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Coronavirus: Orange alert level could become new baseline for New Brunswick – New Brunswick

Coronavirus: Orange alert level could become new baseline for New Brunswick - New Brunswick

For much of the COVID-19 pandemic, yellow has been the goal for New Brunswickers. In the colour-coded alert system, yellow has acted as a baseline, the phase with the least restrictions attached to it. But comments from the province’s chief medical officer of health and the minister of health …

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Coronavirus: Curling Alberta cancels 2021 season, local shop and rink in ‘dismal’ state

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Curling Alberta has cancelled the 2021 competitive season because of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to its website. “In light of last week’s announcement from our provincial government that current public health restrictions will remain in place with no timeline on any meaningful relaxations, we felt that this is the …

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Province says Rio Theatre’s sports bar conversion plan ‘likely’ meets COVID-19 rules – BC

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British Columbia’s Ministry of Health appears to be taking a hands-off approach to a Vancouver movie theatre’s plan to transform into a sports bar and stay open amid COVID-19 restrictions. “For the Rio Theatre, if they are fully licensed, and the conditions are met under the order, including an …

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Spain shuns coronavirus confinement as Europe kicks off 2021 with curfews – National

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While most of Europe kicked off 2021 with earlier curfews or stay-at-home orders, authorities in Spain insist the new coronavirus variant causing havoc elsewhere is not to blame for a sharp resurgence of cases and that the country can avoid a full lockdown even as its hospitals fill up. …

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Woodstock woman charged under Reopening Ontario Act

Woodstock woman charged under Reopening Ontario Act

Woodstock police report that a 48-year-old Woodstock woman has been charged under the Reopening Ontario Act for attending a church service downtown Woodstock on Sunday. Police say the gathering exceeded the allowed limits for religious gatherings, which under the current lockdown restriction cannot exceed 10 people both indoors and …

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Entrepreneurs offer at-home night out to support Edmonton restaurants – Edmonton

Entrepreneurs offer at-home night out to support Edmonton restaurants - Edmonton

With dine-in officially off the menu at restaurants across Alberta because of the COVID-19 pandemic, a local couple got creative with a way to bring the experience of a restaurant inside your own home. Coronavirus has sent the hospitality industry scrambling – and Vanessa Ojeda and Daniel De Oliveira …

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Coronavirus: COVID-19 cases could be ‘flattening’ in Saskatoon, city leaders say – Saskatoon

Coronavirus: COVID-19 cases could be ‘flattening’ in Saskatoon, city leaders say - Saskatoon

COVID-19 cases have fluctuated quite a bit in Saskatoon over the past nine months. Active cases have recently risen exponentially in the city, but medical health officer Dr. Jasmine Hasselback said this pattern may be slowing down. “From an epidemiology perspective, I feel like we are flattening a bit,” …

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New COVID-19 restrictions keep Edmonton senior in long-term care alone this Christmas – Edmonton

New COVID-19 restrictions keep Edmonton senior in long-term care alone this Christmas - Edmonton

The province’s latest round of restrictions on social gatherings has no doubt changed Christmas plans for most Albertans, but the holiday will be especially quiet for many seniors in long-term care centres. On Tuesday, Premier Jason Kenney announced new COVID-19 safety restrictions ordering casinos and gyms to close and banning …

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New Moncton tattoo shop struggles amid stricter orange phase – New Brunswick

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A Moncton tattoo shop that opened just before the pandemic hit is struggling to survive amid the latest COVID-19 restrictions. Lovecraft Body Arts on Mountain Road is grateful to be open said tattoo artist, Nate MacDonald. But operating amid the lastest orange phase of COVID-19 restrictions he said, has …

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Venezuelan refugee Kenney cited in COVID-19 news conference says interaction was less dramatic

Venezuelan refugee Kenney cited in COVID-19 news conference says interaction was less dramatic

The Venezuelan woman who believes she was used as part of Jason Kenney’s argument not to lock down restaurants in Alberta remembers her encounter with the premier as less dramatic than he suggested. Carolina De La Torre says Kenney got her central feelings correct, but she said she did …

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