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How the N.W.T. is reducing addictions harm during COVID-19

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The Tree of Peace Friendship Centre in Yellowknife counsels more than 200 people, but COVID-19 has isolated many of those clients from badly needed in-person services. The centre’s full reopening can’t come soon […]

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Scientists struggling to understand how to contain silent spread of coronavirus before it’s too late

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One of the great mysteries of the novel coronavirus is how quickly it rocketed around the world. It first flared in central China and within three months was on every continent but Antarctica, shutting down […]

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Man in P.E.I. jailed for allegedly failing to self-isolate after COVID-19 diagnosis

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A man who tested positive for COVID-19 is in custody facing criminal charges after allegedly not self-isolating, says P.E.I.’s director of prosecutions. John Diamond said Javan Mizero Nsangira, 22, was sent to […]

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Member of Health Quality Council of Alberta quits to protest legislation

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A member of the provincial body that’s mandated to improve patient safety and the quality of health care in Alberta has quit, saying legislation proposed by the UCP government would eliminate its key […]

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Toronto asks for additional measures for restaurant, bars, indoor dining ahead of Stage 3 reopening

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Toronto Mayor John Tory is calling on the province to implement additional measures that would be applied to bars, restaurants and indoor dining settings ahead of any Stage 3 reopening in the city, saying he […]

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Coronavirus: What’s happening around the world on Saturday

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The latest: Canada has 109,995 coronavirus infections, including 96,819 recoveries, 8,882 deaths. Wearing a mask is mandatory in Quebec as of Saturday. How close are we to a vaccine for COVID-19? Ottawa’s wage subsidy program to be […]

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What Ontario can learn from elsewhere about making schools safer from COVID-19

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Going back to school means learning lessons and facing tests. Ontario will soon face a crucial test of whether it has learned from the mistakes and successes of other jurisdictions in preventing […]

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June was the worst month for overdose deaths in B.C. history

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For the second consecutive month, a record number of deaths due to illicit drugs has been reported in B.C. B.C.’s chief coroner, Lisa Lapointe, says 175 people died in June, which is up from […]

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TDSB needs millions to ensure safe return to school in fall, says it may have to cut French

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The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) says it is preparing for new possibilities when school returns in September that may include no French classes and shortened school days. In a new planning document being […]

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Kids Help Phone reports spike in calls from B.C. children during COVID-19 pandemic

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A dramatic surge in texts and calls from B.C. children to Kids Help Phone indicates the COVID-19 pandemic is taking its toll on the province’s youth. Kids Help Phone is the country’s only 24/7 national […]

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