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<b>COVID-19:</b>: Experts urge clearer distancing directions for young people

COVID-19:: Experts urge clearer distancing directions for young people

A science communicator and a university professor both say public health messages targeting young people need to acknowledge that they may be engaging in more risky behaviour
<b>CANADA:</b> Addressing anti-mask protests poses a challenge for leaders, experts say

CANADA: Addressing anti-mask protests poses a challenge for leaders, experts say

An associate professor of philosophy at University of Guelph says anti-mask sentiment is likely a symbol of a larger uncertainty "of what the pandemic will do to us in the long term"
<b>LIVE:</b> Ford, chief medical officer of health to hold press conference

LIVE: Ford, chief medical officer of health to hold press conference

The announcement comes after Ford tightened restrictions on private gatherings
<b>CANADA:</b> Canadians' impression of U.S. reaches lowest level in nearly 20 years, poll says

CANADA: Canadians' impression of U.S. reaches lowest level in nearly 20 years, poll says

Out of the 83 per cent of Canadian participants unimpressed with the U.S. response, 57 per cent rated it as "very bad" and 26 per cent as "somewhat bad"
<b>COVID-19:</b> Some Canadians believe officials exaggerate threat of coronavirus, poll suggests

COVID-19: Some Canadians believe officials exaggerate threat of coronavirus, poll suggests

Broken down by age, younger respondents were more likely than those over 55 to believe statements were being exaggerated
<b>COVID-19:</b> Office furniture shortages loom as Canadians stay home this fall

COVID-19: Office furniture shortages loom as Canadians stay home this fall

The demand is creating a ripple effect that puts extra pressure on production and distribution
<b>COVID-19:</b> Canada-U.S. border to remain closed through Oct. 21

COVID-19: Canada-U.S. border to remain closed through Oct. 21

Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness confirms land crossings will continue to remain closed well into fall to all but essential travelers
<b>CANADA:</b> Fashion brands drop heels, officewear to COVID-proof collections

CANADA: Fashion brands drop heels, officewear to COVID-proof collections

Comfy knits, sweatpants, pajamas, athletic wear, face masks and shoes are in demand as many Canadians continue to work from home and avoid venturing out
<b>CANADA:</b> Industry says wage subsidy extension into 2021 critical for tourism sector to survive

CANADA: Industry says wage subsidy extension into 2021 critical for tourism sector to survive

The Coalition of Hardest Hit businesses says the phaseout of the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy program beginning this month could mean the loss of millions of tourism jobs
<b>CANADA:</b> Doctors say telemedicine spurred by pandemic is here to stay

CANADA: Doctors say telemedicine spurred by pandemic is here to stay

Patient advocates describe the shift as a double-edged sword