5 songs you must hear this week: 19 April 2021
This week's selecting includes everything from an updated Big Mama Thorton cover to a couple of songs warning us that we're all gonna die.
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Nova Scotia reports 2 elementary school-related cases of COVID-19 in Halifax region
The province says these schools will remain closed to students until Thursday while a deep cleaning and contact tracing takes place. 
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Derek Chauvin trial: Closing arguments on George Floyd’s death set to begin
Attorneys in the trial of a former Minneapolis police officer charged with killing George Floyd are set to make their closing arguments Monday.
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India’s capital to go into lockdown as coronavirus cases soar
According to India’s health ministry on Monday, Delhi reported 25,462 cases and 161 deaths in the past 24 hours.
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NASA's Mars Ingenuity helicopter achieves first powered, controlled flight on another planet
NASA's experimental Mars helicopter Ingenuity has achieved the first powered, controlled flight on another planet.
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Canada expecting 1M Pfizer vaccine doses this week after Moderna delays shipment
Canada will have to wait a little longer for a promised influx of COVID-19 vaccines.
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AutoCanada is on a roll, while Aphria shareholders have had a bumpy ride — here are this week’s winners and losers
Stock surges and setbacks for the week ending April 16, 2021.
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5 things to know for Monday, April 19, 2021
Canada has now administered at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to 28.72 per cent of the country's eligible population.
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Liberals to release federal budget Monday, with focus on post-COVID-19 economy
The Liberals' first budget in two years is expected to outline the government's plans for a national child-care system, including what strings will be attached to any spending.
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Boucher, Dort deliver big performances as Toronto Raptors edge Thunder
Boucher had 31 points and 11 rebounds, and the Toronto Raptors extended Oklahoma City's season-worst losing streak to 10 games, beating the Thunder 112-106 on Sunday night.
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Toronto Maple Leafs hoping knee injury to Zach Hyman not ‘too serious’ following collision
Hyman left Sunday's game against the Vancouver Canucks with a knee injury in the second period and did not return. Toronto went on to lose 3-2 in overtime.
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Ontario students return to virtual classrooms due to surging COVID-19 cases
The Ontario government announced the move to remote learning early last week as it dealt with a surge in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations.
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Canadiens at Oilers: Five things you should know
This is the sixth of nine games between the teams this season.
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New police task force begins work on gun activity in London, Ont.
In the first week of the Crime Gun Task Force's arrests, members seized three firearms and two weapon components during home searches in London.
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I dread my bullying sister’s post-COVID visit with her husband and dog. Ask Ellie
You have choices with a bullying sister, writes advice columnist Ellie. Cut her off completely, or decide whatever relationship you’ll allow with her. Focus only on your own well-being during limited occasions of being together so you can put the past behind you.
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Save the environment and save money. Here’s how
Being smarter about buying, travelling and even eating can pay off for you and the planet, writes Lesley-Anne Scorgie.
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What a mess Erin O’Toole has made on carbon pricing
‘Conservative leader Erin O’Toole has managed to come up with a policy that risks offending his base while falling far short for those who care about fighting climate change.’
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Heather Mallick: Digital manipulation of genocidal photos shows that seeing is no longer believing
Vice ran colourized photos from the Khmer Rouge’s brutal Security Prison 21. The pictures were altered so that the victims were smiling, among other changes. Vice eventually pulled the photos, but readers fell for it. Why wouldn’t they?
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Google and Facebook are a new threat, and Canada needs new weapons to fight back
The challenge that Canada faces from Google and Facebook is not just the latest battle in an ongoing ‘Cancon’ war. And it’s not about protecting Canada from a U.S. cultural onslaught. It’s about protecting democracy itself. Because it is the lifeblood of democracy — local news — that is under attack from the web giants’ practices.
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‘Buy now, pay later’ programs are making inroads in Canada — but there are some risks
New services such as Afterpay allow a consumer to pay for a purchase in a small number of instalments, often without being charged interest. But be careful not to get in over your head.
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Why LSD is poised for a comeback as treatment for substance abuse, anxiety and depression
You may have heard of 4/20, but what about 4/19? (Hint: it commemorates the first intentional acid trip by Albert Hofmann in 1943.)
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We’re in a biodiversity crisis. What we plant and how we alter landscapes matter
Lawns are the ecological equivalent of dead zones for wildlife. Think of the native bees searching for nectar and pollen, only to encounter neighbourhoods of manicured lawns. Because the foraging range for wild bees is small — from 500 metres to roughly 1.5 km — what we plant makes a huge difference to local pollinators.
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Ontario school fundraising, extracurriculars hit hard by COVID-19, report finds
A survey by research and advocacy group People for Education found that schools on average raised thousands of dollars less in 2020-21 than in the year prior. Much of the money they did raise went to support families’ essential needs, as extracurricular activities were scaled back or eliminated.
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Today’s coronavirus news: Ontario students return to virtual classrooms Monday; Checkpoints will be set up at interprovincial border crossings; Liberals to release federal budget
Meanwhile: Premier Doug Ford’s government denied it is moving to shut down the legislature at Queen’s Park this week as critics and experts call for strengthened protections from COVID-19.
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Jailed Navalny to be moved to a hospital in another prison
The Russian state penitentiary service said Monday a decision has been made to transfer imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who is in the third week of a hunger strike, to a hospital.
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Federal government expecting 1M vaccine doses this week after Moderna delays delivery
The federal government says it expects about 1 million shots of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to arrive this week, as the two pharmaceutical firms continue delivering doses on a regular schedule.
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