COMMENTARY: The NBA bubble strategy shows us what future live performances could be like
Arts organizations are asking about the future of live performance. The NBA’s #WholeNewGame may provide important lessons, says Sarah Bay-Cheng of York University.
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Fitness: Closed streets present open possibilities for getting active
Initiatives that turn roads into playgrounds for a few hours are worth considering during the pandemic, and beyond.
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Finnish cruise ship evacuated after running aground in Baltic Sea
A Finnish passenger cruise ship ran aground off the island of Aland in the Baltic Sea, the cruise line said Sunday, with emergency services adding they were preparing to evacuate the vessel.
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U.S. faces defeat in move to reimpose U.N. sanctions, Iran’s Hassan Rouhani says
The United States faces defeat in its move to reimpose U.N. sanctions on Tehran, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said in a televised speech on Sunday, as Washington declared all U.N. sanctions on Iran had been restored.
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Tropical Storm Beta meandering toward Texas, Louisiana
Tropical Storm Beta on Sunday was making a slow crawl to the shores of Texas and Louisiana, casting worries about heavy rain, flooding and storm surge across the Gulf Coast.
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Bob Woodward on Trump's re-election chances: 'I think he could win, and I think he could lose'
Journalist Bob Woodward says he thinks the upcoming U.S. presidential election is a 'toss-up.'
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An elevator, a rapper and an elephant: a look at stories told by Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Ginsburg, who died Friday at 87, had become a feminist icon, with books, movies, clothing and even coloring books devoted to her.
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Wisconsin man shocked to discover a brain washed up on the beach
A Wisconsin man strolling along the beach was stunned after discovering an animal brain wrapped in aluminum foil that had washed up on the shore.
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Susan Delacourt: Remember when Conservative premiers were Justin Trudeau's biggest headache?
Time and a pandemic have changed the face of the prime minister’s major opposition, Susan Delacourt writes.
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Desert communities evacuate as strong winds stoke California wildfires
Strong winds stoked a wildfire burning for nearly two weeks in mountains northeast of Los Angeles, prompting authorities to issue new evacuation orders for desert communities that lost some homes a day earlier.
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Today’s coronavirus news: British Columbia in preparation mode for a possible pandemic election similar to that recently held in New Brunswick
Election administrators in British Columbia are ready with hand sanitizer for voters and personal protective equipment for polling station workers.
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Witnesses: Afghan government airstrikes kill 24 civilians
Government airstrikes in the north of Afghanistan killed 24 civilians, including children, and wounded six others.
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Canada needs new ideas, tools to speed up housing strategy funding: CMHC president
The national housing strategy will need new tools to move more quickly from ideas to finished projects during the COVID-19 pandemic, says the head of the federal housing agency.
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New tools, ideas needed to speed up housing strategy funding, CMHC president says
The national housing strategy will need new tools to move more quickly from ideas to finished projects during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the head of the federal housing agency.
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Demonstrators in Thailand reinstall plaque symbolizing democracy as protests continue
The mass student-led rally that began Saturday was the largest in a series of protests this year, with thousands camping overnight at Sanam Luang field near the royal palace in Bangkok.
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Shawn Micallef: ‘Do you go in that, or is it just art?’: How a kayak makes Lake Ontario a bigger part of Toronto city life
The lake and waterways define Toronto, but a small boat allows access to places difficult or impossible to get to otherwise.
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The coroner’s office came under fire for a cascade of failures during Dirk Huyer’s leadership. So why did Doug Ford put him in charge of Ontario’s COVID-19 outbreak response?
Premier Doug Ford has “absolute confidence” in Dirk Huyer, who was previously appointed in May to lead the province’s testing approach and “has played a key leadership role in Ontario’s fight against COVID-19,” said a spokesperson for the Premier.
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Search ongoing for missing hunter in Quebec
A hunter went missing on Saturday in the Saint-Maurice wildlife reserve north of Shawinigan, in Mauricie.
