Canada and Ontario invest in improved recreational infrastructure for residents in Ajax

19-Jun-2021 06:11 PM

Across the country, Canadians are feeling the impact of COVID-19, on their families, their livelihoods, and their way of life. Together, Canada and Ontario are working to reduce the impact of the pandemic, ensure health and safety, rebuild businesses, and promote job creation, growth and investment. Today the Honourable Mark Holland, Member of ...

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Unveiling the 2021 Canada Day Program

19-Jun-2021 04:16 PM

- This year, celebrate Canada Day by creating memorable moments at home. - Today, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage, unveiled the Canada Day 2021 program. "July 1 is about celebrating what makes Canada beautiful and strong," said Minister Guilbeault. "This year, more than ever, Canada Day invites Canadians to show ...

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Canada Proposes Making Quitting Smoking Harder for Adults

19-Jun-2021 02:23 PM

The federal government today proposed new regulations banning flavoured vaping products that will, if enacted, diminish the effectiveness of vaping as a reduced risk product compared to cigarettes. "If the government's goal is to ensure that smokers keep smoking, then they couldn't have proposed a better set of regulations", said Allan Rewak, VITA ...

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Canada announces 3 new initiatives to welcome and support more refugees

19-Jun-2021 12:00 PM

The world is facing a refugee crisis. Across the globe, millions are displaced and longing for what most of us take for granted: a safe place to call home. As a global leader in protecting those who need it most, Canada welcomed nearly half of all refugees resettled around the world in 2020. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) ...

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Government of Canada announces reopening of Whistlers Campground in Jasper National Park

19-Jun-2021 10:24 AM

Canada's national parks are a refuge for both wildlife and people. Investing in these locations helps support the health of our natural heritage and creates jobs in our local communities, while providing visitors with high-quality and meaningful experiences across the country. Today, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Environment and ...

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deCODE genetics: Predicting the probability of death

19-Jun-2021 08:00 AM

- Scientists from deCODE genetics have developed a predictor based on protein measurements in blood samples that predicts the time to all-cause death better than traditional risk factors. In a paper published today in Communications Biology, scientists from deCODE genetics, a subsidiary of Amgen, describe how they developed predictor of how ...

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Less is more when it comes to nicotine levels in e-cigarettes

18-Jun-2021 06:16 PM

- Heart & Stroke congratulates Health Canada for tightening regulations to protect youth. - Heart & Stroke applauds Health Minister Patty Hajdu for finalizing regulations that will limit nicotine concentration in vaping products in response to high youth vaping rates and the associated dangers to their health. The Nicotine Concentration in Vaping ...

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Health Canada decides to ignore facts and scientific evidence, and chooses to overregulate vaping products

18-Jun-2021 04:44 PM

- The Government's proposed restrictions on flavours will make vaping products less appealing to adult smokers and send people back to cigarettes. - By announcing their intention to ban most flavours in vaping products, with the exception of tobacco, mint and menthol, the Federal Government and Health Canada have clearly demonstrated they have no ...

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Health Canada announces new restrictions to prevent youth vaping

18-Jun-2021 04:00 PM

As youth vaping continues to rise, the Government of Canada is taking action to address it. While youth smoking is at its lowest level in decades, vaping is putting a new generation of Canadians at risk of nicotine addiction and the other harms caused by vaping. Vaping can lead to tobacco use, which threatens the hard-earned gains of Canadians in ...

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Alzheimer Society expresses disgust, deep concern at callous attitudes displayed in online videos

18-Jun-2021 01:15 PM

- The Alzheimer Society of Ontario reaffirms its belief in and steadfast support of frontline health care workers, including PSWs, the overwhelming majority of whom are selfless, compassionate individuals. - The Alzheimer Society of Ontario—our staff, Board members, volunteers, and clients—is unified in our shock and disappointment at dehumanising ...

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Ontario Place Set to Reopen Summer Activities

18-Jun-2021 03:01 AM

Ontario Place is set to welcome Ontarians back to the waterfront, as various activities are scheduled to reopen for the summer. Starting in June, Ontario Place will offer Covid friendly ways for visitors to enjoy the outdoors with a variety of recreational activities, a Drive-In theatre and a licensed patio steps from Lake Ontario. Taking place on ...

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Climate Change has caused Ontario and Alberta home insurance rates to increase by 64% and 140%

03-Jun-2021 06:23 PM

- Home insurance rates in Ontario and Alberta have grown at multiple times the rate of inflation over the past decade as personal property damage claims have grown 42 per cent nationwide over the same timeline. - As climate change-related natural disasters accelerate in terms of both frequency and cost, Canadian homeowners are increasingly feeling ...

