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Coronavirus: Canada marks over 19,000 COVID-19 deaths – National

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Novel coronavirus-related deaths in Canada have now surpassed 19,000. The grim milestone was reached after provincial health authorities reported an increase of 120 COVID-19 fatalities Sunday. Another 4,852 cases of COVID-19 were reported as well, bringing Canada’s total caseload to 747,383. Over 663,700 patients have since recovered from the …

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Two Northern Saskatchewan airlines rebrand, consolidate to ‘stay alive’

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West Wind Aviation and Transwest Air have consolidated under one air operating certificate and will now be known as Rise Air. When COVID-19 broke out last spring, the two carriers that service Northern Saskatchewan were majorly impacted. “We’re down about 50 per cent compared to what we were doing …

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Tokyo Olympics organizers, Japanese government deny report Games will be cancelled – National

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International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach, local organizers and the Japanese government are pushing back against reports that the postponed Tokyo Olympics will be cancelled. Now set to open July 23, the Tokyo Games were postponed 10 months ago at the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, and now the …

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Saskatoon retirement home proving 90 is the new 70 in TikTok videos

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Seniors at Preston Park II Retirement Residence have gotten familiar with technology while stuck inside during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Throughout the past year, residents are staying positive. We’re always coming up with fun things for them to do,” Preston Park II Retirement Residence lifestyle director Karen Waldner said. Read …

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Provinces should set targets for giving prison inmates coronavirus vaccine: advocates – National

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A director at the Canadian Civil Liberties Association believes provinces should set targets for vaccinating inmates in provincial jails — something half of jurisdictions have yet to do. The Correctional Service of Canada has started vaccinations for federal prisoners who are older or considered “medically vulnerable.” But, as of …

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Community spread of new COVID-19 variants may be happening in Canada: Tam – National

Community spread of new COVID-19 variants may be happening in Canada: Tam - National

Community transmission of the highly infectious new variants of the coronavirus may already be happening in Canada. In a statement issued on Wednesday, Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam addressed concerns raised over recent weeks by health-care practitioners about the potential for extremely infectious variants of the virus …

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India starts supplying coronavirus vaccines to developing nations – National

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India began supplying coronavirus vaccines to its neighboring countries on Wednesday, as the world’s largest vaccine making nation strikes a balance between maintaining enough doses to inoculate its own people and helping developing countries without the capacity to produce their own shots. India’s Foreign Ministry said the country would …

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Vaccine rollout blues: Germany’s Merkel complained about comparisons to Canada, Trudeau says – National

Vaccine rollout blues: Germany’s Merkel complained about comparisons to Canada, Trudeau says - National

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she’s being criticized by the German media because Canada’s doing better with the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, according to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Speaking to the media Tuesday, Trudeau was asked about “reports” that the Pfizer vaccine has less of a delay in some European …

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The coronavirus is becoming more genetically diverse, leaving experts worried – National

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The race against the virus that causes COVID-19 has taken a new turn: Mutations are rapidly popping up, and the longer it takes to vaccinate people, the more likely it is that a variant that can elude current tests, treatments and vaccines could emerge. The coronavirus is becoming more …

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Canada adds over 6K new coronavirus cases as Tam warns of ‘continuing resurgence’ – National

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Another 6,453 new cases of the novel coronavirus have been reported across Canada on Monday, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 715,072. Health officials also confirmed another 92 people have died after testing positive for COVID-19, bringing the total death toll to 18,120. However, since …

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