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15 COVID-19 cases identified in new Lethbridge church outbreak as numbers rise

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The list of COVID-19 outbreaks in Lethbridge grew by one on Friday, with the addition of another church. According to Alberta Health, New Life Pentecostal (Gospel Fire Evangelical) had 15 active cases, becoming the third church in the area to have an outbreak. James Phanuel, lead pastor at Gospel …

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Church community COVID-19 outbreak confirmed in Coalhurst, Alta. – Lethbridge

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The Good News Centre church in Coalhurst, Alta., is the source of a COVID-19 outbreak in Lethbridge county. AHS officials confirmed to Global News on Wednesday afternoon that 23 cases of novel coronavirus are now linked to the outbreak and case identification is ongoing.  Read more: Church community outbreak …

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Saskatchewan fall suppers move forward with drive-thru fundraisers

Saskatchewan fall suppers move forward with drive-thru fundraisers

Saskatchewan church and community groups starved for funds are getting creative with one of their biggest fundraisers. Many are shifting gears with their annual fall suppers, opting for a drive-thru model while the COVID-19 pandemic restricts buffets and gatherings. “It’s just incredible how good it works,” said Bernie Dombowsky, …

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Coronavirus: Interior Health declares COVID-19 outbreak at Okanagan church

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A coronavirus outbreak at a church in Kelowna has been declared by Interior Health. The outbreak occurred at Calvary Chapel Kelowna on Benvoulin Road, according to the health agency, which added a warning that those who attended a morning service on Sept. 13 may have been exposed to COVID-19. …

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Montreal’s Notre Dame Basilica faces funding crunch as COVID-19 curbs tourism – Montreal

Montreal’s Notre Dame Basilica faces funding crunch as COVID-19 curbs tourism - Montreal

One of Canada’s best-known religious landmarks, the Notre-Dame Basilica in Montreal, is seeking urgent government assistance to withstand a budget shortfall caused by COVID-19. Claudia Morissette, director of the historic church in Old Montreal, said Notre-Dame expects to be short about $12 million in revenues this year as cultural events and …

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Florida teen dies of COVID-19 after maskless church party, taking Trump-touted drugs – National

Florida teen dies of COVID-19 after maskless church party, taking Trump-touted drugs - National

A Florida teenager who died of complications from COVID-19 attended a large church party without a mask just a few weeks earlier, then took unproven drugs touted by U.S. President Donald Trump before her parents brought her to a hospital, according to a newly-released medical examiner’s report. Carsyn Leigh Davis, …

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Coronavirus: Churches across Quebec opening for first time since March – Montreal

Coronavirus: Churches across Quebec opening for first time since March - Montreal

Houses of worship across Quebec have been given the green light open for the first time since March when restrictions were put in place due to the novel coronavirus. And Montrealers were ready for their first Sunday service since lockdown restrictions were eased. “I was longing for this moment because, …

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Coronavirus: Saskatchewan releases guidelines for child-care facilities, churches to reopen

Coronavirus: Saskatchewan releases guidelines for child-care facilities, churches to reopen

Guidelines have been released by the Saskatchewan government for child-care facilities and churches that are allowed to reopen under Phase 3 of the province’s reopening plan from the coronavirus pandemic. The province previously announced details for restaurants, licensed establishments, gyms, fitness centres and personal services on May 21. READ MORE: …

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Coronavirus: France to allow face-covered religious gatherings – National

Coronavirus: France to allow face-covered religious gatherings - National

By Christian Lowe Reuters Posted May 22, 2020 9:53 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ France is to allow the resumption of religious gatherings after a two-month hiatus caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, but worshippers will …

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Zoom investigating after U.S. church services disrupted by outages – National

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Video conferencing service Zoom said Sunday that it was investigating the cause of outages that apparently affected some users’ ability to host and join meetings. Zoom, which has become a staple during the coronavirus pandemic because it allows people to meet online rather than in person, said the problems seemed …

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