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Seeing red: Mississauga mayor vows to push for city to move to Ontario’s COVID-19 red zone next month

Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie has pledged to push for her city to go right into the red category of Ontario’s reopening framework when the current stay-at-home order ends March 8. Crombie made the vow, which would skip past the province’s lockdown measures and allow for broader reopenings in the city, first at a Mississauga council meeting the morning of Feb.…

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Pandemic enforcement officials to pair up after alleged assault of inspector at Winnipeg car wash

The alleged assault of a lone pandemic enforcement officer at an east Winnipeg car wash has led Manitoba to instruct inspectors to work in pairs when they approach rule-breakers. According to internal provincial communications obtained by CBC News, the Winnipeg Police Service is investigating an incident reported by an employee of G4S Canada, a security company contracted by Manitoba to enforce pandemic restrictions. On the morning of…

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COVID-19 cases rising in northern Alberta as province reports eight more deaths

Testing confirms 32 new cases of a highly contagious variant first identified in United Kingdom Northern Alberta continues to see an increase in COVID-19 infections, with more than 1,000 active cases across the health zone. The province reported 399 new cases on Thursday, a slight decline from the day before, while hospitalization numbers dropped below 300 for the first time…

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B.C. government to make major announcement on future of controversial Site C hydroelectric dam

Critics have called for more transparency about the costs, safety of the megaproject B.C. Premier John Horgan and Minister of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation Bruce Ralston are scheduled to make a major announcement about the Site C hydroelectric dam on Friday morning as critics continue to push for details about safety risks and the cost of the mega-dam.  The news conference…

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Vaughn Palmer: Odds are low that B.C. NDP will spike Site C, despite foundation problems

VICTORIA — Five years have passed since premier Christy Clark made a bold and expensive promise to get the Site C project, then already under construction, “past the point of no return.” For political purposes, her main object was to portray her B.C. Liberals as the government of “yes” versus the New Democrats and their leader, John “Dr. No” Horgan.…

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Black Community Resource Center live stream and chat inundated with racist slurs

Police report in the works; group wants to highlight importance of documenting racist acts It was meant to be a discussion about employment for members of Montreal’s Black community. Instead, the meeting was briefly hijacked by random people filling the chat with the N-word and swearing in Spanish on the live feed. However, the Black Community Resource Center (BCRC), an organization that…

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Vaccination passports would make sense ‘in a digital world,’ Dubé says

Quebec is actively studying the idea of issuing digital passports that would give immunized people easier access to certain events, restaurants or even foreign travel in the post-pandemic age. QUEBEC — The Legault government is actively studying the idea of issuing digital vaccination passports that would give immunized people easier access to certain events, restaurants or even foreign travel in…

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