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West Kelowna’s Dirt Road Opera steps onto the virtual stage dripping with history

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

The writer, the singer and the musician that make up West Kelowna’s Dirt Road Opera aren’t letting their passion for making music fade. The trio is dripping in talent and musical history, Rachel Matkin, sung harmony for Barry Mathers when she was 13 years old for his then band, …

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Canadian mothers on overcoming challenges, lessons learned during COVID-19

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

Last October, Mendeep Heer gave birth to her daughter, Simryn, after 12 hours of labour. The first-time mother, from Brampton, Ont., says that despite some complications prior to her pregnancy, her daughter arrived healthy and giving birth was “unbelievably magical.” Yet what followed were feelings of and sadness and …

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Kelowna hip-hop funk fusion band 538 st., blends genres to produce debut single

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

Kelowna’s own 538 st.’s sound makes them stand out in the Okanagan’s music scene. The band gets its unique name from brothers and bandmates Jake and Sam Cooke’s mom’s house, where it all started. Jake had his laptop stolen with all his music on it while recording music in …

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Lost in translation: Advocates on battling language barriers amid COVID-19

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

Mark Lee is a simplified and traditional Chinese translator from Richmond, B.C., who has aided in translating COVID-19 information to seniors during the pandemic. Even prior to COVID-19, there was already a high demand for translation aid in Vancouver’s Chinatown — seniors needed medical appointments translated, for example. “Once …

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Vernon Kalamalka Chorus finds creative way to continue practising amid COVID-19 pandemic

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

From the side of the road, the creative way that the Vernon Kalamalka Chorus is rehearsing might look like a traffic jam on a driveway. When in reality, it’s members of the all-women choir rehearsing from their cars to respect public health orders with specialized equipment. “[We] use wireless …

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Here’s how parents can stay zen during COVID-19 pandemic

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

Preparing for and navigating through parenthood already poses challenges for many, but the COVID-19 pandemic has added extra layers of hardship and stress. Actor Sarah Wright Olsen recently visited The Morning Show to share her tips on how parents can stay zen during the pandemic. Olsen and fellow actor …

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How to talk to your friends when you disagree on COVID-19 restrictions

How to talk to your friends when you disagree on COVID-19 restrictions

The COVID-19 pandemic has put our friendships and relationships to the test, with many Canadians disagreeing on restrictions, politics and obeying lockdown regulations. If you’re not seeing eye-to-eye with one of your friends, it’s still important to respect each other’s boundaries, says Toronto-based relationship expert Jessica O’Reilly. Read more: …

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COVID-19 exposes gaps in language education — why there needs to be increased support

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While COVID-19 has heightened hardships for those enrolled in language classes and programs, language instructors and researchers say it has also highlighted innovative learning practices that could be applied in Canada, to work towards better supporting education. The communities engaged in second-language learning classes range from newcomers and refugee …

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Confused about the new travel restrictions? Expert breaks it down – National

Confused about the new travel restrictions? Expert breaks it down - National

Last week, the Government of Canada announced new travel restrictions in the hope of limiting the spread of COVID-19, but many people are still left confused. Vancouver-based travel expert, Claire Newell, recently joined The Morning Show to discuss current travel restrictions and what they mean for Canadians. Read more: …

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Coronavirus: Groundhog Day provides boost during winter pandemic

Coronavirus: Groundhog Day provides boost during winter pandemic

For decades, groundhogs have been predicting when spring will get here, and Tuesday was no different. While it’s usually a toss up as to when spring will actually start, experts say it can give people hope and it’s something they need now more than ever — especially during the …

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