Monday, November 23, 2020

Prioritizing access to COVID-19 vaccines in Canada


English:

Keep up with Canada news about vaccines. As G20 leaders, including Canada, vow to ensure equitable global access to COVID-19 vaccines, there are greater calls for a national vaccine rollout strategy in Canada.

French:

Tenez-vous au courant des nouvelles du Canada sur les vaccins. Alors que les dirigeants du G20, y compris le Canada, jurent d'assurer un accès mondial équitable aux vaccins COVID-19, il y a de plus en plus d'appels pour une stratégie nationale de déploiement des vaccins au Canada.

For more Canadian news, you could try: Google news Canada, cbc news Canada, Yahoo news Canada, Global news canada, msn news Canada, gm news Canada, Canada news today, fox news Canada, air Canada news, Canada economy news, Ontario Canada news and more.

Sunday, November 22, 2020

Canada is the world's second best country to live in: report


CTV News has the interesting story. USA News and World Report editor Kevin Drew discusses a new report that lists Canada as a top country to live in. 

According to the 2020 Best Countries report by USA News & World Report, Canada is the second best country in the world. The Great White North is second only to Switzerland, which has been ranked #1 in the report for the past four years, and jumps ahead of Japan (which was #2 last year) in the rankings.

Here is what the report says: 25 Best Countries in the World, 2020:

01 Switzerland
02 Canada
03 Japan
04 Germany
05 Australia
06 United Kingdom
07 United States
08 Sweden
09 Netherlands
10 Norway
11 New Zealand
12 France
13 Denmark
14 Finland
15 China
16 Singapore
17 Italy
18 Austria
19 Spain
20 South Korea
21 Luxembourg
22 United Arab Emirates
23 Russia
24 Portugal
25 India

Hard realities from Canada’s COVID-19 2nd wave


CBC News: The National: Take a look at Canada's second Coronavirus COVID-19 wave taking a toll on some of the country's most vulnerable.

Many people might wonder: Why is there a Coronavirus Covid-19 Second Wave? The coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic began early in 2020. At that time, experts wondered if there would be waves of cases, a pattern certainly seen in other virus pandemics.

The overall pattern so far has been one of increasing cases of COVID-19. There is a surge in the summer and a larger one in the fall. Some places that saw a large number of coronavirus Covid-19 infections early on, followed by a decrease, are having a "2nd wave" of increased cases.

The future could have various outcomes. Numbers of infections sure seem to increase during certain times.

Human behavior could cause a spike in coronavirus cases. State and local governments, as well as individual people, are different in their response to the Coronavirus Covid-19 Pandemic. Some follow COVID-19 precautions, such as physical distancing, hand-washing and mask-wearing. Some people don't follow those rules as much. The importance of those precautions is clear: In areas where fewer people are wearing masks and more are gathering indoors to eat, drink, celebrate and socialize, even with family, cases are on the rise.

Herd immunity is a public health term that refers to the fact that, when enough people in a community have immunity from a disease, the community is protected from outbreaks of that disease.

Infectious disease experts at The Johns Hopkins University explain that about 70% of the population needs to be immune to this coronavirus before herd immunity can work. People might be immune from the coronavirus, at least for a while, if they have already had it. However, experts don’t know this, yet.

Without a vaccine, most doctors and scientists agree that a herd immunity approach of letting the virus "take its course" is not acceptable. That is too dangerous.

The following information is according to the COVID-19 Dashboard by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University.

Total Global Cases of Coronavirus Covid-19: 58,615,834

Countries with most cases:

012,229,265 USA
009,139,865 India
006,071,401 Brazil
002,191,180 France
002,071,858 Russia
001,556,730 Spain
001,515,802 United Kingdom
001,408,868 Italy
001,370,366 Argentina
001,248,417 Colombia
001,025,969 Mexico
000,948,081 Peru
000,932,367 Germany
000,861,331 Poland
000,854,361 Iran
000,767,679 South Africa
000,642,215 Ukraine
000,558,779 Belgium
000,540,640 Chile
000,535,321 Iraq

Lynx spotted at Canada post office


A wild cat is seen skulking on the snow banks by the Terrace Bay, Ont, Canada Post office, to the amazement of Beth-Ann Colebourne For the full story: http://www.cbc.ca/1.3008823

A lynx is any of the four species (Canada lynx, Iberian lynx, Eurasian lynx, bobcat) within the medium-sized wild cat genus Lynx. The name lynx originated in Middle English via Latin from the Greek word λύγξ, derived from the Indo-European root leuk- ('light, brightness') in reference to the luminescence of its reflective eyes.

The definition of "skulk" - verb

gerund or present participle: skulking

keep out of sight, typically with a sinister or cowardly motive.
"don't skulk outside the door like a spy!"

move stealthily or furtively.
"he spent most of his time skulking about the corridors"

shirk one's duties or responsibilities.
"we were accused of skulking"

Similar words:
lurk
loiter
hide
conceal oneself
lie in wait
keep out of sight
creep
sneak
slink
move furtively
sidle
slope
pad
prowl
tiptoe
pussyfoot

Canada's 2020 throne speech in under five minutes


National Post shows the top nine highlights from the 2020 Speech from the Throne you need to know.

