Schools may be forced to leave windows open over winter, new poll shows worries over French language, COVID-19 vaccine

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Schools may be forced to leave windows open over winter

Montreal schools with poor ventilation may be forced to leave windows open in the winter. 

CTV News reports the English Montreal School Board has not received the necessary funding to upgrade their ventilation in all their schools. 

Proper ventilation is necessary to limit the spread of COVID-19 indoors.

Survey finds worry over French language in Quebec

A majority of Quebecers are nervous about the future of the French language, according to a new poll.
59 per cent of respondents said the French language situation has deteriorated over the past 10 years.

62 per cent of Quebecers are pessimistic about its future.

COVID-19 vaccine has 90 is reportedly 90 per cent effective

In an update US top doctor Anthony Fauci called just extraordinary, a COVID-19 vaccine has been reported as being 90 per cent effective in trials. 

While the tests are not complete, the Associated Press is reporting Pfizer and Biotech will apply for public health approval next month. 

If approved, it’s unlikely to become available before the new year, and initial supplies will be limited.