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Loblaws employees say stores handling COVID-19 unsafely, putting them at risk

Loblaws employees say stores handling COVID-19 unsafely, putting them at risk

On May 11, a Toronto Loblaws shut down temporarily after “a number” of employees tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the company announced at the time. Vanessa, a 28-year-old employee at the store in the city’s west end at 650 Dupont St., says that while management wouldn’t tell staff how …

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Coronavirus: Does wearing a face mask pose any health risks? Not for most people – National

Coronavirus: Does wearing a face mask pose any health risks? Not for most people - National

Does wearing a mask pose any health risks? No, not for most people. Babies and toddlers should not wear masks because they could suffocate. The same goes for anyone who has trouble removing a mask without help. Others can wear masks without risking their health, according to experts, despite false rumours to …

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Canada Day: Canadian-made products to support in a pandemic – National

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Many people’s shopping patterns have changed during the COVID-19 lockdowns and Canadian businesses are feeling the effects. When celebrating Canada Day this year, some shoppers might consider shopping for products that are made in our own backyard and support local businesses. Read more: The best (and worst) hand soaps for …

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Should masks be mandatory? It depends

Should masks be mandatory? It depends

Mayors across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) are urging the province to make masks or face coverings mandatory in public spaces as businesses reopen amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. On Tuesday, Toronto Mayor John Tory announced that he supports a proposed bylaw that would make face coverings mandatory …

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People with disabilities, autism carry a heavier pandemic burden, advocates say – National

People with disabilities, autism carry a heavier pandemic burden, advocates say - National

People with intellectual disabilities and autism are dying of COVID-19 at higher rates than other people in at least two states in the U.S., according to new data collected by NPR. In Pennsylvania, people with intellectual disabilities and autism are dying at a rate twice as high as other people …

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Coronavirus makes sports risky. Here’s how to be safe outside – National

Coronavirus makes sports risky. Here’s how to be safe outside - National

As Canadians head into summer and COVID-19 lockdown measures slowly lift, more people are itching to return to outdoor sports. While recreational sports leagues across the country halted their seasons when the pandemic hit, recreational games of tennis, volleyball, soccer and basketball are becoming increasingly common in communal facilities and …

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You might be wearing your mask, gloves wrong. How to use PPE properly – National

You might be wearing your mask, gloves wrong. How to use PPE properly - National

As Canadians begin to re-enter the public spaces after the novel coronavirus shut down the economy for months, the proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE) is more important than ever. PPE, which can include anything from medical masks to homemade face coverings and disposable gloves, is a crucial line …

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Winnipeg cycling, pedestrian routes extended to September – Winnipeg

Winnipeg cycling, pedestrian routes extended to September - Winnipeg

At Friday’s meeting, Winnipeg’s city council extended eight of nine temporary cycling and pedestrian routes put in place amid the COVID-19 pandemic until September, but councillor Kevin Klein argued successfully to have the closed stretch in his ward axed. The routes see stretches of roads closed to vehicles travelling more …

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Kindergarten to Grade 12: What schools could look like in September, by region – National

Kindergarten to Grade 12: What schools could look like in September, by region - National

As restaurants, storefronts and other public places slowly begin to reopen across Canada after coronavirus-related closures, questions remain about what measures may be in place when students and teachers return to school in the fall. It’s likely that physical distancing and robust hand hygiene will be top priorities for most …

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Couples embrace ‘micro weddings’ as pandemic stretches on – National

Carl Wolter, left, and Suneel Khanna, right, on their wedding day. Photo by Peter Bregg.

The guest list went from more than 75 people to five. The wedding of Toronto-based couple Suneel Khanna and Carl Wolter was scheduled for June this year, and loved ones from four different countries were expected to attend. Wolter is from the U.S., so their wedding would mark the beginning …

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