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    However, ...

    However,


    https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/sweden-says-latest-covid-immunity-not-enough-to-protect-citizens-1.1465755

    Far too soon to tell if it was successful or not. Let's see what happens in...
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    Hmmmmm, did someone say stats???? :) LOL. ...

    Hmmmmm, did someone say stats???? :) LOL. https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/#countries

    The USA isn't testing everyone -No country is able to report all cases. Trump also wanted to stop...
  3. Excellent news & decision! Agree, better late...

    Excellent news & decision! Agree, better late then never.
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    Who knows really. You could be right,...

    Who knows really. You could be right, however.....There is so much about this virus doctors don't know. It looks like cases in young people people are starting to spike - a shift in the age group. ...
  5. Chappy, thanks for the feedback. Moving forward...

    Chappy, thanks for the feedback. Moving forward except for the Recruiting thread where team data/recruits are posted, I think everyone will find my posts pleasantly reduced in size and more succinct...
  6. Kelowna Secondary football star, water skier,...

    Kelowna Secondary football star, water skier, signs with University of Calgary for 2021..............
    Isaac Athans, and his family, have a long history of success across various sports in the...
  7. Quebecuniversities want to maintain fall schedule for majority of sports including fb

    https://3downnation.com/2020/07/02/quebec-universities-want-to-maintain-fall-schedule-for-majority-of-sports-including-football/

    Any updates on this?
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    LaTuque, just for you...and of course the rest of...

    LaTuque, just for you...and of course the rest of the readers here.....I am going to shorten my posts, all except the thread -re the update on teams, players coaches for 2020, 2021, etc....as it is a...
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    That will be up to the players - teams to decide....

    That will be up to the players - teams to decide. Time will tell. Either way, it was a good honourable, decent decision.
  10. Marton, I'll keep my posts down in size, but it...

    Marton, I'll keep my posts down in size, but it would have a negative impact on the recruiting thread/post, listing all players from all teams, coaches, etc.
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    Kind of restores your faith in humanity. These...

    Kind of restores your faith in humanity. These players will be eternally grateful.
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    Wow Great news Linda. They made the right...

    Wow Great news Linda. They made the right decision. These players have been working since high school, university to get their chance to be recognized for their achievements. Covid has really hurt...
  13. My apologies, I felt this is a very serious...

    My apologies, I felt this is a very serious matter, There may possibly be some legal battles ahead. Players, coaches are going to need all the help they can get. I was explaining why I felt it...
  14. There's a lot of rules for everyone: govt,...

    There's a lot of rules for everyone: govt, travel agencies/airlines/hotels, businesses, universities, doctors, long term care, banks, mortgage companies, but these are not normal times.
    My trip...
  15. U Sports will revisit controversial football...

    U Sports will revisit controversial football eligibility ruling after players, staff fight back




    https://globalnews.ca/news/7185651/usports-revisits-football-eligibility-ruling/
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    Agree. With all the protests and crowds not...

    Agree. With all the protests and crowds not wearing masks, people at the beaches, etc, this certainly helped spread the virus. Many states are now experiencing a spike in cases/outbreaks after the...
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    MMR vaccine may protect against COVID-19,...

    MMR vaccine may protect against COVID-19, researchers suggest - some potentially good news


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    Pretty hard to limit your exposure in the USA,...

    Pretty hard to limit your exposure in the USA, with everything that is going on. That would require that a player wouldn't step out of their home for anything, had enough groceries for months,...
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    The US went wild during the protests, with...

    The US went wild during the protests, with police, protestors all over the place - many not wearing face masks - there was looting rioting - police firing tear gas, rubber bullets.
    The beaches...
  20. McMaster....:evil:

    McMaster....:evil:
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    Great to hear.

    Great to hear.
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    Let's hope students return to university, high...

    Let's hope students return to university, high school in Canada, or there will be nothing.
    Like Marton said, this can all change and most of this is speculation -
    Who knows if there will ever be...
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    I agree, no one has a clue. When you see some of...

    I agree, no one has a clue. When you see some of the hardest hit countries returning to normal - getting back to sports....and then Canada talks about no sports until there is a vaccine.....
    You...
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    So if a vaccine is never found, that will be the...

    So if a vaccine is never found, that will be the end of sports and education
    The virus in ontario is at its lowest in months, all while people are outside playing baseball, soccer, tennis, golf,...
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    I didn't expect him to say it was due to...

    I didn't expect him to say it was due to finances, he doesn't want to alarm profs, employees, players, coaches. And while it's a health issue, it's mostly seniors, workers at both long term health...
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    Some excellent news....coming after more and more...

    Some excellent news....coming after more and more people have been playing sports in the parks, riding bikes, walking, more businesses have been opening, and larger family gatherings have been...
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    Ok La Tuque, you have outdone yourself and...

    Ok La Tuque, you have outdone yourself and provided hope, and definitely some good laughs.
    I think the USA could benefit from our Canadian ways. I think they like us....:D
    I know a few who wished...
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    I agree with your comments about Trump. To think...

