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English-speaking students across Quebec head back to school – Montreal
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English-speaking students across Quebec head back to school – Montreal

Music teacher Veronica Graniero arrived at the Honoré-Mercier elementary school in Saint-Léonard, Que., Tuesday morning wearing a skirt covered with music notes. “I’m just really happy to start a school year where everybody is smiling and happy,” she laughed.It was the first day of classes for students at that and other English elementary and high schools across the province, starting yet another year in a pandemic. Read more: Quebec Virtual Academy: Online school set to launch in September Very few people Global News spoke with were worried about COVID, though, saying many people are vaccinated, so things are different. There was scarcely a mask in sight.“We don’t have to (wear it),” Grade 4 student Maya Picarella said. “If we want (to wear a mask), we coul...
Global COVID deaths fell 15% in past week as cases dipped: WHO – National
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Global COVID deaths fell 15% in past week as cases dipped: WHO – National

The number of coronavirus deaths reported worldwide fell by 15% in the past week while new infections dropped by 9%, the World Health Organization said Wednesday. In its latest weekly assessment of the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.N. health agency said there were 5.3 million new cases and more than 14,000 deaths reported last week. WHO said the number of new infections declined in every world region except the Western Pacific.Deaths jumped by more than 183% in Africa but fell by nearly a third in Europe and by 15% in the Americas. Still, WHO warned that COVID-19 numbers are likely severely underestimated as many countries have dropped their testing and surveillance protocols to monitor the virus, meaning that there are far fewer cases being detected. Read more: ‘We cann...
Neighbours provide ‘awesome’ support for Calgary man’s urban farming business – Calgary
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Neighbours provide ‘awesome’ support for Calgary man’s urban farming business – Calgary

A small-scale urban farming operation is leading to some big success for a Calgary man this summer. Trevor Anderson has been growing his Lil Green Urban Farm business throughout the COVID-19 pandemic thanks to some great support from his neighbours.Anderson started by turning his entire front yard in central Calgary into a spot to plant vegetables. Read more: Pandemic gardening trend plants the seed for a growing business “This is where I do all the greens,” Anderson said. “I have the shade cloths on, trying to keep the temperature underneath a little cooler.”His front yard is covered in things like Swiss chard, lettuce and carrots.Anderson also has an extensive crop of beets and garlic across the street in a neighbour’s backyard. Story continues bel...