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Ontario Closes Borders To Neighouring Provinces

Reading Time: < 1 minute Ontario’s strict lockdown has borders closed to Provincial Neighbours Manitoba and Quebec. At the height of the global pandemic, Canada, just like the rest of the world, put in place measures to prevent travel from coming in and going out of the country. Although there has been some uproar in sealing of our borders from Read More…

UK & Unilever Team Up To Reach 1 Billion People COVID-19 Hygiene Campaign
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UK & Unilever Team Up To Reach 1 Billion People With COVID-19 Hygiene Campaign

Reading Time: < 1 minute A hygiene campaign launched by the UK Government and Unilever to tackle Covid-19 has now reached one billion people. One billion people in developing countries have now been reached with advice, hygiene products and access to handwashing facilities in a campaign launched between the UK government and British business Unilever to reduce the spread of Read More…

New York City COVID-19 Infections Drop Below 4% For First Time Since March 11
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New York City COVID-19 Infections Drop Below 4% For First Time Since March 11

Reading Time: < 1 minute New York was one of the first US States to go into a Statewide lockdown in the early stages of the virus Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that COVID-19 hospitalizations in New York State dropped to 3,963, the first time under 4,000 since December 1. The statewide positivity rate dropped to 2.76 percent, the lowest since Read More…

Emergency Child Care For Ontario Critical Frontline Workers
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Emergency Child Care For Ontario Critical Frontline Workers

Reading Time: < 1 minute From grocery store clerks to hospital workers, provision of free child care services will support key workers As Ontario schools move to remote learning due to the rapid increase in COVID-19 transmission across communities and the increasing risks posed to the public by COVID-19 variants, frontline workers will have access to emergency child care for Read More…

COVAX On Pace To Deliver 2 Billion Doses Of COVID-19 Vaccine
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COVAX On Pace To Deliver 2 Billion Doses Of COVID-19 Vaccine

Reading Time: 2 minutes COVAX has now delivered more than 38 million doses across six continents WHO workers Nestor Ariel Salazar Cabares, Roesenber de la Cruz Rodriguez, Giovanni Diaz Gaitan and Juan Alberto Sanchez finish setting up the COVID-19 vaccination site in the indigenous community of Concordia, Colombia. More than one hundred economies have received life-saving COVID-19 vaccines from Read More…

B.C Sets Up PST Rebates For Capital Investments
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B.C Sets Up PST Rebates For Capital Investments

Reading Time: 2 minutes 100% rebate for business will mean real growth for B.C’s economy Businesses can grow back bigger and stronger following the pandemic, with up to half-billion dollars in expected rebates available for purchases or leases of select machinery and equipment, including tools, furniture, computers, software and zero-emission vehicles. “This measure is a direct response to what Read More…

New Zealand Blocks Travelers From India & Brazil From Entering Country
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New Zealand Blocks Travelers From India & Brazil From Entering Country

Reading Time: 2 minutes Brazil & India has seen massive COVID-19 outbreaks each day topping over 100,000 The handling of New Zealand’s COVID-19 pandemic has been at times the envy of the world leaders. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has managed the pandemic with a steady hand and has been able to keep her country’s COVID-19 case to a minimal. Read More…

Massive Drop In British Passport Application Due To The Pandemic
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Massive Drop In British Passport Application Due To The Pandemic

Reading Time: < 1 minute UK residence are encouraged to not leave their application to the last minute During the pandemic, Her Majesty’s Passport Office has seen a significant drop in the number of people applying for passports. In a normal year it processes around seven million passport applications, however in 2020 just over 4 million people applied for their passport. While Read More…

Toronto administers more than 600,000 COVID-19 vaccines
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Toronto administers more than 600,000 COVID-19 vaccines

Reading Time: < 1 minute Toronto is the first health region in Ontario to achieve this vaccine milestone. The City of Toronto and its healthcare partners have now administered more than 600,000 COVID-19 vaccines. While working with all healthcare partners, pharmacies and Toronto Public Health to administer all available COVID-19 vaccines. To date, 612,284 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in Toronto. Read More…

Free Rapid Testing Twice Weekly For Everyone In England
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Free Rapid Testing Twice Weekly For Everyone In England

Reading Time: 2 minutes Everyone in England will be able to access free, regular, rapid coronavirus (COVID-19) testing from 9 April, the Government has announced. In a significant step forward, which paves the way for businesses and society reopening, anyone will be able to access free, rapid lateral flow tests (LFDs) for themselves and their families to use twice Read More…

Can You Really Get Virtual Care In A Rural Or Remote Community?
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Can You Really Get Virtual Care In A Rural Or Remote Community?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Working from home is now the new normal (NC) If you live in a remote Canadian community or even a rural area, you know just what a challenge it is to access healthcare. Now, amidst pandemic-lockdowns and the risks of exposure, even a short hospital visit or checkup are worrisome. Thanks to streaming video and Read More…

UK Authorizes AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 Vaccine For Emergency Use
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UK’s Vaccination Roll Out Is Efficient & Impressive

Reading Time: 2 minutes 5 Million People In The UK Receive Second COVID-19 Vaccine Dose Health services across the UK have now administered over 36.6 million vaccines between 8 December and 02 April, including over 31.4 million people with their first dose and over 5.2 million with their second. The milestone means nearly 1 in 10 of all UK Read More…

2,300 Job Seekers In Quebec To Benefit From New Funding
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2,300 Job Seekers In Quebec To Benefit From New Funding

Reading Time: 2 minutes $19 million for training Quebec’s unemployed announced by Jean Boulet, Minister of Labour Quebec’s Minister of Labor, Employment and Social Solidarity and Minister responsible for the Mauricie region, Jean Boulet, announces an investment of $ 18.8 million to support workforce training in the Montreal, Laval and Montérégie regions. Concretely, this investment will allow the government of Quebec Read More…

