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Ahead of historic inauguration of new U.S. president, dystopian scenes from a riot-rattled Washington

The threat of renewed violence has been hanging over Washington, D.C. since rioters supporting U.S. President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol building on Jan. 6. On the eve of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on Jan. 20, Capital Current correspondent Graham Swaney captured scenes from the American capital and asked residents what it’s been like — in the midst of the...

Four Ottawa-area public health units issue mandatory-mask directive for enclosed public spaces

Ottawa Public Health has shifted its approach to reducing the spread of COVID-19, and is now officially requiring that city residents wear face masks in indoor public spaces.  In a statement issued jointly on Monday by four regional public health units in Eastern Ontario, including Ottawa Public Health, the agencies stated that they were “invoking a directive under the province’s...

The Eyes That Bind: Non-verbal communication in the age of COVID-19

A woman who wears a Niqab, a man who’s deaf, an actor,a psychotherapist and a researcherweigh in on communicating with concealed faces.  Have you ever heard of a Duchenne smile?  While an ordinary smile might be bound to the mouth, the Duchenne goes beyond, incorporating other parts of the face to great effect. “It’s the difference between somebody who smiles,...