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Statistics Canada to release July job numbers, more growth expected – National

Statistics Canada to release July job numbers, more growth expected - National

Statistics Canada will report this morning how the country’s labour market performed in July as more parts of the economy were allowed to reopen amid coronavirus. Canada clawed back 289,600 jobs in May as restrictions eased and gained 953,000 more in June. The pace of gains was expected to continue …

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UBC Okanagan researcher says Canadians too dependent on imported foods

UBC Okanagan researcher says Canadians too dependent on imported foods

A UBC Okanagan researcher is saying Canada’s food supply isn’t as secure as Canadians would like to think it is. “Climate change is a big (reason). As we look at different weather patterns that affect food production, it’s very disconcerting,” said Joanna Taylor, a UBC Okanagan postdoctoral researcher on the …

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Coronavirus: Canada adds 374 new cases, 4 deaths on Thursday – National

Coronavirus: Canada adds 374 new cases, 4 deaths on Thursday - National

Canada saw 374 new coronavirus cases on Thursday and four new deaths. The country now has 118,561 cases total and 8,966 deaths. Read more: Canada inks deals with Pfizer, Moderna for coronavirus vaccine candidates Ontario reported 95 new cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, on Thursday, …

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Coronavirus: WHL planning to start next season Dec. 4

Coronavirus: WHL planning to start next season Dec. 4

The Western Hockey League (WHL) intends to open its regular season Dec. 4, pending approval from provincial and state health authorities. The WHL halted the 2019-20 regular season March 12 because of the advancing COVID-19 virus. Read more: Daemon Hunt hoping to crack Team Canada’s roster The league intends the 22 teams …

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CJFL cancels 2020 season due to COVID-19 pandemic

CJFL cancels 2020 season due to COVID-19 pandemic

The Canadian Junior Football League (CJFL) has cancelled its 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The league made the announcement Thursday on its Twitter page. Read more: Saskatoon Blades gamble on player with local ties in CHL import draft “The Canadian Junior Football League has determined that it is …

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New Brunswick reports 6 active COVID-19 cases – New Brunswick

New Brunswick reports 6 active COVID-19 cases - New Brunswick

Provincial health officials are reporting two new cases of coronavirus on Thursday, totalling six active cases in the province. The new cases are temporary foreign workers who had arrived in Moncton and immediately began self-isolating. The individuals are in their 40s and 50s. New Brunswick has completed 53,999 tests for …

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London Public Library branches prepare to open for in-person services

London Public Library branches prepare to open for in-person services

Starting next week, four London Public Library (LPL) branches will open to provide in-person access to limited services for the first time since closing in mid-March in response to the novel coronavirus pandemic. The LPL says more branches will open “in coming weeks.” While branches have been offering a pick-up …

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19th coronavirus-related death reported in Saskatchewan, 11 new cases

19th coronavirus-related death reported in Saskatchewan, 11 new cases

The Saskatchewan government reported the province’s 19th COVID-19-related death as it gave an update on new cases on Thursday. The deceased, who tested positive for the novel coronavirus, was in their 70s and from the Regina region, according to a press release. Read more: Coronavirus: Saskatoon school boards recommend students, staff wear …

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COVID-19: Mandatory masks in Canmore, Alta., starting Friday at noon

COVID-19: Mandatory masks in Canmore, Alta., starting Friday at noon

A mandatory mask bylaw will go into effect in the mountain community of Canmore, Alta., at noon on Friday. The bylaw was passed during a special town council meeting held on Tuesday. It includes public transit, vehicles for hire (such as taxis and shuttles), public spaces (such as malls, retail …

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Program to help provinces weather fiscal shocks needs reform amid coronavirus: economist

Program to help provinces weather fiscal shocks needs reform amid coronavirus: economist

A new paper suggests a federal program meant to buffer provinces against economic shocks is not up to the task — especially in the COVID-19 era. Read more: Trudeau government should rethink EI as CERB winds down, labour group warns University of Calgary economist Trevor Tombe is urging Ottawa to …

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