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Help wanted: where have Canadian workers gone since the pandemic?

Help wanted: where have Canadian workers gone since the pandemic?

Amid a prolonged pandemic, laid-off workers took stock and reassessed their priorities
WORLD: Canadian WWI soldier identified years after death in France

WORLD: Canadian WWI soldier identified years after death in France

David George Parfitt was one of 156 members of the 8th Canadian Infantry Battalion killed in action on Sept. 26, 1916, during the Battle of Thiepval Ridge
Barrie Police uncover new checkerboard look for some cruisers

Barrie Police uncover new checkerboard look for some cruisers

'They need to attract the attention of motorists, but they also need to be able to quickly be identified as a police vehicle,' Barrie police chief says of new design
CANADA: What Pope Francis left out of residential school apology

CANADA: What Pope Francis left out of residential school apology

Prior to his visit, Indigenous leaders made specific calls about what they wanted to see in the apology and where they hoped it would lead
CANADA: Pope to visit former residential school, Edmonton church

CANADA: Pope to visit former residential school, Edmonton church

Pope Francis expected to issue an apology to Indigenous residential school survivors, families while at the former Ermineskin Indian Residential School site
ONTARIO: 'Insecure load' held onto car roof by bedsheet

ONTARIO: 'Insecure load' held onto car roof by bedsheet

A driver and front passenger clutched the edges of the sheet, which was draped over a mattress, say police
BEYOND LOCAL: Endangered red panda cub born at Toronto Zoo

BEYOND LOCAL: Endangered red panda cub born at Toronto Zoo

The zoo says the male cub is only the third red panda born at the zoo in more than 25 years
ONTARIO: Pediatric COVID vaccine bookings open July 28

ONTARIO: Pediatric COVID vaccine bookings open July 28

Shots can be booked through the province's online portal, public health units that use their own booking systems, pharmacies, Indigenous-led clinics as well as some primary care providers and pediatricians.
Ontario planning to bring in 'strong mayor' system for certain cities

Ontario planning to bring in 'strong mayor' system for certain cities

Probably not your city just yet
Black widow spider travels from Mexico to Ontario—among grapes

Black widow spider travels from Mexico to Ontario—among grapes

Local couple says they found spider in a carton of grapes on Saturday at south-end Barrie Costco; '(It) was moving a little bit and was alive, but was probably knocked out from the cold,' says man