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Greyhound Canada closure will be a ‘disaster’ for rural communities, experts say

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

Several transportation experts say that Greyhound Canada’s decision to shut down bus services permanently is going to have a compounded effect on some of the country’s already most disadvantaged commuters and travellers. The decision to close the bus line’s remaining routes in Ontario and Quebec deals a heavy blow …

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Alberta justice minister apologizes after accusing feds, provincial NDP, media of wanting COVID-19 disaster

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

Alberta’s justice minister issued an apology through social media on Tuesday afternoon days after he accused the federal government, the province’s Official Opposition and the media of wanting the health-care system to collapse under the weight of the COVID-19 pandemic. “I would like to offer an apology for my …

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A polio disaster helped shape vaccine safety. Here’s why that matters for the coronavirus – National

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Dr. Peter Salk still remembers the day his father learned the American manufacturers of the revolutionary polio vaccine he developed had messed up a batch — with deadly consequences. “This was probably one of the worst moments of his life, when this happened,” said Salk. “He had full confidence …

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Trump rips Fauci as COVID-19 ‘disaster’ with a ‘bad arm’ for baseball – National

Attendees react as President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally on Oct. 18, 2020, in Carson City, Nev.

U.S. President Donald Trump complained about the entertainment value of COVID-19 and Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top infectious disease expert at the White House, in a call with campaign staff on Monday. The president claimed that Americans are getting “tired of” hearing about the coronavirus, which has killed nearly …

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A look at what it takes to get athletes through a disaster like COVID-19

A look at what it takes to get athletes through a disaster like COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic saw the Canadian Olympic Committee be quick to put together a mental health task force to help its athletes get through the crisis and stay ready for the postponed games. In the first meeting, the members of the task force were given a graph outlining the …

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Melbourne declares disaster, enforces curfew as coronavirus cases spike – National

Melbourne declares disaster, enforces curfew as coronavirus cases spike - National

Victoria state, Australia‘s coronavirus hot spot, announced on Monday that businesses will be closed and scaled down in a bid to curb the spread of the virus. Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews said nonessential businesses will close starting late Wednesday in Melbourne, Australia’s second-largest city. READ MORE: Masks made mandatory in …

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Rick Zamperin: Coronavirus-shortened season started well for Blue Jays until disaster struck

Rick Zamperin: Coronavirus-shortened season started well for Blue Jays until disaster struck

One series into their coronavirus pandemic-shortened season and the Toronto Blue Jays are already dealing with a serious dose of adversity. After winning their season-opening game in Tampa Bay on Friday night, the Blue Jays lost on Saturday and Sunday, the latter of which included more than just a drop …

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‘All the makings of a disaster’: How Florida became a coronavirus epicentre – National

‘All the makings of a disaster’: How Florida became a coronavirus epicentre - National

Novel coronavirus cases continue to surge in the United States, but Florida has been hit particularly hard, often reporting around 10,000 cases per day over the last week. On Wednesday morning, the Florida Department of Health reported that another 9,752 residents had been diagnosed with the virus, while 139 more …

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Return of MLB season amid coronavirus ‘a disaster waiting to happen’: experts – National

Return of MLB season amid coronavirus ‘a disaster waiting to happen’: experts - National

John Axford loses track when trying to recall the number of people he would come into contact with in a typical day as a Major League Baseball player. There’s the doorman he sees as he leaves his hotel, the restaurant staff that serves him lunch, the taxi driver that takes …

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COVID-19 in Brooks: How widespread testing, cultural support helped an Alberta city avert disaster

COVID-19 in Brooks: How widespread testing, cultural support helped an Alberta city avert disaster

This is part 2 of a special series examining the COVID-19 in Brooks, AB.  You can find Part 1, “COVID-19 in Brooks: How a small Alberta city faced one of Canada’s most virulent outbreaks,” here. When Remilyn Biay took leave from her job at the JBS beef-processing plant near Brooks, …

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