House Hunting in Canada: A Lakeside Super-Cottage in the Muskoka District

Pent-up demand has exploded in Ontario’s ‘cottage country,’ with pandemic buyers seeking turnkey or newly built homes.

#canada, #ontario-canada, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

Truck Attack That Killed a Muslim Family in Canada Was Planned

The police in London, Ontario, say that a 20-year-old driver planned the killings and picked the family because of its faith.

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Two Years After Legalizing Cannabis, Has Canada Kept Its Promises?

Legal pot has made Canadian justice a little fairer, with “heavily racialized” arrests for possession mostly ending. But vows on amnesty, illicit sales and Indigenous inclusion are works in progress.

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How Canada Has Become a Pilgrimage Site for ‘Schitt’s Creek’ Fans

The hamlet that was the backdrop for the hit television series Schitt’s Creek has become a pilgrimage site for fans, to the joy and consternation of locals.

#canada, #goodwood-ontario, #levy-daniel-actor, #ontario-canada, #schitts-creek-tv-program, #television

How Many Plants Have We Wiped Out? Here Are 5 Extinction Stories

Botanists have laid out evidence that dozens of North American trees, herbs, plants and shrubs have gone extinct since European settlers arrived.

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Virus Hits Foreign Farmhands, Challenging Canadians’ Self-Image

Outbreaks at farms have made Canadians question how well their system is really protecting vulnerable migrant workers.

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An Indigenous Canadian Journalist Was Covering a Protest. Then He Got Arrested.

He is one of four reporters arrested while covering Indigenous affairs in a country that has been trying to make amends for its colonial past.

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Canadians Rejoice as ‘Schitt’s Creek’ Sweeps 2020 Emmy Awards

The Canadian series took top honors in all seven categories in which it was nominated.

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Canada’s Largest Newspaper Changes Hands Amid Vow to Keep Liberal Voice

The Toronto Star’s new owners pledged to keep its tradition of championing liberal causes in a news market dominated by conservative views. Less clear? The plans for fixing the paper’s financial woes.

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Canada Will Have a Big Say on the Return of Major Sports in the U.S.

President Trump is pushing for the return of sports soon in the United States. Up in Canada, that’s not happening.

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