Mass quarantine not in Canada's coronavirus cards

Mass quarantine not in Canada's coronavirus cards

Public health authorities say Canadians have no need to worry about the prospect of mass quarantines, even in the likely event the coronavirus is discovered here. They said scary images coming from a now isolated Wuhan, a Chinese city with 11 mill...
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Ford says his patience with teacher unions won't last

Ford says his patience with teacher unions won't last

Ontario Premier Doug Ford says "there is only so long" his patience will last with the teachers' unions. All four major teachers' unions are engaged in some form of job action, including rotating strikes and work-to-rule campaigns, as contract tal...
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Andrew Scheer addresses his caucus

Andrew Scheer addresses his caucus

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer gathered his MPs and senators around him Friday to plot strategy for Parliament’s return on Monday. The caucus retreat comes at a time when many Tories are plotting their own strategies for how best to replace Sch...
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NDP to table national pharmacare bill

NDP to table national pharmacare bill

The New Democrats are planning to bring forward legislation to implement a national, universal pharmacare program. NDP House Leader Peter Julian is set to table a private member's bill at his first opportunity after Parliament resumes next week. N...
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New virus could disrupt global economy

New virus could disrupt global economy

A deadly new virus that emerged in China is raising concerns beyond the public health sphere as experts warn about the potential economic cost of a global outbreak. Stock markets around the world fell as health authorities rushed to monitor and co...
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Commemorative stamp pays tribute to all-black hockey league in the Maritimes

Commemorative stamp pays tribute to all-black hockey league in the Maritimes

Canada Post has unveiled a commemorative stamp that pays tribute to an all-black hockey league that once thrived in the Maritimes. The stamp tells the story of the Colored Hockey League, which saw teams competing for the Colored Hockey Championshi...
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Meng Wanzhou leaves Vancouver court after end of first part of extradition hearing

Meng Wanzhou leaves Vancouver court after end of first part of extradition hearing

Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou leaves British Columbia Supreme Court in Vancouver after the end of the first part of her extradition hearing on American fraud charges. If the judge rules against her, the second part will begin in June, but a ruling...
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Starbucks aims to become resource-positive

Starbucks aims to become resource-positive

Starbucks has an ambitious plan to reduce its environmental footprint, but one it acknowledges will require help from its customers. The Seattle-based coffee chain committed to three preliminary targets for 2030. The targets include cutting in hal...
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Trudeau addresses Liberal MPs

Trudeau addresses Liberal MPs

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is telling his caucus to play nice as it faces the return of a new minority House of Commons next week. Liberal MPs are meeting in Ottawa today ahead of next week’s return to Parliament. Trudeau says Canadians sent th...
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Canadian health agencies are preparing for coronavirus

Canadian health agencies are preparing for coronavirus

Canadian public health agencies are ramping up preparations in response to a new viral illness that has killed at least nine people in China and infected more than 450 people. The agencies say they are awaiting direction from the World Health Orga...
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Canadian health agencies preparing for coronavirus

Canadian health agencies preparing for coronavirus

Canadian public health agencies are ramping up preparations in response to a new viral illness that has killed at least nine people in China and infected more than 450 people. The agencies say they are awaiting direction from the World Health Orga...
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Building on a dream

Building on a dream

A team of Lego builders, including Ryan McNaught, one of only 14 certified Lego professionals in the world, has moved into Telus World of Science in Vancouver. The group used more than half a million Lego bricks and took over 2,400 hours to build ...
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Vending machine dispenses heroin substitute for at-risk drug users

Vending machine dispenses heroin substitute for at-risk drug users

MySafe is a vending machine that dispenses a heroin substitute called hydromorphone to patients whose biometrics have been programmed into it as part of a unique Vancouver program aimed at preventing overdoses.
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Funding deal reached on new Ontario French-language university

Funding deal reached on new Ontario French-language university

After Ontario's Progressive Conservative government initially cancelled plans for a dedicated French-language university, the federal government stepped in with a promise to cover some of the costs. Official Languages Minister Melanie Joly announc...
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Ottawa to match funds raised by campaign for crash victims' families

Ottawa to match funds raised by campaign for crash victims' families

The federal government says it will match the funds raised by a national campaign to help cover funeral costs for the families affected by a deadly plane crash in Iran earlier this month. Speaking at an event in Toronto on Wednesday, Liberal MP Om...
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NDP wants full study of new NAFTA, says Singh

NDP wants full study of new NAFTA, says Singh

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh is calling for an exhaustive review of Canada's new North American trade deal before deciding whether the NDP will support ratifying it — a move that could slow down the Liberals' plan to get it passed quickly. Singh was i...
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Bank of Canada holds key interest rate at 1.75 per cent

Bank of Canada holds key interest rate at 1.75 per cent

The Bank of Canada is keeping its key interest rate target on hold at 1.75 per cent and forecasting a slower-than-expected start for the Canadian economy in 2020. Bank governor Stephen Poloz says the central bank won't cut its trend-setting intere...
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Bank of Canada holds key interest rate at 1.75 per cent

