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Trudeau government unveils long-awaited plan to confront an ‘increasingly disruptive’ China

Canada’s long-awaited Indo-Pacific strategy describes China as “an increasingly disruptive global power” on the world stage — a social and economic force that’s too big to ignore but is also increasingly focused on bending international rules to suit its own interests. Using some surprisingly blunt language, the strategy says the Canadian government needs …

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This remote First Nation pays lofty power costs. Forced to use U.S. source, they want to be on Ontario grid

Despite the approaching dusk, there aren’t many lights turned on in Harvey Powassin’s home on Windigo Island, a remote community of about 50 people that is part of Animakee Wa Zhing 37 in northwestern Ontario.  As the mercury continues to drop, Powassin is getting ready for the return of winter …

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‘Safe, inclusive and judgment free’: How a Thunder Bay group is making space for adults with autism

Excitement fills the room at the Rowan Tree Collective as a small group of young adults scan the Bingo cards in front of them, searching for the latest number called.  Someone leaps from their seat and frantically shouts “Bingo.” Friends and family cheer them on as they rush over to claim their prize.  This space is something …

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Howard, Cava each score twice to lead Toronto Six past Boston Pride

Brittany Howard and Michela Cava each scored two goals as the Toronto Six skated to a 7-3 win over the previously unbeaten Pride on Sunday in Premier Hockey Federation action in Boston. Toronto (4-1-1) took a 3-0 lead on first-period goals from Cava, Howard and Dominika Laskova, only to watch …

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Banff housing crisis continues as rental market tightens

The Banff housing crisis is in the middle of a seismic shift as pandemic restrictions lift and tourism sees a V-shaped bounce back to pre-COVID times.  Sharon Oakley, manager of housing stability with the Town of Banff, said during the pandemic people were less comfortable sharing close quarters. Instead of having …

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Patients wait months for Pap test results as labs juggle high demand, staff shortage

After experiencing unusual, unexplained bleeding and two rounds of abnormal Pap tests, Wendy Yen is anxiously awaiting her latest results. But the 45-year-old Toronto resident learned it could be several months before she finds out, due to backlogs and processing delays at many Canadian laboratories. The labs screen samples for a …

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Over 200 years of formal Catholic presence in Burin ends as curtain closes on St. Patrick’s

More than two centuries of organized Catholic presence in the Town of Burin ended on Sunday as a final mass was held at St. Patrick’s church. But it was an understated affair, with dozens of empty chairs in a sanctuary brimming with religious symbols and a history built on the efforts …

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China tightens security in Shanghai after anti-lockdown protests erupt across country

What you need to know: Protests erupted after a fire killed at least 10 in the city of Urumqi, where some people have been locked in their homes for four months.  Widespread public protest is extremely rare in China, the world’s second-largest economy. The protests roiled global markets on Monday, …

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On-line learning disabled after ‘cyber-incident’ at Durham District School Board

Toronto A cyber attack has disabled online learning and left telephone and email services down, Durham District School Board said Sunday. Literacy tests cancelled for Monday and most student Chromebooks will not work, board says CBC News · Posted: Nov 27, 2022 6:35 PM ET | Last Updated: 12 hours …

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