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Kids across Canada more at risk of hospitalization from flu this season: doctor

Kids across Canada more at risk of hospitalization from flu this season: doctor

Dr. Theresa Tam said influenza B does not usually peak until February or later and the "double dose" of both influenza A and B strains has not been seen in Canada since 2015
Recurring federal deficits could be risky for future generations, study says

Recurring federal deficits could be risky for future generations, study says

In an analysis released Wednesday, the authors concede that the federal government's decision to run deficits from 2015 to 2018 to stimulate growth was a winning one. However, they say the situation has since changed.
Rotating strike by English public elementary teachers hits Rainbow board next Wednesday

Rotating strike by English public elementary teachers hits Rainbow board next Wednesday

Elementary teachers have said they will begin rotating strikes on Monday if the government refuses to address critical issues in talks by the end of today
State of emergency declared in St. John's, up to 75 cm of snow expected

State of emergency declared in St. John's, up to 75 cm of snow expected

St. John's orders businesses closed, vehicles off roads as blizzard conditions descend
Thrift shopper makes explosive find at Southern Ont. Value Village

Thrift shopper makes explosive find at Southern Ont. Value Village

It was a case of mistaken identity for the .22 calibre gunpowder cartridges
Ford criticizes teachers' union leaders, says he won't give in to salary demands

Ford criticizes teachers' union leaders, says he won't give in to salary demands

All four unions representing teachers and education workers in Ontario are engaged in various job actions, including rotating strikes and work-to-rule campaigns
QuickList: A look at the state of job actions for Ontario's teachers unions

QuickList: A look at the state of job actions for Ontario's teachers unions

All four major teachers' unions in Ontario are currently taking job action
Ford government to compensate parents affected by teachers' strikes

Ford government to compensate parents affected by teachers' strikes

Education Minister Stephen Lecce said the funding is intended to ensure students 'remain cared for' during the labour actions being staged by the province's four major teacher unions
Promised 25 per cent wireless rate cut is on top of recent reductions: Bains

Promised 25 per cent wireless rate cut is on top of recent reductions: Bains

The Liberals promised during the fall federal election campaign to cut mobile device rates by an average of 25 per cent, a pledge that was embraced by opposition parties
Applications open for Indian day-schools compensation

Applications open for Indian day-schools compensation

Under the terms of the settlement, survivors can apply for individual compensation for harms linked to attending one of the federally run institutions