Yoshihide Suga voted Japan’s first new prime minister in 8 years by ruling party

Suga has officially replaced Shinzo Abe, Japan's longest-serving premier, who resigned because of ill health earlier this summer.
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Terminally-ill Saskatchewan single mother needs donations to cover immunotherapy
A terminally-ill single mother from Saskatoon hopes donations will cover costly immunotherapy treatments to give her priceless time with her young children.
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New Brunswick shrinks bubble with Quebec after rise in COVID-19 cases in Avignon
As of Friday, only residents of the Listuguj First Nation and Pointe-à-la-Croix will be allowed to take day trips to New Brunswick.
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Third person arrested in shooting death of Brampton teen: police
Halton Regional Police say they are still looking for a fourth suspect, believed to be armed and dangerous, who may be in the Calgary area.
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Meghan Markle's Fall Style Will Always Be Classic And Comfy
Meghan Markle is trending for a lot of reasons, but one thing we’ll always be talking about is the duchess’ classic fall style.This week, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex made headlines for their appearance on the TIME100 special on ABC, which saw the couple urge Americans to vote in the upcoming election and combat the spread of disinformation and hate speech online — something U.S. President Donald Trump took issue with.  View this post on InstagramA post shared by ABC (@abcnetwork) on Sep 22, 2020 at 7:50pm PDTFor the special appearance, Markle, 38, went with the perfect autumn outfit, donning a brown silk shirt by Victoria Beckham, black cropped trousers by Alexander Wang, and classic black pumps by Manolo Blahnik.The duchess is known for her polished, understated style, and her flare for fashion really comes out during the fall months. With chic long coats, fitted blazers and leather separates, Markle really knows how to pull off understated fall fashion.So we’re taking a look back at some of Meghan Markle’s best fall-worthy outfits. Click on the slideshow below to see why the duchess is an expert at dressing for the fall:RELATED Meghan Markle Spent The Weekend Reminding Women To Be Confident At Work Meghan Markle And Gloria Steinem Get Real About Racist Voter Suppression People Are Furious Because Meghan Markle Encouraged Americans To Vote On Her Birthday, All The Highlights From Meghan Markle’s Past Year Also on HuffPost:
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Model and Instagram ‘Catwoman’ jailed for series of masked burglaries
Monique Agostino, 25, was convicted of helping some teen boys with a string of burglaries in Sydney, Australia.
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Saskatchewan increases support for tourism sector
The government of Saskatchewan is adding privately-owned RV parks and campgrounds, as well as licensed outfitters, to its Saskatchewan Tourism Sector Support Program.
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Study stays 2026 Commonwealth Games could bring Hamilton area more than $300M
A second report, outlining the impacts of what organizers have said would be a dramatic increase in affordable housing, will be released in the near future.
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COVID-19 delays next phases of Connect Care health system launch in Alberta
Originally planned for May, the next two stages of the Connect Care rollout won't happen until October and February. They were delayed because of the pandemic.
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Amy Hager, 20, identified as Hamilton’s 11th homicide victim: police
A 39-year-old Hamilton man is facing a second-degree murder charge in connection to the death.
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$2K fine issued as Saskatchewan adds 5 new coronavirus cases
Saskatchewan health authorities say there are five new coronavirus cases in the province, with 130 active cases and 1,681 total recoveries.
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OPP search for missing 28-year-old man who may be in Barrie, Dufferin, Orillia areas
Ryan Beaudoin was reported missing on Aug. 6 after he was last seen at about 10 p.m. in Cochrane, Ont., two days prior.
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RCMP investigate suspected arson in Lower Sackville
No one was injured but investigators have determined the fire is suspicious.
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Fire destroys workshop garage in Norwood
Firefighters were called to a structure fire on Asphodel 8th Line around 11 a.m. on Thursday morning.
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‘It was the worst night of my life’: Peterborough fire victim
The city reports 10 households have found housing while six are still waiting for housing options.
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Georgia Swarm sign Saskatchewan draftee to 2-year contract
Goalie Laine Hruska, of Warman, Sask., has signed a two-year contract with the NLL’s Georgia Swarm.
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First the 'she-cession', now this: StatCan says workplace automation may disproportionately harm women
Women are more likely than men to face a risk of their jobs being affected by automation, a Statistics Canada study says.
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21 Nova Scotia paramedics awarded for providing care at personal risk
The award was created in 1994 by Queen Elizabeth II and is now a national recognition program for Canadians who work in high-risk jobs in public safety.
