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'Caught up in the frenzy:' Oilers 50/50 draw breaking ticket sale records

'Caught up in the frenzy:' Oilers 50/50 draw breaking ticket sale records

EDMONTON — Frenzy over the Edmonton Oilers online 50/50 draw continued Friday, with fans setting a new record total estimated pot of more than $13 million. "NEW RECORD," the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation said on Twitter.

Public Health Agency of Canada says more illnesses linked to U.S.-grown onions

The Public Health Agency of Canada says there are now 239 confirmed cases of illness in the country linked to a recall of U.S.-grown onions over Salmonella contamination.
Canadian man who was set to be deported from U.S. gets COVID in custody, dies

Canadian man who was set to be deported from U.S. gets COVID in custody, dies

TORONTO — A Canadian man who contracted COVID-19 while in the custody of U.S. immigration authorities has died, leaving his family shaken and looking for answers from governments on both sides of the border.
The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Aug. 7

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Aug. 7

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 7:31 p.m. on Aug. 7, 2020: There are 118,984 confirmed cases in Canada.
Canada decries death penalty after second Canadian sentenced in China this week

Canada decries death penalty after second Canadian sentenced in China this week

OTTAWA — Canada is telling China that it strongly opposes the death penalty after a second Canadian was sentenced to death on drug charges by a Chinese court this week, Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland said Friday.
Ten workers test positive for COVID-19 at pork processing plant in Manitoba

Ten workers test positive for COVID-19 at pork processing plant in Manitoba

BRANDON, Man. — A Maple Leaf Foods facility in Manitoba where 10 workers have tested positive for COVID-19 will remain open, the head of the company said, despite calls from the union to halt production.
Statistics Canada says country gained 419,000 jobs in July

Statistics Canada says country gained 419,000 jobs in July

OTTAWA — Racialized workers had an unemployment rate more than one-and-a-half times white workers last month, jobs data released Friday showed, as Statistics Canad for the first time put a figure on a widening inequality gap being exacerbated by the
'Do our lives count for less?': COVID-19 exposes cracks in disability aid

'Do our lives count for less?': COVID-19 exposes cracks in disability aid

Karyn Keith says she isn't asking for much. All she wants is the same support she'd receive if she was out of a job because of the pandemic, rather than unable to work because of her disabilities. The 44-year-old mother in Brampton, Ont.

'Do our lives count for less?': COVID-19 exposes cracks in disability aid

Karyn Keith says she isn't asking for much. All she wants is the same support she'd receive if she was out of a job because of the pandemic, rather than unable to work because of her disabilities. The 44-year-old mother in Brampton, Ont.
Freeland urges restraint with expenses following Rideau Hall renovations

Freeland urges restraint with expenses following Rideau Hall renovations

OTTAWA — Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland says public office holders should be mindful of how they spend taxpayer dollars, following a report on Rideau Hall renovations.