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Summer heat, humidity will be a problem when wearing COVID-19 masks outdoors: experts – National

Summer heat, humidity will be a problem when wearing COVID-19 masks outdoors: experts - National

Soaring temperatures and thick humid air can cause breathing difficulties for a number of people as summer approaches each year. Add a cloth face mask to the equation and those problems can be further exacerbated. With southern Ontario and Quebec experiencing their first heat wave of the season this week, …

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Bike shop owners worry about supply as business booms amid COVID-19

Bike shop owners worry about supply as business booms amid COVID-19

Hundred of bikes once hung from the vertical racks at Sweet Pete’s. More bikes stood side-by-side on the floor. Now, there are a lot of empty hooks and plenty of floor space. It might seem as if business is booming at the store amid COVID-19. After all, more and more …

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Shopify replaces RBC as Canada’s top company amid coronavirus – National

Shopify replaces RBC as Canada’s top company amid coronavirus - National

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted May 6, 2020 4:36 pm Updated May 6, 2020 4:41 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Shopify Inc. overtook the Royal Bank of Canada to become the country’s most valuable …

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Civil servants describe government’s COVID-19 response to ‘Dunkirk’ style rescue – National

Civil servants describe government’s COVID-19 response to ‘Dunkirk’ style rescue - National

It was a sunny March 18 when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau presented the government’s first big attempt at containing the economic fallout from COVID-19 in the form of an $82-billion rescue package. The viral pandemic’s effect in Canada was already bad: Schools were closing, workplaces shutting down, employees being laid …

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COVID-19 hits tourism businesses, costing Canadian cities millions in revenue

COVID-19 hits tourism businesses, costing Canadian cities millions in revenue

The cancellation of business conferences and conventions across the country is costing cities hundreds of millions of dollars in lost revenue as the COVID-19 pandemic devastates the tourism industry. Tourism Toronto says the city will be down 120,000 business visitors from April through June as major events such as the …

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Conservatives prepare to grill government in return to Parliament amid COVID-19 – National

Conservatives prepare to grill government in return to Parliament amid COVID-19 - National

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer laid out Monday the numerous lines of inquiry his party intends to follow this week as a modified version of a House of Commons sitting gets underway. They include the state of the nation’s emergency supply stockpile, the mishmash of federal economic benefit programs that allow …

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Too early to discuss ‘immunity passports’ for COVID-19 recoveries, Trudeau says – National

Too early to discuss ‘immunity passports’ for COVID-19 recoveries, Trudeau says - National

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted April 25, 2020 12:44 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says neither Ottawa nor the provinces are preparing plans to reopen the country that hinge on …

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Scheer raises concerns on WHO’s relationship with China, COVID-19 data – National

Scheer raises concerns on WHO’s relationship with China, COVID-19 data - National

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted April 14, 2020 4:40 pm Updated April 14, 2020 4:41 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says he has serious concerns about the accuracy of the …

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Coronavirus: Health Canada warns against fake, ‘unauthorized’ N95 masks – National

Coronavirus: Health Canada warns against fake, ‘unauthorized’ N95 masks - National

Health Canada is warning Canadians about the risks of using fraudulent and unauthorized N95 masks that may not offer protection against COVID-19. The organization said it has received reports that uncertified N95 respirator masks are being illegally sold online and in some stores. READ MORE: Coronavirus: Wearing non-medical masks will …

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Coronavirus deaths in Canada hit 778, total cases surpass 25,000 – National

Coronavirus deaths in Canada hit 778, total cases surpass 25,000 - National

Canada’s number of confirmed COVID-19 cases has now surpassed 25,000, including 780 deaths, according to provincial figures released across the country Monday. The new figures come amid 1,296 new cases of the virus announced on April 13, bringing the country’s total to 25,663. A total of 63 coronavirus-related deaths were …

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