Read more about the Canada Speech from the Throne here:

In Canada, the Speech from the Throne opens every new session of Parliament. The Speech introduces the government’s direction and goals, and outlines how it will work to achieve them.

On September 23, 2020, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, delivered the Speech from the Throne to open the second session of the 43rd Parliament and outline the government’s agenda.

The goal is to have a stronger and more resilient Canada.

Protecting Canadians from COVID-19
It is the job of the federal government to look out for all Canadians and especially our most vulnerable. We need to work together.

Helping Canadians through the pandemic
The Government is using its fiscal firepower so that Canadians, businesses, and our entire economy have the support needed to weather the storm.

Building back better - a resiliency agenda for the middle class
As we fight for every Canadian and defend everyone’s ability to succeed, we also need to focus on the future, and on building back better.

The Canada we’re fighting for
This is a fight for Canadians today and Canada tomorrow. So we must never forget the values that make us who we are.

Toronto: Preparing for a lockdown


In Toronto, long lineups happened at grocery stores and big box retailers. People stock up in anticipation of Monday's lockdown. Tina Yazdani speaks with one expert who is reminding shoppers that there is no need to panic.

The Ontario government announced that Peel and Toronto are moving into the grey or lockdown zone for at least 28 days. The Ontario government will shutter most non-essential businesses in two of the province's Coronavirus COVID-19 hotspots.

Some things become prohibited starting at 12:01 a.m. on Nov. 23.

What's allowed and what's not in Ontario's lockdown zone: See full list here: https://www.cp24.com/news/what-s-allowed-and-what-s-not-in-ontario-s-lockdown-zone-1.5198271

Indoor organized public events and social gatherings are prohibited, except with members of the same household.

For outdoor gatherings, the limit is 10 people and physical distancing must be followed.

Virtual and drive-in gatherings and events are permitted.

Weddings, funerals and other religious services, rites or ceremonies are allowed with 10 people indoors or 10 people outdoors and physical distancing maintained.

Virtual and drive-in services, rites or ceremonies are allowed.

The province also amended indoor social gathering limits in the red zone from 10 people to 5.

The COVID-19 pandemic, also known as the coronavirus pandemic, is an ongoing pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by the transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), which was first identified in December 2019 in Wuhan, China. The outbreak was declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern in January 2020, and a pandemic in March 2020.

Cough, headache and general weakness are the most common symptoms of Coronavirus Covid-19 reported.

There are lots of things to do in Toronto: some of these things changed because of the Coronavirus Covid-19. There are still things to do in Toronto Canada. Toronto has Toronto raptors, Toronto maple leafs, Toronto blue jays, University of Toronto, Toronto Star, Toronto Sun, Toronto airport, Toronto fc, Toronto hotels, Toronto zoo, Toronto argonauts, airbnb Toronto, Toronto marlies and Toronto film festival.

How Is The GTA Coping With 2020's First Big Snowfall?


CityNews Toronto has interesting snow news. With some areas of the region seeing 15-20cms of snow, how are people coping? Maleeha Sheikh has more from those who braved the flurries and tried to be prepared for the winter ahead.

The Greater Toronto Area (GTA) is the most populous metropolitan area in Canada. It includes the City of Toronto and the regional municipalities of Durham, Halton, Peel, and York. In total, the region contains 25 urban, suburban, and rural municipalities. The southwestern periphery of the Greater Toronto Area begins in Burlington in Halton Region, and extends along Lake Ontario past downtown Toronto eastward to Clarington in Durham Region. Durham Region holds the northernmost municipality in the GTA, although a number of municipalities in the northern periphery of Greater Toronto are situated in York Region.

You might have thought about what was the biggest snowfall in Canada.

1999: A snow record falls
Tahtsa Lake, B.C., set the record for the largest one-day snowfall measured in Canada on Feb. 11. About 145 centimetres fell in the remote area west of Prince George within a 24-hour period.

Pfizer Applies For emergency Use Of Covid Vaccine Amid Testing Bottleneck


Everyone is hoping for useful vaccines to be available as soon as possible. CNBC.com's MacKenzie Sigalos has the day's top business news headlines. Pfizer submitted its Covid-19 vaccine to the FDA for emergency authorization today, kicking off the first step of the approval and deployment process. But CNBC's Bertha Coombs explains how, at the same time, the combination of rising infection and Thanksgiving travel prep is putting a strain on some clinics that offer tests for the virus. Plus, the "After Hours" team dives into the rave reviews for Apple's new M1 chips.

Think about the world's economy, stocks, Coronavirus Covid-19 testing bottlenecks and more.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC at cdc.gov) is a national public health institute in the United States. It is a United States federal agency, under the Department of Health and Human Services, and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. You might have thought about the CDC vaccine schedule.

