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COVID-19 hot spot mayors want shorter dose interval for AstraZeneca recipients

COVID-19 hot spot mayors want shorter dose interval for AstraZeneca recipients

TORONTO — Mayors in an Ontario COVID-19 hot spot are joining calls for the government to reduce the vaccine dosing interval for Oxford-AstraZeneca recipients as a more infectious variant spreads in the province.

Canada names first Olympic skateboard team for 2020 Tokyo Games

TORONTO — Canada named its first Olympic skateboard team on Friday. Andy Anderson of White Rock, B.C., Matt Berger of Kamloops, B.C., and Micky Papa of Vancouver will represent Canada when skateboarding makes its debut at the 2020 Tokyo Games.
Raptors forward Siakam out around five months after shoulder surgery

Raptors forward Siakam out around five months after shoulder surgery

TORONTO — The Toronto Raptors say forward Pascal Siakam will miss approximately five months after he underwent surgery last week to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder.
Ontario extending $3 wage increase for personal service workers to August

Ontario extending $3 wage increase for personal service workers to August

TORONTO — Ontario is extending a wage increase for personal service workers for another two months. It was set to expire on June 30 but that period is being extended to Aug. 23.

Calgary featherweight (Mean) Hakeem Dawodu takes on unbeaten Russian

TORONTO — After running his UFC win streak to five with a split decision win over Zubaira (Warrior) Tukhugov at UFC 253 last September in Abu Dhabi, Calgary featherweight (Mean) Hakeem Dawodu was asked who he wanted to face next.
Ontario reports 574 COVID-19 cases, four deaths on Friday as province reopens

Ontario reports 574 COVID-19 cases, four deaths on Friday as province reopens

Ontario is reporting 574 COVID-19 cases and four deaths from the virus today. Health Minister Christine Elliott says there were 109 cases reported in Toronto, 84 in Peel Region, 79 in Waterloo and 51 in the Porcupine Health Unit.
Ontario calls back legislators as government to invoke notwithstanding clause

Ontario calls back legislators as government to invoke notwithstanding clause

TORONTO — Ontario legislators interrupted their summer break to kick off a marathon sitting Thursday as the government prepared to invoke the notwithstanding clause to restore parts of a law that restrict third-party election advertising.

CEBL gets go-ahead from health officials to tip off-season on June 24

TORONTO — The Canadian Elite Basketball League has received the green light from health officials to tip off its season.
Monet masterpieces set to get the massive immersive treatment, Toronto premiere

Monet masterpieces set to get the massive immersive treatment, Toronto premiere

TORONTO — Make room, van Gogh. A new immersive art experience will celebrate the masterworks of Claude Monet. A massive installation dubbed "Beyond Monet" makes its world premiere Aug. 5 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
Jesse Wente faces Canada's history, flawed notion of reconciliation in upcoming book

Jesse Wente faces Canada's history, flawed notion of reconciliation in upcoming book

TORONTO — Indigenous writer Jesse Wente will challenge the notion of reconciliation in a new book described as "part memoir, part manifesto.
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