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Canada’s auction of 5G wireless spectrum to telecom firms delayed due to coronavirus – National

Canada’s auction of 5G wireless spectrum to telecom firms delayed due to coronavirus - National

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted June 5, 2020 4:41 pm Updated June 5, 2020 4:45 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The federal government is delaying its auction of wireless spectrum that will be critical …

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Federal funding offer not enough to cover Ontario’s coronavirus costs, Doug Ford says

Federal funding offer not enough to cover Ontario’s coronavirus costs, Doug Ford says

TORONTO — Premier Doug Ford says a $14 billion federal financial aid offer to all of Canada’s provinces and territories isn’t enough. Ford says Ontario’s costs alone to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic are estimated to be $23 billion. The premier called the federal offer — received in a conference …

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Coronavirus: Latest developments in the Greater Toronto Area on June 5

Coronavirus: Latest developments in the Greater Toronto Area on June 5

Here is a roundup of the latest developments on the coronavirus pandemic in the Greater Toronto Area for Friday: 344 new COVID-19 cases, 15 more deaths in Ontario Ontario reported 344 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Friday, bringing the provincial total to 29,747. The death toll has risen …

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Saskatchewan reports 1 new coronavirus case, 3 more recoveries

Saskatchewan reports 1 new coronavirus case, 3 more recoveries

Saskatchewan reported one new coronavirus case on Friday, raising the overall number of cases in the province to 649. Health officials also said there were three more recoveries, bringing total recoveries to 611. READ MORE: Phase 3 restrictions see Saskatchewan restaurants, bars staying closed The newest case is in the …

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Opioid-related emergencies in Edmonton more than double – Edmonton

Opioid-related emergencies in Edmonton more than double - Edmonton

Alberta Health Services has come out with a warning for those who use illegal drugs after the number of calls for opioid-related emergencies more than doubled in Edmonton last month over the same month last year. In May, AHS said EMS crews were called to 246 opioid-related emergencies in Edmonton …

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Coronavirus: Guelph Transit asking riders to wear masks as bus capacity increases – Guelph

Coronavirus: Guelph Transit asking riders to wear masks as bus capacity increases - Guelph

Guelph Transit says it will be allowing more than 10 people to ride the bus at a time, but is asking passengers to wear a non-medical mask or some sort of face covering. The ridership capacity will return to normal starting Monday after the city announced in March that it …

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Miller outraged at police violence against Indigenous people, calls for investigations

Miller outraged at police violence against Indigenous people, calls for investigations

Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller says Canada needs a reckoning over a repeated and disgusting pattern of police violence against Indigenous people. Miller says he “watched in disgust” video and reports this week of violence against a 22-year-old Inuk man in Nunavut and a 26-year-old First Nations mother in New …

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Canada’s unemployment rate reaches record 13.7% – National

CANADIAN UNEMPLOYMENT

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted June 5, 2020 8:48 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Statistics Canada reports a record high unemployment rate as the economy added 289,600 jobs in May, with businesses reopening as …

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Nova Scotia’s bars, restaurants and barber shops to reopen after coronavirus shutdown

Nova Scotia’s bars, restaurants and barber shops to reopen after coronavirus shutdown

It will be a “new normal” at bars and restaurants across Nova Scotia as they reopen after being closed for nearly three months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Under the province’s reopening plan, dining rooms can start allowing customers again starting Friday. READ MORE: Excitement, caution as bars and restaurants …

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Brampton tries to crack down on backyard parties as temperatures get warmer – Toronto

Brampton tries to crack down on backyard parties as temperatures get warmer - Toronto

The mayor of Brampton, Ont., says warm weather has made some residents reckless when it comes to physical distancing, noting fines were issued in connection with 19 backyard parties over the last week. Patrick Brown says the city northwest of Toronto has been trying to crack down on backyard and …

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