Saturday, July 31, 2021

Canada to donate 13M surplus shots to nations in need

CityNews shows that Canada is stepping up to help vaccinate the rest of the world. Caryn Ceolin with the promises G7 leaders made at their summit this weekend, and the message they’re sending to China.

Canada: No demand for J&J vaccines from provinces, minister says

CBC News in Canada shows the interesting story: Procurement Minister Anita Anand joins Power & Politics to discuss the latest on the 10 million doses that Canada has ordered of the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine. 'We have heard from the provinces that the demand isn't there for J&J vaccines.'

The push to target Canada’s unvaccinated

CBC News: The National in Canada has the story: What could it take to convince the small but determined group of Canadians who remain wary of the COVID-19 vaccines on offer? Experts say there isn’t one answer.

Disney closing most Canadian retail stores

Global News shows that Disney is closing the majority of its stores in Canada by Aug. 18, the multinational company indicates on its website.

While no official announcement has been made, Disney lists on its store locator that only three of its 16 Canadian shops will stay open. They are in the Eaton Centre, Scarborough Town Centre and Vaughan Mills shopping malls in Ontario.

Global's Anne Gaviola reports.

Why 50% of Canadians Live South of This Line

RealLifeLore Channel on Youtube explains why 50% of Canadians Live South of This Line.

Canada: Over 80 per cent of Toronto adults now vaccinated against COVID-19

CityNews shows that more than 80 per cent of Toronto adults have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Maleeha Sheikh reports how the city is trying to get the remaining population vaccinated.

Canada has received 66 million COVID-19 vaccine doses: PM

CTV News in Canada shows that PM Trudeau announces that Canada has received 66 million COVID-19 vaccine doses, enough to fully vaccinate every eligible Canadian.

Canada prepares for Delta variant's rise, as unvaccinated people overwhelm USA hospitals

Global News shows that despite COVID-19 cases declining across Canada, largely due to the vaccine rollout, the inoculation rate is already plateauing in parts of the country as nearly 20 per cent of the population remains unprotected.

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Calls to reopen Canada-USA border before August

CityNews shows that pressure is building to reopen our land border with the USA now, not next month. Caryn Ceolin with the provincial and state leaders growing impatient, and why officials on both sides are signaling it’s unlikely to happen any sooner.

Persuading Canada's unvaccinated as Delta variant grows

Global News in Canada shows on this episode of Global National: Doctors and politicians are trying to persuade more Canadians to get immunized against COVID-19 as the more contagious Delta variant spreads further among the unvaccinated. As Mike Le Couteur reports, if persuasion doesn't work, coercion could be the next step.

Science Loop - Funny Video, Funny Animals (Science)

Science Loop on Youtube has the new funny video.

Funny Video; Funny animals Science Explained! You can't stop Laughing 🤣

This Video is full of the funniest Videos on Internet (including Animal and Human fails). See it explained: the Science behind it.


1. Funny Monkey Fetch tiger's Tail
2. Funny Seal
3. Cat fails
4. Dog's Epic Fun
5. Meme Gorillas
And many more...

Animal science (also bioscience) is described as "studying the biology of animals that are under the control of humankind". It can also be described as the production and management of farm animals. Historically, it seems that the degree was called animal husbandry and the animals studied were livestock species, like cattle, sheep, pigs, poultry, and horses. Today, courses available look at a broader area, including companion animals, like dogs and cats, and many exotic species. Degrees in Animal Science are offered at a number of colleges and universities. Typically, the so-called Animal Science curriculum provides a science background ans hands-on experience working with various animals on campus-based farms.

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Olympic and Paralympic Games: 60+ Key Stats

Tokyo 2020 is exciting. Take a look at 60+ stats about the Olympic and Paralympic Games. See important Olympic-related information. See facts and timeline of the ancient history of the Olympics. See the modern stats.

See the info here:

The ancient Olympic Games began in the year 776 BC, when Koroibos, a cook from the nearby city of Elis, won the stadion race, a foot race 600 feet long.

