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U.K. COVID-19 variant found at long-term care home in Barrie, Ont.

U.K. COVID-19 variant found at long-term care home in Barrie, Ont.

TORONTO — Health officials identified a U.K. variant of COVID-19 at a long-term care home reeling from a deadly outbreak in Barrie, Ont., Saturday amid a slightly lower daily virus case count.
UK doctors seek review of 12-week gap between vaccine doses

UK doctors seek review of 12-week gap between vaccine doses

LONDON — A major British doctors' group says the U.K.
'Baba Yaga' introduces with a virtual reality movie premiere

'Baba Yaga' introduces with a virtual reality movie premiere

Last week Daisy Ridley and Jennifer Hudson went to a movie premiere together. They posed for photos and made remarks from a stage while an audience watched quietly. Or, more accurately, their avatars did.

Lawsuit: NRA's rhetoric spurred deadly synagogue shooting

PITTSBURGH — The son of a couple killed in a Pittsburgh synagogue attack that killed 11 worshippers is suing the National Rifle Association, arguing the group’s inflammatory rhetoric led to the violence.

Italy takes action against TikTok following girl's death

MILAN — Italy’s data protection authority said Friday it was imposing an immediate block on TikTok’s access to data for any user whose age has not been verified.

Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (17,845.91, down 70.29 points.) BlackBerry Ltd. (TSX:BB). Technology. Up $1.69, or 10.45 per cent, to $17.86 on 18 million shares.
Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan to aim for net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050

Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan to aim for net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050

TORONTO — The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board is getting serious about climate change with a new commitment to achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions and ensuring their portfolio is more environmentally friendly.
S&P/TSX composite ends losing week down on faltering energy sector

S&P/TSX composite ends losing week down on faltering energy sector

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index dipped Friday to cap a losing week as COVID-19 virus and vaccine concerns weighed on the energy sector.
Navigating a toxic workplace is a risky and lengthy process, experts say

Navigating a toxic workplace is a risky and lengthy process, experts say

TORONTO — In the wake of Julie Payette's resignation from the role of governor general on Thursday after an investigation into harassment allegations, some Canadian workers may find themselves relating to the rank and file at Rideau Hall.
Indigenous business coalition leader says Keystone XL denial will hurt communities

Indigenous business coalition leader says Keystone XL denial will hurt communities

CALGARY — The cancellation of the Keystone XL pipeline by U.S.