Vaccines can have various side effects, such as hpv vaccine side effects and shingles vaccine side effects.

Common side effects of HPV vaccine:
Pain, redness, or swelling in the arm where the shot was given
Fever
Headache or feeling tired
Nausea
Muscle or joint pain

Shingrix Shingles Vaccination is interesting. It seems that most people get a sore arm with mild or moderate pain after getting Shingrix, and some also had redness and swelling where they got the shot. Some people felt tired, had muscle pain, a headache, shivering, fever, stomach pain, or nausea.

Vaccines are a wonderful invention of humankind. Some of the most popular internet searches about vaccines include:

shingles vaccine
hpv vaccine
mmr vaccine
tdap vaccine
pneumonia vaccine
measles vaccine
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bcg vaccine
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hepatitis a vaccine
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pneumococcal vaccine
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yellow fever vaccine
typhoid vaccine
flu vaccine
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pertussis vaccine
gardasil vaccine
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dpt vaccine
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hiv vaccine
chicken pox vaccine
bordetella vaccine

In the world, progress has been made with vaccination. In total there are now at least 28 human diseases against which we have effective vaccines. The breakthrough that allowed us to get there was made in the late 18th century, the smallpox vaccine was the very first vaccine.

There are 5 main types of vaccines: attenuated (live) vaccines, inactivated vaccines, toxoid vaccines, subunit vaccines, and conjugate vaccines.

Some people might have thought about whether a vaccine is a live virus or not. Vaccines, such as the measles, mumps, rubella, chickenpox, and nasal spray flu vaccines contain live, but weakened viruses. Unless a person's immune system is weakened, it is unlikely that a vaccine will give the person the infection. People with weakened immune systems should not receive these live vaccines.

How dangerous can mutated coronavirus strains be?


DW News tells you the story about how mutated coronavirus strains were reported among farmed minks. More than 15 million will be culled. Medical experts fear that could jeopardize the effectiveness of future COVID-19 vaccines. Perhaps the virus already found a way to beat the vaccines?

The mink industry in Denmark produces 40 percent of the world's pelts. This makes Denmark the largest producer of mink skins in the world. Ranked third in Denmark's agricultural export items of animal origin, fur and mink skins have a yearly export value of about EUR 0,5 billion. Kopenhagen Fur, located in Copenhagen, is the world's largest fur auction house; annually, it sells approximately 14 million Danish mink skins produced by 2,000 Danish fur farmers, and 7 million mink skins produced in other countries. Mink produced in Denmark is considered to be the finest in the world and is ranked by grade, with the best being Saga Royal, followed by Saga, Quality 1, and Quality 2.

In November 2020, a mutated strain of COVID-19 known as "cluster 5" was detected among minks, leading the Danish Government to order the culling of 17 million minks in order to prevent a resurgence in Coronavirus COVID-19 cases.

Mink are dark-colored, semiaquatic, carnivorous mammals of the genera Neovison and Mustela, and part of the family Mustelidae, which also includes weasels, otters and ferrets. There are two extant species referred to as "mink": the American mink and the European mink.

The economy of Denmark is a modern mixed economy with comfortable living standards, a high level of government services and transfers, and a high dependence on foreign trade. The economy is dominated by the service sector with 80% of all jobs, whereas about 11% of all employees work in manufacturing and 2% in agriculture. Nominal gross national income per capita was the tenth-highest in the world at $55,220 in 2017. Correcting for purchasing power, per capita income was Int$52,390 or 16th-highest globally.

Income distribution is relatively equal, but inequality has increased somewhat during the last decades, however, due to both a larger spread in gross incomes and various economic policy measures.

In 2017, Denmark certainly had the seventh-lowest Gini coefficient (a measure of economic inequality) of the 28 European Union countries. With 5,822,763 inhabitants (1 January 2020), Denmark has the 39th largest national economy in the world measured by nominal gross domestic product (GDP) and 60th largest in the world measured by purchasing power parity (PPP).

In economics, the Gini coefficient (sometimes called the Gini index or Gini ratio) is a measure of statistical dispersion intended to represent the income inequality or wealth inequality within a nation or any other group of people. It was developed by the Italian statistician and sociologist Corrado Gini and published in his 1912 paper Variability and Mutability.

The Gini coefficient measures the inequality among values of a frequency distribution (for example, levels of income). A Gini coefficient of zero expresses perfect equality, where all values are the same (for example, where everyone has the same income). A Gini coefficient of one (or 100%) expresses maximal inequality among values (e.g., for a large number of people where only one person has all the income or consumption and all others have none, the Gini coefficient will be nearly one).

Fauci says Canada 'getting into trouble' as COVID-19 cases surge worldwide


CBC News has the story. Despite two seemingly effective COVID-19 vaccine candidates, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the USA National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, tells CBC News it's not yet time to celebrate.

Canada is certainly having some kind of a second wave of the Coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic. 

