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Saskatchewan teen battles extremely rare brain tumour

Mia’s father says she spends hours a day creating artwork on her iPad.

Despite living with an extremely rare illness, 14-year-old Mia Georget still lives life to its fullest. Life was normal for the teen until June 2019 when she was on vacation with her family. The North Battleford, Sask., family went to West Edmonton Mall’s Galaxyland when Mia started to feel different. Mia was dizzy after going on rides and the feeling lasted for months. She was also nauseous and having mobility issues. “I was dizzy all the time. If I stood up normal speed I would get super dizzy and then we went to the hospital,” Mia said. Read more: […]

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Peterborough Regional Farmers’ Market returns indoors at Peterborough Square

Peterborough Regional Farmers’ Market returns indoors at Peterborough Square

The Peterborough Regional Farmers’ Market returns for its indoor season beginning Saturday. According to the PRFM, its indoor market will be held every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Peterborough Square in the city’s downtown. Read more: Ontario’s agricultural food businesses to get funding to help prevent spread of COVID-19 As per provincial government COVID-19 regulations, masks will be required at the indoor market. Exemptions will be made for those eating at the market’s specified dining area, any child under age two, or persons with health conditions that prevent them from safely wearing a mask. The market […]

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Avoid trick-or-treating due to coronavirus this Halloween, CDC says

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The scariest thing on Halloween night will be the invisible threat of COVID-19, and adults and children should change their plans to minimize that danger, according to new guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The top U.S. health agency issued a new set of coronavirus safety recommendations on its website late Monday, in what it described as a “supplement” to existing safety measures in various states and cities. The guidelines are some of the first to emerge on a national level ahead of the Halloween season in the United States and Canada. “Many traditional […]

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Alberta jury trials to resume next month at offsite locations due to COVID-19 pandemic

Alberta jury trials to resume next month at offsite locations due to COVID-19 pandemic

The Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta says jury selection and jury trials will resume next month, but most won’t be in courtrooms. The court says on its website that proceedings will start Sept. 8, after they were postponed in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Most courtrooms and jury deliberation rooms, including the Edmonton Law Courts and the Calgary Courts Centre, are not designed to ensure adequate physical distancing for everyone. READ MORE: Alberta courthouses preparing for disruptions as COVID-19 spreads  [ Sign up for our Health IQ newsletter for the latest coronavirus updates ] The court […]

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Montreal high school student builds coronavirus care package business to help grandfather

Montreal high school student builds coronavirus care package business to help grandfather

When the coronavirus pandemic hit in March and students suddenly stopped going to school, many lost their social networks, motivation and essentially ended up wasting a lot of time online, at least according to their parents. But over time, some brilliant ideas also emerged in some young minds. One Montrealer and his father took the opportunity to build a business with a purpose. “We had the idea of starting something, maybe to raise money for covid so we came up with the idea of the care packages” said 15-year-old Elan Vigderhous. Read more: M4SK ARMY continues to hand out […]

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