January 25th, 2022

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No winning ticket for Saturday’s $8 million Lotto 649 jackpot

By The Canadian Press on January 22nd, 2022

TORONTO – No winning ticket was sold for the $8 million jackpot in Saturday’s Lotto 649 draw. However, the guaranteed $1 million prize was won by a ticket holder in Ontario. The jackpot for the next Lotto 649 draw on Jan. 26 will be an estimated $11 million... Read More »

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COVID-19: Ontario, Quebec see dip in hospitalizations, but numbers remain high

By Amy Forliti And Steve Karnowski, The Associated Press on January 22nd, 2022

Both Quebec and Ontario reported a drop in COVID-19-related hospitalizations on Saturday, but the numbers remained high in the country’s most populous provinces, which have been hit hard by the pandemic’s Omicron-driven fifth wave. Despite drops of 88 and 56 hospitalizations in Ontario and Quebec respectively, there were still more than 7,300 virus-related hospitalizations between ... Read More »

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Northern border tragedy warns of new, unfamiliar immigration wrinkle for Canada, U.S.

By Amy Forliti And Steve Karnowski, The Associated Press on January 22nd, 2022

PEMBINA, N.D. – The discovery of four people who perished in the cold trying to cross the Canada-U.S. border could put a new twist on the immigration debate in the United States. The group, which included an infant and a teen, were found Wednesday near Emerson, Man., just metres from the Canadian side. U.S. officials ... Read More »

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COVID-19: Ontario, Quebec see drop in hospitalizations, but numbers remain high

By The Canadian Press on January 22nd, 2022

Both Quebec and Ontario are reporting a drop in COVID-19-related hospitalizations but an uptick in patients requiring intensive care. Ontario reported nearly 600 patients in intensive care and Quebec had 275 patients listed, in both cases a rise of 10 patients compared to the previous day. Federal health officials said on Friday that daily case ... Read More »

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‘Special partnership:’ Canadian loan of $120 million welcomed by Ukrainian president

By Amy Forliti And Steve Karnowski, The Associated Press on January 22nd, 2022

OTTAWA – The president of Ukraine is thanking Canada for a $120-million loan aimed at bolstering his country’s economy amid a hostile buildup of 100,000 Russian troops along its borders. Volodymyr Zelensky, through a statement issued late Friday by the Ukrainian Embassy in Ottawa, says the loan represents another example of the “special partnership” between ... Read More »

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Evive Nutrition recalling smoothie product because of cyanide poisoning risk

By Amy Forliti And Steve Karnowski, The Associated Press on January 22nd, 2022

OTTAWA – Evive Nutrition Inc. is recalling its Immunity Super Functional Smoothie because it contains raw elderberries that may cause cyanide poisoning. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says the recall of the product sold online was triggered by consumer complaints, noting there have been reported illnesses associated with the product. The agency says raw elderberries ... Read More »

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Indo Canadian group in Manitoba working to find relatives of frozen family

By Fakiha Baig, The Canadian Press on January 22nd, 2022

The president of the India Association of Manitoba says he hopes the RCMP and the Consulate General of India can identify four bodies found in southern Manitoba near the U.S. border. Ramandeep Grewal said a representative from the consulate in Toronto was to arrive in the province Friday night and start work with investigators Saturday. ... Read More »

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No winning ticket for Friday’s $10 million Lotto Max jackpot

By Amy Forliti And Steve Karnowski, The Associated Press on January 22nd, 2022

TORONTO – No winning ticket was sold for the $10 million jackpot in Friday’s Lotto Max draw. The jackpot for the next draw on Jan. 25 will be an estimated $15 million... Read More »

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Ottawa beacon, pipe bands, town criers to mark Queen’s Plantinum Jubilee

By Amy Forliti And Steve Karnowski, The Associated Press on January 22nd, 2022

OTTAWA – The Queen has made no secret of her affection for Canada, which she has visited 22 times during almost seven decades on the throne Now Canada is preparing to honour the 95-year-old royal – Canada’s head of state and the world’s longest serving monarch – with a series of tributes to mark her ... Read More »

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B.C. disasters, extreme weather underscore need for climate-resilient agriculture

By Amy Forliti And Steve Karnowski, The Associated Press on January 22nd, 2022

VANCOUVER – Wildfires, sweltering heat and extensive flooding in British Columbia last year have underscored the importance of strengthening the agricultural sector’s resilience to the effects of climate change and extreme weather, experts say. “We should be building the infrastructure for the next 30 years, starting yesterday,” said Sean Smukler, chair of agriculture and environment ... Read More »

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