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Cashing in on non-travel options such as gift cards may be wise, according to some consumer advocates, given the uncertainty surrounding the future of the airline industry.
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Winnipeg’s police helicopter helps nab 4 suspects, seize 2 firearms 24 hours apart
Winnipeg police say four men are in custody, including two from Calgary, and two firearms were seized in separate incidents over the weekend.
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Appeal hearing for Hamilton’s Rosslyn retirement home adjourned to 2021
The home was stripped of its licence after it failed an inspection in May. Public health said 64 residents and 22 staff at the Rosslyn contracted the coronavirus.
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Stu on Sports: When might we see the Canadiens in action again?
"The most likely (NHL) start date is Jan. 15 and I think it can be pushed all the way to Feb. 1," player agent Allan Walsh says.
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COVID-19: B.C. reports 167 new cases and one death over past day
There have been 11,854 COVID-19 cases reported in B.C. and 254 deaths.
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Justin Trudeau, wondering what he has to lose
Paul Wells: Why is the PM staring down the opposition with an election threat? Maybe because as far as he's concerned, Parliament sucks. The post Justin Trudeau, wondering what he has to lose appeared first on Macleans.ca.
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Allison Hanes: Who should appoint the EMSB's next director general?
With her mandate as trustee about to expire, Marlene Jennings has left the school board in much better shape. But one sensitive outstanding matter threatens to mar her legacy.
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B.C. reports 167 new COVID-19 cases, one new death
There are 4,156 people in isolation due to possible exposure to the virus.
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SNL's take on Quebec was one big yawn for some here
It was a missed opportunity, but thanks for thinking of us, they say. And better luck next time?
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Penticton, B.C., city council gives green light to emergency winter shelter
The conditional approval is based on requirements that there must be “appropriate” staffing and security on-site 24 hours a day and communication with neighbours.
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John Ivison: Trudeau’s willingness to opt for nuclear option to avoid awkward questions is troubling
It reads like satire now but five years ago, the Trudeau Liberals were elected on a platform that promised electoral reform; stronger Access to Information legislation; an end to the use of omnibus bills and prorogation; and, more robust parliamentary committees that could better hold the government to account. Having broken the first three pledges, the Liberals are now threatening to provoke a general election over the fourth. The House of Commons will vote Wednesday on a Conservative motion to create a new special committee that would focus on investigating the WE Charity affair and other alleged scandals. The Bloc Québécois will back the motion but the NDP is already edging towards another deal with the Liberals. New Democrat MPs like Charlie Angus have said they are comfortable dropping a request for documents focused on the prime minister’s mother and brother, which is at the heart of the government side’s ire. The Liberals have proposed their own committee to examine COVID spending, albeit one chaired and dominated by their own MPs, and this may prove enough of a face-saving compromise for the NDP to acquiesce. But Justin Trudeau’s willingness to opt for the nuclear option to avoid answering awkward questions is troubling. This was a government that promised to be open by default. Did Trudeau perceive his deception back in the summer of 2015, or was he just incredibly naïve? Parliament headed for showdown, possible election, Wednesday over Conservative motion Chris Selley: Nobody should tolerate the Liberals' hideous tricks to hide WE documents He was elected saying he would reverse the shift of power and influence from the centre. But in the eyes of the dean of Canada’s political scientists, Donald Savoie, he has done the opposite. “Trudeau fils has strengthened the centre of government, rather than rolled it back,” he said in his 2019 book, Democracy in Canada: The Disintegration of Our Institutions. In this case, Trudeau has taken a sledgehammer to the legitimacy that Parliament offers government. If the Conservative strategy in all this is obvious – go digging for more mud to sling – the Liberal game-plan is less so. Pablo Rodriguez, the government House leader, feigned synthetic anger when he declared the Conservatives’ “dangerous partisan plan to paralyze government” is a matter of confidence. Yet he said the Liberals are “totally open to give all the information that is requested from the opposition.” That will be news to all the MPs who sat through hours of filibustering at committee last week because the Liberals were not prepared to hand over documents. Rodriguez said MPs cannot establish a new committee “with sweeping powers” and assume there will be no consequences. “If they do that, they are saying that the government is corrupt. And that means that they don’t have confidence in this government,” he said. Conservative leader Erin O’Toole said that, while he has no confidence in the government’s