Kingston post-secondary institutions promise discipline for students breaking COVID-19 laws

Kingston's medical officer of health is urging Queen's University and St. Lawrence College to implement sanctions for students ignoring COVID-19 rules.
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Orillia, Ont., to receive funding from feds for transit
The money will go toward replacing some buses, a new transit terminal and shelters, a smart pay system, and security cameras and bike racks on buses.
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University of Waterloo to continue with distance learning in winter semester
The University of Waterloo will join Wilfrid Laurier University in continuing to hold classes online during the winter semester.
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Atlantic Canada airports estimate 92 per cent drop in summer travel
Air travel in the region was down 92 per cent year-over-year from April to the end of August in comparison to 2019.
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September 26 – 630 CHED Santas Anonymous
630 CHED Santas Anonymous will be on Talk To The Experts this weekend!
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Notorious Nova Scotia drunk driver handed 15-year prison sentence
Terry Lee Naugle had previously pleaded guilty to eight counts in connection with three separate incidents in which he was caught driving while impaired.
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Quebec tries to lure retired teachers back into short-staffed schools
Anyone who accepts the offer will immediately be paid at the same rate as when they left the system, and their pension won't be affected.
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Canada 'at a crossroads': Latest modelling shows cases of COVID-19 set to climb
The latest federal modelling on the COVID-19 pandemic shows that in the short-term, Canada's epidemic is set to keep growing, predicting up to 155,795 total cases and 9,300 deaths by Oct. 2.
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Nova Scotia coastline expected to get 10-metre waves from hurricane Teddy
Two peaks of the storm are expected Tuesday evening and Wednesday late morning.
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West Nile virus found in Sifton Bog for first time in 2 years: MLHU
The Middlesex London Health Unit (MLHU) is warning residents to be mindful of bug bites after mosquitos in Sifton Bog tested positive for West Nile virus.
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Pile of recycling catches fire at Edmonton Waste Management Centre
Fire crews were called to battle a blaze at the Edmonton Waste Management Centre on Tuesday morning. 
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Doug Ford’s Sept. 22 Ontario COVID-19 update: Live video
The premier addresses the province as it reports 478 new cases of the coronavirus The post Doug Ford’s Sept. 22 Ontario COVID-19 update: Live video appeared first on Macleans.ca.
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IATA calls for COVID-19 testing at airports, says quarantine 'killing' industry
About 83% of air travellers from 11 countries said in an IATA poll they wouldn’t fly if there was a chance of being quarantined at destination.
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Erin O'Toole's wife tests positive for COVID-19
Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole's wife Rebecca has tested positive for COVID-19 after her husband revealed he had tested positive for the virus last Friday.
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Prince Andrew was 'sex addict' who bedded women found for him by Epstein, new book claims
Prince Andrew has no limits in the bedroom, according to one alleged former fling who outlines her claims in a new book from Canadian author Ian Halperin. Set to hit the Kindle Store on Thursday, ‘Sex, Lies And Dirty Money By The World’s Powerful Elite’ features testimonies from several women who say they were intimate with the prince, the Amazon synopsis for the book reads. “Most women painted Andrew as a perfect gent and said it was consensual,” Halperin told the New York Post’s Page Six . “One woman said he was a very daring lover: there were no limits to where he would go in bed.” The woman added she left disappointed because she never heard from the prince again after their encounter. Halperin, Page Six reports, spoke to at least a dozen women for his project. All said they had sexual relations with Andrew, he says, and some said they were introduced via the pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, who killed himself in a Manhattan jail cell last year. Sources close to Prince Andrew, the Daily Mail reports, have denied the truth of the allegations in the book, calling them “sensationalized” claims by women who refused to put their names to their stories. According to one woman who spoke to Halperin for the book, Prince Andrew developed a sex addiction and felt special, she said, being able to have attractive women in his room. “He compared his relationship with his brother … to William and Harry,” Halperin said. “William is looked at as royal material, just like (Prince) Charles, whereas he and Harry were the bad boys.” Halperin says that all through his investigations and interviews, he never found evidence that Prince Andrew was involved with underage girls, but said he expects the FBI to investigate Andrew due to his ties with Epstein. The prince has denied all allegations that he slept with anyone underage and that he was ever aware of any illicit activity by Epstein, saying their friendship was strictly business-focused. Andrew has been pressured to speak with U.S. authorities for months, but is yet to comply. Halperin, though, claims there is no doubt that Epstein provided women to the prince, and that’s why they were friends. “He had an obsession with redheads, and Epstein would have his scouts combing the streets for the most beautiful redheads before they met,” he told Page Six. Halperin alleges that Epstein had information on Andrew, and may have been prepared to use it against him. The two last met in 2011, he says, when the prince had to beg the financier to keep such information private. “If Epstein had a prince on his knees, imagine the power he had over others,” Halperin told Page Six. Halperin, born in Montreal, is an investigative journalist who’s book ‘Unmasked: The Final Years of Michael Jackson,’ became a #1 New York Times best-seller in 2009.
