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Ontario’s rural, northern boards grapple with back-to-school plan

Ontario’s rural, northern boards grapple with back-to-school plan

Ontario’s sprawling northern and rural school boards are working to interpret the province’s back-to-school plan for smaller communities, saying they don’t yet have all the answers for questions that parents are asking. Catherine Shedden, a spokeswoman for the Trillium Lakelands District School Board, said she’s fielded questions from parents about …

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Some COVID-19 patients report hair loss months later – National

Some COVID-19 patients report hair loss months later - National

Some recovered coronavirus patients are experiencing hair loss and looking for help, Canadian dermatologists say. “I have seen it in some of my patients who have had coronavirus,” said Dr. Julia Carroll, a Toronto-based dermatologist, who estimates that she’s seen a handful of such cases. People who suddenly experience hair …

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Coronavirus: WHL planning to start next season Dec. 4

Coronavirus: WHL planning to start next season Dec. 4

The Western Hockey League (WHL) intends to open its regular season Dec. 4, pending approval from provincial and state health authorities. The WHL halted the 2019-20 regular season March 12 because of the advancing COVID-19 virus. Read more: Daemon Hunt hoping to crack Team Canada’s roster The league intends the 22 teams …

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CJFL cancels 2020 season due to COVID-19 pandemic

CJFL cancels 2020 season due to COVID-19 pandemic

The Canadian Junior Football League (CJFL) has cancelled its 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The league made the announcement Thursday on its Twitter page. Read more: Saskatoon Blades gamble on player with local ties in CHL import draft “The Canadian Junior Football League has determined that it is …

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Private parties in Vancouver area linked to at least 45 COVID-19 cases, says B.C.’s top doctor – BC

Private parties in Vancouver area linked to at least 45 COVID-19 cases, says B.C.’s top doctor - BC

B.C.’s top doctor says at least 45 cases of COVID-19 in the province are linked to private parties in the Metro Vancouver area. Dr. Bonnie Henry said the exposure event bears a resemblance to an outbreak in Kelowna connected to private gatherings that took place over the Canada Day long …

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Ohio governor tests positive for coronavirus ahead of meeting with Trump – National

Ohio governor tests positive for coronavirus ahead of meeting with Trump - National

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine, an early advocate among Republicans of wearing masks and other pandemic precautions, tested positive Thursday for the coronavirus just ahead of a planned meeting with President Donald Trump. The Republican governor said he took a test arranged by the White House in Cleveland …

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Coronavirus: Africa now over 3M cases, but millions still untested – National

Coronavirus: Africa now over 3M cases, but millions still untested - National

JOHANNESBURG — Africa’s confirmed coronavirus cases have surpassed one million, but global health experts say the true toll is likely several times higher, reflecting the gaping lack of testing for the continent’s 1.3 billion people. While experts say infection tolls in richer nations can be significant undercounts, large numbers of …

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Hundreds in Hamilton facing eviction as Ontario reviews cases held up by COVID-19 – Hamilton

Hundreds in Hamilton facing eviction as Ontario reviews cases held up by COVID-19 - Hamilton

A cascade of events may make it impossible for tenants in Hamilton to keep a roof over their heads after Ontario ended its moratorium on residential evictions in late July. That’s what some of the city’s agencies that represent low-income residents are saying about the province’s landlord and tenant board (LTB) …

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B.C. health officials to provide Thursday COVID-19 update

B.C. health officials to provide Thursday COVID-19 update

B.C. health officials are set to provide a Thursday update on the province’s response to the novel coronavirus pandemic. The province announced 146 new COVID-19 cases over a four-day span during a news briefing on Tuesday. On Wednesday, it announced another 47 cases, bringing the total in the province to …

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London Public Library branches prepare to open for in-person services

London Public Library branches prepare to open for in-person services

Starting next week, four London Public Library (LPL) branches will open to provide in-person access to limited services for the first time since closing in mid-March in response to the novel coronavirus pandemic. The LPL says more branches will open “in coming weeks.” While branches have been offering a pick-up …

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