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Economy

Operator of Canada’s biggest airport announces job reductions due to COVID-19

The operator of the Toronto Pearson International Airport, Canada’s largest airport, announced on Tuesday that it is reducing 27 per cent of its workforce due to a significant decrease in global air traffic because of COVID-19, according to a press »

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Toronto International Film Festival to go on as physical and digital event

The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), which is dedicated to showcasing the best of international and Canadian cinema, is going to have digital events, such as screenings, talks, and press conferences in addition to physical and drive in screenings, according »

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Parks Canada gradually resume camping at select national parks

Camping services at select national parks and historic sites will be allowed starting on June 22, according to a press release from Parks Canada. Visitors with reservations will have access to some trails, green spaces and recreational boating, however roofed »

International

Canada changes travel restrictions for immediate family members

Canada is altering its travel restrictions to allow the immediate family members of Canadian citizens and permanent residents to enter the country if they do not have or show any symptoms of COVID-19, according to a news release from the Canadian »

International, Sports

Return of major league sports- Major league baseball next?

While some professional sports leagues have re-started under very specific conditions, not the least of which is having no fans in stadiums, major league baseball in N. America is planning its return, possibly in July. For diehard Canadian fans though, »

Politics

100 days after, the families of Flight 752 victims refuse to be forgotten

One hundred days after his wife and nine-year-old daughter — along with the 174 other passengers on Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 — died in a ball of fire in the clear night sky over Tehran, Hamed Esmaeilion still wakes up »

Health, International

COVID-19 cure? Major international efforts underway

Laboratories and researchers around the world are desperately working to find a cure for this new and deadly virus. As of Monday morning, there were at least 350,000 known cases of infection world-wide with more than 15,000 deaths according to »

Economy, Society

Canadian travellers, and others, finding difficulty in returning home

The COVID situation has hit many travellers and vacationers who were abroad as the virus hits crisis proportions. International travel has been restricted even as cross border travel is also tightened. Canada’s airline Westjet announced in a news release that »

Economy, International, Society

Central banks around the world cut rates in light of COVID-19

With the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic shutting down businesses and markets in countries around the world, banks and governments are moving to provide stimulus to avoid a major recession. There has been near panic selling on stock markets which »

Arts & Entertainment, Internet, Science & Technology, Politics, Society, The Link

The LINK Online Feb 28,29; Mar 01, 2020

Your hosts today, Vincenzo, Terry, and Marc ( video of show at bottom) Canadian Space Agency invests in moon exploration The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) is seeking to get more involved in exploration of the moon. To that end they’ve »