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Toronto ‘immediately’ pausing COVID-19 immunization clinic due to vaccine shortage

Toronto ‘immediately’ pausing COVID-19 immunization clinic due to vaccine shortage

The City of Toronto says it has been ordered to “immediately” pause its COVID-19 immunization clinic at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre due to a lack of vaccines. The clinic, which began inoculations on Monday, was originally supposed to operate as a pilot project for six to eight weeks with doses, at least initially, being given to a select group of health-care workers. On Monday, officials announced that the proof-of-concept clinic was only going to operate until the end of day Friday due to a lack of vaccines, and that has now been shortened further to just two days. […]

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Canada OKs troubled Boeing 737 MAX 8 jets to resume service this week

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Boeing’s troubled 737 MAX 8 jets can resume flying in Canadian airspace this week. Transport Canada deemed the grounded jets airworthy and said it will lift the ban on flying the jets on Wednesday, which will allow Canadian airlines to begin operating them once more. READ MORE: Boeing 737 MAX could soon return to Canadian skies as officials OK design changes Aviation authorities around the world grounded the jets roughly 20 months ago following devastating twin air crashes just months apart that killed just shy of 350 people. Fatal flaws in some of the aircraft sensors were shown to […]

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A cool innovation: Sask. entrepreneur launches first made-for-workplace fridge

A cool innovation: Sask. entrepreneur launches first made-for-workplace fridge

Like most new and innovating business ventures, where the concept is driven out of necessity, the ArticShelf fridge is no different. After returning to the University of Saskatchewan from an internship in Calgary, the idea came to ArticShelf CEO Dawson Norrish, and it’s consumed his mind ever since. “At the internship, I was able to keep food in the fridge at work, which allowed me to eat healthier,” Norrish said. “When I came back to school I didn’t have access to one, which was very frustrating.  I was just like, why, with every workplace on the planet having a […]

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STRIDE Burnaby Arts Festival

STRIDE Burnaby Arts Festival

STRIDE Burnaby Arts Festival is your connection to local arts and culture. Running from January 16 – 30, 2021 STRIDE offers educational, entertaining and provocative virtual programs plus safe ‘in-real-life’ experiences all designed to renew our connections with the arts and with each other. Burnaby is a creative and connected community abuzz with art and artists and we have so many ways for you to add art to your lives during and even after the festival. Attend a virtual live music concert or artist studio tour! Participate in a workshop and make some art of your own! Grab your […]

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Penguin walk returns to Calgary Zoo with COVID-19 precautions

The penguin walk at the Calgary zoo.

The Calgary Zoo’s annual penguin walk starts on Friday with special COVID-19 restrictions in place. During the daily walk, the zoo’s king penguins waddle along a designated outdoor route as visitors stand by and watch. The zoo says the walk is good for the penguins’ health and overall well-being. Story continues below advertisement “It stimulates their mind, encourages exercise, and as naturally curious creatures, it offers them a change of scenery and a chance to explore more of their world here at the Calgary Zoo,” a news release explained. The penguin walk at the Calgary zoo. Calgary Zoo handout […]

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Canadian Proud Boys in ‘panic’ as platforms go offline and government talks of terror listing

Canadian Proud Boys in ‘panic’ as platforms go offline and government talks of terror listing

The bulk of the online platforms used by the Canadian branches of the Proud Boys were gone on Monday, as the group faced mounting pressure in the wake of last week’s violence in the U.S. capital. The Proud Boys Canada page, as well as those of the Toronto, Montreal, Calgary and three other regional chapters, were all on the social media platform Parler, which went offline. The Edmonton Proud Boys website, which was used for recruitment, also went down over the weekend. The site had featured a membership application form for those seeking to join. “There’s definitely a sense […]

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