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TORONTO — Dougie Hamilton slapped in the go-ahead goal with 11:30 left in the third period and No. 2 goalie James Reimer stopped 33 shots to lead the Carolina Hurricanes to a 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins on Thursday and tie their playoff series at one game apiece. One day after Boston won the […]

OTTAWA — The federal government has set up a task force to help Canadian citizens and permanent residents get home from Lebanon following last week’s devastating explosion in Beirut. The government says the task force will support the delivery of consular services to those in Lebanon to ensure that questions related to immigration can be quickly addressed. It will also allow […]

TORONTO — Freshii Inc. reported a roughly half-million second-quarter loss amid the COVID-19 pandemic that saw many of its restaurants temporarily close. The Toronto-based company reported a loss of $525,000 for the 13 weeks ended June 28 compared with a profit of $433,000 in the same quarter the previous year. It reported an adjusted net loss […]

OTTAWA — Health Canada is warning people to do more to keep edible pot products out of the hands of kids, as multiple children ended up in the hospital after eating them. A department official said Thursday that since October 2018, when the recreational use of marijuana was legalized in Canada, at least 15 children […]

OTTAWA — A timeline of events regarding the Canada Student Service Grant program, based on public documents, events and statements from cabinet ministers, government officials, and WE Charity: March 6, 2020: WE Charity staff prepare a concept paper on service learning for public servants at Employment and Social Development Canada. April 5: Finance Minister Bill […]

TORONTO — Two days after making an NHL-record 85 saves in a five-overtime loss, Joonas Korpisalo stopped 36 more shots to help the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-1 on Thursday to even the series at a game apiece. Ryan Murray and Oliver Bjorkstrand scored in the first period for Columbus, both […]

OTTAWA — WE Charity registered Thursday as a lobbyist of the federal government — months after it began talks with federal officials about potential programs to help Canadian youths during the COVID-19 pandemic. The organization’s executive director, Dalal Al-Waheidi, disclosed the registration during testimony before the House of Commons finance committee, which is probing the […]

TORONTO — The Ontario government says it’s allowing school boards to access $500 million in their own financial reserves to help achieve physical distancing in schools as they prepare to reopen. The announcement, which comes just weeks before classes are set to resume across the province, also promises $50 million to update school ventilation systems […]

Firefighters and emergency workers prepared for a vicious storm while battling a massive wildfire on the doorstep of the northwestern Ontario community of Red Lake on Thursday. The municipality has been almost entirely evacuated this week, with about 4,000 residents dispersed to numerous communities — the vast majority of them able to drive south along the highway. But […]

TORONTO — Canada’s three Major League Soccer teams will continue their regular season north of the border, playing each other three times in the first phase of the league’s revamped schedule. With the border closed to all but essential travel due to the global pandemic, the league is having U.S. and Canadian teams stick to their side […]