Nova Scotia Expands Virtual Care With $5.9 Million From Federal Government
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Nova Scotia Expands Virtual Care With $5.9 Million From Federal Government

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Province of Nova Scotia is partnering with the Government of Canada to expand the province’s virtual care services Physicians and regulated health professionals, including nurses, pharmacists, dentists, optometrists and others can continue to offer publicly funded services virtually until March 31, 2022. Virtual care will continue to complement in-person care. One of the positive Read More…

Trudeau & World Leaders Meet To Assess COVID-19 Fallout
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Trudeau & World Leaders Meet To Assess COVID-19 Fallout

Reading Time: 6 minutes Calls for additional measures to reduce debt burden and increase liquidity in low and middle-income countries to ensure full recovery With many countries continuing to struggle to overcome the human and economic devastation from COVID-19, UN Secretary-General António Guterres is convening a meeting of world leaders on Monday, 29 March from 10 a.m. to 1:00 Read More…

Fake COVID-19 Vaccine BNT162b2 On The Rise In Mexico
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Fake COVID-19 Vaccine BNT162b2 On The Rise In Mexico

Reading Time: 2 minutes Falsified COVID-19 Vaccine BNT162b2 identified in the WHO region of the Americas TDS News – The WHO Medical Product Alert refers to falsified COVID-19 Vaccine identified as “BNT162b2” detected in Mexico in February 2021 and recently confirmed as falsified to the WHO. The falsified product was supplied and administered to patients outside authorized vaccination programs. This Read More…

New UK Study Confirms COVID-19 Vaccination Strengthens Immune System
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New UK Study Confirms COVID-19 Vaccination Strengthens Immune System

Reading Time: 3 minutes 99% of people have robust immune response against COVID-19 after one dose of Pfizer vaccine TDS News – A new study led by Sheffield and Oxford Universities with support from the UK Coronavirus Immunology Consortium has found that 99% of people generate a robust immune response against COVID-19 after just one dose of the Pfizer Read More…

Facebook Marketing Is Key To Businesses Recovering From The Pandemic Says Genial SEO
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Facebook Marketing Is Key To Businesses Recovering From The Pandemic Says Genial SEO

Reading Time: 4 minutes Genial SEO is one of the Top Facebook Marketing firms guiding small business when making important social marketing decisions TDS News – Nothing helps a business grow better than a solid marketing campaign, and Facebook is an excellent tool to do the job. As a business, it is important to always respond to comments written Read More…

UK Has Vaccinated Almost 95% Of People Aged 60
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UK Has Vaccinated Almost 95% Of People Aged 60

Reading Time: 3 minutes Half of all adults in UK receive first dose of COVID-19 vaccine TDS News – Half of all adults in the UK have received their first dose of the (coronavirus) COVID-19 vaccine, the latest figures show. The UK health services vaccinated a total of 26.8 million people between 8 December and 19 March with first Read More…

CampTO First Signs Of Return To Normalcy
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CampTO First Signs Of Return To Normalcy

Reading Time: 2 minutes Mayor Tory announces spring break CampTO programs TDS News – Today, Mayor John Tory announced that registration will be opening for spring break CampTO programs on Tuesday, March 23. The City of Toronto will offer spring break camps from April 12 through to April 16. In February, the provincial government announced March break would be Read More…

Child Malnutrition Rates Soar As Violence Rages, In The Central Republic Of African
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Child Malnutrition Rates Soar As Violence Rages, In The Central Republic Of African

Reading Time: 3 minutes UNICEF and WFP warn that more than 1 in 3 health districts in the Central Republic of Africa are now on alert for a child malnutrition crisis due to recent violence TDS News – At least 24,000 children under five across 14 of the Central African Republic’s 35 health districts are at risk of severe Read More…

Ontario Hiring Hundreds More COVID-19 Contact Tracers and Case Managers
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Ontario Launches Online COVID-19 Booking System

Reading Time: 3 minutes Individuals 80 Years of Age and Older Will Be Able to Schedule Appointments Online or By Phone TDS News – Ontario’s COVID-19 vaccine booking portal launches Monday, March 15, just as a large spike in cases over the weekend. The portal will be live at 8:00 a.m. and will be accepting appointment bookings at mass Read More…

Quebec Health Minister Charest, Says Playball
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Quebec Health Minister Charest, Says Playball

Reading Time: 3 minutes COVID-19 pandemic – Minister Isabelle Charest announces the return of organized sport TDS News – Today the government of Quebec confirms a gradual resumption of leisure and sports activities for all regions of Quebec as of March 26. The Minister for Education and Minister responsible for the Status of Women, Isabelle Charest, made the announcement today.  The Read More…

Ontario's $2.5M Investment Hits The Right Key For Musician
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Ontario’s $2.5M Investment Hits The Right Key For Musician

Reading Time: 2 minutes Funding will support recovery and sustainability for the province’s music industry TDS News – Today the Ontario government announced an is investment of $2.5 million through the Unison Benevolent Fund’s COVID-19 Relief Program and the Canadian Live Music Association. This funding will help ensure Ontario’s music industry is strong, vibrant and remains a source of Read More…

Chief Coroner for Quebec investigating CHLSD COVID-19 Deaths
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Saskatchewan COVID-19 Now Open To Seniors 85+

Reading Time: < 1 minute Vaccine Booking System Now Live for Seniors 85+ TDS News – Saskatchewan residents ages 85 and over from across the province are now able to book their COVID-19 vaccine appointment online or over the phone. Saskatchewan’s new online booking system is now accepting vaccine appointment bookings for residents 85 years of age and older.  Alternatively, patients Read More…

