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SHA to declare COVID-19 outbreak in Saskatoon high school: school division – Saskatoon

SHA to declare COVID-19 outbreak in Saskatoon high school: school division - Saskatoon

The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) will declare a COVID-19 outbreak at Marion M. Graham Collegiate after two students tested positive, according to the school division. A press release, sent out on Saturday evening, said the health authority informed the school division earlier in the day and that the division …

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Sask. Party candidate Alana Ross self-isolates after a close contact tests positive for COVID-19

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The Saskatchewan Party candidate for Prince Albert Northcote, Alana Ross, is self-isolating after one of her contacts contracted COVID-19. The Sask. Party campaign made the announcement in a press release on Saturday evening. Sask. Party spokesperson Jim Billington said Ross is not experiencing any symptoms but will get a …

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B.C. election: In-person voters hit polls in the Okanagan

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It’s B.C’s election day and the polls have been open since 8 a.m. Voting supervisor officer Steve Fingas said his polling station in Lake Country has been busier than expected. “It’s been really busy, it’s been a great turnout here,” said Fingas. “We were a little concerned at first, …

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Ski season starts this weekend in Alberta; earliest opening at Mount Norquay in 95 years

Mount Norquay general manager Andre Quennville is seen on opening day, Oct. 24, 2020.

The long, cold and snowy stretch of weather hanging over Alberta has allowed one ski hill to open very early this year. Read more: Winter escapes in Alberta amid the COVID-19 pandemic Banff’s Mount Norquay kicked off its ski season on Saturday, which makes it the earliest the ski …

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Canada’s COVID-19 infections surpass 213,000 as Ontario breaks record in new cases – National

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Canada added another 2,224 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Saturday raising the country’s total COVID-19 infections to over 213,000. Health authorities also reported another 34 deaths from the virus, though only 13 had occurred over the past 24 hours. To date, a total of 213,739 people have …

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Saskatchewan Party Leader Scott Moe says COVID-19 shutdowns are not necessary

Saskatchewan Party Leader Scott Moe says COVID-19 shutdowns are not necessary

Saskatchewan can avert sector-wide shutdowns as it continues to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, Saskatchewan Party Leader Scott Moe asserted Saturday as new daily case figures in the province reached an all-time high. Moe’s comments came on Saturday shortly before the province reported 78 new cases of the virus, a …

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Mask use could cut COVID-19 transmission in Saskatchewan by 50%: Shahab

Mask use could cut COVID-19 transmission in Saskatchewan by 50%: Shahab

Universal and consistent mask-wearing could cut COVID-19 transmission in Saskatchewan by at least 50 per cent, said the province’s chief medical health officer. “Mask use is an important layer. I would say it’s an essential layer,” said Dr. Saqib Shahab during the province’s COVID-19 update on Friday. “There are …

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Cambridge McDonald’s closes after employee tests positive for COVID-19

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A McDonald’s restaurant in Cambridge was closed after an employee tested positive for the coronavirus, McDonald’s Canada said in a statement. The company said the restaurant at 100 Jamieson Parkway was closed on Oct. 23 after the employee reported the positive COVID-19 test. “Out of an abundance of caution, …

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New Saskatchewan COVID-19 cases reach single-day record

New Saskatchewan COVID-19 cases reach single-day record

Saskatchewan reported 78 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, the highest single-day increase the province has seen to date. This is the second time in a week the province set a new daily record of novel coronavirus cases. The record was first broken on Oct. 19, when the province …

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COVID-19 outbreak declared at Saskatoon’s Lighthouse shelter – Saskatoon

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The Saskatchewan government declared a COVID-19 outbreak at the Lighthouse shelter in downtown Saskatoon. The government declared the outbreak, according to the provincial COVID-19 website, on Friday, Oct. 23. The website doesn’t provide any information other than the date but government policy defines a confirmed outbreak as two or more …

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