Majority of Americans would welcome using a wearable at work, as companies to plan for safe returns to workplaces

20-Jan-2021 08:15 PM

Nymi, Inc. announced the results of a survey into U.S. consumers' attitudes to wearing employer-issued technology that could keep them safer and drive productivity as companies prepare for hybrid workplaces. The concept described was a workplace wearable to fully integrate employees with corporate systems so that they can seamlessly go through ...
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Blocking Keystone XL would be a big mistake

20-Jan-2021 04:35 PM

The Montreal Economic Institute wishes to respond to the news that U.S. president-elect Joe Biden plans to quickly revoke the Keystone XL pipeline expansion permit. "Blocking the Keystone XL expansion will jeopardize a key project for the Canadian economy which helps support thousands of Canadian families. Some 17,000 direct and indirect jobs are ...
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Biden inauguration: Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters concerned by increased US protectionism and plans to cancel Keystone X

20-Jan-2021 02:26 PM

Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) is urging the federal government to work with the incoming Biden administration to preserve Canadian manufacturers' access to the US government procurement market. Furthermore, the association is concerned with the announcement that the expansion of Keystone XL project would be canceled. The appeal comes as ...
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COVID-19 Vaccination campaign safety: France rolls out the "Medication Shield"

20-Jan-2021 08:00 AM

Synapse Medicine, which was founded by public health physicians, rolls out its Medication Shield technology to increase the safety of the COVID-19 vaccination campaign in France, in collaboration with the regional pharmacovigilance centers (CRPVs) and the French National Agency for Medicines and Health Products Safety (ANSM). This technology comes ...
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HOLIDAYS Festive Lunar New Year series wraps up with a flourish

20-Jan-2021 05:10 AM

- Special collectible issue features all 24 stamp designs from the last 12 years . - As spectacular as the celebration itself, a special set of Lunar New Year stamps was issued today, ushering in the Year of the Ox with a retrospective collection of all 24 colourful stamp designs from the past 12 years. Orchestrated with this special finale in ...
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CRTC launches consultation to strengthen Canadians' online safety

19-Jan-2021 10:12 AM

The CRTC (Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission) launched a consultation on its proposed framework to address botnets, harmful networks of malware-infected computers that are under the control of a malicious actor. Botnets facilitate some of the most damaging cyber attacks, including ransomware and identity theft. These ...
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OPSEU/SEFPO President calls new COVID-focused Vaughan Hospital 'a welcome first step' in strengthening Ontario's health care

19-Jan-2021 08:00 AM

OPSEU/SEFPO President Warren (Smokey) Thomas is commending the Ford government for strengthening Ontario's health care system by opening the COVID-focused Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital but says following up with much more investment is vital. Thomas has been calling on the government to build more hospitals and train and hire more front-line ...
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National Non-Smoking Week: Let's Redefine What a Successful Non-Smoking Strategy Looks Like

18-Jan-2021 06:09 PM

- Imperial Tobacco Canada calls on governments and health groups to take the next step in achieving their tobacco reduction objectives. - Today marks the start of National Non-Smoking Week in Canada. Imperial Tobacco Canada urges governments, health groups, and Canadians to take a moment to look beyond the traditional ways we have defined what ...
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COVID-19 Toronto’s COVID-19 immunization clinic proof-of-concept site ready to open

17-Jan-2021 12:00 PM

Today, Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health Dr. Eileen de Villa and Fire Chief and General Manager of the Office of Emergency Management Matthew Pegg confirmed the City of Toronto’s COVID-19 immunization clinic proof-of-concept site is ready to open Monday. Under the direction of the Ministry of Health and the Province of Ontario's COVID-19 ...
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COVID-19 Ontario's doctors make recommendations to improve long-term care

15-Jan-2021 10:22 AM

Ontario's doctors call on Premier Doug Ford to act quickly to combat forecasts there will be more deaths in long-term care homes in the current pandemic surge than in the first wave. Long-term care residents account for 60 per cent of COVID deaths in Ontario. Since Jan. 1 alone, 198 long-term care residents and two staff have died of COVID-19. ...
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COVID-19 "Implementing COVID-19 Vaccination in Canada - Vaccine Dose Interval"

15-Jan-2021 08:00 AM

- Statement from the Council of Chief Medical Officers of Health: Implementing COVID-19 Vaccination in Canada - Vaccine Dose Interval. - Vaccination is a very important tool to help with the control and long-term management of COVID-19. The availability of safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines is a turning point in the global pandemic. This ...
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Environment Canada celebrates 50th anniversary and 150 years of weather forecasting

14-Jan-2021 08:26 PM

This year, Environment and Climate Change Canada is celebrating 50 years of protecting Canada's environment. The Meteorological Service of Canada, one of Environment and Climate Change Canada's branches, is celebrating 150 years of providing quality weather-forecasting services and information to Canadians. In 1971, Canada became one of the first ...
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COVID-19 Distribute COVID-19 Vaccines Through Community Providers NOW

