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<b>BEYOND LOCAL:</b> A national online mental health portal had 1.2 million users in its first year. Is Wellness Together Canada here to stay?

BEYOND LOCAL: A national online mental health portal had 1.2 million users in its first year. Is Wellness Together Canada here to stay?

Almost a quarter of users said they would not have accessed mental health or substance-use care if the website didn’t exist, according to data provided to the Star by Health Canada
CANADA: Maj-Gen. Dany Fortin leaves vaccine rollout post pending military investigation

CANADA: Maj-Gen. Dany Fortin leaves vaccine rollout post pending military investigation

The announcement was made in a release on Friday evening with no further information on the nature of the investigation
<b>CANADA:</b> Federal officials lay out roadmap for post-vaccine life as third wave ebbs

CANADA: Federal officials lay out roadmap for post-vaccine life as third wave ebbs

Tam says at least 75 per cent of eligible adults have to be fully immunized in order for in-person learning at colleges, as well as indoor sports and large family gatherings, to safely resume in the fall
<b>CANADA:</b> Feds should engage UN racism group, though chair independence a question, expert says

CANADA: Feds should engage UN racism group, though chair independence a question, expert says

John Packer, who has carried out human rights inquiries for the UN and is a law professor at the University of Ottawa, said Ottawa should address questions regarding violence inflicted on the Sipekne'katik First Nation during a lobster harvest last fall off southwestern Nova Scotia
<b>COVID-19:</b> Canada unlikely to follow U.S. approach to easing masking rules, doctor says

COVID-19: Canada unlikely to follow U.S. approach to easing masking rules, doctor says

Dr. Howard Njoo said even as more Canadians get their shots, public health measures such as physical distancing, mask wearing and frequent hand washing remain key
<b>ONTARIO:</b> Experts say clarity, collaboration needed for 'two-dose summer'

ONTARIO: Experts say clarity, collaboration needed for 'two-dose summer'

University of Toronto epidemiologist Ashleigh Tuite says the government should clarify its plan for second doses, given the confusing, "piecemeal" vaccination campaign thus far
<b>CANADA:</b> Quebec tables revamp of French-language law, toughens rules for businesses, schools

CANADA: Quebec tables revamp of French-language law, toughens rules for businesses, schools

The 100-page bill, if passed, would toughen sign laws and strengthen language requirements for businesses, governments and schools. It would create a new French-language commissioner and extend language requirements to businesses with 25 employees or more, down from 50
<b>ONTARIO:</b> Audit flags issues with tracking pandemic pay program, other COVID expenses

ONTARIO: Audit flags issues with tracking pandemic pay program, other COVID expenses

Audit found no tracking of when front-line workers received pandemic pay
<b>COVID-19:</b> Transat extends flight suspension until end of July due to travel restrictions

COVID-19: Transat extends flight suspension until end of July due to travel restrictions

Suspension was initially slated to end in mid-June
<b>COVID-19:</b> Ontario to get new AstraZeneca shipment, reserve doses for second shots

COVID-19: Ontario to get new AstraZeneca shipment, reserve doses for second shots

The province announced a pause yesterday on using AstraZeneca for first shots due to an increased risk of a rare blood-clotting syndrome linked to the vaccine