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Rare but deadly ‘black fungus’ adds to India’s COVID-19 struggle

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

Doctors in India are being told to watch out for an extremely rare but often deadly “black fungus” that can afflict people with severe cases of COVID-19, as the country’s healthcare system continues to buckle under the stress of the pandemic. The disease, also known as mucormycosis, infects the …

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Students struggle with isolation, lack of structure during remote learning: parents, counsellors

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

Students in Winnipeg and Brandon from kindergarten to Grade 12 are moving back to remote learning on Wednesday in an effort by the province to break the transmission line of Manitoba’s rapidly escalating COVID-19 numbers. It’s something Winnipeg parent Pam Rubachuk isn’t looking forward to. “I’m not happy,” Rubachuk …

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COVID-19 restrictions: Calgary restaurants look at layoffs as coaches struggle to keep kids active

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

Sunday marks the last day of practices for at least the next three weeks for youth involved in sports in Alberta. Read more: Schools go online as Alberta adds more COVID-19 restrictions for 3 weeks New restrictions aimed at helping slow a spike in COVID-19 cases go into effect …

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B.C. boundary towns struggle without Albertans during pandemic

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

Jennifer Coffman didn’t expect to get hit with a double whammy at her restaurant in the tiny community of Field just west of the Alberta-British Columbia boundary this year. Coffman has been running the Truffle Pigs Bistro and Lodge for the last 12 years. Field, with a population of …

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Manitoban NHLer Jayce Hawryluk got COVID-19, twice — even the ultra-healthy struggle to recover

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

Jayce Hawryluk is one of the unlucky ones. The Vancouver Canucks’ forward was knocked off the top of his game last spring when he tested positive for COVID-19 — fighting just to get back to normal for most of the NHL’s off-season. At the time, he was one of …

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Long-term care home staff struggle to isolate dementia patients amid coronavirus: experts – National

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Staff in long-term care homes across Canada are struggling to isolate elderly residents with dementia during COVID-19 outbreaks, accelerating the deadly spread of the virus, experts say. These vulnerable residents have a tendency to wander as well as a need for social connection and physical touch, leading them to …

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Ontario ski, snowboard hills struggle amid COVID-19 lockdown

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While outdoor activities have been widely reported as safe during the ongoing coronavirus crisis, public health restrictions and stay-at-home orders are taking a toll on Ontario ski venues. Before the Ontario government announced the closure of ski and snowboard hills as part of a province-wide COVID-19 lockdown Dec. 26, …

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‘A huge juggling act’: B.C. parents struggle daily with COVID-19 and daycare

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It’s no secret that children get colds, especially this time of year, but B.C. parents are facing a daily dilemma unlike any before this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to keep everyone safe, parents are being asked to keep kids home from daycare if they have …

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Post-secondary graduates in Edmonton struggle to pay student loans as deferred payments resume – Edmonton

Post-secondary graduates in Edmonton struggle to pay student loans as deferred payments resume - Edmonton

After six months of deferred payments, Albertans with government student loans are now on the hook to pay up. Despite repayments going back to normal, the reality for many graduates is they still can’t afford it. In September, University of Alberta graduate David Potter was sent an email he …

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Global coronavirus cases pass 40 million as nations struggle with 2nd wave – National

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The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases across the planet has surpassed 40 million, but experts say that is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the true impact of the pandemic that has upended life and work around the world. The milestone was hit Monday morning, …

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