Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Health Canada approves first COVID-19 self-test

CBC News in Canada shows Lucira Health Inc.'s test can show a positive result in 11 minutes, and a negative result within 30 minutes. The company's executive VP Kelly Brezoczky says she hopes to have the test available to Canadians by June.

Canada: ‘Vaccine passports’ could be necessary for international travel, Trudeau says

CBC News: The National in Canada shows that Americans who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 may be able to travel to Europe this summer with proof of vaccination. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canadians should expect similar requirements for international travel, but the focus is still on getting through the pandemic.

India hits 200K deaths from COVID-19 and Canada sends help

CBC News in Canada shows that India has recorded more than 200,000 deaths from COVID-19, but infection and death numbers are widely believed to be under-reported. The country faces a huge shortage of hospital beds and medical oxygen.

Canada will Provide 10 Million Dollars To India For Fight Against COVID-19.

Canada: Staff at COVID-19 testing site failed to recognize woman's heart attack symptoms

CBC News in Canada shows that certain changes have been made at B.C.'s Fraser Health Authority after screeners at a COVID-19 testing site failed to pick up on the heart attack symptoms of a Chilliwack woman who thought she may have contracted the coronavirus Covid-19.

Canada: COVID outbreak at Canada Post facility, Ontario sick leave

Take a look at Canada's top headlines: an entire shift at a Canada Post facility in Mississauga has shut down after a COVID-19 outbreak, and more back and forth between the province and Ottawa over a paid sick leave program.

Canada: Ont. amends temporary emergency order allowing hospitals to move patients to LTC without consent

CTV News in Canada shows that Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott announced a temporary emergency order allowing hospitals to send patients to long-term care homes without their consent to free up capacity.

Canada: Trudeau says COVID-19 vaccine certificates "to be expected" as part of pandemic

Global News shows that while there is no definitive answer on whether Canada will mandate COVID-19 vaccination certificates, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Tuesday they are "naturally to be expected" as part of the pandemic.

"As was the case pre-pandemic, certificates of vaccination are a part of international travel to certain regions and are naturally to be expected when it comes to this pandemic and the coronavirus," Trudeau stated. "How we actually roll that out in alignment with partners and allies around the world is something that we’re working on right now to coordinate."

Canada sees 1st death from blood clot linked to AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine

Global News in Canada shows that a 54-year-old Montreal woman has died due to developing a blood clot in her brain after receiving the AstraZeneca vaccine, making it the first the death related to a COVID-19 vaccine in Canada. But with only 4 cases of rare complications from the 400,000 AstraZeneca shots administered in Quebec, the risk remains very low for getting a blood clot. As Mike Armstrong reports, Quebec's health officials are not budging on the current vaccine strategy despite new developments, insisting the vaccine's benefits continue to outweigh the rare risk.

Canada tax season 2021: Filing returns further complicated by COVID-19 finances

Global News shows that despite COVID-19 wreaking havoc on people's finances throughout the pandemic, many Canadians found relief from the various financial aid programs like the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB). But as the personal income tax deadline approaches, Canadians are also facing more complicated rules in filing their tax returns. Being late may not only garner penalties, it can now also withhold those important pandemic benefits. As Anne Gaviola explains, how and when you file your taxes are more important than ever.

Canada pledges $10M in aid to India as COVID-19 crisis deepens

Global News shows India continues to battle a surge of COVID-19 infections that's overwhelming its hospitals and dwindling much-needed medical supplies like oxygen. The country is now fast approaching over 200,000 deaths from the coronavirus. Amid several countries already promising to send help, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is now pledging $10 million in aid from Canada to India through the Red Cross. And as Redmond Shannon reports, the new promises have not stopped a number of Indian-Canadians from worrying for their loved ones enduring the deepening crisis there.

Sunday, April 25, 2021

Canada: Doctor criticizes NACI's advice: 'We're talking about four blood clots in the entire country'

CTV News shows that Dr. Hassan Masri criticized the latest messaging from NACI officials, saying it doesn't match with the reality in much of Canada.

Experts are investigating the possible side effects of vaccines.

Canada's COVID-19 surge "darkness before the dawn" WHO advisor says

Global News shows that as Canada endures the third wave of COVID-19, a virus that has already claimed tens of thousands of lives within our borders, a World Health Organization adviser has a message for Canadians: "Dawn is Coming."

Dr. Peter Singer’s comments come on the heels of soaring COVID-19 case counts in Canada, which peaked at over 9,000 daily infections in mid-April. Ontario in particular has faced a crushing third wave, with record-breaking daily cases and intensive care units stretched to their limits.

Canada: Challenges ahead if COVID-19 restrictions lifted by summer

Global News in Canada shows that new federal modelling shows stricter public health measures have helped slow the surge in COVID-19 cases in Canada. 

And now that more people are getting inoculated against the virus, Canada’s top doctor says it may be safe to lift restrictions over the summer. 

The National Advisory Council on Immunization (NACI) is now recommending that people age 30 and up be offered the AstraZeneca vaccine, which could help speed up the vaccine rollout. 

Abigail Bimman reports on where Canada’s rollout needs to be for restrictions to ease and why combating vaccine hesitancy will be crucial.

National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) has important statements and publications at:

NACI certainly makes recommendations for the use of vaccines currently or newly approved for use in humans in Canada, including the identification of groups at risk for vaccine-preventable diseases for whom vaccination should be targeted. NACI knowledge syntheses, analyses and recommendations on vaccine use in Canada are published in literature reviews, statements and updates.

New statements are those which have been published within the past 5 years. Previous statements are those which are were published over 5 years ago and have been archived.

NACI recommendations are also published in vaccine-specific chapters of the Canadian Immunization Guide.

Canadian Market: 1st-time home buyers being priced out

Global News shows that young people in Canada, who are hoping to buy their first home, are being shut out of the country’s hot housing market as prices for real estate soar.

In addition to a lack of supply, experts say they are not competing on a level playing field. Instead, young couples and families are competing with baby boomers who are downsizing and buying homes that would normally be reserved for the first-time buyer.

Anne Gaviola has more on the calls for politicians to step in and cool the market.

The continuum of affordable housing in Canada includes market (affordable rental housing, affordable home ownership), non-market (affordable rental housing, affordable home ownership), government-subsidized housing (emergency shelters, transitional housing and social housing).

A continuum is a continuous sequence in which adjacent elements are not perceptibly different from each other, although the extremes are quite distinct.

