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Calgary Stampede announces globe-galloping cowboy as honorary 2020 parade marshal – Calgary

Calgary Stampede announces globe-galloping cowboy as honorary 2020 parade marshal - Calgary

A Brazilian cowboy who will soon become only the third person in the world to cross the Americas on horseback is the honorary Calgary Stampede parade marshal for 2020, despite the event being cancelled. Officials with the Calgary Stampede made the announcement Wednesday, saying Filipe Masetti Leite was originally going …

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The New Reality: The appeal of the pandemic puppy – National

The New Reality: The appeal of the pandemic puppy - National

It looked like a drug deal. Two vehicles were parked 50 feet apart in an empty mall parking lot. The occupants wore gloves and masks and, because of a strong side wind, had to raise their voices to finalize the terms of the deal.  The prize in question was a …

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Coronavirus, N.S. mass shooting put spotlight on domestic violence. Here’s how to talk about it – National

Coronavirus, N.S. mass shooting put spotlight on domestic violence. Here’s how to talk about it - National

Between the coronavirus pandemic and the attack directly preceding the worst mass murder in modern Canadian history, domestic violence — which accounts for one in five murders in Canada and kills women at a rate 4.5 times higher than men — has been thrust squarely in the spotlight. A pandemic …

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Coronavirus: Large cruise ships banned from Canadian waters until Oct. 31

Coronavirus: Large cruise ships banned from Canadian waters until Oct. 31

Overnight passenger vessels that carry more than 100 people — like cruise ships — are prohibited from operating in Canadian waters until at least Oct. 31, the federal transport minister announced on Friday. The extended measures are an update to strict regulations Transport Canada implemented on marine transportation earlier this …

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Coronavirus: Kelowna International Airport traffic down 96 per cent – Okanagan

Coronavirus: Kelowna International Airport traffic down 96 per cent - Okanagan

Two million passengers — that was the total number of travellers in 2019 for Kelowna International Airport, and officials say 2020’s traffic numbers will obviously be much lower due to the coronavirus pandemic. “This year we will handle around 750,000 [passengers], which takes us back to 1997 levels,” said Sam …

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Parks Canada releases full list of national parks partially reopening on June 1

Parks Canada releases full list of national parks partially reopening on June 1

Parks Canada announced on Wednesday which national parks will be reopening on June 1. National parks, historic sites and marine conservation areas have been closed since late March to slow the spread of COVID-19. READ MORE: Coronavirus — Parks Canada to close national parks, historic sites to vehicle traffic Prime …

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Hamilton researchers believe combining samples could speed up coronavirus testing in Ontario – Hamilton

Dr. Marek Smieja and colleagues at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton have developed a testing procedure that could increase and speed up COVID-19 testing in Ontario.

A pair of researchers at St. Joseph’s Hamilton Health Care, who want to help Ontario reach its goal of testing 25,000 people for COVID-19 every day, says combining coronavirus test samples could be the way to go. Dr. Marek Smieja, an infectious disease physician-researcher from St. Joe’s, told Global News …

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3rd crew sequestered to Brandon, Man., water plant amid COVID-19 pandemic – Winnipeg

3rd crew sequestered to Brandon, Man., water plant amid COVID-19 pandemic - Winnipeg

Posted May 22, 2020 10:24 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ A third crew is being sequestered to a water plant in Brandon, Man. Staff have been doing month-long shifts at the plant to ensure healthy workers …

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Bill Kelly: Where’s the fairness for airline customers? – Hamilton

Bill Kelly: Where’s the fairness for airline customers? - Hamilton

The airline industry wants us to know that it’s been hit particularly hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. No argument there, but that doesn’t give companies licence to ride roughshod over customers and employees, which, in the minds of many people, is exactly what they’re trying to do. READ MORE: Coronavirus …

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Coronavirus: Toronto nurses open up about struggles, challenges amid pandemic – Toronto

Coronavirus: Toronto nurses open up about struggles, challenges amid pandemic - Toronto

There may be less trauma patients in the emergency room at Humber River Hospital lately, but the nurses are no less busy. “We’re just getting tons of respiratory distress patients now,” said registered nurse Kendra Leo, reflecting on her time in the hospital amid National Nursing Week. The nursing team …

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