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<b>BEYOND LOCAL:</b> Retailer that raised salaries to attract talent remains an outlier

BEYOND LOCAL: Retailer that raised salaries to attract talent remains an outlier

When Altitude Sports started hiring for its holiday rush, the Canadian e-commerce retailer ran into a recruiting problem: There weren’t enough people to fill the available positions.
<b>ONTARIO:</b> Province boosts health spending, plans to phase out COVID-19 supports

ONTARIO: Province boosts health spending, plans to phase out COVID-19 supports

Fall economic statement projects a deficit this fiscal year of $21.5 billion, lower than the budget's $33.1-billion projection – largely due to higher-than-expected tax revenues and stronger economic growth
<b>CANADA:</b> Air Canada suspends more than 800 unvaccinated workers under new federal rules

CANADA: Air Canada suspends more than 800 unvaccinated workers under new federal rules

The vast majority of Air Canada's 27,000 cabin crew, customer service agents and others have received both shots, chief executive Michael Rousseau said Tuesday
<b>ONTARIO:</b> University researchers develop new plant-based mask material

ONTARIO: University researchers develop new plant-based mask material

New biodegradable material provides better filtration and breathability than traditional disposable masks
<b>BEYOND LOCAL:</b> Chocolate went from witchcraft to miracle cure in early modern Europe

BEYOND LOCAL: Chocolate went from witchcraft to miracle cure in early modern Europe

So, was there ever a time when chocolate was frightening? Not exactly
<b>BEYOND LOCAL:</b> Spirit photography played a role in grief

BEYOND LOCAL: Spirit photography played a role in grief

At the height of the spiritualism movement, spirit photography offered bereaved family and friends a connection to the departed
Police seek suspects after millions in pure silver bullion stolen

Police seek suspects after millions in pure silver bullion stolen

Investigators say the silver, which was in bullion form, was stolen from a shipping container in Montreal in January of last year.
BEYOND LOCAL: Peatland folklore lent us jack o'lanterns and can inspire climate action now

BEYOND LOCAL: Peatland folklore lent us jack o'lanterns and can inspire climate action now

This article by Derek Gladwin , University of British Columbia was originally seen on the Conversation and is published here with permission.
<b>ONTARIO</b> COVID-19 vaccinations won't be added to list of student immunizations: Moore

ONTARIO COVID-19 vaccinations won't be added to list of student immunizations: Moore

Moore said the government is working with boards and public health units to compile the vaccination status of students to enable better contact tracing and outbreak management
<b>BEYOND LOCAL:</b> Virtual exchanges keep communication lines open for students

BEYOND LOCAL: Virtual exchanges keep communication lines open for students

Since the COVID-19 pandemic introduced travel restrictions and disrupted campus life, some students and faculty members have been searching for alternative ways to experience international learning without having to travel