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WATCH The National: Ontario slashes gathering limits, B.C. approves a less invasive COVID-19 test for kids
WATCH The National: Ontario slashes gathering limits, B.C. approves a less invasive COVID-19 test for kids

The National for September 17, 2020

Why saliva testing for COVID-19 in Canada won't be a panacea for long lineups any time soon
Why saliva testing for COVID-19 in Canada won't be a panacea for long lineups any time soon

Canadians in several provinces face long lines for a swab to help diagnose COVID-19 as school and workplaces open. New testing technologies could help, but doctors say they won't be a silver bullet.

Why birds migrate through cities — and how you can help them succeed
Why birds migrate through cities — and how you can help them succeed

In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we look at ways to help birds migrate through Canadian cities, Arctic sea ice loss and how wildfires far away can have a physical and mental effect on us.

TIFF trailblazer Michelle Latimer leads group of Indigenous filmmakers telling their own stories
TIFF trailblazer Michelle Latimer leads group of Indigenous filmmakers telling their own stories

With Inconvenient Indian and Trickster, filmmaker Michelle Latimer is doing double duty at TIFF. Now, the Indigenous director is working to "decolonize" the set and helping the next generation of storytellers.

White House pressure for more Iran sanctions is mainly serving to isolate U.S. from its allies
White House pressure for more Iran sanctions is mainly serving to isolate U.S. from its allies

Atrophy of U.S. political and moral authority presents Ottawa with a serious foreign policy challenge, writes Sam Khanlari.

Wetlands are burning: Worst fire season in a decade threatens Brazil's Pantanal
Wetlands are burning: Worst fire season in a decade threatens Brazil's Pantanal

The world's largest tropical wetland is not supposed to burn. And yet, Brazil's Pantanal is on fire. Some 25,000 square kilometres have already been destroyed, and experts say it's going to get worse.

The boom in household waste and what our garbage tells us about the COVID economy
The boom in household waste and what our garbage tells us about the COVID economy

Some of Canada’s biggest cities are seeing a surge in household waste, and it's thanks to a combination of COVID-related trends such as more online shopping, disposable goods and home renovations.

Why doctors think you should get the flu shot this year — and soon
Why doctors think you should get the flu shot this year — and soon

As COVID-19 cases climb in many provinces, flu season is also on the horizon. Doctors say there’s more interest in the flu shot this year — and there should be. But they’re warning patients to get the shot sooner rather than later. Here's why.

Sorry to burst your COVID-19 'social bubble' but even small gatherings are getting riskier
Sorry to burst your COVID-19 'social bubble' but even small gatherings are getting riskier

How 11 students caused Western University's COVID-19 outbreak
How 11 students caused Western University's COVID-19 outbreak

The number of Western University students testing positive for COVID-19 is now at 28 after an outbreak that started with groups of students living in three separate off-campus houses engaging in high-risk behaviour as school resumed.

Broadcaster Marci Ien to run for the Liberals in Bill Morneau's old riding
Broadcaster Marci Ien to run for the Liberals in Bill Morneau's old riding

The federal Liberals have named broadcaster Marci Ien as their candidate in the riding formerly held by Bill Morneau.