Expect to see more Regina business closures in coming months, says local Chamber – Regina

Expect to see more Regina business closures in coming months, says local Chamber - Regina

Another Regina business has fallen victim to the COVID-19 pandemic, and a local business association says it likely won’t be the last. After temporarily closing during the pandemic lockdown, Hunter Gatherer Vegetarian Diner will not reopen, according to a Facebook post Tuesday. “It’s with a heavy heart that I …

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Elections Saskatchewan recruiting up to 17K workers for pandemic vote

Elections Saskatchewan recruiting up to 17K workers for pandemic vote

Returning officers in Saskatchewan are beginning to recruit what the province’s elections agency expects to be thousands more volunteer workers needed to work the polls during October’s pandemic vote. Chief Electoral Officer Michael Boda with Elections Saskatchewan said the number of polling locations have been dramatically increased to meet …

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Saskatchewan resort providing staycation destination for locals during pandemic

Saskatchewan resort providing staycation destination for locals during pandemic

The food, bar and hospitality industry has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic across the province. Business at the Champetre County Resort has been greatly slowed by the pandemic. The Champetre County Wild West Saloon/Howling Coyote Resort is normally a hotspot for tourists this time of year. It …

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Woman waits 7 hours for COVID-19 test, calls it ‘unacceptable in a modern city like Toronto’ – Toronto

Woman waits 7 hours for COVID-19 test, calls it ‘unacceptable in a modern city like Toronto’ - Toronto

When East Toronto resident Chelsea Kennedy and her husband started exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 she suspected could be seasonal allergies, she decided it would be best to get tested just to be safe. “I have a runny nose and I have a bit of a sore throat and coughing …

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Hotel owner makes coronavirus safety allegations against Metis Nation-Saskatchewan president

Hotel owner makes coronavirus safety allegations against Metis Nation-Saskatchewan president

A former Metis Nation-Saskatchewan (MN-S) president is calling on the current leader to step down after being accused of not following safety protocols at a hotel.  The incident stems from the organizations council meetings that took place in Waskesiu last week. Read more: Métis Nation-Saskatchewan president tests positive for …

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Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan hosts first event on new permanent site

Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan hosts first event on new permanent site

After sitting empty this summer, Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan‘s new permanent site is being used. Thirty people gathered around a campfire for Fireside Stories — a production put on by Meacham, Sask.’s, Dancing Sky Theatre. Read more: Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan unveils permanent theatre, inclusive community space Storytellers with …

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Coronavirus: City of Lethbridge working with partners to address rise in illegal encampments – Lethbridge

Coronavirus: City of Lethbridge working with partners to address rise in illegal encampments - Lethbridge

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the City of Lethbridge in many ways, one of which includes a noticeable increase in illegal encampments and “rough sleeping” in the downtown area. The city says this increase is largely caused by COVID-19 restrictions at shelters. “Rough sleeping is more of just …

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Canada adds 1,085 new coronavirus cases as Trudeau warns of second wave – National

Canada adds 1,085 new coronavirus cases as Trudeau warns of second wave - National

Canada added 1,085 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Wednesday, marking the fifth day in a row the country has seen a daily increase of more than 1,000. The new infections bring the country’s total case count to 147,612. Health authorities also said 10 more people have died …

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Coronavirus: Younger demographics lead infections in Manitoba, Canada – Winnipeg

Coronavirus: Younger demographics lead infections in Manitoba, Canada - Winnipeg

Younger demographics lead the pack in COVID-19 infections in Manitoba and Canada while the novel coronavirus‘s total infections increase across the nation. Federal officials warn the virus will continue to spread unless some early pandemic precautions are re-adopted and close contacts are reduced. “We’re on the brink of a …

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London, Ont., businesses issue plea for local support amid pandemic – London

London, Ont., businesses issue plea for local support amid pandemic - London

Business owners in London, Ont., gathered at Toboggan Brewing Co. on Wednesday to share the struggles they’ve faced amid the COVID-19 pandemic and issue a plea for local support. The news conference, which saw owners from a number of industries including restaurant, retail and optometry, comes as the city …

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