Get Out of Jail Free” card.“Instead of fixing the crisis in nursing homes and guaranteeing better care, the Premier is protecting those who were responsible for bad care,” he said in a statement.
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