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<b>BEYOND LOCAL:</b> Fire destroys Thunder Bay's Finnish Labour Temple <b>(8 photos)</b>

BEYOND LOCAL: Fire destroys Thunder Bay's Finnish Labour Temple (8 photos)

Fire started in upper level of iconic century-old building
Ontario announces rebate for some businesses' property tax and energy bills

Ontario announces rebate for some businesses' property tax and energy bills

New Ontario Business Costs Rebate Program will start accepting applications mid-January; rebates will be retroactive to December 19
<b>BEYOND LOCAL:</b> Lab-grown meats and cow-free dairy can meet the demand for protein

BEYOND LOCAL: Lab-grown meats and cow-free dairy can meet the demand for protein

While the demand for protein has grown, there has also been an increased interest in and demand for meat and dairy alternatives
BEYOND LOCAL: Dating app users are disclosing STI and vaccine status and queer apps are leading the way

BEYOND LOCAL: Dating app users are disclosing STI and vaccine status and queer apps are leading the way

Apps allow people to find more partners easily, but it doesn’t mean the apps are increasing STI transmission.
<b>BEYOND LOCAL:</b> Give the gift of tech literacy with that device

BEYOND LOCAL: Give the gift of tech literacy with that device

Smartwatches are becoming popular gifts for children and teens
<b>BEYOND LOCAL:</b> Support and collaboration with health-care providers can help people make health decisions

BEYOND LOCAL: Support and collaboration with health-care providers can help people make health decisions

Shared decision-making is a patient-centred approach to health choices that considers a patient’s values as well as clinical evidence.
BEYOND LOCAL: Carbon capture and storage is key to avoiding the worst effects of the climate emergency

BEYOND LOCAL: Carbon capture and storage is key to avoiding the worst effects of the climate emergency

Some industries, including steel and cement, emit carbon dioxide as part of the manufacturing process, and could benefit from carbon capture technologies
<b>BEYOND LOCAL:</b> BIPOC reporter narrates perils of working alone in rural Canada

BEYOND LOCAL: BIPOC reporter narrates perils of working alone in rural Canada

Aaron Hemens says he began seeing “red flags” about two weeks after arriving from Ottawa
<b>BEYOND LOCAL:</b> Pandemic puppy boom drives profits, unleashes havoc on pet businesses

BEYOND LOCAL: Pandemic puppy boom drives profits, unleashes havoc on pet businesses

Some pet-care professionals warn that the canine rush has outpaced capacity to meet the distinct needs of these lockdown-raised pups, raising concerns about how they'll adjust when their owners are no longer home to spoil them with affection
<b>CANADA:</b> Blood service recommends Health Canada end gay blood donation ban

CANADA: Blood service recommends Health Canada end gay blood donation ban

Federal ministers, including the prime minister, have said they want to speed up an end to the gay blood ban, and Health Canada is expected to respond to the blood-service recommendation by the spring