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UBC Okanagan researcher says Canadians too dependent on imported foods

UBC Okanagan researcher says Canadians too dependent on imported foods

A UBC Okanagan researcher is saying Canada’s food supply isn’t as secure as Canadians would like to think it is. “Climate change is a big (reason). As we look at different weather patterns that affect food production, it’s very disconcerting,” said Joanna Taylor, a UBC Okanagan postdoctoral researcher on the …

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Coronavirus: Canada adds 374 new cases, 4 deaths on Thursday – National

Coronavirus: Canada adds 374 new cases, 4 deaths on Thursday - National

Canada saw 374 new coronavirus cases on Thursday and four new deaths. The country now has 118,561 cases total and 8,966 deaths. Read more: Canada inks deals with Pfizer, Moderna for coronavirus vaccine candidates Ontario reported 95 new cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, on Thursday, …

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‘We found feces fairly close to the river’: Calgary cleanup crews find gross amounts of garbage in public parks, other green spaces – Calgary

Bags of garbage picked up from Calgary parks and other wild space areas

A Calgary group that has been busy cleaning up garbage at various local parks and green spaces is appalled at the mess being left behind. “Three of us, in the space of an hour, came away with four garbage bags full of garbage,” Nathan Schmidt said. “Just in the Weaselhead …

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Coronavirus: Lethbridge schools prepare for mandatory masks – Lethbridge

Coronavirus: Lethbridge schools prepare for mandatory masks - Lethbridge

Alberta School Councils Association president Brandi Rai says despite this week’s announcement that masks will be mandatory this year for Alberta students in grades four to 12, many parents are still concerned by the lack of preparation for COVID-19. Read more: Alberta Grade 4-12 students, teachers will be required to …

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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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Bombardier says business jet activity picking up after taking COVID-19 hit – Montreal

Bombardier says business jet activity picking up after taking COVID-19 hit - Montreal

Bombardier Inc. says it is starting to see an improvement in business jet activity as interest in private travel grows after the COVID-19 pandemic forced it to ground its global operations and take a big financial hit in the second quarter. Industry business aircraft deliveries decreased 30 per cent from …

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Georgia school starts 1st day of classes, within hours student tests positive for coronavirus – National

Georgia school starts 1st day of classes, within hours student tests positive for coronavirus - National

An elementary school in Georgia opened its doors to students on Monday for the first day of the 2020-21 academic year — also the first time since the coronavirus pandemic broke out in March. Hours later, a Grade 2 student tested positive for the coronavirus, forcing the classroom at Sixes Elementary …

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Mandatory masks to be required on all Metro Vancouver public transit amid COVID-19 – BC

Mandatory masks to be required on all Metro Vancouver public transit amid COVID-19 - BC

All customers will soon be required to wear non-medical masks or face coverings while on board both BC Transit and TransLink transit vehicles. For TransLink, customers who are unable to wear face coverings due to an underlying medical condition or disability will be exempt from this policy and won’t be …

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Health officials to give coronavirus update as new cases identified at Manitoba Maple Leaf plant – Winnipeg

Health officials to give coronavirus update as new cases identified at Manitoba Maple Leaf plant - Winnipeg

Manitoba’s top doctor will give an update on the province’s ongoing fight against the novel coronavirus Thursday after more cases are confirmed at the Maple Leaf plant in Brandon. The union representing workers at the meat-processing facility is calling on the company to cease production after three new cases were …

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NHL and its labs say COVID-19 testing doesn’t overlap with public’s

NHL and its labs say COVID-19 testing doesn’t overlap with public’s

The NHL says the laboratories hired to conduct daily COVID-19 tests on players in Edmonton and Toronto keep their supply chains separate from the public’s to ensure never the twain shall meet. Roughly 1,500 samples are collected and analysed daily in each city not only from players, team and NHL …

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