Beware of the transmission of Coronavirus COVID-19. COVID-19 spreads from an infected person to others through respiratory droplets and aerosols created when an infected person coughs, sneezes, sings, shouts, or talks. The droplets vary in size from large droplets that fall to the ground rapidly (within seconds or minutes) near the infected person, to smaller droplets, sometimes called aerosols, which linger in the air under some circumstances.

Much is not yet known about this virus. The relative infectiousness of droplets of different sizes is not clear. Infectious droplets or aerosols may come into direct contact with the mucous membranes of another person's nose, mouth or eyes, or they may be inhaled into their nose, mouth, airways and lungs. The virus may also spread when a person touches another person (i.e., a handshake) or a surface or an object (also referred to as a fomite) that has the virus on it, and then touches their mouth, nose or eyes with unwashed hands.

It is important to follow public health measures. The spread of the virus should be reduced. People should continue to think ahead about the actions that they can take to stay healthy and prevent the spread of Coronavirus COVID-19. Measures to reduce COVID-19 in your community are especially important as some areas begin to lift restrictions.

Here are some ways to help reduce the spread of the virus:

Avoid closed spaces, crowded places, close contact settings and close-range conversation or settings where there's:
  • singing
  • shouting
  • heavy breathing (for example, during exercise)
Wear a non-medical mask or face covering when you’re in:
  • public and you might come into close contact with others
  • shared indoor spaces with people from outside your immediate household
Stay home and away from others if you feel sick.
Keep the number of people you have prolonged contact with as small as possible.
Stick to a small and consistent social circle and avoid gathering in large groups.
Talk to your employer about working at home if possible.
Limit contact with those at risk of more severe illness, such as:
  • older adults
  • those with underlying medical conditions
  • those with compromised immune systems
Go outside to exercise.
Maintain a physical distance of 2 metres from people outside of your household.
  • Household contacts (people you live with) don't need to distance from each other unless they're sick or have travelled in the last 14 days.
The World Health Organization called the COVID-19 outbreak a Pandemic on March 11, 2020.

Most Canadians could be vaccinated against COVID-19 by end of 2021


CBC News has the story for you. Most Canadians could be vaccinated against Coronavirus COVID-19 by the end of next year, says Canada's deputy chief public health officer, Howard Njoo. But even when a vaccine becomes available, distributing it will be a massive logistical effort.

You might have thought about the definition of what a vaccine is. A vaccine is a biological preparation that provides active acquired immunity to a particular infectious disease. A vaccine typically contains an agent that resembles a disease-causing microorganism and is often made from weakened or killed forms of the microbe, its toxins, or one of its surface proteins. The agent stimulates the body's immune system to recognize the agent as a threat, destroy it, and to further recognize and destroy any of the microorganisms associated with that agent that it may encounter in the future. Vaccines can be prophylactic (to prevent or ameliorate the effects of a future infection by a natural or "wild" pathogen), or therapeutic (to fight a certain disease that has already occurred, such as cancer).

The administration of vaccines is called vaccination. Vaccination is the most effective method of preventing infectious diseases. The goal is to have widespread immunity due to vaccination. Successes have been made, such as the worldwide eradication of smallpox and the restriction of diseases such as polio, measles, and tetanus from much of the world. The effectiveness of vaccination has certainly been widely studied and verified.

Vaccines that have proven effective include the influenza vaccine, the HPV vaccine, and the chicken pox vaccine. The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that licensed vaccines are currently available for 25 different preventable infections.

The terms vaccine and vaccination are derived from Variolae vaccinae (smallpox of the cow), the term devised by Edward Jenner (who both developed the concept of vaccines and created the first vaccine) to denote cowpox.

Coronavirus: Ontario to move Toronto, Peel Region under lockdown


Canada has increasing daily new cases of Coronavirus Covid-19. The Ontario government announced Friday it is moving COVID-19 hotspots Toronto and Peel Region into lockdown, shuttering businesses such as salons and gyms and moving restaurants to takeout only and malls to curbside pickup.

Schools and child-care centres will remain open.

Premier Doug Ford made the announcement alongside chief medical officer of health Dr. David Williams, health minister Christine Elliott and finance minister Rod Phillips at Queen’s Park.

The new restrictions come into effect at 12:01 a.m. Monday, Nov. 23. There was no end date provided, though Ford said they would see how the new measures work over the next four-weeks.

"Further action is required to avoid the worst-case scenario," Ford said. "I know this is difficult news today. This is not where we want to be. But, I have faith that Ontario will weather this storm together."

The new measures are set to arrive as Ontario reported 1,418 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, along with eight new deaths related to the virus.

Right now is the so-called "second wave" of the Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic. Hopefully, the daily new cases of the virus can be decreased.

2020-2021 Canada winter forecast: Here’s what weather Canadians can expect


Global News has the fantastic winter forecast for you with weather radar. Unfortunately, Coronavirus COVID-19 means that more Canadians will be spending the winter at home instead of outside. Trips to tropical beaches will likely be replaced with local outdoor activities like skiing, skating and snowmobiling, but all of this requires snow.