The 1896 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the I Olympiad, was the first international Olympic Games held in modern history. Organised by the International Olympic Committee, which had been created by French aristocrat Pierre de Coubertin, it was held in Athens, Greece, from 6 to 15 April 1896.

The 2020 Summer Olympics ( Japanese: 2020 年夏季オリンピック ), officially the Games of the XXXII Olympiad (第三十二回オリンピック競技大会, Dai Sanjūni-kai Orinpikku Kyōgi Taikai) and branded as Tokyo 2020 (東京2020), is an ongoing international multi-sport event that is currently being held from 23 July to 8 August 2021 in Tokyo, Japan, with some preliminary events that began on 21 July.

Despite being rescheduled for 2021, the event retains the Tokyo 2020 name for marketing and branding purposes. This is the first time that the Olympic Games have been postponed and rescheduled, rather than cancelled. The Summer Paralympics will be held between 24 August and 5 September 2021, 16 days after the completion of the Olympics.

Sunday, July 18, 2021

Fully vaccinated Americans may be allowed into Canada soon

CBC News in Canada shows that the Prime Minister's Office says if current public health conditions continue, fully vaccinated U.S.citizens and permanent residents could be allowed to visit Canada by mid-August for non-essential travel. A PMO statement says Canada might be able to welcome fully vaccinated travellers from all other countries by September.

Canadian government approaches reopening border for fully vaccinated Americans

CBC News: The National in Canada shows that as the government looks to a possible mid-August reopening of the U.S. border for fully vaccinated travellers, people affected are still looking for details, such as whether the U.S. will reciprocate.

Canada: Barrie, Ont., devastated after 'catastrophic' damage from tornado

CBC News shows that a tornado that tore through Barrie, Ont., left a path of destruction about five kilometres long, bringing winds of up to 210 km/h. Environment Canada gave the tornado a preliminary rating of EF-2.

Vaccinated travellers face hurdles entering Canada

CityNews in Toronto in Canada shows that fully vaccinated travellers looking to come to Canada are finding out not all vaccines are being treated equally.

Canada lacks national standards for proof of COVID-19 vaccination

CBC News: The National in Canada shows that Canada doesn’t have national standards for proof of a COVID-19 vaccination and as a result, there’s a 'hodgepodge' of methods created by provinces and businesses.

Canada: Windsor, Ont., mayor says border closure 'untenable' for this amount of time

CBC News shows that Drew Dilkens, mayor of Windsor, Ont., says that people in his city are anxious to see the Canada-USA land border open 'in short order.'

Fully vaccinated Canadian abroad frustrated at quarantine rules

CBC News shows that William Hamilton is a fully vaccinated Canadian, but since he received the Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine, which is offered in Russia (where he works as an English teacher) but not approved in Canada, he is still required to quarantine in a hotel upon return to Canada. Hamilton is frustrated that under federal rules, he can't skip the quarantine like other fully vaccinated Canadians who were jabbed with vaccines that have been approved by Health Canada.

Is Canadian public at odds with business interests over COVID-19 border restrictions?

CTV News has the interesting story in Canada.'s Michael Stittle and Nanos Research's Nik Nanos break down the ongoing border closure between Canada and the United States. 

Are Canadians clamouring for travel restrictions to be lifted? Nik explains some surprising results from his latest poll.

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Canada loosens travel restrictions, 2nd doses for teens

CityNews in Toronto shows that Canada brings in looser restrictions for travellers, Ontario opens more vaccine appointments for teens, and a partially collapsed Florida condo has been demolished.

Wildfires continue to burn through BC and USA west coast

Global News in Canada shows that unprecedented temperatures and bone-dry conditions have turned parts of the west coast into a "tinderbox." More than 300 wildfires are burning in British Columbia. As Julia Foy reports, the RCMP has revealed more details on the probe into the fire that destroyed large parts of Lytton, B.C.

Meanwhile, wildfires on the USA west coast have destroyed more than 300,000 hectares of land. There are fears this fire season has the potential to outpace 2020, which was the worst on record. As Jennifer Johnson reports, this past weekend offered little relief.

