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Ottawa’s new funding for cities is just a good start, John Tory says

Mon, 06/01/2020 - 18:04

Ottawa’s funding pledge for Canada’s cash-strapped cities is a good start but a “lot more” aid will be needed to help municipalities hit hard by the pandemic fallout, Mayor John Tory says.
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A win for Foodora couriers leads to questions about the gig economy’s promise of innovation and convenience

Mon, 06/01/2020 - 16:00

In the third episode of our six-part podcast serial Hustled, the clash over the role of technology in the gig economy comes to a head.
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'They keep killing our people. I’m so sick and tired of it': Violence erupts in the U.S. on 6th day of protests

Mon, 06/01/2020 - 13:16

Sunday capped a tumultuous weekend and month that saw city and state officials deploy thousands of National Guard soldiers, enact strict curfews and shut down mass transit systems.
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Ottawa to pledge billions to aid cash-strapped cities

Mon, 06/01/2020 - 13:00

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday will pledge several billion dollars in assistance to help cash-strapped cities whose bottom lines have been battered by the pandemic, the Star has learned.
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Trudeau to pledge billions for cities; Britain moves to further ease lockdown restrictions

Mon, 06/01/2020 - 12:50

Turkish Airlines resumed limited domestic flights, restaurants welcomed sit-in customers and beaches and museums reopened as Turkey’s broadest easing of coronavirus restrictions came into effect Monday.
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‘No justice! No peace!’ Already in crisis, America lurches toward chaos

Mon, 06/01/2020 - 01:57

“I can’t breathe,” protesters near the White House shouted, echoing the dying words of George Floyd last week in Minneapolis as a police officer knelt on his neck.
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Toronto police chief Mark Saunders, Mayor John Tory praise peaceful #JusticeForRegis protest

Mon, 06/01/2020 - 00:49

Saturday’s anti-racism protest was linked to the death of Regis Korchinski-Paquet.
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New York City is providing free hotel rooms to people who can’t safely self-isolate in tiny, crowded apartments. Could it work here?

Sun, 05/31/2020 - 21:00

“Out of the box” thinking is needed to help neighbourhoods hardest hit by the coronavirus.
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Four ways Ontario has made it harder to know how COVID-19 is hitting the province

Sun, 05/31/2020 - 21:00

The data that has been shared with public in Ontario is ‘among the worse’ of any province or country around the world, one expert says. Months into the pandemic, some individual health units are paving a fresh path forward and setting examples to be followed.
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COVID-19 sends 18 residents at Woodbridge long-term-care home to hospital

Sun, 05/31/2020 - 20:19

York Region confirmed the residents were transported late Saturday evening.
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As the country reopens, these Canadians fear they’ll be left behind. Here’s why

Sat, 05/30/2020 - 21:00

While COVID-19 lockdowns begin to ease, some people are still on the sidelines, waiting for their chance at a taste of normalcy.
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Is Toronto reopening too soon? Some businesses think so, and are choosing to stay closed

Sat, 05/30/2020 - 20:00

The city is moving too fast, some say, and want to see a significant drop in cases before the province moves to the next stage.
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Why workplace outbreaks are a new frontier for COVID-19 in the GTA

Sat, 05/30/2020 - 18:00

Toronto, Peel and York have seen a recent rise in workplace-related infections. Peel and York are grappling with dozens of workplace-related exposures, many in the manufacturing, food processing and delivery sectors.
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‘We want answers’: Thousands march with family of Regis Korchinski-Paquet

Sat, 05/30/2020 - 14:51

Peaceful protesters marched to Toronto police headquarters on Saturday, three days after a 29-year-old Black woman fell 24 storeys to her death, in an incident now being probed by the SIU.
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Life and death in the Sheridan Villa COVID ward

Sat, 05/30/2020 - 07:00

At Peel Region’s Sheridan Villa in Mississauga ‘you’re all working for a common goal and that goal is life. When that person dies, all of that just goes away’
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Through world wars and newspaper wars, the Star has never lost its progressive streak

Sat, 05/30/2020 - 07:00

The Star has been pushing for change and writing the history of the city, the province, and the country through 128 years.
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What happens when a doctor breaks quarantine? N.B. health worker’s ‘bad decision’ raises questions about consequences

Sat, 05/30/2020 - 03:11

One region of the province takes a major step backwards in loosening coronavirus restrictions
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From police or pandemic, it’s dangerous to be Black in Donald Trump’s America

Fri, 05/29/2020 - 23:58

Despite 100,00 deaths from COVID-19, social media ensured that the world couldn’t look away from the ongoing toll of another plague that has preyed on Americans for generations, Edward Keenan writes.
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The death of the buffet?

Fri, 05/29/2020 - 22:30

Karon Liu, the Star’s culture reporter has a conversation with Saba Eitizaz, reminiscing about buffets, their cultural and culinary significance and whether we’re about to say a nostalgic goodbye to the traditional buffet
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Toronto police are ‘fast-tracking’ body cameras, Saunders says as SIU warns against ‘rushing to any conclusions’ in woman’s falling death

Fri, 05/29/2020 - 21:25

Police Chief Mark Saunders is holding a news conference at 3 p.m. Five of those officers have been designated as “witness officers” while one is the “subject” officer, meaning his actions are at the centre of the civilian watchdog’s investigation.
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