In a typical La Niña winter, much of southern Canada gets blanketed in snow thanks to an active northern jet stream and an almost constant supply of cold air feeding south from the Arctic.

What does "La Nina" mean for winter? La Nina refers to the periodic cooling of ocean surface temperatures in the central and east-central equatorial Pacific. Typically, La Nina events occur every 3 to 5 years or so, but on occasion can occur over successive years. La Nina represents the cool phase of the El Nino/Southern Oscillation (ENSO) cycle.

Global News chief meteorologist Anthony Farnell has a detailed look at what great weather you can expect across Canada this winter. The weather forecast will fascinate you.

The weather channel has fascinating forecasts for you.

N.L. fisherman shocked to catch a long-nosed chimaera


CBC News brings you the fantastic story about Garry Goodyear fishing for turbot on the Grand Banks of Newfoundland and Labrador when he hauled in a rare long-nosed chimaera. The fisherman says he's never seen anything like the weird creature.

Turbot is an interesting fish. The turbot (Scophthalmus maximus) is a relatively large species of flatfish in the family Scophthalmidae. It is a demersal fish native to marine or brackish waters of the Northeast Atlantic, Baltic Sea and the Mediterranean Sea. It is an important food fish. Turbot in the Black Sea have often been included in this species, but are now generally regarded as separate, the Black Sea turbot or kalkan (S. maeoticus). True turbot are not found in the Northwest Atlantic; the "turbot" of that region, which was involved in the so-called "Turbot War" between Canada and Spain, is the Greenland halibut or Greenland turbot (Reinhardtius hippoglossoides).

The Rhinochimaeridae, commonly known as "long-nosed chimaeras", are a family of cartilaginous fish. They are similar in form and habits to other chimaeras, but have an exceptionally long conical or paddle-shaped snout. The snout has numerous sensory nerve endings, and is used to find food such as tasty small fish. The first dorsal fin includes a mildly venomous spine, used in defense. Long-nosed chimaeras are certainly found in temperate and tropical seas worldwide, from 200 to 2,000 m (660 to 6,560 ft) in depth. These fantastic creatures range from 60 to 140 cm (2.0 to 4.6 ft) in maximum total length, depending on species.

What is cartilaginous? ZOOLOGY - (of a vertebrate animal) having a skeleton of cartilage.

Cartilage is certainly a resilient and smooth elastic tissue, a rubber-like padding that covers and protects the ends of long bones at the joints and nerves, and is a structural component of the rib cage, the ear, the nose, the bronchial tubes, the intervertebral discs, and many other body components.

Trudeau, Johnson announce Canada-UK trade deal ahead of Brexit deadline


Global News is interesting: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, along with International Trade Minister Mary Ng and U.K. Secretary of State for International Trade Liz Truss on Saturday announced a new trade deal between the 2 countries ahead of the Dec. 31 Brexit deadline, which would have triggered new tariffs on a range of Canadian exports.

Under the interim deal, the key provision under the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) would be preserved, which entails the elimination of tariffs on 98 per cent of Canadian exports to Britain. The deal will still require approval by both governments. 

The deal comes after weeks of negotiations since the summer to strike a deal which will help avoid triggering a tariff on exports such as seafood, beef and autos on Jan. 1. 

Brexit (a combination of "British" and "Exit") is the withdrawal of the United Kingdom (UK) from the European Union (EU) and the European Atomic Energy Community (EAEC or Euratom) on 31 January 2020. The UK is to date the first and only country to formally leave the EU after 47 years of membership and cautious integration within the bloc after it first joined its predecessor, the European Communities (EC), on 1 January 1973. It is also thought to be the first country to voluntarily withdraw from an economic and monetary union of countries (although the UK never adopted the Euro). Currently it continues to participate in the European Union Customs Union and European Single Market during a transition period that will certainly end on 31 December 2020.

Brexit: What is the transition period? It seems that the UK left the European Union at 23:00 GMT on 31 January, but that is not the end of the Brexit story. The UK is now in an 11-month period, known as the transition, that keeps the UK bound to the EU's rules.

The transition (also known as the implementation period) will end on 31 December 2020. It cannot be extended beyond that date. It seems that while in transition, the UK remains in both the EU customs union and single market.

This would mean that (until the transition ends) that most things will stay the same. This includes:

- Travelling to and from the EU (including the rules around driving licences and pet passports)
- Freedom of movement (the right to live and work in the EU and vice versa)
- UK-EU trade, which will continue without any extra charges or checks being introduced

In theory, the UK has already left the EU's political institutions. However, many things have stayed the same.

While the UK will no longer have any voting rights, it will continue to follow EU rules during the transition. For example, the European Court of Justice will have the final say over any legal disputes.

Read more information below about Brexit: What is the transition period?


Canada and the UK share a sovereign, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, and are among the oldest parliamentary democracies in the world. Canada and the UK work closely together in many international organizations.