Newfoundland and Labrador Wants The Music To Keep Playing
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Newfoundland and Labrador Wants The Music To Keep Playing

Reading Time: 2 minutes Support Program for Professional Artists and Musicians TDS News – Bernard Davis, the Minister of Tourism, Culture, Arts and Recreation today announced that professional artists and musicians, whose earnings were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, will be able to apply for funding through the Artist Support Program – an extension of the Tourism and Hospitality Read More…

Halifax Lifts COVID-19 Restrictions
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Halifax Lifts COVID-19 Restrictions

Reading Time: 2 minutes Halifax has been in lockdown after variants of COVI-19 were detected in members of the HRM TDS News – Given low COVID-19 cases, the province is lifting or altering restrictions currently in place for Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) and its neighbouring communities. Many restrictions that came into effect on Feb. 27, such as restaurant hours, Read More…

Great News For Nova Scotian Campers
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Great News For Nova Scotian Campers

Reading Time: < 1 minute Nova Scotians Campers Can Start Booking Campsites Early TDS News – Now is the time to start planning your summer camping adventure as reservations for Nova Scotia’s provincial parks 2021 camping season open April 6, 7 and 8. “Each year, more than a million visitors enjoy activities like swimming, camping, paddling, nature exploration and hiking Read More…

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Domestic Violence Against Women Skyrockets During The Pandemic

Reading Time: 2 minutes ‘She Is’ is a video interpretation of bestselling author Julie Steeves Benson’s poem of the same name from her new book, ‘Lonely Kings & Queens’ TDS News — Every year, 30,000 women around the world are killed due to domestic violence. In the last year, the number of women experiencing abuse at home has only worsened Read More…

Johnson & Johnson Announces Single-Shot COVID-19 Vaccine
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U.S Authorizes Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine For Emergency Use

Reading Time: 4 minutes Johnson & Johnson’s Vaccine is the first Single-Shot Vaccine in Fight Against Global Pandemic TDS News – On Saturday evening, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for its single-dose COVID-19 vaccine, developed by the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, to prevent COVID-19 in individuals 18 years Read More…

U.S Congress Passes 1.9 Trillion Recovery Package
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U.S Congress Passes 1.9 Trillion Recovery Package

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Recovery Package passed with little support from the Republican Party TDS News – The pandemic has devastated world economies and non more than that of the United States. Under former president Trump and Mitch McConnell, the former leader of the Senate, they failed to pass any economic rescue plan to help Americans. The passing Read More…

Johnson & Johnson Announces Single-Shot COVID-19 Vaccine
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2M Doses Of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 Vaccine Heading To Canada

Reading Time: < 1 minute AstraZeneca’s is one of several companies given emergency authorization of use TDS News – Following Health Canada’s authorization of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, Anita Anand, Minister of Public Services and Procurement, announced today that Canada has secured 2 million doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine through an agreement with Verity Pharmaceuticals Canada Inc./Serum Institute of Read More…

New Infrastructure, Jobs Coming To B.C's Hardest Hit COVID-19 Communities
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New Infrastructure, Jobs Coming To B.C’s Hardest Hit COVID-19 Communities

Reading Time: 2 minutes B.C.’s total provincial response to the COVID-19 pandemic exceeds $8 billion. TDS News – Building on other recovery funding, British Columbia is boosting local economies by investing $30 million in small-scale infrastructure projects throughout B.C. to create jobs and support recovery for people and communities affected by COVID-19. “Communities, large and small, have been dealing Read More…

Less Than 1 in 5 UK University Students Had COVID-19 By End Fall Term
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Less Than 1 in 5 UK University Students Had COVID-19 By End Fall Term

Reading Time: 2 minutes A study conducted by Public Health England (PHE) estimates that 17.8% of university students in England had COVID-19 antibodies. TDS News – The COVID-19 university seroprevalence study was carried out among the student population in England. It was conducted between 2 to 11 December 2020 at 5 universities across the country, which had reported COVID-19 outbreaks during Read More…

500,000 American Lives To COVID-19
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500,000 American Lives Lost To COVID-19

Reading Time: 2 minutes U.S reaches another grim milestone in COVID-19 death tolls TDS News – America marked the loss of 500,000 American lives to the coronavirus: an horrific human toll of staggering proportions and incomprehensible sadness. Every life lost is a profound tragedy that we mourn and that breaks America’s heart. Today, congress convenes and we will observe a Read More…

Save The Children's Herculean Effort To Bring Aid To The People In Axum, Central Tigray
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Save The Children’s Herculean Effort To Bring Aid To The People In Axum, Central Tigray

Reading Time: 4 minutes Save the Children has reached over 1,063 families, or 4,368 people, with essential food aid and other supplies TDS News – Save the Children was one of the first aid agencies to reach Axum in Ethiopia’s Central Tigray region earlier this month, delivering critical food distributions to more than 4,300 people. The child rights organisation Read More…

Pandemic Relief Coming To Toronto Taxicab Drivers
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Pandemic Relief Coming To Toronto Taxicab Drivers

Reading Time: 2 minutes $2.47 million in support over 8,670 Toronto Taxi Drivers As part of the 2021 budget approval process, Toronto City Council voted to provide a temporary reduction in the renewal fees and regulatory charges for Taxicab and Limousine Vehicle-for-Hire licensing categories. This initiative will assist up to 8,670 drivers in the city. In light of the Read More…

Canada's History Of Racism Draws Parallel To Today's COVID-19 Pandemic
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Canada’s History Of Racism Draws Parallel To Today’s COVID-19 Pandemic

Reading Time: 2 minutes Marginalized communities are impact more from the COVI-19 pandemic TDS News – The direct and indirect impacts of COVID-19 in Canada have been worsened by systems that continue to perpetuate racism, ageism, sexism, and homophobia, in addition to other structural or social factors that further marginalize, such as homelessness. It is important to recognize that Read More…

