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Business in brief

Athena International Management has won the HFM Global’s US Services Award for 'Best Offshore Governance Firm'. The post Business in brief appeared first on Cayman Compass.
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Industry survey: Hedge funds remain resilient amid COVID-19

Research by KPMG and the Alternative Asset Management Association finds that hedge funds have adapted well to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic with many firms continuing to hire and using technology to deal with the new business environment. Based on a survey of 144 hedge fund managers globally with an estimated $840 billion in assets under management, the report found that they have continued to make strategic hires, as the new decentralised nature of working creates opportunities for managers to reach outside of their normal captive locations in the search for new talent. The post Industry survey: Hedge funds remain resilient amid COVID-19 appeared first on Cayman Compass.
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The many benefits of yoga

When you think of coronavirus winners you may think of Netflix, Amazon, Zoom, home-cooking, cycling, the environment and Clorox. Well, another champion is yoga. Stuck within the confines of our homes during lockdown, many of us turned to online yoga videos to move our bodies. Of course, there are many forms of exercise you can […] The post The many benefits of yoga appeared first on Cayman Compass.
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Quarantine

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New regs make home-isolation breaches criminal offence

As government's pilot phase of testing its electronic monitoring of home-isolating passengers began Thursday, new regulations with criminal offences for breaches of the terms of quarantine have kicked in. The post New regs make home-isolation breaches criminal offence appeared first on Cayman Compass.
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Show your Cayman pride

As the island gets back to business and the country rebounds from the impact of COVID-19, many are showing their Cayman pride. Along with supporting local enterprises, it’s a way to salute Cayman’s rich culture and heritage. The post Show your Cayman pride appeared first on Cayman Compass.
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Divers fighting clock as coral rescue continues

Hundreds of divers joined a two-day volunteer effort this week to help save the coral reef at Eden Rock that had been smothered by sand. The post Divers fighting clock as coral rescue continues appeared first on Cayman Compass.
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Robot enabling overseas doctors to consult with patients

With Cayman's borders closed, visiting specialists at the Health Services Authority have not been able to travel due to COVID-19 restrictions, but a robot and a telemedicine suite are enabling them to consult with patients. The post Robot enabling overseas doctors to consult with patients appeared first on Cayman Compass.
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Police seek wanted man

Police have appealed for the public's assistance in locating North Side resident Conway Clive Whittaker who is wanted in connection with number of offences including domestic assault. The post Police seek wanted man appeared first on Cayman Compass.
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Summary Court trials set for Sandra Hill

Trial dates have been set for Cayman Marl Road administrator Sandra Teresa Hill, who is being tried for two separate cases. The post Summary Court trials set for Sandra Hill appeared first on Cayman Compass.
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British Airways arrivals testing geofencing tech

Passengers who arrived on today's British Airways flight are the first test subjects in Cayman to trial geofencing technology and quarantine procedures in preparation for the phased border reopening on 1 Oct. The post British Airways arrivals testing geofencing tech appeared first on Cayman Compass.
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Islam Cayman: ‘Love for all’ includes LGBTQ community

Cayman’s Ahmadiyya Muslim community has rejected recent depictions of Islam in local chat groups and social media pages to promote hatred against the LGBTQ community. The post Islam Cayman: ‘Love for all’ includes LGBTQ community appeared first on Cayman Compass.
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Governor helps Thelma Range celebrate 100th birthday

North Sider Thelma Range, who celebrated her 100th birthday earlier this month, received a visit from Governor Martyn Roper and his wife Elisabeth this week to mark the milestone. The post Governor helps Thelma Range celebrate 100th birthday appeared first on Cayman Compass.
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Barbados pledges same-sex marriage vote, but supporters doubt reform

Barbados has pledged to put same-sex marriage to a public vote, but campaigners said on Wednesday they were wary about any hope of major reform in a nation that still has laws punishing sex between men on its books The post Barbados pledges same-sex marriage vote, but supporters doubt reform appeared first on Cayman Compass.
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Laundry time

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Regiment legislation to be debated next month

