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Consistent communication needed for kids COVID-19 vaccine rollout: experts

Consistent communication needed for kids COVID-19 vaccine rollout: experts

Kelly Grindrod remembers the confusion pharmacists felt last spring as Canada's COVID-19 vaccine policy changed rapidly throughout the rollout, sometimes with little warning.

Police charge driver they say was playing flute at the wheel

BURLINGTON, ONTARIO — Police in Burlington, Ont., say they have charged a driver who was allegedly caught playing the flute at the wheel. Halton police say they pulled over the driver Wednesday as part of an enforcement effort for distracted driving.
In 'Becoming Cousteau,' diving into the depths of Jacques

In 'Becoming Cousteau,' diving into the depths of Jacques

NEW YORK (AP) — Who was Jacques-Yves Cousteau, exactly? He was an oceanographer and explorer but held no scientific degree. He was an environmentalist whose voyages were nevertheless sometimes funded by oil companies seeking drilling sites.

Business groups expect strong uptake of Ontario QR code vaccine certificates

TORONTO — Ontario business groups expect strong uptake of the new provincial app used to verify patrons' proof of COVID-19 vaccination but say they'd like financial support from the government to cover extra costs associated with it.

Stantec buying Cardno's North American and Asia Pacific engineering business

EDMONTON — Shares in Stantec Inc. gained more than 10 per cent Thursday after the company announced a deal to buy Cardno Ltd.'s North American and Asia Pacific engineering and consulting business for US$500 million.
New Toronto company can alert firms to unintended consequences in their AI

New Toronto company can alert firms to unintended consequences in their AI

TORONTO — Rarely a week goes by without Toronto tech worker Karthik Ramakrishnan seeing another example of artificial intelligence gone wrong.
PropTech is making it easier to buy or sell a house online

PropTech is making it easier to buy or sell a house online

CALGARY — Kim and Dave Bailey knew they wanted to build their new home on a lot that would accommodate a three-car garage.
In memoir, Katie Couric writes of feeling betrayed by Lauer

In memoir, Katie Couric writes of feeling betrayed by Lauer

NEW YORK (AP) — On a summer day in the Hamptons last year, Katie Couric and her husband, John Molner, went out for a walk and saw a familiar white jeep drive by with Matt Lauer at the wheel. No waves, no hellos.
Top piano event winner says pandemic helped him concentrate

Top piano event winner says pandemic helped him concentrate

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Canadian winner of what is arguably the piano world’s most important competition says the coronavirus pandemic lockdown helped him concentrate on music, and now he'll have to try to retain the sense of inner peace he gained.
Rapper Young Thug sues over swiped bag that had cash, songs

Rapper Young Thug sues over swiped bag that had cash, songs

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta rapper Young Thug said an apartment concierge let an unknown person take his Louis Vuitton bag holding about 200 unreleased songs and more than $100,000 worth of jewelry and cash.