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<b>COVID-19:</b> Ban on cruise ships in Canadian waters extended to 2022

COVID-19: Ban on cruise ships in Canadian waters extended to 2022

The ban was originally put in place last year was to expire at the end of February
<b>CANADA:</b> Work-from-home tax deduction could cost feds $260 million in lost revenue, PBO says

CANADA: Work-from-home tax deduction could cost feds $260 million in lost revenue, PBO says

Workers who have been able to do their jobs remotely have been asked to do so since the spring as part of public health efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19
<b>COVID-19:</b> Canada to get more than 1 million more doses by March through global vaccine alliance

COVID-19: Canada to get more than 1 million more doses by March through global vaccine alliance

Canada had planned to vaccinate three million people by the end of March and another 10 million people between April and June
Ontario expected to announce its school reopening plan today

Ontario expected to announce its school reopening plan today

The decision will follow a recommendation from the province's chief medical officer of health, Dr. David Williams
<b>COVID-19:</b> 'Kids are not all right,' mental health among Ontario children deteriorating

COVID-19: 'Kids are not all right,' mental health among Ontario children deteriorating

Researchers say the pandemic has had a profound effect on the mental health of children
<b>BEYOND LOCAL:</b> Are once-treatable diseases growing resistant to antibiotics?

BEYOND LOCAL: Are once-treatable diseases growing resistant to antibiotics?

While the development of new molecules is slower and slower, the acquisition of resistance by bacteria is becoming increasingly rapid
<b>CANADA:</b> Trudeau highlights risk of more infectious COVID-19 variants taking root

CANADA: Trudeau highlights risk of more infectious COVID-19 variants taking root

The four cases of the South African variant that were confirmed in B.C. and the one case reported in Ontario's Peel Region have no known link to international travel, raising fears of community spread
<b>CANADA:</b> Poll finds overwhelming support for new travel restrictions

CANADA: Poll finds overwhelming support for new travel restrictions

According to an online survey, eighty-six per cent of respondents agree with stricter measures to most sun destinations, required quarantining at passenger's expense upon arrival in Canada
<b>BEYOND LOCAL:</b> How and why new COVID-19 variants are on the rise and spreading

BEYOND LOCAL: How and why new COVID-19 variants are on the rise and spreading

SARS-CoV-2 has been mutating as it spreads, generating slight differences in its genome
<b>ONTARIO:</b> Workers in the sex industry facing COVID challenges in the margins

ONTARIO: Workers in the sex industry facing COVID challenges in the margins

‘It can be difficult for them to protect themselves when they have to choose between a potential interaction or not being able to eat,’ says harm reduction co-ordinator