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Shift to online learning due to COVID-19 requires rethink of teaching: experts

Shift to online learning due to COVID-19 requires rethink of teaching: experts

HALIFAX — As Canadian universities begin an unprecedented shift toward online classes, Nicole Mensour is experiencing the challenges the sudden plunge into digital learning creates for students.
Feds restrict flights, boost screening at airports following complaints

Feds restrict flights, boost screening at airports following complaints

OTTAWA — The federal government is restricting international flights to certain airports and boosting efforts to screen passengers for COVID-19 even as some provinces and municipalities start to take matters into their own hands over fears Ottawa isn
'On the precipice:' COVID-19 has Canadian Blood Services worried about shortage

'On the precipice:' COVID-19 has Canadian Blood Services worried about shortage

OTTAWA — A senior official with Canadian Blood Services is warning that Canada is facing a critical shortage if it doesn't find a way to make up for a sharp drop in blood donations. Dr.
Tories tweak leadership race approach, but not deadlines for candidates

Tories tweak leadership race approach, but not deadlines for candidates

OTTAWA — The deadlines for the Conservative leadership race will remain fixed, the party said Monday, over the objections of several contenders who say the rapid spread of COVID-19 demands a new approach.
Health officials, police warn of scams exploiting COVID-19 fears

Health officials, police warn of scams exploiting COVID-19 fears

WINNIPEG — Health officials and police are warning people about an email scam taking advantage of people worried about COVID-19 to steal money or sensitive information.
Calls to distress lines jump as COVID-19 sparks dislocation and anxiety

Calls to distress lines jump as COVID-19 sparks dislocation and anxiety

TORONTO — Crisis lines and mental health professionals are seeing a jump in calls as Canadians come to grips with the unprecedented disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the increasingly drastic measures aimed at containing the novel coronav
NewsAlert:B.C. has three more deaths from COVID-19 as 30 more cases reported

NewsAlert:B.C. has three more deaths from COVID-19 as 30 more cases reported

VICTORIA — British Columbia is reporting three additional deaths from COVID-19, all stemming from an outbreak at a care home in North Vancouver. Dr.
GPREP has been a valuable resource to Beaverlodge: Rycroft

GPREP has been a valuable resource to Beaverlodge: Rycroft

Beaverlodge council will consider reform to the Grande Prairie Regional Emergency Partnership (GPREP) with a new Regional Emergency Committee Bylaw Monday.
Workers on the highway lobby for provincial safety regulations

Workers on the highway lobby for provincial safety regulations

Line locators, surveyors, sign maintenance staff and roadside assistance workers are lobbying for a new law requiring motorists to slow down during roadside work.
Barracudas seeking $4.8K worth of renewed fee waivers for pool

Barracudas seeking $4.8K worth of renewed fee waivers for pool

The Beaverlodge Barracudas are seeking a fee waiver to use the pool at a continued rate of $110 per hour, as opposed to the $150 set by the town’s fees policy.