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  • Home sales in Okanagan dips to pre-pandemic activity in July
    Nearly 1200 residential unit sales were finalized across the Interior region last month ­­- a 33.3 per cent drop compared to the number of units sold during July of last year.
    Economy
    Aug 6
  • Canada’s sextortion boom coincides with pandemic’s online shift: ‘It’s out of control’
    Incidents of non-consensual distribution of intimate images involving adult or child victims increased by 194 cases in 2021, representing a nine per cent jump from the year before.
    Canada
    Aug 6
  • 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
  • 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
  • Demand for grocery delivery cools in the U.S. amid soaring food prices
    Cost isn't the only reason some consumers are moving away from delivery. One expert says many customers are wary of the quality of items selected by workers.
    World
    8 hours
  • 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
  • Tim Hortons Canada sales returned to pre-pandemic levels for 1st time in Q2
    Tim Hortons' business was up in the second quarter as sales at the coffee and baked good chain surpassed pre-pandemic levels for the first time.
    Consumer
    Aug 4
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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
  • 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
  • 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
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  • More ‘pandemic pets’ are ending up in shelters. Is there a fix? Experts weigh in
    Experts say more education, empathy and experience is needed when adopting animals as more and more end up in Canada's shelters after the pandemic.
    Canada
    Jul 24
  • 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
  • ‘Pandemic puppies’ fill doggy daycares in New Brunswick
    Data shows more than 900,000 Canadians got pets when the pandemic saw them homebound more than ever, but where do they go now that we're back at work?
    Canada
    Jul 14
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  • WHO declares novel coronavirus disease a pandemic
    The outbreak of novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19, is officially a pandemic, the WHO announced Wednesday.
    Health
    Mar 11, 2020
  • COVID-19 pandemic could end in 2022 if global vaccination increases, WHO says
    If every country can vaccinate at least 70 per cent of its population, the acute phase of the COVID-19 pandemic could end in 2022, the World Health Organization says.
    World
    Dec 29, 2021
  • Gun violence up in Edmonton, expert believes pandemic is contributing
    Halfway through 2022, the number of shootings in Edmonton has already increased by 14 compared to the same period last year and many of them could have ended with bystanders hurt.
    Crime
    Jul 5
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  • Live music is back, but Saskatchewan crowds not yet at pre-pandemic levels: Gord Bamford
    Organizers and musicians in Saskatchewan are happy to be up and running again but say they aren’t yet seeing attendance rates jump back to pre-pandemic levels.
    Entertainment
    Aug 1
  • Pandemic pets a lifesaver to many Canadians during COVID-19 isolation
    The Ontario SPCA says nearly three in 10 Canadians adopted a pet during the pandemic. The group is urging pet parents to set a consistent routine if heading back to worksites.
    Features
    Sep 14, 2021
  • Toronto transit ridership continues to recover, remains lower than pre-pandemic
    A report from the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) said Toronto ridership in May sat at 61 per cent of its pre-pandemic level.
    Canada
    Jul 9
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