COVID-19 vaccine rules for organ transplants are about aiming for ‘best possible outcome’: experts
The decision is all about trying to ensure the 'best possible outcome' for the patients receiving a scarce and precious organ amid the COVID-19 pandemic, experts say.
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Boards take non standard approach to Ontario’s standardized high school math test
There's nothing standard about Ontario's provincewide high school math test this year.
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Canada Post moving to surgical masks for all employees
Canada Post is now offering employees upgraded medical procedure masks for their shifts and anyone wishing to wear their own mask will have to double up.
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Awaiting chance with Canadiens, Dea gives Rocket offence, stability
"I think I've still got it," Laval centre says. "Hopefully, I can get some shots with Montreal."
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Longueuil police officers come to aid of senior citizen as she’s evicted from home
A couple of Longueuil police officers are being lauded for stopping a landlord from emptying the personal belongings of a senior citizen on the street curb.
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Ontario university applications up 33 per cent from province’s high schoolers
Ontario Tech University sees the greatest jump over last year as interest spikes in STEM, health-care professions.
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STM's Luc Tremblay calls for change in governance for his successor
Observers say Luc Tremblay's passionate plea about the state of transit in the metropolitan region must be heeded.
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As scams continue to attract thousands of dollars, police warn B.C. seniors to beware
More than a dozen incidents since Jan. 11 are under investigation by the Vancouver Police Department alone, according to a Thursday news release. 
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The false Manichaean dichotomy of the ‘new’ cold war
The Cold War was based on a division of reality into good versus evil on a near-cosmic scale. It makes even less sense now than it did then.
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The public interest, and only the public interest, must rule at Metrolinx
‘Taxpayers must be reassured that the public dollars being spent by Metrolinx are indeed spent only in the public interest.’
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‘I’m reasonably sure I need less Céline and more Stompin’ Tom’
Letters to the editor, January 27, 2022: Readers weigh in on Céline Dion, a beetle-obsessed scientist, and the future of the Liberal party The post ‘I’m reasonably sure I need less Céline and more Stompin’ Tom’ appeared first on Macleans.ca.
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'Stealth' strain of Omicron, BA.2, detected in Quebec
Because BA.2 doesn't have the many spike mutations characteristic of the original Omicron variant, it's harder to detect. But authorities don't think it will interfere with Quebec's deconfinement plans.
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The great irony of Russia’s faceoff against Ukraine is that it has made NATO relevant again
After the Berlin Wall came down, NATO floundered. Who was it defending against? With Ukraine, Vladimir Putin has brought some clarity to this issue.
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Hugh O’Neill one of 10 players released by Edmonton Elks Thursday
The Edmonton Elks released 10 players on Thursday, including local kicker and U of A Golden Bears product Hugh O'Neill who played six seasons in green and gold.
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‘Freedom Rally’ convoy has withdrawn $1 million from once-frozen viral fundraiser: GoFundMe
GoFundMe said the organizer of the fundraiser has handed over a distribution plan for covering participants’ fuel costs.
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COVID-19: MLHU reports 1 death, LHSC caring for 166 COVID inpatients
Of the 166 patients, 77 are being treated for COVID-19 while 94 others in hospital have incidental COVID-19 infections.
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Record-high gas prices expected for Ontario, Quebec
Gas prices are expected to reach record highs in parts of the country ahead of the weekend.
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Family that froze to death near U.S. border in Manitoba had arrived in Toronto days earlier, RCMP say
The RCMP appeal to the public to help piece together the six-day journey taken between Toronto and Emerson by the Indian family of four found dad in Emerson, Man. last week.
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Mi’kmaw, justice partnership helps prevent reoffending through healing
The Mi'kmaw Legal Support Network offers support to First Nations people who come in contact with the justice system.
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Suspect arrested in series of Hamilton arsons that caused $130,000 in damage
Hamilton police have arrested a suspect in connection with three suspicious fires over a span of three weeks that caused $130,000 in damage.
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Surrey RCMP Guildford office closed after person turns in potentially live grenade
Mounties said a member of the public brought the grenade into the detachment shortly before noon, saying they'd found it in Tynehead Park and wanted to turn it in.
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Major show of support for trucker’s convoy in Hamilton, Niagara
"The truckers are the backbone of our nation", said one protest supporter, "and now they are the metaphor backbone for us standing up for our rights."
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Truckers Freedom Convoy passes through Quebec on Friday
Groups will depart from Rivière-du-Loup and the U.S. border to rendez-vous in Vaudreuil-Dorion.
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COVID-19: Peterborough area reports 2 new deaths, 52 new PCR-lab confirmed cases
There have now been 17 deaths reported in January and nearly half of the region's deaths have occurred since the onset of Omicron wave of the pandemic a month and a half ago.
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RCMP launches investigation into website selling fake COVID-19 vaccine and mask exemptions
A police investigation has been launched into a B.C. website offering false vaccine and mask exemptions for COVID-19 for a fee, after it was highlighted by Global News.
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Meeting with Kenney leaves mayor fearing Rocky Mountain coal mining concerns will be ignored
High River's mayor is concerned a massive public outcry over coal mining in Alberta's Rocky Mountains will be ignored — Premier Kenney said he is an "unapologetic supporter."
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Guelph city council to decide on accommodation tax that could boost tourism
A report going to city council states the four per cent charge would cost guests an extra $4-7 per night but it could generate up to $950,000 in revenue each year. 
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Union says Nova Scotia teachers feeling strain of staff shortages caused by COVID-19
The Nova Scotia Teachers Union's president said while no schools have been forced to close because of COVID-19, that doesn't mean there aren't significant teacher shortages.
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‘We didn’t get it right’: City of Vancouver to revisit new single-use cup fees
The new fees, 25 cents for a cup and 15 cents for paper bags, took effect on Jan. 1 as a way to encourage more environmentally-friendly consumer habits.
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Tech update: A new fund aims to help early-stage entrepreneurs; making sure ESG pledges are more than platitudes and other news
Graphite Ventures will be focusing on seed-stage investments for promising early-stage and scaling companies.
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Surrey RCMP detachment closed after person walked in with a grenade
Until police know whether the grenade is live or inert, it is treating the grenade as a live explosive device.
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COVID-19: 1 new death reported in Waterloo Region, lifting January’s death toll to 34
Waterloo Public Health reported one new COVID-19-related death on Thursday, lifting the death toll in the region including the 34 victims in January.
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UBC study finds evidence of greater mammal diversity in protected areas
Researchers analyzed data from more than 8,000 cameras set up in wildlife areas around the world.
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Review: 2022 Hyundai Kona N Line
Liking the Kona N’s mean looks, but looking for something a tad more sensible? The Kona N Line should fit the bill.
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The joy of clutter
Surrounding ourselves with things we love is a salve in trying times The post The joy of clutter appeared first on Macleans.ca.
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