First blood clot case  linked to AstraZeneca vaccine reported in Quebec
Canada has reported its first case of blood clots linked to the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine. The patient, a Quebec woman, is now recovering at home, according to CTV News. Quebec’s Ministry of Health did not confirm the age or location of the patient, but Health Minister Christian Dubé later identified... Read more
Why victims of assault can’t say no — and can’t speak up
By Saloni Bhugra Low rates of reporting sexual assault are tied to societal power structures that normalize abuse, experts say. According to SexAssault Statistics Canada, only six out every 100 sexual assault incidents are reported. And those that do come to light often lead to blowback against the victim.... Read more
Some young people prefer working from home a year into the pandemic
By Josh Welsh Over the last year, young people across the province have been forced to adapt to new circumstances. While some have found it challenging, other young people have embraced their new routines – and aren’t so sure they want to return to how their work life was... Read more
Kelowna’s temporary homeless shelters  get extensions
KELOWNA, B.C. – Officials have moved to allow one of the central Okanagan’s newest temporary shelters to stay in place, Global News reports. “It means more people inside and nobody on the street,” the executive director of the Kelowna Gospel Mission Carmen Rempel told Global News. The Kelowna Gospel... Read more
Pfizer arthritis drug probe by Health Canada for possible risks
(REUTERS) Canada’s health regulator is launching a probe into Pfizer’s arthritis drug, Xeljanz, after a trial by the company identified an increased risk of serious heart-related issues and cancer in the participants. The trial investigated the long-term safety of Xeljanz at two doses in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, who... Read more
Canada to suspend use of AstraZeneca vaccine for people under 55
(REUTERS) – Canadian health officials said on Monday they would stop offering AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine to people under the age of 55. They also said there’s a need for a new analysis of the shot’s benefits and risks based on age and gender. The decision comes after reports from... Read more
Dollarama misses sales targets after COVID-19 cuts
(REUTERS) – Canada’s Dollarama Inc missed analysts’ sales estimates for the crucial quarter as renewed COVID-19 restrictions dented traffic at its stores. The discount store chain said its business took a hit due to more strict measures by provincial authorities in December, including stricter in-store capacity limits, and a... Read more
New real estate trends emerge as lockdown forces Toronto market to reorganize
After a year of lockdown, Toronto’s real estate market faces a series of changes. However, the experts say Covid-19’s effects on the rentals market are not that terrible after all. As the vaccine rollout continues and the economy starts re-opening, the instabilities in Toronto’s real estate market are slowly... Read more
Vaughan high school renamed for late journalist Hodan Nalayeh
Hodan Nalayeh was murdered in Somalia by a terrorist attack. This tribute to her by renaming the school after her is such an honor for the family. Naylayeh was a Somali Canadian journalist recognized for her storytelling and work with education. It is also the first time a York... Read more
Online shopping an opportunity during pandemic

Shopping online during the pandemic has become vital to our way of life. Learn how we adapt and change.

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