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<b>COVID-19:</b> Should you wear a mask while exercising?

COVID-19: Should you wear a mask while exercising?

The World Health Organization says sweat can make the mask wet, which makes it harder to breathe, and promotes the growth of microorganisms
<b>COVID-19:</b> When did you last work? 1.3M jobless Canadians have passed critical six month mark

COVID-19: When did you last work? 1.3M jobless Canadians have passed critical six month mark

Between March and September 2020, the ranks of Canadians who’ve been jobless for more than six months have more than doubled, economists say
<b>COVID-19:</b> Rapid tests will be sent to remote communities first, Ontario health officials say

COVID-19: Rapid tests will be sent to remote communities first, Ontario health officials say

Provincial health officials say Ontario is set to receive and roll out roughly 100,000 rapid tests next month
<b>ONTARIO:</b> Province should urgently address staffing shortages in nursing homes, commission says

ONTARIO: Province should urgently address staffing shortages in nursing homes, commission says

In a letter to the government, the Long-Term Care COVID-19 Commission said the province must spend more money, on a permanent basis, so the homes can hire more personal support workers and nurses
<b>CANADA:</b> Study says mothers are taking on ‘shocking’ number of hours caring for children during pandemic

CANADA: Study says mothers are taking on ‘shocking’ number of hours caring for children during pandemic

While both fathers and mothers clocked more time parenting, mothers took on the bulk of caregiving
<b>CANADA:</b> Ottawa predicts system delays, backlogs unless court extends life of refugee pact

CANADA: Ottawa predicts system delays, backlogs unless court extends life of refugee pact

Under the refugee agreement, which took effect in 2004, Canada and the United States recognize each other as safe places to seek protection
<b>COVID-19:</b> Hospitals, long-term care homes have little room for second-wave surge, inquiry hears

COVID-19: Hospitals, long-term care homes have little room for second-wave surge, inquiry hears

Despite available space, staffing is lacking, pushing many hospitals to cancel elective surgeries once again to free up more beds, staff
<b>CANADA:</b> Evolving science reason for inconsistent messaging on COVID-19, Tam says

CANADA: Evolving science reason for inconsistent messaging on COVID-19, Tam says

Advice regarding wearing non-medical masks has changed, while advice such as practising physical distancing, washing hands, staying home when you're sick has stayed the same
<b>COVID-19:</b> Large class sizes pose bigger problems during the coronavirus pandemic, profs say

COVID-19: Large class sizes pose bigger problems during the coronavirus pandemic, profs say

Mathematical models can help figure out class sizes and configurations to minimize disruptions and school closures
<b>COVID-19:</b> For working Santas, it won't be a green Christmas as parades, other paid gigs dry up

COVID-19: For working Santas, it won't be a green Christmas as parades, other paid gigs dry up

COVID-19 precautions mean opportunities to greet the big man in person are dwindling this year