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TORONTO — The organization that regulates the nursing profession in Ontario was hit by a ransomware cyber-attack in which personal information might have been compromised, a spokeswoman said on Friday. The College of Nurses of Ontario, which oversees about 188,000 members, offered few details about what it had previously referred to only as a “cybersecurity incident” […]

As the six-month freeze on federal student loan payments nears its end, students are calling for an extension of the measure they say offered relief from the financial pressures of the pandemic. Bryn de Chastelain, chair of the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations, says his group wants Ottawa to extend the moratorium.  He says the job market is […]

Several provinces are imposing tougher measures in a bid to tackle a rapid increase in new COVID-19 cases. Quebec has announced a blitz to enforce public health rules, saying they’ll send officers to 1,000 bars across the province over the weekend. The province, which has been the hardest hit by the novel coronavirus, announced 297 new cases on […]

TORONTO — Christine Magee was appointed as chair of Woodbine Entertainment’s board of directors Friday. Magee assumes the post immediately, replacing Clay Horner, who is retiring from the organization. Magee has been on Woodbine’s board of directors since 2015 and is the chair of Sleep Country, a company she co-founded in 1994 and served as president until 2014. “We are […]

OTTAWA — The partial closure of Canada’s border with the United States is being extended another month, to Oct. 21, both countries announced Friday. Crossings of the border have been largely restricted to trade goods, essential workers and citizens returning home since March, in an attempt to limit the spread of COVID-19. Public Safety Minister […]

OTTAWA — Bloc Quebecois Leader Yves-Francois Blanchet has tested positive for COVID-19, the party says. His wife said earlier this week she had tested positive. Blanchet was already in self-isolation after a staff member contracted the illness. In a statement, Blanchet says he feels healthy. More Coming The Canadian Press

TORONTO — Christine Magee has been appointed as chair of Woodbine Entertainment’s board of directors. According to a source, Magee assumes the post immediately, replacing Clay Horner, who is retiring from the organization. The source spoke on the condition of anonymity as Woodbine Entertainment has not publicly disclosed Magee’s appointment. Woodbine Entertainment was expected to formally make […]

TORONTO — Gains in the industrials sector helped Canada’s main stock index to creep higher in late-morning trading, while U.S. stock markets lost ground.  The S&P/TSX composite index was up 21.59 points at 16,268.31. In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 60.36 points at 27,841.62. The S&P 500 index was down 16.15 […]

OTTAWA — Canada’s first national pay-equity commissioner is having her term extended amid delays getting new pay-equity legislation into action. Karen Jensen was appointed a year ago to the Canadian Human Rights Commission with a mandate to help establish a new pay-equity division in preparation for the new law to take effect in 2020. Regulations […]

OTTAWA — Public Safety Minister Bill Blair says the partial closure of the border with the United States is being extended another month, to Oct. 21. More Coming The Canadian Press