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ENTERTAINMENT: Hollywood actor Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and family had Covid-19

The former wrestler, who is now the world’s highest-paid actor, said he, his wife and two daughters caught the virus despite being “disciplined” about health protection. He said the positive tests were “a kick in the gut”. Now, he added:

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Manitoba will provide another $52 million for COVID-19 measures in schools

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government is putting up another $52 million to help schools welcome back students during the COVID-19 pandemic. Education Minister Kelvin Goertzen says school divisions can apply to use the money for items such as masks, enhanced

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Canada sending up to $5M in humanitarian aid to Lebanon after Beirut explosion

Canada will provide up to $5 million in humanitarian assistance to help Lebanon and its people  recover from the devastating explosion in Beirut. An initial $1.5 million of that funding will go to the Lebanese Red Cross to provide emergency medical

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Philippines top broadcaster ABS-CBN denied new licence

One of the Philippines’ largest broadcasters, ABS-CBN, has been refused a new licence after being forced off air in May. On Friday, an overwhelming majority of a parliamentary committee rejected as “undeserving” ABS-CBN’s request for a 25-year extension of its

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LIFESTYLE: Plants that are actually easy to keep alive, according to experts

(CNN Underscored) If you’re stuck inside, as so many people are, self-quarantining due to the spread of coronavirus, it can be difficult to occupy yourself and not go crazy. But whether you want to work out, play board games or practice self-care, there are tons of things

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ART: Celebrating Philippine Independence Day through art: Reflections on a revolution that ended colonial rule

This Friday, June 12, marks 122 years of Philippine independence from the Spanish Empire. In 1898, the Philippine Revolution helped end more than 300 years of colonial rule which saw the introduction of Christianity and the seizure of lands in

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Widespread mask-wearing could prevent COVID-19 second wave: study

LONDON — Population-wide face mask use could push COVID-19 transmission down to controllable levels for national epidemics and could prevent further waves of the pandemic disease when combined with lockdowns, according to a UK study published Wednesday. The research, led

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Rally in solidarity with United States protests against racism and police violence, planned in Winnipeg

A rally at the Manitoba Legislature at 6 p.m. Friday will be held in solidarity with events elsewhere and to draw awareness to racism and police brutality against black people here, Hope said. George Floyd, 46, died on May 25

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Philippines’ ABS-CBN goes off air following National Telecommunications order

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 5) — For only the second time in its history, ABS-CBN has gone off the air. The National Telecommunications Commission ordered the giant broadcast network on Tuesday to stop operations due to the expiry of its

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Canada and international partners launch the Coronavirus Global Response

COVID-19 is a global pandemic, spread by a virus that knows no borders. No country will be able to fully recover until we beat it all around the world. We must work together, and Canada is contributing to this fight.

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Support for students and new grads affected by COVID-19

Post-secondary students are feeling the economic impacts of COVID-19. Many students were preparing to start a summer job in May, and are now worried about how to pay rent and cover basic living expenses, while recent graduates are struggling to

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Prime Minister announces further support to help Canadians in need

Canadians across the country are continuing to face challenges during this difficult time, particularly those who are most vulnerable to the health, social, and economic impacts of COVID-19. For many Canadians who were already struggling, it’s even harder now, and

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Prime Minister announces support for Indigenous businesses

Indigenous businesses provide jobs, goods, and services to communities, and are an important part of the Canadian economy. Right now, they are facing challenges and economic hardships due to COVID-19. That is why the Government of Canada is taking action

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Prime Minister announces expanded access to Canada Emergency Response Benefit and support for essential workers

The Government of Canada is taking significant and decisive action to support Canadians and businesses facing hardship as a result of the COVID-19 global pandemic. No Canadian should have to choose between protecting their health, putting food on the table,

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Winnipeg company going all-out to build instant isolation rooms across North America

Winnipeg’s Price Industries is working on supplying a product that helps create a safe space for patients in places like hotel rooms , easing the pressure on health facilities across North America struggling to stay ahead of the COVID-19 health crisis. The

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