Canada heatwave cooks up to one billion shellfish alive

DW News shows that the Canadian province of British Columbia registered all-time record temperatures this summer. Hundreds of people died in connection with the extreme heat. And the impact on ecosystems was devastating: Scientists say up to a billion shellfish may have perished.

It seems that Bays in Western Canada are normally ideal for shellfish. They thrive in the secluded, nutrient-rich waters. But mussels and clams don't do well in extreme heat. And the region's recent heatwave has literally cooked them alive.

Majority of Canadians want USA border open by fall

CTV News in Canada shows that Nanos Research's Nik Nanos breaks down the data on how Canadians feel about the federal government's handling of the border with the USA.

Canada: Element of fear surrounding COVID-19 vaccine passports: bioethicist

CTV News in Canada shows that University of Toronto bioethicist Kerry Bowman says vaccine passports involve an element of worry and fear.

Will Canada require mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations for health workers like France and Greece?

Global News in Canada shows that the countries of France and Greece have both introduced mandatory vaccines for health-care workers amid concerns about the Delta variant. 

In Canada, COVID-19 infections are lower and vaccination rates are higher, but there is still a push to get everyone inoculated against the disease. 

Only a few provinces in Canada have mandated vaccines to certain health-care workers. But will a federal mandate be put into place? Abigail Bimman explains.

Sunday, July 11, 2021

Moderna co-founder on whether we will need a third COVID-19 shot

CTV News shows that Moderna co-founder Derrick Rossi discusses if a third shot or regular booster shot will be needed to increase protection against COVID-19.

Canada needs to prepare for COVID-19 variants in the fall, warns expert

CTV News shows that Dr. Chris Labos says that despite the success Canada is having in slowing the spread of COVID-19, preparations need to be made for the fall.

Mysteries surround new lambda variant detected in Canada

CBC News: The National shows that the new coronavirus lambda variant first found in Peru is now appearing in Canada, and the WHO says it carries a 'number of mutations' which may make it more transmissible.

Vaccines slowing COVID-19 infections in Canada, officials say

CBC News shows that Canada's top public health officials say vaccines are significantly slowing the rate of COVID-19 infections. The country has seen the number of new daily cases and active cases decreasing from their peak during the third wave.

Tropical Storm Elsa on the move towards Atlantic Canada

Global News in Canada shows that Tropical Storm Elsa continues to move up the East Coast of the United States and is now heading towards Atlantic Canada, where it's expected to hit the region Friday into Saturday. 

Even though it lost some energy over land, the storm still brought heavy rains and winds to the southeast U.S. on Thursday and at least one person's death is being blamed on the storm after a tree fell on a vehicle in Jacksonville, Fla. At least 11 people were also injured in Georgia when a suspected tornado touched down at a submarine base. 

Ross Lord reports on what to expect with the storm as it continues to track towards Canada.

Why some fully vaccinated Canadians can't skip COVID-19 travel quarantine

Global News in Canada shows that a new problem is emerging from Canada's latest travel rules, which allow for fully vaccinated people to skip quarantine when they arrive home from overseas. 

It seems that there’s a caveat for those who got 2 shots that haven't been approved by Health Canada for all travellers who got doses outside the country.  That has some people considering another round of shots of the approved vaccines so they can travel without having to face quarantine on their return.

New Lambda COVID-19 virus variant: What is known about it

CTV News shows that CTV Medical Specialist Dr. Marla Shapiro discusses what is known about the Lambda variant, which has not yet been reported in Canada.

Canada added 231,000 jobs in June, pushing jobless rate down to 7.8%

CBC News shows that the certain numbers for June are much better than the most optimistic economists were expecting. A lot of people are getting back to work as more sectors like retail, restaurants and personal care services are opening up. Notably, the unemployment rate has fallen because people are more confident they will find work and get back into the workforce.

Another intense heatwave to roast Canada, Western USA

WION shows that the unprecedented heatwave baking the Pacific Northwest has claimed as many as 700 lives over the last one week in Canada alone, according to officials.

Canada: Quebec to roll out COVID-19 vaccine passports in September

CTV News shows that Quebec says it will use vaccine passports to limit access to non-essential services if COVID-19 worsens. CTV's Christina Succi reports.

