5 things to know for Thursday, September 17, 2020

TORONTO — Canada is approaching 140,000 total cases of COVID-19, with more than 8,200 cases still active. Here’s what else you need to know to start your day. 1. Undisclosed funds: Former Liberal MP Raj Grewal allegedly received $6 million in funds that he did not disclose to the ethics commissioner while he served as …

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Wildfire smoke causes East Coast haze; West Coast air quality among worst recorded

The smoke from dozens of wildfires in the western United States is stretching clear across the country — and even pushing into Mexico, Canada and Europe. While the dangerous plumes are forcing people inside along the West Coast, residents thousands of miles away in the East are seeing unusually hazy skies and remarkable sunsets. The …

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‘We’re way more rational’: Expert believes second coronavirus wave won’t induce panic buying

TORONTO — An expert in the Canadian food industry doesn’t believe a potential second wave of COVID-19 will induce the kind of panic buying that previously left grocery store shelves bare. Sylvain Charlebois, director of the Agri-Food Analytics Lab at Dalhousie University in Halifax, believes Canadians and food manufacturers are more knowledgeable about the virus …

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The Liberals pledged 2 billion trees over 10 years, but none planted yet

TORONTO — While on the campaign trail a year ago, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised that a re-elected Liberal government would plant two billion trees over the next 10 years. But so far, none of those trees have gone in the ground. Some federally-funded trees have been planted in 2020, according to Natural Resources Minister …

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At least 1 dead, hundreds rescued after Hurricane Sally

PENSACOLA, FLA. — Hurricane Sally lumbered ashore near the Florida-Alabama line Wednesday with 105 mph (165 kph) winds and rain measured in feet, not inches, killing at least one person, swamping homes and forcing the rescue of hundreds as it pushed inland for what could be a slow and disastrous drenching across the Deep South. …

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Advocates sound alarms as long-term care homes see COVID-19 cases rise

TORONTO — Advocates worry that long-term care homes devastated by COVID-19 earlier this year could see another deadly wave of cases this fall if authorities don’t clamp down on new outbreaks. In Ontario, 20 long-term care homes have already reported COVID-19 outbreaks. West End Villa in Ottawa is the hardest hit, with six deaths in …

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Pembroke, Ont. high school first in Ontario to close after COVID-19 cases

PEMBROKE — Fellowes High School in Pembroke, Ont. has been ordered closed to staff and students following three confirmed cases of COVID-19. The Acting Chief Medical Officer of Health for the Renfrew County and District Health Unit (RCHDU) ordered the closure of the school on Wednesday afternoon after the third case of novel coronavirus involving …

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‘The situation in the United States is getting worse’: Ont. border city mayor supports extension of border closure

TORONTO — For many Canadian border communities, the closure of the Canada-U.S. border due to COVID-19 has had serious economic consequences. But one Ontario border city mayor says he’s “absolutely” in favour of the continuing restrictions on cross-border travel, largely because of the way the U.S. has handled the pandemic. “The situation in the United …

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Ex-MP Grewal allegedly didn’t disclose $6M to ethics czar, defrauded constituency employee: documents

OTTAWA — Former Liberal MP Raj Grewal allegedly received $6 million in funds that he did not disclose to the ethics commissioner while he served as a member of Parliament, according to new court documents obtained by CTV News. He is also alleged to have defrauded “an individual employed at his parliamentary constituency office of …

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Trudeau says election would not be ‘irresponsible’ but he does not want one

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he doesn’t want an election — but if one is held, Canadians should feel confident that Elections Canada is capable of delivering a fair process despite the pandemic. Trudeau made the comments during a Wednesday press conference, speaking after three days of meetings with his ministers and experts …

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