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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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Ontario boaters question the rules surrounding boat launch closures

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

With the warmer weather coming around, boaters are itching to head out on the water. And while you can’t find an open boat launch in the GTA or Durham Region, if you hit the highway you’re bound to find one somewhere — an inconsistency that doesn’t make any sense …

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Toronto brewery overcomes coronavirus pandemic obstacles to launch business – Toronto

Toronto brewery overcomes coronavirus pandemic obstacles to launch business - Toronto

At 11 a.m. on opening day, mask-wearing customers are already rolling into Red Tape Brewery in Toronto’s Upper Beaches neighbourhood. It’s been a long time coming for married business partners, Sarabeth and Sean Holden, who had planned on opening during the first half of 2020. But with construction delays, …

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Vancouver airport to launch pilot project that offers rapid COVID-19 tests – BC

Vancouver airport to launch pilot project that offers rapid COVID-19 tests - BC

Vancouver International Airport (YVR)  is set to roll out a pilot project offering rapid tests for COVID-19. The rapid test is a collaboration between YVR and WestJet, and also involves researchers from the University of British Columbia. Travellers on select domestic departures will be offered the test, which returns …

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Ontario parents launch consultation on Ford government’s coronavirus pandemic education plan

Ontario parents launch consultation on Ford government’s coronavirus pandemic education plan

Parent representatives from two education advocacy groups, Ontario Families for Public Education and the Ontario Parent Action Network, have launched a public consultation on the province’s coronavirus pandemic education plan. The groups are encouraging families across the province to complete an online survey about their experiences since returning to …

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Nova Scotia to launch program offering tax relief to hotel owners – Halifax

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Nova Scotia is set to launch a tax relief program for the province’s hospitality sector after complaints the government wasn’t doing enough to support hotels and motels that have been hard hit by COVID-19. The province announced the Tourism Accommodations Real Property Tax Rebate Program on Thursday. It’s a …

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Western Fair ready to launch virtual experience for Friday opening – London

Western Fair ready to launch virtual experience for Friday opening - London

There is just one day left until Western Fair kicks off its first-ever virtual fair. Due to the novel coronavirus, the in-person festivities have had to be postponed by a year. Instead, for 2020, organizers have put together an augmented reality experience, online contests, and food delivery boxes to …

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Folklorama organizers launch new Cultural Preservation Fund – Winnipeg

Folklorama organizers launch new Cultural Preservation Fund - Winnipeg

Missing your annual trip around the world with Winnipeg’s long-running Folklorama festival? According to the president of Folklorama’s board, there’s a new way for Winnipeggers to support the cultural organizations involved in the annual event, which would have kicked off last weekend if the COVID-19 pandemic hadn’t gotten in the …

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Get for-profits out of long term care, unions say as they launch campaign

Get for-profits out of long term care, unions say as they launch campaign

TORONTO — Several unions are calling for an end to for-profit companies in long-term care. They point out COVID-19 has hit for-profit homes harder than their non-profit or municipally run counterparts. For example, 13 of the worst-hit facilities in Ontario are owned by money-making businesses. Trending Stories Studies have attributed …

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Coronavirus: Feds mum on launch date for contact-tracing app after Ontario pilot delayed – National

Coronavirus: Feds mum on launch date for contact-tracing app after Ontario pilot delayed - National

The federal government isn’t yet saying exactly when Canadians can expect to download a national smartphone app developed to track contacts of confirmed coronavirus cases, nearly three weeks after the date the app was supposed to pilot in Ontario. The voluntary contact-tracing app had been set to launch in that …

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