Pandemic

Coronavirus: Coffee shops battle to stay in business amid pandemic

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Shane McPherson stops to talk to a reporter in front of the Starbucks location on Front Street East in downtown Toronto. Two days before the store is scheduled to close permanently, McPherson offers an opinion about what’s going on. “I think they flooded the market too much. It’s time …

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Kahnawà:ke community members find comfort in beading challenge – Montreal

Beadwork created by Jessica Hernandez hanging at her craft supply shop Nicia’s Accessories in Kahnawake.

When Kahnawà:ke’s COVID-19 task force mandated the closure of non-essential businesses and barred household visits at the end of December, Jessica Hernandez set out to bring her community together in the best way she knew how — through beadwork. “Beading is a medicine,” said Hernandez, owner of Nicia’s Accessories …

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A tale of two provinces: New Brunswick and Nova Scotia’s pandemic fortunes have diverged in 2021

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After a summer marked by open borders and low COVID-19 cases across Atlantic Canada, the pandemic fortunes of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia have diverged in the first part of 2021. New Brunswick reported 657 new cases in the month of January. In all of 2020, New Brunswick recorded …

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Police say two men charged after Aylmer, Ont. church holds in person service

Police say two men charged after Aylmer, Ont. church holds in person service

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted February 1, 2021 11:51 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Two men were charged with provincial offences after police say a church in Aylmer, Ont., …

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‘Paying homage to where I come from’: Second-generation Canadians cooking through the pandemic

‘Paying homage to where I come from’: Second-generation Canadians cooking through the pandemic

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Ashyana-Jasmine Kachra never cooked for herself. “I used to order Thai food on Sunday and then ration it out to last the whole week,” she said. But when the pandemic forced the 21-year-old Western University student to move back in with her parents in their …

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Polson Park transformed into winter wonderland for Vernon Winter Carnival – Okanagan

Polson Park transformed into winter wonderland for Vernon Winter Carnival - Okanagan

The countdown to the Vernon Winter Carnival is officially on. The days leading up to the festival grow shorter and shorter as ice sculptors work to finish their masterpieces. “They are carving right now,” Vicki Proulx, Vernon Winter Carnival executive director said.  “The ice arrived early last week and …

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“They’re struggling behind closed doors”; Doctors reveal disturbing stories of child maltreatment during pandemic – National

“They’re struggling behind closed doors”; Doctors reveal disturbing stories of child maltreatment during pandemic - National

A disturbing trend has led to a plea from doctors across the country as more babies and children are being treated with serious trauma, fractures and in some cases, malnutrition. “Reports of child abuse have decreased significantly during the pandemic and we don’t think that’s because there are less …

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Nova Scotia reports no new COVID-19 cases Sunday – Halifax

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Nova Scotia reports no new cases of the coronavirus on Sunday, for the third time this week. The province has reported only nine new COVID-19 cases in total in the last week of January. “I want to thank Nova Scotians for continuing to follow the public health protocols and …

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Debate-packed third week ahead for Newfoundland and Labrador election campaign

Annual inflation rate virtually flat in July at 0.1% - National

By The Staff The Canadian Press Posted January 31, 2021 9:57 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The steady roll-out of policy announcements from party leaders hoping to win over …

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7 week lockdown required to eliminate new COVID-19 cases: Alberta biologist

Dr. Gosia Gasperowicz, U of C. Developmental Biologist, shows how a seven week lockdown will drop new COVID-19 cases to zero in Alberta.

Alberta could get to the point of no new COVID-19 cases in seven weeks, according to University of Calgary developmental biologist Malgorzata (Gosia) Gasperowicz. Gasperowicz said to achieve that feat all non-essential businesses would need to close and all international and inter-provincial travellers would have to quarantine. “If we …

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