Adriana LaGrange defends Alberta’s COVID-19 school plans in Global News interview

Global News spoke with Alberta Education Minister Adriana LaGrange Tuesday for an in-depth interview on how she feels the government's plan for schools amid COVID-19 has been going.
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Police bust scheme to wash and sell 300,000 used condoms in Vietnam
The condoms were boiled, reshaped with a piece of wood and packaged up for resale at a factory in Vietnam, according to police.
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Keg officially tapped to kick off 2020 Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest
The 2020 Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest is underway after the official keg-tapping ceremony was held Friday afternoon at the Waterloo International Airport.
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Hamilton prioritizing COVID-19 testing for those most at risk
On Monday, Hamilton Public Health says its phone lines received a one-day high of 3,000 calls from people asking for COVID-19 testing.
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Man wanted in Toronto assault that left victim seriously injured: police
Police said they were called to the area of Bathurst and King streets around 7 p.m. on Sunday. 
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Canadiens sign defenceman Jeff Petry to 4-year contract extension
The deal has an average annual value of US$6.25 million through the 2024-25 season.
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Queuing nightmare continues as London COVID-19 assessment centre reaches capacity before opening
The London Health Sciences Centre announced Friday that issues with testing instruments had resulted in a one-day backlog.
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Coronavirus: 1 new case in City of Kawartha Lakes; 1 new resolved case in Northumberland County
Overall, of the health unit's 237 cases, 210 are now resolved — approximately 89 per cent.
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Coronavirus: Manitoba Chief Public Health Officer calls last-minute Friday press conference
Manitoba' Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Brent Roussin, has called a last-minute press conference.
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But first, let me take a selfie: Uber introduces new mask verification feature
Uber has rolled out an additional safety feature that aims to crack down on riders who have previously violated the company's mask rule.
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Ryan Tsang leads from start to finish to win Ontario Mid-Amateur golf tournament
Ryan Tsang scored a three-shot victory at the 2020 Ontario Mid-Amateur golf championship.
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Base Camp: 2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid
With only one Hybrid trim level, how does the greener Sonata compare with its siblings?
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97 animals seized from B.C. property; SPCA says many are underweight or emaciated
The SPCA says the seized animals from Princeton, B.C., include 43 puppies, 24 adult dogs, 27 horses and three cats.
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Ontario Mandates Curfew For Bars, Restaurants As Strip Clubs Shut Down
TORONTO — Ontario is making bars and restaurants shut down earlier and is closing all strip clubs in a bid to curb rising COVID-19 rates in the province.The government says bars and restaurants will be required to close at midnight, except for takeout and delivery, and will have to stop serving alcohol by 11 p.m.The province is also ordering all strip clubs to close. Health Minister Christine Elliott says the tighter regulations will help limit the potential for exposure in places where the risk of transmission is higher.RELATED Ontarians Without COVID Symptoms Shouldn't Go To Testing Centres: Ford Some Ontario Pharmacies Will Start COVID-19 Testing This Week Retired Ontario Teachers Asked To Come Back To Work Amid Pandemic The move comes after the province changed the rules surrounding social gatherings last week, lowering the number of people permitted at outdoor events to 25 and indoor events to 10.Ontario reported 409 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, and one new death related to the virus.The province said it processed 41,865 tests over the previous day, with another 65,227 under investigation.This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 25, 2020.Also on HuffPost:
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‘A friendship of minds’: Claire L’Heureux-Dubé on the legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg
The former Supreme Court justice speaks about her long friendship with Ginsberg, their proudest moments and the role of women on the bench The post ‘A friendship of minds’: Claire L’Heureux-Dubé on the legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg appeared first on Macleans.ca.
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14 new coronavirus cases, 2 outbreaks in London as assessment centres max out before opening
Friday marks the fourth time in a week and a half that the region has reported double-digit COVID-19 case increases in a single day.
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Ottawa records 41 new COVID-19 cases in lowest increase of the week
Ottawa added 41 coronavirus cases but reported no new deaths related to COVID-19 on Friday.
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Traffic ticket-fixing case against three Toronto paralegals collapses
Toronto police laid charges against four Toronto paralegals in 2019 alleging they had been working with a Toronto court clerk to erase ticket convictions.
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Quebec man charged in U.S. with importing opioids via dark web
Authorities allege McCann was capable of importing more than 10 kilograms of fentanyl and 300,000 Xanax pills a month.
