Woman in her 40s latest COVID-19 victim in Waterloo Region

Waterloo Public Health reported a new COVID-19-related death on Wednesday, raising the death toll in the area up to 303.
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5 things to know for Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Train and plane travellers in Canada must be vaccinated as of today, Omicron variant cases are detected in Canada, and B.C. extends its rationing order. Here's what you need to know today.
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Nearly 600,000 people accessed Ontario food banks in a year: report
Food bank usage in Ontario rose 10 per cent during the first year of the pandemic to the highest levels since the recession, a new report has found.
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Delayed health care during pandemic may have led to thousands of excess deaths: study
Health-care restrictions brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic may have contributed to thousands of excess deaths not related to the virus, along with increased incidents of mental health disorders and substance use, and have put a strain on the Canadian health-care system, according to a study commissioned by the Canadian Medical Association.
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Montreal candle-making company creates jobs for those in need
"You get to the point where you want to give back," Riau Canada's founding lawyer says of the company that makes eco-friendly scented candles, and donates part of its profits to counselling and reintegration services for people using homeless shelters and other community organizations.
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Christmas Fund: 'Family project' made moving to Canada a dream come true
The Algerian father left behind a job in communications, but says he came to Canada so his three children can get the best education possible.
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Martin Regg Cohn: Should Canada boycott the Beijing Winter Olympics?
Tempting as it is to demonize and isolate Beijing, the West cannot so easily decouple from its economic integration and environmental linkages with China as global warming looms, Martin Regg Cohn writes.
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Sign alerts hikers to trail closure — for construction that ended nine years ago; beaver baffle battle baffles Metrolinx
Outdated signs underscore the need for the city to be more attentive to them, if for no other reason than to avoid looking dumb.
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How slip-and-fall lawsuits in the city have halted snow plows in cottage country
Soaring insurance costs have forced many Haliburton county snow plow operators out of business this year.
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Julia Ogden’s surprise reveal on ‘Murdoch Mysteries’ turns out to be actor Hélène Joy’s too
Spoiler alert: When the actor learned she was pregnant showrunner Peter Mitchell decided to make Julia pregnant too. Joy says it’s been great fun to be expecting on set — other than the ‘all-day sickness’ in the first four months.
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Matt Elliott: Toronto needs more affordable housing. So why is the city leasing so much of its waterfront to movie studios?
People who live in Toronto also need places to work that ideally aren’t too far from their homes.
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Unvaccinated travellers barred from planes and trains as of today
Unvaccinated travellers over the age of 12 won't be able to board a plane or train in Canada beginning today, and a negative COVID-19 test will no longer serve as a substitute for most people.
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Statistics Canada scheduled to detail third quarter GDP figures
Statistics Canada is scheduled to report this morning how the Canadian economy fared during the third quarter of the year.
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Barbados says goodbye to Queen in ceremony with Prince Charles, Rihanna
Barbados stopped pledging allegiance to Queen Elizabeth II on Tuesday as it shed another vestige of its colonial past and became a republic for the first time in history.
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Moderna CEO says COVID-19 vaccines may be less effective against Omicron variant
The news set of fresh alarm bells in world financial markets by spurring fears that vaccine resistance could lead to more sickness and hospitalizations, prolonging the pandemic.
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