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<b>BEYOND LOCAL:</b> How teachers can use video games to motivate students

BEYOND LOCAL: How teachers can use video games to motivate students

‘Gamification’ introduces points, leaderboards, badges and trophies into a classroom
<b>CANADA:</b> Vaccine deliveries enough to fully vaccinate all eligible Canadians by end of July

CANADA: Vaccine deliveries enough to fully vaccinate all eligible Canadians by end of July

Three in four eligible Canadians now have their first dose, and just under one in five are now fully vaccinated
<b>CANADA:</b> Cities should redo planning, permitting to align with housing strategy, minister says

CANADA: Cities should redo planning, permitting to align with housing strategy, minister says

Social Development Minister Ahmed Hussen says some cities and towns have already started to align their permitting and planning process with the federal strategy, but adds many have not
<b>CANADA:</b> Restrictions at U.S. border to remain in place until end of July, Blair says

CANADA: Restrictions at U.S. border to remain in place until end of July, Blair says

Blair says the government will provide details on Monday about plans to let fully vaccinated Canadians and permanent residents enter the country
<b>CANADA:</b> Virtual Supreme Court hearings to continue beyond pandemic, chief justice says

CANADA: Virtual Supreme Court hearings to continue beyond pandemic, chief justice says

The Supreme Court began holding hearings via videoconference, as well as hybrid sessions, last year to help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus
<b>CANADA:</b> Cheap rates, flexible cancellation policies won't last long, travel agencies say

CANADA: Cheap rates, flexible cancellation policies won't last long, travel agencies say

Travel adviser says people are flocking to lock in a winter holiday in warmer climates like the Caribbean, and said Canadians may want to consider booking sooner rather than later so they don’t miss out
<b>BEYOND LOCAL:</b> Pest ... or snack? June bugs are the 'croutons of the sky'

BEYOND LOCAL: Pest ... or snack? June bugs are the 'croutons of the sky'

June bugs can be serious pests of ornamental and agricultural plants, lawns and golf courses, or they can be a crunchy snack for a bird — or human
<b>CANADA:</b> Abusive conditions in Canada's immigration detention system, human rights groups say

CANADA: Abusive conditions in Canada's immigration detention system, human rights groups say

The secretary general of Amnesty International Canada says the country’s abusive immigration detention system is in stark contrast to the rich diversity and the values of equality and justice that Canada is known for
<b>OPINION:</b> For teenagers, the internet helps during lockdowns but it's no substitute for the outside world

OPINION: For teenagers, the internet helps during lockdowns but it's no substitute for the outside world

The internet has helped teenagers continue learning and connect with others
<b>BEYOND LOCAL:</b> Are smartwatches a bigger distraction to drivers than mobile phones?

BEYOND LOCAL: Are smartwatches a bigger distraction to drivers than mobile phones?

Wearable devices, like smartwatches, are becoming ubiquitous