coronavirus pandemic

Oshawa, Ont., one of the fastest-growing areas in the country, according to Statistics Canada

Oshawa, Ont., one of the fastest-growing areas in the country, according to Statistics Canada

Oshawa is continuing to see an influx of new residents, according to the latest statistics from Statistics Canada. Over the past year, the city’s area population grew more than 2 per cent, gaining nearly 10,000 more residents. Experts say much of that has to do with the exodus from …

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Alberta at standoff with Edmonton-area church over COVID rules; Dr. Hinshaw says she can’t intervene

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Alberta’s top doctor says her hands are tied when it comes to a rural church that is defying public COVID-19 health orders by hosting Sunday services with hundreds of maskless congregants. Chief medical health officer Dr. Deena Hinshaw says she helps set policy, but it’s up to Alberta Health …

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Global coronavirus cases have crossed 100 million – National

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Over 100 million people around the world have been infected with the novel coronavirus, a milestone reached just over a year after COVID-19 began to take hold. The world crossed that threshold at approximately 3 p.m. ET Tuesday — a year and a day after the first case was …

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Ex-London Health Sciences Centre CEO travelled to Florida, Michigan: statement of defence – London

Ex-London Health Sciences Centre CEO travelled to Florida, Michigan: statement of defence - London

Former London Health Sciences Centre CEO Paul Woods travelled to Michigan and Florida, once coming back with a “noticeable tan,” according to a statement of defence filed Thursday on behalf of LHSC. The statement comes in response to a $2.5-million lawsuit launched by Woods following his termination. Read more: …

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COVID-19 restrictions lead to ‘incredibly difficult’ closure of Calgary parkour facility – Calgary

COVID-19 restrictions lead to ‘incredibly difficult’ closure of Calgary parkour facility - Calgary

As a veteran of parkour, Matt Talbot is an old hand at tackling new challenges, but he’s now facing a really tough obstacle: trying to run a parkour business in the middle of a pandemic. “We’ve been closed for more than six of the last 12 months,” Talbot said. …

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Travelling Pickering, Ont., councillor out as Durham police board chair

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One of two local politicians who recently travelled will no longer hold the position of Durham police board chair. This comes after former chair Kevin Ashe took his name off of the ballot this year, a move he said he made strategically to take the focus off the work …

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COVID-19: Calgary man covers garage walls with puzzles done during pandemic – Calgary

COVID-19: Calgary man covers garage walls with puzzles done during pandemic - Calgary

Walk into Garth Wilcox’s garage in southwest Calgary and you’ll quickly see what he’s been up to during the COVID-19 pandemic: jigsaw puzzles. “There’s 50 up there right now,” Wilcox said. Read more: ‘Puzzles are huge right now!’: COVID-19 pandemic has people finding ways to keep busy The reason …

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India launches world’s largest COVID-19 vaccination drive – National

Health workers participate in a COVID-19 vaccine delivery system trial in Hyderabad, India, Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021.  (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)

India started inoculating health workers Saturday in what is likely the world’s largest COVID-19 vaccination campaign, joining the ranks of wealthier nations where the effort is already well underway. India is home to the world’s largest vaccine makers and has one of the biggest immunization programs. But there is …

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COVID-19: Calgary YMCA launches ‘super helpful’ program to boost physical and mental health during pandemic – Calgary

COVID-19: Calgary YMCA launches ‘super helpful’ program to boost physical and mental health during pandemic - Calgary

With so many recreation facilities and programs shut down because of COVID-19 restrictions, keeping active can be a real challenge. “It’s taking a big toll on people’s mental health,” Calgarian Kiki MacDonald said. “So people are kind of feeling, like, unmotivated.” But now there’s a new effort aimed at …

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Durham Region municipalities offer clarity about Ontario’s new stay-at-home order – Durham

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As we all try to decipher how exactly Ontario’s new measures to fight COVID-19 work, local law enforcement is working on an action plan in how they fit in as well. But when it comes to how Durham’s police force responds, Dave Selby with DRPS says it’s pretty straightforward. …

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