Essential reads for August 4, 2020

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Most of 27 new COVID-19 cases outside Winnipeg

Larry Kusch
7:00 PM CDT Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020
4 minute read

Manitoba RCMP receives a list each day of people who have crossed the border, along with a suggested check-in schedule. (Jeff McIntosh / The Canadian Press files)
“(Music education) is an incredibly important area for students — not only just for social and emotional reasons, but they also need those credits to graduate,” said Les Chalmers, who teaches guitar and music production at River East Collegiate.
Lights on an internet switch are lit up as with users in an office in Ottawa, on February 10, 2011. Canadian technology leaders have joined together to eliminate racism and discrimination from the country’s innovation sector with a new organization. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Bassem Mroue And Zeina Karam, The Associated Press:

Massive Beirut blast kills more than 70, injures thousands

A cloud from a massive explosion is seen in in Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. Massive explosions rocked downtown Beirut on Tuesday, flattening much of the port, damaging buildings and blowing out windows and doors as a giant mushroom cloud rose above the capital. Witnesses saw many people injured by flying glass and debris. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
Emily Ebekwe cooks some Nigerian food at One Stop African Restaurant.</p></p>
JESSE BOILY / WINNIPEG FREE PRESSJack Duncan tees off at Rossmere Golf and Country Club on Tuesday. Golf has seen a rise in business this year.Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020.Reporter: Jason Bell</p>
Elaine Thompson / The Associated Press Files</p><p>Canada’s recovery can’t depend on U.S. economic fortunes.</p>
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