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  • Visitors welcomed back to indoor Niagara Falls attractions as restrictions ease

    NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. - Visitors returned to long-shuttered tourist attractions and restaurant dining rooms in Ontario's Niagara Region on Friday, where local leaders have been calling for the reopening of the Canada-U.S. border to support the area's economy.
  • Truckers' fears of U.S. pandemic trip up a sector suffering amid recession

    When the COVID-19 pandemic struck, trucker Dave Wye had to think long and hard about whether he was willing to stay on the front lines.
  • COVID-19's impact on nursing homes 'more severe' than expected: Trudeau

    The sweep of COVID-19 throughout Canada's nursing homes is proving more devastating than expected, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday as he warned that reopening the economy too early would be "absolutely disastrous."
  • Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2019

    A lauded writer who brought to light stories overshadowed by prejudice. An actress and singer who helped embody the manufactured innocence of the 1950s. A self-made billionaire who rose from a childhood of Depression-era poverty and twice ran for president.
  • Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2019

    A sharecropper's son who rose through the seats of power to become one of the nation's most influential voices. A Republican who went on to lead the U.S. Supreme Court's liberal wing. A lauded writer who brought to light stories overshadowed by prejudice.
  • Home renovations with the best financial, emotional return for owners

    Dream kitchens and luxurious bathrooms are often the go-to renovations for homeowners looking for the best return on investment, but experts suggest the biggest bang for their buck might be as simple as replacing a garage door.
  • Immigration expected to dominate talks on Atlantic Canada economy

    FREDERICTON - Building on Atlantic Canada's recent immigration successes will top the agenda as East Coast premiers and federal ministers gather Friday in Halifax for their latest Atlantic Growth Strategy summit.
  • Book Trump? Interest groups press case at his properties

    WASHINGTON - Payday lenders got regulators to rethink rules on how closely to vet borrowers. E-cigarette makers got a delay in federal oversight of many vaping products. Candy makers praised a decision to hold off on more stringent labeling standards. And title insurers declared "victory" for getting changes that benefited them in the tax overhaul.
  • Amid booming economy, homelessness soars on US West Coast

    SEATTLE - In a park in the middle of a leafy, bohemian neighbourhood where homes list for close to $1 million, a tractor's massive claw scooped up the refuse of the homeless - mattresses, tents, wooden frames, a wicker chair, an outdoor propane heater. Workers in masks and steel-shanked boots plucked used needles and mounds of waste from the underbrush.
  • Forest-thinning project saved homes but highlights obstacles

    SISTERS, Ore. - Lightning started a forest fire one August afternoon near this Oregon tourist town, and it was spreading fast. Residents in outlying areas evacuated as flames marched toward their homes.

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