Ontario Takes Steps to Strengthen Postsecondary Education in Northern Ontario

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Proposed changes will make Northern Ontario School of Medicine and Université de Hearst independent, standalone degree granting universities TORONTO — The Ontario government has introduced proposed legislation to establish the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) and Université de Hearst (Hearst) as independent, standalone degree-granting institutions. If passed, the legislation would formally recognize the integral role these institutions play in …

Thomas Vinterberg to make small screen debut

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Los Angeles – Danish filmmaker Thomas Vinterberg will make his small-screen directing debut with upcoming six-part series, Families Like Ours. It will be produced by Danish production outfit Zentropa. Vinterberg, who is currently nominated for best international feature Oscar for his movie “Another Round”, will also co-write the script with Bo Hr Hansen. The two previously joined hands for Vinterberg’s …

Face recognition for enhanced phone security

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New York – Researchers have developed a way to strengthen security by adding facial features such as smiles and winks to the mix. D.J. Lee, Professor at Brigham Young University (BYU) in the US, who has filed a patent on the tech already, said the idea is not to compete with Apple or have the application be all about smartphone …

Benefits of fish oil

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New York – In a new study, published in the journal PLOS Genetics, researchers have found that taking fish oil only provides health benefits if you have the right genetic makeup. They focused on fish oil and the Omega-3 fatty acids it contains, and its effect on triglycerides, a type of fat in the blood and a biomarker for cardiovascular …

Health Canada provides update on safety review of AstraZeneca and COVISHIELD COVID-19 vaccines

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Ottawa – Health Canada is updating Canadians and healthcare professionals about its ongoing safety review of very rare events of blood clots associated with low levels of blood platelets following immunization with the AstraZeneca and COVISHIELD COVID-19 vaccines. After a thorough, independent assessment of the currently available scientific data, Health Canada has concluded that these very rare events may be …

Ontario Helps Women and Youth Train and Find Good Jobs

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ST. CATHARINES — The Ontario government is investing over $560,000 to offer training and mentorship for up to 60 women and youth in the Niagara Region to prepare them for careers in the construction and manufacturing industries. This funding is part of an effort to provide more people with opportunities to find meaningful, well-paying jobs while keeping Ontario competitive in …

Scotiabank Helping Newcomers to Canada with a Special Offer Designed to Make Banking Easier

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StartRight® with up to $1,250 in welcome bonuses, savings & benefits for newcomers TORONTO – Scotiabank is celebrating spring with some exciting offers. Between now and July 29, 2021, clients who open Scotiabank’s Preferred Package bank account and the Scotia Momentum® Visa Infinite* card can earn up to $650 in welcome bonuses. Plus, as a newcomer, when you sign-up for …

Trudeau congratulates Israel on Independence Day

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Ottawa – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today issued the following statement on Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel Independence Day: “Today we join Israelis, Jewish communities, and others in Canada and around the world to celebrate the 73rd anniversary of the establishment of the State of Israel. “For over 70 years, Canada and Israel have been close friends, steadfast allies, and partners in …

Feds Investing $69.9m in Public Transit Infrastructure for Brampton

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BRAMPTON — The safety and well-being of Canadians are top priorities of the governments of Canada and Ontario. Investments in Ontario’s infrastructure during this extraordinary time provide an opportunity to create jobs, stimulate economic growth, and to make our communities more inclusive and resilient. That is why, together, these governments are taking decisive action to help families, businesses and communities …

Crea: National home sales rose 5.2% on m-o-m basis in Mar

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Ottawa – Statistics released today by the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) show national home sales set another all-time record in March 2021 as increased supply became available. Home sales recorded over Canadian MLS® Systems climbed 5.2% between February and March 2021 to set another new all-time record. In the face of continuing strong demand, the increase in sales was …