Experts Call on World Leaders to Commit to a Global Plan of Attack on COVID at Summit

20-Sep-2021 10:22 AM

-More Than 60 Leading Organizations Across Civil Society, Academia, Philanthropy, Health, and Social Enterprise Define a 6-Point Plan to End the Global COVID-19 Crisis. - This week, hosted by the United States, world leaders will gather virtually for the Global COVID-19 Summit: Ending The Pandemic And Building Back Better. According to a group of ...

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COVID-19 SARS-CoV-2, Influenza A inactivated by zinc-embedded nylon fabric

20-Sep-2021 08:00 AM

-A paper published in ACS Applied Materials Interfaces details effectiveness, describes protocol for future testing. - An international team of scientists and engineers from the University of Cambridge, the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, ResInnova Labs and Ascend Performance Materials has found that a nylon fabric embedded with zinc ions ...

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Canadian housing starts trended lower in August

19-Sep-2021 12:00 PM

The trend in housing starts was 283,971 units in August 2021, down from 286,076 units in July 2021, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). This trend measure is a six-month moving average of the monthly seasonally adjusted annual rates (SAAR) of housing starts. "The six-month trend in housing starts declined from July to ...

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Employment in Canada Increased by 39,400 Jobs in August 2021

19-Sep-2021 10:44 AM

Employment in Canada increased by 39,400 jobs from July to August according to the August ADP® Canada National Employment Report. Broadly distributed to the public each month, free of charge, the ADP Canada National Employment Report is produced by the ADP Research Institute®. The report, which is derived from actual ADP payroll data, measures ...

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Student Vote Canada program underway in 7,500 schools across the country

17-Sep-2021 08:00 AM

Thousands of Canadian teachers are using the Student Vote Canada program to bring democracy, politics or real-life issues into the classroom. This national parallel election provides students under the voting age with an opportunity to experience the voting process firsthand. Young Canadians engage in discussion about the future of the country, ...

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Ontario Strengthening Supports for Postsecondary Students Reporting Sexual Violence or Harassment

16-Sep-2021 02:23 PM

- Changes will address student concerns about repercussions and stigma. - TORONTO – The Ontario government is moving forward with regulatory amendments that will help create a safer environment for students attending all publicly assisted colleges and universities, as well as private career colleges. These changes will require institutions to ...

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Salary increases in the midst of an economic recovery: A return to pre-pandemic levels?

16-Sep-2021 12:00 PM

Normandin Beaudry has just unveiled the results of the 11th edition of its Salary Increase Survey. This summer, 637 organizations—representing more than 1 million employees across Canada— took part in the 2022 edition of the survey conducted by Normandin Beaudry's compensation experts. The COVID-19 pandemic had a significant impact on the previous ...

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Ontario Opens Highway 427 Expansion

16-Sep-2021 10:22 AM

- New lanes will reduce travel time by up to 25 minutes during peak periods. - The Ontario Government is opening a 10-kilometre expansion of Highway 427 from Finch Avenue to Major Mackenzie Drive to help improve traffic flow, reduce congestion and move people and goods safely. “I am pleased to announce the new and widened sections of Highway 427 ...

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Canadian housing markets currently cruising between pre- and peak pandemic levels

16-Sep-2021 10:21 AM

Statistics released today by the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) show national home sales were little changed between July and August 2021. Highlights: - National home sales edged back 0.5% on a month-over-month basis in August; - Actual (not seasonally adjusted) activity was down 14% on a year-over-year basis; - The number of newly ...

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The Lazaridis Institute and Tax Incentive Fintech Boast.AI Partner to Accelerate the Next Generation of Canada's Technology C

16-Sep-2021 08:00 AM

- Faster access to capital, non-dilutive government tax incentives, expanded networking, expert mentors provided to help Canadian tech entrepreneurs grow their businesses. - Boast.AI®, North America's leading tax incentive fintech, today announced a partnership with the Lazaridis Institute's ScaleUp program, to help growth-stage technology ...

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Tipping Scales: Work-Life Balance Outweighs Salary as Top Perk for Canadian Workers

15-Sep-2021 06:33 PM

- One-third of working Canadians surveyed say work-life balance plays a more important role than prior to the pandemic. - While salary and benefits historically top the list of incentives for current and prospective employees, a new study by ADP Canada and Maru Public Opinion indicates work-life balance now outweighs pay. The study found ...

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VIDEO Students challenged to pull 100-ton Volvo hauler using only LEGO bricks

15-Sep-2021 04:26 PM

It seemed impossible, they said it couldn't be done… but leave it to some of the brightest young minds to come up with a solution. In an audacious engineering challenge set by Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) in collaboration with LEGO Technic®, young people from around the world united to take on this fiendishly difficult task. Devised by ...

