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Two girls found safe after Amber Alert issued, investigation ongoing

TORONTO — An Amber Alert has ended after two young girls went missing in Kitchener, Ont.  Waterloo Regional Police tweeted early Tuesday that the children were found safe as a result of the Amber Alert. Police say that one woman has been arrested, and an investigation is ongoing. Waterloo Regional Police tweeted late Monday during […]

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Terry Fox honoured with Google Doodle on anniversary of first tribute run

TORONTO — Sunday’s Google Doodle pays tribute to famed Canadian athlete and cancer activist Terry Fox on the anniversary of the first run event organized across Canada in his honour. The Doodle, illustrated by Toronto-based artist Lynn Scurfield, replaces the usual Google logo with an image of Fox running in a valley near a lake. […]

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‘Black Panther’ star Chadwick Boseman dies of cancer at 43

LOS ANGELES — Actor Chadwick Boseman, who played Black icons Jackie Robinson and James Brown before finding fame as the regal Black Panther in the Marvel cinematic universe, died Friday of cancer, his representative said. He was 43. Boseman died at his home in the Los Angeles area with his wife and family by his […]

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Edmonton senior gets refund after family says she was scammed into buying $4K in Sephora gift cards – Edmonton

It’s been nearly two months since an Edmonton family shared the story of their 85-year old grandmother, who was scammed into buying $4,000 worth of gift cards, without being able to get a refund. But after plenty of phone calls, emails and online support, the money was finally returned. Read more: Edmonton family says senior […]

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Biotech company says its anti-viral clothing kills 99.9 per cent of coronavirus

TORONTO — A Toronto-based biotech company is a frontrunner in developing a new kind of COVID-19 protection: antiviral clothing, made to protect against the virus. We have sanitizer for our hands, wipes for counters and masks for our faces. Is anti-viral clothing the next stage? Intelligent Fabric Technologies (North America) Inc. (IFTNA) is trying to […]

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Could Europe’s Cyprus halloumi dispute derail CETA? Maybe, but solution likely – National

Halloumi might be known to many as a salty cheese good for throwing on the grill but this week, it’s the centre of a political dispute that threatens to derail Canada’s free trade deal with the European Union. Cypriot lawmakers last week voted against ratifying the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), most […]

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Air travel expected to not recover before 2024

FRANKFURT — Global air travel is recovering more slowly than expected and will take until until 2024 to return to pre-pandemic levels, the trade association for the airline industry said Tuesday. The International Air Transport Association pushed back its prediction by one year due to the slow containment of the outbreak in the U.S. and […]

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Three dead, 24 injured after glacier sightseeing bus rolls over in Canada

Three people died and 24 were injured after their sightseeing bus rolled over in Canada’s Jasper National Park, authorities and tour officials said Sunday. The all-terrain “Ice Explorer” was on its way to Athabasca Glacier, the most visited glacier in North America, in the remote Columbia Icefield of Alberta, when the accident occurred Saturday afternoon, […]

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Are you an essential worker? In Canada, it depends on where you live

OTTAWA – Just how essential you are and how much of a federal government bonus you receive for your hard work during the pandemic depends entirely on what province you live in. The program, announced in early May, was meant to provide top-up pay to essential workers, with the federal government putting $3 billion on […]

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21 injured in fire aboard ship at Naval Base San Diego

SAN DIEGO — Twenty-one people suffered minor injuries in an explosion and fire Sunday on board a ship at Naval Base San Diego, military officials said. The blaze was reported shortly before 9 a.m. on USS Bonhomme Richard, said Mike Raney, a spokesman for Naval Surface Force, US Pacific Fleet. Seventeen sailors and four civilians […]

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