Canada Coronavirus

Emails show close communication between transport regulator, feds on flight refunds

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

Advocates, experts and opposition MPs say correspondence showing close communication between the federal Transport Department and the Canadian Transportation Agency around passenger refunds throws into question the independence of the CTA, an arm’s-length regulator. Emails tabled with the House of Commons transport committee reveal that senior officials last spring …

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Family doctors say they can answer COVID-19 vaccine questions after Trudeau recommendation

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

Several family doctors and physician associations across Canada say they welcome questions from anyone concerned about second doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca or any other COVID-19 vaccine. Dr. Eben Strydom, a generalist in Melfort, Sask., said he’s happy to answer the call recommended by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau if it means …

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The housing crisis in Montreal and how the pandemic keeps compounding things

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

In a few weeks, the annual migration that is the province’s moving day will take place in Montreal, where trucks crammed with belongings will line one-way streets and thoroughfares as residents play musical chairs with apartments across the city. The event, which unfolds on Canada Day, is usually a …

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COVID-19: Bradford, Ont., restaurant charged for violating emergency order

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

A restaurant in Bradford, Ont., has been charged after police received a report of a group of people eating and being served inside on Thursday evening. Under Ontario’s current stay-at-home order, restaurants across the province must close for indoor and outdoor dining and may only provide takeout and/or delivery …

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COVID-19: B.C. reports fewer than 500 new cases for 1st time since mid-March

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

British Columbia reported fewer than 500 new COVID-19 cases for the first time in nearly two months on Friday. In a written statement, health officials reported 494 new cases and two additional deaths. The last time B.C. reported under 500 cases was on March 17. Read more: B.C.’s COVID-19 …

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Health official says people breaking rules are driving Manitoba to ‘extreme’ COVID-19 scenario

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

The third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic is hitting Manitoba harder than predicted only a few weeks ago, and will get worse before turning a corner, a top health official said Friday. Dr. Jazz Atwal, the deputy chief public health officer, released modelling that predicts the daily number of …

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Canada-U.S. border should be reopened amid new CDC mask guidance, congressman says

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

By Staff The Associated Press Posted May 14, 2021 5:47 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ A U.S. lawmaker who has made a political crusade out of getting the border with …

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U.S. states, businesses scrambling to figure out new COVID-19 CDC mask guidance

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

More than a dozen states quickly embraced new federal guidelines that say fully COVID-19 vaccinated Americans no longer need to wear masks indoors or out in most cases. But other states and cities and some major businesses hesitated amid doubts about whether the approach is safe or even workable. …

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COVID-19: 57 new cases, 1 additional death confirmed in Simcoe Muskoka

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

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit confirmed 57 new COVID-19 cases and one additional death in the region on Friday, bringing the total local number up to 11,280, including 239 deaths. Local public health also reported 42 new cases of a coronavirus variant on Friday, bringing the total up …

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COVID-19: Outbreak declared after 14 cases linked to London funeral; dozens asked to quarantine

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

Dozens of people who attended a funeral service and burial earlier this month in the city are being urged to quarantine and to get tested, after 14 cases of COVID-19 were linked to the event, prompting an outbreak declaration by the Middlesex-London Health Unit. Between 180 and 300 people …

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