Coronavirus pandemic ‘really sucks’ and could impact holiday gatherings: Trudeau
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the global COVID-19 pandemic ``really sucks,'' and could jeopardize large gatherings with friends and family over Christmas.
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Flying during the pandemic: New reports paint differing pictures of COVID-19 danger
A new study from Harvard University suggests that flying during the pandemic is less risky than eating at restaurants or going grocery shopping. However, a contrasting report about a COVID-19 outbreak linked to a seven-hour flight to Ireland is raising renewed concerns about in-flight transmission.
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Trudeau says pandemic 'really sucks,' and that Christmas gatherings are up in the air
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the global COVID-19 pandemic "really sucks," and could jeopardize large gatherings with friends and family over Christmas on the heels of a toned-down Thanksgiving season.
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Bushby trial to proceed at courthouse hotel on Nov. 2
The trial was originally scheduled to begin on Oct. 13 but was delayed due to the closure of the 125 Brodie Street location.
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Coronavirus: Second COVID-19 case confirmed at Kelowna Secondary School
The second case at Kelowna Secondary School caused exposure on Oct. 21, according to IHA.
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Coronavirus: Middlesex-London Health Unit issues safety tips for Halloween
The Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) is 'not telling people not to trick-or-treat.'
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Toronto City Council votes to hold byelection in Scarborough-Agincourt
Council made the unanimous decision Tuesday morning.
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15 Canadian cities to share $500M for rapid housing amid coronavirus: feds
Fifteen Canadian cities will share $500 million in federal funding to help tackle homelessness amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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Feds split rapid-housing cash between big cities, offer up rest for projects
Fifteen cities will share $500 million in federal funding so they can buy properties being sold because of the COVID-19 pandemic and use them to help keep people from becoming homeless.
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New Brunswick reports 3 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, new Halloween guidelines
The province said on Tuesday those in Zone 5 can celebrate Halloween only within their household bubble.
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'Someone ordered it': Robbers are raiding Dutch museums, targeting their Nazi memorabilia
Netherlands war museums have been hit by teams of raiders bent on stealing their Nazi artifacts, leading a number to beef up security. The Guardian reports that organized thieves are moving in on Dutch institutions that house Waffen-SS gear and other memorabilia linked to the Adolf Hitler regime — gear which appears to be in increasing demand worldwide. No arrests have been made over any of the raids. In recent weeks an overnight burglary at the Oorlogsmuseum in Ossendrecht saw a trove of SS equipment taken, with one pilfered rifle worth almost $80,000. Jan de Jonge, the museum owner, told the Guardian: “They drilled holes in the door to get the handle down from the inside. I didn’t hear anything while I was sleeping on the other side of the wall. “SS uniforms, daggers, helmets, emblems, caps, parachutes, firearms, binoculars, you name it. There’s nothing left. The firearm is very rare, but I was able to display it in this museum. He said the robbers had a target country in mind when they broke in. “(It was all) German stuff, they didn’t take anything from the allies,” he said. “A French corner, English, Canadian: all intact. German material, especially clothing, is rare.” “They took items that can be traded internationally. The collection was private property and not insured. At least 15 dressed mannequins with military uniforms were taken.” Robbers targeted museums in a number of other Dutch cities, with museums moving, as a result, to take famous artefacts out of public view. In Loon op Zand, the local 1940-1945 War Museum put in a better security door, and took away cutlery once used by Hitler and Heinrich Himmler. “Yesterday I took stuff from the Hitler Youth, and uniforms of the SS are also being removed,” Frans van Venrooij, owner of the museum, told the Guardian . John Meulenbroeks of Hooge Mierde’s Museum De Bewogen Jaren, told the Guardian: “It seems like this is on request. Maybe (the items) are already with a collector who is wealthy.” In August, the Guardian reports, some $2.3 million worth of items were robbed from Beek’s Eyewitness Museum. The men knew what they were after, the owner said; after the door was rammed in by a team of six, they made their way to certain artefacts, cutting away glass to get at the riches. Another museum in Limburg was also targeted. “The collection consists only of original pieces and a number of masterpieces that are very rare and precious,” Wim Seelen said. “The only thing I can come up with is that someone ordered it. Many of the stolen items are so unique that you cannot sell them. Our world is a small one. As soon as something emerges from Beek or Ossendrecht, it will be immediately known.”
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After close races, PM Trudeau says byelections 'always a challenge'
After claiming victories in two Toronto federal byelections on Monday night, where the Liberals' share of the vote dropped in tight races against the Conservative and Green candidates, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says that byelections are "always a challenge."
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Western University, affiliated colleges join push assist students aging out of foster care
Similar initiatives were secured within the last year at Georgian College, Laurentian University and Loyalist College.
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Fire crews battle apartment fire in southeast Edmonton
Edmonton fire crews were called to a blaze at an apartment building in the city's southeast Tuesday morning. 
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Men charged with killing Winnipeg teen in 2019 home invasion plead guilty
The two men accused of killing a Winnipeg teenager in a violent 2019 home invasion have pleaded guilty to their charges.