handling of the WE Charity issue, he does not want an election. Even NDP leader Jagmeet Singh said that the only way there will be an election is if the prime minister chooses to have one. “Imagine the prime minister trying to explain to people who are worried about their livelihoods…his reason is because he doesn’t like the committee,” Singh said. The Liberals have performed the parliamentary equivalent of putting a butterfly on a torture rack – threatening an election in the middle of pandemic over an opposition motion to set up a committee aimed at keeping the government accountable. It could be that Trudeau has looked at public opinion polls and decided to take advantage of the pandemic. At a time when one in three people say they would have been destitute without government support, the public mood certainly favours the incumbent Liberals. But the prime minister risks a backlash at this brazen over-reach, which makes one wonder: What is it he doesn’t want people to know? I had concluded the WE issue had played itself out with the departure of former finance minister, Bill Morneau, but I may have been premature in that conclusion. What is clear is that this is a strategy that has been cooked up in the prime minister’s office to spare Trudeau’s blushes over the WE affair. It is a worrying extension of the executive democracy favoured by his predecessor, Stephen Harper, where the centre often attempted to reduce the House of Commons to irrelevancy. In Trudeau’s eyes, it seems the government runs Parliament, rather than being accountable to it. Rather than restoring trust in democracy, as the Liberals promised five years ago, they are in danger of stripping it of its authority and dignity. • Email: jivison@postmedia.com | Twitter: IvisonJ
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Cargo activity up by 20% at Hamilton’s international airport during pandemic
Cargo activity at Hamilton's international airport is up 20 per cent compared to the same time last year.
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Woman, 9 months pregnant, fights off coyote to protect dogs in Woolastook Park: fire chief
Fire Chief Murray Crouse said a woman reported a coyote attack on Tuesday morning, around 9-10 a.m.
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Hospital beds versus staff: Is COVID-19 overwhelming the human side of Alberta’s health system?
What kind of pressure is the human resource aspect of Alberta's health system experiencing as COVID-19 cases keep rising?
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Stuck at sea, crew of HMCS Winnipeg finds novel way to exercise, raise funds for local charity
The crew of the HMCS Winnipeg aims to replicate a run from Winnipeg to Esquimalt, B.C. -- roughly 65,000 trips around the ship's flight deck.
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Coronavirus: Interior Health announces COVID-19 exposure at French-language school in Okanagan
The B.C. Centre of Disease Control also posted a public exposure warning for a WestJet flight from Kelowna to Calgary on Oct. 10.
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The Best Halloween Family Movies On Netflix, Canadian Streaming Services
Halloween plans to trick-or-treat are on the sidelines for many Ontario families living in neighbourhoods where COVID-19 cases are rising. Canadians living elsewhere may also skip the door-to-door tradition, just to be extra safe. But not all traditions are cancelled. The scary season can be celebrated from the comfort of home, thanks to spooky movie marathons,baking goodness, and dress-up fun.Halloween costume ideas for families. Story continues after the slideshow.Families who long for the familiar sights of witches and ghouls can also queue up wholesome movies from most major streaming services. Halloween specials are thankfully pandemic-free and the only face mask worries tend to relate to unmasking Scooby-Doo villains. To help narrow down what bewitching flick your household selects, we’ve rounded up our top picks for Halloween family movies Canadians can watch on Netflix, Disney Plus, Crave, and other streaming services:NetflixCoralineIn this animated adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s dark story, a girl wanders into an alternate dimension and meets charming replicas of her parents — naturally, things are not as they seem. Also available on Crave.Wizard of OzA timeless tale of wicked witches, ruby slippers and brave friends, set in the magical world of Oz.Hubie HalloweenAdam Sandler plays a lovable outcast who hall-monitors the town of Salem through his favourite holiday. View this post on InstagramHubie Halloween it’s out!
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In debate countdown, Trump holds rally, Biden does prep
U.S. President Donald Trump shunned formal debate practice Tuesday and was heading instead for another of his big rallies, two days ahead of the final presidential debate that may be his last, best chance to alter the trajectory of the 2020 campaign. Democrat Joe Biden took the opposite approach, holing up for debate prep.
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Montreal man arrested for death threats against Mayor Valérie Plante
Quebec’s public health director Horacio Arruda and Premier François Legault have also received numerous death threats.
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Trial for former Canadian Olympic taekwondo coach facing sexual assault charges begins
Shin Wook Lim, of Woodbridge, Ont., faces 15 counts related to allegations of sexual assault taking place between 2013 and 2017.
