Gutted by COVID-19, travel and tourism industry pleads for aid from Ottawa

Representatives of Canada's COVID-19-crippled travel and tourism industry are warning of mass layoffs and large-scale bankruptcies if the federal government fails to step up with aid for the sector.
MPs on the House of Commons industry committee heard grim stories on Monday about the devastating toll the pandemic is taking on the travel and hospitality sector.
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Doctor attacked, killed in exam room at Alberta walk-in clinic

A Red Deer physician died Monday after he was attacked in an examination room at the Village Mall walk-in clinic. 
RCMP said one man is in custody and the major crimes unit has taken over what police called "an active homicide investigation.
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Sixth Arctic patrol vessel to be named after Second World War navy pilot

HALIFAX -- The Royal Canadian Navy announced today its sixth Arctic patrol vessel will be named after Lt. Robert Hampton Gray, a Second World War navy hero.
Gray volunteered for the naval reserve in 1940, served as a pilot in the navy's fleet and embarked on HMS Formidable during the war in the Pacific in April 1945.
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City-dwellers more likely to have suffered dog bites, researchers say

TORONTO -- A new study from the University of Guelph found that dog bites are more common among people who live in urban areas compared to those living in the country.
Researchers with the Ontario Veterinary College surveyed more than 2,000 people across different geographic areas to better assess measures related to dog bite prevention.
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LONDON, ONT. -- A pair of boaters had to be rescued from Lake Erie Saturday after the vessel they were travelling in ran out of fuel and began drifting towards the U.S. border, Ontario Provincial Police say.
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Bloodied men detained at Toronto beach menaced people with chainsaws: eyewitness

TORONTO -- Two men arrested in the area of Toronto's Cherry Beach after a fight menaced a number of passersby with running chainsaws before they were captured by police, an eyewitness says.
A jogger who wishes to remain anonymous told CTV News Toronto she was running in the area of Cherry Street, between the beach and Regata Road on Sunday morning, when she says she saw a young boy on rollerblades dart off of the path in front of her.
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Ottawa police investigating incident at Catherine McKenna's constituency office

OTTAWA -- Ottawa police tell CTV News they are investigating an incident at the local constituency office of Ottawa Centre Liberal MP Catherine McKenna.
Police said the incident happened at around 10:30 a.m. Aug. 6, at the office on Catherine Street in Ottawa's Centretown neighbourhood.
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TORONTO -- New data suggests that more than 500 COVID-19 infections in Canada have been linked to public venues including stores, bars, restaurants, daycares and schools since the beginning of July as more businesses continue to reopen and restrictions are eased.
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TORONTO -- Ontario's human rights commission has found that Black people in Toronto are "disproportionately" arrested, charged and subjected to use of force by the city's police force.
In a report released this morning, the commission finds that Black people are more likely to be "arrested, charged, over-charged, struck, shot or killed by Toronto police.
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VANCOUVER -- An event held over the B.C. Day long weekend in Surrey is the latest to be added to Fraser Health's COVID-19 exposure warning list.
Billed as a "rave," the event may have been the site of virus exposure on July 31, Aug.
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Ontario reports highest number of new COVID-19 cases in more than a week

TORONTO -- Ontario is reporting an uptick in the number of new COVID-19 cases, recording more than 100 new infections for the first time in a week.
Health officials reported 115 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, bringing the total number of lab-confirmed infections to date to 40,161.
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Quebec reports one new COVID-19 death, 156 new cases

MONTREAL -- There are now 5,696 people who have died of COVID-19 in Quebec, health authorities announced Monday, as confirmed cases in the province reached 60,627.
That’s up one from the total of 5,695 deaths reported Sunday; COVID-19 cases in Quebec rose 156 from the total of 60,471 announced a day earlier.
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A new report from the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) has found that Black people are more likely than others to be arrested, charged or have force used against them during interactions with Toronto police.
The report, which is the second interim report in the OHRC's inquiry into racial profiling and discrimination, includes an analysis of Toronto Police Service data from 2013 to 2017.
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