American Employer Offering $125 Gift Cards For Employees To Be Vaccinated
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American Employer Offering $125 Gift Cards For Employees To Be Vaccinated

Reading Time: < 1 minute Publix Offers a $125 Gift Card to Associates After Completing Full COVID-19 Vaccination To receive the gift card, associates must be currently employed, submit an internal form and proof of vaccination. Although not required, the company is encouraging its associates to get the vaccine. Associates are not required to be vaccinated at a Publix Pharmacy Read More…

Saskatchewan Gears Up For Mass Immunization
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Saskatchewan Gears Up For Mass Immunization

Reading Time: 2 minutes Saskatchewan becomes the latest province to gear up for mass immunization Premier Scott Moe and Health Minister Paul Merriman joined Saskatchewan Health Authority officials today to showcase preparations to deliver mass COVID-19 immunizations. The Premier and Health Minister toured the mass immunization clinic set up in the International Trade Centre at Evraz Place in Regina. Read More…

Quebec's Bill n ° 698 - To Cap High Online Delivery Charges To Restaurants
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Quebec’s Bill n ° 698 – To Cap High Online Delivery Charges To Restaurants

Reading Time: 2 minutes Restaurants have been decimated by the Pandemic TDS News – The member for Nelligan and official opposition critic for SMEs and innovation, Monsef Derraji, today presented Bill n ° 698 to the National Assembly, An Act to temporarily limit the fees for online ordering services and meal delivery that may be required of restaurant owners. Read More…

Wearable COVID-19 Tech Coming To Ontario
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TraceSCAN’s Wearable COVID-19 Tech Coming To Ontario

Reading Time: 2 minutes TraceSCAN’s Innovative Made-In-Ontario technology will help stop the spread of COVID-19 while creating skilled jobs TDS News — The Ontario government is providing Facedrive Inc. with $2.5 million through the Ontario Together Fund to accelerate the deployment of its wearable contact tracing technology, TraceSCAN, which alerts users within a workplace who have been in close contact with Read More…

Minister Blair Reappoints RCMP Management Advisory Board To Another Term
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Manitoba Government Rakes In $1.3M In Fines From COVID-19

Reading Time: < 1 minute COVID-19 fines are racking up in Manitoba TDS News – Although the province has made moderate changes to public health orders, they remain in effect and must be followed to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Manitobans are reminded to stick to the fundamentals of physical distancing, hand washing and wearing a mask. All retail establishments Read More…

World's First Coronavirus Challenge Starts In The UK
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World’s First Coronavirus Challenge Starts In The UK

Reading Time: 3 minutes The UK will be the first country in the world to run a Covid-19 human challenge study, following approval from the UK’s clinical trials ethics body Backed by a £33.6 million UK government investment, the first-of-its-kind study for this virus will involve establishing the smallest amount of virus needed to cause infection, which will give Read More…

UK Company Introduces New Technology To Identify High Risk COVID-19 Candidates
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UK Company Introduces New Technology To Identify High Risk COVID-19 Candidates

Reading Time: 3 minutes The fight on COVID-19 has new tool in their arsenal New technology has been introduced in England to help clinicians identify, for the first time, a new group of people who may be at high risk from COVID-19. Over 800,000 adults will now be prioritized to receive a vaccine as part of the current vaccination Read More…

Canada Gets Top Marks From I.M.F For It's COVID-19 Response
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Canada Gets Top Marks From I.M.F For It’s COVID-19 Response

Reading Time: 2 minutes International Monetary Fund (I.M.F) praises Canada’s COVID-19 economic response plan TDS News – Today, Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, welcomed the International Monetary Fund (IMF)’s annual Article IV mission report that found Canada’s strong and decisive actions at the onset of the pandemic “provided crucial support to the economy and the Read More…

1.7 Million UK Citizens Received A Text They Hoped Would Never Come
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1.7 Million UK Citizens Received A Text They Hoped Would Never Come

Reading Time: 4 minutes Over 1.7 million users have been asked to isolate as a result of a close contact since launch, helping to break chains of transmission. Over 1.7 million app users across England and Wales have been advised to isolate by the NHS COVID-19 app following a close contact with someone who goes on to test positive, Read More…

Ontario Expands Support For Families of Children With Autism
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Ontario Expands Support For Families of Children With Autism

Reading Time: 3 minutes New core services and additional funding will offer greater choice based on need TDS News – Starting in March, the Ford Government will begin offering core clinical services based on a child’s individual needs, a key element of the new Ontario Autism Program. These services include applied behaviour analysis, speech language pathology, occupational therapy and Read More…

Pandemic Pushes Augmented Reality Revenues To $12 Billion In 2025
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Pandemic Pushes Augmented Reality Revenues To $12 Billion In 2025

Reading Time: 2 minutes Brands are increasingly leveraging AR tools and 3D content to drive online sales and add value to their customers The ongoing pandemic and lockdowns have exploded social media usage and increased traffic in online shopping platforms, forcing many brands to embrace emerging technologies such as Augmented Reality (AR) and virtual stores to remain competitive and Read More…

Major Efforts By The IOM To Prevent The Spread of COVID-19 Among Indigenous Brazilians
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Major Efforts By The IOM To Prevent The Spread of COVID-19 Among Indigenous Brazilians

Reading Time: 2 minutes IOM Helps Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 among Brazilian Indigenous and Riverside Communities TDS News– Indigenous, rural, and riverside communities in northern Brazil comprise the most vulnerable populations to the spread of COVID-19. Due to economic and transportation restrictions in place across such communities, locals’ access to health, hygiene and cleaning products is limited, making it Read More…

Stricter Travel Restrictions Into Canada Take Effect In One Day
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Stricter Travel Restrictions Into Canada Take Effect In One Day

