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Federal government sniffs out trainers who can teach dogs to screen for coronavirus – National

Federal government sniffs out trainers who can teach dogs to screen for coronavirus - National

The federal government is sniffing around for trainers to develop methods that can be used to help detector dogs screen incoming travellers for the novel coronavirus. Those looking to apply for the position can do so online until next week. “In the case of SARS-CoV-2, it is assumed that the …

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Federal officials urge Canadians to observe Diwali virtually amid coronavirus surge – National

Federal officials urge Canadians to observe Diwali virtually amid coronavirus surge - National

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted November 14, 2020 3:09 pm     Updated November 14, 2020 3:10 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Politicians and leaders …

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5 federal inmates test positive for COVID-19 as case counts spike across Canada

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The Correctional Service of Canada says five inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 in Quebec, Manitoba and Alberta. It says contact tracing is underway and testing is being offered at the three institutions affected. Read more: Inmate populations decline across Canada amid coronavirus pandemic The five inmates — two …

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Alberta premier supports federal assistance for Canadian airlines

Alberta premier supports federal assistance for Canadian airlines

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney supports the federal government’s announcement Sunday that it would provide financial aid for the Canadian airline industry if carriers refund passengers whose flights were cancelled. Airlines have been battered by the COVID-19 pandemic, with passenger levels down as much as 90 per cent due to …

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Georgian College receives federal funding for COVID-19 research project – Barrie

Georgian College receives federal funding for COVID-19 research project - Barrie

Georgian College in Ontario will receive a federal grant that will support a new COVID-19 pandemic research project — a mobile coronavirus screening station. The project is a collaboration between Georgian College and 360 Technology and Innovation Group Inc. Read more: Coronavirus: Georgian College donates personal protective equipment to …

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‘We haven’t made a final decision’ on federal COVID-19 app, Alberta premier says

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The federal COVID-19 app is still not available in Alberta, but the province’s top doctor wants Albertans to use AB Trace Together to help COVID-19 contact tracing. Dr. Deena Hinshaw was asked about the delay in rolling out the federal app in Alberta during a news conference on Thursday. …

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47% of Canadians don’t want federal election during 2nd coronavirus wave: poll – National

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A new poll suggests most Canadians don’t want a federal election during the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic — or even next year. The results suggest 47 per cent of respondents want the next election to be held in the fall of 2023 — four years after the …

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New federal study shows workers hit hardest by extra earnings tax, benefit system – National

New federal study shows workers hit hardest by extra earnings tax, benefit system - National

Newly released documents show Finance Department officials calculated that workers near the bottom of the income ladder are dinged hardest for extra earnings than anybody else, including those at the top. Besides paying more tax, making more money can mean losing other benefits aimed at alleviating poverty. Understanding who …

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Kingston businesses react to federal ban on single-use plastics – Kingston

Kingston businesses react to federal ban on single-use plastics - Kingston

The clock is now ticking for businesses when it comes to finding alternatives to single-use plastics. On Wednesday, the federal government announced that it is moving to fulfill a promise to ban single-use plastics by the end of 2021. For many Kingston-area businesses, the move comes as no shock as …

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