Bank of Canada holds key interest rate at 1.75 per cent

The Bank of Canada is keeping its key interest rate target on hold at 1.75 per cent and forecasting a slower-than-expected start for the Canadian economy in 2020. Bank governor Stephen Poloz says the central bank won't cut its trend-setting intere...
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Former Canadian Forces engineer to remain behind bars in Maryland

Former Canadian Forces engineer to remain behind bars in Maryland

Former Canadian Forces engineer and accused neo-Nazi Patrik Mathews will remain behind bars until his preliminary hearing Jan. 30. Judge Timothy Sullivan issued the order Wednesday after Mathews, who faces immigration and weapons charges, appeared...
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Health agencies preparing for coronavirus

Health agencies preparing for coronavirus

Canadian public health agencies are ramping up preparations in response to a new viral illness that has killed at least nine people in China and infected more than 450 people. The agencies say they are awaiting direction from the World Health Orga...
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Air Canada delays return of Boeing 737 Max

Air Canada delays return of Boeing 737 Max

Air Canada has removed the Boeing 737 Max from its operating schedule until June 30. The decision follows the manufacturer's latest guidance about regulatory approval for the plane to fly again. It says the decision is based on operational conside...
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Manitoba Premier pitches new carbon tax plan

Manitoba Premier pitches new carbon tax plan

One day after issuing a surprise signal of compromise on a carbon tax, Manitoba Premier Brian Manitoba pitched the plan to agriculture producers who have faced big bills from the levy. Pallister told an agricultural exposition Tuesday a provincial...
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Alberta premier says report on safe injection sites will be released soon

Alberta premier says report on safe injection sites will be released soon

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says it's possible the province could close or relocate safe drug injection sites. The Alberta government appointed a panel last summer to look into the socio-economic impacts of safe drug consumption sites on communit...
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Trudeau stays mum on Sussexes’ security costs

Trudeau stays mum on Sussexes’ security costs

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has refused to say who will cover security costs for Prince Harry and his family while they are in Canada. Trudeau says that discussions on the matter were ongoing, adding he had not spoken to the Queen about it. Publ...
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Trudeau insists Iran respect families' wishes when it comes to burials

Trudeau insists Iran respect families' wishes when it comes to burials

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada is insisting Iran respect the wishes of families when it comes to burying those who died when a passenger jet was shot down outside Tehran. Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne says a numbe...
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Health minister says Canadians at low risk for coronavirus

Health minister says Canadians at low risk for coronavirus

Canada’s chief public health officer says Canadians are at low risk of contracting a new coronavirus that originated in China. In Winnipeg Tuesday, Health Minister Patty Hajdu spoke about the outbreak after the federal cabinet meeting.
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Hundreds line up for groceries in St. John's after storm

Hundreds line up for groceries in St. John's after storm

Grocery stores in St. John's, N.L., were permitted to open Tuesday for the first time since last Friday's record-breaking blizzard. Newfoundland and Labrador's capital has been under a state of emergency since Friday as the city, province and Arme...
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Defence Minister says 450 troops will help N.L. dig out from last week's monster snow storm

Defence Minister says 450 troops will help N.L. dig out from last week's monster snow storm

Federal Ministers give an update on military assistance to help Newfoundland and Labrador dig out from last week's monster snow storm. Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan says 450 troops will be in the province by Tuesday.
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Special parliamentary committee on China holds first meeting

Special parliamentary committee on China holds first meeting

Canada's ambassador to China, Dominic Barton, will be among the first witnesses to testify before a new special parliamentary committee created to examine Canada's fraught relationship with China. The committee held its first meeting Monday, large...
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Armed Forces lend shovels to Eastern Newfoundland

Armed Forces lend shovels to Eastern Newfoundland

The Armed Forces were on the ground in Eastern Newfoundland Monday as the region dug out from last week's record-smashing blizzard. Personnel responded to calls for help in the St. John's area from residents unable to dig themselves out. A group o...
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Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland says Ottawa finding common ground across Canada

Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland says Ottawa finding common ground across Canada

Deputy Prime Minster Chrystia Freeland spoke during day two of a three-day cabinet retreat in Winnipeg about how Ottawa is finding common ground with people and politicians across the country. She also says that Canadians from coast to coast are r...
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Pallister tells Trudeau there must be flexibility to move towards a Manitoba plan for carbon pricing

Pallister tells Trudeau there must be flexibility to move towards a Manitoba plan for carbon pricing

Premier Brian Pallister is dangling the possibility of imposing a carbon tax in Manitoba as he simultaneously warns Ottawa to be flexible if Manitoba is to continue its role as a bridge to the west. After a meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trude...
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Extradition hearing for Meng Wanzhou begins in Vancouver