The Defence Bill establishing the legal framework for the Cayman Islands Regiment is set to head to the next sitting of the Legislative Assembly, expected to be in October. The post Regiment legislation to be debated next month appeared first on Cayman Compass.
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New bill aims to give legislature administrative independence

A new bill seeking to give the Legislative Assembly independence to manage its own administrative and financial affairs will be debated at the next sitting. The post New bill aims to give legislature administrative independence appeared first on Cayman Compass.
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Looking back in time

Everyone talks about the ‘good old days’ when times were simpler. Take a look at this picture from yesteryear and see if you can spot places, people and scenes you recognise. Owen Roberts International Airport Here is a blast from the past, submitted by Jeanne Ebanks. Jim Ebanks is standing in front of the Owen […] The post Looking back in time appeared first on Cayman Compass.
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Enjoy a day out

After months of sheltering in place, it’s time to rediscover Cayman. Many local attractions have reopened to the public, welcoming guests to explore what’s in their own backyard. The post Enjoy a day out appeared first on Cayman Compass.
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Police plan meeting over late-night violence

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service will meet with government and private security companies on Thursday to discuss problems with late-night, alcohol-related crime. The post Police plan meeting over late-night violence appeared first on Cayman Compass.
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See how Indonesians who didn't wear mask were dealt with

Villagers who refuse to wear masks are being forced by local authorities to dig graves for victims of Covid-19 in one part of rural Indonesia to help convince others to do their part to help stop the pandemic. CNN's Selina Wang reports.
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US holds its second high-profile visit to Taiwan in two months

A high-profile United States official is visiting Taiwan for the second time in two months, the latest sign of warming ties between Washington and Taipei, as Beijing escalates pressure on the self-governed island through a series of military drills and aircraft incursions.
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Novichok found on water bottle suggests Russia's Navalny poisoned before he went to airport, aides say

Traces of poison were found on a bottle of water from the hotel room in Siberia where Alexey Navalny stayed before falling ill, the Russian opposition politician's team said Thursday.
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The pandemic hurt Richard Branson's business empire. He's looking for new deals anyway

The coronavirus pandemic has battered Richard Branson's business empire. Now, the billionaire is going on the offensive.
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A side-by-side comparison of the PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series X

This holiday season will see a showdown between new consoles from two of the biggest names in gaming: Sony and Microsoft.
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Nintendo is discontinuing the 3DS

The Nintendo 3DS is discontinued.
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Will an Apple One subscription save you money? We break it down

Apple's newly announced subscription bundles are the company's latest effort to push its music, streaming video, gaming and other services on users.
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A multibillion-dollar shopping obsession goes mainstream in China

Eight months ago, Meng Hu quit her job as a flight attendant in Guangzhou, China to pursue her dream of becoming an online star.
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US cities are losing 36 million trees a year. Here's why it matters

If you're looking for a reason to care about tree loss, the nation's latest heat wave might be it. Trees can lower summer daytime temperatures by as much as 10 degrees Fahrenheit, according to a recent study.
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How rich people could help save the planet from the climate crisis

Rich people don't just have bigger bank balances and more lavish lifestyles than the rest of us -- they also have bigger carbon footprints.
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How Emma Watson's Met Gala gown changed the red carpet forever

Only just over a decade ago, sustainability in fashion was a fringe issue. But today, it has become a major talking point -- even at important red carpet events, as evidenced by this year's Oscars.
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Will China ever embrace second-hand fashion?

China may produce and consume more apparel than anywhere else in the world, but when it comes to buying pre-owned clothes, the country lags behind fashion's other major players.
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Worried about your lifestyle and the climate? Read these books

Looking for the next step to reduce your environmental fashion footprint? The best way is to read and educate yourself further.
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'Most clothes can be recycled' and 8 other myths

Buying from eco-consicous brands isn't the best way to adopt sustainable style. Your online returns don't end up where you think they do. Investing in luxury fashion over fast fashion doesn't necessarily prevent worker exploitation.
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Is algae the new cotton?

