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‘This is big’: Experts concerned that COVID-19 fears could lead to tsunami of cancer cases

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Cancer is one of the leading causes of death in Canada, but during the pandemic physicians and health-care providers have noticed a steep decline in new diagnoses. “You wonder where some of these cancers are. Some of them are missing in action,” said Dr. Antoine Eskander, a surgical oncologist …

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‘You just felt chronically tired’: COVID-19 pandemic burning out Canadian nurses

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

There’s more evidence of the toll the COVID-19 pandemic is taking on health-care workers. As a nurse, Sarah Walji has shouldered more than her share of the pandemic. “You’re working 60-110 hours a week. And I know that’s just not myself. It’s a bunch of my colleagues as well.” …

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Hundreds of migrant farm workers in Ontario denied fresh air during quarantine

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Last July, Jeremiah Sovigno found himself desperate for fresh air. He was in the midst of quarantining for two weeks in a Brantford hotel room with windows that didn’t open. At one point, when the local health unit called him for his daily wellness check, he asked if he could …

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Bike program provides ‘fun break’ for young Calgarians during pandemic

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Maggie Vernon was enjoying cycling in the sunshine on Friday in Calgary. “When I get on the bike I just feel happy, because I love biking,” Vernon said. The 13-year-old Grade 8 student was riding high thanks to a local group that provided her with a refurbished mountain bike, …

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Toronto boy reaches goal of riding every regular TTC route before his 13th birthday

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Most people ride the TTC as a way to get from point A to point B. But not Ian Welsman. The Toronto teen prefers to ride the “Red Rocket” — for the thrill of a challenge. “I wanted to ride every single regular bus route in Toronto before my …

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Pandemic pursuit leads to ‘thrilling’ opportunity for Calgary teen

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

A lot of Canadians are finding more time to pursue new passions during the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s definitely provided a big boost for a Grade 12 student in Calgary, in a field where she’s always giving it her best shot. Cerena Bond has been focusing on developing her photography …

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Vancouver taxpayers on hook for at least $3.5M for Oppenheimer Park tent city

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

One year after a homeless encampment at Oppenheimer Park was shut down as part of the province’s COVID-19 response, Global News has learned the city of Vancouver is on the hook for more than $3.5 million in services and costs associated with the Downtown Eastside green space’s more than …

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Mother’s Day celebration held for young single moms in Calgary dealing with ‘real trauma’

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Kaitlyn Healy and her 11-month-old daughter Dakota were enjoying checking out a wagon full of Mother’s Day presents on Friday. The gifts came from the Highbanks Society, a Calgary agency that’s been providing support for them over the past few months. “We serve 15 families: moms between the ages …

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Edmonton court mixes law with psychology to find ‘meaningful resolutions’ for at-risk Albertans

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Edmonton’s Mental Health Court is more important than ever as many Albertans face mental hardships amid the COVID-19 pandemic. “It gives us a chance to provide more meaningful types of resolutions,” said Legal Aid Alberta staff lawyer Amna Qureshi. The Edmonton Mental Health Court opened as a pilot project …

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Calgary dry cleaning business helps jobseekers having ‘a rough time’ during pandemic

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Over the past 15 years running a dry cleaning business in Calgary, Johathan Kim and his son David have come to know how looking good can make you feel good. “You could feel a lot more confident in a freshly cleaned and pressed outfit, rather than something you’ve had …

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