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Provinces tighten COVID-19 restrictions as high infection rates persist

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

Manitoba will shutter schools in two hard-hit regions and move students to online learning, officials announced Sunday, as several other provinces also tightened public health measures to limit the spread of COVID-19. While the overall number of new cases in Canada has been declining since mid-April, COVID-19 infection rates …

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Nunavut, N.W.T. capitals issue new orders as COVID-19 surges in Canada’s north

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

Nunavut’s capital declared a state of emergency Monday and Yellowknife in the neighbouring N.W.T. closed its schools as news cases of COVID-19 sprang up in both territories. Iqaluit, a city of about 8,000 people, had 81 of Nunavut’s 85 active cases. Council voted unanimously to declare the local emergency starting at …

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A positive COVID-19 test allows travellers to skirt hotel stay: CBSA officer

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

A Canadian Border Services officer is ringing the alarm bells over one of the country’s COVID-19 measures at the border which they say could be allowing cases of the virus to be imported into Canada. In February, the federal government announced new, more stringent rules for travellers: anyone entering …

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Ontario is launching paid sick leave. Should other provinces follow suit?

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

Following months of public pressure prompted by a surge in COVID-19 cases, the Ontario government has finally announced its paid sick leave program. The Ontario COVID-19 Worker Income Protection Program is retroactive, beginning April 19 and ending on Sept. 25. It includes access to three paid sick days, and …

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Strong economic growth expected in 2nd half of 2021, Bank of Canada says

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

The Bank of Canada is expecting strong consumption-led growth in the second half of the year as vaccinations against COVID-19 continue, Governor Tiff Macklem said on Tuesday. In comments to the House of Commons finance committee, he reiterated that considerable uncertainty surrounded the central bank‘s forecast that economic slack should be absorbed …

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COVID-19 hospitalization rates, ICU admissions rising across Canada: Tam

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A steady increase in COVID-19-related admissions to hospitals and intensive care units continues to weigh heavily on Canada’s health-care system even as overall case counts begin to decline, the country’s chief public health officer said Saturday. Dr. Theresa Tam outlined a more than 20-per-cent increase in both hospitalizations and …

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U.S. upgrades Canada to ‘do not travel’ status amid soaring COVID-19 numbers

U.S. upgrades Canada to ‘do not travel’ status amid soaring COVID-19 numbers

The U.S. State Department on Tuesday upgraded Canada to “do not travel” status amid rising COVID-19 cases in the country. The travel advisory says “do not travel to Canada due to COVID-19,” on the state department website. “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level …

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Coronavirus vaccine tracker: How many Canadians are vaccinated against COVID-19? – National

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Nearly a year into the coronavirus pandemic, Canada has launched the largest mass vaccination program in its history. And Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has promised that every Canadian — nearly 40 million people across 10 provinces and three territories — who wants to be inoculated against COVID-19 will be able …

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Coronavirus messaging hurt by ‘stupidity’ of travelling politicians, experts worry – National

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The decision made by several federal and provincial politicians to leave the country despite guidance from officials to avoid all non-essential travel amid the novel coronavirus pandemic is selfish and hypocritical, health experts say. The move is “tone-deaf politically,” Colin Furness, an infection control epidemiologist and assistant professor at …

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Canadian couple forced to quarantine at home after being denied entry at U.S. border

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A Canadian couple has found themselves in quarantine, and at risk of losing their residency in Mexico, after a mishap at the U.S. border. Barbara Moller and John Granthowse own property in La Paz, where they usually spend half the year. On Thursday, the Inveremere, B.C., couple loaded up …

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