Canadian-Iranian designer Roya Aghighi wants you to imagine that your shirt is alive.
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Why passenger jets could soon be flying in formation

Birds are the undisputed masters of aerodynamics.
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'They've forgotten us': Thousands of Australians stranded overseas

No job, no visa, no health care -- and barred from returning home. This powder keg of misfortunes is the current reality for tens of thousands of expats who hold the world's ninth most powerful passport.
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Scientists say they've figured the odds of catching Covid-19 on a plane

Sitting squeezed between a number of strangers on board an aircraft might feel like a risky position during these uncertain times.
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Left behind because of Covid-19, a tiny dog travels 10,000 miles to rejoin her owners

All the best dogs find their way home eventually. Sometimes, like Pipsqueak the wiener dog, they've got to embark on a journey of more than 10,000 miles to get there.
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The surprises hidden in Microsoft's Flight Simulator

We'd heard about the new Microsoft Flight Simulator's mega-realistic scenery, digitally distilled from satellite imagery. We knew the sim could recreate real-time weather conditions on the go, relayed from live climatic data feeds. Even real-world pilots say that the look and feel of the airplanes are, in so many ways, indistinguishable from the real thing.
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Futuristic 'Flying-V' airplane makes successful maiden flight

Researchers have conducted a successful maiden flight of the Flying-V, a futuristic and fuel efficient airplane that could one day carry passengers in its wings.
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With their club closed, these drag queens are delivering dinner and a show right to your door

A popular San Francisco cabaret and nightclub is making the best of the pandemic shutdown with a meal delivery service that offers a lot more than just food and drinks.
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Actor Cameron Boyce's parents turn his private battle with epilepsy into a quest for a cure

When 20-year-old Cameron Boyce died suddenly after suffering an epileptic seizure in July 2019, fans around the world mourned the loss of a gifted actor whose career was just getting started. Few people knew that behind the scenes, he was privately battling epilepsy.
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New Covid-19 rules for more parts of North and Midlands

Nine of the 10 areas with the highest infection rates in England are in the North West.
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Coronavirus: Virus cases may be hitting 6,000 a day

There has been a clear rise in positive tests among children and young people, random tests found.
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Coronavirus: Tighter national rules considered for England by government

A few weeks of nationwide restrictions to slow a second coronavirus surge could be introduced.
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Bestival death: Ceon Broughton will not face retrial

No further action will be taken against the boyfriend of Louella Fletcher-Michie, the CPS says.
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Coronavirus testing: Simple test gives results in 90 minutes

The device is already being used in some hospitals to identify Covid patients.
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Coronavirus: London's New Year's Eve fireworks cancelled

Mayor Sadiq Khan says "we simply can't afford to have numbers of people congregating".
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Jo Malone denounces her former brand's John Boyega decision

The British perfumer says removing actor John Boyega from his own advert was "utterly despicable".
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UK DIY sales soar but clothing stores fall behind

The amount of retail sales continued to climb in August, but some sectors are still struggling.
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Passengers stuck on plane wing during evacuation

Faced with a large drop, some people re-entered the smoke-filled cabin to find another escape route.
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Police launch homicide inquiry after German hospital hack

Woman dies being transferred from German hospital which is hit by hackers.
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Liam Fox still in running for WTO chief as race narrows

The ex-international trade secretary is in the final five for World Trade Organisation job.
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Coronavirus in Scotland: Weekend 'critical' in fight to halt growth

Nicola Sturgeon warns that some "hard but necessary" decisions will need to be taken in the coming days.
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Coronavirus: How to get a Covid test

What are the tests for coronavirus, who are they for and how do they work?
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Coronavirus: Testing problems leaving families in limbo

Parents are missing work and children kept home from school as they wrestle with the testing system
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Puppy prices soar during coronavirus lockdown

The cost of a puppy has more than doubled, with dogs typically selling for nearly £1,900.
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Covid rules: Which areas are under new coronavirus restrictions?

