The Michigan Mink Mystery: How Did an Interspecies Outbreak Unfold?

The puzzling coronavirus cases highlight ongoing surveillance challenges and blind spots.

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New Coronavirus Lineage Discovered in Ontario Deer

Scientists also found signs of possible deer-to-human transmission, but there is no evidence that the new lineage poses an elevated risk to people.

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Putin’s critics call for boycotts of Russian vodka.

The governors of New Hampshire and Ohio announced measures aimed halting the sales of Russian-made and Russian-branded spirits.

#boycotts, #distilled-spirits-council, #new-hampshire, #ontario-canada, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #virginia-department-of-alcoholic-beverage-control, #vodka

Using Science and Celtic Wisdom to Save Trees (and Souls)

Diana Beresford-Kroeger, a botanist and author, has created a forest with tree species handpicked for their ability to withstand a warming planet.

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The Ottawa Trucker Protest Is Both Giddy and Terrifying

Pandemic misery has swelled the ranks of a right-wing protest.

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Defiant Protesters in Canada Brace for a Clampdown

The response of law enforcement in the nation’s capital has been painfully sluggish for many residents. But police signaled they may finally be ready to move in.

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Ontario will no longer require people show proof of vaccination to enter any indoor spaces.

Doug Ford, the premier, said that the change was based on the diminishing number of coronavirus cases and hospitalizations, and was not a concession to the protester.

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Auto Production Restarts After the Ambassador Bridge Is Cleared

But the industry might not return to normal for days, and it still faces a chronic chip shortage that has stunted global production.

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Canada Border Blockades Leave Automakers Scrambling

Some companies are resorting to U.S.-Canada crossings hundreds of miles from the bridges that protesters have blocked.

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How The Trucker Protests Are Snarling the Auto Industry

Blockades of U.S.-Canada border crossings could hurt the auto industry, factory workers and the economy, which are still recovering from pandemic disruptions.

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Source of Mysterious Gas Leak Explosion in Canadian Town Stumps Officials

An explosion last summer in an Ontario community built on 19th-century gas wells has left locals searching for answers and some certainty that their town will ever recover.

#explosions-accidental, #natural-gas, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #ontario-canada

Rosalie Trombley, Who Picked Hits and Made Stars, Dies at 82

As music director for CKLW, a major radio station in the Detroit market, she furthered the careers of Alice Cooper, Bob Seger, the Temptations and many others.

#cklw-am, #deaths-obituaries, #detroit-mich, #ontario-canada, #pop-and-rock-music, #radio, #trombley-rosalie-1939-2021

In Buffalo, Waiting for the Canadians

So far, relaxed travel restrictions between the United States and Canada have not led to a big influx of tourists on either side of the New York-Ontario border. Both sides are waiting, not so patiently.

#buffalo-ny, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hockey-ice, #niagara-ny, #niagara-on-the-lake-ontario, #ontario-canada, #travel-and-vacations

Beavers Misbehave. Canadians Love Them Anyway.

Blamed for flooded fields, damaged roads and the occasional death, the beaver, which has played a seminal role in Canadian history, is now viewed by many as a problem, not a point of national pride.

#alberta-canada, #algonquin-provincial-park-ontario, #beavers, #canada, #floods, #levees-and-dams, #ontario-canada, #royal-canadian-mounted-police

House Hunting in Canada: A Lakeside Super-Cottage in the Muskoka District

Pent-up demand has exploded in Ontario’s ‘cottage country,’ with pandemic buyers seeking turnkey or newly built homes.

#canada, #ontario-canada, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

Truck Attack That Killed a Muslim Family in Canada Was Planned

The police in London, Ontario, say that a 20-year-old driver planned the killings and picked the family because of its faith.

#london-ontario, #muslims-and-islam, #nathaniel-veltman, #ontario-canada

Two Years After Legalizing Cannabis, Has Canada Kept Its Promises?

Legal pot has made Canadian justice a little fairer, with “heavily racialized” arrests for possession mostly ending. But vows on amnesty, illicit sales and Indigenous inclusion are works in progress.

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How Canada Has Become a Pilgrimage Site for ‘Schitt’s Creek’ Fans

The hamlet that was the backdrop for the hit television series Schitt’s Creek has become a pilgrimage site for fans, to the joy and consternation of locals.

#canada, #goodwood-ontario, #levy-daniel-actor, #ontario-canada, #schitts-creek-tv-program, #television

How Many Plants Have We Wiped Out? Here Are 5 Extinction Stories

Botanists have laid out evidence that dozens of North American trees, herbs, plants and shrubs have gone extinct since European settlers arrived.

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Virus Hits Foreign Farmhands, Challenging Canadians’ Self-Image

Outbreaks at farms have made Canadians question how well their system is really protecting vulnerable migrant workers.

#agriculture-and-farming, #foreign-workers, #migrant-labor-agriculture, #ontario-canada, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

An Indigenous Canadian Journalist Was Covering a Protest. Then He Got Arrested.

He is one of four reporters arrested while covering Indigenous affairs in a country that has been trying to make amends for its colonial past.

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Canadians Rejoice as ‘Schitt’s Creek’ Sweeps 2020 Emmy Awards

The Canadian series took top honors in all seven categories in which it was nominated.

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Canada’s Largest Newspaper Changes Hands Amid Vow to Keep Liberal Voice

The Toronto Star’s new owners pledged to keep its tradition of championing liberal causes in a news market dominated by conservative views. Less clear? The plans for fixing the paper’s financial woes.

#canada, #liberal-party-canada, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #newspapers, #ontario-canada, #toronto-ontario, #toronto-star

Canada Will Have a Big Say on the Return of Major Sports in the U.S.

President Trump is pushing for the return of sports soon in the United States. Up in Canada, that’s not happening.

#canada, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #ontario-canada, #quebec-province-canada, #trudeau-justin