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<b>COVID-19:</b> Will we ever shake hands again?

COVID-19: Will we ever shake hands again?

Health experts say handshakes assist in spreading influenza, the common cold and a number of other viruses other than COVID-19
<b>COVID-19:</b> Worries grow that consumers won't come back to malls

COVID-19: Worries grow that consumers won't come back to malls

Mall owners have a strong incentive to get their properties open safely, as rents have plummeted following the provincial orders to close
<b>COVID-19:</b> NHL hoping to move to Phase 2 of return-to-play protocol in early June

COVID-19: NHL hoping to move to Phase 2 of return-to-play protocol in early June

If the Phase 2 plan gets the green light, on-ice sessions will be non-contact and involve up to six players, who will be expected to maintain physical distancing at all times
<b>CANADA:</b> Trudeau urges people to keep safe outdoors from COVID-19, despite warm weather

CANADA: Trudeau urges people to keep safe outdoors from COVID-19, despite warm weather

Trudeau says that people will have to keep adjusting routines as the country moves into summer
<b>WATCH:</b> Ontario to roll out COVID-19 testing strategy in coming days: Ford

WATCH: Ontario to roll out COVID-19 testing strategy in coming days: Ford

Testing to include large employers, virus hotspots
<b>WATCH:</b> Feds, provinces in talks over paid sick days for Canadians: Trudeau

WATCH: Feds, provinces in talks over paid sick days for Canadians: Trudeau

Workers could receive 10 days of paid sick leave by this fall
<b>CANADA:</b> Minds behind pandemic predicting algorithm already thinking about future beyond COVID-19

CANADA: Minds behind pandemic predicting algorithm already thinking about future beyond COVID-19

Big data and artificial intelligence can provide a bird's-eye view of diseases around the globe in real time, letting people move faster to quash new outbreaks
<b>BEYOND LOCAL:</b> Benefits of gardening, growing your own food, during pandemic and beyond

BEYOND LOCAL: Benefits of gardening, growing your own food, during pandemic and beyond

City gardeners are dependent on wild insects to make their gardens thrive
<b>CANADA:</b> Accountability group calls for COVID-19 transparency, whistleblower protection

CANADA: Accountability group calls for COVID-19 transparency, whistleblower protection

Coalition seeks a clear declaration that Canadian governments will protect anyone who reports public or private-sector wrongdoing pertaining to health and safety, science or the misuse of public funds, particularly during the COVID-19 crisis
<b>CANADA:</b> MPs to meet today to decide on resuming Parliament during pandemic

CANADA: MPs to meet today to decide on resuming Parliament during pandemic

The HOC has been working on how to hold debates and votes with some MPs participating remotely, but hasn't yet solved technical and security challenges