North-east England is the latest region to face extra restrictions as coronavirus rates rise.
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Coronavirus: Van Morrison lockdown protest songs 'dangerous'

NI Health Minister Robin Swann says the Belfast-born artist should sing songs about saving lives.
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Coronavirus now 19th most common cause of death in Wales

Latest mortality figures show how deaths continue to decline in Wales since the peak of the pandemic.
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Staff blamed for Covid outbreak at Bacup primary school

The eight staff were "ill advised" to attend a party for a former colleague, the head told parents.
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Lockdown 'sexting' blackmail concerns for young people sharing images

One victim was duped into sending nude photographs to someone she later found out was an adult.
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My NHS dentist can fix my son's teeth - if we go private

Why are some dentists able to carry out work on private patients which they are not allowed to do on the NHS?
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Will Halloween and birthday parties be cancelled in Scotland?

The first minister has not ruled out a ban on guising as she warns 'necessary' steps will be taken to halt the spread of coronavirus.
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Where might next Welsh lockdown be?

Health officials are looking for any signs case rates are moving too high - and too fast.
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Six months of heartbreak and loss

Three women describe the different ways in which the Covid-19 pandemic has affected them.
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How stolen Hindu idols were discovered in UK

Officials in India and the UK worked together to find the bronze sculptures.
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Covid symptoms: Is it a cold, flu or coronavirus?

With similar symptoms, deciding whether or not you need to get tested for coronavirus can be tricky.
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How photographers track down stolen pictures

Some call them copyright trolls, but these companies say they defend photographers' rights.
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How the Kanneh-Masons hope to demystify classical music

The siblings on making their first group album with help from Michael Morpurgo and Olivia Colman.
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Quiz of the week: Who scored the Premier League's opening goal?

How closely have you been paying attention to what's been going on during the past seven days?
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Rail replacement services 'humiliating' disabled people

Rules on accessible buses come into force at the end of year but operators say there are not enough.
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Drive-in Car Park Panto to tour UK (Oh yes it is!)

Fans of the festival favourite can watch it from inside their vehicles, instead of a theatre.
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Climate Change: Is the movement diverse enough?

Too white? Too middle class? Activist Fatima explores the climate change movement's diversity.
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Breaking down the Brexit border problem

BBC's Ros Atkins explains the latest Brexit row and the thorny issue of customs checks and Northern Ireland.
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What maths is involved in stirring a cup of tea?

A professor has won £2.3m for applying complex maths to simple situations - like stirring tea.
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Being a fresher during coronavirus

First year students describe their first impressions of university life, with Covid restrictions in place.
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Coronavirus: New restrictions in north-east England

Almost two million people will see more restrictions following a rise in coronavirus cases.
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Coronavirus: Southend walk-through test centre sees long queues

A council has urged people only to turn up at the walk-through facility if they have an appointment.
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Bobby Storey funeral: Mourners asked to attend police interviews

Police have sent letters to a number of people asking them to attend voluntary interviews.
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Coronavirus: Newport and Merthyr Tydfil 'under close watch'

The first minister has spoken to Boris Johnson once since May, calling this "simply unacceptable".
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Crohn's patient 'vomits 30 times a day' and has cardiac arrests

Jessica Elliot has had three cardiac arrests and weighs 5st 7lb as her body rejects food and drink.
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Sorry to burst your COVID-19 'social bubble' but even small gatherings are getting riskier

Whether you call it a social circle, household bubble or some other catchy term, it’s a concept being used across Canada to help people socialize safely. But with COVID-19 case counts rising, some warn the approach is getting riskier.
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Why doctors think you should get the flu shot this year — and soon

As COVID-19 cases climb in many provinces, flu season is also on the horizon. Doctors say there’s more interest in the flu shot this year — and there should be. But they’re warning patients to get the shot sooner rather than later. Here's why.
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Calgary-made whisky named best in the world by annual Whisky Bible

A smooth, Canadian whisky made in Calgary has been named best in the world, by the prestigious Jim Murray's Whisky Bible.
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Why saliva testing for COVID-19 in Canada won't be a panacea for long lineups any time soon

