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The Masked Man of Saskatchewan: A Signage Company Retools to Fight COVID-19 in Boston & Beyond

It’s often said that necessity is the mother of invention. Living through a global pandemic brings new meaning to this time-honored truth, and few express it better than Brad Hertz, co-owner of Sleek Signs in Regina, Saskatchewan. When COVID-19 hit, Hertz reconfigured his company’s signage and production facilities to manufacture innovative protective plastic shields for […]

20 in 2020: Spotlight in Southern California

One of the things that has sustained us through the isolation and grief of the COVID pandemic has been the steady supply of courage, sacrifice and incredible acts of kindness shown by people, both to their neighbors and total strangers. The Consulate General of Canada in Los Angeles decided to spotlight 20 Canadians and ‘friends of […]

A Canadian microbiologist’s love for virology, and hope for a COVID-19 treatment

His Twitter name says it all: @VirusNinja. Dr. Benjamin tenOever’s interest in virology goes back to his days at McGill University, but his interest in science stems from his early childhood. His parents immigrated to Canada from the Netherlands following a wave of Dutch farmers recruited by the Canadian government to settle in Smithville, Ontario and […]

Cheers to 50 Years: Canada Marks a Milestone in the Upper Midwest

Half-century anniversaries are always major milestones, and the Consulate General of Canada in Minneapolis, Minnesota is proudly celebrating its 50th year in the Upper Midwest in 2020. The year marks a historic high point for Canada’s official diplomatic presence in Minnesota. In 1970, Canada opened the doors to its Minneapolis office, and what is now […]

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The Masked Man of Saskatchewan: A Signage Company Retools to Fight COVID-19 in Boston & Beyond

It’s often said that necessity is the mother of invention. Living through a global pandemic brings new meaning to this time-honored truth, and few express it better than Brad Hertz, co-owner of Sleek Signs in Regina, Saskatchewan. When COVID-19 hit, Hertz reconfigured his company’s signage and production facilities to manufacture innovative protective plastic shields for […]

August 3, 2020

20 in 2020: Spotlight in Southern California

One of the things that has sustained us through the isolation and grief of the COVID pandemic has been the steady supply of courage, sacrifice and incredible acts of kindness shown by people, both to their neighbors and total strangers. The Consulate General of Canada in Los Angeles decided to spotlight 20 Canadians and ‘friends of […]

July 29, 2020

A Canadian microbiologist’s love for virology, and hope for a COVID-19 treatment

His Twitter name says it all: @VirusNinja. Dr. Benjamin tenOever’s interest in virology goes back to his days at McGill University, but his interest in science stems from his early childhood. His parents immigrated to Canada from the Netherlands following a wave of Dutch farmers recruited by the Canadian government to settle in Smithville, Ontario and […]

July 24, 2020

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