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
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Groundbreaking WSL TV deal seen as proof of continued growth in women’s soccer

New broadcast deal lauded as the next step in the growth of the league, and sport as a whole

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Ontario’s small businesses continuing to bear the brunt of lockdowns
Small businesses across Ontario have endured a gauntlet of trials and tribulations the past year in the wake of the ongoing pandemic. Those in the service industry have had to deal with unprecedented constraints and have had to draw on all manner of resources and innovation to survive. Skedline... Read more
Offshore wind farm energy deal gets $1.6B investment from Norway
(Reuters) – Norway’s $1.3 trillion sovereign wealth fund has directly invested in a renewable energy project for the first time. The fund purchased a 50 per cent stake in the Borssele 1 and 2 wind farm off the Netherlands for $1.63 billion from Denmark’s Orsted, which will resume to... 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
Schools in Toronto move to online learning
Students attending schools in Toronto will be taking all of heir classes online as of today under an order from the city’s top doctor, CP24 reports. Toronto medical officer of Health Dr. Eileen de Villa made the order yesterday. The public health unit says the new COVID-19 variants pose... Read more
Ontario to impose provincial stay-at-home order in COVID battle
Premier Doug Ford’s government has approved a province-wide stay-at-home order and will close all non-essential retail stores except for curbside pickup, CBC News is reporting. The decision was made following last week’s announcement for an emergency brake to occur in the province. Critics thought the emergency brake was not... Read more
COVID-19 cases exceed 127 million worldwide
(REUTERS) – The global total number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise, and reached 127,877,462 as of Wednesday afternoon, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). The global total COVID-19 relevant death toll topped 2,796,561, according to data from the WHO. The United States remained the worst-hit country worldwide,... 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