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B.C. election: Pandemic prompts voter suppression claims by Liberals
Wilkinson said Tuesday that Horgan's selfishness to call the election during the pandemic shouldn't override the democratic right to get out to vote.
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Nearly 800,000 votes are already cast. But B.C. may still not have a winner on election night
About half of the 725,000 registered voters who have requested a mail-in ballot have already returned them to Elections BC, while about 472,400 ballots have already been cast at advance polls.
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Canada must ‘immunize’ public against misinformation before COVID-19 vaccine arrives: Tam
Dr. Theresa Tam says all Canadians must play a role in not letting false facts destroy the collective effort to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.
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$20K in toys donated to 630 CHED Santas Anonymous in memory of Edmonton woman
After losing her battle with breast cancer in September, hundreds of toys for 630 CHED Santas Anonymous showed up to honour an Edmonton mom.
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How scholarships made a big difference in the lives of these students and grads
A scholarship can make a huge impact on a student’s life. Yet every year, millions of dollars go unclaimed. The post How scholarships made a big difference in the lives of these students and grads appeared first on Macleans.ca.
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Shooting in southeast Edmonton seriously injures man
Edmonton police said there were no suspect or a motive for a shooting in the city's southeast that sent a man to hospital with serious injuries Tuesday afternoon.
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Woman critically injured in crash on Highway 28 north of Gibbons
RCMP said the crash happened Tuesday afternoon, about 10 kilometres north of Gibbons on Highway 28 and Township Road 572.
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Snowfall warnings issued for parts of southern Alberta
Lethbridge is among the municipalities for which a warning was issued on Tuesday.
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Beaumont RCMP ask for help finding man wanted in connection with domestic assaults
Beaumont RCMP issued a plea for help from the public on Tuesday as they try to find a 19-year-old man wanted in connection with "serious domestic assaults."
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This racist graffiti leaves a hateful impression—even if it’s removed
Indigenous rock art can be found on thousands of cliffs and rock faces. Vandalism of these traditional paintings is so common that a handful of North American archaeologists specialize in removing graffiti from them. The post This racist graffiti leaves a hateful impression—even if it’s removed appeared first on Macleans.ca.
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Morden, Man., senior hockey team changes Indigenous name to Bombers
The Morden Bombers are ready to start the season in brand new jerseys, team president Brent Meleck said Tuesday.
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Montreal daycare grapples with COVID-19 outbreak
Enfant des Neiges daycare in NDG has had seven educators and two children test positive for COVID-19 since last Monday.
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Canadians’ mental health further declining during COVID-19 2nd wave: study
Dave Scholz of Leger says recent poll results suggest people have experienced 'a loss of control to a certain degree' as the coronavirus pandemic persists.
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Case not closed on the wrongfully convicted
If police officials are really so naive as to think the book has closed on the wrongful conviction of Guy Paul Morin, they have committed yet another grave error in a three decade-long parade of bungling and misjudgment.
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Alberta-raised Cree actor to play Tiger Lily in Disney’s live action ‘Peter Pan and Wendy’
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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Mothers taking on ‘shocking’ number of hours caring for children during pandemic: study
In April and June, the researchers surveyed more than 4,000 stay-at-home and working parents regarding their child care responsibilities.
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Acura’s ‘bread and butter’ SUV continues to be a solid investment
The 2020 Acura MDX may be set for a refresh, but it still delivers everything you need in an SUV.
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Doug Ford’s provincial government moves to scrap ranked ballots for municipalities including Toronto
Doug Ford’s PC government tabled surprise changes to the Municipal Elections Act as part of a bill about COVID-19 recovery, as Toronto looked to implement ranked ballots.
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MDX unveiled, Santa Fe facelift more than skin-deep, plus more auto news
Evan Williams delivers the latest news from the automotive world, from Acura’s MDX Prototype to Ford’s hybrid F-150 fuel consumption.
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Seven charged in flying squirrel trafficking ring, Florida officials say
The squirrels were estimated to be worth more than $1 million (U.S.), and the wildlife dealer received $213,800 from the trafficking, the commission said.
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Defending Scotties champ Team Einarson navigating COVID-19 curling season
Team Kerri Einarson is preparing to get back into competition after not playing a single game since winning the national Scotties Tournament of Hearts in February.
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