Tag Archives: COVID-19 Pandemic

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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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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Regina man organizes food drive in memory of parents taken by COVID-19

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

It’s a birthday Haris Khan will never forget — two days before he turned 31, Khan lost his father to COVID-19 in January. A few months later, on April 22, his mother also succumbed to the illness. Within the span of three months, he lost both his parents. “This …

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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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12-year-old boy starts ‘amazing’ online effort to help Calgary Food Bank

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

Hayden McManes was busy Tuesday sorting bags of donations for the Calgary Food Bank. “Ramen noodles, beans,’ the 12-year-old said. “There’s actually some mandarins, which is pretty cool.” All of it was for a food drive he’d organized for a Grade 6 project. Read more: Food banks’ demand surges …

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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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Shaw Charity Classic returns to Calgary for summer 2021

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

Organizers of the Shaw Charity Classic say they are preparing for the return of the event in 2021. The annual tournament, part of the PGA Tour Champions, was cancelled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On Wednesday, organizers said tournament staff had been working with all levels of …

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COVID-19: Islamic students in Calgary mark Ramadan with thank you cards to front-line workers

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The Islamic holy month of Ramadan brings a lot of charity efforts for thousands of people in Calgary’s Muslim community. This year, the COVID-19 pandemic has prompted some young Calgarians to give special thanks to front-line workers. Along with their traditional Ramadan projects, like a food drive and a …

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When a ventilator isn’t enough: Why younger COVID-19 patients can need artificial lungs

When a ventilator isn’t enough: Why younger COVID-19 patients can need artificial lungs

The patient has a full head of thick black hair. His face appears to be wrinkle-free. While it’s hard to tell how old he is, it’s obvious he isn’t old. Yet the Ontario man in the University Health Network video is hooked up to a machine that’s doing the …

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COMMENTARY: COMMENTARY: Shared purpose bringing individuals together key to COVID-19 response

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This essay is part of a series of perspective-based essays written by health-care workers at the University Health Network (UHN), that delve into how they’ve survived the pandemic as people, parents and professionals. Globalnews.ca will be publishing several of the essays to give our readers a look inside Canadian …

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