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Labour groups launch boycott of 2 B.C. hotels over pandemic firings

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

The heavyweights of B.C.’s labour movement are launching a boycott of a pair of hotels they say are using the COVID-19 pandemic to attack workers rights. The BC Federation of Labour and the BC Government Employees and Services Union say they’ll pull their business, worth millions of dollars per …

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‘Convenience factor’: Regina religious groups consider making virtual services permanent

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

Early on in the COVID-19 pandemic, the transition to online religious services was a challenge for aging parishioners. But now, a year into the shift, many religious organizations are seeing the long-term benefits. At 84 years old, Margaret Roth’s computer knowledge was limited and she had never heard of …

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More groups eligible to book COVID-19 vaccine appointments in Ontario

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

TORONTO — People aged 50 and older across Ontario are among a number of new groups who can book a COVID-19 vaccine appointment starting today. The province announced Wednesday the 50-and-older age group, in addition to those with high-risk health conditions, and a number of employees who cannot work …

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Educators, advocacy groups raise alarm about Ontario’s online learning plan

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

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted May 5, 2021 12:03 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Ontario education unions, advocacy groups and parents are raising concerns about a government plan to …

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Quebec religious groups have mixed reactions to latest gathering guidelines – Montreal

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After places of worship were forced to shut their doors earlier this month, the government changed its tune Friday, allowing indoor gatherings of up to 10 people. The move has garnered mixed reaction and interpretation from religious groups in Quebec. “As religious leaders for any religion I think God …

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Coronavirus pandemic may cause decline in democracy, rise in extremist groups: report – National

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A new research report by the Department of National Defence suggests the longer the COVID-19 pandemic rages, the stronger right-wing extremism and other threats in Canada and around the world are likely to become. The report prepared by the Defence Department’s research arm lays out a range of political, …

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Ontario to release order, timeframe for population groups to get COVID-19 vaccine

Ontario to release order, timeframe for population groups to get COVID-19 vaccine

Ontario will lay out the order and timeframe in which specific population groups will be immunized against COVID-19, possibly within the next few weeks. Dr. Dirk Huyer, a member of the province’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution task force, says the group is working to determine the sequencing “over the next …

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Greater Moncton minor basketball groups struggling to find a place to play – New Brunswick

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Basketball teams across the greater Moncton area are having to jump through hoops to find a place to play. “Trying to get gym times across the city has been very challenging,” said Tim Wallace, interim president of the Moncton Minor Basketball Association. A spokesperson for the Anglophone East School …

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Advocacy groups slam airline regulator for saying refunds not required by law – National

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Consumer rights advocates are criticizing the latest statement on airline refunds from the country’s transport regulator, saying it contradicts federal and provincial rules to the detriment of customers. The Canadian Transportation Agency updated its statement on vouchers last week, writing that “the law does not require airlines to include …

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Conference brings Okanagan faith groups together – Okanagan

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Organizers of a conference aimed a promoting respect between religions aren’t letting the coronavirus pandemic stop their work. The World Religions Conference organized by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is moving online. Some feel COVID-19 makes it more important than ever to build bridges among groups. “We should always try …

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