Global Fund COVID-19 Report: Deaths from HIV, TB and Malaria Could Almost Double in 12 Months Unless Urgent Action is Taken

26-Jun-2020 04:04 PM

A new report released by the Global Fund today estimates that countries affected by HIV, tuberculosis and malaria urgently need US$28.5 billion to protect the extraordinary progress achieved in the fight against the three diseases in the past two decades. The report, Mitigating the Impact of COVID-19 on Countries Affected by HIV, Tuberculosis and ...
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RBC provides financial boost to support future Olympians during pandemic

26-Jun-2020 02:33 PM

- RBC's investment will support the programming needs of National Sport Organizations involved in RBC Training Ground. - RBC announced an investment of $230,000 CAD to support the Next Generation programming needs of each National Sport Organization (NSO) involved in its nation-wide talent identification and athlete funding program, RBC Training ...
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Lavazza Drive-In Film Festival Launches in Toronto July 20th

26-Jun-2020 12:00 PM

- The ICFF, presented by IC Savings, and CHIN Radio/TV will host a new initiative this summer at Ontario Place, featuring an incredible line-up of the latest international films representing countries hardest hit by COVID-19. - ICFF, presented by IC Savings, is teaming up with multicultural media company CHIN Radio/TV, in partnership with Ontario ...
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Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and Lumino Health connect patients to local health care providers

26-Jun-2020 10:23 AM

Connecting with a health care provider like a physiotherapist or chiropractor once you're out of the hospital can be a challenge. After a surgery or procedure, patients are eager to get back on their feet but often don't know where to access local care. Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is now offering Lumino Health's Provider Search tool on their ...
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New campaign features real Canadian dairy farmers debunking milk myths through virtual farm tours

26-Jun-2020 08:00 AM

Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) today announced the launch of a new campaign debunking milk myths for millennial parents by giving the floor to the experts: real Canadian dairy farmers. In Hey Dairy Farmer - Parents' Virtual Tour, farmers provide virtual farm tours to enlighten consumers about the high standards practiced on Canadian dairy farms and ...
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COVID-19 shaping venture capital investment in Canada: KPMG

25-Jun-2020 06:22 PM

Like most of the economy, Canada's venture capital investment has been reshaped by COVID-19 in 2020. "While market uncertainty has slowed overall investment in the Canadian sector, funds continue to flow to firms developing technologies to combat the impacts of the coronavirus," says Sunil Mistry, Partner, Private Enterprise and Technology, Media ...
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Government of Canada publishes new regulations to prevent harassment and violence in federal workplaces

25-Jun-2020 04:27 PM

All Canadians deserve a workplace free from harassment and violence. That is why the Government of Canada took action through Bill C-65, the federal anti-harassment and violence legislation, to help keep Canadian workers in federally regulated workplaces, including the most vulnerable, safe. Today, the Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister of Labour ...
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Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation Prepares for Phase 2 Reopening July 1

25-Jun-2020 02:13 PM

- All Islands Of The Bahamas Will Reopen to International Travel; Visitors Must Present Negative COVID-19 Test and Complete an Electronic Health Visa to be Granted Entry. - The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation is preparing for Phase 2 of the Tourism Readiness and Recovery Plan, which will begin on Wednesday, July 1 and allow for the ...
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Unifor releases Road Map for a Fair, Inclusive and Resilient Economic Recovery

25-Jun-2020 12:00 PM

Unifor calls on governments to #BuildBackBetter and reveal a detailed plan to rebuild the economy in a virtual news conference live on Facebook. "Tomorrow's economy cannot look like the one that we left behind, where essential workers could barely get by on low wages, could not access sick pay, and where the social safety net failed them," said ...
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Need a lift? CN Tower to welcome guests back starting July 15, 2020

25-Jun-2020 10:22 AM

The CN Tower announced it will welcome guests back to the CN Tower observation levels starting July 15, 2020. Like every business, the CN Tower has unique challenges and has determined its opening date to allow for the implementation of the safety measures required. "The health and safety of our staff and guests is our top priority," said Peter ...
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Ontario Science Centre honours five Canadian youths for innovative science projects

25-Jun-2020 09:11 AM

-- 15-year-old Ethan Chan of Victoria, BC, wins $15,000 first prize for kidney data monitoring device. - Watch these young innovators—they're already leaders in their communities! The Ontario Science Centre today announced the five winners of the 2020 Weston Youth Innovation Award for their work developing innovative projects—including a machine ...
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WestJet announces organizational changes to secure its future

25-Jun-2020 08:00 AM

Today, WestJet announced organizational changes that will see the company consolidate call centre activity in Alberta, contract out airport operations in all domestic airports outside of Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Toronto, and strategically restructure its office and management staff. The moves are aimed at streamlining WestJet for a ...
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More than 130,000 books are on the way to children served by food banks across Canada through new Read On Canada! initiative

