Delays Turn Canada’s Vaccination Optimism Into Anxiety

After quickly approving a vaccine and getting an early start to inoculations, Canadians worry as the country falls behind in vaccinations.

#calgary-alberta, #canada, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #moderna-inc, #pfizer-inc, #shortages, #vaccination-and-immunization

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‘I’m Speaking Out:’ Calgary Firefighters Allege Decades of Racism

Accusations stretching back 25 years have spurred city officials to acknowledge racism within the department and pledge to address it.

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A Canadian ‘Buy Local’ Effort Fights Amazon on Its Own Turf

A website called Not Amazon was created to drive sales to more than 4,000 independent stores in four cities. The initiative aims to keep expanding.

#calgary-alberta, #canada, #e-commerce, #halifax-nova-scotia, #shopping-and-retail, #small-business, #toronto-ontario, #vancouver-british-columbia

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Glimmers of Hope for a Winter With Tropical Travel

Canada’s public health experts are researching approaches to testing and quarantine that could make travel abroad more feasible.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #calgary-alberta, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #quarantines

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Sledding Athletes Are Taking Their Lives. Did Brain-Rattling Rides and High-Speed Crashes Damage Their Brains?

Not long ago, Pavle Jovanovic was among the world’s top bobsledders. In retirement, he battled mental illness and substance abuse. Were brain injuries the cause of his demise and that of others in his sport?

#bobsledding, #calgary-alberta, #concussions, #depression-mental, #holcomb-steven, #jovanovic-pavle, #luge-racing, #skeleton-sport, #sports-injuries, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #toms-river-nj, #united-states-bobsled-and-skeleton-federation

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