Canada: Ontario's strategy for vaccinating people in COVID-19 hotspots

Take a look at how Global News shows Ontario's new vaccine strategy of using pop-up clinics in COVID-19 hot spots, as the province looks to recruit help from Atlantic Canada, which comes with its own complications. Mike Drolet looks at how the strategy is working after Ontario reported 4,000 new cases for a 12th day this month.

Friday, April 23, 2021

Canada: Third wave the 'apex' of pandemic, says doctor

CBC News shows that Dr. David Naylor, co-chair of the Federal Immunity Task Force, says 'we are at the apex of the COVID-19 pandemic' and the actions of individual Canadians are critical at this point.

The 'apex' is the uppermost point:

- the uppermost point : vertex the apex of a mountain
- the narrowed or pointed end : tip the apex of the tongue
- the highest or culminating point the apex of a career
- the highest point of the curve on the graph

Canada: Doctor explains B1617 variant, as Ottawa reviews travel from India

CBC News in Canada shows Dr. Cora Constantinescu of the Vaccine Hesitancy Clinic at the Alberta Children's Hospital explains the B1617 coronavirus variant first identified in India and now detected in B.C. and Quebec.

Vaccine hesitancy, also known as anti-vaccination or anti-vax, is a reluctance or refusal to be vaccinated or to have one's children vaccinated against contagious diseases. People who conform to this view are commonly known as "anti-vaxxers".

Bank of Canada governor says there are 'better times ahead'

CBC News shows that Governor of the Bank of Canada Tiff Macklem says that Canada’s economy is doing better than expected despite the pandemic in an interview with CBC senior business correspondent Peter Armstrong.

The economy of Canada is really a highly developed mixed economy. It is the 9th largest GDP by nominal and 15th largest GDP by PPP in the world. As with other developed nations, the country's economy is dominated by the service industry which employs about three quarters of Canadians. Canada has the 3rd highest total estimated value of natural resources, valued at US$33.2 trillion in 2019. It has the world's 3rd largest proven petroleum reserves and is the 4th largest exporter of petroleum. It is also the 4th largest exporter of natural gas. Canada is considered an "energy superpower" due to its abundant natural resources and a small population of 37 million inhabitants relative to its land area.

Out of all the countries, China has the most natural resources estimated at $23 trillion. 90% of the country's resources consist of coal and rare earth metals.

Oil Reserves by Country:

# Country - Oil Reserves (barrels) in 2016 - World Share

01 Venezuela - 299,953,000,000 - 18.2%
02 Saudi Arabia - 266,578,000,000 - 16.2%
03 Canada - 170,863,000,000 - 10.4%
04 Iran - 157,530,000,000 - 9.5%
05 Iraq - 143,069,000,000 - 8.7%
06 Kuwait - 101,500,000,000 - 6.1%
07 United Arab Emirates - 97,800,000,000 - 5.9%
08 Russia - 80,000,000,000 - 4.8%
09 Libya - 48,363,000,000 - 2.9%
10 Nigeria - 37,070,000,000 - 2.2%
11 United States - 35,230,000,000 - 2.1%
12 Kazakhstan - 30,000,000,000 - 1.8%
13 Qatar - 25,244,000,000 - 1.5%
14 China - 25,132,122,000 - 1.5%
15 Brazil - 16,184,100,000 - 1.0%
16 Algeria - 12,200,000,000 - 0.7%
17 Mexico - 9,711,000,000 - 0.59%
18 Angola - 8,423,000,000 - 0.51%
19 Ecuador - 8,273,000,000 - 0.50%
20 Azerbaijan - 7,000,000,000 - 0.42%

Canada pledges to cut emissions by at least 40% by 2030

CBC News shows that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pledged on April 22, 2021 at an international climate summit that Canada would aggressively curb greenhouse gas emissions by 40 to 45 per cent over the next decade. Minister of Environment Jonathan Wilkinson and Green Party Leader Annamie Paul join Power & Politics to discuss what it would take for Canada to hit its new target.

Canada pledges to cut emissions by at least 40% by 2030.

Canada will 'blow past' its previous target of a 30 per cent reduction from 2005 levels by 2030, PM says.

Canada has certainly long maintained it would slash emissions by 30 per cent by 2030. That would mean lowering GHG emissions from 732 megatonnes to 513 megatonnes. A megatonne is a million tonnes.

Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are produced when hydrocarbons, such as natural gas and oil, are burned. GHGs include carbon dioxide (CO2), methane, nitrous oxide and ozone, all of which contribute to climate change.

Canada's vaccine rollout going 'as planned'

After various delays in the past, it seems that Canada's vaccine rollout going 'as planned' right now. As many Canadians struggle to make an appointment to get their Covid-19 vaccine, federal officials say despite a few snags the roll out is going as planned.

Some may have wondered about how long the Covid-19 vaccine lasts. So far, Pfizer's ongoing trial indicates the company's two-dose vaccine remains highly effective for at least six months, and likely longer. People who got Moderna's vaccine also still had notable levels of virus-fighting antibodies six months after the second required shot.

More than 11,485,302 doses of approved COVID-19 vaccines have been administered across Canada.

Canada's ban on flights from India: 2 major problems says infectious disease expert

CTV News shows that infectious disease expert Colin Furness says there are 2 major problems with the government's latest travel restrictions.

The new virus variant, called B.1.617, was initially detected in India with 2 mutations - the E484Q and L452R. Viruses mutate all the time, as part of evolutionary biology. Some mutations weaken the virus while others may make it stronger, enabling it to proliferate faster or cause more infections. It is not known if these mutations first mutated in India or other countries.

Canada banned direct flights from India - Transportation minister explains why

CTV News shows that Transportation Minister Omar Alghabra discusses the latest restrictions announced by the government on travel from India and Pakistan.

Canada faces mounting pressure for greater COVID-19 border restrictions

Global News shows that Canada is banning passenger flights from India and Pakistan for 30 days amid concerns over rising COVID-19 cases and a new virus mutation.

Transport Minister Omar Alghabra said Thursday that in the last two weeks, more than 100 international flights landing in Canada have carried at least one positive COVID-19 case on board. At least 32 of those flights were from India.

The move by the government comes as it faces mounting calls to bring in tougher restrictions at the border to limit COVID-19 variants. Abigail Bimman reports.

Canada imposes 30-day ban on flights from India, Pakistan

CBC News: The National in Canada shows that the federal government has implemented a 30-day ban on direct flights into Canada from India and Pakistan to deal with concerns about rising case counts in India and mutations of the coronavirus.

