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<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
<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