VIDO, Global Nexus teaming up to fight COVID-19, future pandemics
USask and McMaster are partnering to accelerate vaccine and drug development, human and animal clinical trials and create new diagnostic tools.
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Joyce Echaquan’s death prompts Lanaudière health authority to hire Indigenous staff
Joyce Echaquan, a 37-year-old Atikamekw woman, died in hospital last September after she filmed staff making derogatory comments about her.
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COVID-19: 3 new cases in Kawartha Lakes include Caressant Care McLaughlin staffer
There was a total of five new COVID-19 cases reported in the region Thursday, including a staff case at a Lindsay long-term care still battling a deadly outbreak.
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Temporary fixes, outdated policies leave some First Nations without safe drinking water: AG
The report states that, in some cases, Indigenous Service Canada provided temporary measures to lift long-term advisories but long-term solutions will take years to be complete. 
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Indigenous peoples to be better served by Lanaudière health authority, government says
Barbir said the two employees involved in Echaquan's video had since quit and the hospital's chief of emergency services had also left "on her own."
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Nova Scotia reports 8 new COVID-19 cases, 27 active cases
'I encourage you, even if you don’t have symptoms, to book an appointment at one of the primary assessment centres or drop into a pop-up testing site.'
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Canada Child Benefit program sees hiccups around outdated info, 'female presumption': AG
The Canada Child Benefit is running smoothly, says federal auditor general Karen Hogan, aside from a few administrative deficiencies that impact eligibility for the support.
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New Brunswick reports single COVID-19 case Thursday
The case is located in Zone 4, which is in the Edmundston region.
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Coronavirus: Ottawa adds 62 COVID-19 cases as hospitals near capacity
Ottawa Public Health reported 62 new COVID-19 cases and two deaths related to the novel coronavirus on Thursday as the city's hospital beds continue to fill up.
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Until major deficiencies fixed, First Nations communities won't have reliable drinking water: AG
Until the federal government addresses several underlying deficiencies with the water systems and implements regulatory standards, First Nations communities in Canada will continue to not have reliable access to clean drinking water, according to the auditor general.
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Mandatory masks for elementary students in Quebec red zones will ‘lower risk’ of COVID-19 outbreaks
Dr. Horacio Arruda, director of Quebec public health, described the measure as 'preventive' to protect students, teachers and the community in hard-hit regions.
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5 things to know about Detroit Stories by Alice Cooper
A classic rock legend stages a late career comeback with gritty recording honouring his home town.
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Fab Five: Embrace these all-in-one outfits
Jumpsuits for any and every occasion
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Brighton man charged with impaired driving after vehicle found in ditch: OPP
Officers responded to a report of a vehicle in the ditch just east of Brighton.
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Fact or Fiction: Has the public rushed into double masking?
Canadian experts say a single CDC study may have caused many to rush into double masking without weighing the risks.
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Manitoba’s top doctor to discuss coronavirus public health orders
Dr. Brent Roussin has scheduled a press conference for 2:30 p.m. Thursday to talk about 'public engagement on COVID-19 public health orders.'
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Moderna’s vaccine deals top $23 billion as medical chief exits
Medical boss departing as CEO declares COVID-19 works ‘just the beginning.’
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As more and more cannabis stores open, some ask: How many can stay in business?
Ontario has lagged far behind other provinces in opening cannabis retail stores. That is, until recently. Regulators in that province are now issuing 30 new authorizations a week. The pace of openings raises questions journalist Patrick Cain explores on CTVNews.ca: How many legal weed stores can Canadian customers actually keep in business?
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Nova Scotia committee hears housing crisis isn’t just a Halifax issue
Witnesses who appeared before the standing committee on natural resources and economic development were unanimous: affordable housing needs to be addressed across Nova Scotia.
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Lionel Desmond Inquiry: psychologist describes former soldier’s marital difficulties
A former Canadian soldier who killed three family members and himself in 2017 complained about repeated head injuries soon after he left the military in 2015, an inquiry heard.
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Advocates announce day of action for affordable internet, as Supreme Court delivers defeat to Bell Canada
Supreme Court confirms legal victory for independent ISPs and rejects Bell’s appeal of CRTC’s wholesale rate slash, but more delays are expected all the same.
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CAQ is accused of failing parents on kindergarten for 4-year-olds
Flagship pledge during election campaign was just an empty promise, says Liberal education critic.
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Caisse chief pledges 'complete and public' disclosure of all REM cost overruns
Work on the Montreal-area light-rail project, expected to cost about $6.3 billion, was halted for six weeks last spring as the pandemic escalated.
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Two more OPP officers charged in GTA tow truck corruption investigation
A half dozen GTA police officers have been criminally charged this year with corruption regarding the towing industry.
