Day: September 14, 2020

Oshawa, Ont., mayor pleads for help from police to manage downtown safety concerns – Durham

Oshawa Mayor Dan Carter is calling on Durham police for assistance amid escalating criminal behaviour from various homeless individuals in the city. Carter presented before the police services board Monday, saying the issue had spiraled out of his control. “I can’t do this alone,” he said. “I need their help in regards to initiatives to …

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Algonquin community enforces its own moratorium on moose hunting in Quebec wildlife reserve

Concerned about the decline in moose throughout their traditional territory, members of the Algonquins of Barriere Lake are enforcing their own moratorium on sports moose hunting for the second year in a row. Rapid Lake, Que., where the majority of Barriere Lake members live, is located in the heart of La Vérendrye Wildlife Reserve about …

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Bloc Quebecois leader and caucus in self-isolation after staffer tests positive for COVID-19

The Bloc Quebecois says leader Yves-Francois Blanchet and the party’s whole caucus are in self-isolation after a member of his staff tested positive for COVID-19. A statement from the party says the employee received the positive test today, days after the Bloc held a full caucus meeting.Bloc spokeswoman Carolane Landry says everyone potentially affected will …

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More lockdowns possible if Ontario’s coronavirus cases continue to increase, Doug Ford says

TORONTO — Premier Doug Ford says more regional lockdowns could be coming as the province reports a spike in COVID-19 cases for the fourth consecutive day. Ford says the recent increases in virus rates is of concern and the government could take additional action to close down hard-hit areas of Ontario. He says he believes …

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Marine life, mineral disputes remain as Nunavut mine hearings resume

Ten months after an abrupt adjournment, discussions on the expansion of a mine on Baffin Island is set to resume. The Nunavut Impact Review Board is reconvening its meetings to assess an expansion at the Mary River Mine in the northern Qikiqtaaluk region in Nunavut. The mine is about 176 kilometres southwest of Pond Inlet. …

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COVID-19 outbreak declared at Western University after five students test positive

There is a COVID-19 outbreak at Western University. Five students tested positive for the virus and health officials expect more cases in the coming days because of how many close contacts are involved with the investigation. The people who tested positive attended bars and restaurants in London’s downtown core. Health authorities in the Middlesex-London region …

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