14-Jan-2021 06:34 PM

-Thousands of community providers stand ready to vaccinate vulnerable populations. - The priority for government right now is to get vaccinations out as effectively and efficiently as possible. The Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) and three of the largest home care providers in the province – SE Health, VON, Bayshore HealthCare – ...
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COVID-19 Teachers and education workers must be prioritized for next phase of the COVID-19

14-Jan-2021 04:22 PM

As governments across the country seek to accelerate the delivery of newly acquired vaccines, many rollout plans are still unclear about who will get vaccinated next. The Canadian Teachers' Federation (CTF/FCE) urges governments to include teachers and education workers on vaccine priority lists immediately. Returning to and maintaining in-person ...
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Lack of federal government aviation plan contributes to new Air Canada layoffs

14-Jan-2021 10:30 AM

Unifor believes the recently announced workforce reductions at Air Canada could have been lessened if the federal government had developed a plan to support Canada's aviation industry. "Today's announcement leaves airline workers with continued disappointment in the federal government's lack of action to support the industry," said Jerry Dias, ...
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COVID-19 Bahamas: CDC Requiring Proof Of A Negative COVID-19 Test For All Air Passengers..

13-Jan-2021 08:12 PM

-Bahamas Ministry Of Tourism And Aviation Statement On CDC Requiring Proof Of A Negative COVID-19 Test For All Air Passengers Arriving In The United States. - The Bahamas Poised to Seamlessly Integrate New CDC Order into Existing Protocols. - Yesterday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that all air passengers ...
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COVID-19 Ortho's VITROS® SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Test for Accurate, Mass-Scale COVID-19 Testing

13-Jan-2021 02:22 PM

- Ortho's VITROS® SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Test is the first high-volume COVID-19 antigen test to receive Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Emergency Use Authorization (EUA). - With utility for mass-scale testing and same-day results for labs, Ortho's latest COVID-19 solution can run up to 130 tests per hour. - The test is run on Ortho's high-volume ...
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COVID-19 Rapid COVID-19 Vaccination Critical for Long-Term Safety of Food, Health...

12-Jan-2021 12:00 PM

New resources released today by FHCP (Food, Health & Consumer Products of Canada) will help employers understand evolving public health guidance on vaccination as the sector continues to work to ensure prioritized distribution of COVID-19 vaccines for food, health, and consumer goods manufacturing workers. Michael Graydon, Chief Executive Officer ...
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HOLIDAYS TD Announces Enhanced Reward Redemption As More Canadians Shop Digitally

19-Dec-2020 04:33 PM

- TD joins Amazon's Shop with Points Program. - Since the pandemic took hold in early spring, Canadian shopping habits are unsurprisingly trending digital. To help expand customers' options when it comes to redeeming rewards online, TD has become the first Canadian bank to join Amazon's Shop with Points program, allowing customers with eligible TD ...
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HOLIDAYS The Beer Store's Holiday Hours and Boxing Day Store Openings

19-Dec-2020 10:22 AM

The holiday season is upon us, and the Beer Store is there for you. Whether you plan to safely enjoy holiday time with those in your household, or share a physically distanced drink with neighbours, friends, and family, the Beer Store has your back. Every year, we are committed to ensuring our customers are well stocked to enjoy the festive ...
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HOLIDAYS Surveys Canadians About Their Holiday Shopping Habits This Year

18-Dec-2020 02:27 PM

The holidays are almost here, and this year more than ever before, Canadians will be turning to online shopping to ensure they get everything they need for the season. According to a recent survey by, a J2 Global business within its Ziff Davis division, a third of Canadian shoppers (33%) plan to spend over $500 on gifts for loved ...
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COVID-19 KPMG: Nearly half of Canadians don't think it is safe to take the COVID-19 vaccin

18-Dec-2020 12:00 PM

- A survey of 2,002 Canadians in the last five days reveals the vast majority want a made-in-Canada solution. - Amid the initial rollout of COVID-19 vaccines, eight in 10 Canadians would line up for a shot within the next three months if it were offered to them, but nearly half question its safety, highlighting the need to bolster public trust and ...
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HOLIDAYS Canadian Pet Owners Share Their Tips on Gifting Pets for the Holidays

18-Dec-2020 10:23 AM

Canadian pet owners are looking forward to spending the holidays with their pets. According to a recent US study conducted by PetSafe® Brand, global leader in pet product solutions, 97% of surveyed pet parents include their pets in their holiday traditions and 96% have purchased holiday gifts for them. To help get us in the holiday spirit, PetSafe® ...
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Researchers look to physical therapy to get arthritis patients moving

18-Dec-2020 08:00 AM

Counseling by a physical therapist has the potential to improve physical activity in people with inflammatory arthritis, according to an Arthritis Research Canada study. Researchers recruited people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) or systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and involved them in an 8-week physical activity intervention. This included an ...
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