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Metro Manila mayors sought another 15-day extension of the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ)
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Metro Manila mayors sought another 15-day extension of the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ)

MANILA – Malacañang on Monday said it will be more difficult to observe social distancing and other protocols against coronavirus disease (Covid-19) if more areas shift from enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) to less-stringent general community quarantine (GCQ). Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque made this reaction four days before the ECQ being implemented in areas with high cases...

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Fort McMurray cleans up from flood on anniversary of 2016 wildfire evacuation

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. — As residents of Fort McMurray continued to assess their flood-damaged homes and businesses and began the difficult task of cleaning them this weekend, they also marked the anniversary of the start of an evacuation that emptied the northern Alberta city four years ago. “It was evident on May 3, 2016 and it is evident today:...

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Climate protesters shut down bridges in Canadian cities as part of global action

Protesters shut down a handful of bridges across Canada today as part of a global effort to push for more urgent action on climate change. Activists with a group dubbed Extinction Rebellion blocked traffic on bridges in Halifax, Toronto and Edmonton, with similar protests planned for Montreal and Vancouver later in the day. At Edmonton’s Walterdale Bridge, video shows a...

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Oceans, glaciers at increasing risk, including Canada’s: climate report

Damage to Earth’s oceans and glaciers from climate change is outpacing the ability of governments to protect them, a new report from an international scientific panel concludes. The report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says those changes are having direct impacts on human health — including in Canada. “It doesn’t matter where you live in...

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What we know — and what we don’t — about a vaping-related illness

Health officials in London, Ont., say they’ve diagnosed the first−known Canadian case of a vaping−related illness. Their counterparts in the United States have reported hundreds of confirmed and probable cases, including at least six deaths. A look at what we know so far about the phenomenon as the investigation continues: WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS? Health Canada says the symptoms include...