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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Sweden has lower COVID mortality rate despite avoidance of strict lockdowns
(Reuters) – Sweden has avoided the strict lockdowns that negatively affected most countries, but has managed to emerge from 2020 with a smaller rise in its mortality rate than most European countries, an analysis of official data sources showed. Infectious disease experts alert the results should not be perceived... Read more
Taiwan to help allies buy vaccines but not from China
Taiwan is willing to help its few remaining diplomatic allies to buy COVID-19 vaccines but on the condition that Taiwanese money is not spent on Chinese vaccines, Foreign Minister Joseph Wu said on Wednesday. China claimed Taiwan has official ties with only 15 countries. According to China these are... Read more
Racing industry reopens, looks to rebound

With harness racing back in action in Ontario, people in the industry are looking to recover from financial hardship caused by the shutdown.

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Toronto restaurants struggle to survive during the pandemic
The Toronto restaurant industry has struggled during the pandemic, with some establishments having no choice but to shut their doors for good. Jeffrey Markus from Daddyo’s Pasta & Salads and Thom Fitzgerald of DROM Taberna are both restaurant owners in downtown Toronto. They describe how the pandemic has affected... Read more
WHO urges EU not to panic after massive rejection of AstraZeneca vaccine
(Reuters) – Spain, France, Germany, Italy, Denmark, Norway, Portugal and some other European countries have refused to vaccinate citizens with the AstraZeneca vaccine, fearing the possible severe side-effects associated with the blood clots formation. World Health Organization (WHO) director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Monday there is no evidence... Read more
Kitchener thrift store thrives in spite 
of pandemic
The pandemic has affected many businesses and second-hand stores are not exempt. However, one innovative thrift store owner has found a way to beat the odds. Bobbie Kennedy, the founder of The Clothing Exchange has found a chance to grow thanks to social media, even with the challenges brought... Read more
Toronto Zoo keeps animal welfare top priority during pandemic closure
By Jace Lo Guidice The Toronto Zoo is working to care for its animals and to stay connected to the community despite the prolonged state of the province-wide lockdown. Although the zoo is closed to the public because of the pandemic, the operation relies on the generosity and interest... Read more
Toronto public schools reopen, increasing stress for teachers, students
By Sara Poraria The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) is reopening its schools after an eight-week closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The government of Ontario issued a “stay-at-home order” Jan. 14 after the spike in cases. The TDSB remained closed after the holiday break until Feb. 15. There... Read more
COVID-19 highlights need for race-based health data in Canada
By Tatiana Furtado Advocates and healthcare workers across Ontario are making a strong case for the collection and publication of more race-based health data after COVID-19 helped uncover inequities in the healthcare system. “The current pandemic has opened up eyes to a lot of things we still need to... Read more