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North Korea dictator was ‘seriously ill,’ his sister says, blaming South Korea for COVID-19

In a striking speech before thousands of North Koreans, leader Kim Jong-un’s sister said he suffered a fever while guiding the country to victory over the coronavirus. She blamed rival South Korea for the outbreak and vowed “deadly” retaliation. Kim Yo Jong, a powerful official in charge of inter-Korean relations, …

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5 things experts say could ease pressures on Ontario’s health-care system

Temporary emergency room closures and increased wait times have become increasingly common in Ontario as the province’s health-care system grapples with staffing shortages. Premier Doug Ford has acknowledged that more can be done to ease health-system pressures, but his throne speech this week fell short of offering solutions to the …

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Bird sanctuary construction works around threatened birds’ burrows

An ongoing city restoration project at a bird sanctuary in Calgary is now working around the nesting schedule of a threatened bird species in Canada, and seeing more of the birds return. The Inglewood Bird Sanctuary Reconnection Project is making improvements to the natural environment of the sanctuary for the fish, birds and plants …

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North Vancouver residents raise concerns, ask for clarity over dry dock expansion proposal

More than a year after a controversial proposal to expand the Vancouver Drydock, many North Vancouver residents say they’re frustrated over a lack of communication, and worried about the expansion’s potential impact on their community.  Vessels, from tug boats to large freighters, are serviced and repaired at the Vancouver Drydock, one of …

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Snowbirds grounded following accident in Fort St. John

The Royal Canadian Air Force has ordered an “operational pause” for its Snowbird air demonstration squadron jets after a crash earlier this month. A statement from Maj.-Gen. Iain Huddleston, commander of 1 Canadian Air Division, says the CT-114 Tutor jets will not fly until an airworthiness risk assessment can be completed. The decision …

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Canada’s newest coin pays tribute to Oscar Peterson

Montreal pianist and jazz musician Oscar Peterson is being honoured with a commemorative coin, released today.  Peterson, who died in 2007, was one of Canada’s most decorated musicians and is remembered as one of the greatest jazz pianists of all time. The Royal Canadian Mint is issuing the $1 commemorative circulation coin to …

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NHL-bound Russian hockey player wants court to reverse his conscription

The lawyer for a Russian goalie who was NHL-bound before being abruptly detained outside a St. Petersburg hockey rink in July asked a court in the Leningrad region Thursday to revoke a decision by the draft board that led to the player being forced into the Russian military.  Ivan Fedotov, 25, signed an entry-level contract in …

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From pho to banh cuon, this Vietnamese spot has been a staple in Toronto’s East Chinatown for 25 years

Metro Morning‘s food guide, Suresh Doss, joins us every week to discuss one of the many great GTA eateries he’s discovered. This week, he talked to host Ismaila Alfa about a Vietnamese spot that has been a staple in Toronto’s East Chinatown for over two decades. Ismaila: Where are we headed …

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ਸ੍ਰੀਲੰਕਾ ਦਾ ਸਾਬਕਾ ਰਾਸ਼ਟਰਪਤੀ ਰਾਜਪਕਸੇ ਹੁਣ ਥਾਈਲੈਂਡ ਪੁੱਜਾ

ਸਿੰਗਾਪੁਰ, 11 ਅਗਸਤ ਲੋਕਾਂ ਦੇ ਵਿਰੋਧ ਤੋਂ ਬਾਅਦ ਸ੍ਰੀਲੰਕਾ ਦੇ ਰਾਸ਼ਟਰਪਤੀ ਵਜੋਂ ਅਸਤੀਫ਼ਾ ਦੇਣ ਵਾਲੇ ਗੋਟਾਬਾਯਾ ਰਾਜਪਕਸੇ ਸਿੰਗਾਪੁਰ ਛੱਡ ਹੁਣ ਥਾਈਲੈਂਡ ਚਲੇ ਗਏ ਹਨ। ਉਨ੍ਹਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਸਿੰਗਾਪੁਰ ਨੇ ਥੋੜ੍ਹੇ ਸਮੇਂ ਦਾ ਹੀ ਵੀਜ਼ਾ ਦਿੱਤਾ ਸੀ ਜੋ ਕਿ ਬੁੱਧਵਾਰ ਖ਼ਤਮ ਹੋ ਗਿਆ। ਇਕ ਮੀਡੀਆ ਰਿਪੋਰਟ ਮੁਤਾਬਕ ਰਾਜਪਕਸੇ ਨੇ ਸਿੰਗਾਪੁਰ ਤੋਂ ਬੈਂਕਾਕ …

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ਵਾਰਾਨਸੀ ’ਚ ਭਾਜਪਾ ਆਗੂ ਦੇ ‘ਗ਼ੈਰਕਾਨੂੰਨੀ’ ਦਫ਼ਤਰ ’ਤੇ ਚੱਲਿਆ ਬੁਲਡੋਜ਼ਰ

ਵਾਰਾਨਸੀ, 11 ਅਗਸਤ ਇੱਥੇ ਜ਼ਿਲ੍ਹਾ ਪ੍ਰਸ਼ਾਸਨ ਨੇ ਅੱਜ ਇਕ ਸਥਾਨਕ ਭਾਜਪਾ ਆਗੂ ਦੀ ਕਥਿਤ ਤੌਰ ‘ਤੇ ਨਾਜਾਇਜ਼ ਉਸਾਰੀ ਬੁਲਡੋਜ਼ਰ ਨਾਲ ਢਹਿ-ਢੇਰੀ ਕਰ ਦਿੱਤੀ। ਭਾਜਪਾ ਆਗੂ ਦਾ ਇਹ ‘ਗ਼ੈਰਕਾਨੂੰਨੀ’ ਦਫ਼ਤਰ ਇਕ ਰਿਹਾਇਸ਼ੀ ਸੁਸਾਇਟੀ ਵਿਚ ਸੀ। ਸੁਸਾਇਟੀ ਦੀਆਂ ਮਹਿਲਾਵਾਂ ਨੇ ਪ੍ਰਸ਼ਾਸਨ ਨੂੰ ਇਸ ਨਾਜਾਇਜ਼ ਉਸਾਰੀ ਬਾਰੇ ਸ਼ਿਕਾਇਤ ਕੀਤੀ ਸੀ। ਉਨ੍ਹਾਂ ਦੋ ਦਿਨ …

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