Skip to content

Beyond Local

<b>COVID-19:</b> For working Santas, it won't be a green Christmas as parades, other paid gigs dry up

COVID-19: For working Santas, it won't be a green Christmas as parades, other paid gigs dry up

COVID-19 precautions mean opportunities to greet the big man in person are dwindling this year
<b>ONTARIO:</b> Colleges offer free personal support worker courses to address shortage

ONTARIO: Colleges offer free personal support worker courses to address shortage

The Ontario Public Service Employees Union, which has personal support workers among its members, said more qualified personal support workers are urgently needed.
<b>CANADA:</b> Fake news creates serious issues for battling pandemic, chief public health doc says

CANADA: Fake news creates serious issues for battling pandemic, chief public health doc says

Dr. Theresa Tam says when false information is spread, either intentionally or not, it does not help public health officials ensure the public has the information they need to make the right choices
<b>COVID-19:</b> WestJet to refund some passengers whose flights have been cancelled

COVID-19: WestJet to refund some passengers whose flights have been cancelled

The Calgary-based company said it will begin to contact eligible passengers on Nov. 2, starting with those whose flights were cancelled at the onset of the pandemic last spring
<b>CANADA:</b> Tim Hortons to test deposit program for returnable coffee cups and packaging

CANADA: Tim Hortons to test deposit program for returnable coffee cups and packaging

The test program is expected to start next year at select Toronto restaurants
<b>ONTARIO:</b> New liability law would not protect negligent long-term care providers, Ford says

ONTARIO: New liability law would not protect negligent long-term care providers, Ford says

Bill designed to 'protect front-line workers and small businesses who are following public health rules,' won't prevent lawsuits for 'gross negligence,' government says
<b>WORLD:</b> An argument for eliminating trade restrictions during second wave of COVID-19

WORLD: An argument for eliminating trade restrictions during second wave of COVID-19

At the onset of the pandemic, nearly 100 countries enacted temporary restrictions or bans on the export of medical products
<b>WORLD:</b> OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma to plead to three criminal charges

WORLD: OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma to plead to three criminal charges

The deal comes less than two weeks before a presidential election where the opioid epidemic has taken a political back seat to the coronavirus pandemic and other issues
<b>WORLD:</b> Pope endorses same-sex civil unions in new documentary

WORLD: Pope endorses same-sex civil unions in new documentary

'Homosexual people have the right to be in a family. They are children of God,' says Pope Francis
<b>CANADA:</b> Troops ordered to keep guard up to protect military from COVID-19 resurgence

CANADA: Troops ordered to keep guard up to protect military from COVID-19 resurgence

Troops were warned the pandemic is likely get worse before it gets better, with expectations it could last 12 months or longer and manifest in a number of waves across the country