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<b>COVID-19:</b> What motivates changing behaviours during a pandemic — from toilet paper hoarding to physical distancing

COVID-19: What motivates changing behaviours during a pandemic — from toilet paper hoarding to physical distancing

In the early stages of the pandemic, people suddenly started buying toilet paper in bulk, leading to widespread shortages
<b>BEYOND LOCAL:</b> Calamity? Anomaly? 2020 was a box office year like no other

BEYOND LOCAL: Calamity? Anomaly? 2020 was a box office year like no other

Outside of January and February, it’s impossible to judge the year’s box office by pre-pandemic standards
<b>COVID-19:</b> Stressed out working from home? Consider a hotel day pass

COVID-19: Stressed out working from home? Consider a hotel day pass

Similar to the “shop local” messaging encouraging consumers to buy from small neighbourhood retailers, working remotely from a nearby hotel could be a solution that benefits both remote workers and local hotels until the pandemic has passed
<b>COVID-19:</b> Air travellers will soon have to test negative before arrival in Canada

COVID-19: Air travellers will soon have to test negative before arrival in Canada

It does not appear to apply to anyone crossing by car into Canada through a border point with the United States
<b>ONTARIO:</b> Rod Phillips return from St. Barts, will discuss his political future with Ford

ONTARIO: Rod Phillips return from St. Barts, will discuss his political future with Ford

Phillips has been in St. Barts since Dec. 13 and will quarantine in Ajax, Ont., for 14 days starting today
<b>CANADA:</b> 'If not now, then when?' COVID-19 spurs some to make big changes

CANADA: 'If not now, then when?' COVID-19 spurs some to make big changes

Here are some stories of Canadians making changes during the COVID-19 pandemic
<b>COVID-19:</b> Ontario court says 'wisdom and efficacy' of lockdown rules 'open to question'

COVID-19: Ontario court says 'wisdom and efficacy' of lockdown rules 'open to question'

In a decision that ultimately dismissed Hudson’s Bay Co.'s bid to amend Ontario’s retail lockdown rules, a panel suggested the provincial policy could be at odds with the broader goal of limiting COVID-19 while allowing the sale of essential items in stores
<b>ONTARIO:</b> Province to release order, timeframe for population groups to get COVID-19 shots

ONTARIO: Province to release order, timeframe for population groups to get COVID-19 shots

Dr. Dirk Huyer, a member of the province's COVID-19 vaccine distribution task force, says the group is working to determine the sequencing "over the next number of weeks," after which it should be publicly released
<b>ONTARIO:</b> Ford 'extremely disappointed' after Phillips took 'personal trip' outside Canada

ONTARIO: Ford 'extremely disappointed' after Phillips took 'personal trip' outside Canada

The premier knows the optics are bad and ordered Phillips to cut his trip short and return to his duties
<b>CANADA:</b> Addressing mental-health issues linked to pandemic looming issue in 2021, minister says

CANADA: Addressing mental-health issues linked to pandemic looming issue in 2021, minister says

A Statistics Canada study released just before Christmas noted Canadians' measurement of "life satisfaction" had dropped to its lowest level over two decades of comparable data