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"TTC CEO must go" says Toronto transit union about attempted cover-up of the Osgoode near-catastrophe

15-Sep-2021 02:16 PM

The union that represents almost twelve thousand workers at the Toronto Transit Commission says that the TTC Chief Executive Officer Rick Leary should resign or be fired because of his year-long attempt to cover up the June 12, 2020 near-catastrophic subway crash near Osgoode Station at Queen St. West and University. The disaster was averted at the ...

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Montréal Still Ranked Top International Event Host in the Americas

15-Sep-2021 12:30 PM

For a fourth consecutive year—and despite the pandemic—Montréal is the top-ranked city in the Americas for the number of international events hosted in 2020, according to the International Meetings Statistics Report, released recently by the Union of International Associations (UIA). Backed by the Palais des congrès de Montréal's remarkable ...

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Canadians will make health care a ballot issue, new CMA survey

15-Sep-2021 08:00 AM

As we enter the last week of this federal election, a new survey conducted on behalf of the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) confirms that a bold commitment to health care will win voters' support. Once considered a source of national pride, Canada's health care system is the number one area in Canadians' minds requiring federal investment (24%) ...

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Some romaine from parts of California must be tested for E. coli

14-Sep-2021 06:28 PM

- Temporary import requirement for fall 2021: some romaine from parts of California must be tested for E. coli. - To protect Canadians from possible health risks, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is implementing temporary import conditions for romaine lettuce from the Salinas Valley (Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, San Benito, and Monterey) in ...

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Amid Surging COVID Outbreaks, Universities Turn to Occuspace Crowd Monitoring Technology for a Safer Fall Term

14-Sep-2021 02:18 PM

- University campuses remain hotbeds of controversy amid vaccine and/or mask mandates. Easy-to-implement occupancy technology offers a less resistant way to ensure a safer campus. - As campuses scramble to reopen in-person instruction despite the surge in new Coronavirus cases, more and more universities are turning to Occuspace to provide a safer ...

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Jemincare group has completed the Phase I clinical trial of its anti-SARS-CoV-2 neutralizing antibody JMB2002

14-Sep-2021 12:00 PM

Recently, Jemincare group has declared that it has completed phase I clinical trial of self-developed novel coronavirus specific neutralizing antibody (Project code: JMB2002). The clinical trial of JMB2002 was stated in January 2021. A single-center, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, single-dose escalation phase I trial was designed to ...

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COVID-19 Nearly a third of Canadians have not seen family doctor since COVID-19 began

14-Sep-2021 08:00 AM

- Pandemic exposes inequities and accelerates digital technologies, KPMG in Canada survey finds. - As many as a third of Canadians who have family doctors have not seen their primary care physicians since the COVID-19 pandemic began and another third haven't seen them as frequently as they normally would, finds a recent survey by KPMG in Canada. ...

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Amazon hiring more than 15,000 employees across Canada; increasing frontline pay

13-Sep-2021 08:11 AM

Amazon Canada today announced its commitment to hiring 15,000 full-time and part-time employees across Canada and increasing employees' wages. Frontline employees will receive $17 per hour to $21.65 per hour with comprehensive benefits starting on day one, including access to health, dental and vision benefits, training and education programs, like ...

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RNAO and OMA condemn anti-vaccine protests outside hospitals

12-Sep-2021 08:14 PM

The professional associations representing Ontario's nurses and doctors strongly condemn the protests that are making it difficult for patients and health-care workers to get in and out of hospitals where they work or receive care. Most people who go to hospitals go there because they have to. They are sick. They need urgent, emergency or ...

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2021 Toronto Zoo. In our Nature Installation Reveal

12-Sep-2021 08:11 PM

On September 11, your Toronto Zoo and Mural Routes excitedly revealed the installation of In our Nature at the Zoo’s front entrance. In our Nature is a community-minded multidisciplinary public art project that celebrates Women of Colour in the Scarborough community through five mural panel installations and musical performances. The murals will ...

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Handheld introduces new wearable RS60 Ring Scanner

01-Sep-2021 02:33 PM

Handheld Group, a leading manufacturer of rugged mobile computers, today introduced the RS60 Ring Scanner, a comfortable hands-free scanning solution for use in warehouses, retail, distribution and other situations requiring highly mobile scanning. This device is the second in the newly introduced wearable line from Handheld following the SP500X ...

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KALYDECO® (ivacaftor) as First and Only CFTR Modulator to Treat Eligible Infants With CF Received Health Canada Authorization

01-Sep-2021 08:00 AM

-- Health Canada Grants Marketing Authorization for KALYDECO® (ivacaftor) as First and Only CFTR Modulator to Treat Eligible Infants With CF as Early as Four Months of Age. - Approval provides opportunity to treat the underlying cause of CF earlier than ever before in Canada. - Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (Canada) (Nasdaq: VRTX) today ...

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