In recent years, Canada and the UK have placed a high priority on the security relationship, which includes military, law enforcement, and intelligence cooperation.

The Commonwealth of Nations is a voluntary association of 54 sovereign states. Known as the "British Commonwealth", the original members were the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Irish Free State, and Newfoundland.

Four Canadian provinces shatter daily COVID-19 records


This Episode of the Global National is pretty interesting for Canada on Nov. 21, 2020. Four Canadian provinces certainly shatter daily Coronavirus COVID-19 records. Canada is preparing for more dark days of the global pandemic. Urgent warnings have been issued by provincial and federal officials across Canada.

Unfortunately, the USA has now surpassed 12 million positive tests for COVID-19. USA broke another daily record of new cases on Friday. However, it seems that tens of millions of Americans are still planning to travel for the Thanksgiving holiday, even after being urged not to.

Both Canada and the United States have Thanksgiving as an important national holiday that occurs in the autumn. Many people consider it to be an important time for families to get together and enjoy a meal together. The history of Thanksgiving is fascinating.

Keep in mind, Thanksgiving Day in Canada is a different date than the United States. Thanksgiving Day in Canada (or in Quebec, jour de l’action de grâce) is in October, not November, as it is south of the border. An explanation for this distinction seems to be that because Canada is geographically situated further north. This means that the brief window of the harvest season comes earlier, so they observe it according to the natural seasonal shift.

Canadians certainly have been celebrating Thanksgiving as an official annual holiday since 1879. However, until 1957, the date was not fixed. The date was moved between October and November.

The type of Thanksgiving meal is similar in Canada and USA. Turkey is the main dish. It is usually accompanied by stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes, sweet corn, other fall vegetables, and pumpkin pie. There are a lot of great thanksgiving side dishes out there. Thanksgiving desserts are fantastic. Also, think about thanksgiving appetizers. Thanksgiving food will satisfy you.

Thanksgiving 2020 in the United States of America is on Thursday, November 26. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone.

There is thanksgiving football. The NFL's Thanksgiving Day interesting games have traditionally included one game hosted by the Detroit Lions since 1934, and one game hosted by the Dallas Cowboys since 1966 (with two exceptions in 1975 and 1977). Since 2006, a third prime time game has also been played on Thanksgiving.

Many people are wondering about store hours, such as Walmart Thanksgiving hours. It seems that Walmart will not be open on Thanksgiving this year. It seems that this year they have decided to close the stores on Thanksgiving Day - November 26.

You could search and find restaurants open on thanksgiving.

Watch out for coronavirus Covid-19 symptoms and stay home if you should. Coronavirus treatment is out there. Keep checking the coronavirus death toll to see what the number have become. The coronavirus update is waiting for you. More coronavirus vaccines are coming out in the future. Coronavirus news are useful to read everyday. The coronavirus cure might be out there. Good luck in your mission to stop the spread of the virus.

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Skunk crossing road in Toronto


Skunks seem to be North and South American mammals in the family Mephitidae. While related to polecats and other members of the weasel family, skunks have as their closest Old World relatives the stink badgers. Skunk crossing road in Toronto is pretty interesting.

There are certainly three groups of skunks represented by eight species in North America, but only two species occur in Canada.

Monday, November 16, 2020

cloudynights.com


https://cloudynights.com - Cloudy Nights Forum

The fantastic astronomical discussion place is here. See the science concepts and techniques that are still valid today. Find that technology has improved greatly since 1990. A cloudy sky might have less stars for you to watch.

See useful forum sections, such as:

Cloudy Nights Announcements
Classifieds
Refractors - Mounts/Tripods - Eyepieces - Cats & Casses
Refractors (A forum for discussing refractor telescopes)
Beginners Forum (No astrophotography)
Binoculars: Best Of Binocular Library, How to Choose Products
Classic Telescopes: Telescopes from an era gone by
User Reviews (About overall optical quality, fine lunar and planetary visuals, and so on)

... And More ...

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is an American computer-animated science fiction comedy film. Don't get cloudy vision - see clearly the night sky stars. You can't see stars on a clear day either: the sky is too bright. In addition to which, when the weather is cloudy the clouds block your line of sight to the beautiful stars.

stargazerslounge.com


https://stargazerslounge.com - Astronomy Discussion Forum - Stargazers Lounge - SGL

Astronomy (from Greek: ἀστρονομία, literally meaning the science that studies the laws of the stars) is a natural science that studies celestial objects and phenomena. The fascinating science uses mathematics, physics, and chemistry in order to explain their origin and evolution.

See many useful forum sections, such as:

Getting Started - General Help and Advice
Getting Started - Equipment Help and Advice
Getting Started With Observing
Getting Started With Imaging
Official SGL Announcements and Events
Activity Streams & Search
StarGaZine
SGL Challenges and Competitions
SGL Star Parties
Star Parties & Astro Events
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There is a beautiful flower called Star Gazer Lily. Lilium 'Stargazer' is a hybrid lily of the 'Oriental group'. Oriental lilies are known for their fragrant perfume, blooming mid-to-late summer. Stargazers are easy to grow and do best in full sunlight. They have a fast growth rate and should be planted in full sun in well-drained loamy or sandy soil.

