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Ventilation, vaccines important during holiday gatherings: expert

If you’re planning a gathering this holiday season, chances are your invites went out well in advance. But an infectious disease doctor cautions an uninvited guest may try to weasel its way into your party if you’re not careful. “I like to say, we’re right back in the thick of …

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Accused in London, Ont. attack has mental health issues, expert tells trial

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted November 3, 2023 1:46 pm Descrease article font size Increase article font size A forensic psychiatrist is testifying that a man accused of killing four members of a Muslim family in London, Ont., was suffering from mental health issues at the time of the …

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Coyote attacks rare, but follow safety tips in an encounter: FortWhyte wildlife expert – Winnipeg

After a nine-year-old boy was mauled by a coyote in a quiet North Kildonan neighbourhood Saturday evening, many Winnipeggers have concerns about what to do if they have a similar encounter with a wild animal within city limits. FortWhyte Alive’s Barrett Miller told 680 CJOB’s The Start that attacks by …

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Canada in ‘better shape’ than predicted in face of XBB.1.5, expert suggests – National

The potential for a rise in infections and reinfections from the new COVID-19 variant XBB.1.5 appears to be in the “rearview mirror,” according to one expert. University of Toronto epidemiologist Prabhat Jha told Global News that he is “cautiously optimistic” as the variant nicknamed “Kraken” doesn’t appear to be leading …

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Latest officer death heartbreaking, but expert says recent police deaths not a trend

When Const. Grzegorz Pierzchala was shot while responding to a call Tuesday afternoon he became the sixth Canadian police officer to die since September, but an expert is warning the numbers do not represent a trend. Michael Arntfield, a criminologist and professor at Western University, said the recent deaths are …

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Ontario’s use of notwithstanding clause in dispute with union a ‘Pandora’s box,’ expert says

The Ontario government’s move to force school-support staff to stay at work by using the heavy hammer of the notwithstanding clause could have huge repercussions on labour relations, experts say. “If the public is sympathetic to the government [in this case], then the government’s actions will have set a significant precedent for years to …

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Ontario’s Landlord and Tenant Board has collapsed, expert says

A backlog of cases at the province’s Landlord and Tenant Board is creating hardship for tens of thousands of Ontarians who are having to wait more than half a year to settle a dispute. During the pandemic, the province paused evictions and hearings for months at a time, causing stoppages in the board’s work …

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Sales tax on seeds works against lower carbon footprint, expert and home growers say

Nicola Moore says it was the pandemic that triggered her interest in growing food. “My parents have always had a garden my whole life,” she said. “I never put two and two together until I had a family of my own. And then when we went through the pandemic, I think …

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How Uxbridge’s emergency tornado response got a boost from this local IT expert — and Elon Musk

When a devastating tornado hit Uxbridge, Ont., residents went out and helped, first responders were inundated with calls for help and the township’s emergency operations centre swung into action.  But there was a snag.  The emergency management team was struggling because of the feeble internet and cell service at the Uxbridge fire hall …

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Expert sounds alarm on Canada’s emergency alert system

An expert in emergency alerts says Canada has serious issues with its company-led model based on “discriminatory” technology that differs from alert systems worldwide, and should build one that puts the federal government in control. Michael Hallowes spoke Wednesday during the ongoing public inquiry into the Nova Scotia mass shooting …

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