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COVID-19: Calls to close wildlife markets as harbours for spreading infections

Researchers are calling for countries around the world to close wildlife markets, also known as ‘wet’ markets. These markets usually sell a wide variety of typically domesticated animals like pigs and chickens, with any number of wild animals including bats,» 

Health, International, Society

COVID-19: Bringing out the good and the bad in people

In times of crisis, society usually comes together in a spirit of helping. Sadly there are also those who attempt to profit from the misfortune of others or otherwise attempt to take advantage of the situation for personal gain. On» 

Health, International, Politics

Canadian Forces reacting to COVID-19

CF personnel in Canada and abroad remain uncertain about future movements Canada’s military is being affected in unusual ways by the pandemic. Spring is the season when thousands of personnel get orders for transfers (postings)  to new bases and assignments» 

Arts and Entertainment, Economy, Health, International, Society

COVID-19 sweeps through Canadian economy

As cases of the novel coronavirus grow, so to the effects on business and the economy in sectors all across Canada. The airline industry has been hard hit with layoffs announced in almost all of Canada’s airlines as people are» 

Health, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics

Phone surveillance to comply with COVID-19 restrictions?

The idea for some might feel like edging another notch further to an Orwellian future. The idea that the police and/or security agencies would monitor your smart phone to ensure compliance with certain state requirements such as in this case,» 

Health, International

Thousands aboard cruise ships still seeking a port to accept them

It’s almost like something from a suspense sci-fi movie, or if you’re old enough, like an episode of “The Twilight Zone”. What started as relaxing dream vacations for thousands aboard cruise ships, has turned into almost a drama aboard what» 

Economy, Health

COVID-19 job losses: Potentially millions in Canada, millions more worldwide

As businesses are ordered closed, and companies lay off workers, the unemployed rate is soaring. Last week claims for federal “employement insurance” (EI) jumped to 500,000. Employment insurance in Canada provides temporary payments for a specific length of time for» 

Health, Society

Coronavirus: Scams, hoaxes, fake sites, and myths

It doesn’t take a crisis for fraudsters, fakers, and general creeps to try to take advantage of people, but it helps. With the current pandemic and fears, lies, myths, scams, fraud has become rampant, and while some of the various» 

Economy, Health

Temporary foreign workers will be allowed into Canada

One of the critical concerns of Canadian food producers in the midst of the coronavirus crisis is that of temporary foreign workers (TFW) and seasonal agricultural foreign workers. Last week the federal government announced travel bans into Canada for non-residents,» 

Health, Politics

Canadians may face fines for disobeying COVID-19 isolation/closure orders

Across Canada at both the provincial and federal levels, governments are threatening sterner measures against those who fail to obey self-isolation or store closing orders. On Sunday, federal health minister Patty Hajdu said the federal government is now exploring the»