Canadians in several provinces face long lines for a swab to help diagnose COVID-19 as school and workplaces open. New testing technologies could help, but doctors say they won't be a silver bullet.
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COVID-19 medical coverage now available even though Canadians advised to avoid international travel

Several insurance providers and airlines are lining up to offer travellers COVID-19 medical coverage, despite Canada's advisory to avoid non-essential travel abroad.
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Federal COVID-19 supports for Canadians with disabilities are too little, too late, advocates say

More than six months into the global pandemic, the Liberal government is being accused of failing to meet the needs of the Canadians with disabilities who are among those hardest-hit by the public health crisis.
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TIFF trailblazer Michelle Latimer leads group of Indigenous filmmakers telling their own stories

With Inconvenient Indian and Trickster, filmmaker Michelle Latimer is doing double duty at TIFF. Now, the Indigenous director is working to "decolonize" the set and helping the next generation of storytellers.
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Why birds migrate through cities — and how you can help them succeed

In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we look at ways to help birds migrate through Canadian cities, Arctic sea ice loss and how wildfires far away can have a physical and mental effect on us.
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The boom in household waste and what our garbage tells us about the COVID economy

Some of Canada’s biggest cities are seeing a surge in household waste, and it's thanks to a combination of COVID-related trends such as more online shopping, disposable goods and home renovations.
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N.L. travel ban upheld in provincial Supreme Court ruling

Newfoundland and Labrador Supreme Court Justice Donald Burrage has upheld the province's controversial travel ban, which prohibits non-residents from crossing borders at will.
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Peter Nygard's son fears dad will flee Canada before sex assault investigation is complete

Peter Nygard's son says he fears his father will flee Canada before it's determined whether or not criminal charges can be laid in connection with allegations of sexual assault, leaving no way to bring the fashion mogul back to face his accusers in the future.
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PST in Alberta has long been taboo. Is Jason Kenney the one to finally sell it?

Premier Jason Kenney’s conservative ideology and long-term opposition to tax increases could work in his favour if he ever tried to introduce a provincial sales tax in Alberta, political observers suggest.
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Multiple provinces are seeing a surge in COVID-19 cases. What needs to be done now?

Several provinces including B.C., Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec are seeing a resurgence of the novel coronavirus, with new daily average cases at least doubling since last month in many regions.
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COVID-19 swish, gargle and spit test coming for school aged children in B.C.

British Columbia is introducing a new mouth rinse test for students from kindergarten to Grade 12 to help make it easier for children and teenagers to check whether they have COVID-19.
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N.B. doctor blamed for COVID-19 outbreak receives letter of support from 1,500 physicians

More than 1,500 physicians signed a letter in support of Dr. Jean Robert Ngola, saying he was "unjustly" blamed for a COVID-19 outbreak in Campbellton, N.B., that resulted in 40 cases and two deaths. Earlier this month, a Fifth Estate investigation revealed dozens of other potential sources of the outbreak.
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What we know about Ontario's September surge in COVID-19 infections

Public health officials can't trace how roughly half of Ontario's latest COVID-19 cases got infected, even as Premier Doug Ford prepares fresh measures to try to slow the pace of spread.
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B.C.'s COVID-19 economic recovery plan includes $660M in tax incentives

The B.C. government is pouring $100 million into the province's hard-hit tourism sector as part of its newly unveiled $1.5-billion economic recovery plan.
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Speeding Tesla driver caught napping behind the wheel on Alberta highway

A 20-year-old B.C. motorist who who found reclining behind the wheel of a Tesla while the electric vehicle was on autopilot has been charged by the RCMP in Alberta with speeding.
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Ontario nurses' regulatory body investigating 'cybersecurity incident'

The College of Nurses of Ontario has been dealing with a "cybersecurity incident" that may have compromised the personal information of its almost 200,000 members, CBC News has learned.
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Toronto boy who loves garbage trucks gets big surprise on 3rd birthday

For Wolfgang Reader, the arrival of the neighbourhood garbage workers every Friday is an exciting time.
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