COVID-19 expenses the bulk of EMSB’s record $15 M deficit

The English Montreal School board is forecasting a record $15-million deficit for the current school year.
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Mass vaccination plan for Whistler unveiled
Eligible residents between the ages of 18 and 54 can receive a jab at the Whistler Conference Centre. Bookings can be made online starting at 1 p.m. Sunday.
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Nova Scotia student suspended after posting photo online says she’s back in class
A student suspended for bringing attention to someone wearing a shirt at her school that she found offensive, says the disciplinary penalty has since been revoked.
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Pfizer to seek Health Canada approval for COVID-19 vaccine use in kids 12-15 within weeks
In an email to Global News on Sunday, a spokesperson for Health Canada confirmed the agency had "not yet received a submission for this."
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Province to conduct homeless count in Penticton, B.C., on April 20
The ministry said the results can inform the development of supports and services that will best help people in need.
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Uncertainty reigns about spring reopening of performing arts venues
Depending on the spread of COVID-19, performing arts groups in B.C. are ready to start mounting small-scale productions this spring.
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Three banned from fishing, holding licences in Canada after overfishing violations in B.C.
One fishery officer said it was the most significant sport fish violation he’s seen in more than 20 Years.
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Jack Todd: Caufield can't save the Habs this season, so leave him in Laval
The Canadiens are going nowhere, so the only thing that matters is what is best for Cole Caufield. There should be no other considerations.
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More volcanic eruptions on Caribbean island of St. Vincent
Conditions worsened on Sunday at a volcano on the eastern Caribbean island of St. Vincent as loud rumbling, lightning and heavy ashfall were observed and residents reported power cuts.
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London and Middlesex adds 126 new COVID-19 cases Sunday, 91 recoveries
Sunday marks the fifth day in a row the London and Middlesex region has recorded a single-day COVID-19 case jump in the triple digits.
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Canada is outpacing U.S. for new COVID-19 cases per capita
Daily new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Canada have skyrocketed amid the third wave of the pandemic and have now outpaced the United States per capita.
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11-year-old child dies following Mt. Seymour ski accident
The BC Coroners Service has taken over the investigation.
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More variant exposures, 112 new cases of COVID-19 Sunday
Public health officials say there are no new deaths today, however multiple exposure of the B.1.1.7 variant on separate Winnipeg Transit routes.
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Chinese COVID-19 vaccines don’t have ‘high protection rate’: official
Health experts say Chinese vaccines are unlikely to be sold to the United States, Western Europe and Japan due to the complexity of the approval process.
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Manitoba NDP push for bill ensuring more transparency, quicker reporting of drug overdose deaths
"At this point we don't have the data for 2021, we know up until October of 2020 that there were 259 fatalities due to overdoses."
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Child, 11, dies following ski accident on Mt. Seymour
The B.C. Coroners Service is investigating
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Sun Run: Education charity's five teams reach from Ontario to Kenya
Teams are an integral part of the Sun Run — for motivation, community spirit, and raising money and awareness for causes and organizations. This year, by virtue of its virtuality, the Sun Run is picking up teams even in far-flung places. For the 2021 Vancouver Sun Run Virtual Race, one charity on its own has […]
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Pandemic has changed animal health care after run of people getting pets
There too many dogs to help and too many families overwhelmed, trainer says of puppy pandemic
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They will miss the party, but seniors finding motivation to do this year's Virtual Race anyway
Although they are happy that the run is back after last year’s cancellation, many seem to miss the social aspect the most.
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Canadiens put Victor Mete on waivers, acquire Jon Merrill from Wings
GM Marc Bergevin sends a fifth-round pick at this year's NHL Draft and forward Hayden Verbeek to Detroit in exchange for veteran defenceman.
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From 10k to 21k, going ‘the magical distance’
The Vancouver Sun Run is the perfect entry-point not just for those who want to start getting in shape, but for those who want to take their running to the next level, says the Running Room’s John Stanton.
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COVID-19: Latest developments in the Greater Toronto Area on April 11
Here are the latest developments on the COVID-19 pandemic in the Greater Toronto Area for Sunday.
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Virtual vigil planned in Penticton, B.C. to mark 5 year anniversary of overdose crisis
Activists are organizing a virtual vigil in Penticton, B.C., on Wednesday to mark five years since B.C. declared a public health emergency due to rising overdose deaths.
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Incoming Spring storm is a welcomed surprise for Manitoba farmers
A brief return to Winter is expected early this week as Southern Manitoba is forecasted to receive 10-25 centimetres of snow. Most of the snow will likely melt on arrival.
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COVID-19: Man fired after not wearing mask for 'religious reasons' has human rights complaint dismissed
Human Rights Tribunal said his objection to wearing a mask had more to do with opinion that masks failed to stop transmission of COVID-19.
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Canada readjusts COVID-19 vaccine rollout to target frontline workers
Initially, Canada prioritized long-term care residents and staff for the vaccines, as well as the elderly, health workers, residents of remote communities and Indigenous people.
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Early morning fire stops traffic in Winnipeg’s west end
Winnipeg fire crews have been on scene of a blaze in Winnipeg's west end since 6:30 a.m. after a store caught on fire.
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DNA kit key to finding relatives of Canadian soldier who fathered Coquitlam woman's mom
Daisy Barassi's mom grew up knowing next to nothing about her father, until Barassi found her mom's three half-sisters
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Parents look for spring break activities during Ontario’s stay-at-home order
The latest stay-at-home order, which took effect on Thursday, is set to be in place for four weeks as the province grapples with a third wave of COVID-19 infections.
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John Horgan's NDP to bring in throne speech in B.C., Opposition wants coherent plan
NDP house leader Mike Farnworth said the throne speech will focus on getting B.C. through and beyond the pandemic.
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