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Efforts to prevent spread of COVID-19 curtail pomp in throne speech ceremony

OTTAWA - COVID-19 has left little of normal life untouched and Wednesday's speech from the throne will be no exception.

Throne speeches are typically a pageantry of ceremonial grandeur.

But many of the traditional flourishes are being pared back this time around to respect public health protocols to curb the spread of COVID-19.

Canadian company invents biodegradable mask filter, aims for full mask by Christmas

OTTAWA - A Quebec-based forestry innovation organization says it has figured out how to make a single-use face mask filter out of fully-biodegradable wood products.

Stephane Renou, the president of FPInnovations Inc., says it could be a game-changer for the environment and for a made-in-Canada supply of masks.

Ontario reports 112 new cases of COVID-19, one new death related to coronavirus

TORONTO–Ontario is reporting 112 new cases of COVID-19 and one new death related to the coronavirus.

There were also 92 cases newly marked as resolved in today’s report.

The total number of cases now stands at 42,421, which includes 2,812 deaths and 38,369 cases marked as resolved.