Sunday, July 4, 2021

Canada: Toronto hair salon owner excited to return to work after restrictions loosen

People can certainly get haircuts in Toronto, at least outdoors.

Hair salons and barbershops have been closed for much of the past year in Toronto.

A number of stylists, barbers, and others in the hair cutting business have embraced reopening regulations that allow them to cut hair outdoors.

Many hair cutters became completely booked up, the demand for haircuts far exceeding available time slots.

Canada: BC village levelled by wildfire following record heat wave

Global News shows that a fast-moving wildfire has destroyed 90 per cent of Lytton, B.C., days after the village recorded Canada's hottest temperature in history. Robin Gill reports from an evacuation centre in the nearby city of Merritt, where residents who were forced to flee their homes are grappling with heart-breaking losses.

Across western Canada: More than 150 wildfires rage

DW News shows that military aircraft have been mobilized to help evacuate towns and fight more than 130 wildfires tearing across western Canada. Lightning strikes triggered by a record-breaking heat wave sparked the fires. Rescuers are now searching for missing people in Lytton, British Columbia. Roughly 1,000 people fled the town, which was almost entirely wiped out by fire.

Residents had moments to flee before the fire claimed their homes. 2 people are so far believed to have died. This comes as a record breaking heatwave sweeps through Canada and the north west of the USA. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the heatwave shows there must be a continued commitment to reducing emissions and showing leadership on climate change and global warming.

The fire front in Lytton moved quickly. Residents had almost no warning before their town was engulfed in flames.

The blaze ignited a day after the town sweltered through almost 50 degrees Celsius - breaking Canada's temperature record.

Emergency workers are searching for missing residents, as the smoldering town remains unsafe to enter. The unprecedented heat wave and wildfires have certainly damaged parts of Canada.

More than 100 fires are still burning across western Canada, threatening other towns. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has convened an emergency response group, and promises to help communities recover.

Saturday, July 3, 2021

Canada: Some COVID-19 restrictions on international travel easing July 5

CBC News shows that fully vaccinated Canadians and permanent residents will be able to enter Canada and not need to quarantine at a hotel starting July 5, the federal government has announced.

Construction in Canada becomes less affordable due to cost of materials amid COVID-19 pandemic

Global News shows that the COVID-19 pandemic has caused construction prices to increase like never before, as plywood rose from $45 a sheet before the pandemic to $130, and recently dipped again to about $100 a sheet.

These prices may force consumers either not to buy or renovate their properties, or to delay their projects.

But, as Sean O’Shea reports, this kind of flexibility is not an option for large projects, driving rental or selling prices to increase.

Canada Heatwave leads to over 300 sudden deaths - record high temperature

WION shows that at least 300 sudden deaths have been reported in Canada, as the country recorded its highest ever temperature amid scorching conditions that extended to the US Pacific Northwest.

COVID-19 deaths in Canada may far exceed the official tallies, say researchers

CTV News shows that the number of deaths from COVID-19 in Canada may far exceed official tallies, according to researchers. Avis Favaro explains.

"Delta Plus" virus variant of concern - what scientists know about it

Global News shows that scientists have identified another COVID-19 variant of concern, called "Delta Plus". 

So how dangerous or contagious is this mutation, which is related to the Delta variant? 

While India’s health authority is clear on those answers, other experts say more data is needed to determine the level of threat. 

As Redmond Shannon reports, less than 200 cases have been reported in 11 countries so far, including one in Canada.

Thursday, July 1, 2021

Bitcoin Price at July 1, 2021: 33,204 USD - Will Bitcoin Drop to 20K?

Bitcoin Price at July 1, 2021: 33,204 USD

Cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin have recorded stunning falls in value in these times.

Also check about prices of various other digital coins that also fell. Major falls happened after China imposed fresh restrictions on transactions involving cryptocurrencies.

The Bitcoin cryptocurrency fell from a "record high" of $64,895 USD hit on April 14.

Falls in Bitcoin price will be a problem for people that are getting "Salaries in Bitcoin."

Some may think that Bitcoin could drop to 20K USD. What could be the potential "catalyst" for this move? Take a look at the charts and graphs.