COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID Cooking: A shift for entrepreneurs in Winnipeg for more at-home meals – Winnipeg

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From pandemic baking to specialty coffees, Manitoban’s have been cooking and experimenting with foods at home for the past year. Entrepreneurs in Winnipeg have felt the trickle-down effect and demand for more at-home cooking ideas. “I originally started on my personal page and was getting lots of feedback, so …

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Lethbridge College researchers working on homegrown solution to potential antibiotics crisis

Lethbridge College researchers working on homegrown solution to potential antibiotics crisis

A potential health crisis is more likely as infectious diseases become increasingly immune to current antibiotic treatments, according to experts. Researchers from Lethbridge College are collecting and testing more than a thousand species of plants that are native to Alberta to find out if they can be a part …

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Artists create COVID-19 Valentine’s cards: ‘You’re not in my bubble, but you’re in my heart’

Artists create COVID-19 Valentine’s cards: ‘You’re not in my bubble, but you’re in my heart’

COVID-19 has brought a new way for people wishing to express their love and affection this Valentine’s Day: greeting cards with pandemic-related themes. “There’s no one else I’d rather be stuck at home with” reads the front of one card, referring to people isolating with each other during COVID-19. …

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Green Party looks to upset federal elections after COVID-19 with new vision for Quebec’s environment – Montreal

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Annamie Paul wants to share a new way of seeing the environment with Quebecers. As the province thinks about a way to re-launch the economy after the COVID-19 pandemic, the Green Party and its leader are laying foundations ahead of possible elections by changing the conversation surrounding environmentalism to …

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COVID-19: Ipsos poll finds many pandemic-weary Canadians turning to nature for relief

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A recent Ipsos poll conducted for Nature Conservancy Canada (NCC) confirms what many suspected: Canadians are indeed turning to nature in significant numbers to help them cope with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The poll found 94 per cent of Canadians acknowledge that nature is helping them relieve …

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Calgary project to build ‘a beautiful stained glass ice fort’ boosts spirits during pandemic – Calgary

Calgary project to build ‘a beautiful stained glass ice fort’ boosts spirits during pandemic - Calgary

Tina Buijs and her two-year-old son Benjamin got to work when they saw a collection of water-filled pails and food colouring on an outside table at a southwest Calgary strip mall on Wednesday. “These are going to be ice blocks,” Buijs told her son, “to make a beautiful stained …

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Calgary teen Tate McRae enjoys worldwide music success during pandemic

Calgary teen Tate McRae enjoys worldwide music success during pandemic

Kicking a pop music career into high gear might seem like an insurmountable task in the middle of a pandemic. But a young singer/songwriter from Calgary is proving she’s more than up to that challenge. In fact, 17-year-old Tate McRae is now making her mark around the world. “It …

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Hospital ICUs in Calgary reach record high for COVID-19 patients

Hospital ICUs in Calgary reach record high for COVID-19 patients

Alberta has made some major progress in the fight against COVID-19, with the number of daily new cases dropping significantly since the province reached its highest numbers during the pandemic so far in December. Alberta’s positivity rate is trending downward too. But in Calgary, the COVID-19 situation in hospital …

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Coronavirus: Saskatchewan sports organizations turn to fundraising amid current restrictions

Coronavirus: Saskatchewan sports organizations turn to fundraising amid current restrictions

Some Saskatchewan sports organizations are turning to fundraising in order to keep their doors open amid current COVID-19 restrictions. Prior to the pandemic, owner of CrossCourt Badminton, Laurie Ruecker, says the courts would typically be packed with players. “We offer pickleball, badminton and table tennis,” Ruecker said. “We did …

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COVID-19 restrictions lead to ‘incredibly difficult’ closure of Calgary parkour facility – Calgary

COVID-19 restrictions lead to ‘incredibly difficult’ closure of Calgary parkour facility - Calgary

As a veteran of parkour, Matt Talbot is an old hand at tackling new challenges, but he’s now facing a really tough obstacle: trying to run a parkour business in the middle of a pandemic. “We’ve been closed for more than six of the last 12 months,” Talbot said. …

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