As N.L.’s oil industry sputters, the emotional toll of the cod moratorium looms large

As N.L.’s oil industry sputters, the emotional toll of the cod moratorium looms large

Dave Mercer spent the early 1990s roaming around Newfoundland and Labrador, trying to get enough hours to qualify for unemployment insurance in an economy levelled by the collapse of the cod fishery.Like many other workers in the province, his

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Canadian officials warned staff bound for Cuba to stay silent on ‘Havana syndrome’ – National

Canadian officials warned staff bound for Cuba to stay silent on ‘Havana syndrome’ - National

There have been no new reports of Canadian diplomats coming down with mysterious symptoms of what’s become known as “Havana Syndrome” in nearly two years — and no answers for those affected.That’s despite new reports from the New York

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Colombia becomes second Latin American country to diagnose over 1M coronavirus cases – National

Colombia becomes second Latin American country to diagnose over 1M coronavirus cases - National

BOGOTA — Colombia reached 1 million confirmed coronavirus cases on Saturday, becoming the second country in Latin America to report that number in less than a week.The nation of 50 million saw cases peak in August and has seen

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Canada’s COVID-19 infections surpass 213,000 as Ontario breaks record in new cases – National

Canada coronavirus cases surge past 160,000 as deaths top 9,300 - National

Canada added another 2,224 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Saturday raising the country’s total COVID-19 infections to over 213,000.Health authorities also reported another 34 deaths from the virus, though only 13 had occurred over the past 24

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Northern Manitoba braces for increased COVID-19 restrictions while cases rise

Northern Manitoba braces for increased COVID-19 restrictions while cases rise

While Manitoba’s north is set to come under increased restrictions meant to combat rising COVID-19 case numbers Monday, the mayor of The Pas says heightened rules are necessary to quell the virus’s spread.“We need to get a handle on

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Ontario reports record number of new coronavirus cases

Ontario reports record number of new coronavirus cases

Ontario reported 978 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Saturday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 69,331.It’s the highest single-day increase in cases to date, surpassing the Oct. 9 report of 939.“Locally, there are

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Iran’s supreme leader urges authorities to prioritize fighting coronavirus – National

Iran’s supreme leader urges authorities to prioritize fighting coronavirus - National

Iran’s supreme leader Saturday urged authorities to prioritize public health above any economic or security concerns, amid the Mideast’s worst outbreak of the coronavirus.Iran’s death toll from the global pandemic topped 32,000 this week. The government has resisted a

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Roy Green: Do not let COVID-19 convince you to ignore any other health concerns – National

Roy Green: Do not let COVID-19 convince you to ignore any other health concerns - National

On Oct. 24, 2000, I was roughly on my family’s schedule for a fatal encounter with heart disease as foretold by the deaths of my father at age 40 and his brother at 42.Neither raging war at a place

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Conservative motion could hamper domestic PPE production, companies warn – National

Conservative motion could hamper domestic PPE production, companies warn - National

OTTAWA — Canadian companies that answered the government’s call to produce ventilators and other desperately needed equipment during the COVID-19 pandemic say they’re worried that opposition MPs are now demanding disclosure of the contracts they signed with Ottawa.And they’re

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Polish president becomes latest world leader to test positive for coronavirus – National

Polish president becomes latest world leader to test positive for coronavirus - National

Polish President Andrzej Duda has tested positive for coronavirus but is feeling good, presidential minister Blazej Spychalski announced on Saturday.“The president yesterday was tested for the presence of coronavirus. The result turned out to be positive. The president is

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