July 2nd, 2020

National News

Feds extend COVID-19 isolation order for anyone entering Canada until Aug. 31

By The Canadian Press on July 2nd, 2020

OTTAWA – The federal government has extended the mandatory quarantine order for most people entering Canada until the end of August to help curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. Any travellers entering the country – by land, air or sea – will have to isolate for 14 days, whether or not they are showing ... Read More »

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Presumption COVID-19 case in Nunavut, may be territory’s first infection

By The Canadian Press on July 2nd, 2020

IQALUIT, Nunavut – Nunavut is reporting what may be its first case of COVID-19. Dr. Michael Patterson, the territory’s chief public health officer, says there is a presumptive infection of a worker at the Mary River Mine, 176 kilometres southwest of Pond Inlet. He says the person recently travelled to Nunavut for the job and ... Read More »

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Tories ask procurement watchdog to review contracts between Ottawa, WE Charity

By The Canadian Press on July 2nd, 2020

OTTAWA – The Conservatives are asking the federal procurement watchdog to review the circumstances around several sole-sourced contracts between the Liberal government and WE Charity. That includes an arrangement that will see the Toronto-based youth organization manage a $900-million federal program for student volunteers during the COVID-19 pandemic. That sole-source contract has prompted questions about ... Read More »

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Psychiatrists, Ontario government liable for horrific patient abuse

By Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press on July 2nd, 2020

TORONTO – Two psychiatrists have been found liable for the harm they caused inmates at a maximum security mental-health facility, who said the mistreatment they endured amounted to torture. In his decision, Ontario Superior Court Justice Ed Morgan sided with 28 former patients of Oak Ridge in Penetanguishene, Ont., in their 20-year-old action against the ... Read More »

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White-throated sparrows change their tune from a three note to a two note

By Hina Alam, The Canadian Press on July 2nd, 2020

VANCOUVER – White-throated sparrows are changing their tune – an unprecedented development scientists say has caused them to sit up and take note. Ken Otter, a biology professor at the University of Northern British Columbia, whose paper on the phenomenon was published on Thursday, said most bird species are slow to change their songs, preferring ... Read More »

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White throated sparrows change their tunes from a three note to a two note

By Hina Alam, The Canadian Press on July 2nd, 2020

VANCOUVER – White-throated sparrows are changing their tune – an unprecedented development scientists say has caused them to sit up and take note. Ken Otter, a biology professor at the University of Northern British Columbia, whose paper on the phenomenon was published on Thursday, said most bird species are slow to change their songs, preferring ... Read More »

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Mandatory mask policies raise accessibility concerns for vulnerable populations

By The Canadian Press on July 2nd, 2020

TORONTO – Experts and advocates say mandatory mask policies will only work if they’re backed up by efforts to provide access and education to vulnerable populations. A rule requiring that commuters wear masks on Toronto’s public transit system came into effect today, and next week face coverings will be mandatory in indoor public settings such ... Read More »

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RCMP say armed man arrested on grounds near Trudeau residence

By The Canadian Press on July 2nd, 2020

OTTAWA – An armed man has been arrested on the grounds of Rideau Hall, where Gov. Gen. Julie Payette and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau live. The RCMP announced the arrest hours after a large number of police officers descended on the sprawling estate Thursday morning. The RCMP said an armed man got onto the grounds ... Read More »

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Police resolve ‘incident’ at Rideau Hall

By The Canadian Press on July 2nd, 2020

OTTAWA – The RCMP say they have safely resolved an “incident” at Rideau Hall, where Gov. Gen. Julie Payette and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau live. The Mounties have not revealed details of the situation, which saw a large number of police officers deployed early this morning to the northwest corner of the sprawling Rideau Hall ... Read More »

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Tractor driver arrested after accident kills three children, injures seven

By The Canadian Press on July 2nd, 2020

NOTRE-DAME-DE-STANBRIDGE, Que. – Three children under the age of five are dead following a tractor accident Wednesday evening southeast of Montreal. Provincial police say seven other people were injured in the mishap in Notre-Dame-de-Stanbridge, about 55 kilometres southeast of Montreal. The injured include three children whose lives are not believed to be in danger, and ... Read More »

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Police body cameras and COVID-19 app roll out delayed; In The News for July 2

By The Canadian Press on July 2nd, 2020

In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what’s on the radar of our editors for the morning of July 2 … What we are watching in Canada … Many political leaders have been calling for wider use of body-worn cameras on police officers ... Read More »

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