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<b>COVID-19:</b> Canadians’ pessimistic pandemic state of mind worsening

COVID-19: Canadians’ pessimistic pandemic state of mind worsening

Provinces are reporting a higher rate of infection, and the fear of increased hospitalizations that will put an extreme strain on the health-care system remains present
<b>CANADA:</b> Restoring civil liberties post-pandemic a concern for legal experts

CANADA: Restoring civil liberties post-pandemic a concern for legal experts

Legal experts who specialize in personal freedoms have spent most of 2020 making sure those public health restrictions didn't go too far and now they're working to ensure those rights are restored when the pandemic finally comes to an end
<b>ONTARIO:</b> 22 per cent of rapid COVID-19 tests in Ontario reporting false negatives, experts say

ONTARIO: 22 per cent of rapid COVID-19 tests in Ontario reporting false negatives, experts say

The Medical Laboratory Professionals' Association of Ontario is encouraging those who test negative from a rapid test to continue to monitor symptoms
<b>COVID-19:</b> University admissions tests like the SAT are under scrutiny

COVID-19: University admissions tests like the SAT are under scrutiny

Many people are wondering if COVID-19 could spell the end of university admission testing
<b>CANADA:</b> Rogers Centre owner shelves plans for Toronto Blue Jays' stadium amid pandemic

CANADA: Rogers Centre owner shelves plans for Toronto Blue Jays' stadium amid pandemic

The telecommunications company and owner of the Blue Jays baseball team says its primary focus this year is keeping staff safe and maintaining operations, and it has no update on the status of the Rogers Centre stadium
<b>WORLD:</b> Canada might not compete at international figure skating championships - if they happen

WORLD: Canada might not compete at international figure skating championships - if they happen

The Swedish Figure Skating Association hopes to hold the March 22-28 event in a "bubble" in Stockholm, the organization said on its website
<b>CANADA:</b> A subdued Black Friday at retailers amid COVID-19 pandemic as sales move online

CANADA: A subdued Black Friday at retailers amid COVID-19 pandemic as sales move online

Retail analysts say some bargain hunters are still expected to shop in brick-and-mortar stores, where possible, in the hopes of snagging a doorbuster deal
<b>COVID-19:</b> How universities can improve equity, access for online learners during a pandemic

COVID-19: How universities can improve equity, access for online learners during a pandemic

Many factors contributed to students’ need for personalized accommodation and support to achieve academically during rapid transitions online due to the COVID-19 pandemic
<b>CANADA:</b> Survey of women's shelters shows abuse more severe during pandemic

CANADA: Survey of women's shelters shows abuse more severe during pandemic

The survey also found 37 per cent of shelters reported changes in the type of violence clients faced, including increased physical attacks resulting in broken bones, strangulation and stabbings
<b>COVID-19:</b> Health Canada expects first vaccine to be approved next month

COVID-19: Health Canada expects first vaccine to be approved next month

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is meeting Dec. 10 to consider whether to give the go-ahead to Pfizer