Reading Time: 2 minutes As the COVID-19 cases continue to increase globally, Canada is tightening its restrictions on people coming into the country. Yesterday, the Government of Canada announced new rules on international travel, in addition to the multi-layered approach on COVID-19 already in place. The government and Canada’s airlines agreed to suspend all flights to and from Mexico Read More…

Ontario Expands COVID-19 Inspections to Farming Operations
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Ontario Expands COVID-19 Inspections to Farming Operations

Reading Time: 3 minutes Inspections will help protect temporary foreign workers ahead of the growing and harvesting season TORONTO – The Ontario government is taking additional measures to protect farmworkers during the pandemic by expanding provincewide inspections to farms, greenhouses and other agricultural operations to ensure health and safety measures are being followed. “Our government is taking action to Read More…

COVID-19 Travel Just Became Easier In Kenya, Here's Why
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COVID-19 Travel Just Became Easier In Kenya, Here’s Why

Reading Time: 3 minutes Kenya’s system allows travelers to upload their COVID-19 test results online for easy verification by port health and travel officials and helps in the detection of forged certificates ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, On 9 January 2021, the Government of the Republic of Kenya announced the launch of its Trusted Travel platform, based on the Africa CDC Trusted Read More…

Another Inmate Dies Of COVID-19
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Another Inmate Dies Of COVID-19

Reading Time: < 1 minute Total inmate deaths within Canadian Prison Institutes now sits at five On January 23, 2021, an inmate from Willow Cree Healing Lodge died at a community hospital as an apparent result of complications related to COVID-19. As in all cases involving the death of an inmate, CSC has notified the coroner who will review the Read More…

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3,874 New Cases of COVID-19 Reported In Canada

Reading Time: 4 minutes Canada looks to ramp up mass inoculation of the COVID-19 vaccine beginning in February 2021. Over a year ago, the thoughts of a COVID-19 vaccine was hard to imagine, but with the commitment of governments and scientists from around the world, multiple vaccines have been produced and mass inoculation has begun. As Canada’s top medical Read More…

The $10.4 million in funding will go towards improving patient care
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Yukon Hospitals Get A $10.4 Million Boost To Patient Care

Reading Time: 2 minutes The $10.4 million in funding will go towards improving patient care Canadians benefit from a health care system that is informed by research evidence—and by the voices of patients and caregivers. That is why it is essential that the government invest in patient-oriented research, which engages patients as partners throughout the research process. The Honourable Read More…

Today Marks The 73rd Anniversary Of The Flag Of Quebec
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Today Marks The 73rd Anniversary Of The Flag Of Quebec

Reading Time: 2 minutes The fleur de lis, symbol identifies Quebec’s rich identity. QUEBEC, Today Premier François Legault, and the Minister of Justice and Attorney General Simon Jolin-Barrette highlight the 73rd  anniversary of the fleur de lis, symbol of our rich Quebec identity. On January 21, 1948, the Quebec flag was hoisted, for the very first time, at the top Read More…

Norway Reports 23 Deaths Among Vaccinated Elderly
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Norway Reports 23 Deaths Among Vaccinated Elderly

Reading Time: 2 minutes No indication of causal relationship between COVID-19 vaccination and death The elderly in nursing homes and residential care homes are prioritized for COVID-19 vaccine in Norway. The majority of those vaccinated are elderly people, often with severe underlying diseases. “We have to bear in mind that most of those living in nursing homes have severe Read More…

The Second Dose Of Pfizer's COVID-19 Vaccine Are Being Issued To Spaniard Citizens
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The Second Dose Of Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine Are Being Issued To Spaniard Citizens

Reading Time: 2 minutes Residents and healthcare professionals of care homes begin to receive the second dose of the vaccine against COVID-19 Araceli Rosario Hidalgo, a resident of the Los Olmos care home in Guadalajara since 2013, born in 1924, and Mónica Tapias, born in 1972, an auxiliary nursing care technician (Spanish acronym: TCAE), have now received both doses Read More…

UK Introduce Mandatory COVID-19 Testing For Visitors In The Country
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UK Introduce Mandatory COVID-19 Testing For Visitors In The Country

Reading Time: 3 minutes International arrivals required to prove negative COVID-19 test result before departure for England. Passengers arriving from all international destinations will be required to present a negative COVID-19 test result before departing for England to help protect against new strains of coronavirus circulating internationally. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has announced that from next week inbound passengers arriving by Read More…

Telemedicine Coming To Somalia, But Is It To Late?
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Telemedicine Coming To Somalia, But Is It To Late?

Reading Time: 3 minutes This new project unveiled by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Somalia is part of a continuing effort to address this health care delivery shortage Somalia’s health system has been in a severely weakened state for decades due to conflict and humanitarian crises which have led to the displacement of more than 2.6 million Somalis.    Moreover, Read More…

Biden Outlines COVID-19 Plan To Vaccinate 328 Million Americans
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Biden Outlines COVID-19 Plan To Vaccinate 328 Million Americans

Reading Time: 6 minutes Biden rolls out plan to effectively and equitably vaccinating the U.S. population The COVID-19 pandemic is getting worse by the day — more people are hospitalized with COVID-19 than ever before, the death rate is up almost 20 percent, and we’re nearing 400,000 deaths total. At the same time, there is a new, more contagious strain Read More…

UK Authorizes AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 Vaccine For Emergency Use
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UK Vaccinated Over One Third Of Seniors Over 80-Years-Old

Reading Time: 2 minutes More than one third of people aged 80 and over in England have received at least one dose of the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine as of 10 January. More than one third (34.6%, 1,036,605) of people aged 80 and over in England have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine as of 10 January, new Read More…

