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“Normal Christmas is quite frankly right out of the question”: Trudeau warns of surging infections

Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau has warned of the hospital system getting overwhelmed by a possible quadrupling of new COVID-19 cases by year end. Trudeau begged Canadians to stay home as much as possible as a second wave of the novel coronavirus rips across the country, forcing several of the 10 provinces to reimpose curbs […]

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Indian YouTuber opposes Canadian actor’s $67 million defamation notice

YouTuber Rashid Siddiquee opposed the defamation notice issued against him by India-born naturalised Canadian actor Akshay Kumar in connection with the Sushant Singh Rajput death case and refused to pay INR₹ 500 crore (USD$ 67 million approx) damages sought by the star, claiming there was nothing defamatory in his videos. Rashid Siddiquee has also urged […]

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2 dead, 5 injured after man dressed in ‘medieval clothing’ goes on a stabbing spree in Canada’s Quebec

Police in Canada’s Quebec City on Sunday arrested a man who killed two people and injured five others near the provincial legislature on Halloween. The attacks occurred in the historic Old Quebec neighborhood of the city. The suspect, “a man in his mid-20s,” was armed with a sword and dressed in “medieval clothing,” Quebec City […]

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‘Queen of the Ocean’: 17-foot great white shark weighing 1600kg found in Canada

A giant 17-foot great white shark that weighs a whopping 3541 pounds or 1600 kg has been dubbed as the ‘Queen of the Ocean’ was found in eastern Canada. Researchers on October 2 saw the massive animal off the coast of Nova Scotia. The non-profit research group Ocearch found it during its four-week mission in […]

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Airbnb to block rentals over Halloween weekend

Vacation rental marketplace, Airbnb will prohibit one-night bookings in the US and Canada over Halloween. The platform was concerned the properties were being targeted for large Halloween house parties. A spokesperson for the company said the actions were designed to “help protect” communities from Covid. Guests and hosts who have had their bookings cancelled will […]

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Man charged for taking a nap while his self-driving Tesla car was speeding

A Canadian man was charged with dangerous driving for allegedly taking a nap while his self-driving Tesla car was cruising at 90mph. Police said both front seats were fully reclined, and the driver and passenger were apparently asleep when they were alerted to the incident in Alberta. When police turned on emergency lights and other […]

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Woman sued Aston Martin because she couldn’t afford to fix her crashed car, fined $500,000

A British Columbia resident who crashed her car into a rock in December 2015, learned she wouldn’t be able to afford to fix it, and then sued the dealership and repair shop because she thought they needlessly hiked up the bill. The car she crashed was a $200,000 2014 Aston Martin DB9. It turns out […]

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Ottawa is handing out $100 off at local hotels in bid to revive tourism amid the pandemic

Visiting Canada’s capital during the COVID-19 pandemic is getting cheaper, as Ottawa Tourism hopes to bring Canadian visitors in. To encourage visitation to Ottawa from nearby cities like Montreal and Toronto, Ottawa Tourism is launching an initiative that gives visitors $100 off at a number of hotels. The hope is that it draws people in and […]

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Canada’s Finance Minister Bill Morneau quits over charity scandal

Canada’s Finance Minister, Bill Morneau has said he will resign after conflict-of-interest allegations involving WE Charity. “I met with the prime minister today to inform him that I did not plan to run again in the next election,” he told reporters. “It has never been my plan to run for more than two federal election […]

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India

Canadian Pandas Are Running Out of Bamboo Amid Coronavirus Closure

A pair of pandas loaned by China to a Canadian zoo are facing a food shortage as their supply of fresh bamboo dries up, officials warned. And plans to send them back to China, where bamboo is abundant and easy to access, according to a Calgary Zoo statement, have been stalled by pandemic-era changes to […]

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Canada’s last fully intact ice shelf bigger than New York’s Manhattan collapses

Canada’s last fully intact ice shelf collapsed, losing more than 40% of its area in just two days at the end of July, researchers said last week. The Milne Ice Shelf is at the fringe of Ellesmere Island, in the sparsely populated northern Canadian territory of Nunavut. “Above normal air temperatures, offshore winds and open […]

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Chinese government run company bids to buy gold mine in Arctic; Now waits for Trudeau’s approval

A Chinese state-run-firm has bid to buy a gold mine in the Canadian Arctic. The plans of the company acquiring the area has sparked concerns within the Canadian government. Shandong Gold Mining Co.’s plans on buying the gold mines from a Canadian company as experts believe it shows how China is expanding its presence in strategically important region. […]