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Bamboo supplies dwindling: Calgary Zoo hopeful pandas will be China bound soon
The zoo says international permit approvals are now underway and it's cautiously optimistic it will be able to confirm a flight to China for the pandas soon.
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Victim in life-threatening condition after shooting in Pickering
Emergency crews were called to Sheppard Avenue in Pickering at around 12:35 p.m. Friday.
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Google Maps will now show COVID-19 outbreaks for users
Google Maps is set to launch a COVID-19 filter showcasing global coronavirus cases and regional trends, the company announced Wednesday. Google will begin showing users weekly averages of cases per 100,000 using a colour-coded filter. Areas will be one of six colours to signify the severity of the outbreak — Green areas have less than one instance per 100,000 people whereas more than 40 cases per 100,000 people are indicated by dark red, Forbes reported . This optional filter will show users if cases are trending upwards, remaining stable, or heading down. This is available for all 220 Google Maps supported countries at a national, state or local level depending on available data. “(It’s) a tool that shows critical information about COVID-19 cases in an area so you can make more informed decisions about where to go and what to do,” wrote Google. Google will aggregate data from multiple sources, including Johns Hopkins, the New York Times, and World Health Organization. They are also relying on data from varying levels of government. To help you navigate the world safely, you'll start seeing information about new COVID cases in an area with data from sources like @nytimes, @JohnsHopkins, & @Wikipedia in a new layer on Maps.Rolling out on iOS & Android, with more ways to stay up-to-date coming soon.
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As fall begins, it’s time to renew the fight against COVID-19
‘As fall sets in, in all its glory and wistfulness, there is no option but to recommit to overcoming the pandemic.’
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Laval restaurant at centre of a COVID-19 controversy closes till Oct. 3
Lordia restaurant says it has hired prevention experts to meet safety standards required by public health authorities.
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Ontario prohibits alcohol sales at bars, restaurants after 11 p.m., orders strip clubs to close
The order will go into effect on Saturday and will also require food and drink establishments to close by 12 a.m. and remain closed until 5 a.m., except for delivery and takeout.
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RCMP destroy 400 cannabis plants in Southhampton, N.B.
Officers attended several fields in a wooded area in Southhampton on Sept. 22-23 and found 400 mature cannabis plants.
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Construction on Edmonton LRT will lead to service disruptions
The City of Edmonton is working on a couple of construction projects that will lead to service delays along the LRT through October and November. 
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Five new coronavirus cases reported in Waterloo, 149 active cases remain
Waterloo Public Health reported just five new positive tests for the coronavirus on Friday raising the total number of cases in the region to 1,676.
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With no new Marvel movies for months, why not revisit the best in the ‘universe’?
Many of the movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe are worth another look.
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Pharmacists across N.S. preparing to provide flu shots to ‘significantly more people this year’
More than 300 pharmacies in Nova Scotia are preparing to provide the flu shot under new rules due to COVID-19.
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Doug Ford’s Sept. 25 Ontario COVID-19 update: Live video
The premier addresses the province as 409 new coronavirus cases are reported The post Doug Ford’s Sept. 25 Ontario COVID-19 update: Live video appeared first on Macleans.ca.
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Ontario slaps tighter restrictions on bars and restaurants, orders strip clubs to close
The Ontario government is slapping tighter restrictions on restaurants and bars, as well as ordering strips clubs to close, in an effort to crackdown on "outbreak clusters" of COVID-19.
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Trudeau announces purchase of 20,000 doses of Oxford University COVID-19 vaccine
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Friday the government has reached a deal to get 20 million doses of the Oxford University COVID-19 vaccine, which is being produced by the company AstraZeneca. The government has signed multiple agreements for more than 150 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines, from several of the leading candidates, but until Friday had not signed a deal with AstraZeneca. The U.K., U.S., Japan and several European countries have already announced orders for hundreds of millions of doses of this vaccine. The company’s vaccine is seen as one of the most promising candidates and has entered the third and final phase of trials to test its efficacy. More to come …  Twitter: RyanTumilty Email: rtumilty@postmedia.com
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‘We need to eliminate the virus everywhere’: Canada to pump $440M into global vaccine-sharing effort
Initiative meant to make sure poorer countries aren’t left out in the cold once vaccines are available
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Calgary councillor pushing to save recycling costs in Alberta
Making producers responsible for recycling packaging could save taxpayer dollars and the equivalent of 15,000 cars-worth of greenhouse gas emissions.
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'Quebec's favourite politician' Legault ramps up YouTube presence
A trailer was released for a web series that will feature the Quebec premier "confiding freely" in weekly episodes.
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