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Canada adds 3,235 new coronavirus cases, 142 deaths as total infections near 790K – National

Canada adds 3,235 new coronavirus cases, 142 deaths as total infections near 790K - National

Health officials across the country reported 3,235 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Wednesday, as the total number of infections reached 789,654. Another 142 people have died in Canada after testing positive for COVID-19, pushing the country’s death toll to 20,355. However, more than 720,000 people have recovered …

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‘No basis in reality’: NDP decries Saskatchewan premier’s COVID-19 response

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The Opposition says Premier Scott Moe‘s response to Saskatchewan’s current spread of COVID-19 has “no basis in reality.” The NDP said national data shows that Saskatchewan has had the worst rate of deaths over the last seven days in the entire country as well as the highest rate of …

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Feds warn of more possible disruptions to Moderna COVID-19 vaccine deliveries in Feb – National

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The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) is warning the provinces and territories that the country could see further disruptions to its deliveries of COVID-19 vaccines from Moderna this month, according to a document obtained by Global News. Last week, PHAC announced American pharmaceutical giant Moderna would only be shipping approximately 78 per cent of …

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Front-line workers awaiting guidance regarding COVID-19 variant now in New Brunswick – New Brunswick

Front-line workers awaiting guidance regarding COVID-19 variant now in New Brunswick - New Brunswick

Now that a COVID-19 variant has been confirmed in New Brunswick, front-line staff in both health care and the classroom are awaiting guidance on what needs to be done next to keep people safe. Three cases of the B.1.1.7 variant, which was first discovered in the U.K., were reported …

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Sixteen new COVID-19 deaths, 414 new cases, as variant confirmed at B.C. high school

Sixteen new COVID-19 deaths, 414 new cases, as variant confirmed at B.C. high school

British Columbia marked its deadliest day of COVID-19 reporting since Jan. 1, with 16 deaths and 414 new cases on Wednesday. It marked the fifth consecutive day that new cases were below 500, and left the seven-day average for daily new cases at 437. Of the new cases, 108 …

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Coronavirus: Riverview winter carnival gets creative amid COVID-19 – National

Coronavirus: Riverview winter carnival gets creative amid COVID-19 - National

The town of Riverview, N.B., has had to overhaul its winter carnival plans amid COVID-19, but has come up with a safe way to add a little magic to their festivities. With typical large gatherings on skating rinks and sliding hills off the table amid the red phase of …

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39 new cases of COVID-19 U.K. variant confirmed in Simcoe Muskoka – Barrie

39 new cases of COVID-19 U.K. variant confirmed in Simcoe Muskoka - Barrie

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit confirmed 39 new cases of the coronavirus B.1.1.7. variant, which was originally discovered in the U.K., in the region on Wednesday, bringing the total number of cases up to 90. In addition to the 90 COVID-19 U.K. variant cases, 57 have preliminarily screened …

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New COVID-19 outbreak declared at Burnaby Hospital

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Just days after declaring a COVID-19 outbreak at Burnaby Hospital over, health officials say there has been a new outbreak in another unit. Fraser Health said Wednesday that nine patients in a medicine unit have tested positive for the virus. The last outbreak was declared over Feb. 1. Read …

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Coronavirus: In-class learning to resume in Simcoe Muskoka schools on Feb. 8 – Barrie

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The Ontario government has announced elementary and high schools in Simcoe County and Muskoka will resume in-person learning on Monday, Feb. 8. Schools in Simcoe County and Muskoka join those in Brant County, Chatham-Kent, Durham, Haldimand-Norfolk, Halton, Hamilton, Huron Perth, Lambton, Niagara, Waterloo, Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph and Windor-Essex in returning to …

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Ontario cottage rentals already in high demand for spring and summer

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The co-founder of CottageLink Rental Management says demand for cottages this spring and summer is “unprecedented.” Heather Bayer says the trend began last June when short-term rentals were allowed to resume operations amid the coronavirus pandemic and has shown no sign of stopping. Read more: ‘You just take what …

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