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Pandemic has Curling Canada facing Olympic trials qualifying complications

Pandemic has Curling Canada facing Olympic trials qualifying complications

OTTAWA — Curling Canada has been forced to re-think qualification for the Olympic team and mixed doubles trials after cancellations and postponements due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Source: CFL submits revised financial request to federal government

Source: CFL submits revised financial request to federal government

TORONTO — The CFL has sent Canadian Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault a revised financial request. A CFL source said Friday the league is seeking roughly $42.5 million in aid.
Concert venues still in a pinch as Canada's live music industry gets fed support

Concert venues still in a pinch as Canada's live music industry gets fed support

TORONTO — Independent concert venue owner Jeff Cohen simply wants his famed Horseshoe Tavern to survive the COVID-19 pandemic.
Officials in Windsor-Essex ask province, feds to take lead on farm outbreaks

Officials in Windsor-Essex ask province, feds to take lead on farm outbreaks

Officials in Ontario's Windsor-Essex region called on the provincial or federal government Friday to take the reins in tackling COVID-19 outbreaks in farms, saying the situation requires more co-ordination than they can provide themselves.
Quebec town imposes masks after COVID-19 outbreak south of Montreal hits 80 cases

Quebec town imposes masks after COVID-19 outbreak south of Montreal hits 80 cases

MONTREAL — A COVID-19 outbreak linked to two house parties south of Montreal has grown to about 80 cases, Quebec's public health director announced Friday.

Mackenzie Tour announces four tournaments for pro golfers residing in Canada

TORONTO — The Mackenzie Tour announced on Friday it will hold a series of four tournaments for professional golfers residing in Canada.
Heat wave the latest challenge to those living in encampments in Toronto

Heat wave the latest challenge to those living in encampments in Toronto

Mark Baratta sips a cold Gatorade outside his tent under the shade of a tree at a large encampment in Toronto's west end, the heat making his blue T-shirt cling to his skin. "I'm surviving," Baratta says as sweat trickles down his face.

Health-care unions considering political action over Ontario's emergency act

TORONTO — Unions representing Ontario's health-care workers say they're consulting with their memberships about taking political action in response to the province potentially extending its emergency powers.

Toronto Blue Jays schedule pair of exhibition games in Boston versus Red Sox

TORONTO — The Toronto Blue Jays will travel to Boston to face the Red Sox in pre-season games July 21 and 22. They'll be the only two exhibition games for Toronto before the regular season starts July 24 at Tampa Bay.
TIFF launches digital platform online film rentals ahead of festival

TIFF launches digital platform online film rentals ahead of festival

TORONTO — The organization behind the Toronto International Film Festival has launched its own online platform for renting films. Digital TIFF Bell Lightbox comes after last month's announcement that TIFF will have a digital platform in September.
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