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Twenty-eight-year old Alek Minassian was found guilty on 26 charges that include murder and attempted murder Wednesday for purposefully driving a van through a crowd in Toronto nearly three years ago.

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Ontario is considering accelerating the COVID-19 vaccine rollout by extending the time between doses. That comes as new virus cases in the province have dropped below 1,000 for the first time in a week.

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Health Canada has approved the COVID-19 vaccine from AstraZeneca, the third to be given the green light for national use.

There's something off about the butter in Canada that's left many flustered residents looking for answers.

For weeks, Canadians have increasingly churned up debate on social media with anecdotes about "hard" butter that fails to spread as easily as it once did.

President Biden plans to welcome Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and a delegation of Canadian officials to the White House on Tuesday – a virtual session due to COVID-19 constraints that will try to recreate some of the ceremonial flourishes of an in-person visit to Washington.

Biden and Trudeau plan to discuss the public health and economic crises caused by the pandemic, as well as shared goals on addressing climate change, addressing racism and discrimination, and other issues, a senior U.S. administration official told reporters ahead of the meeting.

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As the province of Ontario moves to ease COVID-19 restrictions in some regions, the City of Toronto is saying no. Senior health and political leaders want the tough restrictions to remain in place longer than planned.

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Canada's government designated the Proud Boys and 12 other extremist groups as terrorist entities on Wednesday, placing the groups on the same list as the Islamic State and al-Qaida.

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The Canadian government has announced tougher measures aimed at international travelers to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Those measures come into effect this week. However, Ontario Premier Doug Ford said he won’t wait and is implementing measures Monday.

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Health officials in Ontario have issued a new warning about the coronavirus. They say recent modeling suggests the highly contagious UK variant will be the dominant strain in the province in about a month and new variants are possible.

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Ontario Premier Doug Ford visited Toronto's Pearson Airport Monday, as he urged the federal government to bolster travel restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 variants.

Guinness World Records Museum memorabilia being auctioned

Jan 26, 2021
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The museum was known for its lavish events featuring decorated world record holders and those aspiring to join that exclusive group. The Guinness World Records Museum in Niagara Falls, ON is now permanently closed, but bidders can grab a piece of the history that was preserved within its walls.

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The Ford government is facing criticism over its stay-at-home order. Many people in Ontario say the directives aren’t clear and even some health care professionals say they’re disappointed.

Ontario plans to administer the COVID-19 vaccine in all nursing homes and high-risk retirement homes by Feb. 15.

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Ontario Premier Doug Ford has issued a stay-at-home order to people in the province and declared a state of emergency. They are the latest measures to curb the increasing number of cases of COVID-19.

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New modeling for the coronavirus in Ontario is expected to be unveiled early this week. It comes as the province is averaging well over 3,000 new cases a day and officials expect the numbers to continue to rise.

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The Ontario government is taking criticism for the slow rollout of COVID-19 vaccines. It comes as the province surpasses 200,000 total cases of the coronavirus.

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Earlier this year, a man from Tanzania tried to seek asylum in Canada by crossing the border at Roxham Road, north of Champlain, NY. However, unlike thousands of others who had crossed in previous years, he was turned back to the U.S. under new pandemic-related border restrictions.

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The number of coronavirus cases in Ontario continues to climb, reaching a new record over the past two days of nearly 4,500. There’s also been criticism of the slowness of the vaccine rollout.

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The Ontario Hospital Association is calling on the province to move all regions in the so-called "red zone" of the coronavirus into an enforced shutdown. The call comes as Ontario logs more than 2,000 new COVID-19 cases for the third day in a row.

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The first vaccine shots have been administered for COVID-19 in Ontario. The shots came a day ahead of schedule, but the province’s top doctor is warning the fight is far from over.

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Ontario’s health minister says vaccines in Ontario won’t be mandatory, but those who refuse to be immunized will face some restrictions.

Tougher COVID-19 restrictions come into effect Monday in three regions of Ontario. They come as the province broke through another record over the weekend for the number of daily cases.

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People in part of Ontario’s most populous region are waking up Monday with a new reality due to the coronavirus pandemic. On Friday, Premier Doug Ford announced that the City of Toronto and Region of Peel, just to its west, would go into lockdown for 28 days.

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Once again, Canada and the United States have agreed to another month-long extension of restrictions on travel across the country's shared border.

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Ontario’s healthcare community is raising concerns about the soaring number of COVID-19 cases across the province. This comes as a key threshold is nearing, that will make it more difficult for hospitals to provide surgeries.

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The Canada-U. S. border is set to remain closed well into December. A Canadian source speaking on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to comment publicly confirmed the 30-day rollover of the closure that was set to expire on Friday.

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Ontario has again shattered its record for the number of daily new cases of the coronavirus, posting 1,575 cases on Thursday. New modeling suggests the province could see explosive growth as it continues into the second wave of the pandemic.

Canada mourns its home-grown international icon

Nov 9, 2020
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Tributes continue to pour in for popular "Jeopardy" Host Alex Trebek, who died over the weekend at the age of 80. Fans, celebrities and politicians across the continent are mourning the Canadian-born broadcaster from Sudbury, in northern Ontario.

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Many Ontario communities now have a safe place to exchange goods bought and sold online through sites like kijiji, ebay, Facebook Marketplace, and even good old newspaper classifieds.

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With the U.S. presidential election only days away, the entire world is watching the campaign closely. Canada is no exception. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is being tight-lipped about his preference for the White House, but said he is preparing for any outcome.

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