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Group of Ontario doctors calls for new indoor dining, gym restrictions due to spike in COVID-19 cases
'The province must also ask non-essential businesses to have employees work from home and instruct universities and colleges to offer classes online,' the statement from the doctors said.
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Former Winnipeg Blue Bomber Quarterback Matt Nichols is happy for ex-team mate Chris Streveler
Matt Nichols says he would have loved to have had the chance to return to Winnipeg to play in the CFL bubble.
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'A fantasy plan for a mythical country': Jason Kenney says throne speech an attack on federalism
EDMONTON — The federal government’s Speech from the Throne represents a “full-frontal attack” on Canadian federalism, the constitution and provincial jurisdiction, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney told reporters at a fiery news conference on Thursday morning. The premier, speaking one day after Governor General Julie Payette delivered the speech, slammed the throne speech for being chock-full of “bright, shiny objects” and “kooky academic theories,” while making promises that impinge on provincial jurisdiction and, he argued, will actively harm Alberta’s resource sector as the province labours under a brutal recession. “There were more policies that invade provincial jurisdiction than I could count,” said Kenney. “Alberta will continue to work with our allies across the country to focus on lives and livelihoods.” The throne speech, at just shy of 7,000 words, promised — and, in some cases, promised again — piles of spending measures, such as a national pharmacare program, spending on daycare and national standards for long term care homes. The issue of provincial jurisdiction has also caught the eye of other premiers and politicians. Bloc Québécois leader Yves-François Blanchet targeted jurisdiction issues in his remarks Wednesday, as did Quebec Premier François Legault. Kenney said he expects there will be many constitutional challenges if the federal government forges ahead with its promises. The throne speech, and a Wednesday evening address to the nation from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, also alluded to a larger economic recovery plan to create “one million jobs” — a scheme that promises infrastructure spending, training programs and direct spending on renewable energy and clean technology. Matt Gurney: Trudeau's televised address wasn't just unnecessary. It was bizarre David Rosenberg: Trudeau's big dreams could actually do more to hurt than help our economy There was, Kenney said, “not one word” about helping people in Canada’s resource sector get back to work. “All we are asking of the Government of Canada is to let this province, and our resource industries, to get off their knees and get back onto our feet during the largest economic contraction since the Great Depression,” said Kenney. “It was a fantasy plan for a mythical country that only exists in the minds of Ottawa Liberals and like-minded Laurentian elites.” For the Alberta government, the economic priorities in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic remain roughly similar to the priorities when the United Conservatives replaced Rachel Notley’s New Democrats: to get pipelines built, to find ways to push an economic recovery and rebuild the oil and gas sector. “Alberta was not recognized in yesterday’s throne speech,” said Kenney. To attain those objectives, the province remains steadfast in its objections to the federal carbon tax, two pieces of legislation that regulate oil tanker traffic and pipeline construction, and millions paid into federal coffers as part of the national equalization program. Beyond the context of a greener economic future or as a way to contribute to a net-zero emissions future, pipelines, the oil and gas sector, and mining were also notably absent from yesterday’s speeches. These are also key industries in Saskatchewan and the north . The reaction from Saskatachewan was similar. “The only time in this Speech from the Throne that Saskatchewan was essentially mentioned was in the phase-out of our energy industry workers,” Premier Scott Moe said. “That in no way provides me with any relief of the direction of this current government. You might also be interested in… Jordan Peterson’s year of ‘absolute hell’: Professor forced to retreat from public life because of addiction If North Korea’s Kim Jong Un dies, who will be his successor? ‘Everybody will love it’: A four-day work week could help rebuild Canada’s economy post-COVID-19, experts say
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Police investigate an attempted child abduction in Saint-Léonard, N.B., seek public help
Police were called after a man allegedly attempted to get two young children into his vehicle, outside of a home.
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Hextall on Hockey: Tampa’s captain returns
Victor Hedman had a three-point night in the Lightning’s Game 3 win over the Stars, but he wasn’t the headline -- that honour was given to the captain.
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Political intervention over rapid test demands would be ‘dangerous’: Freeland
Deputy prime minister Chrystia Freeland warns there are risky consequences if politicians intervene in pharmaceutical approvals.
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Mistaken identity involving prisoner and health card was human error, Ontario government says
A Hamilton man who wanted to know why a prisoner was using his health care number for medical treatment has his answer: human error by staff at ServiceOntario.
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2 new cases of COVID-19 in Kingston region Thursday, active cases now at 7
KFL&A Public Health has identified two new cases of COVID-19 in the Kingston region, while another positive case has been deemed resolved.