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Operation Clear Track going virtual this year for Rail Safety Week
Operation Clear Track, which happens annually during Rail Safety Week, aims to reduce the number of railway crossings and trespassing incidents in Canada and the U.S.
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Mask-wearing mandatory by Oct. 1 at Service New Brunswick centres
The province said Tuesday the mask-wearing order for Service New Brunswick centres will permit authorities to allow more people indoors at the same time.
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Rick Zamperin: Barring a disaster, Blue Jays are going to the MLB playoffs
Entering their game against the New York Yankees Tuesday night in Buffalo, the Toronto Blue Jays' magic number to clinch the American League's second wild-card playoff spot is three.
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Kingston city council to rethink municipal priorities due to COVID-19
Kingston city councillors will hold a special meeting this week with a mix of good and bad news in their ongoing budget battle against COVID-19.
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September 26 – Living Sounds Hearing Centre
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Popup schools: Marguerite-Bourgeoys procures two pre-fab 'nomad' units
Their design — 12 classrooms, a multi-purpose room and an office — provides an environment that more closely matches that of a conventional school.
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Tuesday marks the fall equinox. But what is it and how does it work? A planetary scientist explains
This year’s autumnal equinox will occur on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. Eastern time, ushering in the winds of change, the cool temperatures of fall, and shorter days for everyone in the Northern Hemisphere — about 90 per cent of Earth’s population, according to Business Insider . The Southern Hemisphere experiences the opposite: spring’s hopeful beginnings and burgeoning warm weather. The equinox occurs each March and September, when both halves of the Earth experience nearly 12 hours of sunlight and 12 hours of darkness. On those days, Earth is angled in such a way as to receive a full face of sun. Both solstices — when the shortest and longest days of the year occur in the Northern and South Hemispheres — and equinoxes occur because of the axial tilt of the Earth, which is the degree of the planet’s tilt according to its North and South Poles relative to the sun. Dr. James O’Donoghue, a planetary scientist at the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, recently posted an animation to explain how Earth’s angle and orbit creates the conditions for both equinoxes and solstices. It's Equinox in 1 hour! 22 Sep 2020, 13:30 UTC. Today everywhere has an almost** equal day and night length of 12 hours, while sunlight is at max intensity on the equator. Earth has seasons because of its axial tilt, which leads to day/night length changes throughout the year pic.twitter.com/L3pxQNFYnK— Dr James O'Donoghue (@physicsJ) September 22, 2020 The axis of the Earth — imagine a narrow column running from the North to the South Poles — isn’t exactly straight up and down. It’s about 23.5 degrees off, so different parts of the Earth get exposed to sunlight as the planet rotates around the sun. It’s why we have seasons and also why the Northern and Southern Hemispheres experience seasons at opposite times. As the Earth orbits the sun it also rotates on its own axis, keeping its heating relatively even. Imagine the slow turn of an enormous rotisserie chicken and you’ve got the general idea. The effects of the Earth’s axial tilt are most dramatic during the solstices, the two days of the year when one side of the planet is tilted farthest away from the sun and the other side is tilted towards the sun. On December 21, the winter solstice, the Northern Hemisphere has its shortest day of the year, receiving less than nine hours of sunlight, while the Southern Hemisphere has its longest, receiving more than 15 hours in the sun. In 2020, the summer solstice arrived on June 20, a day earlier thanks to the leap year calendar, heralding the start of summer and giving the Northern Hemisphere its longest day of the year while the Southern Hemisphere experienced its shortest. O’Donoghue explained on Twitter that during this day, “sunlight is most intense as it only has to pass through a short column of atmosphere.” That’s also why we have summer. It's Summer Solstice 20 June, 2020 at 21:44 UTC. The northern hemisphere is now exposed to sunlight for the longest duration *per day* and sunlight is most intense as it only has to pass through a short column of atmosphere – that's why it's