World Mental Health Day: COVID-19 has led to increase in psychological symptoms and people seeking help

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Bill introduced to overhaul B.C. forestry
British Columbia's forests minister has introduced a bill to amend the Forest and Range Practices Act in what she says will "reshape" forest management in the province.
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‘Incredibly tragic’: 1 person dead in Vernon, B.C. house fire
The fatal house fire occurred in the 6900-block of Okanagan Landing Road in Vernon late Tuesday night.
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Aeon Group says film district near Hamilton’s West Harbour is still ‘viable’ despite challenges
Over the next several months, Aeon says it will host workshops and consultations with neighbours and stakeholders.
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‘No middle ground’: How children’s COVID-19 vaccination is polarizing parents
Difference in opinions between separated and divorced parents about vaccinating children is rare, but the questioning during COVID-19 has taken on a new level, experts say.
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Alberta ICU numbers hold steady as province surpasses 3,000 COVID-19 deaths
The number of people in Alberta ICUs remained fairly steady Tuesday into Wednesday as the province continued to grapple with the fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Winnipeg Jets assign Cole Perfetti to the Manitoba Moose
Cole Perfetti will get a chance to play in a home opener in Winnipeg. But it will be Friday night vs. Grand Rapids after being assigned by the Winnipeg Jets to the Manitoba Moose.
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Ducharme juggles Canadiens' lines, defence pairings
The most significant change was the decision to break up the Suzuki-Caufield-Toffoli line, which had been the top trio during the playoffs.
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Gov. Gen. Mary May Simon sees herself as bridge between gov't, Indigenous people
As Canada's first Indigenous Governor General, Mary May Simon says part of her role entails bridging the gap in understanding between governments and Indigenous communities.
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Kingston’s nighttime Santa Clause Parade cancelled for 2nd year in a row
Although the traditional Santa Parade is being cancelled for a second year, the Downtown Kingston BIA says it has COVID-friendly winter programming in store for the city.
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Ontario invests $3.1M to boost staffing at Peterborough, Lakefield long-term care homes
Peterborough-Kawartha MPP Dave Smiths says by 2024, the total average increase of permanent annualized funding for LTC homes will be $18,000,000 more than what they would receive.
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Legault’s take on what it means to be a ‘historic’ English-speaker in Quebec problematic some say
The fear is that access to services could be curtailed for those who identify as part of the English-speaking community but don't qualify as part of the "historic" community.
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Growing number of trucker vacancies adds to ‘tremendous’ supply chain pressures
There are about 20,000 vacant truck driver positions this year, but that number could double by 2023, according to Trucking HR Canada and the Canadian Trucking Alliance.
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COVID-19: Frustration that Kelowna’s rink to stay at 50% capacity while others get full house
The province announced that it was lifting capacity restriction for hockey games and other indoor organized events, but not Interior Health or parts of Northern health.
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Thousands of N.B. health workers unvaccinated as provincial deadline looms
Numbers from Horizon and Vitalité health networks show more than 3,000 of their workers are still not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as the Nov. 19 government deadline nears.
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Blue Grotto Nightclub in Kamloops, B.C. warns of COVID-19 exposure after positive cases
As of Wednesday, Oct. 20, the nightclub says three out of 51 attendees, and four out of 13 band members have tested positive for COVID-19.
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Toronto launching info campaign for parents ahead of COVID-19 vaccinations for children
The city's top doctor says clinics for children aged five to 11 are being considered at mass vaccination sites, community clinics and schools.
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Will this flu season be worse than usual?
Vaxx Populi: In 2020-21, Canada saw just 69 confirmed cases of influenza. Some experts worry we may have lower immunity to the flu, after nearly two years of social distancing. The post Will this flu season be worse than usual? appeared first on Macleans.ca.
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Manitoba’s top doctor says politicians who remove masks for photos are not offside
Manitoba requires mask use in all indoor public places under its COVID-19 public health orders.
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Ontario Liberal MPP says he regrets email on accommodations for PSW constituent refusing COVID-19 vaccine
The Liberals said in a statement that MPP Michael Gravelle's comments were wrong and completely out of line with the party's position on vaccinations.
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COVID-19: 82% of eligible Peterborough residents fully vaccinated, new cases at 2 city schools
Peterborough Public Health reports an additional 1,108 individuals received their second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine over the past seven days.
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Nova Scotia’s housing plan hailed by non-profits as an ‘impressive’ first step
The province announced an extension of its two-per-cent rent cap, as well as investments in affordable housing units and a planning task force.
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In a 'perfect world,' Marc Bergevin would remain as Canadiens GM
Doesn't want to talk about report he could be joining the Los Angeles Kings next season.
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Man charged in connection with Toronto crash that killed 59-year-old victim
Police said at around 12 p.m. on Friday, officers were called to the area of Burnhamthorpe Road and Shaver Avenue North for reports of a collision.
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Get kids hooked on science, NASA’s Farah Alibay tells Quebec at C2
Scientists are the new rock stars and Quebec would be smart to turn children on to careers in scientific fields.
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Retaliation against China is exactly what the world doesn’t need
Calling for a “reckoning” and “retaliation” against a nuclear-armed superpower is foolish and provocative — especially when we threw the first stone.
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Manitoba says 158 health-care workers on unpaid leave over COVID-19 testing
More than half of those health-care workers come from the Southern Health region.
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$55M lottery ticket purchased by unknown customer in Saskatoon
The second-largest Lotto Max win in Saskatchewan’s history is waiting to be claimed.
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Ottawa police officer cleared of corruption charges
The charge against Mohamed Yusuf Mohamed, 45, was thrown out of Ottawa court at the request of the Crown Attorney’s office earlier this month because because there was no reasonable prospect of conviction.
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All Women Entrepreneurship Circuit and Global Galleria partners with OneRoof Kingston to deliver multicultural workshops
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Review: 2021 Dodge Durango Hellcat
Driving this 710-horsepower freak of nature is a cacophony of noise and heart-pounding thrills. It’s pure euphoria.
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'I want justice for my son,' mother of slain C.D.N.-N.D.G. teen says
"I don't want this to happen to any other mother again."
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Penticton council green lights contentious housing development near Okanagan College
Radec Group, on behalf of Ryzak Holdings, proposed to build 148 apartments and 71 townhouse units on the 6.6-acre parcel of industrial land.
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Far-right extremists in Ukrainian military bragged about Canadian training, report says
A report exploring far-right extremism in Ukraine’s military found that neo-Nazis and supporters of far-right groups in the ranks bragged about receiving training from Canada and other NATO nations.
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Winnipeg Blue Bombers bring back all-star Winston Rose
The top-ranked defence in the CFL is getting even stronger with the return of defensive back Winston Rose from the NFL.
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Court hearing related to homeless encampments in Hamilton parks resumes Thursday
Wade Poziomka, co-counsel for HamSmart and Keeping Six, says they're seeking a recognition that some homeless people have nowhere else to go.
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Maritime quilters bring comfort to long-term care residents in Riverview
Quilters from across the Maritimes are making comfort quilts for seniors in long-term care.
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