There is also a star gazer fish. The stargazers are a family, Uranoscopidae, of perciform fish that have eyes on top of their heads. The family includes about 51 species in eight genera, all marine and found worldwide in shallow and deep saltwaters.

There was a TV Show called Star Gazers. Star Gazers (formerly known as Jack Horkheimer: Star Hustler and later Jack Horkheimer: Star Gazer) is a short astronomy show on American public television previously hosted by Jack Foley Horkheimer, executive director of the Miami Space Transit Planetarium.

Star Gazer could be a lot of things. There are discussions out there about foe star gazer, forge of empires star gazer, edcational insights nancy b’s science clb moonscope and star gazer, eso star gazer herald, star gazer lilies, star gazer lillies and various astronomy discussions.

Sunday, November 15, 2020

britastro.org/forum


https://britastro.org/forum - British Astronomical Association Forum

This informative forum is fantastic (British Astronomical Association). Register for online access and log in to enjoy the community talks.

See Articles, Events, Publications, Gallery, Shop, About Information and more.

It's nice to log in to the BAA website. Read about cool things like Stars, Asteroids & Remote Planets.

Popular discussions about something astro include: astro cafe, astro a20, chevy astro, astro seek, astro bot rescue mission, astro members, astro a40 tr, astro mixamp, astro skate, astro gaming a50, astro world, astro burger and chevy astro van.

theskysearchers.com


https://theskysearchers.com - The Sky Searchers Forum

See the fantastic newest and most engaging and inclusive astronomy forum geared for beginners and advanced telescope users, astrophotography devotees and more.

See useful forum sections, like:

Beginners forum - We all started somewhere! Ask your questions here.
Portal - This is our area for Vendors.
General Astronomy Subforums
Astrophotography Photos
Read About How the Forum was Started

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The night sky and day sky has much for us humans to observe. Some sky high stars are beautiful and fascinating. Some might still be searching for their castle in the sky.

"No Man's Sky" is an exploration real-time strategy survival game developed and published by the English indie studio Hello Games.

Sky Zone is a chain of indoor trampoline parks in the United States, Canada, Australia, Colombia, Guam, Guatemala, India, Kuwait, Mexico, Norway, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, and UAE that features numerous connected trampolines.

Skyscanner is a metasearch engine and travel agency based in Edinburgh, Scotland and owned by Trip.com Group, the largest online travel agency in China. The site is available in over 30 languages and is used by 100 million people per month.

Lucy in the Sky is a film about outer space. After an awe-inspiring experience in outer space, an astronaut returns to Earth and starts to lose touch with reality in a world that now sure seems too small.

Sky News is a British free-to-air television news channel and organization.

More popular discussions about the sky include: blue sky, vina sky, iron sky, sky sports, why is the sky blue, october sky, dark sky, fire in the sky, sky castle, iron sky the coming race, vanilla sky, the sky is pink, spirit in the sky, sky blue, Lucy in the sky with diamonds, Ghost Riders in the Sky.

stockhouse.com


https://stockhouse.com - Stock Forums and Message Boards at stockhouse.com

This stock forum has fantastic money discussions. See Small Cap Stock Investor Community and News. Read about small cap stock market news and analysis and portfolio tracking. See investor message boards and forums (bullboards), newsletter aggregation and detailed snapshots.

See informative forum sections, such as:

Bullboards
Showcase Companies (Stockhouse is proud to showcase a portfolio of companies...)
Markets - Commodities - Market Movers - Currencies - TSXV - ...
Canadian Press Releases
USA Press Releases

Some of the most popular forums about stocks include: mdr stock forum, axu stock forum, vive stock forum, six stock message forum, sls stock forum, ntec stock forum, htbx stock forum and ttnp stock forum.

You might have thought about what the definition of a stock is. Stock (also capital stock) of a corporation, is all of the shares into which ownership of the corporation is divided. A single share of the stock really represents fractional ownership of the corporation in proportion to the total number of shares. Stock can be bought and sold privately or on stock exchanges.

Monday, November 9, 2020

Coronavirus COVID-19: Canadian cases surge as unemployment remains high


There are various reasons about what to blame for surging COVID-19 cases across Canada: slow action and complacency. A greater rise in cases could worsen the second wave.

Some experts think that it wouldn't take much to put Canada on a path towards the kinds of outcomes we're seeing in Belgium, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and many American states.

COVID-19 vaccines are expected to roll out in Canada in early 2021.


