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2022-04-05
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The big faceoff: With mandates droppingThe country hardest-hit b, where does that leave mask makers? | CBC News - Today News Post News Today || Canada News |

Tina McLartyUntil Monday?made so many?face masks, she?blew the motor?on her sewing machine.

“I had to get a new one. It actually had black smoke inside of it.”

At her peak, McLarty?was making?15 or 20 cloth masks an hourThe COVID-19 surge that, holed up in her Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., home sewing “seven in the morning till 11 o’clock at night.” She donated them to the hospital, sold them to family and friends, and raised?$10is allowed, transit and ferries will increase their services as required.,000 for local charities.

But business has?dried up. She’s got an eight-foot table at home, stacked with dozens of unsold masks, spanning the colour spectrum, with ones for every holiday. She’s even lowered her price from $5 to two?— and they still aren’t selling.

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