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MONTREAL — Religious leaders in Quebec are denouncing new restrictions on the number of congregants allowed inside houses of worship as officials clamp down amid a spike in new COVID-19 cases Quebec on Sunday tightened public health directives for indoor public and private gatherings, saying a maximum of 50 people can now attend indoor religious […]

NIPIGON, Ont. — Police say they have arrested two of four suspects after a man was abducted and assaulted with a gun in the town of Nipigon, Ont., last week. Investigators say the man escaped his captors and got help from a witness who contacted authorities. Ontario Provincial Police say the victim was transported to a hospital to […]

OTTAWA — The Public Health Agency of Canada is getting a new president as the country heads into the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has tapped Iain Stewart, currently head of the National Research Council of Canada, to take over the role. Last week, the federal public health agency’s president, […]

TORONTO — Bob Nevin, a fan favourite who won two Stanley Cups with the Toronto Maple Leafs before a successful run as captain of the New York Rangers, has died. He was 82. Nevin died early Monday, according to the NHL. No cause of death was given. Nevin, from South Porcupine, Ont., came to the […]

OTTAWA — Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. says there was some evidence of overvaluation in Canada’s housing market this spring amid the COVID-19 pandemic.   The Crown corporation says in cities such as Victoria, Moncton and Halifax, there was a widening gap between the selling price of houses and the price economists would expect, based […]

OTTAWA — The federal government has reluctantly given green lights to both Ontario and New Brunswick to use their own carbon-pricing systems for big industrial emitters, rather than have a federal program imposed on them. The decisions come on the eve of a Supreme Court of Canada hearing that will decide if Ottawa has the […]

TORONTO — Canada’s main stock index was down more than 300 points in late-morning trading as commodity prices plunged and U.S. stock markets also fell. The S&P/TSX composite index was down 369.30 points at 15,829.67. In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 935.42 points at 26,722.00. The S&P 500 index was down […]

TORONTO — Ontario is reporting 425 new cases of COVID-19 today, along with two new deaths related to the virus. Health Minister Christine Elliott says Toronto is reporting 175 new cases, with 84 in Peel Region and 60 in Ottawa. She says 67 per cent of the new cases are in people under the age of 40. […]

TORONTO — After a wave of demonstrations against racial injustice around the world, the International Olympic Committee is in talks with athlete groups about potentially easing protest bans at the Olympic Games. But the majority of Canadian Olympic athletes surveyed believe that protests should not be permitted on the medal podium or elsewhere on the field of […]

TORONTO — The fish-out-of-water Canadian sitcom “Schitt’s Creek” made history for its swan song season at the Emmy Awards Sunday night, nabbing all seven categories in which it was nominated, including best comedy series. In posts on Twitter, the CBC and Pop TV said it’s the first time a comedy or drama has swept all four […]