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From a Trinidadian childhood in the rainforest to, hours later, a new home in a Northern Ontario blizzard: Antonio Michael Downing’s powerful new book ‘Saga Boy’
In his new memoir, the shape-shifting punk rapper and performer explores storytelling, memory and home. ‘Home is an idea. The feeling’s not attached to place or people or specifics.’
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Okanagan weather: Warm finish to February
Warm weather returns to the Okanagan weather forecast for the final weekend of February before mixed precipitation returns to start March.
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Community of Liverpool, N.S., raises thousands for new fully accessible play place
The play place will come fully equipped with features that include wheelchair-accessible sandboxes and picnic tables, dual-facing swings, as well as audio and brail components.
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Federal, provincial governments invest $5.6 million in Hamilton’s cultural sector
A new 75,000-square-foot, all-seasons building at the fairgrounds will allow the Ancaster Agricultural Society to host larger agricultural events.
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Ford government proposes election laws reform to limit 3rd party advertising
A bill with proposed amendments was introduced today in the legislature, and if it becomes law, will go into effect before the next provincial election.
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Ontario law would restrict election spending by lobbyists, double donation limits for individuals
The Progressive Conservative government is proposing major campaign finance changes, doubling the annual donation cap to $3,300, extending per-vote subsidies for political parties, and limiting the spending of third-party lobby groups.
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Some Travellers Skipping Mandatory Hotel Quarantine For $880 Fine
Several international travellers arriving at Toronto Pearson International Airport in Mississauga, Ont., have refused to comply with a new rule requiring a three-day hotel quarantine, local police said Wednesday.Peel Regional Police said that while most cases were resolved after conversations with officers, some people refused to follow the rules that took effect this week and were fined $880 under Ontario regulations.Police said they will not detain anyone for breaking the hotel quarantine rule unless there are aggravating circumstances involved, such as a criminal offence.They added that the Public Health Agency of Canada would be responsible for any further potential fines under the Quarantine Act, which states that anyone arriving in Canada must stay in an isolation hotel for three nights. Travellers may only leave after a negative COVID-19 test, but are expected to self-isolate for a total of 14 days.The Public Health Agency of Canada said Wednesday that it was “aware of the situation” and looking into it.“Travellers are legally obligated to follow the instructions of a Screening Officer or Quarantine Officer through the 14-day period, whether in regards to testing, transit to locations, their mandatory hotel stopover or during quarantine at home or other suitable location,” it said.“If they do not follow the instructions, there are penalties including a maximum fine of up to $750,000 or imprisonment for six months.”Dr. Lawrence Loh, Peel Region’s medical officer of health, said Wednesday that the quarantine measures are in place to protect the public.“It’s unfortunate ... that this might be occurring,” said Loh. “Please remember that it’s a disease that spreads from person to person and it takes all of us to do our part.”Patrick Brown, the mayor of Brampton, Ont., just north of the airport, said that people who choose to ignore the regulations are being selfish.“By not being mindful that you can bring dangerous variants into the country, you’re being selfish to your neighbours, to your city,” said Brown. “I hope that people do abide by the new stricter guidelines.”Meanwhile, RCMP in Vancouver, which has another international airport where travellers can land, said they had no reports of people not complying with the new rules.Federal officials have said that staying in a government-approved isolation hotel could cost up to $2,000 for the three-night stay. Rates at some of those hotels, however, indicate that the stay could cost far less.Watch: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on the new travel measures meant to “keep Canadians safe.” Story continues below. The hotel stays, which must be paid for by the travellers, are among a series of measures that came into effect on Monday to limit the spread of COVID-19 and more contagious variants of the virus.Most incoming air travellers will need to get tested for the virus upon arrival and again toward the end of their mandatory 14-day quarantine.Travellers arriving at land borders will be given self-swab kits, and testing will be provided on-site at five high-volume border crossings.The new rules are in addition to previous orders that require a negative test result within 72 hours of arrival. Travellers will need to complete a second test on Day 10 of their self-isolation period.Prime Minister Trudeau has said the tighter border controls are meant to keep everyone safe.With files from Denise Paglinawan.This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 24, 2021. RELATEDCanada’s Quarantine Hotels For Travellers, ExplainedMandatory Hotel Quarantine Now In Effect For Most Travellers To CanadaTighter Border Controls For Travellers To Kick In On Feb. 22: PMSnowbirds Want Exemption From Canada's Latest Travel RulesMost Canadians Would Support Ban On International Travel, Poll Suggests
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Guelph Humane Society schedules move to new facility
The new 18,000-square-foot space is replacing the facility the Humane Society has outgrown after half a century on Wellington Street.
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Workers at Canada’s cyber defence agency vote to go on strike
Some 2,400 cyber defence employees at the Communications Security Establishment voted to strike over wages at a time when cyber attacks against Canadian businesses and citizens are on the rise.
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