Canada considering new travel measures as India COVID-19 infection rates surge

CTV News shows that as India grapples with soaring COVID-19 infection rates, the Canadian government is considering additional measures to prevent further spread of the virus from international travel.

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Canada Federal Budget 2021 - CBC News special

CBC News shows how Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland delivers the Liberal government's first budget in 2 years.

In Canada, federal budgets are presented annually by the Government of Canada to identify planned government spending, expected government revenue, and forecast economic conditions for the upcoming year.

Federal budgets are usually released in February or March, before the start of the fiscal year. All of the provinces also present budgets. Since provincial finances are dependent on money from the federal government, these budgets are usually released after the federal one.

The budget is announced in the House of Commons by the Minister of Finance.

The volunteers behind Vaccine Hunters Canada

CBC News: The National in Canada shows that as eligibility for COVID-19 vaccines widens, the volunteers behind the Vaccine Hunters social media accounts are helping people track down shots across the country.

Rogers massive phone service outage frustrates Canadians, company blames software update

Global News in Canada shows that a massive service outage by Rogers on Monday left wireless customers across Canada unable to make calls, send text messages or access the internet.

The company said a recent software update was to blame for the wave of wireless outages affecting Canadians on Monday.

Federal Budget 2021: Canada’s debt set to cross $1 trillion as Liberals extend COVID-19 aid

Global News shows that the first federal budget in more than 2 years extends Ottawa’s COVID-19 so-called "lifeline" for workers and struggling businesses another few months as it aims to pull Canada through the pandemic once and for all.

Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland‘s first crack at a budget plan is also widely viewed as a pre-election platform with more than $100 billion in new spending over the next 3 years targeting a wide variety of voters, from seniors and their caregivers, to parents and business owners.

Canada pledges nearly $50B in spending in new budget

Global News shows that Chrystia Freeland delivered her first budget as finance minister on Monday and it included some big-ticket items. Spending in the budget document is nearly $50 billion and the federal deficit is expected to be about $354 billion. That will push the national debt past the $1 trillion mark for the first time. Global News’ David Akin has an overview of the government’s ambitious spending plan.

Governments can create debt by issuing government bonds and bills. Some countries may be able to borrow directly from a supranational organization (e.g. the World Bank) or international financial institutions.

Keep in mind, the Debt-to-GDP ratio compares a country's total debt to its total economic output. This ration is used to measure the country's ability to pay its debt. If the ratio is high, it indicates the country isn't producing enough to pay back its debts. A low ratio means the country is producing enough to pay back its debts.

It seems that there are countries in the world that are not in debt. Singapore and several other (very small) nations are debt-free.

Mars Helicopter Ingenuity's first Flight video (lift off and landing) - Science Loop

Science Loop on Youtube shows that Mars Ingenuity helicopter has made flight history!

NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Succeeds in Historic First Flight

Monday, NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter became the first aircraft in history to make a powered, controlled flight on another planet. The Ingenuity team at the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California confirmed the flight succeeded after receiving data from the helicopter via NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover at 6:46 a.m. EDT (3:46 a.m. PDT).

***Due to lack of time and information the quality and information of the video is not good enough.

There is also first image from Ingenuity's onboard camera during fly in Mars's atmosphere. NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter took this shot while hovering over the Martian surface on April 19, 2021.

NASA is calling the flight a "Wright Brothers moment" on the Red Planet Mars!

Mars Ingenuity helicopter is also Autonomous. It takes some time to communicate from Earth to Mars. Because of this time delay, we can not use joystick. That is why scientists made it Autonomous. Cool! Isn't it?

NASA's experimental helicopter Ingenuity certainly rose into the thin air above the dusty red surface of Mars planet on Monday, achieving the first powered flight by an aircraft on another planet.

The triumph was hailed as a "Wright brothers moment." The small mini 4-pound (1.8-kilogram) helicopter certainly succeeded.

The first flight was short (just 39 seconds) - but it accomplished a major milestone.

The $85 million USA helicopter demo was considered high risk yet high reward.

To accomplish the fascinating Mars flight, the helicopter's twin, counter-rotating rotor blades needed to spin at 2,500 revolutions per minute - 5 times faster than on Earth.

The helicopter has an excellent solar panel for recharging the batteries, crucial for its survival during the -90 C Martian nights.

Monday, April 19, 2021

Testing face masks: Lab tests reveal the safest and most effective

CBC News in Canada shows how effective are face masks. Months into the coronavirus pandemic there are still no standards or regulations for consumer masks. So, they asked the University of Toronto to test more than 20 different masks. They reveal which are the most effective at keeping you safe from COVID-19, and which masks you should avoid.

Keep in mind, the N95 or Professional-Grade Medical Mask N95 respirators and other professional-grade medical masks are carefully sized to form a tight seal between the air outside and the face. They are designed to protect healthcare workers from droplets in the air. Respirators are certainly highly effective when professionally fitted.

Fabric masks are really recommended to prevent onward transmission in the general population in public areas, particularly where distancing is not possible, and in areas of community transmission. This could include the school grounds in some situations. Masks may help to protect others, because wearers may be infected before symptoms of certain illness appear. The policy on wearing a mask or so-called face covering should be in line with national or local guidelines. Where used, masks should be worn, cared for and disposed of indeed properly.

Good fabric masks should be made of 3 layers of fabric:

Inner layer of absorbent material, such as cotton.
Middle layer of non-woven non-absorbent material, such as polypropylene.
Outer layer of non-absorbent material, such as polyester or polyester blend.

Types of Face Coverings:

Homemade cloth mask
T-shirt mask
Store-bought cloth mask
Cloth masks with filter
Neck gaiters and balaclavas
Disposable surgical mask
Cone-style masks
N95, KN95 and other respirators
gas mask (a mask used to protect the wearer from inhaling airborne pollutants and toxic gases)

Canada: Provinces mobilize emergency help for Ontario amid COVID-19 surge

Global News in Canada shows how the federal government is coordinating with other provinces to mobilize emergency help to Ontario as cases and hospitalizations of COVID-19 are surging in the third wave of the pandemic.

Canada: Little appetite for redistributing COVID-19 vaccines, resources across Canada

CBC News: The National in Canada shows that the Canadian Medical Association is calling for unprecedented measures to help the areas worst affected by COVID-19, including redistributing vaccines and resources among provinces. But with many provinces already struggling, it might not be as easy.

