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  • Is the pandemic over? What to expect from COVID-19 in the months ahead
    As the third winter of the COVID-19 pandemic looms in the northern hemisphere, scientists are warning weary governments and populations alike to brace for more waves of the virus.
    Health
    Aug 1
  • Dr. Hinshaw receives massive bonus for extra COVID-19 pandemic work
    Dr. Deena Hinshaw saw a COVID-related bonus of $230,000 last year. At the same time, Alberta nurses were being asked to take a pay cut.
    Politics
    Aug 1
  • COVID relief funds too generous with businesses, strict with workers, experts say
    One expert says said while the Canada Emergency Response Benefit was "terribly successful," the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy was a "huge failure."
    Economy
    Aug 6
  • Hate crime reports in Canada surged during COVID-19 pandemic: StatCan
    New data released by Statistics Canada on Tuesday showed that 3,360 hate crimes were reported by police last year, representing a 72 per cent jump over the last two years.
    Canada
    Aug 2
  • Swiss lab tasked by WHO to stop next pandemic faces hurdles
    Spiez Laboratory, known for its detective work on chemical, biological and nuclear threats since World War Two, was tasked last year by the World Health Organization.
    Health
    Aug 1
  • New COVID-19 hospital admissions down in B.C. as overall case numbers rise
    Between July 24 and 30, there were an estimated 242 new hospital admissions, the majority of which are concentrated in the Fraser Health Authority. 
    Health
    Aug 5
  • Alberta tightening bonus payment rules after hefty COVID-19 payout to health chief
    The finance minister said the civil service has been directed to review and change the rules to ensure future bonus payments during emergencies go through cabinet for approval.
    Health
    Aug 4
  • Some Quebec health workers sick with COVID-19 being asked back to work, union says
    The Quebec government is reporting no new deaths due to COVID-19 in the previous 24 hours and dozens fewer people hospitalized with the novel coronavirus.
    Health
    Aug 1
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  • Sextortion cases rising in Canada as online crime swelled during COVID pandemic: report
    New statistics show that police-reported extortion cases in Canada rose by nearly 300 per cent in the last decade.
    Canada
    Aug 3
  • COVID-19 vaccination rate lower among urban Indigenous people, study shows. Why? 
    Despite prioritization, COVID-19 vaccine uptake for First Nations, Inuit and Métis people in Toronto and London was 20 per cent lower than the overall population, new study shows.
    Health
    Aug 2
  • COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect Saskatchewan arts and entertainment industry
    Arts and festival organizations in Saskatchewan say COVID has changed the game. 'Bounce back? I don't know if that is something that anybody is going to be able to do.'
    Economy
    Jul 29
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  • COVID-19: B.C. report details disturbing ‘shadow pandemic’ of intimate partner violence
    Eighty-five per cent of survey respondents reported an onset of intimate partner violence during the pandemic, and 77 per cent reported an increase in that violence.
    Crime
    Jul 13
  • Quebec to begin new COVID-19 vaccination booster drive in mid August
    Dr. Luc Boileau said teams will travel to long-term care and seniors' homes to offer a booster on site beginning Aug. 15.
    Health
    Aug 4
  • COVID-19 pandemic has killed nearly 15M globally, including indirect deaths: WHO
    WHO provided a range of 13.3 million deaths to 16.6 million between Jan. 1, 2020, and Dec. 31, 2021, it said in a release Thursday.
    World
    May 5
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  • Canadian workers leaving pandemic-stricken sectors. Where are they going?
    Amid a prolonged pandemic, laid-off workers took stock and reassessed their priorities while others, grappling with burnout, simply walked away.
    Canada
    Jul 28
  • Babies of COVID-19: The impact of being born during the pandemic
    An environment of social isolation and anxiety due to COVID-19 has likely had an effect on early child development, but kids will adapt, experts say.
    Health
    Jun 4
  • Most Canadians more trusting of neighbours, institutions since COVID-19 pandemic: study
    About 58 per cent of people in Canada trusted their neighbours slightly more after the pandemic than before, new survey data shows.
    Canada
    Jun 16
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  • Canada’s tourism industry eyes ‘summer of recovery’ from COVID-19 pandemic
    U.S. residents took 759,600 trips to Canada this April, eight times more than April 2021, but less than half of the 2019 trips, according to the latest Statistics Canada data.
    Canada
    Jul 1
  • COVID-19 boosters recommended this fall ahead of future pandemic wave: NACI
    The new guidance recommends boosters should be offered to those at increased risk of severe illness, and may be offered to all other Canadians.
    Health
    Jun 29
  • G7 leaders can’t forget about need to end COVID-19 pandemic: WHO adviser
    Dr. Bruce Aylward says that if getting control of the pandemic by investing in vaccines and treatments for all countries isn't important to the G7, it won't be important to anyone.
    World
    Jun 27
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  • Air Canada rejects passenger compensation claims, citing staff shortages and safety
    In a Dec. 29 memo, Air Canada instructed employees to classify flight cancellations caused by staff shortages as a ``safety'' problem, excluding travellers from compensation.
    Consumer
    Aug 7