Coronavirus

COVID-19: Union alleges at least 2 St. Albert fire chiefs vaccinated before firefighters

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At least two St. Albert fire chiefs and/or deputy chiefs got their COVID-19 vaccine ahead of firefighters actively working in the field, according to the local union. Warren Gresik is the president of IAFF Local 2130, which represents 116 people. He said members have come forward with at least …

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Skip The Dishes adds $0.99 ‘B.C. Fee’ after province caps what it can charge restaurants

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One of the big name food delivery services is responding to British Columbia’s cap on restaurant fees by shifting some of the burden to the consumer. The B.C. government capped the amount delivery services can charge restaurants at 15 per cent for three months starting Dec. 27, in a …

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COVID Cooking: A shift for entrepreneurs in Winnipeg for more at-home meals – Winnipeg

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From pandemic baking to specialty coffees, Manitoban’s have been cooking and experimenting with foods at home for the past year. Entrepreneurs in Winnipeg have felt the trickle-down effect and demand for more at-home cooking ideas. “I originally started on my personal page and was getting lots of feedback, so …

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AHS warns Albertans over 75 of scam offering vaccine appointments for money

AHS warns Albertans over 75 of scam offering vaccine appointments for money

Albertans over the age of 75 in the general population are still waiting for their opportunity to be vaccinated against COVID-19, however some people have been getting calls telling them they can make their appointment — if they pay for it. In a tweet Wednesday evening, Alberta Health Services …

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Booze and no shoes: Inside the Vancouver ‘makeshift nightclub’ that flouted COVID-19 orders

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When guests arrived at what Vancouver police have described as a “makeshift nightclub” inside a downtown penthouse apartment last month, they were told to remove their shoes to prevent making noise. Exotic dancers were spinning on a stripper pole than ran from the second floor down to the first …

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B.C. COVID-19 recovery funds tagged to hire 200 in battle against invasive species

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Knotweed, “murder hornets” and goldfish beware: B.C. is cracking down on invasive species. The Invasive Species Council of B.C. is using a COVID-19 grant to hire 200 people over the next year to identify, manage and report flora and fauna that don’t belong in the province. Read more: Another …

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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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Coronavirus: Coffee shops battle to stay in business amid pandemic

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Shane McPherson stops to talk to a reporter in front of the Starbucks location on Front Street East in downtown Toronto. Two days before the store is scheduled to close permanently, McPherson offers an opinion about what’s going on. “I think they flooded the market too much. It’s time …

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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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Coronavirus testing on the decline in Saskatchewan

COVID-19 tests performed in Saskatchewan over the past two and a half months.

As new daily coronavirus cases, actives cases and other epidemiological markers appear to be trending downwards in Saskatchewan, so does one other important measure: testing. “We have a pandemic that’s taking effect in our province that includes a lot of people who will be mildly symptomatic or potentially not …

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