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<b>CANADA:</b> Former federal NDP leader Alexa McDonough dies at 77

CANADA: Former federal NDP leader Alexa McDonough dies at 77

McDonough was the first woman to lead a major political party in Canada when she was elected leader of the Nova Scotia New Democrats in 1980
<b>ONTARIO:</b> High-profile cabinet minister Rod Phillips to resign seat, won't seek re-election

ONTARIO: High-profile cabinet minister Rod Phillips to resign seat, won't seek re-election

Long-term care minister said the timing of his announcement 'will allow Premier Doug Ford to appoint someone else to lead the ministry, which is currently overseeing a sector in crisis'
<b>BEYOND LOCAL:</b> Why music should be part of parents’ pandemic survival strategy

BEYOND LOCAL: Why music should be part of parents’ pandemic survival strategy

Listening to music at home or participating in musical activities might be an important way for parents and children to reduce stress, find ways to regulate their emotions and experience joy together
Provinces, territories vary on lifting COVID-19 health restrictions

Provinces, territories vary on lifting COVID-19 health restrictions

Across the country, new COVID case counts and related hospitalizations remain at or near record levels
<b>BEYOND LOCAL:</b> A 'wellness streak' can help manage work stressors

BEYOND LOCAL: A 'wellness streak' can help manage work stressors

Choose an activity you like, and then do that activity for as many consecutive days as you can
North Bay council asks province to increase NOSM enrolment

North Bay council asks province to increase NOSM enrolment

'There is a list of 163 communities (and growing) in Ontario — encompassing the entirety of northern Ontario — that have a longstanding challenge in recruiting and retaining physicians'
<b>ONTARIO:</b> Could a bench combat loneliness in seniors? One small town hopes so

ONTARIO: Could a bench combat loneliness in seniors? One small town hopes so

The bench would have a banner to indicate that whoever is sitting is open to a conversation
Northern Ont. driving instructor says shortening G driver's test could be dangerous

Northern Ont. driving instructor says shortening G driver's test could be dangerous

'When something is important like that, can you rush it through?' asks Sault Ste. Marie's Mary Lewis
Feds make last-minute reversal on vaccine mandate for truckers

Feds make last-minute reversal on vaccine mandate for truckers

Trade associations on both sides of the border had been pushing for a delay to the restriction
School boards in Ontario call on government to report and track COVID-19 once again

School boards in Ontario call on government to report and track COVID-19 once again

The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board of Trustees sent a letter to Education Minister Stephen Lecce on Wednesday expressing "grave concern, disappointment, and frustration" over recent changes to how COVID-19 will be managed in schools