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Alberta teacher’s social media posts about ‘lonely’ school year, COVID-19 cohorts gaining attention online

Alberta teacher’s social media posts about ‘lonely’ school year, COVID-19 cohorts gaining attention online

A Twitter thread posted this week by an Edmonton-area high school science teacher, which talks about how difficult teaching is during the COVID-19 pandemic, has attracted significant attention online. “It just really sort of sunk in for me that this year going forward is going to be a very …

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The year of mail-in voting: Why this year’s U.S. election could take weeks to decide – National

The year of mail-in voting: Why this year’s U.S. election could take weeks to decide - National

With the novel coronavirus pandemic making voting by mail more accessible than ever before, this year’s U.S. presidential election will differ from any other in the nation’s history. This year, the winner may not be decided by election night. Officials have speculated that it could take weeks for the …

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Coronavirus: U.S. budget deficit tops $3 trillion as 2020 fiscal year nears end – National

Coronavirus: U.S. budget deficit tops $3 trillion as 2020 fiscal year nears end - National

The coronavirus pandemic has pushed the U.S. federal budget deficit above US$3 trillion for the first 11 months of fiscal 2020, more than doubling the previous full-year record, the U.S. Treasury said on Friday. The budget deficit for August was US$200 billion, matching the deficit in August 2019 but …

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WE Charity Canada says it could take a year to wind down, will still release documents

WE Charity Canada says it could take a year to wind down, will still release documents

WE Charity says it will still release internal documents, requested by Parliament, as the embattled organization proceeds with plans to lay off 115 staff and shutter Canadian operations. But in the wake of a political scandal involving the charity that has rocked Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government, many …

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4 U.S. teachers die of coronavirus after school year begins – National

4 U.S. teachers die of coronavirus after school year begins - National

Teachers in at least three states have died after bouts with the coronavirus since the dawn of the new school year, and a teachers’ union leader worries that the return to in-person classes will have a deadly impact across the U.S. if proper precautions aren’t taken. AshLee DeMarinis was …

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Winnipeg airport projects $45-million deficit this year, calls for government help – Winnipeg

Winnipeg airport projects $45-million deficit this year, calls for government help - Winnipeg

Winnipeg’s airport has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic and it’s likely going to take several years to recover. The Winnipeg Airports Authority (WAA) is projecting a $45-million deficit this year, according to data from its 2019 annual report released on Wednesday. “It doesn’t matter if you’re the …

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Start of academic year delayed for most TDSB high school students – Toronto

Start of academic year delayed for most TDSB high school students - Toronto

The start of the school year is being delayed for Toronto District School Board high school students. The majority of secondary students will now begin the year on Sept. 17, which is two days later than previously planned. “Given the complexities of the secondary staffing and timetable process, we …

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B.C.’s top doctor says she thinks Halloween can be rescued this year

B.C.’s top doctor says she thinks Halloween can be rescued this year

B.C.’s top doctor thinks Halloween can be rescued for kids across this province amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said she will be providing more guidance on Halloween festivities closer to Oct. 31. “We should be looking at doing it outdoors, in small groups, …

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‘Banner year’ amid coronavirus pandemic for London, Ont.-area beach towns – London

‘Banner year’ amid coronavirus pandemic for London, Ont.-area beach towns - London

As the summer begins to wind down and students begin to return to school, albeit a little differently than most years, reports are suggesting an impressive season overall for beach towns in the London, Ont., region. “I’m hearing from retailers and restaurants that they have had a banner year. …

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New school year begins in New Brunswick amid COVID-19 pandemic – New Brunswick

New school year begins in New Brunswick amid COVID-19 pandemic - New Brunswick

For the first time since March, buses filled with students lined up at the front steps of New Brunswick’s Nackawic Middle School on Tuesday. “The kids are getting a little antsy; they have been off long enough,” said father Michael Wilkins. “They’d like to go back to school.” Read …

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