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‘Dangerous’ oversupply of new, single-family homes in Calgary and Edmonton: Moody’s forecast
Home prices across Canada could tumble about seven per cent in 2021, as unemployment dampens the hot real estate market, according to a forecast by Moody's Analytics Inc.
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Sunshine could mean good news for fall colours in Peterborough area
'The more sun you get in the fall, without a deep freeze or a heavy frost, the better the reds are going to be.'
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Toronto’s Steven Diez clinches French Open berth with qualifying win over Enzo Couacaud
Diez broke Couacaud five times on 12 chances and scored 35 of his 74 points while receiving to advance to his first Grand Slam main draw.
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Wearing a mask may reduce how sick you get from coronavirus
The main benefit of face masks has been to protect others should you be infected and not know it, but new research points to the benefits being two-fold.
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Supreme Court of Canada agrees to hear case involving fine for maple syrup heist
More than 20 people were arrested in connection with the theft, and searches were conducted in Quebec, New Brunswick, Ontario and the United States.
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The untold story of the Franco-Ontarian flag that recently became an official symbol of Ontario
The flag which has rallied generations of Franco-Ontarians was born of a tumultuous, hopeful decade of francophone resistance and community-building in Ontario. In Sudbury, in particular, francophones were seeking to “speak themselves” as a community and as full and equal citizens of Ontario.
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Google, Facebook and Twitter CEOs face possible subpoena from Senate panel
The panel is asking Sundar Pichai, Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey to address Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which allows the platforms to avoid lawsuits over content that their users post, a spokesperson for the Senate Commerce Committee said.
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Liberals propose to boost pandemic benefits to $500 per week, up from $400
OTTAWA — The Liberal government announced a boost to their proposed pandemic benefits Thursday, a move that should give them the NDP’s support for their throne speech. Employment Minister Carla Qualtrough announced three new benefits meant to help people who don’t qualify for Employment Insurance (EI), parents who need to stay home with children and people who need to stay home due to illness. “We’re digging in to make sure that we continue to support people, because we’re very much still in a crisis,” Qualtrough said. “If we want to get to the point where we build back better, we need to make sure that the people who need our help the most, get the support they need.” The benefit for people who do not qualify for EI has been increased to $500 per week, from the Liberals’ initial August proposal of $400 per week. That figure is the same as the soon-to-expire Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB). There will also be two separate benefits of $500 per week for parents forced to stay home with sick children or for people who become sick with the virus and have to isolate. Those two benefits are unchanged since first announced in August. NDP leader Jagmeet Singh made clear Wednesday that he didn’t want people coming off CERB to get less money while the pandemic is still raging. He was coy about his ultimate support for the coming confidence vote, but said changing the program would be a big step. Qualtrough said people on EI will get a minimum of $500 per week as well, so no one will be worse off. She said they expected most people who still need support would move onto EI, which also offers support for training and other incentives. Twitter: RyanTumilty Email: rtumilty@postmedia.com
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Avocado apocalypse averted thanks to deep-freeze breakthrough
The possibility of a world without avocados has been averted thanks to an Australian scientist who found a way to indefinitely preserve the pitted fruit.
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Ulta Beauty halts expansion into Canada to focus on U.S. operations, online shopping
On Wednesday, the Illinois-based retailer said it was scrapping its foray north as a result of the “current operating environment.”
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A Canadian researcher won an Ig Nobel Prize for her eyebrow-raising study
A Canadian researcher and her American colleague have been awarded the Ig Nobel Prize in psychology for devising a method to identify narcissists by their eyebrows.
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'We’re absolutely broken-hearted:' Former Saskatoon man, girlfriend found dead in Jasper remembered as hardworking volunteer firefighters
Matthew Kozak and Zabrina Ferrier were exactly the type of people you’d want serving on a fire department.
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Gender reveal for ‘robust’ new calf of endangered west coast orca species
The Center for Whale Research says just over 70 southern resident orcas remain in the wild.
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Opinion: Paid sick leave is a powerful public health tool
As a result of Canada’s patchwork system, fewer than half of Canadian workers currently have access to paid sick days. That should change.
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Georgetown man killed in crash involving boom lift in Erin, Ont.
Wellington County OPP say a 59-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene of a crash between an SUV and a boom lift.
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Legislation that could have saved Enrico Miranda’s life still sits in limbo
An improvement to the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act that would finally make companies like Fiera Foods responsible for the cost of workplace deaths and injuries among temp workers is already on the books. But it sits in limbo because Premier Doug Ford refuses to sign off on the regulations that would bring it into effect.
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