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APTOPIX Virus Outbreak Vaccine Race

When the first COVID-19 vaccines become available, there won’t be enough for everyone who wants it. Within Canada, who should get it first and how will that be decided? Here’s a closer look.

8/1/2020 3:00:00 AM


The head of the UN World Food Program says the COVID-19 crisis has dramatically increased the number of starving people in Latin America, which could trigger a refugee exodus to North America if not addressed.

8/1/2020 6:36:50 AM

Mark Maksymiuk and Lauren Pickrell

A woman from Ontario and her American groom are crestfallen that Ottawa won’t recognize their marriage — performed via FaceTime as they took part in different countries — and allow him to enter Canada during the COVID-19 pandemic.

8/1/2020 3:00:00 AM

Denise Herrera-Jackson

For first time in 53 years, COVID-19 concerns mean the Toronto Caribbean Carnival - previously called Caribana - isn't the traditional vibrant multi-day festival people have come to love.

8/1/2020 3:00:00 AM

Film Review - Black is King

After much anticipation, fans are delving into Black is King, the new visual album from Beyoncé celebrating a range of African cultures.

8/1/2020 3:00:00 AM

Vice-presidential candidate contenders

In a U.S. election year that has seen the coronavirus pandemic upend primary voting as well as the conventions of the two political parties, the vice-presidential pick might be more widely anticipated than in past years. Democratic nominee Joe Biden is expected to make his choice some time in the coming week.

7/31/2020 4:21:52 PM


Hurricane Isaias strengthened slightly as it lashed the Bahamas on Saturday, bearing down on Florida and was expected to approach the southeast of the state later in the day before travelling up the eastern U.S. seaboard.

8/1/2020 6:51:26 AM


The Ontario government says it won't be continuing its relationship with the WE Charity.

7/31/2020 6:39:54 PM

COVID CDA 20200731

Residents of Ontario can now download a new app that can tell them whether they have been around someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 over the previous two weeks. But while government officials say the goal is to make the contact notification app available across the country, they can't say yet when it will be available in other provinces.

7/31/2020 10:30:00 AM


The federal government plans to move out-of-work Canadians into the employment insurance system when a key emergency benefit runs out in the fall, and provide an EI-like support for millions who can't qualify under existing rules. 

7/31/2020 12:53:46 PM


U.S. President Donald Trump said he will take action as soon as Saturday to ban TikTok, a popular Chinese-owned video app that has been a source of national security and censorship concerns.

7/31/2020 9:49:48 PM

NHL  Toronto Bubble 20200726

It was certainly a very different world the evening of March 11, hours before the league would suspend its schedule, when the Los Angeles Kings beat the Ottawa Senators in what would turn out to be the final game of the 2019-20 regular season. Now, 142 days later, the NHL returns.

7/31/2020 7:48:56 PM

Twitter hack

A British man, a Florida man and a Florida teen hacked the Twitter accounts of prominent politicians, celebrities and technology moguls to scam people around the globe out of more than $100,000 US in bitcoin, authorities said Friday.

7/31/2020 6:39:43 AM


Regardless of what U.S. President Donald Trump tweets, November's election is not going to be delayed — and Trump knows it. So what's the real motivation behind his behaviour? Keith Boag considers the options.

7/31/2020 3:00:00 AM

AK Alaska Mid-air Collision

A mid-air plane collision over Anchorage has killed seven people, including State Rep. Gary Knopp, who was piloting one of the aircraft, Alaska officials said.

7/31/2020 8:15:39 PM