Coronavirus

Violence rises in U.S. cities amid coronavirus, anti-racism protests, unemployment – National

Violence rises in U.S. cities amid coronavirus, anti-racism protests, unemployment - National

Still reeling from the coronavirus pandemic and street protests over the police killing of George Floyd, exhausted cities around the nation are facing yet another challenge: a surge in shootings that has left dozens dead, including young children. The spike defies easy explanation, experts say, pointing to the toxic mix of issues …

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Coronavirus: Vernon Public Art Gallery moves fundraiser online – Okanagan

Coronavirus: Vernon Public Art Gallery moves fundraiser online - Okanagan

Staff at the Vernon Public Art Gallery have been hard at work to move their biggest fundraiser of the year online. Related News The 34th annual Midsummer’s Eve of the Arts, a garden party that has been adapted to an online art auction and night of entertainment made …

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Australia may restrict return of citizens from abroad amid coronavirus surge: PM – National

Australia may restrict return of citizens from abroad amid coronavirus surge: PM - National

Australia will likely slow down the return of its citizens from abroad, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Wednesday, as it grapples with a fresh outbreak of the coronavirus that has led it to isolate its second most populous state. The border between Victoria and New South Wales, the busiest …

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Coronavirus: U.S. sees new shortage of PPE as cases, hospitalizations climb – National

Coronavirus: U.S. sees new shortage of PPE as cases, hospitalizations climb - National

The personal protective gear that was in dangerously short supply during the early weeks of the coronavirus crisis in the U.S. is running low again as the virus resumes its rapid spread and the number of hospitalized patients climbs. A national nursing union is concerned that gear has to be reused. A …

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Could masks become mandatory in Calgary? Mayor isn’t ruling it out – Calgary

Could masks become mandatory in Calgary? Mayor isn’t ruling it out - Calgary

Calgary could be joining other major cities in Canada by making masks mandatory in indoor public places. As the advice on wearing non-medical masks continues to change, the mayor isn’t ruling anything out. Related News “Our level of mask-wearing in Calgary — in stores and public transit, in …

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Video brings art exhibit to life, raises funds for Lethbridge Soup Kitchen – Lethbridge

Video brings art exhibit to life, raises funds for Lethbridge Soup Kitchen - Lethbridge

Art, culture and community; that’s what a group of Alberta creators are trying to promote with their latest venture, a video highlighting a local artist after his exhibit was cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “It was heartbreaking,” said John Savill, owner of the Trianon Gallery in Lethbridge. “We …

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Woman says she was asked to leave East Van Bikram yoga studio for wearing a mask – BC

Woman says she was asked to leave East Van Bikram yoga studio for wearing a mask - BC

A woman claims she was asked to leave the Bikram Yoga studio on Vancouver’s Commercial Drive because she refused to take off her mask, which she was wearing to limit the spread of coronavirus. Ali Cloth said she arrived to her session Friday morning with her mask on. Read more: …

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With Calgary Stampede cancelled due to COVID-19, volunteers find new way to serve their city – Calgary

With Calgary Stampede cancelled due to COVID-19, volunteers find new way to serve their city - Calgary

For more than 100 years, volunteers have been a big part of helping people enjoy the Calgary Stampede. Now, with the 2020 edition of the event cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic, some of those volunteers are finding a new way to serve the community. Stampede volunteers are teaming up …

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Welcome back: Saskatchewan care homes prepare for family visitors once more

Welcome back: Saskatchewan care homes prepare for family visitors once more

Glenn Chernick has been waiting months to spend time with his mother at her Regina retirement residence. “It’s pretty tough,” said Chernick, who, prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, visited his mother at least once a week. With Saskatchewan Health Authority restrictions around care homes relaxing as of Tuesday under the …

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Trump says he’s ‘flexible’ on size of Republican convention amid COVID-19 – National

Trump says he’s ‘flexible’ on size of Republican convention amid COVID-19 - National

With coronavirus cases surging in Florida, U.S. President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he’s “flexible” on the size of the Republican National Convention in Jacksonville. The president spoke as a growing number of Senate Republicans said they’d skip the event, and even as the White House tried to tamp down …

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