Some Ontario teachers are refusing work over school COVID-19 concerns

Mary Fraser-Hamilton, a teacher in Brampton, Ont., poses for a photograph outside of her school, on Monday, January 24, 2022. The Brampton, Ont., drama teacher was one of 11 education workers in Ontario who initiated work refusals last week over COVID-19 safety concerns, as students and staff members returned to classrooms with less transparency about the virus in schools. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tijana Martin Mary Fraser-Hamilton, a teacher in Brampton, Ont., poses for a photograph outside of her school, on Monday, January 24, 2022. The Brampton, Ont., drama teacher was one of 11 education workers in Ontario who initiated work refusals last week over COVID-19 safety concerns, as students and staff members returned to classrooms with less transparency about the virus in schools. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tijana Martin

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There is a cost to war — to the countries that wage it, to the soldiers who fight it, to the civilians who endure it. For nations, territory is gained and lost, and sometimes regained and lost again. But some losses are permanent. Lives lost can never be regained. Nor can limbs. And so it is in Ukraine.

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Finland, Sweden officially apply for NATO membership

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday that the military alliance stands ready to seize a historic moment and move quickly on allowing Finland and Sweden to join its ranks, after the two countries submitted their membership requests.

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Ukrainian fighters extracted from the last bastion of resistance in Mariupol were taken to a former penal colony in enemy-controlled territory, and a top military official hoped they could be exchanged for Russian prisoners of war. But a Moscow lawmaker said they should be brought to 'justice.'