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MONTREAL — Mayors in regions of Quebec where the COVID-19 infection rate is low are calling on health authorities to ease restrictions after they are set to expire Feb. 8.  Marc Parent, the mayor of Rimouski, Que., about 540 kilometres northeast of Montreal, said his region shouldn’t be treated like Montreal, which reports hundreds of […]

TORONTO — Dance your cares away, “Fraggle Rock” fans — the fluffy-haired creatures are back in Canada for a new show. The Jim Henson Company says production has officially started in Calgary on a reboot of the original 1980s children’s puppet series, which was filmed in Toronto. Last April a new U.S.-shot limited series of […]

OTTAWA — Ontario Sen. Lynn Beyak is leaving the upper chamber three years before her mandatory retirement and defiantly standing by her views on residential schools on her way out. Named to the Senate on the advice of Conservative prime minister Stephen Harper in 2013, she says she was committed to serving just eight years. […]

TORONTO — Ontario public health units are taking extra infection control measures as a more contagious COVID-19 variant that emerged in the United Kingdom is detected across the province.  Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox and Addington Health has found a case of the variant and is advising anyone who has travelled or had visitors from outside […]

HAMILTON — The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have re-signed American defensive back Cariel Brooks. The 29-year-old started 17 regular-season games at defensive halfback for the Tiger-Cats in 2019, tying a career-high with 57 defensive tackles and adding one special teams tackle, one quarterback sack, two interceptions, seven pass knockdowns and one tackle for loss.  The five-foot-10, 200-pound […]

TORONTO — The Toronto Argonauts have signed former Pittsburgh Steelers and Oakland Raiders wide receiver Martavis Bryant, who has been suspended multiple times by the NFL for substance abuse violations. NFL.com reported in July that multiple teams had expressed interest in Bryant, but that the Clemson product had not applied for reinstatement after being handed […]

MONTREAL — Quebec is reporting 1,203 new cases of COVID-19 and 43 more deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus, including 12 that occurred in the past 24 hours. The Health Department said today hospitalizations dropped by six, to 1,321 and 217 patients were in intensive care, a decrease of two. Quebec has reported a drop […]

FORT ERIE, Ont. — The $400,000 Prince of Wales Stakes, the second jewel of the OLG Canadian Triple Crown, will be held Sept. 14 at Fort Erie Racetrack. The Prince of Wales Stakes, a 1 3/16-mile race on dirt, is Fort Erie’s signature event. It will follow the $1-million Queen’s Plate, which will be held […]

OTTAWA — Ontario Sen. Lynn Beyak is leaving the upper chamber three years before her mandatory retirement. Named to the Senate on the advice of Conservative prime minister Stephen Harper in 2013, she says she was committed to serving just eight years. That is the term limit that would have been imposed on senators under […]

TORONTO — Canada’s main stock index was down in late-morning trading, weighed down by losses in the key financial, energy and metals and mining sectors. The S&P/TSX composite index was down 26.32 points at 17,819.59. In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 276.32 points at 30,720.66. The S&P 500 index was down […]