October 24th, 2020

National News

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Friday, Oct. 23, 2020

By The Canadian Press on October 23rd, 2020

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. EDT on Oct. 23, 2020: There are 209,144 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Quebec: 97,321 confirmed (including 6,094 deaths, 82,033 resolved) _ Ontario: 67,527 confirmed (including 3,071 deaths, 58,066 resolved) _ Alberta: 23,829 confirmed (including 296 deaths, 20,014 resolved) _ British Columbia: ... Read More »

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Hospitals, long-term care homes have little room for second-wave surge, inquiry hears

By Liam Casey, The Canadian Press on October 23rd, 2020

Hospitals and long-term care homes are nearly at capacity and won’t be able to handle a surge in COVID-19 patients during the second wave of the pandemic, an independent commission has heard. While there are plenty of physical spaces set to handle an influx in patients, which include many field hospitals ready to go, there ... Read More »

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After Ohio’s OMG debate, chastened Trump follows rules, mostly, in rematch with Biden

By James McCarten, The Canadian Press on October 22nd, 2020

WASHINGTON, Wash. – Donald Trump showed a measure of restraint during the first part of Thursday’s presidential debate, shrugging off Joe Biden’s attacks over his handling of the pandemic and accusing the Democratic nominee of planning to shut down the country. The first 20 minutes of the debate in Nashville, Tenn., was dominated by COVID-19 ... Read More »

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After Ohio’s OMG debate, chastened Trump follows rules in debate’s opening segment

By James McCarten, The Canadian Press on October 22nd, 2020

WASHINGTON, Wash. – Donald Trump showed a measure of restraint in the early stages of Thursday’s presidential debate as he shrugged off Joe Biden’s attacks over his handling of the pandemic and accused the Democratic nominee of planning to shut down the country. The first 20 minutes of the debate in Nashville, Tenn., was dominated ... Read More »

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After Ohio’s OMG debate, Tennessee presidential rematch is Trump’s last, best hope

By James McCarten, The Canadian Press on October 22nd, 2020

WASHINGTON, Wash. – Donald Trump and Joe Biden are doing debate battle once more in what may be the president’s last opportunity to arrest his slide in the polls. To what degree he plans to heed his advisers and temper his hectoring, heckling instincts, however, remains an open question. After last month’s interruptive, insult-riddled clash, ... Read More »

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Search resumes for N.L. man missing in B.C. after help sought from prime minister

By The Canadian Press on October 22nd, 2020

The father of a Newfoundland and Labrador man missing in British Columbia says a discovered piece of fabric has spurred officials to resume the search. Jordan Naterer, 25, was reported missing on Thanksgiving weekend after he didn’t return from a solo hike in Manning Provincial Park, 175 kilometres east of Vancouver. After five days, on ... Read More »

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Blanchet vows to press PM on prof’s use of slur, drawing sharp rebukes from Black MPs

By Jordan Press, The Canadian Press on October 22nd, 2020

OTTAWA – A controversy over a suspended professor who used a notoriously derogatory word for Black people in class has stirred strong emotions on Parliament Hill, over whether, if ever, the term should be used. The heated responses came amid a push by the Bloc Québécois to have the government say unequivocally whether the Liberals, ... Read More »

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No confidence showdown over sweeping Tory motion on government handling of pandemic

By Joan Bryden and Christopher Reynolds, The Canadian Press on October 22nd, 2020

OTTAWA – The Liberals will not turn a Conservative motion into a test of confidence in their minority government – despite arguing the motion is so broad and its demand for documents so massive that it could get in the way of running the country. However, they are warning there is no way they can ... Read More »

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COVID-19 testing option to be tried at Calgary airport, U.S. border crossing

By The Canadian Press on October 22nd, 2020

CALGARY – International travellers arriving in Alberta by air or land will have the option to take an expedited COVID-19 test to avoid quarantining for 14 days – a move the premier says would help the province’s struggling service and tourism industry. The pilot project, which Premier Jason Kenney said will be the first of ... Read More »

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Canada’s mink breeders increasing security to protect animals and industry from COVID

By The Canadian Press on October 22nd, 2020

HALIFAX – Canada’s mink breeders are increasing safety measures on their farms to avoid the devastating COVID-19 outbreaks that have plagued their European and American counterparts. Infections on mink farms in Europe and the United States have revealed the animals are susceptible to COVID-19. Canada’s breeders are worried the pandemic could destroy the industry, which ... Read More »

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N.S. mass shooting probe will include look at RCMP actions, gender-based violence

By Michael Tutton, The Canadian Press on October 22nd, 2020

HALIFAX – The joint public inquiry in response to the April mass shooting in Nova Scotia has announced a mandate that includes a probe of the RCMP response as well as the role of gender-based violence in the tragedy. The federal and Nova Scotia governments announced in July their intent to establish the inquiry to ... Read More »

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