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<b>CANADA:</b> Conservative MPs free to travel internationally, Liberal, NDP MPs must stay home

CANADA: Conservative MPs free to travel internationally, Liberal, NDP MPs must stay home

Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole's office said there is no international travel ban in place and the advisory is meant only to help those who are vaccinated make informed decisions about their travel plans
<b>CANADA:</b> Ottawa advises against international travel as provinces prepare to fight Omicron

CANADA: Ottawa advises against international travel as provinces prepare to fight Omicron

Ottawa said it is sending shipments of COVID-19 booster doses and rapid tests to provinces and territories to combat the virus
<b>CANADA:</b> 'Every pandemic runs its course,' Tam assures public in face of Omicron

CANADA: 'Every pandemic runs its course,' Tam assures public in face of Omicron

While COVID-19 might be with us for many years to come, Tam is optimistic the pandemic could end in the foreseeable future
<b>BEYOND LOCAL:</b> Marineland charged for using dolphins and whales in shows

BEYOND LOCAL: Marineland charged for using dolphins and whales in shows

Police say Marineland used dolphins, whales for entertainment purposes in contradiction to laws passed in 2019 that made it an offence for dolphins and whales to perform
<b>ONTARIO:</b> Give gig workers more rights, transparency, benefits, committee recommends

ONTARIO: Give gig workers more rights, transparency, benefits, committee recommends

Of particular interest was the recommendation that the government look into developing a portable benefits plan tied directly to workers, not their employers
<b>BEYOND LOCAL:</b> Booze, Christmas and the end of the world have strong ties to each other

BEYOND LOCAL: Booze, Christmas and the end of the world have strong ties to each other

Facing shortages of everything from turkeys to toys, prioritizing beer and bubbly shows the strong link between Christmas and alcohol
<b>BEYOND LOCAL:</b> Time management has become harder than ever, and that's a good thing

BEYOND LOCAL: Time management has become harder than ever, and that's a good thing

Our grandparents had it easy when it came to time management — society, social norms, business operations and institutions helped them manage their time. Now it’s up to us
<b>BEYOND LOCAL:</b> Our emotions and identity can affect how we use grammar

BEYOND LOCAL: Our emotions and identity can affect how we use grammar

Human language is governed by a grammatical system but a sentence can be grammatical without meaning.
<b>BEYOND LOCAL:</b> Our understanding of black holes has changed over time

BEYOND LOCAL: Our understanding of black holes has changed over time

New technologies have enabled us to learn more about black holes
<b>BEYOND LOCAL:</b> Virus behind COVID-19 spreads quickly and mutations make it unpredictable: experts

BEYOND LOCAL: Virus behind COVID-19 spreads quickly and mutations make it unpredictable: experts

Putting an end to the COVID-19 pandemic will mean priming the immune systems of everyone on Earth but the virus is spreading quickly and may take years to "settle down," says an infectious disease specialist.