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Police release image of suspect vehicle in Vaughan’s deadly shooting
The black, four-door Ford F-150 pick-up truck was seen fleeing north on Islington Avenue after the shooting
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Isaias expected to become hurricane as it nears landfall in U.S.
Over the weekend, Isaias brought heavy rain and flooding to Florida as officials kept a close eye on the storm.
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Remnants of Hurricane Isaias to gust through Quebec Wednesday and Thursday
The storm system will pack winds of up to 65 kilometres per hour.
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Mike Holmes: Plan ahead for an eco-friendly reno
Walk by any construction site and you’ll see them: Those giant bins overflowing with construction waste. If you were to take a look in those bins, you’d see things like broken drywall, old pieces of wood, asphalt shingles and, in some cases, even full cabinets or vanities that have reached the end of their life cycle. Waste is inevitable when you’re doing a renovation. Some materials will be beyond reuse or repair, and they need to be properly disposed of. But I admit, I hate seeing bin after bin get filled up with trash. Especially when it could have been safely reused or donated. Last week on my Facebook page I asked what new products or services people have discovered during their quarantine, but here’s my favourite answer: none. One clever homeowner had completed some DIY projects using only materials she’d already had on hand that had been leftover from previous renovations. To me, that’s smart. Had she not been creative, those materials likely would have gathered dust in her basement for years, until they eventually went to the landfill. Now, they’ve got a second life, she didn’t need to spend any extra money and no new waste was created. Taking that to a larger scale, how can we cut down on construction waste as contractors and homeowners? Deconstruct, then demolish If you want an environmentally friendly renovation, you need to plan for that at the very beginning. Before you begin the demolition phase of the project, start with the deconstruction phase. This is when you’d go through the renovation area and earmark which materials are still in good condition and could be salvaged and reused. Now, you may not want them for your home — but items like cabinets, appliances, and doors can find a new home elsewhere. The deconstruction phase takes longer than doing a simple demolish, so you have to actively plan to participate in it. It’s worth the extra time — organizations like Habitat for Humanity’s Habitat ReStore can help redistribute your reusable items to families in need. It’s not just about finding which materials can be reused. A lot of building materials can be safely recycled. I’m talking items like metal, window glass, brick, plastic, concrete and a lot more. Not everything needs to find its final home in the landfill. Having extra bins on site can keep your recyclable materials separate from your waste. It can make a big difference in the amount of trash that ends up in the landfill. Don’t overlook it. Eliminating waste during construction Modluar building is when large portions of the home are built in a factory setting in different modules. These modules are then transported to the final building site of the home and assembled on site to create a home that looks like any traditional site-built home. Once the foundation is poured, often, the home can be fully assembled within a day. Now, I’m a fan of this process for a few reasons, but waste management is a big one. Because they’re built indoors, and on an assembly-line process — typically, it’s a lot more material-efficient. Instead of having to order enough materials for one home — you can order in bulk, passing any leftovers onto the next project seamlessly. It happens to the best of us, but sometimes we make a human error on the job site. When we accidentally leave building materials uncovered overnight during a storm, it can completely ruin them. Modular building leaves Mother Nature totally out of the picture during the construction phase. When built in a controlled environment (dry, and at the right temperature) we’re ensuring that the materials we’ve purchased remain healthy and usable. As prefabricated models, they’re much more susceptible to the deconstruction process before demolition, so when you’re ready to make changes to your modular home — start by deconstructing. Reducing construction waste benefits us all. It keeps out landfills less full, helps preserve Mother Earth — and has a financial benefit to you, too. Dropping off waste isn’t free, so anything you can recycle or reuse will save you money. To find out more about Mike Holmes, visit makeitright.ca For Postmedia News
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Nova Scotia RCMP say six people injured in collision between car and pickup
RCMP say the crash involving a car and a pickup truck occurred Sunday evening at the intersection of Ridge Road and Grand Pre Road in Wolfville Ridge, N.S.
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Ingersoll Ont., woman, 22, identified as victim in fatal in pedestrian-truck collision: OPP
Police say a pedestrian pushing a stroller was crossing the road Friday when a transport truck hit her.
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York police search for witnesses in connection with fatal Vaughan shooting
Police said officers were called to a restaurant on 8074 Islington Avenue for reports of a shooting just after 5:30 p.m.
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U.S. border communities feel loss of Canadian tourists, shoppers and friends
Many American businesses along the border say they miss both the revenue and the familiar Canadian faces.
