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  • It’s time we cleared the air
    by Martin Slofstra on January 15, 2021 at 8:20 pm

    Unbeknownst to most homeowners, indoor air quality in Canada poses an even greater health hazard than outdoor pollution It’s a little-known fact: outdoor air pollution causes an estimated 4.2 million deaths a year according to the World Health Organization, tied to everything from vehicle exhaust to fires. While major cities in the developing world are

  • Yankees, DJ LeMahieu agree on six-year, $90M deal: report
    by Reuters on January 15, 2021 at 8:19 pm

    DJ LeMahieu and the New York Yankees are finalizing a long-term deal that will return the second baseman to The Bronx, multiple outlets reported Friday. ESPN pegged the contract at six years for $90 million. LeMahieu, 32, won the American League batting championship in 2020 with a .364 average. It was the second career batting

  • Pfizer-BioNTech cutting back vaccine deliveries to Canada due to production issues
    by Canadian Press on January 15, 2021 at 8:05 pm

    OTTAWA — Canada faces an “unfortunate” delay in vaccine deliveries due to Pfizer production issues in Europe, federal officials revealed Friday, chalking it up to the challenges of an unprecedented mass immunization effort while insisting most Canadians will still be vaccinated by fall. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Ottawa was “working day in and day

  • At least 2 barricaded inside Oakville home, area residents told to stay inside
    by Canadian Press on January 15, 2021 at 8:03 pm

    Police say crisis negotiators are working to resolve it safely

  • Tea-time as me-time
    by Martin Slofstra on January 15, 2021 at 7:42 pm

    Since the onset of COVID, sales and consumption of tea have jumped This may be the perfect winter to revive the ritual of afternoon tea, given that it was invented for precisely the circumstances many now find themselves in — having too much time at home on their hands. It was in the first half

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