Canada: Demand for AstraZeneca vaccine not increasing with rising COVID-19 cases

CBC News: The National shows that despite increasing COVID-19 cases across Canada many are still hesitant to take the AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine while doctors and officials try to reinforce that it is safe and effective.

Budget 2021: What to expect from Canada’s post-pandemic recovery plan

Global News shows that in an interview with The West Block’s Mercedes Stephenson, personal finance expert Preet Banerjee looks ahead to Canada’s first federal budget in more than two years - one that some sources are describing as transformational.

Ontario gets federal pandemic aid as Canada preps for budget

Global News shows that the Canadian government is sending emergency aid to Ontario, with the help of provinces and territories across Canada, as it struggles with thousands of new COVID-19 cases each day. 

The news comes as Ottawa prepares to present its first federal budget in two years. 

Mike Le Couteur explains what kind of help Ontario can expect, whether it impacts the upcoming budget, and where else federal spending could be going to in the pandemic.

Canada: Ontario reports more than 4,400 new COVID-19 cases, 19 deaths

Global News in Canada shows that Ontario's chief medical officer of health Dr. David Williams and deputy chief medical officer of health Dr. Barbara Yaffe reported 4,447 new COVID-19 cases in the province on Monday. 

Monday’s case count is higher than Sunday’s which saw 4,250 new infections. On Saturday, 4,350 new cases were recorded. It is also the sixth day in a row cases are above 4,000.

According to Monday’s report, 1,299 cases were recorded in Toronto, 926 in Peel Region, 577 in York Region, 233 in Ottawa, 227 in Hamilton, 205 in Durham Region and 203 in Niagara.

Canada: Ontario gives cops authority to stop people, vehicles, ask purpose of travel

CTV News in Canada shows that Ont. Premier Doug Ford and his top cabinet members took questions after announcing new restrictions and limiting interprovincial travel.

Canadian doctors call for “extraordinary measures” from feds to fight COVID-19 crisis

Global News shows that the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) is calling on the federal government to take a stronger lead in the country's fight against COVID-19.

In a statement Friday, the national body of physicians and medical experts said Canada was at a "critical juncture" in the coronavirus pandemic and a collaboration between the provinces was needed.

David Akin looks into what doctors and premiers are asking for and the resistance from Ottawa.

Definition of "juncture":


a particular point in events or time.
"it is difficult to say at this juncture whether this upturn can be sustained"

Similar: point; point in time; time; moment; moment in time; stage; period; phase

a place where things join.
"the plane crashed at the juncture of two mountains"

Similar: confluence; convergence; meeting; meeting point; conflux; junction

Canada: How the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting immigration to Canada

Global News shows that the Canadian government has pointed to immigration as essential to the country to recover economically from the coronavirus pandemic, but some experts say that’s a misleading argument with high numbers of jobless people in the country.

But the federal government has recently announced a new program to expedite 90,000 immigration applications for essential workers as part of its goal to bring in 1.2 million immigrants in the next 3 years.

Experts say there will be a surge of immigration to Canada as the world recovers from the coronavirus pandemic, but as Mike Drolet reports, the application processing might take months or years to clear.

Immigration to Canada is the process by which people migrate to Canada for the purpose of residing there - and where a majority go on to become Canadian citizens. As of 2019, Canada has the eighth largest immigrant populations in the world, while foreign-born people make up about one-fifth (21% in 2019) of Canada’s population. This is certainly one of the highest ratios for industrialized Western countries.

Saturday, April 17, 2021

Canada: COVID-19 3rd wave takes hold across much of country

CBC News: The National shows that the third wave of Coronavirus COVID-19 has taken hold across most of Canada, with provinces trying to fight back by tightening restrictions, keeping children out of the classroom and some considering mask mandates.

How Canada’s biggest housing crisis could be solved by the “missing middle”

Global News shows that housing that is bigger than a shoebox condo but smaller than a single-family detached home is referred to as the "missing middle."

Some observers say Toronto has been plagued with a lack of such housing for decades. They argue supply in this part of the market needs to be addressed, as that’s part of what drives the ongoing march of so-called higher prices.

See how these types of homes might be able to help solve Canada's housing crisis.

Canada: COVID-19 hospitalizations hit record high in B.C.

CBC News shows that there are now 397 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in B.C., which is more than at any other point in the pandemic, health officials said. Cases are also rising in neighbouring Alberta, and both provinces could see new restrictions. Canada is having damage from the virus.

Canada: Trudeau says new agreement with Pfizer to double COVID-19 vaccine doses in coming months

Global News shows the interesting fascinating story that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Friday that Canada has signed an agreement with Pfizer to provide eight million more COVID-19 vaccine doses on top of what the country was already getting in the coming months. Trudeau said in total Canada will receive approximately eight million doses in May and another 12 million in June. The important agreement doubles what Pfizer was already sending to Canada.

Canada: Ontario considering even tighter restrictions as cases skyrocket

CBC News shows that with Coronavirus COVID-19 numbers now at their highest levels since the start of the pandemic, Ontario (Province in Canada) is considering new measures that could make its stay-at-home order even more strict. Take a look at Ontario cases and restrictions.

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Funny and Cute Monkey Videos Compilation 2019

Monkey Videos shows you cute funny monkeys in this monkey natural videos compilation. Cute baby monkey and funny adult monkeys videos are interesting. Funny animals entertain you.

Monkey is a common name that may refer to certain groups or species of simian mammals of infraorder Simiiformes. The so-called term is applied descriptively to groups of primates, such as families of New World monkeys and Old World monkeys. Many monkey species are tree-dwelling (arboreal), although there are species that live primarily on the ground, such as baboons. Most species are mainly active during the day (diurnal). Monkeys are generally considered to be intelligent, especially the Old World monkeys of Catarrhini.

It seems that later in the first half of the 20th century, the idea developed that there were trends in primate evolution and that the living members of the order could be arranged in a series, leading through "monkeys" and "apes" to humans. Monkeys thus constituted a "grade" on the path to humans and were distinguished from "apes."

15 Genius Monkeys Caught on Camera

Amerikano on Youtube says that Science tells us that we evolved from monkeys, giving us better bodies and stupider brains. And, in case you think I'm being extra harsh on humans, just look at the news. Anyway, to celebrate our genius ancestors, let's look at some of the smartest monkeys to ever walk our planet. From a food-loving monkey to a genius negotiator, here are 15 Genius Monkeys Caught on Camera!

