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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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Hasbro pulls Trolls doll from stores due to ‘inappropriately placed’ button

Hasbro pulls Trolls doll from stores due to ‘inappropriately placed’ button

Based on its outward appearance, the Trolls World Tour Giggle and Sing Poppy doll seems like your run-of-the-mill toy: brightly coloured, smiling, sugary sweet. Unfortunately, on closer inspection of the doll, hundreds of thousands of people and parents have taken issue with it, citing a button placed where the doll’s “private parts” would be. [Note: This link takes you to an outside video source. Global News is not responsible for the views expressed there.] This specific doll actually has two buttons: one button on her stomach that, when pressed, prompts the doll to sing or say things like, “How […]

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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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Famous Halifax boat builder dies at Northwood due to COVID-19

Famous Halifax boat builder dies at Northwood due to COVID-19

Founder of Rosborough Boats of Halifax, N.S., James Doug Rosborough, passed away in Northwood April 23 due to COVID-19 complications, according to his company’s website. READ MORE: Northwood COVID-19 outbreak ‘stabilized,’ but won’t end for a number of weeks: Strang Rosborough Boats said in a statement that Doug was a self-educated naval designer who started his marine career working with used boats while finishing his engineering degree. He began his boatbuilding career by re-purposing old Newfoundland fishing schooners and salt bankers — types of sailing vessels — into yachts. As a boat builder, he began hiring several Nova Scotia […]

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