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He was handsome, honest and not a murderer: Dating Diaries
Brock lured Jessie into the middle of the woods, alone, for their first date, and she’s glad he did.
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Birdwatching soars close to home: the bonding, the ecstasy, the 6 a.m. treks
Julia Zarankin, author of “Field Notes From an Unintentional Birder” talks the joy of seeing a bird you’ve been searching for and getting comfortable with making mistakes
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There is no excuse for Doug Ford suppressing mandate letters to ministers
Public mandate letters have become a part of the suite of opportunities for Canadians to view the internal workings of their elected governments. By choosing to keep Ontarians in the dark as to the tasks he has assigned to the members of his cabinet, Ford is prioritizing secrecy over transparency.
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Throne speech offers a chance for all parties to hit the reset button
Let us hope that the pain we have been through together, the power of ritual and ceremony, which is always part of the opening of Parliament, will tilt the political scales a little more toward statesmanship than showmanship.
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In a gradual shift to the centre, an opening for O’Toole
With his working class bona fides and his eye on the prize, Conservative leader Erin O’Toole may yet find a way to thread the needle and find the wide support needed to win a general election.
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I waited in line for nearly three hours for a COVID-19 test. I didn’t get it.
Cases continue to climb in Ontario and testing capacity must be increased. Hiring extra staff and extending facility hours can help. But faster, more mobile technology may be the answer.
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Federal Court urgently needs a fix on diversity
The current make-up of the Federal Court of Canada, whose caseload involves mostly immigration and Indigenous cases, can’t be justified.
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The hidden ways working from home is affecting our health
Working from home has meant going above and beyond for our jobs is no longer a choice, diluting the distinctive status it once carried, Scott Schieman writes.
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Tropical Storm Beta continues slow crawl toward Texas, Louisiana
Tropical Storm Beta on Sunday was making a slow crawl to the shores of Texas and Louisiana, casting worries about heavy rain, flooding and storm surge across the Gulf Coast.
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Canada's green agenda not hijacked by COVID-19: environment minister
Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson said the pandemic hasn’t hijacked the government’s 'big green agenda,' and warned that if left unaddressed climate change will have more of an impact on Canadians than COVID-19.
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Local sports lovers bid farewell to Scallywags, the bar where everybody knew your game
Scallywags, which closed in June, was well known among local soccer and rugby fans as having the best atmosphere for games. It was the home of the Toronto chapter of the Liverpool FC Supporters’ Club, but welcomed fans of all stripes for all kinds of matches, even those that kicked off before sunrise.
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Horoscope for Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020
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Shots fired Saturday evening at Langley gas station
Langley RCMP say they were called to the area of a Chevron gas station at 231st St and 72nd Ave Saturday evening due to a call of shots fired.
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The Celtics rebound in Game 3 of NBA East final with Hayward back
With the Heat up two games to one, the East contenders have three days to prepare for Game 4 Wednesday.
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Trump says Iran will be hit with reimposed UN sanctions. What does that mean?
Thirteen of the 15 U.N. Security Council members, including long-time U.S. allies, say Washington's move is void and diplomats say few countries are likely to reimpose the measures however.
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State of the NHL: Next season’s opener could ‘slip into January’ without fans in the seats to start, Bettman says
In his annual look at the league before Game 1 of the Stanley Cup final, commissioner Gary Bettman said about the outlook for starting next season if the pandemic still prevents live crowds, a major source of revenue: “There’s full, there’s empty, there’s a combination ... how we start doesn’t necessarily mean that’s how we have to finish.”
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Thai demonstrators march in thousands as protests for government reform escalate
Protesters have grown ever bolder during two months of demonstrations against Thailand's palace and military-dominated establishment, breaking a long-standing taboo on criticising the monarchy -- which is illegal under lese majeste laws.
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Deadly opioid carfentanil resurfaces in Toronto’s unregulated drug supply
Harm reduction workers fear clients could unknowingly consume highly potent substance.
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