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Why you may need to begin carrying higher masks — even outdoor

The unfold of extra contagious coronavirus variants in Canada amid already excessive ranges of COVID-19 makes it a crucial time to consider the masks we put on. Whether or not meaning discovering higher high quality masks, doubling up on masks, or carrying them in settings we would not usually suppose to, specialists say it is time we step up our recreation. Read more

Again within the fall, earlier than the brand new variants had been found, Market tested over 20 different masks to find out which of them finest shield you from the novel coronavirus. 

Double masking is rising in recognition with rising considerations over COVID-19 variants. Are two masks essential? What is the most secure option to put on them? Emergency doctor Dr. Shazma Mithani walks by the various kinds of masks and the way and the place we must always put on them. 15:14

TD prospects in a number of provinces hit with fraudulent DoorDash debit costs

Many people have been ordering in additional typically throughout the pandemic, however when Karen Lee obtained hit with $157 in DoorDash costs to her TD debit card in late December, she knew instantly she was a sufferer of fraud. DoorDash does not even serve her space.

Lee was one in all six individuals CBC Information spoke with who mentioned they discovered fraudulent costs to DoorDash on their financial institution accounts. TD says it investigated the fraudulent costs and the problem has been resolved, and DoorDash mentioned it is working intently with TD “to assist assist and facilitate reimbursements.” It is nonetheless unclear who’s behind the rip-off. Read more

TD mentioned that ‘over an remoted interval, a small share of TD Debit cardholders skilled fraudulent exercise’ involving DoorDash costs. (CBC)

Copycat pot edibles that seem like sweet are poisoning children, medical doctors say

Can you notice the distinction? The package deal on the precise is common sweet, whereas the opposite accommodates sufficient THC to noticeably hurt an grownup. As Go Public reviews, pot-laced edibles made to seem like sweet offered on the black market are resulting in poisonings in youngsters, elevating questions on why web sites are allowed to promote the unlawful merchandise. Read more

Well being Canada guidelines say cannabis-infused edibles cannot be packaged with photos or vibrant colors that may attraction to youngsters, and should have youngster security warnings and be child-resistant. (CBC)

Ontario well being specialists demand province abolish for-profit long-term care

With lots of of Ontario long-term care residents useless and COVID-19 outbreaks persevering with to ravage services throughout the province, a bunch of well being specialists is pushing the province to abolish for-profit long-term care services. Read more

Again in December, Market listed the nursing dwelling chains which have the highest COVID-19 death rates in Ontario.

Over 215 Ontario medical doctors and researchers have joined a marketing campaign that is calling on the provincial authorities to abolish for-profit long-term care services. On this images, crosses representing residents who died of COVID-19 adorn the garden of Camilla Care Neighborhood, in Mississauga, Ont., on Jan. 13, 2021. The ability is amongst Ontario’s hardest-hit by the pandemic. (Evan Mitsui/CBC)

What else is occurring?

Hamilton schools have bullying problem and ‘culture of fear,’ says report after teen’s death
The Protected Faculties Evaluation panel hopes faculties throughout the nation can be taught from the report.

Air Transat cancelling all flights out of Toronto for duration of winter season
The airline will proceed to function flights from Montreal to 6 worldwide locations.

Be careful with animal traps, dog owner pleads after tragic death of her pet
Use safer traps and put up warning indicators, Winnipeg girl says after watching her canine die.

How households navigate the pandemic
From rooming with a front-line employee to residing in a multi-generational dwelling, no pandemic expertise is similar.

This week on Market

A Market hidden digicam investigation seemed into fashionable different lenders and located they’re charging as much as 46.96 per cent curiosity in an period when the price of borrowing is at historic lows. (CBC)

Do you could have payments you may’t repay?

Cash Mart, Money Cash, Easyfinancial and Fairstone Monetary provide 1000’s of {dollars} in long-term loans at excessive rates of interest.

With the price of borrowing at historic lows, we dig into how these alternative lenders are able to charge between 30 and 50 per cent interest. And, we uncover whether or not you are actually informed every thing you might want to know once you join these loans.

Watch our hidden digicam investigation on CBC Gem.

-The Market group

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