Ford says he's set to extend rent protection for small businesses days after evictions resume

Ford says he's set to extend rent protection for small businesses days after evictions resume

The provincial government is set to extend its ban on small business evictions triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic, Premier Doug Ford said on Friday. The ban — put in place in June to protect business owners who’d fallen behind on their rent payments due to plunging revenues —  expired Aug. 31. “We’re extending it, as of today,” Ford said at […]

Trump gives Microsoft 45 days to clinch TikTok deal

Trump gives Microsoft 45 days to clinch TikTok deal

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump only agreed to allow Microsoft Corp to negotiate the acquisition of popular short-video app TikTok if it could secure a deal in 45 days, three people familiar with the matter said on Sunday. The move represents an about-face for Trump and prompted the U.S. tech giant to declare its […]

Trudeau: Canada, U.S. strike deal to extend border restrictions by 30 days

Trudeau: Canada, U.S. strike deal to extend border restrictions by 30 days

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada and the United States have struck a deal to extend current border restrictions between the two countries by an additional 30 days, as the U.S. moves to exempt Canada and Mexico from export restrictions on personal protective equipment (PPE). “This is an important decision and one that will keep […]

Canada pays tribute to Indigenous people before hockey games, school days. Some complain it rings hollow

Canada pays tribute to Indigenous people before hockey games, school days. Some complain it rings hollow

COLLINGWOOD, ONTARIO—The day at Admiral Collingwood Elementary School here on the banks of Georgian Bay begins not with Canada’s national anthem, but with a reminder of the country’s dark colonial history. “Simcoe District School Board acknowledges that we are situated on the traditional land of the Anishnaabeg people,” a voice intones each morning over the […]

How to view Jupiter at its closest to Earth over the next few days

How to view Jupiter at its closest to Earth over the next few days

If you want to check out the solar system’s largest planet, the next few nights are the best nights of the year to do it. On Monday night, Jupiter will reach opposition, meaning it will be directly opposite the sun and roughly 640,962,549 kilometres from Earth. Opposition also means that over the next few nights, the […]

HBO’s Breslin and Hamill: Deadline Artists is a nostalgia trip and civics lesson about the glory days of newspapers

HBO’s Breslin and Hamill: Deadline Artists is a nostalgia trip and civics lesson about the glory days of newspapers

Breslin and Hamill: Deadline Artists Documentary produced by Jonathan Alter, John Block and Steve McCarthy. HBO Canada, Jan. 28, 8 p.m. When I started journalism school, reporters wearing fedoras were only in the movies, but typewriters were the norm. Writing was as much a physical as intellectual act. We banged away on deadline on carbon […]

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