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CPP Investments CEO Mark Machin resigns after travelling to UAE for COVID-19 vaccine

2 hours 2 min ago

CPP Investments says Mark Machin tendered his resignation to the board Thursday night.
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Health Canada approves AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine

2 hours 16 min ago

Canada has pre-ordered 20 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine, which was co-developed by researchers at the University of Oxford.
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How a shift in COVID-19 vaccine strategy could save more lives

3 hours 32 min ago

Prioritizing the hardest-hit neighbourhoods, in addition to the oldest residents, could curb COVID-19 infections, keep hundreds out of hospital and save more lives, a new Science Advisory Table report shows.
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Today’s coronavirus news: Doctors, caregivers push for in-home COVID-19 vaccinations for housebound seniors; Vaccination ‘passports’ may open society, experts say, but inequity looms

4 hours 3 min ago

Meanwhile, a crisis over the supply of medical oxygen for coronavirus patients has struck nations in Africa and Latin America
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‘We have family to feed.’ Toronto taxi drivers say more support needed as city offers relief to beleaguered industry

5 hours 32 min ago

In an industry that has already grappled with the rise of ride-sharing and the high costs of licensing, the pandemic has meant yet another blow to taxi drivers trying to get by.
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Ontario universities urge government to help with $1 billion COVID costs

10 hours 2 min ago

Post-secondary sector has taken ‘significant impact’ of $1 billion, and cut costs, deferred capital plans, says head of council.
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Toronto names workplaces where a COVID-19 outbreak occurs. Peel Region doesn’t. Who’s right?

10 hours 32 min ago

Will the prospect of bad publicity spur businesses to take safety more seriously, or will it just reduce their compliance with health authorities?
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‘I know most good things come to an end’: The sports talk duo Tim and Sid bid farewell

13 hours 11 min ago

They have been at each other’s side for almost two decades. Now, Seixeiro is off to Breakfast Television while Micallef works with new friends.
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COVID survivor Mary Peel turns 106 on Wednesday. Her family planned 106 surprises for her

13 hours 37 min ago

Family members hatched a plan: for each year Mary brought joy, love and warmth to the lives of others, she would receive a card in the mail. Younger family members took to social media to spread the word.
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Thunder Bay could see renewed lockdown as COVID-19 case numbers surge

13 hours 57 min ago

The Thunder Bay District Health Unit reported 33 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday and a total of 315 active cases. Schools are also set to move online.
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Risk of a third wave of COVID-19 grows as infections rise and variants spread

14 hours 23 min ago

The recent decline in COVID-19 is over with infections on the rise again and while the more contagious variants are spreading slower than first feared their presence is being seen more and more, public health officials say.
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U.S. Secretary of State’s first ‘trip’ to Canada will be a virtual one

14 hours 43 min ago

Zoom meetings are a reality with which many of us in North America have become all too familiar, Edward Keenan writes.
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Top Ontario doctor grilled about why he didn’t go public with concerns over Doug Ford’s lockdown response

15 hours 30 min ago

Ontario’s chief medical officer faced pointed questions about his handling of COVID-19 from a commission investigating the pandemic, including why he didn’t “stand up” and go public about concerns over Premier Doug Ford’s relaxed triggers for lockdowns last fall.
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Somebody stole Jagmeet Singh’s bike

15 hours 41 min ago

It’s very sad.
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Election law gives name and address of every Canadian voter to white nationalist party

15 hours 43 min ago

The leader of the Canadian Nationalist Party has been accused of anti-Semitic hate crimes, but gets to issue tax rebates for donations to his cause.
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MPs urge crackdown on Beijing’s ‘intimidation’ of Hong Kong democracy supporters in Canada

16 hours 1 min ago

The federal government should expand family immigration for Hong Kong residents and begin cracking down on Beijing’s interference with the rights of people in Canada, says a report from a committee on Canada-China relations released Thursday.
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This is why the United States can’t have nice things

16 hours 26 min ago

The “if I have to share with you, none of us can have it” mentality, author Heather McGhee argues, is the basis of the thinking that limits so much U.S. public policy debate to this day.
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Top law firm apologizes after Black History Month statements draw fire

16 hours 32 min ago

Praise for athletes and daughter’s ‘well brought up’ friend have Gowling vowing to do better.
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Erin O’Toole’s path to power narrows as Jagmeet Singh rules out supporting the Conservatives

17 hours 7 min ago

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh told the Star’s editorial board Thursday that he “absolutely” won’t work with O’Toole’s Conservatives if they win the most seats but fail to get a majority in the next federal election.
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The rise of eating disorders in pandemic isolation

Thu, 02/25/2021 - 22:00

Digital culture has long had an impact on our relationship with our bodies. Now, the COVID-19 pandemic has fed into that too.
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