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An estimated 75,000 secondary housing units across the City of Toronto

03-Jun-2021 04:15 PM

Nearly one out of six ground-oriented homes in Toronto has a secondary unit, which totals an estimated 75,000 secondary units across the city. This is according to a new Housing Market Insight released today by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). Using the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation's (MPAC) database, CMHC researchers ...

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Video is Critical for Business Continuity and Productivity in a Hybrid Workplace

03-Jun-2021 02:13 PM

- Multifunctional, comprehensive video solutions will help businesses build a more connected, collaborative remote workforce, finds Frost & Sullivan. - The pandemic has dramatically and forever changed the role of collaboration technologies in organizations. With video usage expanding by more than 350% compared to the pre–pandemic era, the $2.75 ...

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QuickBooks Canada: Nearly two million Canadians launched a business in the last 12 months

03-Jun-2021 12:00 PM

- Success of Canadian entrepreneurs will play a key role in economic recovery.- Intuit QuickBooks Canada released the findings of a new study revealing that among Canadian entrepreneurs, one in five (21 per cent) started their business within the past year. This represents close to two million Canadians (1.9M) – more than the population of Calgary ...

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Made in Portugal: Portuguese Companies Focus On Customisation As A Differentiation Factor

03-Jun-2021 10:14 AM

The Home and Building Materials sectors have increasingly focused on the development of products, that incorporate design and customisation, to differentiate themselves in the international markets. The focus on the customer and exclusivity are mirrored in the MADE IN PORTUGAL naturally campaign that has been developed by AICEP – Portuguese Trade & ...

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Four Quebec Hospitals Mobilize to Fight Pediatric Cancer

03-Jun-2021 08:00 AM

- Four Quebec Hospitals Mobilize to Fight Pediatric Cancer - Fondation Charles-Bruneau Announces Historic Commitment of Over $25M. - Fondation Charles-Bruneau today announced a historic commitment of more than $25 million over five years to fight pediatric cancer in Quebec. This commitment, which will be the foundation's largest to date, takes a ...

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COVID-19 Unifor welcomes quarantine strategies as roadmap to travel recovery

02-Jun-2021 06:19 PM

Unifor welcomes Health Canada's COVID-19 Testing and Screening Expert Advisory Panel's latest recommendations to optimize testing and quarantine at Canada's borders. "We need to get Canada's aviation sector safely off the ground again," said Jerry Dias, Unifor's National President. "These recommendations provide a road map to do just that, ...

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Silk'n Introduces Innovative Breakthrough with ToothWave Toothbrush

02-Jun-2021 04:33 PM

- ToothWave Reinvents Oral Care with DentalRF® Technology. - Silk'n, a global leader in medical aesthetics technology for home-use, is bringing innovative technology to at-home oral hygiene. First unveiled at the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, ToothWave is the first and only toothbrush that uses Radio Frequency (RF) energy. ToothWave ...

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Ottawa International Airport update: Drone detection pilot project

02-Jun-2021 04:11 PM

The Ottawa International Airport Authority (OIAA) has released an update on its ground-breaking drone detection pilot project. The update includes details on the technology being used to detect drones that could potentially threaten aircraft and airport operations – and some concerning findings about the number of drones being operated in ...

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Government of Canada launches new pilot program aimed at removing barriers to women's employment

02-Jun-2021 02:25 PM

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all Canadian workers, but some groups – including women – have been disproportionately affected and their economic recovery has been slower. The Government of Canada recognizes that a robust and inclusive recovery is necessarily a feminist recovery as well and that supports such as child care are critical to ...

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COVID-19 Kantaro's Antibody Test Kit Receives Health Canada Authorization

02-Jun-2021 12:00 PM

- COVID-SeroKlir detects both the presence and precise level of neutralizing IgG antibodies with 98.8% sensitivity and 99.6% specificity. -Available immediately and can be used in Canadian laboratories without proprietary equipment- Kantaro Biosciences, LLC (Kantaro), a joint venture between the Mount Sinai Health System and RenalytixAI, and its ...

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PEI National Park and Green Gables Heritage Place officially kick off 2021 visitor season in June

02-Jun-2021 10:22 AM

- Visitors are asked to plan ahead to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience. - National historic sites, national parks and national marine conservation areas offer Canadians places to enjoy the mental and physical benefits of being outdoors and opportunities to discover history, while respecting the guidance of public health experts. Beginning ...

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Canadarm3 one step closer to the Lunar Gateway

02-Jun-2021 08:32 AM

- Canada looks to Canadian company MDA to build robotics interfaces for the Gateway. - Canada is paving the way for its participation in humanity's return to the Moon. Today, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, announced Canada's intent to enter into a contract with Brampton-based company ...

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