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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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Burnout and its Effect on University Students

The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the education system forever. Since September 2020, students from elementary to university students have experienced a complete shift in...

U.S Donates 3 Million More COVID-19 Vaccine Doses to Vietnam

The U.S. government will send 3 million more doses of the Moderna Inc COVID-19 vaccine to Vietnam on Thursday, bringing total donations to the...

Calgary’s Downtown Office Vacancy Rate Hits New High of 29.2%

Calgary’s downtown office vacancy rate hit an all-time high in the second quarter of 2021. Commercial real estate firm Avison Young says the office tower...

Mobile Vaccination Clinic Service Launches in Alberta

For rural Albertans having trouble getting their COVID-19 vaccine, a new mobile clinic may be the answer. Alberta Health has partnered with a coalition of...

Air Quality Concerns Rise Due to Smoke from 166 Forest Fires in Northwestern Ontario

Air quality statements have been issued for parts of northwestern Ontario where more than 160 fires were burning Thursday morning. Aviation, Forest Fire and Emergency...

Things to Know When Crossing the U.S. Border

American tourists yearning to visit Canada received welcome news on Monday when the federal government announced it will soon reopen its border to fully...

Two Dose Vaccine May be Offered to Those Previously Infected with COVID-19

Canada’s vaccine advisory committee has recommended a complete two-dose series of an approved COVID-19 vaccines for individuals who have been previously infected with the...

Growth Expected in the Canadian Cannabis Industry Since its Legalization

Since Canada legalized the use of recreational and medical cannabis in 2018, there has been a major boost in the industry. Today Canada and...

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