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Fighting for safer schools

As children and teachers prepare to return to class – many of them in person after a year of interruptions caused by COVID-19 – parents across the country are organizing to take action to ensure safety their children and school staff.

In Winnipeg, parents are calling on the government to demand regular rapid tests for students and staff, while in Vancouver, many parents have rallied for a mandate to mask elementary and secondary schools.

In Toronto, a mom is asking for more support for children and teachers struggling with online learning, and in Newmarket, Ont., Shameela Shakeel is pushing for strong ventilation systems, smaller classrooms and mandates of vaccination for school personnel to protect children under 12 who are too young to get the shots.

Wherever they are, these parents all share the same ultimate goal: to ensure that their children have the safest learning experience possible. Read more

York Communities for Public Education Co-Chair Shameela Shakeel, a parent and education activist, is pictured outside Bill Crothers High School, Markham, Ont., On August 10. A Shakeel advocacy group started during the COVID-19 pandemic called Families and Educators for Safe Schools in York Region now has more than 4,100 members. (Evan Mitsui / CBC)

Buy a concert ticket? Book your shot first

If you’ve dreamed of seeing live music again and haven’t been vaccinated against COVID-19 yet, you might want to think again.

Canadian events postponed by Live Nation will soon require proof of vaccination or a negative test to attend.

The warrant comes as concert halls and promoters face increasing pressure to describe the steps they are taking to ensure their premises do not become the hotbed of super-diffusing events for COVID-19. Read more

Meanwhile, Porter Airlines announced this week that all employees must be vaccinated against COVID-19 or test negative for the coronavirus before the start of each shift.

The federal government recently announced its intention to make vaccination mandatory for federally regulated employers and workers, as well as for all passengers traveling by plane, boat or train.

Guests are invited to show proof of having been vaccinated against the coronavirus upon arrival for the first day of the Lollapalooza Music Festival on July 29, 2021 in Chicago. The four-day music festival has led to at least 203 cases of COVID-19, which has been characterized as a widely expected amount. (Scott Olson / Getty Images)

Governments must do more to protect communities from climate change, warns Insurance Bureau of Canada

Insurance Bureau of Canada urges government to do more to tackle climate change and better protect communities after a set of EF-2 force tornadoes hit Barrie, Ont., And surrounding communities on July 15 .

According to the office, the tornadoes left 71 homes uninhabitable and resulted in more than 2,200 insurance claims. Early estimates indicate that the tornadoes caused $ 75 million in insurable damage.

While wind damage is typically covered by insurance policies, the agency says it’s time for Canada to create a comprehensive plan to close governance gaps and improve climate defense in its country. together, including improving the current building code to protect against high winds. Read more

The damage trajectory of the tornado that struck Barrie was approximately five kilometers long and up to 100 meters wide. (Grant Linton / CBC)

What else is going on?

Home sales in Canada fell 3% in July as the average price fell to $ 662,000
Prices are still up from last year, but down from the March 2021 high.

Election chief says vote will be safe despite no mandatory vaccination rule for election officials
“There was no COVID-19 epidemic following an in-person vote,” said Stéphane Perrault.

Inflation rate peaks in a decade, at 3.7% in July
Significantly higher prices for furniture and shelters were the main contributors to the increase.

Ravine Crossbows notches have been recalled because they present a risk of laceration
Consumers should immediately stop using the white notches and contact Ravin Crossbows for new ones.

Marketplace needs your help

Did you buy something from a dollar store only to find it collapsing or not performing the way you hoped it would?

Send us your photos of dollar store failure, like the example above sent by the old one Marlet editor-in-chief Donald Chung at [email protected]

Have you had to file an insurance claim for damage caused by floods, hailstorms, tornadoes, forest fires, or other events that may have been caused by climate change?

We want to hear from you! Email us at [email protected]

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