Canada Coronavirus

Boards go up at B.C. shops as thieves use coronavirus lockdown to cover crimes

Boards go up at B.C. shops as thieves use coronavirus lockdown to cover crimes

Anyone who’s taken a stroll through Vancouver’s downtown core in recent days could be forgiven if they thought they’d accidentally waked onto the set of a zombie horror film. Along with the virtual absence of vehicle and pedestrian traffic, shops throughout the shopping district have swapped plywood boards for enticing …

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Coronavirus: Toronto’s homeless face dire situation as support collapses, advocates say

Coronavirus: Toronto’s homeless face dire situation as support collapses, advocates say

TORONTO — COVID-19 could soon “explode” within Toronto’s homeless population as government actions to curb the spread of the illness have the opposite effect on those who live without housing, advocates and front-line workers say. People who work with the city’s homeless say more are on the streets because many …

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Southern Alberta couple struggles to get home from Peru because of COVID-19 travel restrictions

Southern Alberta couple struggles to get home from Peru because of COVID-19 travel restrictions

A couple from Stavely, Alta., are two of about 1,700 Canadians trying to get from Lima, Peru back to home soil during a coronavirus pandemic. Related News Tim and Christine Nelson departed from Calgary on March 2. They had a six-week tour of Peru planned. After hearing the …

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Calgary care centre sees 8 new COVID-19 cases; too early to say if outbreak contained

Calgary care centre sees 8 new COVID-19 cases; too early to say if outbreak contained

Health officials are expecting more COVID-19 tests could come back positive at the McKenzie Towne Continuing Care Centre as the number of cases there jumped to 14 as of Thursday. The eight additional cases were announced as part of Alberta chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw’s daily update. …

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Coronavirus: Alberta students, parents adjust to class work being done online

Coronavirus: Alberta students, parents adjust to class work being done online

Students, teachers and parents in Alberta are all adjusting to the new style of learning that has taken over due to COVID-19. Now students must adapt to online academics in order to complete class work. Grade 12 student Brad Drysdale says he’s adjusting well. “I like how you don’t actually …

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Coronavirus: Winnipeg travellers home after a week in limbo abroad – Winnipeg

Coronavirus: Winnipeg travellers home after a week in limbo abroad - Winnipeg

Three recent university graduates from Winnipeg are grateful to be home in self-isolation after they were stuck in limbo in Peru for more than a week when the South American nation closed its borders to curb the spread of COVID-19. The young, almost life-long friends started their trip in mid-January …

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Coronavirus: Peterborough paramedics testing dozens for COVID-19; police equipped for pandemic – Peterborough

Coronavirus: Peterborough paramedics testing dozens for COVID-19; police equipped for pandemic - Peterborough

Emergency responders in Peterborough are tackling the coronavirus pandemic with additional precautions. Peterborough paramedics have been assisting Peterborough Public Health, Peterborough Regional Health Centre and other health-care providers by conducting in-home tests for COVID-19. The service was launched last week. READ MORE: First hospitalized case of COVID-19 in Peterborough, health …

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EI for COVID-19? What we know so far about the new emergency response benefit – National

EI for COVID-19? What we know so far about the new emergency response benefit - National

The Trudeau government recently unveiled an all-new benefit for Canadians reeling from the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic: the Canada Emergency Response Benefit. CERB would deliver $2,000 every four weeks for up to four months to workers who lose their income as a result of COVID-19. The new program …

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Seabee suspends operations at northern Saskatchewan gold mine over COVID-19 threat

Seabee suspends operations at northern Saskatchewan gold mine over COVID-19 threat

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted March 26, 2020 3:30 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ SSR Mining Inc. says more than 300 workers will be affected by its decision to suspend operations at the Seabee …

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Coronavirus: Airlines obliged to offer credit, not refunds, watchdog says – National

Coronavirus: Airlines obliged to offer credit, not refunds, watchdog says - National

Jacqui Birchall is hoping for a full refund from WestJet after it cancelled her flight from Puerto Vallarta to Vancouver as part of its major capacity reduction in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. “WestJet is refusing a refund and they’re giving WestJet dollars instead … so you have to rebook …

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