Canada

MLB Blue Jays barred from playing games in Toronto

  By Thomas I. Likness EBC Edmonton Bureau EDMONTON (Eagle News) — The Toronto Blue Jays have struck out in a bid to play games in their home stadium because of fears that frequent border crossings from the United States …

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Russian hackers try to steal COVID-19 vaccine research, cyber security agencies

  By Thomas I. Likness EBC Edmonton Bureau EDMONTON (Eagle News) — Russia attempted to steal research information from researchers working on a vaccine for COVID-19, said the Communications Security Establishment (CSE) Thursday. The CSE issued a statement that the …

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Canada-US border to remain closed to nonessential travel for another month

  By Thomas I. Likness EBC Edmonton Bureau EDMONTON (Eagle News) — The ban on nonessential travel between Canada and the United States has been extended until August 20, Acting US secretary of State Chad Wolf confirmed Thursday. “Based on …

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Canadian economy won’t recover to pre-pandemic levels until 2022: central bank

  By Thomas I. Likness EBC Edmonton Bureau EDMONTON (Eagle News) — Canada’s economic recovery will be slow and unlikely to reach pre-pandemic levels for at least 18 month, according to the country’s central bank. “While economies are re-opening, the …

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Poll: Americans more likely to view mandatory mask ordinance as an infringement of freedom

By Thomas I. Likness EBC Edmonton Bureau EDMONTON (Eagle News) — People in the United States are more likely than Canadians to consider a requirement to wear a mask in public places as in infringement of their personal freedoms according …

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Announcement expected this week on extension of Canada-US border closure

  By Thomas I. Likness EBC Edmonton Bureau  EDMONTON (Eagle News) — A decision is expected this week whether to extend the ban for a fourth time on non-essential cross-border traffic between Canada and the United States, said Prime Minister …

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Canada not prepared for second wave of coronavirus, Senate report

  By Thomas I. Likness EBC Edmonton Bureau EDMONTON (Eagle News) — Canada is ill-prepared for a possible second wave of COVID-19 infections witnesses told the Senate committee on Social Affair, Science and Technology. In a report released Thursday, the …

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Canada should learn to live with COVID-19, not eradicate it, doctors advise

    By Thomas I. Likness EBC Edmonton Bureau EDMONTON (Eagle News) — Canada needs to change its focus from attempting to eradicate COVID-19 to minimizing its impact, said a group of doctors and public health experts. The advice is …

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Fines for COVID-19 offenses in Canada total $13 million: civil liberties report

  By Thomas I. Likness EBC Edmonton Bureau EDMONTON (Eagle News) — Enforcement of COVID-19 restrictions in Canada has been called “an ugly ticketing pandemic” in a study released by the Canadian Civil Liberties Association. Canadians were fined about $13 …

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COVID-19 death rate in Canadian nursing homes twice that of other developed countries: study

    By Thomas I. Likness EBC Edmonton Bureau EDMONTON (Eagle News) — The number of COVID-19 deaths in Canadian nursing homes is twice what it is in other developed country, according to a study by the Canadian Institute for …

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Swapping Hauwei executive for 2 Canadians detained by China would endanger others: Trudeau

  By Thomas I Likness EBC Edmonton Bureau EDMONTON (Eagle News) — Freeing a Huawei executive in exchange for China releasing two Canadians detained in Beijing 18 months ago would endanger Canadians who travel internationally, said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau …

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Fake COVID-19 tracing app with ransomware discovered

By Thomas I. Likness EBC Edmonton Bureau EDMONTON (Eagle News) — Scammers never sleep and their latest target is Canada’s COVID-19 tracing app, a cybersecurity company said Wednesday. ESET said two fake websites that look like official Canadian government sites …

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