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‘Tears were coming out of my eyes’: B.C. MLA’s tweet about son’s act of kindness warms hearts

‘Tears were coming out of my eyes’: B.C. MLA’s tweet about son’s act of kindness warms hearts

North Delta NDP MLA Ravi Kahlon got a welcome surprise from his son when he returned home Wednesday after working in Victoria for a few days. “He hugged me and said Dad, my new friend gave me this note at school today,” Kahlon told Global News on Thursday. Read …

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Coronavirus: Ottawa rinks, sledding hills to remain open amid Ontario stay-home order – Ottawa

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Outdoor recreational amenities will remain open for use in Ottawa, the city confirmed Thursday, even as Ontario seeks to restrict trips outside the home to “essential” purposes only to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus. Ottawa residents are allowed to use outdoor rinks and sledding hills under the …

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Dog walking offers pour in after Quebec’s curfew goes into affect – Montreal

Dog walking offers pour in after Quebec’s curfew goes into affect - Montreal

A Montreal woman’s tongue-in-cheek Facebook post aimed at helping others skirt the newly imposed curfew has received plenty of comments. Ita Skoblinski reached out to her Facebook group, offering to let people borrow her dog for late-night walks. The Montreal woman saw the message as an excuse to post …

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How to get fit at home with everyday items – National

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With the closure of many gyms and fitness facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic, many Canadians have looked to find alternative and creative ways to exercise at home.  Ayanna Gibb, owner and instructor at Inspire Women’s Fitness, an all-women fitness studio in Langley, B.C., says her clients have found a …

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Hamilton police charge organizers of 2 Hugs over Masks events – Hamilton

Hamilton police charge organizers of 2 Hugs over Masks events - Hamilton

Police have charged the organizers of two Hugs Over Masks events that took place near Hamilton City Hall. The events occurred the past two Sundays in protest of current COVID-19 restrictions. Hamilton police say the Jan. 3 gathering drew about 40 people, while more than 60 protesters took part …

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A survival guide for parents struggling with virtual learning – National

A survival guide for parents struggling with virtual learning - National

Winter can feel like an eternity for parents grappling with school closures and virtual learning for their kids.  Toronto-based parenting expert Alyson Schafer recently joined The Morning Show to discuss tips on how parents can get through this winter with kids at home.  READ MORE: How to help kids cope …

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What is ‘COVID-somnia’? Why some can’t sleep during the pandemic – National

What is ‘COVID-somnia’? Why some can’t sleep during the pandemic - National

As the COVID-19 pandemic progresses, experts say some people are having a harder time falling asleep — so much so that researchers are calling it “COVID-somnia.” Clinical psychologist Maneet Bhatia says people’s different stressors have become worse. Additionally, the uncertainties of the future as well as our daily lives …

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Saskatoon ski club sees number of people on trails rise – Saskatoon

Saskatoon ski club sees number of people on trails rise - Saskatoon

It’s barely 7:30 a.m. on Sunday morning when Richard Koch has already done several laps of the circuit. He drove a snowmobile and dragged a groomer behind, completing the route several more times before 10 a.m. He was preparing the snow for another day of heavy use by cross-country …

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Morale at an ‘all-time low’: Post-secondary students grapple with COVID-19 fatigue – National

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Last year during exam season, Sarah Vereschagin and her friends would book study rooms on campus, do coffee runs and use whiteboards to study. This year, the University of British Columbia student has spent the majority of her time studying alone with the comfort of her screens. Vereschagin, a …

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Why travelling may never be the same again – National

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As of Thursday, anyone flying into Canada will be required to present a negative COVID-19 test before entering the country.  The new travel restrictions, released by the federal government on Dec. 31, 2020, state that all airline passengers aged five and older must take a COVID-19 test within 72 …

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