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<b>BEYOND LOCAL:</b> Would-be entrepreneurs need to evaluate work ethic, values before taking the plunge

BEYOND LOCAL: Would-be entrepreneurs need to evaluate work ethic, values before taking the plunge

Toronto-based entrepreneur coach Lisa Jeffs said she’s seen an influx of people who are reassessing their career amid the pandemic
<b>CANADA:</b> StatCan data shows youth unemployment rates have risen during the COVID-19 pandemic

CANADA: StatCan data shows youth unemployment rates have risen during the COVID-19 pandemic

StatCan says pay rates rose for younger employees, but that phenomenon was driven in large part by a reduction in low-paying jobs that were previously held by younger employees
<b>ONTARIO:</b> Youth charged in connection to Thunder Bay school threats sentenced to 12 months probation

ONTARIO: Youth charged in connection to Thunder Bay school threats sentenced to 12 months probation

The repeated threats against Hammarskjold High School in 2018/2019 resulted in the closure of the school for 12 days
<b>COVID-19:</b> Industry plagued by pandemic outbreaks plots comeback

COVID-19: Industry plagued by pandemic outbreaks plots comeback

A lot has changed for the cruise ship industry in the last year and a half
<b>CANADA:</b> Feds' goal is to have Afghan interpreters on planes quickly to Canada, Freeland says

CANADA: Feds' goal is to have Afghan interpreters on planes quickly to Canada, Freeland says

Last week her government announced new immigration measures for what it described as potentially "several thousand" Afghans, including interpreters who worked with the Canadian Armed Forces, staff currently or previously employed at the Canadian Embassy and their families
<b>COVID-19:</b> Business group seeks clarity as Ontario meets first target for further reopening

COVID-19: Business group seeks clarity as Ontario meets first target for further reopening

The province announced Thursday that 80 per cent of residents aged 12 and older have now received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, meaning one of three conditions the province has set for moving beyond Step 3 of its reopening plan has been met
<b>CANADA:</b> Ottawa proposes new rules to crack down on harmful online content

CANADA: Ottawa proposes new rules to crack down on harmful online content

The penalty for violating the would-be laws ranges up to five per cent of a platform's gross global revenue or $25 million, whichever is higher
<b>ONTARIO:</b> Some parents, child cares, call for updates to COVID rules

ONTARIO: Some parents, child cares, call for updates to COVID rules

Pandemic-era guidance for child care centres doesn't allow for group sensory play, such as water tables
<b>COVID-19:</b> Pandemic changed people's views on their future in long-term care, survey suggests

COVID-19: Pandemic changed people's views on their future in long-term care, survey suggests

Long-term care residents have accounted for the majority of COVID-19 deaths in Canada
<b>CANADA:</b> Liberals look to fall for movement on having free tampons, pads in federal workplaces

CANADA: Liberals look to fall for movement on having free tampons, pads in federal workplaces

The government first outlined the proposed change to the labour code two years ago in May 2019, but it wasn't until last October that labour officials decided to look at the issue anew when the government was presented with a petition