hot! All thanks to Earth's axial tilt. pic.twitter.com/FVqQVRLUUf— Dr James O'Donoghue (@physicsJ) June 20, 2020 So the two times of the year when the Earth’s axis isn’t tilting strongly one way or the other, when it’s showing relatively “equal” amounts of planet toward and away from the sun, are the equinoxes. Both sides experience an equal 12 hours of day and night. If you happened to stand directly on the equator at 9:30 a.m. Eastern time on Tuesday, for a brief moment your shadow would look fairly unusual — at its absolute minimum, in fact — but the shadowless effect would be lost quickly thanks to our rotation around the sun at 66,600 mph. You might also be interested in… Jordan Peterson’s year of ‘absolute hell’: Professor forced to retreat from public life because of addiction If North Korea’s Kim Jong Un dies, who will be his successor? ‘Everybody will love it’: A four-day work week could help rebuild Canada’s economy post-COVID-19, experts say
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3 active cases of COVID-19 remain in New Brunswick as of Tuesday
No new cases were reported.
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'Unfathomable': U.S. death toll from coronavirus hits 200,000
The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus topped 200,000 Tuesday, a figure unimaginable eight months ago when the scourge first reached the world's richest nation with its sparkling laboratories, top-flight scientists and stockpiles of medicines and emergency supplies.
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Both sexes are equally confined, but COVID-19 sees women do more household chores: study
COVID-19 confinement means more household chores and time with the kids. But despite both sexes being equally isolated, it looks like the lion’s share of the domestic duties are being handed to women, according to a newly-published study in the journal Gender, Work & Organization. With mass closures of schools and child-care facilities as a result of the pandemic, caregiving responsibilities have drastically expanded in households with parents who continue to work. As that has happened, mothers’ actual working hours — among those still gainfully employed — have dropped drastically compared to those of fathers. Researchers examined data gleaned from the U.S. Current Population Survey to compare the fluctuations and changes in working hours for mothers and fathers in heterosexual households. The data was gleaned from February to the end of April 2020, the period just before widespread U.S. outbreaks of the virus, and its first peak. The numbers revealed that among parents of young children, mothers had reduced their working hours between four and five times more than fathers during the period studied — increasing the pre-existing gender gap in work hours by another 20 to 50 per cent. “These findings indicate yet another negative consequence of the COVID‐19 pandemic, highlighting the challenges it poses to women’s work hours and employment,” the researchers write. “This is especially true for those with primary school‐age or younger children in the home for whom caregiving and homeschooling demands are most intense.” Ontario Premier Doug Ford to reveal fall COVID-19 plan as daily cases mount to 478 and three new deaths With CERB winding down, Ottawa starts tinkering with an engine of the economic recovery Researchers note that although the rise in telecommuting may have protected many mothers from “more extensive” job losses, mothers with children aged one to five reported significant work time reductions. This is despite the fact that the sample included couples where both parents telecommute and face similar working conditions. “Our results indicate that mothers’ employment is disproportionately affected relative to fathers’,” researchers write. “It is beyond the scope of this article to identify whether mothers’ work‐hour reductions are a consequence of their assuming a larger share of the domestic work… employers’ greater time demands on fathers than mothers, or whether in times of crisis families tend to revert to more traditional gender roles in the household division of labour. What is clear from robust government‐collected data is that the pandemic is driving mothers to scale back employment,” they add. While the study says long-term effects of the discrepancies between the sexes are as yet unknown, the authors suggest that employers can contribute towards turning the workforce into a more even playing field for both sexes. “To avoid long‐term losses in women’s labour force participation, employers should offer flexibility to keep mothers attached to employment, including allowing employees to work shorter hours,” the study concludes. “Further, fathers should be encouraged to provide more hours of care for their children, which may mean sacrificing paid work hours to do so. “Given the long‐term economic rewards associated with paid work, this article identifies one mechanism through which the pandemic is exacerbating gender inequalities.” You might also be interested in… Jordan Peterson’s year of ‘absolute hell’: Professor forced to retreat from public life because of addiction If North Korea’s Kim Jong Un dies, who will be his successor? ‘Everybody will love it’: A four-day work week could help rebuild Canada’s economy post-COVID-19, experts say
