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Council to decide on mandatory masks in Waterloo Region Monday – Kitchener

Waterloo Region Council will hold a special council meeting on Monday afternoon to decide on whether face masks will be mandatory on public transit or in closed public spaces. Council will be asked to consider separate bylaws for transit riders on buses, LRT vehicles and bus shelters as well as enclosed spaces such as stores […]

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Turkey’s policy in Libya threatens EU

The Turkish intervention into the Libyan conflict caused the negative effect for the region: the balance of power changed and the GNA liberated Tripoli from the LNA forces and recently started a big-scale offensive on Sirte city.    On 6th of June after negotiations with the Commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA), Field Marshal […]

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Daphne Bramham: ‘I don’t want Nick to be only a statistic.’

Article content continued So, he would never have figured he’d be that guy who lost playing Russian roulette with fentanyl. He never admitted to relapses. Patricia believed he felt ashamed. But he also couldn’t admit it at Fraser Street. “It’s a conundrum for person like Nick. He wanted to be in sober living. Being around […]

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Quarantine withdrawal syndrome – VoxEurop (English)

In the Spring of 2020, when I had my first (and I hope only) experience of a global quarantine, I suddenly discovered that two very different – if not opposed – people live within me. The first, who has now withdrawn into the shadows, met this pandemic and its shutting up of everyone and everything […]

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In Belfast the Virus Challenges Political Allegiances

I recently received an email from a friend in Mainland Europe. She was pleased to hear Ireland had moved out of Lockdown. Once again, I had to explain that I’m not actually Irish. “It’s complicated,” I wrote, this being Northern Irish shorthand for “sit down, it might take some time to explain this.” Though Belfast, […]

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Some U.S. states accused of misreporting coronavirus testing data to speed reopening – National

Public health officials in some states are accused of bungling coronavirus infection statistics or even using a little sleight of hand to deliberately make things look better than they are. The risk is that politicians, business owners and ordinary Americans who are making decisions about lockdowns, reopenings and other day-to-day matters could be left with the impression […]

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How Coutts, Alta., is getting by one month after COVID-19 border restrictions – Lethbridge

One of Alberta’s southernmost communities has been hit hard by the impacts of the COVID-19 border restrictions over the past month. READ MORE: Coronavirus: 71% of Alberta’s total cases are in Calgary zone; another death brings fatalities to 51 On March 21, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the closure of the Canada-United States border to […]

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UK and EU agree three negotiating rounds for post-Brexit deal

Following a “constructive” videoconference meeting held on Wednesday April 15, UK and EU agreed on the need to organise further negotiating rounds to achieve tangible progress until June’s talks, to reach a post-Brexit deal on their future relationship. In a joint statement issued on Wednesday, EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier and his British counterpart David […]

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Funerals by Zoom: How COVID-19 is changing death, as well as life, in Canada

Fr. Dominic Barber stood on the sidewalk, outside the care home in Markham, Ont., and shouted the prayers through the glass. “God have mercy,” he yelled, his hand held up in a blessing. He could not lay hands on the woman, as she neared death. He could not anoint her with oils. All he could […]

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What we’re learning about National Security from COVID-19

As of this writing, Johns Hopkins, is reporting more than 432,438 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the US, and nearly 1.5m confirmed cases worldwide.  While the battle to save lives is expected to continue until a vaccine is developed (which experts say could still be 12-18 months out), national security experts are focusing on what […]

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