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<b>BEYOND LOCAL:</b> Layoff messaging matters, experts say

BEYOND LOCAL: Layoff messaging matters, experts say

Why a company lays off employees and who delivers the message to the public and shareholders is important
<b>COVID-19:</b> PM says Canada almost self-sufficient in PPE as businesses step up

COVID-19: PM says Canada almost self-sufficient in PPE as businesses step up

Having a secure domestic supply will be particularly important if there is a second wave of the deadly virus that causes COVID-19 in the fall, triggering another wild, global scramble for PPE
<b>WATCH:</b> Provincial government to spend $4M on programs for seniors

WATCH: Provincial government to spend $4M on programs for seniors

This funding will allow grassroots organizations to develop programs for senior to combat social isolation
<b>BEYOND LOCAL:</b> How art soothes the soul, helps to ease anxiety and depression

BEYOND LOCAL: How art soothes the soul, helps to ease anxiety and depression

At home or at school, practising art can be used to build capacity for managing mental and emotional well-being
<b>CANADA:</b> COVID-19 increases risk for 'invisible' homeless women, study says

CANADA: COVID-19 increases risk for 'invisible' homeless women, study says

Statistics Canada data from 2019 shows emergency shelters for those fleeing gender-based violence were already turning away nearly 1,000 women and children a day before the COVID-19 pandemic hit
<b>COVID-19:</b> How social interactions at bars, cafés will be different post-coronavirus

COVID-19: How social interactions at bars, cafés will be different post-coronavirus

The question of how we will socialize within bars, restaurants is perplexing for many
<b>CANADA:</b> Homeowners outfitting backyards with pools to deal with COVID-19 pandemic

CANADA: Homeowners outfitting backyards with pools to deal with COVID-19 pandemic

With vacation schedules all messed up this year, homeowners see value in enhancing their homes because they're spending more time there
<b>COVID-19:</b> Air Canada offers refunds to some passengers with cancelled flights

COVID-19: Air Canada offers refunds to some passengers with cancelled flights

The change follows months of backlash as consumer advocates and thousands of passengers continue to seek refund for services paid for but never rendered
<b>CANADA:</b> New transport rules for disabled travellers a step forward but not enough, advocates say

CANADA: New transport rules for disabled travellers a step forward but not enough, advocates say

Terry Green, an Ottawa resident living with multiple disabilities, said transport providers, which have been aware of the new regulations long before the advent of COVID-19, should not use a global pandemic as an excuse to delay long-needed action
<b>WATCH:</b> Provincial government to spend $13M on programs for youth, families

WATCH: Provincial government to spend $13M on programs for youth, families

$13M will be spent to support community-driven and youth-led projects in Ontario