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Provincial Politics - Doug Ford admits snags in pandemic pay for front-line workers and urges employers to 'start dishing it out' With thousands of front-line COVID-19 workers still waiting for $4 hourly pandemic pay first promised in late April, Premier Doug Ford urged hospitals and other employers to "start dishing it out" now that the province has transferred the funding to them. 34 mins ago

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Breakaway Blog - Opinion - LIVE: Auston Matthews, John Tavares give Maple Leafs a lead in Game 2 vs. Blue Jackets - 10 mins ago

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Podcasts | This Matters - Dreamers' dreams: Brought to Canada as children, higher education and future are uncertain - 2 hrs ago

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Free Digital Access - Today's coronavirus news: Toronto reports 12 new cases; Ontario's regional health report 125 new infections - 36 mins ago

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GTA - 'It's so hard to feel helpless.' Lebanese diaspora in Toronto desperately tries to contact loved ones after explosion rocks Beirut - 13 mins ago

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GTA - Tornado watch in effect for Toronto and parts of the GTA - Environment Canada issued the watch for severe thunderstorms that may produce tornadoes just prior to 5 p.m. Tuesday. 9 mins ago

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GTA - Lockdown worked for the rich, but not for the poor. The untold story of how COVID-19 spread across Toronto, in 7 graphics - Toronto Public Health data contains revelations about how the virus slipped into the city and gained a foothold before taking aim at the most vulnerable residents and neighbourhoods. 2 hrs ago

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Can my social media activism put my job in jeopardy? Two employment lawyers explain

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Shopping malls are in crisis due to COVID-19 — but they're not dead yet, experts say

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United States - Trump encourages mail voting in key battleground Florida - 3 mins ago

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United States -- Los Angeles deputy says colleagues are part of violent gang

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United States -- Chasm grows between Trump and government coronavirus experts

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Blue Jays Baseball blog - Opinion - Gregor Chisholm: Blue Jays mailbag: Is Hyun-Jin Ryu healthy? Should the Marlins be punished? We have some answers - 23 mins ago

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GTA -- Two Black safety dispatchers hired at Metrolinx lost their jobs after failing Toronto police background checks. They have no criminal records

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Middle East -- Massive Beirut blast kills more than 70, injures thousands

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Business - 'Life as we know it is over:' Why young Canadians will have a pandemic hangover for years to come - Canadians aged 18 to 35 faced with economic uncertainty, as many of confront shrinking job markets and debt. 12 hrs ago

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Ontario reports more than 400 new cases of COVID-19 over long weekend

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Click here for the COVID-19 hub: Read the latest news on the coronavirus from around the GTA, Canada and world

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Rosie DiManno -- U of T scientist says federal delay is leaving his made-in-Canada COVID-19 treatment stuck in limbo

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Vinay Menon -- Tom Brady and his mocked iPhone 6 Plus score a touchdown against the gadget snobs

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Joanna Chiu -- Confessions of a 'model minority': How I'm learning to confront my own biases

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Rosie DiManno -- The Marlins outbreak has played havoc with the Blue Jays' schedule — pitchers hate that

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Business - Insolvencies expected to sweep GTA as pandemic aid dries up and payments come due - 12 hrs ago

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Calling all dance lovers: Join a National Ballet of Canada virtual class Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. ET

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Hundreds protest to demand 'transformational' change in Ontario schools to address anti-Black racism

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'Quadmesters,' no lockers, no sports. Details emerge on what Toronto public high schools will look like in TDSB reopening plan

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GTA -- 'I was worried I'd end up bald.' Survivors alarmed by latest fallout of COVID-19 — their hair

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GTA -- Ontario's true COVID-19 caseload is four times higher than official tally, antibody study suggests. Why that's 'fantastic' news

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Front-line thinkers -- Will we ever travel again? Researcher aims to help countries make better decisions about closing borders during COVID-19

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Canada -- There's a 'death gap' in Canada's four most populous provinces. If COVID-19 isn't killing these people, what is?

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Provincial Politics -- COVID-19 app now available for download but hits a snag with older smartphones

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Free Digital Access -- The lives they lived: Remembering the Canadians lost to COVID-19 -- Jun. 24, 2020

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Canadian auto sales hit 165,020 in July, up 6.2 per cent from June

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TSX moves up as Mideast blast lifts commodities, markets catch up after holiday

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First Person -- During this pandemic, swimming around B.C. has kept me afloat. Here's where I went, and what I learned

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New clinical guidelines for obesity focus on health rather than just a number on a scale -- Body Mass Index is no longer recommended as a tool, the idea of "eat less, move more" is out and the word "diet" is replaced with "medical nutrition therapy."

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Federal Politics -- Justin Trudeau says there was no conflict of interest in the WE Charity deal, just the appearance of one. What do the rules say?

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Nova Scotia -- Two security breaches affects health information of 211 people in Nova Scotia

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Canada -- Tropical storm Isaias expected to bring heavy rain, wind gusts to eastern Canada

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Federal Politics -- Justin Trudeau asked for 'due diligence' on WE plan to fight perceptions of his family's ties to the charity

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GTA -- Ontario launches third-party review of York Region Children's Aid Society in wake of 'troubling allegations of racism, bullying and harassment'

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Children's Aid Society -- Black Children's Lives Matter: Why Ontario's child welfare system needs change -- Jul. 23, 2020

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Children's Aid Society -- Ford government cancels $28-million budget cut to children's aid societies, wants to 'listen and learn' -- Oct. 03, 2019

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Thousands sign petition asking Ontario to reduce class sizes for elementary school students this fall

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No kissing babies, no shaking hands: How COVID-19 is set to shape elections in Canada

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Politics - Opinion - Heather Scoffield: Will Justin Trudeau fire Bill Morneau? 8 hrs ago

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Americas -- Official: US will extend support for Venezuela's Guaidó

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Lily Cornell Silver, daughter of Soundgarden frontman, launches IGTV series to explore mental health

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A brief history of 'Karen'

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Pets get extra medical care amid coronavirus lockdown, increasing the need for vets

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Saros sharp, Predators even series with win over Coyotes

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Bianca Andreescu in, Rafael Nadal out for U.S. Open

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Stephenie Meyer is telling Edward's story, even if it makes her anxious

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Protest songs capture the times, from Black Lives Matter to civil rights and anti-war movements

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Pay cuts, seating charts, COVID-19 screening: How one B.C. venue is bringing back concerts

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Music -- Taylor Swift changes 'Folklore' merchandise after owner of Black-owned fashion brand notes similarity

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Fashion & Beauty -- Should I be using moisturizer in the summer? Ask The Kit

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ACCESSORIES -- All hail the return of statement rings

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How to cut back on watering your garden

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$1.05M for a backsplit in Mississauga, $1.4M for a two-storey in Woodbridge: How much these GTA houses sold for

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$858,000 for 850 sq. ft. in Leslieville, $600,000 for 600 sq. ft. in the city's Old Town neighbourhood: How much these Toronto condos sold for

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Chevrolet Trailblazer is a great little car — and the price is right

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Diesel-powered Ram gets the job done

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Autos - Auto news roundup: Dodge shows APEAL and more - 4 days ago

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