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Economy, Environment & Animal Life, International, Politics, Society

Global Risks Report 2021- COVID, environment, social upheaval

Fractured Future: That’s the title of the latest annual World Economic Forum report on the global risks. The 16th annual Global Risk Report is not a positive one–citing climate change, extreme weather events, biodiversity loss, and social upheaval. The report, »

Economy, Health, Politics, Society

Night curfew to curb COVID-19: survey

On January 8, Canada’s second most populous province, and one of the two hardest hit by the SARS-CoV2 virus, instituted a month-long nighttime curfew. The measure by the province of Quebec will be reviewed and either ended or renewed on »

Health

Is Canada running out of COVID vaccine already?

The answer to that question is, it depends who you ask, the federal government, or some provincial Premiers. On a per capita basis, Canada has contracted for more doses of COVID-19 vaccines than any other country, in fact some 200 »

Health, Society

Canada wants thousands of blood samples for COVID survey

Thousands of Canadians are being somewhat surprised to find a strange package in the mail from a government agency asking for a blood sample. The official statistics gathering agency Statistics Canada as been mailing out some 48,000 blood testing ‘kits’ »

Politics, Society

More Canadians ready and willing to get COVID-19 vaccines: survey

The rush to get vaccines to combat COVID-19 has left many wondering about the safety of the medicine and possible side effects. In past surveys of Canadians there had been a substantial percentage of resistance with some saying they will »

Arts & Entertainment, Economy, International

The “Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth” plans for 2021

While such major international summer events such as the Tokyo Olympics are in danger of being postponed again this year due to COVID-19, in Canada the event that bills itself as the ‘greatest outdoor show on Earth’ is looking into »

Economy, Health, Society

What are you looking forward to when pandemic ends?: Survey

After some ten months of COVID restrictions and lockdowns, the issue of so-called, ‘COVID-fatigue’ has become reality. This is when people are simply fed up with the restrictions and are longing for a return to ‘normal’, or at least something »

Health

The physical effects of having COVID-19: Survey

With so much concern over the SARS-CoV2 virus spreading, a survey conducted by the firm Leger360 for the Canadian Press sought out those who actually tested positive for the virus and asked how it affected them.. Over the course of »

Health

COVID-19 Lockdown in Ontario for Christmas and beyond

Canada’s most populous province will be under a province-wide lockdown starting on 12:01 on December 26.. Premier Doug Ford made the announcement in the presence of the ministers of health and education, as well as the province’s chief medical officer »

Indigenous

Rude? Racist? No mail as fed up postal workers quit

It seems the COVID situation has been stressing out many people and for a variety of reasons. There have been incidents of rudeness, even physical attacks related to wearing of masks for example. Another incident involved a nasty confrontation after »