Extradition hearing for Meng Wanzhou begins in Vancouver

Meng Wanzhou arrived at court in Vancouver Monday as a hearing begins over the American request to extradite the executive of the Chinese telecom giant Huawei on fraud charges. Her arrest in 2018 fractured relations between Canada and China. China...
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Protesters crowd Virginia's capital to defend right to bear arms

Protesters crowd Virginia's capital to defend right to bear arms

Tens of thousands of protesters from across the United States, many of them toting assault rifles, American flags and tributes to Donald Trump, packed the city streets outside the state capitol in Richmond, Va., on Monday in the name of gun rights...
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Rejection of claim 'appalling,' says NDP MP

Rejection of claim 'appalling,' says NDP MP

A woman who alleges she was raped at age 15 while being transported to a residential school has had her settlement claim rejected for a fourth time — a case New Democrat MP Charlie Angus says highlights major gaps in the settlement agreement for s...
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Five things to watch for in Canadian business, week of Jan 20th

Five things to watch for in Canadian business, week of Jan 20th

An official from the British High Commission in Ottawa will give an update on Brexit and discuss the implications for Canada in Calgary on Monday. The Bank of Canada will make its interest rate announcement and release its monetary policy report o...
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Manitoba's record-breaking snow maze captures winter's whimsical charm

Manitoba's record-breaking snow maze captures winter's whimsical charm

A 2,789-metre-squared snow maze located about 30 kilometres south of Winnipeg has achieved the Guinness World Record. The whimsy of the winter maze is bringing locals, as well as travellers from around the world, to the field in St. Adolphe.
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Plane crash victims' families demand a full investigation

Plane crash victims' families demand a full investigation

Families and friends of the victims of a downed Ukrainian airlines flight are demanding a full investigation into the crash. Speaking a Montreal memorial ceremony, they say they won't get closure until they know what happened to flight 752, which ...
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Canadian troops are on their way to Newfoundland and Labrador to help the province dig out from a mo

Canadian troops are on their way to Newfoundland and Labrador to help the province dig out from a mo

Defence minister Harjit Sajjan says that Canadian troops are on their way to Newfoundland and Labrador to help the province dig out from the snow storm that hit the area. Federal ministers say up to 300 troops will stay for as long as they’re needed.
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Canada keeping up pressure on Iran to let outside experts analyse downed plane's black boxes

Canada keeping up pressure on Iran to let outside experts analyse downed plane's black boxes

Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne has written his Iranian counterpart to stress Canada's insistence that the black boxes from downed Ukrainian airlines flight PS752 be analysed by experts in Ukraine or France. His pressure comes...
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Toronto Blue Jays debut new uniforms

Toronto Blue Jays debut new uniforms

The Toronto Blue Jays unveiled their new third jerseys on Saturday at Winter Fest, an indoor celebration at Rogers Centre. Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Bo Bichette, Cavan Biggio and Randal Grichuk modelled the retro-looking baby blue uniforms for fans o...
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Researcher discusses new method of determining pain in cats

Researcher discusses new method of determining pain in cats

They may appear aloof and peaceful but a new scientific study says cats might be suffering in silence. The study by Dr. Daniel Pang from the University of Calgary Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and a colleague from the University of Montreal, says...
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Families of PS752 to get $25K payments from Ottawa

Families of PS752 to get $25K payments from Ottawa

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Ottawa will pay families $25,000 for each of the 57 Canadian citizens and 29 permanent residents who died when Iran shot down a Ukrainian passenger jet. Trudeau says the money is intended to cover the cost of fun...
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St. John’s shuts down under blizzard warning

St. John’s shuts down under blizzard warning

The City of St. John’s declared a state of emergency Friday as blizzard conditions descended on the city. Environment Canada issued wind and blizzard warnings across Newfoundland, with the heaviest impacts expected in the eastern part of the islan...
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Early flu strain making kids sick: doctor

Early flu strain making kids sick: doctor

Canada's chief public health officer says more children are being hospitalized this flu season because of an early spike in a strain of influenza B, which hits young people hard. Doctor Theresa Tam says that strain is circulating across the countr...
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Dignitaries honour John Crosbie at state funeral

Dignitaries honour John Crosbie at state funeral

Past and present politicians filed into the Anglican Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in St. John's, N.L. for the funeral service of John Crosbie. Former prime ministers Joe Clark and Brian Mulroney filled out the front pews with past and present...
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Finance minister Bill Morneau sits with Calgary business group in pre-budget consultation

Finance minister Bill Morneau sits with Calgary business group in pre-budget consultation

Both Finance Minister Bill Morneau and Adam Legge, president of the Business Council of Alberta, said there was much to agree on in a pre-budget consultation Thursday morning in Calgary. But Legge added economic fear that has boosted separatist se...
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Ford criticizes teachers' union leadership

Ford criticizes teachers' union leadership

Premier Doug Ford is criticizing the heads of Ontario's major teachers' unions, saying the groups have "bad leadership." Ford made the comments at Queen's Park Thursday as all four unions are engaged in various job actions, including rotating stri...
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