Ontario Investing $1 Billion to Expand COVID-19 Testing
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8.5 Million Ontarians To Be Vaccinated In Phase Two

Reading Time: 4 minutes Province to Expand COVID-19 Immunization Program to Seniors, Frontline Essential Workers in Next Phase of Rollout Plan TORONTO — The Ontario government is preparing to immunize up to 8.5 million people before the end of Phase Two of the government’s vaccine implementation plan, which aims to receive, store and administer COVID-19 vaccines to Ontarians as Read More…

Huge Profits In Lighting COVID-19 Waste On Fire
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Huge Profits In Lighting COVID-19 Waste On Fire

Reading Time: 2 minutes Medical Waste a Multi-billion Dollar business being lit from the Ongoing Pandemic Frost & Sullivan’s recent analysis, Growth Opportunities in the Medical Waste Management Market in North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific, Forecast to 2024, finds that the increase in hospital visits due to COVID-19, aging population, and medical visits are key factors driving the medical waste management market in North Read More…

UK Government Implements National Strategy For Asymptomatic Testing
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UK Government Implements National Strategy For Asymptomatic Testing

Reading Time: 3 minutes Community testing offer to be expanded across all local authorities in England to test people without symptoms. Local authorities will be encouraged to target testing to people who cannot work from home during lockdown. Around 1 in 3 people have coronavirus (COVID-19) without displaying any symptoms. Rapid, regular testing for people without symptoms of coronavirus Read More…

Ontario Invest $5.3 Million Into Forest Sector Employment
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Ontario Invest $5.3 Million Into Forest Sector Employment

Reading Time: 2 minutes Funding will help forest sector businesses offset the cost of COVID-19 safety measures Toronto — The Ontario government is investing $5.3 million, provided through the federal Forest Sector Safety Measures Fund, to help small and medium sized forest sector businesses offset the cost of COVID-19 safety measures. The funding will be used for initiatives such as setting Read More…

B.C Hires 7,000 New Healthcare Workers For Senior Homes
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Ontario Accelerates Vaccinations for Long-Term Care Homes

Reading Time: 4 minutes All residents and workers to be vaccinated by third week of January TORONTO — The Ontario government is continuing the rollout of Phase One of its vaccine implementation plan by ensuring that all residents, health care workers and essential caregivers at long-term care homes in the priority regions of Toronto, Peel, York and Windsor-Essex receive Read More…

UK Under National COVID-19 Lockdown
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UK Under National COVID-19 Lockdown

Reading Time: 4 minutes UK Prime Minister announced a national lockdown as new strain of COVID-19 is spreads UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a national lockdown and instructed people to stay at home to control the virus, protect the NHS and save lives. The decision follows a rapid rise in infections, hospital admissions and case rates across the Read More…

Manitoba Government Collected Close To $1,000,000 In Fines For COVID-19 Enforcement
COVID-19 Western Canada

Manitoba Government Collected Close To $1,000,000 In Fines For COVID-19 Enforcement

Reading Time: 2 minutes A total of $984,000 have been collected from Business and individuals The Manitoba government is providing an update on ongoing enforcement efforts to protect Manitobans from the spread of COVID-19.  A total of 279 warnings and 55 tickets were issued for the week of Dec. 28, 2020, to Jan. 3 including 49 $1,296 tickets to Read More…

Québec Solidaire Calls For a Rent Freeze For 2021
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Québec Solidaire Calls For a Rent Freeze For 2021

Reading Time: 2 minutes Provinces across Canada has frozen rent increases due to the pandemic MONTREAL, The member for Laurier – Dorion and responsible for Québec solidaire in housing matters, Andrés Fontecilla, urges the CAQ government to adopt a special law as soon as Parliament returns to suspend rent increases for the year 2021 and thus offer a breath of fresh air to the thousands Read More…

Another Record Setting Day In Saskatchewan With COVID-19 Cases
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Another Record Setting Day In Saskatchewan With COVID-19 Cases

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Moderna vaccines are being distributed but cases continue to climb in Saskatchewan As of January 2, 3,722 doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine have been provided to health care workers in Regina as part of the initial pilot and in Saskatoon as part of Phase 1.  With the arrival of 4,900 doses of Moderna vaccine, Read More…

CUPE, Ontario’s Largest Health Care Union Calls For Military Intervention
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CUPE, Ontario’s Largest Health Care Union Calls For Military Intervention

Reading Time: 3 minutes Military Help Needed Immediately for Ontario Long-Term Care Homes in Outbreak: CUPE Toronto – Calling on the Ontario PC government’s effort to ramp up long-term care reforms like a care standard and increased staffing “lethargic and inadequate”, today the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) joined advocates urging military intervention to curb COVID-19 wave two Read More…

B.B'S Most Popular Baby Names Born In 2020 COVID-19 Year Are…
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B.C’S Most Popular Baby Names Born In 2020 COVID-19 Year Are…

Reading Time: < 1 minute From Jan. 1 to Dec. 17, 2020, 39,322 babies were born in B.C. VICTORIA – The race for the top baby name in British Columbia in 2020 has come to a close, and Olivia once again has taken the lead for the most popular name for babies born this year. Olivia is followed by Liam, Oliver, Noah, Read More…

New Brunswick’s Most Popular Baby Names Born In 2020 COVID-19 Year Are...
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New Brunswick’s Most Popular Baby Names Born In 2020 COVID-19 Year Are…

Reading Time: < 1 minute 5,403 babies were born in 2020 in New Brunswick FREDERICTON (GNB) – Olivia and Liam are the most popular names for babies born in New Brunswick in 2020. Preliminary results released by the Vital Statistics Office at Service New Brunswick show that 5,403 children were born in the province in 2020 – 2,579 girls and Read More…

Ontario Releases Framework for COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution
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Ontario Releases Framework for COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

