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Canada’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout unlikely to be slowed over Fortin’s resignation: expert

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

An expert in military affairs says the sudden departure of the military official in charge of Canada’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout is unlikely to have any impact on the high-profile operation. Christian Leuprecht, a professor at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ont., says the reassignment Friday of Maj-Gen. Dany Fortin won’t …

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Online child exploitation in Durham hasn’t slowed during COVID-19 pandemic: Police – Durham

Online child exploitation in Durham hasn’t slowed during COVID-19 pandemic: Police - Durham

Durham police say human trafficking and child exploitation are two of the fastest-growing crimes in the country and the region. Despite the novel coronavirus pandemic, crimes of that nature haven’t slowed down, police say. Before the pandemic, Jasminder Sekhon was going into classrooms across the region educating students about human …

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Business-related air travel drastically slowed due to COVID-19 pandemic in Saskatoon

Business-related air travel drastically slowed due to COVID-19 pandemic in Saskatoon

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought the air travel industry to a screeching hault in Saskatchewan. “It could be until 2023 before air traffic returns to 2019 levels,” said CJ Dushinski, SKyxe Saskatoon Airport vice president of business development and service quality. Saskatoon’s airport is basically empty. Foot traffic at SKYxe …

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Canada’s response to COVID-19 pandemic slowed by lack of data sharing, experts argue – National

Canada’s response to COVID-19 pandemic slowed by lack of data sharing, experts argue - National

Difficulties gathering federal data on the spread of COVID-19 has hampered Canada’s response to the pandemic, experts told Members of Parliament over several hours of scathing testimony Wednesday. The criticism of Canada’s method of gathering crucial information about the number of cases came from several witnesses at the House of …

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Discarded needles on Winnipeg’s streets haven’t slowed down during pandemic: Sharp Surgeons – Winnipeg

Discarded needles on Winnipeg’s streets haven’t slowed down during pandemic: Sharp Surgeons - Winnipeg

The COVID-19 pandemic has put almost everything on hold in Winnipeg, but there’s one local activity that continues unabated: drug abuse. Eddie Hendrickson, CEO of volunteer community organization Sharp Surgeons, told 680 CJOB his group has picked up between 250-300,000 discarded needles on local streets over a year in operation, …

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