24-Jun-2020 08:11 PM

- Coalition of reading advocates formed in response to pandemic puts books in kids' hands and invites all Canadians to join in the joy of reading. - This week marks the start of Read On Canada!, an exciting initiative from a coalition of reading advocates and Food Banks Canada, supported by the generous donation of books from Canadian publishers ...
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Examination Prep School Operator, AzuriteStyle Co. Newly Develops Cool Antibacterial Face Mask That Enables Nasal Breathing,

24-Jun-2020 06:18 PM

Examination prep school operator, AzuriteStyle Co., Ltd. has developed a cool antibacterial face mask that enables nasal breathing. Due to the coronavirus epidemic, students have been wearing a variety of masks, and lecturers' concerns that "breathing difficulties were preventing sustained concentration" and that "poor quality meant declining brain ...
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AMEX Stands by Local Businesses with Shop Small: A Major Campaign to Support Small Business Revival in Canada and Around the

24-Jun-2020 05:12 PM

- More than half of Canadian business owners say they need a sharp recovery for their business to remain viable; American Express to stimulate support with advertising, marketing and a Cardmember offer. - Today, American Express announces the launch of Shop Small - a major campaign across Canada and a number of other international locations to ...
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Cancellation of the 2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair

24-Jun-2020 03:13 PM

Due to our ongoing concern regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, the excitement of The Royal will have to wait for another year. The Royal's Board of Directors today made the heart-wrenching but unanimous decision to cancel the 2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, originally scheduled for November 6th to 15th at Exhibition Place, Toronto. This treasured ...
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Art Gallery of Ontario to reopen July 2, 2020

24-Jun-2020 01:30 PM

- Explore a world of great art, reconnect and recharge once again; special exhibitions Diane Arbus, Photographs: 1956-1971 and Illusions: The Art of Magic extended until November. - We’ve missed you! Today the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) is excited to announce its plans to safely reopen, following public health and government of Ontario ...
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TIFF unveils plans for Festival 2020

24-Jun-2020 12:00 PM

- Reimagined physical and digital festival will feature exciting new films, talks, and interactive experiences. - TIFF announced today that the 45th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival, taking place September 10–19, is tailored to fit the moment, with physical screenings and drive-ins, digital screenings, virtual red carpets, press ...
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City of Toronto to resume limited Toronto Island Park ferry service with COVID-19 precautions starting June 27

24-Jun-2020 10:20 AM

Mayor John Tory today announced the City of Toronto will resume its public ferry service to Toronto Island Park on June 27, as permitted by Transport Canada. The ferries will operate at 50 per cent maximum capacity, with a number of COVID-19 guidelines and procedures in place to protect passengers and staff, developed in consultation with Toronto ...
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Toronto offering assistance to pet owners struggling to care for their pets due to COVID-19 thanks to community donations

24-Jun-2020 08:00 AM

City of Toronto offering assistance to pet owners struggling to care for their pets due to COVID-19 thanks to community donations Funded by PetSmart Charities® of Canada and donations from Toronto residents, the City of Toronto is providing assistance to pet owners in under-resourced communities and those facing homelessness, who are affected by ...
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COVID-19 World's 1st inactivated COVID-19 vaccine produces antibodies

23-Jun-2020 08:02 PM

A news report by Qu Jian from Science and Technology Daily: The Phase I/II clinical trials of the world's first inactivated COVID-19 vaccine, developed by Wuhan Institute of Biological Products under the China National Biotec Group (CNBG) affiliated to the China National Pharmaceutical Group (Sinopharm), produced antibodies in every participant, ...
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Ontario Introduces New Math Curriculum for Elementary Students

23-Jun-2020 06:23 PM

Focus on the Fundamentals will Better Prepare Students for Jobs of the Future The Ontario government released the province's new elementary math curriculum to better prepare students for work in a rapidly changing world, strengthen math competence and improve grades. The curriculum was developed over two years in consultation with parents, math ...
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Summer programming: what to do at the MAC starting June 24

23-Jun-2020 05:22 PM

The Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal (MAC) is pleased to reopen its doors for visitors as of tomorrow, June 24, at noon, just in time for the Fête nationale du Québec. The admission will be free all day on June 24 (visitors must reserve their ticket online). In addition, the MAC would like to acknowledge the extraordinary work done by ...
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City of Toronto registration for CampTO programs begins tomorrow

23-Jun-2020 04:30 PM

Registration for City of Toronto CampTO programs begins tomorrow for Etobicoke/York and Scarborough districts and on Thursday for remaining districts. The City is offering summer camps across Toronto beginning July 13 as part of its CampTO initiative, following the Province of Ontario announcement that summer day camps can operate during the ...
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