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How a Toronto neighbourhood called a coronavirus hotspot is pushing back against COVID-19

How a Toronto neighbourhood called a coronavirus hotspot is pushing back against COVID-19

The Thorncliffe Park community says it’s pushing back against COVID-19 and the “unfair” designation that they’re a coronavirus hotspot, after three schools were forced to temporarily shut down due to an outbreak. “We are worried and anxious,” said Ahmed Hussein with community group The Neighbourhood Organization. “We are worried people will think we are irresponsible, we are not taking precautions that need to be taken — but I can guarantee you, the community is working very hard to take every precaution and follow all the public health guidelines.” Read more: 19 confirmed cases of COVID-19 at an elementary school in East York […]

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N.S. first responders launch education site on trauma amid year of COVID, violence

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By The Staff The Canadian Press Posted December 2, 2020 12:20 pm     Updated December 2, 2020 12:21 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ A new website is launching today to assist Nova Scotia first responders coping with trauma, in a year in which a pandemic and a mass shooting have added to the distressing experiences they routinely face. The site offers resources designed for paramedics, firefighters, police officers and health services workers to help […]

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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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Okanagan student wins gold at national website design competition

Okanagan student wins gold at national website design competition

An Okanagan student topped the field this week at a national website design competition. Aidan Eglin, a Grade 11 student at Pleasant Valley Secondary School in Armstrong, competed in the technology division at the Skills Canada event in Halifax. His website entry on a maritime seafood restaurant was judged the best of all the national competitors. WATCH BELOW (Aired Dec. 21, 2019): Okanagan teen’s scheduling app gaining momentum 1:56 Okanagan teen’s scheduling app gaining momentum Okanagan teen’s scheduling app gaining momentum “We don’t know yet how the judges scored, but my observations were that Aidan completed the tests in […]

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