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  • High-dose flu shot for seniors available, health minister says, but some are having trouble finding it

    November 1, 2018 11:33 PM 11

    The provincial government insists there is no shortage of the new high-dose flu vaccine for seniors, even though frustrated seniors have been contacting opposition MPPs and the Star to say they are having trouble finding it. “Why are we hearing from constituent after constituent about the challenges of accessing the flu shot for seniors in our province

  • 650 Parliament residents protest landlord’s move to resume charging rent for some displaced since fire

    November 1, 2018 4:36 PM 14

    Displaced residents of 650 Parliament St. are protesting the landlord’s move to resume charging rent from some of those living in hotels and temporary accommodations across the city. At a protest planned Thursday evening, tenants will be demanding that management give them at least a 50 per cent break on their rent while they’re still living away from their

  • Finance Minister Vic Fedeli to table fall economic statement Nov. 15

    November 1, 2018 4:09 PM 15

    Since taking office on June 29, the Tories maintained the shortfall is as high as $15 billion. But Ford’s independent “financial commission of inquiry,” headed by former B.C. Liberal premier Gordon Campbell, warned the new government should only adopt Lysyk’s accounting method on a “provisional basis” while negotiating with her. “It would seem reasonable

  • Broncos player to return to ice for his first game since bus crash

    November 1, 2018 4:01 PM 23

    He started practising with this year’s team, which includes Brayden Camrud and Derek Patter. They were the only two players who were involved in the crash who are back on the Broncos roster this season. Smith was in Humboldt to watch the team’s emotional Sept. 12 home opener but he said it was difficult to return as a player. The toughest part was being

  • Manitoba Tories reject bill on weight and height discrimination

    November 1, 2018 4:00 PM 13

    The governing Tories allowed the bill to go to public hearings this week, but have now voted against bringing it back to the legislature chamber to be passed into law. Justice Minister Cliff Cullen says the government does not believe that protecting people from being discriminated against because of their height or weight requires a formal change to the human

  • Prime Minister Trudeau in Churchill, Man. as town celebrates rail line repairs

    November 1, 2018 1:28 PM 15

    CHURCHILL, MAN.—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is to visit the northern Manitoba community of Churchill today as residents celebrate the arrival of the first train to roll into town in more than a year. The train pulled in Wednesday evening, surprising residents who expected it to arrive the following day. Flooding in the spring of 2017 damaged the tracks

  • Case of Yonge St. van attack suspect Alek Minassian heads straight to Superior Court

    November 1, 2018 1:17 PM 12

    The case of Toronto van attack suspect Alek Minassian will proceed directly to the Superior Court of Justice. Crown attorney Joe Callaghan on Thursday told Ontario Court Justice Charles Vaillancourt the deputy attorney general has agreed to proceed by preferred indictment, waiving Minassian’s preliminary inquiry. The 25-year-old faces 10 counts of first-degree

  • Canada Post workers in Hamilton, La Mauricie, join rotating strikes

    November 1, 2018 12:25 PM 14

    OTTAWA—More than 1,800 Canada Post workers have walked off the job in Hamilton and La Mauricie, Que., as the union’s overtime ban becomes effective across the country. The Canadian Union of Postal Workers says the walkout in La Mauricie began Wednesday at 11:30 p.m. and in Hamilton just after midnight on Thursday. The Ontario communities of Arnprior-Renfrew

  • Freeland affirms ‘ironclad’ support of Israel following Pittsburgh murders

    November 1, 2018 12:14 PM 14

    “It is unacceptable that so many years after the Holocaust, we still see incidents of hatred against religious groups, such as the appalling anti-Semitic attack on those at prayer in the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh on Shabbat just days ago.” Saturday’s fatal shooting of 11 Jewish celebrants at the Pittsburgh synagogue by a lone gunman was the deadliest

  • Brampton Mayor-elect Patrick Brown addresses apparent rift with Doug Ford and Tories

    October 31, 2018 7:51 PM 14

    It is no secret that Patrick Brown and the ruling Ontario Progressive Conservative Party aren’t BFFs. Brown, newly elected as Brampton’s mayor, was the party’s leader before stepping down at the end of January amid sexual misconduct allegations from a pair of women. He has denied those allegations and is suing CTV News for defamation over its initial