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Typhoon hits Philippines as some places see pandemic relief

WARSAW, Poland — A typhoon that slammed into the Philippines on Thursday forced a risky evacuation for tens of thousands of people during the coronavirus pandemic, while New Zealand and Japan were among countries to...

3 million more US layoffs intensify fears of lasting damage

WASHINGTON — Nearly 3 million laid-off workers applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week as the viral outbreak forced more companies to slash jobs even though most states have begun to let some businesses reopen. Roughly...

Toronto Zoo pivots to ‘drive-thru experience’ as safe alternative in COVID era

TORONTO — The Toronto Zoo will be a “drive-thru experience” when it gets the green light to open its gates to visitors, a spokeswoman said Thursday, while other zoos eye numerous options as they map out...

Premier Francois Legault says Montreal not ready to reopen schools, businesses

MONTREAL — With the COVID-19 situation in Montreal still very fragile, the Quebec government said Thursday that elementary schools in the greater Montreal area will remain closed until late August. Premier Francois Legault said public health...

Head of World Trade Organization to step down early

GENEVA — The head of the World Trade Organization said Thursday that he will leave his post a year early, a “personal decision” that sets the stage for a succession contest at the trade body...

COVID-19 might never go away according to WHO emergencies chief

In a news briefing on Wednesday May 13, the World Health Organization’s chief Dr. Michael Ryan said that the COVID-19 coronavirus may never go away. Ryan warned that it may not go away as it is...

Ontario stage one reopening includes stores, surgeries, tennis, dog grooming

TORONTO — Ontarians will be able to go shopping, play golf or tennis, and get their dogs groomed — but not visit family — starting next week as stage one of the province’s reopening kicks...

Fighting the COVID-19 pandemic could herald a rise in superbugs

OTTAWA — Copious use of hand sanitizer and disinfectant is crucial in the fight against COVID-19, but it could be setting Canada back in the battle against superbugs. Microbiologists say antimicrobial resistant organisms, or superbugs, are a pandemic...

The latest developments on COVID-19 in Canada, May 14

The latest news on the COVID-19 global pandemic (all times Eastern): 12:30 p.m. As of May 13, there have been 185 confirmed cases of COVID-19 on First Nations reserves in Canada. Of those, two people have died and 63 per...

Schools face daunting, unique reopening challenges during pandemic

As Canada begins grappling with the issue of recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic, the question of how to safely reopen schools has emerged as a particularly thorny topic. Physical constraints, economic considerations and student needs...

Bank of Canada warns in report of business, household debt from COVID-19

OTTAWA — The Bank of Canada says there are signs in the country’s financial markets that suggest concern about the ability of companies to weather the COVID-19 economic crisis. The central bank has spent the last...

Gradual reopenings and the battle against superbugs; In The News for May 14

In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what’s on the radar of our editors for the morning of May 14 … — COVID-19 in Canada …. OTTAWA — Canada is slowly beginning...

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WildAct, An Organization For Nature

Realizing the seriousness of the worldwide illegal wildlife trade, many non-profit organizations have been born and grown in recent years. Among them is WildAct,...

Report Finds One Drink A Day Means Higher Risk of Heart Disease, Stroke, and Cancer

According to a new report from the Canadian Centre of Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA), there are many health risks associated with consuming just...

Canada Set for Unprecedented Home Price Drop by Early 2023

According to a newly released report by TD Bank, the average price of a home in Canada could fall anywhere between 20 to 25...

Netflix with Ads Will Cost Half as Much as the Ad-Free Plan

For those who are thinking about saving money on streaming service subscriptions, Netflix’s new ad-tier subscription provides full access to the platform’s impressive catalogue...

What is the Kate Festival in Ninh Thuan? 

Kate festival is one of the biggest festivals celebrated by the Cham people. Every year, wherever they are, they return to Ninh Thuan to...

Canada Ranks Eighth Safest Country in the World for Women to Travel Solo

A recent travel study of more than 30 countries found that Canada has been deemed the eighth safest country in the world for women...

5 Easy Strategies to Save Money on Your Next Grocery Bill

With news of inflation and rising food prices over the past couple of weeks, many Canadians are feeling the pinch with every trip to...

Several Canadian Provinces Are Offering Low Taxes, High Salaries, Cheap Housing to Attract Newcomers

Have you ever considered moving to another part of Canada? Well, maybe you should! Several Canadian provinces are looking for newcomers right now, whether that's people from other...

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