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April 12, 2022
Experts say the public is being asked to manage COVID-19 risks despite limited data, Russia’s war is is worsening a fertilizer crunch that risks food supplies, and a huge blizzard is headed for Manitoba. Here’s what you need to know today.
1. Risk management: The public is being asked to take a bigger role in managing their risks with COVID-19, but information from health authorities is less available than before, experts say.
2. Big blizzard: Environment Canada is warning of a major storm coming to southern Manitoba with the potential to be the worst blizzard in decades.
3. ‘It’s not the end’: Ukrainian families, including those with small children, are coming to grips with the devastation that occurred in Bucha.
4. Fertilizer crunch: Russia’s invasion of Ukraine pushes up the price of natural gas, a key ingredient in fertilizer, and propels sanctions against Russia, a major exporter of fertilizer.
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