See the Template: COVID-19 pandemic data / Canada medical cases by Province here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:COVID19_pandemic_data/Canada_medical_cases_by_province

Monday, November 2, 2020

Ducks Quacking : Featuring Mallard Duck, Wigeon, Moorhen, Rook and Mute Swan


Listen to the most interesting bird animal sounds: Ducks Quacking : Featuring Mallard Duck, Wigeon, Moorhen, Rook and Mute Swan. It is also great fun for cats and dogs. Watch happy birds eating together.

Quack quack quack

These are the beautiful sounds you could hear. Perhaps you are looking to find your spirit animal. You could have the desire to watch duck quaking videos. Ducks might quack again and again for you to feed them again. Canada ducks are pleasant creatures to enjoy watching.

Pekin Duck Farm - How To Be Successful By Commercially Pekin Duck Farm


This type of duck is pretty exciting. China is the place of origin of the pekin breed duck.

The weight of this duck is from 3.5 to 4.5 kg at just 3 to 4 months. Pekin duck farms seem to be more profitable than other duck farms.

Enjoy watching this and get more knowledge: Pekin Duck Farm - How To Be Successful By Commercially Pekin Duck Farm

Many people thought: What is the Difference Between Pekin Duck and Peking Duck?

The Pekin or White Pekin is an American breed of domestic duck, raised primarily for meat.

Peking duck is a famous roast duck dish that comes from China. Peking duck originated in Nanjing, and the first ducks used to prepare the dish were small birds with dark feathers. Incidentally, these days, most Peking ducks are prepared using Pekin duck.

You could find these in Canada: Traditional roast duck & other classic Chinese dishes.

Cute Baby Ducks Compilation - Just Animal Videos


These are beautiful and exciting animals. Baby ducks are very cute. Enjoy watching: Cute Baby Ducks Compilation - Just Animal Videos. You will enjoy hearing sounds of the ducks. Hopefully, there is not too much music drowning out their little animal sounds. The little duckling is adorable (the one riding on its mom's back while she is swimming). When furious ducks chase after you, they want to hurt you. Ducks can be some of the most dangerous animals on the planet. Don't lose your friends to duck attacks. Ducks are the favorite animal of many humans. These are definitely some of the most cute little baby ducklings that you have ever seen. You will enjoy Canada Ducks. The the duck entertainment that you deeply desire.

Geese - An Alternate History


There is a lot of imagination to this. Check out: Geese - An Alternate History. If you were looking for a video with pointless goose nonsense, you will not be disappointed. This is "Before history was recorded," however this person can still tell the exact history of how geese happened. Ryan Gosling might have thought it was funny. What does Gosling mean? It is a young goose or a foolish or callow person. Canada Geese will fascinate your imagination.

Geese, Ducks and Gulls


You will enjoy this bird watching. See cool Geese, Ducks and Gulls. Happiness can be as simple as making someone else Happy. Canada Birds will amaze you and entertain you. What a nice day outside.

Canada Geese Fly Away From Pavement


These Canada Geese are beautiful in the parking lot. Watch them Fly Away From the Pavement. Geese are migratory birds. Hopefully, these birds can achieve their flying destination goal. Canada Geese are excellent entertainment.

Geese walk in Parking Lot and grass


Geese walk in Parking Lot and grass. They like to walk around instead of flying sometimes. Probably it is easier to walk on grass, than on pavement.

Geese walk in Home Depot parking lot


Canada Geese walk in Home Depot parking lot. They walk in all the parking lots.

Geese sleep in Home Depot parking lot at night


Night shift at Home Depot has geese sleeping in the parking lot at night. There was a small bird flying inside the building, as well. The Geese sleep in a strict "V" formation. They are probably getting ready to fly together, again. They need to get rest before flying. They slowly and lazily walk away from humans that come near them. The geese sure made a mess in the parking lot. Well, someone else will clean it up. The geese are ready to walk around anywhere they want to. Canada geese are continuing their adventures. Canada Geese have more exciting things ahead of them.

It is estimated that there are at least 7 million Canada Geese present in the area of North America.

Sunday, November 1, 2020

canadiangunnutz.com


https://www.canadiangunnutz.com - CanadianGunNutz.com - Canadian Firearms News and Forums

Guns, firearms, weapons, shooters, cannons, gats, rods, roscoes and shooting irons - you can find everything at the Canadian Gun Nutz Forum.

See Canadian Firearms News and Informative Forums. See the Canadian firearms and guns news source. See the Canadian gun owners community. Take a look at the large free Canadian new and used firearms market place and classifieds.

(Milsurp) Military surplus are goods, usually matériel, that are sold or otherwise disposed of when no longer needed by the military. Entrepreneurs often buy these goods and resell them at surplus stores.

See interesting forum sections:

Equipment Exchange
Milsurp
Reloading
Pistols and Revolvers
Red Rifles
Optics
Canadian Firearms News
Board FAQ: Here you can find answers to often-asked questions

Meaning of "materiel" -  military materials and equipment.
For example, "the shipping of materiel south into the battle zone"

materiel is sometimes confused with material

As of 2020, the Government of Canada has prohibited certain firearms. Check updates to make sure.