After receiving a lot of criticism over its idea to create an app for kids last year, Meta has made some changes to Instagram. They're hoping the new additions will help parents feel safer. But are updates enough to make social media apps safer for young teens? Sharmeen Somani finds out.
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With the summer here, and COVID-19 restrictions lifting, many people are excited to get away. But as rules start to relax, and unvaccinated Canadians begin taking flights and trains, vulnerable Canadians are wondering what this could mean for their health. But Sharmeen Somani explains, experts say taking a few simple steps could help reduce their risks.
There's a big shift happening in the labour market. Employers are starting to change the way they look at resumes. No longer just looking for education and years of experience, they've started to look at what's being called 'soft skills'. Sharmeen Somani explains.
Right now, the only way to get to outer space is to launch an extremely expensive and environmentally damaging rocket. But what if there was a cheaper, more eco-friendly way to travel in orbit? Canadian startup Spaceryde is promising to provide a cheaper, more efficient way for goods to go to space and back through high-altitude balloons. A balloon will carry Spaceryde's rocket three times higher than commercial airlines fly, then microcomputers will determine the trajectory of the rocket before it launches into the atmosphere. As Mike Drolet reports, the rockets will not be transporting people, but packages, including satellites.
Backlogs at airports, as well as passport and immigration processing delays, have made travel much more frustrating for Canadians. The prime minister has now set up a special task force to help tackle the problem with a new sense of urgency. Abigail Bimman looks at the state of passport delays in this country, and why the Union of National Employees says it was all avoidable.
Kids looking to cool off this summer at the pool or beach may face disappointment as the country grapples with a major lifeguard shortage. Swim instructors have also become hard to come by. It's all a byproduct of the pandemic and as Heather Yourex-West explains, with pools open again and kids eager to learn swimming skills, municipalities are scrambling to cope.