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Muti: Pandemic year silenced culture, leaving world stunned

Muti: Pandemic year silenced culture, leaving world stunned

RAVENNA, Italy — Maestro Riccardo Muti has once again reopened the Italian musical season in his adopted hometown of Ravenna after another — and if all goes well perhaps final — round of pandemic closures.
'Pandemic of hate': Leaders, experts warn anti-lockdown protests linked to far right

'Pandemic of hate': Leaders, experts warn anti-lockdown protests linked to far right

OTTAWA — Online conspiracy theories about COVID-19 and protests against public health orders are helping to spread dangerous ideas laden with racism and bigotry, says a network monitoring hate groups in Canada.
Ontario stay-at-home order may be extended past May 20: Elliott

Ontario stay-at-home order may be extended past May 20: Elliott

TORONTO — Ontario is considering extending a stay-at-home order set to expire next week in an effort to control a devastating third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
DC aims for full reopening, with masks, by June 11

DC aims for full reopening, with masks, by June 11

Washington, D.C., is emerging from its pandemic quarantine.
Iqaluit elders home evacuated after staff member tests positive for COVID-19

Iqaluit elders home evacuated after staff member tests positive for COVID-19

IQALUIT, Nunavut — An elders home in Iqaluit, Nunavut was evacuated on the weekend after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19, with some residents being sent out of the territory.
All of New Brunswick to be at yellow COVID-19 alert level on Tuesday.

All of New Brunswick to be at yellow COVID-19 alert level on Tuesday.

FREDERICTON — Part of northwest New Brunswick that has been under the orange pandemic-alert level will return to the yellow level at midnight tonight.
Vaccinated students attending Alberta university eligible to win full tuition

Vaccinated students attending Alberta university eligible to win full tuition

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — The University of Lethbridge says it's worth a shot for students to get vaccinated before school starts this fall. The university in southern Alberta announced Monday that students who receive a COVID-19 vaccination before Sept.
Starbucks Canada offers all employees three paid sick days until September

Starbucks Canada offers all employees three paid sick days until September

TORONTO — Starbucks is offering all its Canadian retail employees three temporary paid sick days from April 19 to Sept. 25.

Public health tweets struggled to reflect local realities at start of pandemic: study

A new study that examined thousands of tweets from Canadian public health agencies and officials during the first few months of the COVID-19 pandemic suggests many struggled to tailor messaging to local needs.
Ontario likely to mix 1st and 2nd vaccine doses amid lack of AstraZeneca supply

Ontario likely to mix 1st and 2nd vaccine doses amid lack of AstraZeneca supply

TORONTO — Ontario will likely mix and match COVID-19 vaccine doses in light of uncertain future supply of all the shots approved for use in Canada.