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<b>BEYOND LOCAL:</b> Robots could be the next big social influencers

BEYOND LOCAL: Robots could be the next big social influencers

Robot and artificial intelligence are poised to increase their influences within our every day lives
<b>BEYOND LOCAL:</b> Jugs, cartons or bags? Which milk container is best for the environment?

BEYOND LOCAL: Jugs, cartons or bags? Which milk container is best for the environment?

The environmental footprint of milk containers varies substantially
<b>BEYOND LOCAL:</b> NASA launches spacecraft to test asteroid defense concept

BEYOND LOCAL: NASA launches spacecraft to test asteroid defense concept

The DART spacecraft, short for Double Asteroid Redirection Test, lifted off from Vandenberg Space Force Base atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket in a $330 million project
<b>ONTARIO:</b> Taking it all off promotes body acceptance, naturist resort owner says

ONTARIO: Taking it all off promotes body acceptance, naturist resort owner says

Stéphane Deschênes is the owner of Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park in East Gwillimbury and was recently elected the first ever Canadian president of the International Naturist Federation
Ontario reports 854 new COVID-19 cases Saturday

Ontario reports 854 new COVID-19 cases Saturday

Saturday's report includes 580 recoveries and two deaths
<b>BEYOND LOCAL:</b> What a papal apology in Canada for Residential School abuse would mean

BEYOND LOCAL: What a papal apology in Canada for Residential School abuse would mean

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC)’s call to action No. 58 asks the pope to “issue an apology to Survivors, their families, and communities for the Roman Catholic Church’s role in the spiritual, cultural, emotional, physical, and sexual abuse of First Nations, Inuit and Métis children in Catholic-run residential schools,” and to journey to Canada for this purpose
BEYOND LOCAL: How the new COVID-19 variant was found and what we know so far

BEYOND LOCAL: How the new COVID-19 variant was found and what we know so far

Scientists find variants by sequencing samples from people that have tested positive for the virus
<b>ONTARIO:</b> Ford calls for flight ban, other measures in response to new variant

ONTARIO: Ford calls for flight ban, other measures in response to new variant

The premier's demands come after several countries, including the European Union, moved to stop flights from southern Africa over concern about the variant known as B.1.1.529
<b>WORLD:</b> South African scientists detect new virus variant amid spike

WORLD: South African scientists detect new virus variant amid spike

Currently identified as B.1.1.529, the new variant has also been found in Botswana and Hong Kong in travelers from South Africa
<b>BEYOND LOCAL:</b> Private and public violence against women are tightly connected

BEYOND LOCAL: Private and public violence against women are tightly connected

This article by Myrna Dawson , University of Guelph originally appeared on the Conversation and is published here with permission.