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29 more coronavirus cases reported in Waterloo Region, most since early May
The last time the region saw this many new cases was on May 5.
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Quebec's pandemic messaging is a 'tower of Babel,' opposition charges
The three main opposition parties took turns saying it's easy to see why Quebecers are mixed up about the rules: Quebec keeps changing them.
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Union reaches tentative deal with Ford with nearly $2B in electric vehicle contracts
Workers had previously voted to support a strike if a deal could not be reached by that deadline, with the future of the Oakville, Ont. plant potentially on the line.
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200,000 dead, and still no plan to end America’s coronavirus crisis
As the U.S. hits a tragic new milestone in coronavirus fatalities, experts warn the country may be on track to hit 400,000 deaths by the end of the year.
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High school students at Catholic schools in Simcoe, Muskoka no longer allowed to leave for lunch
The school board's interim education director said many students who are going out for lunch are gathering in close proximity to one another without masks.
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Cancer mortality to rise in coming years because of pandemic: expert
"There are still a lot of patients who have not yet been diagnosed and that we don't know of," said cancer specialist Martin A. Champagne.
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Jerry Harris to remain in custody after arrest on child pornography charge
Breakout star of the Emmy-winning Netflix series “Cheer” who was arrested last week and charged with producing child pornography, will remain in custody, a court decided on Monday.
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It’s time for Ontario to get behind virtual health care — for good
COVID-19 has changed our world and we have an opportunity to do now what we failed to do in the wake of SARS. Our government can choose to move forward and make virtual care a fixture in our post-pandemic future by making fair telemedicine billing codes available to all Ontario physicians, permanently.
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High schools pivot to virtual open houses as COVID-19 cases increase
Families can watch as many open houses as they want from the comfort of their living room.
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Six O’Clock Solution: Middle Eastern dishes made easy by Sabrina Ghayour
This recipe for pomegranate molasses and honey-glazed meatballs is among more than 100 in the Tehran-born, London-based chef's book Simply: Easy Everyday Dishes.
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Ralph Lauren to cut jobs amid accelerated e-commerce push
The restructuring comes as Ralph Lauren struggles to cope with economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic like most clothing retailers, with sales dwindling over the past two quarters.
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Study on patients with kidney stones could lead to more personalized care: London researchers
'We hope this will be the first step towards personalized care, ultimately leading to fewer stent-associated infections.'
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Quebec sees 489 new coronavirus cases as hospitalizations jump by 20
Quebec reported 489 new cases of COVID-19. The total is 68,617.
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Global BC celebrates 60 years: Viral video moments from our history
As we celebrate 60 years of being on the air and in your community, we had a look back at some of the most viral moments.
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Active COVID-19 school-related cases in Ontario jump by 51
In its latest data released Tuesday morning, the province reported that 26 more students were infected for a total of 59. There were seven more staff members infected for a total of 33 and 18 more individuals for a total of 49.
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