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MONTREAL — A union representing at-home daycare workers in Quebec is asking the government to appoint an arbitrator in ongoing contract negotiations to stave off a general strike set to begin on Monday. The union, which represents 10,000 at-home daycare workers across the province, made the request on Sunday afternoon after negotiations with the government were held […]

TORONTO — The COVID-19 pandemic has pummelled Canada’s automobile industry but it’s the lack of supply that’s helping to short-circuit electric vehicle adoption across the country. Electric vehicle sales plunged along with gasoline-fuelled models in the second quarter of the year, when dealerships joined widespread lockdowns to prevent the virus’s spread. As the economy reopens, […]

Hamilton police say they teamed up with other forces to break up a gathering of hundreds of people in the Ancaster area overnight. Acting Staff Sgt. Steve Ley says the force received a tip from a neighbouring police service that aspiring street racers were planning to hold an event in the city Saturday evening. He says […]

BRAMPTON, Ont. — Police west of Toronto say an incident they were previously investigating as a suspected kidnapping was not an abduction after all. But Peel Regional Police say they are still probing the incident in Brampton, Ont., as it’s believed to have involved a physical clash between a woman and at least one man. […]

TORONTO — “Nomadland” is the winner of this year’s People’s Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival. The recession-era road trip drama, starring Frances McDormand, tells the story of a woman travelling the American West alone in her van. Directed by Chloe Zhao, “Nomadland” is already a favourite with critics, and picked up the Golden Lion for best film at Venice […]

TORONTO — “Nomadland,” a recession-era road trip drama starring Frances McDormand, wins the People’s Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival. More coming. The Canadian Press

BRAMPTON, Ont. — Police west of Toronto say they’re investigating what they describe as a suspected kidnapping in Brampton, Ont. Peel regional police say a witness contacted the force on Saturday evening after seeing an interaction between two men and a woman in a commercial parking lot. Const. Heather Cannon says the witness reported seeing […]

MONTREAL — Quebec is reporting 462 new cases of COVID-19 today, hitting a months-long high for the second day in a row. The province reported 427 new cases on Saturday, which was already the highest daily tally since late May. Health officials also say five additional deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus were reported today. […]

Ontario is reporting 365 new cases of COVID-19 today, along with one new death linked to the novel coronavirus. The daily tally is lower than totals posted in the previous two days, but still among the highest numbers seen since early June. The government recorded more than 400 new cases on both Friday and Saturday. On Saturday, the […]

TORONTO — A bitterly fought legal battle between survivors of a brutal residential school and the federal government is slated for an appeal hearing this week over whether the case should now be moved to British Columbia from Ontario. The underlying fight relates to a request by three survivors of St. Anne’s in Fort Albany, […]