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COVID-19 case records on back-to-back days
Ontario reported 1328 new coronavirus cases yesterday — breaking the previous record of 1,132 set Saturday. The seven-day average for number of cases is now 1,063.
Peel adds new restrictions as case numbers soar
Peel Region’s medical officer of health Lawrence Loh announced new health restrictions on top of those set by the province. The measures include banning wedding receptions and other large social gatherings in business establishments as of November 13; restricting bar and restaurant seating only to people in the same household; and limiting religious services to virtual ceremonies whenever possible. "These directives have been introduced because indicators that track the pandemic in Peel are trending in the wrong direction," Loh said in a news release.
Alex Trebek dead at age 80
Ontario-born television personality Alex Trebek died yesterday after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 80. Trebek, best known as the host of the long-running game show Jeopardy!, was born in Sudbury and studied at the University of Ottawa.
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Striking Balance: Lac Saint-Pierre Biosphere Reserve
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Drinking, travelling, and internet-ing: Here’s what the Tories’ budget says about life during COVID-19
Unsurprisingly, the government is pushing 2021 as the “year of the staycation.” And the budget highlights a number of ways Ontarians can keep busy while sticking close to home.
For a decade, Allen Gregg in Conversation With... hosted some the world’s biggest thinkers, authors, and artists. No topic was off limits, and no question too tough. Becky Fong, a producer on the program, joins Steve Paikin to share stories about the show’s most memorable guests.
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8 p.m. — The Agenda: What it takes to be a pro
Former NHLer and broadcaster Nick Kypreos joins The Agenda to discuss his book, Undrafted: Hockey, Family, and What it Takes to Be a Pro.
10 p.m. — Once Upon a Time in Iraq
The story of the Iraq war told by those who lived through it. Like, Waleed Nesyif who was 18 at the outset of war. Nesyif was infatuated with America — the movies he watched with his friends told the story of a life much more free than his own.
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