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Hundreds of long-term care facilities across Canada have struggled with outbreaks of the novel coronavirus, leaving a string of deaths and communities shaken. In response to the overwhelming outbreaks in Ontario and Quebec homes, the Canadian Armed Forces were deployed to the worst-hit long-term care facilities to help control the spread of COVID-19, the disease
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The past few weeks have been riddled with unconscionable incidents of anti-Black racism and police brutality against Black people. Most notably, George Floyd, a 46-year-old unarmed Black man, died after being arrested by police outside a store in Minneapolis, Minn. The incident was caught on video and circulated online, sparking protests in major cities across the
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Violence and racism towards Black communities in Canada and the United States is nothing new. And these communities have always been vocal about the anti-Black racism they experience on the daily. But non-Black people haven’t always been vocal enough around holding others, institutions and themselves accountable when it comes to tackling oppression, experts and advocates
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From air travel to restaurants and mom-and-pop shops, businesses relying heavily on the in-person customer connection have been hit hard by the novel coronavirus pandemic. Shopping malls are no exception. Retail futurist Doug Stephens ends an interview trying to sound positive about the retail industry. But he acknowledges it’s not easy to be upbeat. “We
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The Minister of Tourism Caroline Proulx and the Minister of Forests, Wildlife and Parks Pierre Dufour announced the government’s first phase of deconfinment in the tourism sector on Wednesday. Quebecers, including residents of the Greater Montreal Area, will be allowed to access campgrounds, cottages, marinas and provincial parks as early as next week. The Société
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With travel restrictions due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic grounding planes and vacation plans, Montreal homeowners are investing in their backyards preparing for a summer staycation. Local West Island company, Pools’R’Us has seen a spike in business this season with pool installations jumping 20 per cent this summer compared to last. “It is tough to
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