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<b>BEYOND LOCAL:</b> Try these therapeutic tools to manage stress better during COVID-19 restrictions

BEYOND LOCAL: Try these therapeutic tools to manage stress better during COVID-19 restrictions

Tools from Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) may help manage unpleasant emotions during lockdown stress
<b>COVID-19:</b> Trudeau says he too is frustrated by holiday travellers, pace of vaccine rollout

COVID-19: Trudeau says he too is frustrated by holiday travellers, pace of vaccine rollout

Trudeau says changes are coming to a new federal benefit that was intended to provide paid sick leave to those forced into quarantine due to COVID-19 exposure
<b>ONTARIO:</b> Province confirms three more cases of contagious new strain of COVID-19

ONTARIO: Province confirms three more cases of contagious new strain of COVID-19

The provincial government has faced criticism for its vaccine rollout in recent weeks
<b>COVID-19:</b> How the pandemic distorted our sense of time in 2020

COVID-19: How the pandemic distorted our sense of time in 2020

2020 really does feel like it went on forever
<b>CANADA:</b> Feds weigh cutting COVID-19 benefit for travellers as nation surpasses 600,000 cases

CANADA: Feds weigh cutting COVID-19 benefit for travellers as nation surpasses 600,000 cases

The Canada Recovery sickness benefit was launched in the fall to help Canadians who are unable to work because they must quarantine during the pandemic
<b>COVID-19:</b> One-third of Ontario's long-term care homes experiencing outbreaks

COVID-19: One-third of Ontario's long-term care homes experiencing outbreaks

A spokeswoman for Long-Term Care Minister Merrilee Fullerton said enhanced testing efforts have allowed authorities to detect infections before the virus spreads through facilities
<b>COVID-19:</b> Ontario students return to virtual school as part of lockdown measures

COVID-19: Ontario students return to virtual school as part of lockdown measures

The measure ends for all students in northern Ontario and elementary students in southern Ontario after the first week back from winter break
<b>CANADA:</b> First-time homebuyers see new opportunities, challenges in pandemic economy

CANADA: First-time homebuyers see new opportunities, challenges in pandemic economy

New buyers are seeing condo prices come within reach in downtown areas awash with vacant high rises. But young families are also being priced out of starter homes in suburbs at a faster rate
<b>CANADA:</b> Companies paying bonuses — and even increasing them amid COVID-19

CANADA: Companies paying bonuses — and even increasing them amid COVID-19

An online survey of 600 senior managers from companies with 20 or more employees in Canada revealed 48 per cent plan to offer year-end bonuses this year
<b>BEYOND LOCAL:</b> Six things to keep in mind when planning a healthier, more environmentally friendly diet

BEYOND LOCAL: Six things to keep in mind when planning a healthier, more environmentally friendly diet

Plant-based alternative foods have grown in popularity, but it’s important to read the labels to know if they’re healthy