SHA warns of risks in loosening coronavirus rules
Saskatchewan was leading the country Monday with the highest rate of active COVID-19 cases per capita.
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Montreal Island headed for budget shortfall and it's only March, suburbs say
"It’s just not realistic to expect that revenues are going to come back from 2020 to the level that has been forecasted for 2021,” says Georges Bourelle, the mayor of the de-merged town of Beaconsfield.
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Hard-hit by COVID, one Toronto neighbourhood is in ‘no man’s land’ for vaccines for seniors over 80
As city makes progress on bookings, Rexdale, which has been a hot spot, is not in catchment areas of local hospitals and so far out of luck.
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U.S. issues advice to those fully vaccinated, but no shift in Canada yet
New U.S. guidelines say people fully inoculated against COVID-19 can drop some precautions when gathering with others, but at least two provincial health ministers say existing public health advice holds for now.
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B.C. post-secondary institutions advised to prepare for full return to campus in September
Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry contacted the presidents of all public colleges and universities that a return to in-person instruction can be done safely.
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3 Calgary artists enjoy ‘phenomenal’ success after opening gallery during COVID-19 pandemic
With shows cancelled and galleries closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, some Calgary artists hope exhibiting their work will help "to keep people's spirits lifted."
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Hackergal extends to Western Canada, encourages girls to explore coding
A charity that encourages girls to explore opportunities in STEM, coding and computer science announced on International Women's Day that it's expanding across Western Canada.
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COVID-19: Drop in number of travellers to B.C. described as 'precipitous'
An economic rebound is expected in B.C. later this year and into 2022
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Conservatives to push for ‘sector-specific’ support, including airline loans, in Liberals’ upcoming budget
Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole to introduce motion for more financial support for hospitality, tourism and charitable sectors as part of Liberals’ anticipated pandemic budget.
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Some sellers, buyers ‘willing to overlook’ racism in Seuss books in the name of money, defiance or nostalgia
‘(Sellers and buyers) are likely willing to overlook the racist aspects in the name of things like nostalgia and making money,’ says Peter Darke, a professor from the Schulich School of Business. ‘If they are selling it at a surprisingly high price there’s more going on there than just trying to get rid of it.’
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Invasive mussel species enters Alberta through moss balls
"We're working on messaging right now on how we want folks to handle all of the things that moss balls might be in."
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Curfew is hard on Quebec cinemas, but they're glad to be open 
Cinemas in Quebec's red zones are struggling because of the curfew and the ban on snack sales, but they're happy to be welcoming guests back to the big screen.
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Lethbridge golfers get ready to hit the green
Some golf courses in the Lethbridge area were ready to tee off this weekend. Others are taking a little extra time, but promise an early start to the golf season.
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Provincial government under fire for lack of pay-equity law
Women in B.C. make an average of 18.6 per cent less than men, the largest pay gap in Canada
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Group calls for Quebec women's shelters to be more accessible
Steven Laperrière, RAPLIQ's general manager, said since there are no statistics in Quebec, the issue of abuse towards women in wheelchairs is a silent crisis. "Women with disabilities don't complain, for the reasons stated."
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‘Confusion of messages’ about delayed second dose risks hurting confidence in COVID-19 vaccines, MPs warned
Public health officials are confusing Canadians with different advice on delaying a second COVID-19 shot, which risks undermining confidence in vaccines, two health researchers told MPs.
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300+ patients waiting to see Saskatoon psychiatrists
A letter to Saskatoon family doctor said the system has a backlog of patients seeking referrals for mental illness. The pool system said only one nurse handles the referrals.
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Ottawa’s decade of hostile policies hurt Canada’s vaccine production, Pfizer says
Pfizer Canada delivered a bleak view of Canada’s depleted vaccine manufacturing capacity Monday, saying the company recently rejected Ottawa’s pitch to even finish off the last step in the production here on Canadian soil.
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Thompson citizens share stories of inspirational girls, women for International Women’s Day
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Vancouver developer convicted of compromising health of trees
Robert Boykiw retained David Affleck, an unqualified trimmer, to prune the trees from the Ash Street property that were extending onto the West 16th lot. Affleck earlier pleaded guilty to three counts related to the pruning of the trees and was fined $1,500.
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Actor filming in Vancouver says dogs and wife attacked by coyote in Stanley Park
Alan Tudyk, who is in town filming the series Resident Alien, took to Twitter to say an aggressive coyote grabbed one of his dogs Raisin and snapped at his wife.
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Nova Scotia Health issues warning after two Halifax-area drug overdoses
'Opioid and benzodiazepine overdoses can look similar. This is why it is important to always call 911 in the event of any overdose.'
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Tsilhqot’in National Government appeals Gibraltar Mines’ discharge into Fraser River
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Trial begins for truck driver charged in 2016 crash that killed 4 on Highway 400
"There was no reason for him to not have slowed down his tractor trailer way in advance," Crown attorney Katalin Kirec said.
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‘An inclusivity issue’: National hairstyling standards update places more emphasis on diversity
The 2019 updates to the national Red Seal Occupational Standard (RSOS) for hairstylists emphasize diversity in Canada.
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Historic mug shots offer glimpse into Vancouver's bad old days
Police book features photos, crimes, aliases, descriptions, nationality, occupation and 'criminal occupation'.
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Why does Harry and Meghan's son Archie not have a royal title?
Meghan suggested in her interview with Oprah Winfrey on Sunday that her and Prince Harry's son Archie was denied the title of prince by Buckingham Palace and that the decision was 'different from protocol.' However, a royal decree suggests Archie doesn't have the birthright to be a prince, yet.
