Canadian firm develops biodegradable mask that's ready for production

FPInnovations, a private non-profit Canadian organization, has created an eco-friendly biodegradable mask that is ready for manufacturing and public use, an innovation it says is the first of its kind in the world.
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5 things to know for Friday, April 16, 2021
Canada has now administered at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to 26.44 per cent of the country's eligible population.
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Ontario could announce new restrictions Friday to curb surging COVID-19 rates
Dr. Barbara Yaffe said the situation in the province is "dire" and worse than any other point in the pandemic.
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Doctors say COVID-19 variants put pregnant women at greater risk, cite ‘urgent’ need for vaccines
“In 20 years of practice, I have never felt more compelled to get a message out to the public than this one,” said Dr. Mark Walker, a high-risk obstetrician and epidemiologist.
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Brownstein: Anti-Asian racism has immigrant rethinking life here
LaSalle acupuncturist Wei Li has become so distressed by the wave of anti-Asian racism she and many of her friends have been confronting here over the last year, she is considering moving back to China.
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Montreal North organizer Will Prosper ponders leap into politics
"We need real change from people who can influence and care about the population"
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Montreal weather: More showers today
A quick look at the day's forecast along with a reader's #ThisMtl picture and a daily quotation.
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Is it wrong for a girlfriend to constantly talk about her ex-lovers? Ask Ellie
Many “never-marrieds” have enjoyed single life precisely because they kept their friendships with people with whom they once had a relationship, writes advice columnist Ellie.
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Netflix’s ‘This Is a Robbery’ frames not just an art heist but the outré Victorian behind the scene of the crime
Isabella Stewart Gardner left her art collection to be enjoyed in perpetuity by the public, but with one grand stipulation: that nothing ever be added or moved. So the frames where thieves removed invaluable art three decades ago remain in their original spots — a living, always there reminder of the heist, writes Shinan Govani.
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It will take more than government action to get us out of the ‘she-cession’
It’s encouraging that Canada’s two largest governments are taking seriously the inequitable impact of the pandemic on female workers. But this is not just a government issue — all of us need to rethink our roles in knocking down the barriers holding women back.
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Highway 413 poses a serious threat to many of our most endangered species
There has not been a public assessment of the potential impacts on species at risk along the preferred route. Canada’s environment minister should ensure these threats are thoroughly evaluated by designating the project for a federal environmental assessment.
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Canada needs better health data infrastructure to support our health care heroes
We lack data on the most basic components of our health workforce. In some critical sectors such as long-term care, we don’t even know how many workers there are. The pandemic has caused critical staffing shortages, a direct result of inadequate planning. We can and should do better.
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Toronto neighbourhoods with highest numbers of racialized people have lowest vaccination rates: research
Compared to the rest of the province, the city has the biggest mismatch between need for vaccination and availability of vaccines. An expert notes that an Ontario Science Table brief that found that a vaccine strategy aimed, not just at age, but also at high risk postal codes, could save lives, was published in February. “We missed the boat.”
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Today’s coronavirus news: Head of Tokyo Olympics again says games will not be cancelled; Ontario set to impose new restrictions Friday to curb surging COVID-19 rates
Meanwhile: Unity Health Toronto is closing its clinics for first-dose COVID-19 vaccination appointments at St. Michael’s and St. Joseph’s hospitals, due to a shortage of vaccine.
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What this man's third vaccine dose says about the future of fighting COVID
Flu-shot like boosters may some day be part of our anti-COVID efforts
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Downtown of the future: What Montreal’s city centre might look like when COVID passes
While rebounding from the pandemic is a challenge for Montreal's downtown, it also comes with an opportunity for the city to reinvent itself.
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‘Desperate to win’: Red-hot Halifax housing market has some buyers forgoing home inspections
The competitive housing market has led some buyers to forgo the home inspection.
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She wanted to tell you about her sex assault. The court won’t let her
She never asked for a publication ban on her own name. “I wanted my words to be public. I wanted my words to help make change.”
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These employers hope to host workplace vaccination sites as experts urge priority for essential workers at greatest risk
The TTC, Maple Leaf Foods, UPS among employers in hard-hit sectors seeking vaccines for their essential workers.
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TTC riders can no longer be duped by a transit shelter where buses don’t stop
The TTC stop was moved, but not the shelter, which fooled some riders into standing in it.
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The Home Front: Cleaning up in style
"While traditional cleaning and the annual spring clean always has its place, we like to practice organized living and having essential items that make cleaning and organizing easy and practical," says Daisuke Suzuki, interior advisor at MUJI's Robson Street store.
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Prince Philip remembered as calm presence during Queen's visits to the North
Members of a small Nunavut community remember Prince Philip as a peaceful man who stood at the Queen's side during her visits to the North, but also note the difficult relationship between the Crown and Inuit.
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Police search for missing London woman
Police say Raelynn Chase was last seen around 8:30 p.m. Thursday, in the area of Rollingwood Circle and Sleightholme Avenue.
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Horoscope for Friday, April 16, 2021
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