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A Dog Caught COVID-19 In Ontario, But There’s No Need To Panic
A dog in Ontario’s Niagara Region has tested positive for COVID-19, although researchers say most pet owners shouldn’t be worried.Positive tests for COVID-19 in dogs are rare because they are typically asymptomatic and canines get over the ailment quickly.Scott Weese, the chief of infection control at the University of Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College, is part of a study that found the positive case in the Niagara area. He said that any household where a person has COVID-19 should include their pets in the quarantine as a precautionary measure.“Your dog is less likely to be infected than the people in your household, but it’s possible and we don’t want to create the chance that your dog can pass it on,” Weese said on Monday.He also noted that pet owners should not be worried about their animals falling ill.“It’s a human virus,” said Weese. “It likes people and there are some animal species that can be effected but that’s a spillover.“We’ve got probably not uncommon human-to-dog infection, but the dogs rarely, if ever, get sick.” READ MORE A Flesh-Eating Parasite Is Making Its Way To Canada Through Dogs Dogs Are Being Trained To Sniff Out COVID-19 With Stunning Accuracy Separation Anxiety Is Normal After Months Together. Here’s How To Cope. Other animals, like non-human primates and minks, are much more susceptible to the virus than dogs.Weese said that of approximately 40 pets tested in the study only the dog has been confirmed as having the virus. A cat in the study had some lingering antibodies from COVID-19, suggesting it had once been sick.Testing animals for the study has been difficult logistically. The household first has to discover that a person has COVID-19, then contact the researchers to have their pets checked, and then the test has to be administered within the relatively small window that the animal may be sick.“We’re looking at a few different aspects of (COVID-19) like how it’s moving and if it’s moving between people and animals,” said Weese. The antibody testing — after the virus has passed — is usually how it’s confirmed an animal had the coronavirus, he said.“It looks like it’s probably not that uncommon for people to spread it to their pets and for the pets to not have any consequences from it.”This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 26, 2020.Also on HuffPost:
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Barrie city council approves extension of patio season, weather-permitting
Businesses that are affected by the downtown Barrie streetscape project are allowed to reopen their patios once the paving is finished in that area and when the city notifies them that they can.
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Why most Americans' votes likely won't sway the U.S. election
With one week to go before the U.S. election, voters in a handful of states are getting inundated with flyers, commercials and last-minute visits from candidates while the majority of American voters watch from the sidelines.
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Saskatchewan election: Buffalo Party takes larger than expected share of vote in debut
The Buffalo Party captured the third-largest share of votes in Saskatchewan, places second in four ridings.
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Waterloo police release photos in connection to indecent act on GRT bus
Waterloo Regional Police have released several pictures of a man they are seeking to identify in connection to an alleged historical indecent act.
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Woman arrested in connection to possible London, Ont., stabbing: police
London, Ont. police say they are in the early stages of an investigation into a stabbing that happened early Tuesday in the 500-block of Dundas Street.
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N.B. ombud says health department concerned about revealing source of legionnaires’ outbreak
The report found that any potential harm that would be suffered if the testing sites were disclosed was 'speculative at best.'
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Coronavirus: 18-year-old fined after hosting large house party in northern Ontario
Across Ontario, it's illegal to host gatherings of more than 10 indoors and of more than 25 outdoors.
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Time change means an extra hour of sleep… or does it? U of M researcher explains
There's a time change this weekend, meaning that — in theory — you'll get an extra hour of sleep when you change your clocks back an hour this Sunday.
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Sherbrooke follows Quebec City's lead in decorating early for Christmas
The lights will go up as soon as the Halloween decorations come down.
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Man presumed dead after fall from train bridge in Manitoba’s Interlake: RCMP
Police say officers and emergency crews have searched the river and the shore line but have yet to find the man.
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Four men charged after 5,300 marijuana plants, 1,200 kg of illegal cannabis seized
The illegal cannabis was set for export from Canada to Europe and was found during five coordinated searches that took place in June 2019 across Langley, Surrey and Delta.
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At least 2 dozen displaced by Penticton apartment fire
Firefighters have not yet been able to search the building to verify everyone escaped safely.
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Philadelphia police fatally shoot Black man, sparking protests and violence
Walter Wallace Jr., 27, died after he was shot by police on Monday afternoon in West Philadelphia.
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Haunts, races, fire hoops and candy: Things to do for Halloween in Orangeville, Shelburne, Dufferin County
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Man spray paints police car in front of officer in Nanaimo
The man is now facing two charges of mischief.
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Byelection to be held in Scarborough-Agincourt to fill Jim Karygiannis’ council seat
Council approved the byelection Monday, but the city clerk has not yet set an election date.
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COVID-19: Vancouver McDonald's closed due to positive COVID-19 case
On Oct. 26, an employee at a McDonald's located at 3695 Lougheed Hwy. in Vancouver reported a positive COVID-19 test result.
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Condolences, fond memories pour in for Edmonton sports legend Joey Moss
The Edmonton sports community is mourning the loss of local legend Joey Moss, who died Monday at the age of 57.
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