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<b>CANADA:</b> Virtual emergency rooms bridge gap between health-care professionals, patients amid pandemic

CANADA: Virtual emergency rooms bridge gap between health-care professionals, patients amid pandemic

Since the onset of COVID-19, doctors say they have been hearing how patients are more and more anxious about going to the hospital
<b>CANADA:</b> Two reports suggest pandemic intensifying inequalities as poor get poorer

CANADA: Two reports suggest pandemic intensifying inequalities as poor get poorer

A pair of new reports say Canada is undergoing a 'K-shaped recovery,' with working-class Canadians going deeper into debt while those at the top prosper
<b>COVID-19:</b> Ontarians unclear on how to access social support during pandemic, survey finds

COVID-19: Ontarians unclear on how to access social support during pandemic, survey finds

More than half of the respondents to the survey said if their families needed extra help, they would not know where to seek it out
<b>BEYOND LOCAL:</b> How personal data is the currency of the digital age

BEYOND LOCAL: How personal data is the currency of the digital age

Many online users give consent for use of their data without worrying about the implications
<b>BEYOND LOCAL:</b> The second wave is here. Have you installed the COVID Alert app?

BEYOND LOCAL: The second wave is here. Have you installed the COVID Alert app?

In order to contain a deadly virus, the COVID Alert app needs to go viral, U of T prof says
<b>ONTARIO:</b> 'We still have an acute staffing shortage,' long-term care commission hears

ONTARIO: 'We still have an acute staffing shortage,' long-term care commission hears

Nearly 1,900 people in long-term care have died from COVID-19 since the pandemic began
<b>CANADA:</b> RCMP pension plan discriminates against women, Supreme Court rules

CANADA: RCMP pension plan discriminates against women, Supreme Court rules

Courts determined job-sharers were mostly women who needed to care for their children, putting female employees at a disadvantage
<b>BEYOND LOCAL:</b> How the role of designated driver has modernized

BEYOND LOCAL: How the role of designated driver has modernized

The concept of Buddy Circles expands the designated driver role to include broader substance use and other risks
<b>ONTARIO:</b> Province to avoid charges for some impaired drivers due to COVID-19 court backlog

ONTARIO: Province to avoid charges for some impaired drivers due to COVID-19 court backlog

The ministry consulted with stakeholders such as MADD Canada, Arrive Alive and the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) about the directive
<b>CANADA:</b> Sex trafficking survivors push on despite added challenges from COVID-19 pandemic

CANADA: Sex trafficking survivors push on despite added challenges from COVID-19 pandemic

Case worker says many agencies and resources that women who have been sexually exploited currently rely on aren’t taking clients or are closed all together