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Pearson airport launches virtual booking system to cut long wait times

Toronto’s Pearson International Airport is officially launching a free virtual booking system Thursday that allows travellers to book a spot in the security line ahead of their flight.  YYZ Express is meant to help streamline the security check-in process for passengers and ultimately ease wait times that have ballooned this year for …

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Lakeridge Health launches tracker that shows wait times at its 4 Durham Region emergency rooms

People who live in Durham Region can now check an online dashboard that will tell them how long they will have to wait to see a doctor when they go to an emergency room in their communities. Lakeridge Health, an integrated regional health system that serves Durham Region, has launched what …

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Coastal GasLink warned more than 50 times over environmental violations during pipeline construction

Coastal GasLink has now been warned more than 50 times about environmental violations during construction of its natural gas pipeline across northern British Columbia, according to the province.  In an email to CBC News, the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change said it had issued a total of 51 warnings, …

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Shark rarely seen in Bay of Fundy spotted 31 times in past week

Biologists working off Grand Manan, N.B., have spotted a shark species rarely seen in the Bay of Fundy’s waters 31 times in the past week.  “Blue sharks are typically rare or infrequent visitors to the Bay of Fundy, but not in 2022!” said the Grand Manan Whale and Seabird Research Station …

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Montreal woman’s curly hair searched at airports 3 times since May

With the lifting of most pandemic restrictions, writer Christine Rodriguez has been travelling a lot for work lately, going in and out of airports regularly to get to festivals and media events.  But with the return to air travel has come an unpleasant experience: Rodriguez has had her hair searched by …

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omicron: Coronavirus: Immunity due to Omicron variant can prevent Delta re-infection, says ICMR-NIV Study – The Economic Times Video

omicron: Coronavirus: Immunity due to Omicron variant can prevent Delta re-infection, says ICMR-NIV Study – The Economic Times Video

Individuals infected with Omicron have significant immune response which could neutralise not only Omicron, but also other variants of concern, including the most prevalent Delta variant, an Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) study showed The study analysed the IgG and neutralising antibodies (NAbs) against B.1, Alpha, Beta, Delta, and …

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Bengaluru-based StockGro, a social investment startup with a gamified app for learning about and participating in stock markets, raises a $32M Series A (Sneha Shah/The Economic Times)

Bengaluru-based StockGro, a social investment startup with a gamified app for learning about and participating in stock markets, raises a M Series A (Sneha Shah/The Economic Times)

Sneha Shah / The Economic Times: Bengaluru-based StockGro, a social investment startup with a gamified app for learning about and participating in stock markets, raises a $32M Series A  —  Mumbai: Social investment startup StockGro has raised $32 million led by marquee global investors such as Bitkraft Ventures, General Catalyst …

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COVID vaccination: No scientific evidence in India underlines need for booster dose, says ICMR’s Dr Panda – The Economic Times Video

COVID vaccination: No scientific evidence in India underlines need for booster dose, says ICMR’s Dr Panda – The Economic Times Video

Many experts have recommended booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine in India, especially for those with comorbidities or healthcare workers as they have already received both doses. But according to the government sources, the Centre is right now focusing on maximum coverage of full vaccination under the ‘Har Ghar Dastak’ …

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Telegram could become a powerful vector for lies and vitriol before the 2022 presidential elections in Brazil, where it is installed on 53% of smartphones (New York Times)

Telegram could become a powerful vector for lies and vitriol before the 2022 presidential elections in Brazil, where it is installed on 53% of smartphones (New York Times)

New York Times: Telegram could become a powerful vector for lies and vitriol before the 2022 presidential elections in Brazil, where it is installed on 53% of smartphones  —  In a social media ecosystem facing mounting pressure to combat fake news and polarization, Telegram is the most permissive disseminator of …

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