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COVID-19 vaccines: Two B.C. nurses helping organize their retired ‘sisters’ to return to health care
Getting the word out to retired RNs and work to ensure there is a ‘one-stop-shopping’ site where nurses can go to smoothly get back into the system
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Martin Regg Cohn: Doug Ford helped create a crisis for Ontario’s universities. Now it’s up to him to save them
If Doug Ford’s Tories can find a cool $500 million for municipalities, it’s worth asking why they can’t dig deeper into their increasingly liquid treasury to help Ontario’s universities, Martin Regg Cohn writes.
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Renewable diesel boom highlights challenges in clean-energy transition
Unlike other green fuels such as biodiesel, renewable diesel can power conventional auto engines without being blended with diesel derived from crude oil
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Women’s shelters call on Quebec to make safety a priority in upcoming budget
There's pressure this International Women's Day for the Quebec government to do more to protect women from violence.
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Have your say: Do you think it is too early for Toronto to reopen non-essential businesses?
Do you think it is too early for Toronto to reopen non-essential businesses?
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Allison Hanes: Bring back kids' sports, but not so fast
Students just returned to class after March Break on Monday and many schools are on high alert waiting to see the fallout. There are legitimate fears that a week of relaxation meant relaxed attitudes toward public health measures for some Quebecers.
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What Kids Like Archie Can Learn From Rescue Hens
Meghan Markle’s pups, Guy and Pula, are both rescue dogs. The former senior royal is on record as saying they’ve been a great source of comfort this past year ― a turbulent one, to say the least, since Meghan and husband Prince Harry stepped back from their official duties, fought multiple lawsuits with tabloids media outlets, and experienced heartbreaking baby loss.During a two-hour interview with Oprah that aired Sunday, Meghan and Harry invited the former talk show host to put on “wellies” and visit their newest rescue animals ― a brood of hens. The former factory-farm birds are living their best life now in upgraded digs.  Soon enough, they’re strutting around like they own the place!Christen Shepherd, rescue hen volunteerThe young family’s little red coop is no Cluckingham Palace, but it’s fittingly humble, given the new life they’ve opted to lead. It has lots of space inside for roosting, and outside ― in a safely fenced yard ― for running around. The sign on the wall, which says “Archie’s Chick Inn, Established 2021,” is a sweet touch.While rescuing small house pets such as dogs, cats and guinea pigs, is common in North America, rescuing hens typically flies under the radar. Yet there are grassroots groups and charitable organizations on both sides of the Atlantic dedicated to giving these birds a better life after they’re no longer laying enough eggs to be considered productive on a factory farm. What’s the appeal in rescuing hens?Hen rescue not only changes the lives of the birds, children get a lot out of it too, according to Christen Shepherd. The mother of six has rescued hundreds of hens from battery farms — which confine the birds in small cages — since 2008, to rehabilitate on her Ontario hobby farm. Then, they’re adopted out to good homes, where they’ll have the chance to act like birds. She has also run a farm therapy program, bringing kids from a nearby group home in to help nurture the hens and rebuild their trust in humans. View this post on InstagramA post shared by
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Kim Kardashian Opens Up About Tabloid Body-Shaming During 1st Pregnancy
The tabloids can be vicious to pregnant bodies, a fact that Kim Kardashian knows first-hand. In a series of Instagram story posts last Friday, the media mogul and mom of four opened up about how traumatizing it was for her to endure body-shaming from the press eight years ago. After watching the documentary “Framing Britney Spears,” the 40-year-old celebrity parent said she related to the singer’s struggles. “No matter how public someone’s life may seem, no one deserves to be treated with such cruelty or judgement for entertainment,” she wrote, according to screenshots shared by People. During the reality TV star’s first pregnancy in 2013, she revealed that tabloid put-downs about her looking like a whale and jokes about her weight made her deeply upset.“I cried every single day over what was happening to my body,” wrote the Kardashian wrote, to the pressures of not looking like “what society considered a healthy pregnant person should look like.”She described not leaving her home for months because of how insecure the attention made her feel. “It really broke me.” I cried every single day over what was happening to my body.Kim KardashianKardashian had a pregnancy complication called preeclampsia, which can cause sudden swelling and organ failure. It can be fatal if untreated.This condition caused Kardashian to go into emergency labour and give birth to North six weeks early. She talked about her health problems with preeclampsia in a video last December, revealing that her placenta didn’t exit her body. View this post on InstagramA post shared by Kim Kardashian West (@kimkardashian)She developed preeclampsia again while carrying Saint. After five operations and following advice from her doctors, Kardashian went with surrogates for her youngest children.  View this post on InstagramA post shared by Kim Kardashian West (@kimkardashian)While the mom was able to bounce back from the public ridicule she endured at the time, she ended her Instagram story posts with a call for people to be more understanding of others.“You just never fully know what someone is going through behind the scenes and I’ve learned through my own experiences that it’s always better to lead with kindness,” she said.It’s a very mature take, one that shows how she may have grown from her early years in the spotlight. As one Twitter user pointed out with a clip from “E! True Hollywood Spotlight,” the Kardashian had once used the intense media scrutiny on Britney Spears to her advantage and pretended to be the pop star’s friend. Interesting take @KimKardashian. I guess you forgot about this pic.twitter.com/F2eP2AQ6W5https://t.co/jh0kSV6Kvj— cody (@codyspearz) March 6, 2021Kardashian’s media savvy is undeniable, but the reality star’s candid Instagram story suggests no one is immune to how hurtful tabloids can be.  Also on HuffPost:MORE ON PARENTSGabrielle Union, Stepdaughter Bond Over ‘10 Things I Hate About You'Meghan Markle Opens Up About Her Dad's 'Betrayal'Pandemic Baby Bust On The Way For Canada
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