Funny Monkey Videos - A Funny Monkeys Compilation 2020

Yufus on Youtube has some pretty funny monkeys. This video is one of the funniest and cutest monkey videos out there. Let's see how much you will laugh:)

How Flying Snake actually Flies - Science Loop

Science Loop on Youtube explains how the Flying Snake hunts by flying through the air from forest treetops. (Hint: It's not a Airplane)

Flying snakes seems to successfully glide through the air, flattening their bodies to provide lift. However, as they glide they seem to swim, undulating their bodies from side to side. Now a team in the United States has used motion capture technology to study snake gliding in precise detail. Wild Science Episodes are pretty interesting to watch.

Definition of "Undulation" (wavelike motion)


the action of moving smoothly up and down.
"the soft undulation of the waves animates the scene"

a smoothly rising and falling form, outline, or movement.
"the road follows the undulations of the countryside"

Chrysopelea (more commonly known as the flying snake or gliding snake) is a genus that belongs to the family Colubridae. Flying snakes are mildly venomous, though the so-called venom is dangerous only to their small prey. Their range is in Southeast Asia (the mainland (Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos), Greater and Lesser Sundas, Maluku, and the Philippines), southernmost China, India, and Sri Lanka.

The amazing snake climbs using ridge scales along its belly. The snake is pushing against rough bark surface of tree trunks, allowing it to move vertically up a tree. Upon reaching the end of a branch, the snake continues moving until its tail dangles from the end of the branch. It then makes a J-shape bend, leans forward to select the level of inclination it wishes to use to control its glide path, as well as selecting a desired landing area. Once the snake decides on a destination, it propels itself by thrusting its body up and away from the tree, sucking in its abdomen and flaring out its ribs to turn its body into a "pseudo concave wing", all the while making a continual serpentine motion of lateral undulation parallel to the ground to stabilise its direction in midair in order to land successfully safely.

Definition of "serpentine"

1: of or resembling a serpent (as in form or movement)
2: subtly wily or tempting
3: winding or turning one way and another (Example: a serpentine road)
4: having a compound curve whose central curve is convex

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Canada watching closely as U.S. suspends use of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine

CBC News: The National shows that the USA has suspended the use of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine after six cases of rare blood clotting in women, one of whom died. Canadian health officials say they are watching closely.

U.S. tops Canada for vaccine coverage

Just over 20 per cent of Canadians have had at least one COVID vaccine dose compared to 36 per cent in the US. As Canada deals with vaccine delivery delays, some want to know why Canada doesn’t make those vaccines? Xiaoli Li reports.

How Air Canada customers can get their money back for cancelled flights

CBC News shows that Air Canada has started offering refunds to customers who bought non-refundable tickets for flights and vacations they didn't take due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Canada: Protests over new pandemic restrictions heat up

CBC News shows that hundreds of people in Montreal gathered to protest the Quebec government's decision to roll the curfew back from 9:30 to 8:00 p.m. Meanwhile in Alberta, people demonstrated outside the shuttered GraceLife Church west of Edmonton, demanding that it be allowed to reopen.

Canada confirms 1st case of rare blood clot after AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

CBC News shows that a woman in (Canada) Quebec, whose age was not released, was confirmed to have the serious clotting condition known as vaccine-induced prothrombotic immune thrombocytopenia, according to the province's Ministry of Health and Social Services.

Sunday, April 11, 2021

Funny angry la la dog

La La Dog Life is pretty interesting. Watch this funny "la la dog"!

Funny Cats and Dogs - Reactions to Cutting Cake

Pets Kingdom on Youtube sure has the best Goofy Pets for you. The place that you can immerse yourself in the world of pets: cats, dogs, rabbits,... or even pigs. See funny Cat Reaction to Cutting Cake - Funny Dog Cake Reaction Compilation.

Wiener Dog Prison Break - Funny Dogs Escaping Jail

See funny dogs - miniature dachshunds​ get locked up in jail for a misdewiener crime and then have to find a way to bust themselves out in this cute prison break​ episode.

See a funny dog pound prison lock up when they get caught pooping on a doorstep, so they devise ways to escape prison in this funny dog video, such as through the laundry, then trying to muscle their way out, but finally, they do what dachshunds do best, which is DIG their way out!

The dachshund, also known as the "wiener dog", badger dog, or sausage dog, is a short-legged, long-bodied, hound-type dog breed. They may be smooth, wire, or long-haired.

Huge Plastic Box prank vs Sleeping Dog - Very Funny

These funny dog pranks are pretty exciting. It is not so serious. Videos are excellent, such as: Fake Tiger Vs Real Dog Prank and Funny Reaction of Scared or Frightened Dogs. See dogs covered with blankets, boxes and plastic.

Wow !! Huge Plastic Box prank vs Sleeping Dog is Very Funny

TOP 10 Super Huge Box vs Prank Sleep Dogs Very Funny

These funny dog pranks are pretty exciting. It is not so serious. Videos are excellent, such as: Fake Tiger Vs Real Dog Prank and Funny Reaction of Scared or Frightened Dogs. See dogs covered with blankets, boxes and plastic.

Golden Retriever and Bernese Mountain Dog Puppy Playing Hide and Seek

Funny Dog Bailey is pretty interesting on Youtube. See the Golden Retriever and Bernese Mountain Dog Puppy Playing Hide and Seek!

Funny Dog Reaction to Cutting Cake - Funny Dog Cake Reaction Compilation - Pets House

You will definitely enjoy these funny animals videos. Funny Dog Reaction to Cutting Cake - Funny Dog Cake Reaction Compilation - Pets House. Those masters of those dogs must have had a hard time gaining their dog's trust back.

Tik Toks Funny Pets Doing Funny Things

These funny animals videos can brighten up your day with cute animal tik tok compilation, funny cat tiktok compilation, dog tiktok, pets tiktok compilation and more! Let the cuteness overload and take a try not to laugh challenge on this cutest and funniest video.

Funny Dogs And Cats Reaction 2020 - Pets Town

Pets Town sure has adorable funny animals for you to watch. You are here because you love pets. And for that reason, we got you. It is the Town's policy to bring you funny and cute pets every day.

Fake tiger dog prank to dog - Very Funny

You will enjoy watching the Fake Tiger dog prank to dog. It is very funny, indeed. Make sure your dog can breathe & see through the next costume it wears. You can tell those dogs are definitely very aware of what a Tiger is. The dog in the tiger suit is sometimes scared of the other dogs. When a real tiger meets the dog, it might not react.