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Breaking down what went wrong for the Maple Leafs, and how to change it
The shooters shot blanks and the Leafs ended their Game 1 loss to Columbus with more questions than answers. Here's what to do about it.
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Canadian Museum for Human Rights closing to allow review of racism report
The Canadian Museum for Human Rights will shut down for two days this week as the first phase of a review on systemic racism is released.
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Coronavirus hits Tahiti cruise ship, leaving 340 passengers confined to cabins
Some 340 passengers and crew are confined on a cruise ship in Tahiti after one traveler tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
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N.S. health officials warn of potential COVID-19 exposure on July 12 flight from Toronto
Officials say the West Jet flight departed Toronto at 9:45 p.m. and landed in Halifax just after midnight on July 13.
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Two men arrested after Yorkdale Mall carjacking, two more suspects sought
The suspects driving the stolen Range Rover ditched the car at Fairview Mall a short time after acquiring it and were chased by police officers on foot before being arrested
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Coronavirus live updates: Doctor’s petition urges Quebec to backtrack on 250-person gatherings
COVID-19 conspiracies creating a 'public health crisis' in Canada, experts say.
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Coronavirus hits Norway cruise ship, officials fear spread across coastal villages
A Norwegian cruise ship line halted all trips and apologized Monday for procedural errors after an outbreak of coronavirus on one ship infected at least five passengers and 36 crew.
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Nova Scotia RCMP say six people injured in collision between car and pickup
Police say the driver and passenger of the car, both adult males from Halifax County, were transported to hospital with serious injuries.
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Where mask-wearing isn't gospel: Colorado churches grapple with reopening
"I'm finding this to be true at churches all over America: If they're told they have to wear a mask, they'll stay home," said Brady Boyd, senior pastor of the 15,000-member New Life Church.
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‘Our customers are 90 per cent Canadian’: U.S. border businesses struggle amid COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has put cross-border shopping trips and vacations on hold since March, and many American businesses along the border say they miss both the revenue and the familiar Canadian faces.
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Fighting complacency and being compliant two important aspects of NBA campus life
Players, staffers need reminding of what's keeping things going and we reveal the end of season ballots
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Some autopsies remain secret for years or decades. Families of those killed by police want that changed
In recent years, security holds have been thrust into the spotlight when on-duty police officers have killed members of the public — cases in which anger and skepticism have fuelled calls for accountability and transparency, and in which the security hold has only compounded flaring distrust.
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Michael Buble headlines new Order of B.C. winners, Dr. Bonnie Henry still waiting
Crooner Michael Bublé is set to become a member of the Order of B.C. but provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry will have to wait a year to find out if she will receive the honour.
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This Toronto nurse recently graduated with $50K of debt. He works more 60 hours a week during the pandemic. He’s in a rush to pay off his OSAP loan and move out. Can he do it?
Fresh out of nursing school, with a lot of debt, Ali is seeking advice from Millennial Money’s financial expert on paying down his debt and saving.
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Rural Canadians face greater disparities from lack of anesthesia care: doctors
Canadians living in rural or remote communities are at risk of poorer health outcomes due to a shortage of anesthesia services, say researchers calling for a national strategy to address inequitable access to care.
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Coronavirus conspiracies spreading at alarming rates across Canada, experts say 
Researchers say conspiracy theories about COVID-19 are spreading at an alarming rate across the country -- and they warn misinformation shared online may lead to devastating consequences.
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Ferrari lowers guidance after Q2 profits nearly wiped out
The automaker reported nine million euros in net profit for the April-June period, coinciding with Italy’s strict lockdown, a 95 per cent drop from the same quarter of 2019.
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Two Steinbach restaurants closed due to potential COVID-19 exposure
The Smitty's location in Steinbach is closed after an employee there tested positive for COVID-19 - prompting the city's Boston Pizza to do the same.
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Three Steinbach businesses closed due to potential COVID-19 exposure
The Smitty's and Boston Pizza restaurants, as well as the hometown branch of Steinbach Credit Union, have all shut their doors.
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Tanker truck carrying diesel fuel ignites, spills load into Richelieu River
The driver of the truck manage to escape without injury.
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Trump’s TikTok assault opens new front in tech war with China
The Trump administration’s threat to ban ByteDance Ltd.’s viral teen phenom and other Chinese-owned apps could significantly hamper their access global user data, which is an immensely valuable resource in a modern internet economy.
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