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Winter storm brings heavy snow and ice in parts of US and Canada

A winter storm is brought heavy snow and ice to parts of the US and Canada, with millions under weather warnings. Thousands of flights have been cancelled, and power cuts have been reported in some south-eastern states. Virginia, Georgia, and North and South Carolina declared states of emergency. The US National Weather Service (NWS) said […]

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Business

Netflix raises subscription prices in United States and Canada

Netflix is raising prices in the United States and Canada, the streaming company said on Friday. In the United States, the subscription price for the standard plan rose $1.50 to $15.49. The basic plan went up $1 to $9.99 and the premium plan increased $2 to $19.99 In Canada, the price for Netflix’s standard plan […]

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Canada’s Quebec province to put health tax on residents who remain unvaccinated

The Canadian province of Quebec will charge a health tax to residents who are not vaccinated against Covid-19. Quebec, which has seen the highest number of Covid-related deaths in Canada, is currently struggling with a surge in cases. On Tuesday, the premier announced that it would be the first in the nation to financially penalise […]

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Insane

Canada: Thieves slip away with butter worth more than $200,000

Thieves have stolen butter worth more than $200,000 in Canada. The provincial police in Quinte West are investigating the Christmas day theft of more than $200,000 worth of butter from a trucking yard. Police were called to a trucking facility on Glen Miller Road in Trenton on the morning of December 26. Investigation determined that […]

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Canada: 5-year-old boy caught driving car in Ontario wanted to go buy gift for sister

A five-year-old boy in Central Frontenac, north of Kingston, Ontario just wanted to get a new toy for his sister. The problem was he took the family car to do it. Ontario Provincial Police say they received a call about a suspicious vehicle from a neighbour. The vehicle had come to rest in a hayfield. […]

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Insane

Canada: Elderly couple rescued from backyard swimming pool after crashing vehicle

Authorities in British Columbia were called to rescue two people from a vehicle that crashed into a swimming pool. Surrey police said the elderly couple were rescued by the police officer after the car they were in wound up crashing through a residential fence on Wednesday and into the backyard pool. In a statement on […]

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Toronto police ask public’s help in identifying murder suspects of Canadian billionaire couple

Toronto police have asked for the public’s help in identifying a suspect in the high-profile murders of a Canadian billionaire and his wife. Barry Sherman, 75, and Honey Sherman, 70, were found strangled in their Toronto home in December 2017. Police released a short clip of an individual walking near the Sherman’s home on the […]

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Tech World

Global ransomware attacks increased 151% in the first half of this year, Canada’s spy agency

Global ransomware attacks increased by 151 percent in the first half of 2021 compared with 2020, Canada‚Äôs signals intelligence agency reported. Key Canadian infrastructure has regularly been targeted in ransomware attacks in which hackers essentially hold computer information hostage until they are paid, the Communications Security Establishment (CSE) said in a report published on Monday. […]

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Canada: British Columbia extends fuel restrictions as the region recovers from devastating floods

The Canadian province of British Columbia on Monday extended restrictions on the use of fuel by residents, saying it was needed for emergency vehicles as the region recovers from devastating floods. The order, which was first issued on November 19, limits vehicles deemed “non-essential” by the government to 30 liters of gasoline or diesel fuel […]

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Insane World

Uber Eats users in Canada will now be able to order cannabis products on the app

Uber is making its first foray into the marijuana market, as Uber Eats users in Ontario, Canada will soon be able to order cannabis products on the app. Customers will be able to place orders in a dedicated section of the app for cannabis retailer Tokyo Smoke and then pick them up at a nearby […]

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Canada Floods: British Columbia braces for very heavy rains, three bodies found

Search and rescue crew located three bodies swept away by landslides in British Columbia, officials said on Saturday, after record rainfall that paralyzed parts of the province, leading to food and fuel shortages. Canada’s westernmost province declared a state of emergency after a phenomenon known as an “atmospheric river” brought a month’s worth of rain […]

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Canada Floods: British Columbia rations petrol over fuel shortage after chaotic storm

British Columbia, the western province in Canada is rationing petrol over fuel shortage fears after a major storm cut off road and rail links. Canadian Armed Forces personnel have begun arriving in the affected regions to help with recovery efforts in the flood-stricken region. On Friday the province issued travel restrictions and rations on petrol, […]