January 24th, 2021

Business

Military to support vaccination efforts in northern Ontario Indigenous communities

By The Canadian Press on January 24th, 2021

TORONTO – The Canadian military is set to help with COVID-19 vaccine distribution in Indigenous communities in northern Ontario. Federal Public Safety Minister Bill Blair says on Twitter the Canadian Armed Forces will support vaccine efforts in 32 communities of the Nishnawbe Aski Nation. The move comes after a request from the province for assistance ... Read More »

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Dutch police clash with anti-lockdown protesters in 2 cities

By Peter Dejong, The Associated Press on January 24th, 2021

URK, Netherlands – Rioters set fires in the centre of the southern Dutch city of Eindhoven and pelted police with rocks Sunday at a banned demonstration against coronavirus lockdown measures, while officers responded with tear gas and water cannons, arresting at least 30 people. Police in the capital of Amsterdam also used a water cannon ... Read More »

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Ontario reports 2,417 new cases of COVID-19 and 102 more deaths related to the virus

By The Canadian Press on January 24th, 2021

TORONTO – Ontario is reporting 2,417 new cases of COVID-19 today and 102 more deaths related to the virus. Health Minister Christine Elliott says there are 785 new cases in Toronto, 404 in Peel Region, 215 in York Region and 121 in Niagara. Over 48,900 tests have been completed in Ontario over the past 24 ... Read More »

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Dutch police clash with protesters in Amsterdam, Eindhoven

By Peter Dejong, The Associated Press on January 24th, 2021

URK, Netherlands – Dutch police clashed with protesters demonstrating against the country’s lockdown in the capital, Amsterdam and the southern city of Eindhoven on Sunday, a day after rioting youths protesting the country’s curfew torched a coronavirus testing facility in a Dutch fishing village. In Amsterdam, police used a water cannon to disperse protesters taking ... Read More »

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Canadians launch new careers, return to school as COVID-19 rages on

By Tara Deschamps, The Canadian Press on January 24th, 2021

TORONTO – When COVID-19 swept across Canada last year, Andre Mazerolle’s five-year career in marketing ground to a halt as he was laid off from his job. Gutted, the Oshawa, Ont. man poured himself into his motorcycle hobby while he tried to plot the next phase in his working life. Then a chance conversation with ... Read More »

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Trapped for 2 weeks, 11 workers rescued from China gold mine

By The Associated Press on January 24th, 2021

BEIJING – Eleven workers trapped for two weeks by an explosion inside a Chinese gold mine were brought safely to the surface on Sunday. State broadcaster CCTV showed workers being hauled up one-by-one in baskets on Sunday afternoon, their eyes shielded to protect them after so many days in darkness. One worker was reported to ... Read More »

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A chronology of the Coastal GasLink pipeline in British Columbia

By The Canadian Press on January 24th, 2021

Here is a timeline of a liquefied natural gas pipeline dispute in British Columbia, which led to rail disruptions a year ago by people showing solidarity with the hereditary Wet’suwet’en chiefs opposing the Coastal GasLink project: Dec. 31, 2019: The B.C. Supreme Court grants Coastal GasLink an injunction calling for the removal of any obstructions ... Read More »

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U.K. COVID-19 variant found at long-term care home in Barrie, Ont.

By Victoria Ahearn, The Canadian Press on January 23rd, 2021

TORONTO – Health officials say a U.K. variant of COVID-19 is behind a deadly outbreak at a long-term care home in Barrie, Ont., north of Toronto. The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit says genome sequencing on six COVID-19 samples from Roberta Place Retirement Lodge have been identified as the highly contagious variant. The local health ... Read More »

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Ontario reports 2,359 new cases of COVID-19 as government expands inspection blitz

By The Canadian Press on January 23rd, 2021

TORONTO – Ontario is reporting 2,359 new cases of COVID-19 today and 52 more deaths related to the virus. Health Minister Christine Elliott says there are 708 new cases in Toronto, 422 in Peel Region, and 220 in York Region. She says there are also 107 more cases in Hamilton and 101 in Ottawa. Nearly ... Read More »

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Ontario government expands COVID-19 inspection blitz of big-box stores to more cities

By The Canadian Press on January 23rd, 2021

TORONTO – The Ontario government is expanding its “inspection blitz” of big-box stores to ensure they’re following COVID-19 guidelines this weekend. The workplace inspections, which started in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton areas last weekend, will now stretch out to Ottawa, Windsor, Niagara and Durham regions. Officials want to ensure workers and customers at the ... Read More »

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Biden, PM chat; U.S., Canada have plenty of common ground to work with, Trudeau says

By The Canadian Press on January 22nd, 2021

WASHINGTON – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said his piece with U.S. President Joe Biden. The two leaders spoke by phone for about 30 minutes late Friday – Biden’s first conversation with a foreign leader since Wednesday’s inauguration. It was also Trudeau’s first chance to express Canada’s official dismay at the decision to cancel the ... Read More »

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