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Oshawa, Ont., one of the fastest-growing areas in the country, according to Statistics Canada

Oshawa, Ont., one of the fastest-growing areas in the country, according to Statistics Canada

Oshawa is continuing to see an influx of new residents, according to the latest statistics from Statistics Canada. Over the past year, the city’s area population grew more than 2 per cent, gaining nearly 10,000 more residents. Experts say much of that has to do with the exodus from …

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B.C. COVID-19 recovery funds tagged to hire 200 in battle against invasive species

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Knotweed, “murder hornets” and goldfish beware: B.C. is cracking down on invasive species. The Invasive Species Council of B.C. is using a COVID-19 grant to hire 200 people over the next year to identify, manage and report flora and fauna that don’t belong in the province. Read more: Another …

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Coronavirus: Coffee shops battle to stay in business amid pandemic

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Shane McPherson stops to talk to a reporter in front of the Starbucks location on Front Street East in downtown Toronto. Two days before the store is scheduled to close permanently, McPherson offers an opinion about what’s going on. “I think they flooded the market too much. It’s time …

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Moose Jaw tourism video pokes fun at politicians who travelled during COVID-19 pandemic

Moose Jaw tourism video pokes fun at politicians who travelled during COVID-19 pandemic

The City of Moose Jaw released a new promo video encouraging people to visit the city, while poking fun at some of the elected officials who chose to travel outside the country during the coronavirus pandemic. Mayor @FraserTolmie with a message for politicians needing to escape the heat. The …

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Kahnawà:ke community members find comfort in beading challenge – Montreal

Beadwork created by Jessica Hernandez hanging at her craft supply shop Nicia’s Accessories in Kahnawake.

When Kahnawà:ke’s COVID-19 task force mandated the closure of non-essential businesses and barred household visits at the end of December, Jessica Hernandez set out to bring her community together in the best way she knew how — through beadwork. “Beading is a medicine,” said Hernandez, owner of Nicia’s Accessories …

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Kingston youth with eating disorders struggling more during COVID-19 pandemic: expert – Kingston

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On Tuesday, the second day of Eating Disorder Awareness Week, a Kingston psychotherapist told Global News the coronavirus pandemic is prompting more young patients to be referred to the local eating disorder clinic. “I think in our adolescent population, we’re noticing that we definitely have an increase in referrals …

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Nova Scotia issues exposure warning for WestJet flight from Toronto to Halifax

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Nova Scotia Health has issued a warning for a potential COVID-19 exposure on a WestJet flight between Toronto and Halifax last month. The potential exposure occurred on WestJet flight 3346 travelling from Toronto at 9 a.m. ET on Jan. 30. It arrived in Halifax at 12:31 p.m. AT. Health officials …

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Experts warned of new COVID-19 variants. Why did Ottawa wait for stricter travel rules?

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When Debbie Grigg found out the highly contagious U.K. variant of the novel coronavirus was tearing through her mother’s long-term care facility, she was terrified. “My mom’s floor is really, really bad right now. It’s very, very scary,” Grigg said. “I feel for all the residents in there and …

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Artists create COVID-19 Valentine’s cards: ‘You’re not in my bubble, but you’re in my heart’

Artists create COVID-19 Valentine’s cards: ‘You’re not in my bubble, but you’re in my heart’

COVID-19 has brought a new way for people wishing to express their love and affection this Valentine’s Day: greeting cards with pandemic-related themes. “There’s no one else I’d rather be stuck at home with” reads the front of one card, referring to people isolating with each other during COVID-19. …

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COVID-19 crisis slowly easing in Winnipeg’s personal care homes – Winnipeg

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The COVID-19 situation inside Winnipeg’s personal care homes continues to improve, according to the latest data provided by the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA). Tuesday’s update shows 16 of Winnipeg’s 39 long-term care facilities are experiencing outbreaks, which is down two from four days earlier, and four fewer than …

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