OTTAWA -- The CEO of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) says the threshold to receive the government’s new wage and rent subsidies is too high and could force some businesses to consider decreasing their revenues to meet the eligibility criteria.
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Travis Scott denies allegations, including negligence, in lawsuits filed against him for the Astroworld Festival tragedy, according to court documents filed by Scott's attorneys and obtained by CNN.
More than 140 lawsuits have been filed in the tragedy that left 10 people dead, CNN previously reported.
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Sask. premier calls for end to 'stigmatizing the unvaccinated'

Saskatchewan’s premier is calling for an end to the stigmatization of those who remain unvaccinated in the province.
The call follows comments made Monday by NDP Opposition leader Ryan Meili about a phone call between Premier Scott Moe and an organization that opposes the province’s COVID-19 health measures.
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Lawyer wants officer dismissed for tracking Alberta minister in 2017

The lawyer for Lethbridge-West MLA Shannon Phillips is asking Alberta's Law Enforcement Review Board (LERB) to recommend a dismissal of an officer who photographed Phillips and didn't report the improper activity to a superior.
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How to catch your once-in-a-lifetime look at Comet Leonard

Your once-in-a-lifetime chance to see a green comet named C/2021 A1 — a.k.a. Leonard — is here. Astronomy experts, including the comet's discoverer, offer tips on when and how to see the comet.
Like other comets, Leonard is a ball of frozen gas, rocks and dust.
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Travel, tourism sectors see glimmers of hope amid Omicron uncertainty

Katie Summers cancelled her wedding anniversary trip three times over the past 18 months. Now, the Omicron variant of COVID-19 means her January vacation to Hawaii with her husband may be added to the scrap heap.
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AWS outage impacting Amazon and other services for thousands of users

Several Inc services, including Prime Video, its namesake e-commerce website and applications that use Amazon Web Services (AWS) were down for thousands of users around the world on Tuesday.
Amazon said the outage was likely due to issues related to the application programming interface (API), which is a set of protocols for building and integrating application software.
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Ontario to extend paid sick day program until the end of July 2022

Ontario will be extending its paid sick leave program until at least July 2022, with the province's labour minister reaffirming his commitment to keep the legislation active until after the pandemic is over.
The program, which offers up to three paid sick days per employee, was set to expire at the end of December after a previous extension.
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Retreating glaciers could create new salmon habitat, B.C. study shows

The retreat of glaciers in the Pacific mountains of British Columbia and Alaska could produce thousands of kilometres of potential new salmon habitat, a study led by researchers at Simon Fraser University shows.
The study, published Tuesday in Nature Communications, projects that more than 6,000 kilometres of new streams could be accessible to salmon by 2100, and just under one-third of that could be suitable for spawning.
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Calgary TikToker designs Canada's new moose crossing sign 'out of boredom'

This Calgary TikTok star has designed a new moose crossing sign that will now be used on Canada's highways.
Chloë Chapdelaine, a social media influencer with around 89,000 followers on Instagram and 300,000 on TikTok, says she messed around with the design of the moose a few years ago.
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The best Canadian fiction of 2021

Here are the picks by CBC Books for the top Canadian fiction of 2021.
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Climate change could cost billions in additional building maintenance: report

Climate change could cost Ontario's provincial and municipal governments up to $116 billion by the end of this century, according to a new report from the province's accountability officer.
In a stable climate, the province's maintenance costs would be $10 billion a year, amounting to about $799 billion by 2100.
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