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Air Canada is facing heat for its COVID-19 refund policies south of the border, too
Air Canada had the second-highest number of complaints about refunds to the U.S. Department of Transportation of any airline — domestic or international — in May. Here at home, Air Canada and other Canadian carriers have refused to reimburse most customers whose flights were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. U.S. airlines, on the other hand, are required to issue refunds and not just vouchers. Filing a complaint to the U.S. regulator is one way passengers are trying to get their money back. Read more
Child safety expert warns against hand sanitizer packaged like snacks
One brand of hand sanitizer looks similar to a squeeze pouch that would contain liquid snacks like yogurt or applesauce, and also features characters like the Paw Patrol and Barbie on its packaging. Experts worry this might give kids the wrong idea. “This can easily find its way into a young child’s hand, no problem, and could easily be mistaken for an edible product,” said Chantal Walsh, a health promotion specialist with Child Safety Link. Read more
Is Tenet worth the risk? Some doctors say no. Theatres say please
The summer movie season is usually jam-packed with blockbusters. But COVID-19 has sidelined all of that. Many film studios have postponed high-profile films indefinitely, while others have released them straight to video on demand. Except for Christopher Nolan’s new film Tenet. The movie hits screens this weekend, and theatres are hoping viewers will come back in droves, but some doctors say it’s not worth the risk. Read more
Many students have the option to ‘virtually’ go back to school. But how will it work?
Earlier this year, schools across the country had to move quickly to implement remote learning. But as students prepare to head back to school in September — in person or online — many parents are hoping they’ve had enough time to successfully work out the kinks. Unlike the ad-hoc solutions put in place when the pandemic hit, many school boards say they’re intentionally creating virtual schools with separate, dedicated staff adhering to the same curriculum as their in-class peers. Read more
What else is going on?
Toronto dentist charged with sexual assault of patients allowed to keep practising with conditions
Marketplace co-host David Common reports.
Survey launched to gauge hardship on seniors in care homes during pandemic
Residents of long-term care and assisted living facilities have been ‘profoundly impacted,’ says B.C. seniors advocate.
These Ditto-branded razors and refill cartridges have been recalled due to a laceration hazard
The razors may cut the skin during use.
Former Foodora workers reach $3.46M settlement with app’s parent company
The Canadian Union of Postal Workers complained couriers were losing their jobs just as COVID-19 was spreading.
Fresh peaches recalled in Canada after salmonella outbreak in U.S.
Wegmans peaches are among the multiple products being recalled in Canada over salmonella concerns related to California company Prima Wawona.
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