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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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Vancouver’s No5 Orange strip club closed temporarily after employee tests postive for COVID-19

Vancouver’s No5 Orange strip club closed temporarily after employee tests postive for COVID-19

A Vancouver strip club shut down Monday after a staff member tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Colin Choo, operation manager with the No5 Orange, says the person last worked Canada Day. That person is now in isolation along with another staff member as a safety precaution. Read more: B.C. …

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Montrealers face dilemma: Staying safe from the heat while staying safe from COVID-19 – Montreal

Montrealers face dilemma: Staying safe from the heat while staying safe from COVID-19 - Montreal

The City of Montreal is experiencing its third heat wave of the year, according to Environment Canada. With that, people are facing the double challenge of protecting themselves from the heat while also protecting themselves from COVID-19. On Tuesday afternoon, the mercury read 32 degrees and a lineup curled around …

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Coronavirus: How other jurisdictions in the London, Ont., area are handling masks – London

The former Canada Southern Railway Station in St. Thomas, Ont.

With the province now entirely under Stage 2 of the Ford government’s reopening framework, many Ontarians are likely looking toward the future, wondering when Stage 3 will come and lift further restrictions put in place due to the coronavirus pandemic. According to the province, Stage 3 will allow restaurants and …

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Activists call for release of detailed coronavirus data from Ontario jails

Activists call for release of detailed coronavirus data from Ontario jails

TORONTO — The Ontario government must release information about the prevalence of COVID-19 in provincial jails as well as what preventative measures are taken to curb the spread, an activist coalition said on Tuesday. In a letter to Solicitor General Sylvia Jones, the coalition of Black, Indigenous and legal groups …

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Trump pushes state, local leaders to reopen U.S. schools in the fall amid COVID-19 – National

Trump pushes state, local leaders to reopen U.S. schools in the fall amid COVID-19 - National

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday launched an all-out effort pressing state and local officials to reopen schools this fall, arguing that some are keeping schools closed not because of the risks from the coronavirus pandemic but for political reasons. “They think it’s going to be good for them politically, …

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Quebec says ‘not yet’ to collecting personal data of bar patrons for COVID-19 tracing – Montreal

Quebec says ‘not yet’ to collecting personal data of bar patrons for COVID-19 tracing - Montreal

Authorities in Quebec say they prefer that bars and restaurants follow public health directives instead of being forced by the government to collect the personal information of their patrons in case of an COVID-19 outbreak. “We aren’t there yet,” Premier François Legault told reporters Tuesday when asked about requiring private …

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3 deaths now linked to COVID-19 outbreak at Edmonton’s Misericordia Hospital – Edmonton

3 deaths now linked to COVID-19 outbreak at Edmonton’s Misericordia Hospital - Edmonton

One more person has died amid a COVID-19 outbreak at Edmonton’s Misericordia Community Hospital. Covenant Health — the organization that runs the hospital — confirmed the third death linked to the outbreak on Tuesday. Alberta Health confirmed the patient was a man in his 70s. “Our sympathies are with their …

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15th coronavirus victim in Saskatchewan was in their 20s

15th coronavirus victim in Saskatchewan was in their 20s

The Saskatchewan government reported a new death as it gave an update on coronavirus cases in the province on Tuesday. Related News The deceased person was in their 20s and was a resident in the north region who tested positive for COVID-19, according to a press release. Read more: …

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Ontario business owners on their own when it comes to mask bylaw enforcement

Ontario business owners on their own when it comes to mask bylaw enforcement

TORONTO – As Ontario municipalities enact new measures regarding the use of masks in commercial locations, business owners are on their own when it comes to dealing with customers who refuse to comply. On Tuesday, Toronto and Ottawa joined Kingston in establishing rules requiring a non-medical face covering inside businesses …

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