Day: August 6, 2020

Walmart Canada making masks mandatory in all stores starting Aug. 12

Walmart Canada has announced it is making masks or face coverings mandatory in all stores starting Aug. 12. In a statement, the company said this will apply in every store, regardless of whether there is a local government mandate in place. The company says Health Canada has identified that when worn properly, a person wearing …

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First Nations sisters in remote border community given quarantine order despite exemption

Two First Nations women in Ontario say they’ve been harassed by public health staff after being wrongfully flagged under the federal Quarantine Act for crossing the Canada-United States border despite their community being exempt due to its unique geographical situation. Jessica Kempenich, 31, and her sister Brittany Powassin, 30, are members of Animakee Wa Zhing …

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GTA cab driver charged after investigation into debit card “swapping” fraud, say police

A GTA-based taxicab driver is facing a slew of charges after police say they caught him red-handed swapping out a customer’s debit card for a bogus one. They say Harjoban Nahal, 21, of Brampton, had several fake debit cards on him when he was arrested on Wednesday, leading officers to believe there could be more …

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Coronavirus: Ford, Lecce respond to questions regarding Ontario school class sizes, physical distancing

Ontario Premier Doug Ford on Thursday responded to questions regarding class sizes when schools reopen amid the COVID-19 pandemic, stating that he wants classes “as small as possible,” but that the province “has the best plan” for reopening compared to other provinces. Education Minister Stephen Lecce also said that the province has stepped up “to …

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Retirees: 3 Top Stocks Yielding 6-7.5% for a TFSA Income Portfolio

Canadian retirees want to get better returns out of their savings. Using a TFSA to hold top dividend stocks is a popular strategy. TFSA limit 2020 The TFSA contribution limit increased by $6,000 in 2020. This brings the maximum cumulative contribution space to $69,500. That’s a decent size for pensioners to build a solid income …

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Supreme Court to hear appeal in case of Peter Khill, acquitted in shooting ruled self-defence

The Supreme Court of Canada will hear an appeal in the case of Peter Khill, a Hamilton-area homeowner who was acquitted after shooting and killing an Indigenous man in his driveway. Khill’s lawyers filed an application to appeal an Ontario Court of Appeal ruling that overturned their client’s not-guilty verdict based on self-defence and ordered a new trial. …

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