Reading Time: 3 minutes Framework will guide vaccine prioritization in future phases of the province’s implementation plan TORONTO — The Ontario government has released an Ethical Framework for COVID-19 vaccine distribution which was developed in partnership with the COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Task Force to guide further vaccine prioritization and distribution across the province. The province continues to vaccinate vulnerable populations and those Read More…

Two New Cases of COVID-19 Reported In Nova Scotia
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Two New Cases of COVID-19 Reported In Nova Scotia

Reading Time: 2 minutes Nova Scotia’s strict COVID-19 restricts of interprovincial travel appears to be flattening the curve. As of today, Dec. 29, Nova Scotia has 30 active cases of COVID-19. Two new cases are being reported today. One case is in Central Zone and linked to a close contact, and one is in Northern Zone, linked to travel Read More…

B.C Hires 7,000 New Healthcare Workers For Senior Homes
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B.C Hires 7,000 New Healthcare Workers For Senior Homes

Reading Time: 2 minutes Actions to protect seniors, improve health care helped B.C. fight global pandemic VICTORIA – Since the COVID-19 pandemic first hit British Columbia, the government has followed the advice of public health officials and taken the strong action needed to slow the spread of the virus and protect those most vulnerable by: protecting seniors in long-term Read More…

EU Sets Aside €70 Million To Vaccinate Balkan Countries
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EU Sets Aside €70 Million To Vaccinate Balkan Countries

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Balkan countries will now have access to vital COVID-19 vaccines to inoculate their citizens. As countries around the world begin to vaccinate their citizens, the European Commission made €70 million available to help fund the access of Western Balkans partners to COVID-19 vaccines procured by EU Member States. “Throughout the pandemic, the EU has Read More…

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Argentina Receives the First Shipment of Russia’s Sputnik V COVID-19 Vaccine

Reading Time: 2 minutes Russia’s Sputnik V was the first confirmed COVID-19 vaccine approved for distribution BUENOS AIRES, Argentina- The first batch of the Sputnik V vaccine developed by Russian scientists from the Gamaleya National Center of Epidemiology and Microbiology with the support of the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) has been delivered to Argentina. The issues related to Read More…

Changes To Quebec's 71st Youth Parliament In Wake of Pandemic
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Changes To Quebec’s 71st Youth Parliament In Wake of Pandemic

Reading Time: 2 minutes Quebec’s 71st youth parliament will go virtual and be delivered in podcast format in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic MONTREAL, – The Youth Parliament of Quebec (PJQ) is 71 years of resilience in the face of many challenges encountered over the years. The year 2020 will not have been different. The health situation and the Read More…

Trump's Reluctant Signing of Coronavirus Relief and Omnibus Comes At a Cost
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Trump’s Reluctant Signing of Coronavirus Relief and Omnibus Comes At a Cost

Reading Time: < 1 minute Trump’s reluctancy to the sign the omnibus bill leaves tens of millions of Americans struggling financially from the pandemic. The signing of the bipartisan, bicameral coronavirus relief legislation is welcome news for the fourteen million Americans who just lost the lifeline of unemployment benefits on Christmas Weekend, and for the millions more struggling to stay Read More…

First Cases of COVID-19 UK Variant Confirmed In Ontario
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First Cases of COVID-19 UK Variant Confirmed In Ontario

Reading Time: 2 minutes Scientist are uncertain how the news strain of the virus will be affected by the COVID-19 vaccine. Dr. Barbara Yaffe, Ontario’s Associate Chief Medical Officer of Health, announced the first two confirmed cases in Ontario of the COVID-19 variant first identified in the UK. This variant has now been detected in multiple countries beyond the Read More…

Over 600,000 UK Citizens Have Received Pfizer's COVID-19 Vaccine
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Over 600,000 UK Citizens Have Received Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine

Reading Time: 2 minutes More than 600,000 people in the UK have received the first dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine as part of the largest vaccination program in British history. The government has today published figures which show the number of people who have received the vaccine between 8 December and 20 December in the UK is 616,933. Read More…

Seven New Cases of COVID-19 Reported In Nova Scotia
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Seven New Cases of COVID-19 Reported In Nova Scotia

Reading Time: 2 minutes Strict COVID-19 restrictions see the COVID curb flattening within Nova Scotia As of today, Dec. 24, Nova Scotia has 36 active cases of COVID-19. Seven new cases are being reported today. Six of the cases are in Central Zone and one is in Western Zone. Two of the cases in Central Zone and the one Read More…

Pallister Government and MGEU Union Reach Deal on Benefits for HealthCare Workers
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Pallister Government and MGEU Union Reach Deal on Benefits for HealthCare Workers

Reading Time: 2 minutes All agreements are in place for the duration of the pandemic response. The Manitoba government and the Manitoba Government Employees Union (MGEU) have reached a new agreement providing compensation to staff redeployed or reassigned to priority areas as part of the province’s response to COVID-19, Health, Seniors and Active Living Minister Cameron Friesen and Michelle Read More…

Inmates In COVID-19 Isolation at Drumheller Institutes
COVID-19 Western Canada

Inmates In COVID-19 Isolation at Drumheller Institutes

Reading Time: < 1 minute COVID-19 infections pose a significant challenge correctional institutes Correctional Service Canada (CSC) advises that there are currently two inmates who have tested positive for COVID-19 at the medium security unit of Drumheller Institution in Alberta. There are no active cases of COVID-19 among staff at Drumheller Institution. Contact tracing is underway and testing for COVD-19 Read More…

Two Words: Western Diversification! They Helped Keep The Lights On For Businesses in the Pandemic
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Two Words: Western Diversification! They Helped Keep The Lights On For Businesses in the Pandemic

