COVID-19 travel checkpoints now in place on 4 B.C. highways

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Police began enforcing COVID-19 restrictions on non-essential travel on four B.C. highways on Thursday. Each of the RCMP road checks is prefaced by highly visible signs warning drivers that non-essential travel is not allowed, and offering them the opportunity to make U-turns before they encounter officers. Anyone who does …

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Mayor, city manager say most Edmontonians still complying with COVID-19 rules

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Edmonton’s mayor and city manager say while there are signs of pandemic fatigue in the city, most citizens continue to comply with public health rules as Alberta’s capital tries to get through a brutal third wave of COVID-19. “I think we have good reason to trust Edmontonians given how …

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Many engaged couples choosing to delay weddings, with some looking to late summer 2021

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

For many, the past year has been marked by sadness and loss, but some are still celebrating milestones from births and graduations to wedding days. Amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, weddings have changed in Saskatchewan. Read more: Planning for 2021 weddings happening despite coronavirus pandemic In April, on their …

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Alberta restauranteurs hope for reimbursement in light of COVID-19 patio ban

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Laura Coles, Prairie Dog Brewing co-owner, said they just secured approvals from their landlord and spent $10,000 for their new outdoor dining space, only to have it shut down in days. “This was the silver lining.” “We wake up every morning thinking: What are we going to do with …

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COVID-19: Toronto Public Health further limits in-person attendance in schools, educational settings

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Health officials in Toronto have issued an order requiring schools and other educational settings to limit in-person attendance for most purposes, not just classes, in an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Toronto Public Health says the order is meant to supplement the provincially mandated school closures and …

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B.C. to open COVID-19 vaccine booking to people aged 40+ next week

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

British Columbia is significantly ramping up its COVID-19 vaccine rollout, with people aged 40 and up becoming eligible to book their shot next week. The province is expecting more than 1.2 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine throughout May, fuelling a surge in vaccinations. “The age for booking is …

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COVID-19: Concerns over Alberta’s at-home learning exemptions

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

While most students are heading back to online learning as part of Alberta’s updated public health restrictions, Hutterite colony and Mennonite schools will remain in class. David Nilsson’s wife is an education assistant at a Horizon Colony school. He says his wife had no warning about the exemption until …

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Trudeau pledges federal supports to Calgary, Edmonton amid 3rd COVID-19 wave

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Alberta’s two biggest cities could soon be getting help from the federal government, as cases and case rates in the province reach record levels. A Thursday morning tweet from the prime minister’s account said he reached out to Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi and Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson to talk …

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COVID-19: No tickets, charges issued in Quebec for travellers violating hotel quarantine order

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

No one in Quebec has been fined or ticketed for violating the national health order requiring travellers arriving in Canada to quarantine at a designated hotel, according to province’s prosecution bureau. That is despite Quebec’s government being one of the most vocal in the country for strict border restrictions. …

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Hamilton reports 147 new COVID-19 cases, HHS modelling suggests ‘steep decrease’ by June

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

An infection prevention specialist with Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) told staff on Thursday that he expects to see “steep decreases” in the city’s COVID-19 case numbers in the last few weeks of the province’s stay-at-home order. Dr. Dominik Mertz said new modelling shows that one of the city’s “most …

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