Top Crazy & Funny Dogs of 2020

Tiger Productions on Youtube sure has the best, funniest and craziest dog videos 2020! These cute furry little friends will make you forget your problems and make you laugh all day long! Only the best selection! See your favourite clips: TOP CRAZY & FUNNY DOGS of 2020

Pets Try On Snapchat Filter - Try Not To Laugh - Pets Town

Yes, this dog seems to be a.... "dog".... When You Put A Filter On Your Pet, And Give A Fake Hysterical Laugh... The Video Goes Viral. This greater dog is great. Funny animals entertain you.

Tiger Mask Prank - Funny Dog

A dog is in a tiger mask to scare the other dog. This is a pretty funny prank. Masked funny animals will entertain you. Definitely watch: TIGER MASK PRANK FUNNY DOG

Funny Dogs - prepare yourself to cry with laughter - Best Dog Videos

Tiger Productions on Youtube sure has some funny animals videos to show to you. The funniest dog videos that will make you laugh very hard! Dogs and puppies are the best entertainment. Funny dog videos never fail to make us laugh and happy! This funny dog compilation is the hardest try not to laugh challenge ever! Look how all these dogs and puppies, fail, make funny sounds, play, sleep, get angry,... So super funny and cute!

I think these funny dogs are broken

You will enjoy these so-called "broken dogs." Funny animals entertain you. I think these dogs are broken! LAUGH at FUNNY DOGS compilation! Get the laughter and enjoyment you crave.

Angry - Funny Dogs And Cats of TikTok - Fluff Planet

Dogs are great adorable pets.

This is indeed a pretty funny animals joke:

Guy: you know petting your dog is one of the most relaxing things
Dog: Bites as hard as possible

These Angry Funny Dogs And Cats of TikTok will surely entertain you. Fluff Planet excites your imagination.

Aluminum Box vs Prank Dog - Very Funny - Must Watch Funny Comedy

You will sure enjoy this entertainment of funny animals: Aluminum Box vs Prank Dog Very Funny - Must Watch Funny Comedy New Prank With Try To Not Laugh.

Top 100 Ultimate Funniest Animal Fails Compilation - Funny Pet Fails

See the great funny top 100 funniest animal / pet fails caught on camera. Sit back and watch these clumsy pets getting them selves into some hilarious situations. Animals never fail to entertain. Funny animals excite you.

Ultimate Funny Dog Video Compilation - Funny Pet Videos

You could sure Try Not To Laugh at these Funny Dogs. These funny animals are some of the most hilarious. Be entertained and open your eyes on the laughter.

Funny Dogs Reactions - It's time to Laugh

Funny dogs are some of the best funny animals out there. Relax, enjoy and get entertained by these amazing creatures.

Saturday, April 10, 2021

RBC CEO: We need short-term measures to cool Canada's housing market

BNN Bloomberg shows that Dave McKay, CEO of Royal Bank of Canada, joins BNN Bloomberg to discuss his outlook for the Canadian economy and the future of RBC as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

The economy of Canada is certainly a highly developed mixed economy. It is really the 9th largest GDP by nominal and 15th largest GDP by PPP in the world. As with other developed nations, the country's economy is dominated by the service industry which employs about three quarters of Canadians. Canada has the third highest total estimated value of natural resources, valued at US$33.2 trillion in 2019. It has the world's third largest proven petroleum reserves and is the fourth largest exporter of petroleum. It is also the fourth largest exporter of natural gas. Canada is considered an "energy superpower" due to its abundant natural resources and a small population of 37 million inhabitants relative to its land area.

Canada: Small-town real estate heating up in big city way

CBC News: The National shows that with more people working from home and looking for more space, house hunters are looking further outside Canada’s major cities and it’s heating up small town real estate in a way usually seen in big cities.

Real estate is property consisting of land and the buildings on it, along with its natural resources such as crops, minerals or water; immovable property of this nature; an interest vested in this (also) an item of real property, (more generally) buildings or housing in general.

Real estate is different from personal property, which is not permanently attached to the land, such as vehicles, boats, jewelry, furniture, tools and the rolling stock of a so-called agricultural farm.

Canada: 'No choice' but to close Toronto schools, says medical health officer

CBC News really shows that the high community spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus, particularly the variants, was the key factor in the decision to close Toronto schools, says Dr. Eileen de Villa, Toronto's medical officer of health. 'The risk was going up,' she said. Canada has made certain lockdown decisions.

Here's why Canada's real estate market remains 'on fire'

CTV News shows that house sales in Toronto reached a record 15,652 last month, up 97 per cent from 7,945 during the same time last year. Canada's real estate market certainly remains 'on fire.'

Canada: How will Ontario hold up through the latest lockdown?

CBC News certainly shows that as Ontario's new stay-at-home order begins, CEO of the Ontario Hospital Association Anthony Dale says the measures are essential because the province has lost control of the virus and its variants.

Friday, April 9, 2021

When will the Canada-U.S. border reopen for non-essential travel?

CBC News shows that Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Dominic LeBlanc tells Power & Politics that Canada needs more robust advice from scientists before laying out a plan to reopen the Canada-U.S. border.

The Canada-USA border, officially known as the International Boundary, is the longest international border in the world between 2 countries. The terrestrial boundary (including boundaries in the Great Lakes, Atlantic and Pacific coasts) is 8,891 kilometers (5,525 mi) long. The land border has 2 sections: Canada's border with the contiguous U.S. to its south, and Canada's border with the U.S. state of Alaska to its west.

Canada’s worsening 3rd wave

CBC News: The National shows that Canada’s 3rd wave of COVID-19 continues to get worse with surging cases and increasing hospitalizations forcing the provinces to pivot restrictions and vaccinations.

Important Canadian research is looking into why there’s such a range of COVID-19 symptoms.

Most people who are infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus certainly have respiratory symptoms. They start to feel a little bit unwell, they will have a fever, they may have a cough or a sore throat or sneeze. In some individuals, they may have gastrointestinal symptoms. Others may lose the sense of smell or the sense of taste.

Canada: Quebec City gym linked to more than 400 cases of COVID-19, health authorities say

Global News shows that a gym in Quebec City (Canada) has now been linked to 419 cases of COVID-19 after staff and clients got infected and unknowingly carried the virus to grocery stores, homes and workplaces, the regional health authority said Wednesday.