    I agree with your comments about Trump. To think the USA was previously a respected, world power.
    Now things are crumbling there. Hoping Biden wins this one.
    People of America can't be that...
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    La Tuque You must have enjoyed.... Err downed...

    La Tuque
    You must have enjoyed.... Err downed several bottles.....cases of wine, beer and other spirits whilst reading them all.
    And you like Trump? I doubt even his wife does. Nor the many...
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    People are starting to play sports already -...

    People are starting to play sports already - certainly in the parks. Professional sports are also starting up. I won't fault RSEQ with taking their time to decide, and assess the situation. There's...
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    Firstly, I feel CW, OUA, AUS could have waited a...

    Firstly, I feel CW, OUA, AUS could have waited a bit longer to assess and make their decision, saying they were leaning towards cancelling, but would see what the end of month numbers would bring end...
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    It says a lot that Quebec are trending down, and...

    It says a lot that Quebec are trending down, and new cases are lower than Ontario.
    https://www.covid-19canada.com/
    NY State was the worst in the USA, and now it's on it's way down, substantially,...
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    There was still 2 1/2 months to go, they could...

    There was still 2 1/2 months to go, they could have assessed things end of June, and if the numbers looked good, pushed things out a bit and shortened the schedule. The end of June might have been a...
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    Agree - but there are other areas that cause a...

    Agree - but there are other areas that cause a spike in the virus, and that is on farms, where farmers bring in migrants - don't pay them much and put them up in army barrack or tent like housing...
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    That 10% cut in tuition hurts the universities,...

    That 10% cut in tuition hurts the universities, adding to the challenges they are already going through.
    Additionally the drop in quality in online learning compared with in class is a serious...
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    Anyway, the main factors, by keeping...

    Anyway, the main factors, by keeping universities to online only, they are losing a lot of revenue. If they're using less teachers, than that drives up unemployment. Who's paying for that?
    Also...
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    Long story short. (Summarized from post above) ...

    Long story short. (Summarized from post above)
    Online learning has it's place, while there are benefits, such as flexibility, no need to live on campus, or travel, eliminate meal plans, etc - and...
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    Yes, summer courses are up. Let's see what...

    Yes, summer courses are up. Let's see what happens to fall, and so on. Let's see how well these summer, fall students do. Studies have shown that the majority of students do not do as well with...
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    You misunderstood. The problem with the migrant...

    You misunderstood. The problem with the migrant workers is the way they are treated. Not that they are here. For farming, factory positions They are kept in army like barracks where the virus...
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    Sounds like money was a big factor. ...

    Sounds like money was a big factor.

    https://ottawacitizen.com/sports/football/cfl/football-at-all-levels-in-canada-facing-covid-19-realities/wcm/14434d90-c21d-4ec5-9412-f65b550cbf26/

    In order...
  41. I hear you. I bought the disposable ones to...

    I hear you. I bought the disposable ones to begin with, they are warm. But better than nothing.
    As soon as I saw stores were selling reusable ones, I went out and bought some. Agree, they are...
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    RSEQ had the most fatalities and cases - most...

    RSEQ had the most fatalities and cases - most were in Montreal, but they're also on their way down. They are lower now than Ontario.
    Quebec seems to be the most liberal of all provinces.

    This...
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    Well, not good news for sure. ...

    Well, not good news for sure.
    https://www.cbc.ca/sports/usports-cancel-fall-season-1.5602556
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    For a province who opened up some businesses...

    For a province who opened up some businesses sooner than the rest of the country, they are doing very well.


    Quebec today reports 198 new cases as daily numbers continue to drop. That is good...
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    Well I am grateful to you for letting me know. ...

    Well I am grateful to you for letting me know. You're right, Montreal pales in comparison.
    Visiting Quebec City will be like being in France. Excellent Culture, food, history, scenery,...
  46. Some good news!! A helmet maker has introduced a Splash Shield for facemasks

    https://footballscoop.com/news/a-helmet-maker-has-introduced-a-splash-shield-for-facemasks/

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    This will definitely help with safety, and help prevent spread of the virus.
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    Possibly. That said there was a lot of talk...

    Possibly. That said there was a lot of talk about CW having a more challenging time playing football during the pandemic due to the travel that would be involved, flights across provinces and the...
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    Here's a post from Jim Mullin - wonder what...

    Here's a post from Jim Mullin - wonder what happens tomorrow.


    https://www.tsn.ca/report-canada-west-to-cancel-fall-sports-in-2020-1.1483927

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    From reading everything, it sounds like CW were...

    From reading everything, it sounds like CW were more concerned about all the travelling they would have to do, which logistically would present more challenges, cost, risk than the oua, aus, q....
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    It looks like Canada is getting ready for hockey...

    It looks like Canada is getting ready for hockey to return
    https://www.todayville.com/edmonton/hockey-canada-lifts-ban-on-sanctioned-activities-lets-members-decide-on-return/

    And Sylven also...
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