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<b>BEYOND LOCAL:</b> Are two cloth masks better than one for preventing the spread of COVID-19?

BEYOND LOCAL: Are two cloth masks better than one for preventing the spread of COVID-19?

Layering face masks has been suggested as a way to increase protection against COVID-19 variants that may be more transmissible
<b>COVID-19:</b> Retired general Rick Hillier leaving role as Ontario vaccine task force head

COVID-19: Retired general Rick Hillier leaving role as Ontario vaccine task force head

Premier Doug Ford said Monday that retired general Rick Hillier will step away from the role when his contract expires on March 31 after turning down a request to stay on
<b>COVID-19:</b> Trudeau offers reassurance on AstraZeneca safety as European countries suspend use

COVID-19: Trudeau offers reassurance on AstraZeneca safety as European countries suspend use

"Health Canada and our experts and scientists have spent an awful lot of time making sure every vaccine approved in Canada is both safe and effective," Trudeau said
<b>CANADA:</b> The case for a national strategy to address grief beyond the coronavirus pandemic

CANADA: The case for a national strategy to address grief beyond the coronavirus pandemic

Grief is inevitable, and its effects on individuals, communities and populations need to be recognized and addressed
<b>COVID-19</b> Pandemic leaves youth forced out of foster care even more vulnerable, experts say

COVID-19 Pandemic leaves youth forced out of foster care even more vulnerable, experts say

Once they turn 18, youth in foster care are required to fend for themselves. This includes finding shelter and services
<b>CANADA:</b> Sex workers say their voice is needed at Commons committee studying Pornhub

CANADA: Sex workers say their voice is needed at Commons committee studying Pornhub

Sandra Wesley, director of Stella, a Montreal advocacy group for sex workers, said when she asked to testify, "the response that I got back is that sex workers are not relevant to this conversation"
<b>COVID-19:</b> Ontario's vaccine booking system open to residents aged 80 and older starting Monday

COVID-19: Ontario's vaccine booking system open to residents aged 80 and older starting Monday

Website and phone line available to help eligible residents secure their immunization appointments
<b>CANADA:</b> CRA locks 800,000 accounts, cites possible email 'phishing' schemes

CANADA: CRA locks 800,000 accounts, cites possible email 'phishing' schemes

Impacted users will be locked out of their accounts as a preventive measure until they create a new user ID and password, the CRA said in a statement
<b>CANADA:</b> Economy blows past expectations, adds 259,000 jobs in February

CANADA: Economy blows past expectations, adds 259,000 jobs in February

CIBC senior economist Royce Mendes says in a note that the labour market has a long way to get back to where it was prior to COVID-19
<b>BEYOND LOCAL:</b> Prof comments on looming health-care crisis, worker shortage

BEYOND LOCAL: Prof comments on looming health-care crisis, worker shortage

Rates of burnout and stress are high among doctors and other health-care providers
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