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<b>CANADA:</b> Small businesses feeling the pinch of credit-card fees as e-commerce ramps up

CANADA: Small businesses feeling the pinch of credit-card fees as e-commerce ramps up

The Canadian Federation of Independent Business says the proportion of its 100,000 members that rely on online purchases has doubled to 40 per cent since March, when lockdowns to fight the COVID-19 pandemic shuttered storefronts across the country
<b>BEYOND LOCAL:</b> Beautiful books help children read the world

BEYOND LOCAL: Beautiful books help children read the world

Through literary and artistic merit, many picture books attract wider age ranges and engage older adults than ever before. Some titles can even support struggling teen readers
Twitter suspends Trump amid Capitol violence

Twitter suspends Trump amid Capitol violence

In an unprecedented step, Twitter suspended the account of President Donald Trump for 12 hours Wednesday after he repeatedly posted false accusations about the election after his supporters stormed the Capitol following a Trump rally.
<b>CANADA:</b> Prison guards need priority COVID-19 vaccinations, union says

CANADA: Prison guards need priority COVID-19 vaccinations, union says

The call comes as the union hears of plans by the Correctional Service to begin vaccinating inmates Friday
<b>ONTARIO:</b> Families, experts question school reopening plans as COVID-19 cases remain high

ONTARIO: Families, experts question school reopening plans as COVID-19 cases remain high

The new year has brought increasing uncertainty for many families left on tenterhooks, wondering how they can be sure when it's safe to resume classes
<b>U.S. Election:</b> Biden calls on mob to 'pull back,' urges restoring decency

U.S. Election: Biden calls on mob to 'pull back,' urges restoring decency

Biden says the uprising borders on sedition
<b>COVID-19:</b> Ford says Ontario is consulting medical experts on return to in-class learning

COVID-19: Ford says Ontario is consulting medical experts on return to in-class learning

He says the government will be making an announcement on the issue in the coming days
<b>U.S. Election:</b> Trump backers flood D.C., clash with Capitol police as Biden certification begins

U.S. Election: Trump backers flood D.C., clash with Capitol police as Biden certification begins

Video posted to Twitter showed some of the thousands of Trump loyalists who have crowded into the national capital trying to breach barricades while dozens of Capitol police officers struggled to hold them back
<b>COVID-19:</b> Nearly half of Canadians visited friends, family over holidays, new poll suggests

COVID-19: Nearly half of Canadians visited friends, family over holidays, new poll suggests

COVID-19 case numbers are rising, and the poll suggests 62 per cent surveyed have little to no confidence in Canada's ability to limit the spread of COVID-19 over the next few weeks
<b>ONTARIO:</b> Doctors urge high-risk pregnant, breastfeeding women to get access to COVID vaccines

ONTARIO: Doctors urge high-risk pregnant, breastfeeding women to get access to COVID vaccines

Dr. Samantha Hill, a cardiac surgeon in Toronto, says because pregnant and breastfeeding women haven't been included in clinical trials yet she is worried the message many pregnant women are getting is to not get vaccinated