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Today’s coronavirus news: US deaths from COVID hit 1 million

The latest coronavirus news from Canada and around the world Monday. This file will be updated throughout the day. Web links to longer stories if available. 11:30 a.m. Quebec is reporting five more deaths linked to COVID-19 and an 11-patient drop in the number of hospitalizations associated with the disease. The Health Department says 1,611 …

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Saskatoon cyclist handed $150 ticket for bike rack on rear of vehicle – Saskatoon

A Saskatoon cyclist who has been using a bike rack on the back of his vehicle for about six years said he was ticketed on Saturday. Craig de Gier told Global News the police officer who stopped him on Idylwyld Drive said the bike rack mounted on his hitch was partially obscuring his license plate. …

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Canadian restaurants grapple with staff shortages, rising costs – National

When a fried chicken chain opened its first location in Atlantic Canada, it was so popular it had to cut back hours. The Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen that opened a few weeks ago in a Halifax suburb has reduced its schedule because of high demand that left staff scrambling as customers queued up for hours. “Due …

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No compensation provided to Regina family that drove home from Toronto after missed flights

It was a bumpy road back home for one Regina family after they enjoyed a relaxing tropical vacation. Steve Torgerson did not expect his family’s recent getaway to Costa Rica would end with them driving across two and a half provinces to return to their home in Regina. However, that’s how their last trip concluded …

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Firing Bank of Canada head would spark global ‘shock wave’: ex-budget watchdog – National

If any Canadian government were to fire the head of the Bank of Canada, the result would be a “global financial shock wave,” warned the country’s former budget watchdog. In an interview with The West Block guest host Eric Sorenson, former parliamentary budget officer Kevin Page said the Bank of Canada’s reputation is one as …

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UK movement No Mow May gains traction across Canada as municipalities urge residents to let their grass grow

The purpose of “No Mow May” is to allow flora to grow to give pollinators such as bees, butterflies and beetles better access to nectar early in the year.Deborah Baic/the Globe and Mail On recent morning walks, City of Fredericton Councilor Kevin Darrah has found his neighbours’ lawns to be increasingly unkempt. They match the …

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Firing Bank of Canada head would spark global ‘shock wave’: ex-budget watchdog – National

If any Canadian government were to fire the head of the Bank of Canada, the result would be a “global financial shock wave,” warned the country’s former budget watchdog. In an interview with The West Block guest host Eric Sorenson, former parliamentary budget officer Kevin Page said the Bank of Canada’s reputation is one as …

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Nationwide abortion bill would backfire in Canada as it did in the US, experts say – National

Efforts to enact a federal law guaranteeing abortion rights nationwide in Canada would likely backfire, experts say, just as a similar effort died in the United States Senate this week. “Canada and US are in very different situations,” Joyce Arthur, executive director of the Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada, told Global News. In the US, …

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What does the Bank of Canada do, and how does it work?

FILE PHOTO: A sign is pictured outside the Bank of Canada building in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, May 23, 2017. REUTERS/Chris Wattie/File PhotoCHRIS WATTIE/Reuters The Bank of Canada has been criticized in recent months over runaway inflation, most prominently by Conservative Party leadership candidate Pierre Poilievre, who tweeted in April that the institution is financially illiterate. …

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