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Memorial Day even more poignant as veterans die from virus

Toronto Star News - 6 min 46 sec ago

The toll of the virus on American military veterans has been particularly harsh. They are older, have underlying health problems, and many reside in facilities that have been breeding grounds for the disease.
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Union launches nationwide appeal for long-term care reform in wake of COVID-19

CBC Canadian Headlines - 10 min 20 sec ago

The union backing Canada’s public employees is launching a nationwide effort to transform long-term care into a publicly funded, universal health care system in the midst of a pandemic it says has exacerbated problems in facilities across the country and led to the deaths of thousands of residents.

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Nova Scotia fire crews continue battling ‘out-of-control’ Porters Lake blaze

Toronto Star News - 23 min 27 sec ago

David Steeves of the province’s lands and forestry department said the wildfire in the Porters Lake area was 60 per cent contained by early afternoon Sunday, up from 30 per cent the previous evening.
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What will Ontario daycares look like when they reopen?

Toronto Star News - 31 min 4 sec ago

The province has yet to set a date for the reopening of child-care centres, but operators are making plans for how they can safely let children return.
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Procession for Snowbirds crash victim to make its way through Halifax today

Toronto Star News - 1 hour 29 min ago

The 35-year-old military public affairs officer and Halifax native died in the crash of a Snowbirds Tutor jet in a residential area of Kamloops, B.C., last Sunday.
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Excitement, nervousness among Montreal retailers preparing to reopen

Toronto Star News - 1 hour 54 min ago

Masks, Plexiglas barriers, frequent disinfecting and no-touch browsing are some of the measures being put in place by retailers beginning Monday as Montreal becomes the final region in the province to be allowed to reopen retail stores, as long as they have a door to the outside.
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Seriously injured person walks into hospital after shooting at Scarborough intersection

Toronto Star News - 1 hour 56 min ago

Police say people were shooting at each other from their vehicles at Danforth and Warden Avenues.
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Federal parties set to resume battle over future of Parliament during COVID-19

Toronto Star News - 2 hours 35 min ago

The Liberals will seek to advance their proposal that the full resumption of Parliament be waived in favour of expanding the special COVID-19 committee, while the Conservatives are expected to push for the resumption of “normal” House of Commons sittings, albeit with only 50 MPs in the chamber at any time.
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1,000 protest Belarusian president seeking another term

Toronto Star News - 3 hours 33 min ago

The Aug. 9 election will see Alexander Lukashenko, who has suppressed opposition and independent news media during a quarter-century in power, run for a sixth term.
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Israel’s Netanyahu attacks justice system as trial begins

Toronto Star News - 3 hours 56 min ago

Netanyahu faces charges of fraud, breach of trust and accepting bribes in a series of corruption cases stemming from ties to wealthy friends.
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