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Canada handled key aspects of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic better in the first two years of the health emergency than most G10 countries, according to a new study.
Researchers from the University of Toronto and Unity Health Toronto compared COVID-19 infection, death, excess mortality and vaccination rates, social and public health restrictions and economic performance to determine how the G10 countries performed.
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Gay Clarke keeps wondering why things didn't happen differently.
"I did all the what-ifs," she said.
She and her husband, Mark Clarke, lived in Kentville, N.S., until his death at the age of 66 in February.
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Twinkle lights spiral around the trunks of tall spruce trees outside the Dwyer-Odell home in Arundel, a village in the Laurentians, north of Montreal. A wind chime hanging from a branch tinkles. Dozens of wooden hearts, each holding a message for Brayden Odell and his family, decorate the boughs.
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Gay Clarke keeps wondering why things didn't happen differently.
"I did all the what-ifs," she said.
She and her husband, Mark Clarke, lived in Kentville, N.S., until his death at the age of 66 in February.
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Behind prison walls, National Indigenous People’s Day was celebrated this month, with inmates at a Manitoba federal prison granted access to music, drumming and sharing circles — positive steps forward to reconnect Indigenous inmates with their culture and rehabilitate a group that is incarcerated at a disproportionate rate.
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Family-friendly drag events across Canada, many hosted by municipal libraries, have been targeted by a deluge of hateful comments and threats during Pride month, prompting multiple police investigations and renewed concerns about the safety of the LGBTQ community.
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All levels of government need to come together to help solve flood-related infrastructure issues on Manitoba's largest First Nation, the community's director of emergency management says. 
"There is serious work to do," said William Sutherland in an interview Sunday, as the flood-battered community north of Winnipeg was toiling to again try and shore up structures, roads and homes on Peguis First Nation as water levels rise from recent rainfall.
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Some young learners are struggling to build early reading skills while others stumble over math concepts. Repeated pandemic pivots have left students out of practice with classroom learning, impacted their mental health and distanced them from peers.
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All levels of government need to come together to help solve flood-related infrastructure issues on Manitoba's largest First Nation, the community's director of emergency management says. 
"There is serious work to do," said William Sutherland in an interview Sunday, as the flood-battered community north of Winnipeg was toiling to again try and shore up structures, roads and homes on Peguis First Nation as water levels rise from recent rainfall.
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Canada can now seize, sell off Russian assets. What's next?

Selling Russian-owned assets to pay for Ukraine's reconstruction may sound like a logical approach to restitution, but as the Canadian government gains new powers to begin this process, questions remain about how it will work, and whether some issues are headed to court.
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Pride marked by celebrations, arrests and grief around the world

After a pandemic hiatus, Pride events returned to many cities around the world on Sunday.
Streets were once again filled with celebrations and parades, but many others were held under drastically different moods.
Here's a look at how Pride was marked around the world:
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There's no daily commute for Amy McQuaid-England these days.
That's because she's advising clients on social media matters from her home in Brighton, Ont., without having to cross her doorstep.
The communications professional said this "life-changing" style of flexible work allows her to manage the needs of her young family while also managing her business.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin was a target of mockery by leaders of the Group of Seven, as they sat around a table Sunday, commencing their three-day summit in Germany's Bavarian Alps.
Before leaders launched into a discussion regarding the Russian president’s invasion of Ukraine, and their strategies towards immobilizing Russian assets, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson asked if they should remove their jackets -- or if they should “disrobe even further.
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