A spokesman for the CIUSSS de la Capitale-Nationale said that as of Wednesday morning, 195 clients and staff of the Mega Fitness Gym, which authorities shut down last week, have tested positive for the virus.

Those primary cases are believed to have spread the virus to some 36 workplaces, including restaurants, grocery stores, offices, retail stores and construction sites, ultimately infecting another 224 people, the authority said in an email.

A gymnasium (also known as a gym) is a covered location for athletics. The word is derived from the ancient Greek gymnasium. They are commonly found in certain athletic and fitness centres, and as activity and learning spaces in educational institutions. "Gym" is also slang for "fitness centre", which is often an area for indoor recreation. A gym may be open air as well. A gym is a place with a number of equipments and machines used by the people to do exercises. People sure become stronger.

Thursday, April 8, 2021

The Pack A.D. - It Was Fun While It Lasted

Canadian Music: 2020: The Pack A.D. - It Was Fun While It Lasted

This music album was released in 2020.

Tracklist of Songs:

A1 Give Up 3:51
A2 Reprogram 4:22
A3 It's Okay 3:50
A4 Gas Station Food 1:21
A5 Kids 2:44
A6 Wings 3:28
B1 Soul Warden 3:43
B2 Change Kills 3:47
B3 No Good 3:06
B4 Shake 2:27
B5 Check Engine Light 1:18
B6 The Gap 4:02

Odario - Good Morning Hunter

Canadian Music: 2020: Odario - Good Morning Hunter

This music album was released in 2020.

Tracklist of Songs:

1 Peace - Dawn Pemberton, Len Bowen 4:00
2 Reprise - Angelita SB 3:39
3 Midnight: Ghosts - Chad Price 4:23
4 Good Morning Hunter - Adrian X 5:05
5 Good Morning Hunter: Ok Dub - Ofield K 3:19
6 Disastro - Angelita SB 3:28
7 Hot Hot Heat - Kamilah Apong 3:34

David Myles - Leave Tonight

Canadian Music: 2020: David Myles - Leave Tonight

This music album was released in 2020.

Tracklist of Songs:

A1 Leave Tonight 3:40
A2 Cynthia 5:27
A3 For The First Time 3:44
A4 Consider This Goodbye 3:06
A5 Loving You Is Easy 2:39
B1 Home 2:57
B2 Kind Of Like It 2:58
B3 Can't Look Away 3:13
B4 Young Again 3:00
B5 Weight 3:41

MSTRKRFT - Black Gloves

Canadian Music: 2020: MSTRKRFT - Black Gloves

This music album was released in 2020.

Tracklist of Songs:

1 Black Gloves 5:49
2 ALEXYSS 6:35
3 I Am Tired Of Earth 6:03
4 I'm in Love with You 6:58
5 IROC 6:05
6 Mr. Duppymaker 6:14

Alanis Morissette - Such Pretty Forks in the Road

Canadian Music: 2020: Alanis Morissette - Such Pretty Forks in the Road

This music album was released in 2020.

Tracklist of Songs:

Smiling 4:17
Ablaze 3:58
Reasons I Drink 3:37
Diagnosis 4:47
Missing The Miracle 3:33
Losing The Plot 3:57
Reckoning 3:25
Sandbox Love 4:13
Her 4:11
Nemesis 5:56
Pedestal 4:08

Shawn Mendes - Wonder

Canadian Music: 2020: Shawn Mendes - Wonder

This music album was released in 2020.

Tracklist of Songs:

24 Hours
Teach Me How To Love
Call My Friends
Song For No One
Always Been You
Piece Of You
Look Up At The Stars
Can't Imagine

Matt Mays - Dog City

Canadian Music: 2020: Matt Mays - Dog City

This music album was released in 2020.

Tracklist of Songs:

1 Prelude & Dugue
2 Dan n' Shaniqua
3 Dog City (A Doggie Boogie)
4 Moondog Matinee
5 Charlie Andrews
6 Ur Not Alone
7 Number Cainine
8 Talking To The Sky
9 Leggy Peggy
10 The Public Gardens
11 Bambina Clementina!
12 New Tricks
13 I Wanna Be Your Dog

Why getting Canadians a first vaccine dose is a priority

Take a look at CBC News and Dr. Caroline Quach-Thanh, chair of the National Advisory Committee on Immunization. She says jurisdictions should maximize the number of people benefiting from the first vaccine dose, before moving to the second.

It is interesting why getting Canadians a first vaccine dose is a priority. A decision needs to be made that benefits all Canadians.

Canada: CSIS confirms director has COVID-19 amid debate over workplace safety at intelligence agency

Global News shows that the COVID-19 pandemic has hit Canada’s intelligence service, including director David Vigneault, who has contracted the virus, the agency confirmed on Wednesday.

Because of its national security role, CSIS has kept its national headquarters in Ottawa, as well as its regional offices across Canada and foreign stations, operational during the pandemic.

A fractious debate has been taking place within CSIS over workplace safety amid the coronavirus pandemic, sources have told Global News.

The Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS; French: Service canadien du renseignement de sécurité, SCRS) is certainly Canada's primary national intelligence service. It is responsible for collecting, analysing, reporting and disseminating intelligence on threats to Canada's national security, and conducting operations, covert and overt, within Canada and abroad. It also reports to and advises the Minister of Public Safety on national security issues and situations that threaten the security of the nation of Canada.

Canada: Top doctor says COVID-19 variants have become dominant strain in Alberta

Global News shows that Canada's Alberta’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw announced on Thursday that COVID-19 variants have become the dominant strain in the province.  

Variants in the province make up 45 per cent of current active cases. The B.1.1.7. variant, which was first discovered in the U.K., makes up 99 per cent of all variant cases confirmed in the province to date.

The battle with the more dangerous virus variants continues.

Could a post-pandemic Canada lead to another Roaring '20s?

Global News shows that the roaring 20s swept across America after the deadly 1918 flu pandemic - the similarities then and now are striking. 

Technological advances were drastically changing people's lives, the stock market was soaring and people were ready to cut-loose and spend money. 

It seems that Canadians have been saving like never before. Collectively, Canadians have stockpiled $200 billion's worth with a lot of that finding its way into the stock market and to pay down debt or to renovate or buy homes, but economists estimate there's over $100 billion just waiting to be spent. 

However, supply chain experts say headaches are in store. A flurry of shoppers may mean shortages and economists warn if shoppers are spooked by higher prices they may rush out to buy goods before prices skyrocket, creating shortages and stoking inflation.

