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Why owners of floating homes at Scarborough Bluffs are worried about neighbourhood’s future

Residents in a neighbourhood of floating homes at the Scarborough Bluffs have been without leases since last month and some say they’re worried they might have to leave if they can’t get the problem resolved. About two dozen homes, some worth more than $1 million, are tucked away in a corner of the Bluffer’s Park …

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After a pandemic renaissance, Canada’s drive-ins still have stories to tell

In Flin-Flon, Man., home of Canada’s northernmost drive-in theatre, it can take a while for the sun to go down in the summer months.  “Our movies start so late because of the daylight in June. We’ll be starting at 11:00 at night,” said Dawn Hlady, co-owner of Big Island Drive-in. The late …

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What Ontario’s major political parties are promising on public transit

Munro Watters takes public transit most days to and from her government job in downtown Ottawa. A round trip costs her more than $7 a day. Is she interested in the Liberal promise to offer $1 transit fares for the next year-and-a-half? You bet. “It’s something that I’m extremely on board …

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How this man fought for $5,200 after a travel agency spent his airline vouchers — on other clients

Surinderpal Gill trusted the travel agency where he bought tickets for a family trip to India two years ago. But then he found himself out more than $5,200 and his trust broken.  Last June, Air Canada sent All Link Travel, based in Toronto, three vouchers to compensate Gill for return flights that were cancelled …

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Local talent on new pro team look to fuel Montreal’s rise as a basketball city

Hernst Laroche has a lot of stamps on his passport. During his eight-year professional basketball career, the Montrealer has played in the Czech Republic, Tunisia, Argentina, France and Ukraine. His latest stop, however, is his most cherished. He’s home now. Laroche will be one of the team captains for the …

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Shrinkflation is happening on grocery store shelves. What it is, and how to avoid

When Kathleen Cassidy goes grocery shopping these days, she’s noticed that while so many prices are going up, others stay the same — but there’s less inside. Take laundry detergent pods, for example. “I used to get 40 of those, now I only get 38. It is kind of difficult for …

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Montreal police issued more public health tickets in diverse neighbourhoods, study finds

A study that analyzed 31,845 tickets issued for public health violations by Quebec police during the first 15 months of the pandemic found there was a higher concentration of fines in some of Montreal’s more diverse neighbourhoods. The total number of fines tops $50 million provincewide and nearly 50 per cent …

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Overcrowded Grace Hospital emergency room ‘at the breaking point,’ nurse says

When Jan Wynn was told her father, a patient at Grace Hospital in Winnipeg, was being moved from a treatment area, she was thrilled. But when she didn’t hear an update for a while, she went straight to a desk at the emergency department. “It turned out I walked right past him and didn’t even …

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First Canadian rare earth mine starts shipping concentrate from N.W.T.

Canada has begun supplying the world with minerals critical to a greener economy with the country’s first rare earth mine delivering concentrated ore. “Canada and its allies are gaining independence from the rare earth supply chain from China,” said David Connelly of Cheetah Resources, which owns the Nechalacho Mine southeast …

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ਬਿਹਾਰ ਦੇ ਮੁੱਖ ਮੰਤਰੀ ਨੇ ਚਰਚਾ ਲਈ 27 ਨੂੰ ਸਰਬ-ਪਾਰਟੀ ਮੀਟਿੰਗ ਸੱਦੀ

ਪਟਨਾ, 23 ਮਈ ਬਿਹਾਰ ਦੇ ਮੁੱਖ ਮੰਤਰੀ ਨਿਤੀਸ਼ ਕੁਮਾਰ ਨੇ ਜਾਤੀ-ਆਧਾਰਿਤ ਜਨਗਣਨਾ ਮੁੱਦੇ ‘ਤੇ ਚਰਚਾ ਲਈ 27 ਮਈ ਨੂੰ ਸਰਬ-ਪਾਰਟੀ ਮੀਟਿੰਗ ਬੁਲਾਈ ਹੈ। ਨਿਤੀਸ਼ ਕੁਮਾਰ ਨੇ ਕਿਹਾ, ”ਅਸੀਂ ਸਾਰੀਆਂ ਪਾਰਟੀਆਂ ਨੂੰ 27 ਮਈ ਨੂੰ ਮੀਟਿੰਗ ਦੀ ਤਜ਼ਵੀਜ ਭੇਜੀ ਹੈ। ਹਾਲਾਂਕਿ, ਕੁਝ ਪਾਰਟੀਆਂ ਨੇ ਇਸ ਹਾਲੇ ਤੱਕ ਸਰਕਾਰ ਨੂੰ ਕੋਈ ਜਵਾਬ …

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