Reading Time: 2 minutes Canada’s Regional Development Agencies invested over $433 Million dollars into Western business in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2020, a year of unprecedented challenges, the Government of Canada has turned to the regional development agencies (RDAs) to support as many businesses as possible in communities large and small. RDAs like Western Economic Diversification Read More…

MKO Unclear on COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plans for Northern and Remote First Nations in Manitoba
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European Union Approves Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine

Reading Time: 3 minutes The EU approves Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine for emergency authorization of use. Germany – Pfizer and BioNTech announced Monday that the European Commission (EC) has granted a conditional authorization of use for immunization to prevent the COVID-19 virus in individuals 16 years of age and older. This follows the European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products Read More…

UK Government Provides One Million Laptops To Low Income Families
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UK Government Provides One Million Laptops To Low Income Families

Reading Time: 4 minutes Schools and councils have received over 560,000 laptops this year to support remote learning Over one million devices will now reach schools, colleges and councils, helping ensure students have access to high-quality remote education if they need it, the Government has announced today. Almost 70,000 pupils are also now confirmed to have enrolled in the Read More…

Revenue Canada Launches New Registry To Track Emergency Wage Subsidy
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Revenue Canada Launches New Registry To Track Emergency Wage Subsidy

Reading Time: 2 minutes The registry list all companies that have received the Emergency Wage Subsidy. The Government of Canada introduced the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS). The wage subsidy has protected more than 4 million jobs across the country, giving millions of Canadian families certainty about their next paycheque. Unanimously supported by Parliament, as of December 13, 2020, Read More…

Canada Suspends Flights From The United Kingdom For 72 hours
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Canada Suspends Flights From The United Kingdom For 72 hours

Reading Time: 2 minutes Canada becomes latest country to impose stricter travel restrictions from the UK amid new COVID-19 strain. As Canada continues to monitor the new strain of COVID-19 in the United Kingdom, the government is taking precautionary measures to mitigate the spread into Canada. Canada has had robust travel restrictions and border measures in place since March Read More…

Health Canada Still In Review Stages Of Moderna's COVID-19 Vaccine
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Health Canada Still In Review Stages Of Moderna’s COVID-19 Vaccine

Reading Time: < 1 minute Canada’s meticulous reviewing of the Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine is important as Canadians lives are at risk. Health Canada is aware that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued an emergency use authorization for a COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by Moderna. Health Canada has been reviewing Moderna’s vaccine since it was submitted on October 12, 2020, Read More…

UK Reports A New Strain of COVID-19
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UK Reports A New Strain of COVID-19

Reading Time: 2 minutes As announced on Monday, the UK has identified a new variant of Covid-19 through Public Health England’s genomic surveillance. As a result of the rapid spread of the new variant, preliminary modelling data and rapidly rising incidence rates in the South East, the New and Emerging Respiratory Virus Threats Advisory Group (NERVTAG) now consider that Read More…

MKO Unclear on COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plans for Northern and Remote First Nations in Manitoba
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MKO Unclear on COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plans for Northern and Remote First Nations in Manitoba

Reading Time: 2 minutes Provincial distribution of COVID-19 to Indigenous communities still up in the Air The first shipment of the vaccine arrived in Manitoba earlier this week. Health care professionals began receiving the vaccine in Winnipeg on December 16. The province has shared that there are enough doses to vaccinate about 900 people. Manitoba plans to deliver vaccines Read More…

Quebec's Economy Sees Another of Export Decline
COVID-19 Eastern Canada

Quebec’s Economy Sees Another of Export Decline

Reading Time: 2 minutes 0.2% decrease in Québec’s international merchandise exports in October 2020 Québec’s seasonally adjusted international merchandise exports, in constant dollars, fell 0.2% in October 2020 compared to the previous month (+ 4.7% in September). With this decline, the level of exports in October was 7.6% below that of February.  The decline in October was mainly due to Read More…

COVID-19 Eastern Canada

City of Toronto’s Empathy For the Homeless is “Warming”

Reading Time: 2 minutes City to open Warming Centres tonight to help those experiencing homelessness At 7 p.m., Tuesday night, the City of Toronto opened its four Warming Centres to give those who are vulnerable and may be experiencing homelessness an additional place to rest and access snacks, washroom facilities and referrals to emergency shelter. Warming Centres are traditionally Read More…

Canadian Government's $50 million Bailout For Broadcasting Sector
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Canadian Government’s $50 million Bailout For Broadcasting Sector

Reading Time: 2 minutes Broadcasters have been hard hit by COVID-19 pandemic, which has resulted in a reduction of advertising revenues. As announced in the Fall Economic Statement on November 30, the Canadian will provide additional relief to eligible television and radio stations by waiving Part II broadcasting licence fees in 2020-21, which are collected annually by the Canadian Radio-television Read More…

Prime Minister Ambrose Dlamini Dies at 52 From Coronavirus
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Prime Minister Ambrose Dlamini Dies at 52 From Coronavirus

Reading Time: < 1 minute The African Monarch of Eswatini mourns the passing of the nations youngest Prime Minister Eswatini Prime Minister Ambrose Dlamini died late Sunday morning in a South African hospital. The Prime Minister contracted COVID-19 four weeks ago and eventually succumbed to the virus. On October 27, 2018, King Mswati III announced in a gathering at the royal kraal Read More…

B.C Says "YEP" Are Creating Future Park Rangers
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B.C Says “YEP” Are Creating Future Park Rangers

Reading Time: 3 minutes “YEP” Youth Employment Program building strong leaders for the wildlife ecosystem. VICTORIA – Growing up in a small First Nations community in the Yukon, Kayla Williams’ grandmother encouraged her to go to university and pursue a career protecting wildlife and the environment. That has been the 27-year-old’s goal ever since she left the Kwanlin Dün First Read More…