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<b>ONTARIO:</b> Town grants honourary title to duck who lifted spirits

ONTARIO: Town grants honourary title to duck who lifted spirits

Council has honoured the 'celebrity' mandarin duck for bringing some joy to local pandemic-weary residents, not to mention international media attention
<b>COVID-19:</b> Here's how to get the most out of online fitness classes

COVID-19: Here's how to get the most out of online fitness classes

If you’re getting bored of your usual fitness routine, there are many online options to try
<b>COVID-19:</b> Three experts on how well Canada has fought the pandemic and how we could do better

COVID-19: Three experts on how well Canada has fought the pandemic and how we could do better

Canada's federal-provincial sharing of power over health care is highly inefficient and has led to major problems, says McGill University prof
<b>COVID-19:</b> Ontario patients to be ranked for life-saving care should ICUs become full

COVID-19: Ontario patients to be ranked for life-saving care should ICUs become full

Patients will be scored by doctors on a 'short-term mortality risk assessment,' according to a new document
<b>COVID-19:</b> Ontario must cut cases to 1,000 daily to lift lockdowns, Dr. Wiilliams says

COVID-19: Ontario must cut cases to 1,000 daily to lift lockdowns, Dr. Wiilliams says

Williams said he would also like to see the number of COVID-19 patients in hospital intensive care units drop to 150 - from 395 reported Monday - before ending the lockdown
<b>CANADA:</b> Provinces delaying or revisiting vaccine programs as Pfizer slows dose deliveries

CANADA: Provinces delaying or revisiting vaccine programs as Pfizer slows dose deliveries

Canada's deliveries after the partial pause will be bigger than previously expected so Pfizer can fulfil its contract to deliver four million doses by the end of March
<b>U.S.:</b> Transition documents suggest Biden plans Day 1 order rescinding Keystone XL permit

U.S.: Transition documents suggest Biden plans Day 1 order rescinding Keystone XL permit

Documents include a to-do list for inauguration day, including signing an executive order to rescind the Keystone XL construction permit granted in 2019 by Donald Trump
<b>BEYOND LOCAL:</b> The recent appearance of unexplained monoliths offers connections to the ancient past

BEYOND LOCAL: The recent appearance of unexplained monoliths offers connections to the ancient past

Artifacts and art possess an extraordinary power to capture our attention even as civilizations rise and fall, and remind us of our connections to the places we inhabit, anthropologist says
<b>BEYOND LOCAL:</b> How our view of animals shapes our connection to them

BEYOND LOCAL: How our view of animals shapes our connection to them

Human-animal bonds can have beneficial impacts on society
<b>CANADA:</b> Study highlights 'shocking' use of physical restraint on children with disabilities in schools

CANADA: Study highlights 'shocking' use of physical restraint on children with disabilities in schools

A recent Manitoba study documented the shocking use of restraints and seclusion of children with disabilities in schools