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More people are surviving severe COVID-19, but doctors aren't exactly sure why

When the first COVID-19 wave hit Canada, everyone was understandably anxious and stressed, Dr. Eddy Fan said. But we were lucky. It hit later than other jurisdictions, giving Canadian doctors time to reach out to colleagues around the world and ask, “What’s working? What isn’t?” ...

America's Dr. Fauci says Canada is 'getting into trouble' as COVID-19 cases spike

America’s top infectious disease specialist Dr. Anthony Fauci says Canada, once an example of managing COVID-19, is wading into dangerous territory as the virus surges across the world. “Right now, the entire planet is in trouble. If you look at almost every country, there are...

University of Alberta research team poised to cure diabetes—again

Almost 20 years after a University of Alberta research group made medical history by improving on a treatment for diabetes, the same team is trying to do it again. Dr. James Shapiro and his research team at the university say they’ve been able to cure diabetes in mice, ...

Household savings in Canada skyrocket during pandemic as Ottawa doles out billions in emergency benefits

OTTAWA — Canadians are hoarding cash at a record level, with households across the country putting more money than ever into savings at a time when Ottawa is doling out tens of billions in emergency aid funding. A new report by CIBC on Tuesday estimates that Canadians are sitting...

On the map: New community coming to Sterling’s MOCA strip

Last month Alfredo Romano had the Sword of Damocles hanging over his head. The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) – his anchor tenant at the Castlepoint Auto Building in the Junction Triangle – was struggling to complete a $25-million capital campaign against overwhelming odds. Queen’s Park pulled funding, its executive suite was a revolving door and...

Canada lost at least $247M in unpaid taxes on foreign digital services and products last year: AG

OTTAWA — The federal government is losing out on at least $247 million in sales taxes on foreign digital products and services every year due to Canada’s outdated tax system that is “unfair” to Canadian businesses. “For digital products and services, the Canadian sales tax system...

Rebel News employee loses court bid to halt quarantine order after covering Michigan Trump event

A journalist for far-right news site Rebel News has lost a court challenge to the quarantine order he faced after crossing the border to cover one of President Donald Trump’s campaign events. It was a rare legal test of the cabinet order that largely closed the Canada-U.S. frontier...

RCMP nears 'point of no return' on access to information backlog, commissioner warns

OTTAWA – A scathing report from Canada’s information commissioner has found the RCMP is critically deficient in responding to access to information requests, risking a complete failure of the system. The Mounties also seem completely uninterested in doing anything to address the...

Toronto van attack driver’s father accused of tailoring his court testimony to help son’s legal defence

TORONTO — The father of the man who killed 10 people by purposely driving a van along a busy Toronto sidewalk was accused of tailoring his court testimony to boost Alek Minassian’s defence of being not criminally responsible for murder. Vahe Minassian previously testified his son...

Federal heritage committee to study 'intimate' relationship between government officials and Facebook

OTTAWA – The federal heritage committee will study the seemingly “cosy” relationship between Facebook and Canadian Heritage after records show the company trying to recruit policy workers from the department co-leading efforts to regulate Internet giants. “To find out that Facebook...

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