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'Worse than Sept. 11, SARS and financial crisis combined': Tourism industry in crisis

'Worse than Sept. 11, SARS and financial crisis combined': Tourism industry in crisis

In the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, Canada's tourism industry is facing a crisis greater than the combined impacts of Sept. 11, 2001, the SARS outbreak and the global financial crisis, according to a new report.
'It kind of clicks:' Text4Hope program helps with depression, anxiety during pandemic

'It kind of clicks:' Text4Hope program helps with depression, anxiety during pandemic

EDMONTON — Kiara Robillard says she was in a really bad place. During the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, after she was struck by a truck and her spine broke in two places, she moved home to Alberta from California.

Medical panel to investigate spread of coronavirus in PSL

ISLAMABAD — The Pakistan Cricket Board has formed a two-member fact-finding panel to investigate how players were infected with coronavirus in the bio-secure bubble, leading to the postponement of the country’s premier Twenty20 league.
The Latest: UK students off to class backed by virus tests

The Latest: UK students off to class backed by virus tests

LONDON — British children are gearing up to return to school on Monday after a two-month closure, part of what Prime Minister Boris Johnson said was a plan to get the country to “start moving closer to a sense of normality.
'We can do big things,' Schumer says as Senate approves aid

'We can do big things,' Schumer says as Senate approves aid

WASHINGTON — Tensions were raw ahead of midnight as Republican leader Mitch McConnell rose in the Senate for the purpose of publicly ridiculing Majority Leader Chuck Schumer over the daylong delay as Democrats argued among themselves over the $1.
Russia scores points with vaccine diplomacy, but snags arise

Russia scores points with vaccine diplomacy, but snags arise

MOSCOW — Russia's boast in August that it was the first country to authorize a coronavirus vaccine led to skepticism at the time because of its insufficient testing.
With many vaccinated, Israel reopens economy before election

With many vaccinated, Israel reopens economy before election

JERUSALEM — Israel reopened most of its economy Sunday as part of its final phase of lifting coronavirus lockdown restrictions, some of them in place since September.
COVID-19 pandemic prompts recent newcomers to leave Canada for their home countries

COVID-19 pandemic prompts recent newcomers to leave Canada for their home countries

OTTAWA — The economic and life disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has prompted some recent immigrants to leave Canada and return to their countries of origin, where they have more social and family connections.

German lawmaker to resign after his firm profited from masks

BERLIN — A lawmaker with German Chancellor Angela Merkel's party said Sunday he will give up his seat in parliament and leave politics after it emerged that his company profited from deals to procure masks early in the pandemic — drawing sharp critic
In Newfoundland and Labrador, three ingredients made for explosive COVID-19 outbreak

In Newfoundland and Labrador, three ingredients made for explosive COVID-19 outbreak

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — With her classes, three part-time jobs and a wide circle of friends, Grade 12 student Alika White began Feb. 7 with a full schedule. But after a call from public health officials in St. John’s, N.L.