In economics, "inflation" is a general rise in the price level in an economy over a period of time. When the general price level rises, each unit of currency buys fewer goods and services; consequently, inflation reflects a reduction in the purchasing power per unit of money - a certain loss of real value in the medium of exchange and unit of account within the economy.

"The Roaring Twenties" refers to the decade of the 1920s in Western society and Western culture. It was a period of economic prosperity with a distinctive cultural edge in the United States and Europe, particularly in major cities such as Berlin, Chicago, London, Los Angeles, New York City, Paris, and Sydney. This period saw the large-scale development and use of automobiles, telephones, films, radio, and electrical appliances in the lives of millions in the Western world. Aviation soon became a business, as well.

Canada’s NACI reaffirms recommendation of 4-month intervals between COVID-19 vaccine doses

Global News shows that Canada’s National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) doubled down on its 4-month recommendation between COVID-19 doses on Wednesday, as the country struggles to roll out vaccinations quickly enough to stem the tide of a third wave. 

By allowing for these intervals, 9 out of 10 adults over 50 years of age and 75 per cent of adults aged 16 to 49 will be able to get their first vaccine by mid-June, according to a summary within NACI’s decision.

Despite the recommendation, NACI officials are still calling for second doses to be offered "as soon as possible" after all eligible populations have been offered first doses.

This is the organization for Canada. NACI (National Advisory Committee on Immunization) makes recommendations for the use of vaccines currently or newly approved for use in humans in Canada, including the identification of groups at risk for vaccine-preventable diseases for whom vaccination should be targeted. NACI knowledge syntheses, analyses and recommendations on vaccine use in Canada are published in literature reviews, statements and updates.

New statements are those which have been published within the past 5 years. Previous statements are those which are were published over 5 years ago and have been archived.

NACI recommendations are also published in vaccine-specific chapters of the Canadian Immunization Guide.

The advantages of made-in Canada PPE

CBC News: The National shows the head of 3M Canada, Penny Wise, talks with Andrew Chang about expanded personal protective equipment manufacturing in Canada and why it’s so important.

3M Canada Company is pretty interesting. 3M combines science, technology, creativity and innovation to make a real impact, stimulating progress to inspire people and communities across the globe.

A look inside Canada's hospitals as COVID-19 variant cases surge

Global News shows that as more contagious dangerous coronavirus variants continue to spread across Canada, hospitals are grappling with an increase in intensive care unit (ICU) admissions and wait times in emergency rooms.

With ICU beds occupied at full capacity and a higher number of young patients and staff feeling burnt out, it’s a dire situation, front-line health workers say. Jeff Semple has more from inside a Toronto hospital.

Plus, the Ontario government has declared the province’s third state of emergency amid the COVID-19 pandemic and is issuing a provincewide stay-at-home order effective on Thursday at 12:01 a.m. Eric Sorensen explains what the stay-at-home order means and what officials hope it will lead to.

The flu and COVID-19 are certainly caused by different viruses. This means that the flu shot will not protect you against COVID-19.

Canada: Ontario locks down; Adjusting vaccine rollouts

CBC News: The National shows that Ontario has declared a state of emergency over rising COVID-19 cases and implemented harsh restrictions while adjusting who’s eligible for a vaccine. See why Canada is in a unique situation with COVID variants.

Canada, Ontario​ is sure having its struggle to decrease the Covid-19 virus. Good luck, everyone.

Canada facing perilous mix of COVID-19 variants

CBC News: The National shows that the mix of COVID-19 variants circulating in Canada has turned the country into a dangerous petri dish unlike anywhere else.  

It seems that none of the vaccines are 100 percent effective at preventing infections. So even if people don't get very sick with COVID-19, they may still contract an infection and can potentially transmit the virus to others. Be careful.

Canada: Ontario issuing stay-at-home order, declares 3rd state of emergency amid COVID-19 pandemic

Global News shows that Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced the province's 3rd so-called state of emergency on Wednesday and issued a 4-week stay-at-home order provincewide effective Thursday at 12:01 a.m. All non-essential retail will be closed apart from delivery and curbside pickup, and big box retailers will only be allowed to sell essential items, Ford added. 

"We just need to hunker down right now, we need to limit mobility... I know this is tough on businesses, but I promise we will continue to have your backs."

Also, as part of Phase 2 of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, the province has moved up teachers in hot spot regions such as Toronto and Peel Region to be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine next week, said the premier. 

Education workers who support students with special needs will also be able to receive a vaccination.

Schools are able to remain open for in-person learning, other than in areas such as Toronto and Peel Region, where local medical officers of health have ordered their closures.

Big box retailers will only be allowed to sell essential items, which are food, cleaning supplies, pharmaceuticals, personal care items and certain pet care supplies.

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Bitcoin Price at April 7, 2021: 56,675 USD

Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency invented in 2008. The currency began use in 2009 when its implementation was released as open-source software.

Bitcoin sure increased in price greatly in 2020 and 2021. For several years, Bitcoin was at around $10,000 in 2018 and 2019.

Bitcoin Price at April 7, 2021: 56,675 USD

So far this year (2021), volumes in bitcoin have been considerably higher than other years.

It seems that in the short term, fluctuations of Bitcoin will happen. The long-term prospects seem to be very good for this investment. It will be interesting to see the price of Bitcoin in the future.

It is indeed possible to buy Bitcoin with E transfer. You could open an account on one of the exchanges supporting Interac e Transfer. You could fund your account with an e transfer.

Canada allows the use of digital currencies, including cryptocurrencies. However, cryptocurrencies are not considered "technically" legal tender in Canada. Canada's tax laws and rules, including the Income Tax Act, also apply to cryptocurrency transactions. Check for updates about Canada Bitcoin rules.

As of February 2020, Bitcoin was legal in the USA, Japan, the UK, and most other developed countries. Even where Bitcoin is legal, most of the laws that apply to other assets also apply to Bitcoin. Keep in mind, the tax laws that have to be followed.

Be careful about Bitcoin. Keep in mind, Singapore has warned the public about the risks of trading cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, a market that while relatively small in the city-state has surged in significance over the past year.

"Cryptocurrencies can be highly volatile, as their value is typically not related to any economic fundamentals," Tharman Shanmugaratnam, the chairman of the Monetary Authority of Singapore, said in response to a certain parliamentary question. "They are hence highly risky as investment products, and certainly not suitable for retail investors."