COVID-19 Pandemic

Canadian Premier League announces proposed strategy for revised 2020 season – Hamilton

Canadian Premier League announces proposed strategy for revised 2020 season - Hamilton

Many details still need to be ironed out, but the Canadian Premier League has announced that its owners, clubs and player leadership have unanimously agreed on the structure and concept of a proposed strategy for a revised 2020 season. The 2020 season, the second year of the national soccer leagues …

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Coronavirus: Joseph Brant Hospital gradually reintroducing scheduled surgeries – Hamilton

Coronavirus: Joseph Brant Hospital gradually reintroducing scheduled surgeries - Hamilton

Posted June 3, 2020 5:31 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Burlington’s Joseph Brant Hospital is gradually reintroducing scheduled surgical and out-patient clinical care. Such procedures were paused during the initial stages of the coronavirus pandemic, although …

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Coronavirus: Jasper ready to welcome visitors back Monday, asks people to follow local rules

Coronavirus: Jasper ready to welcome visitors back Monday, asks people to follow local rules

Jasper, Alta., is ready to welcome back visitors on Monday but is urging people to remain vigilant about preventing the spread of COVID-19 when it reopens to outsiders. The municipality issued a news release on Friday that said services are gradually reopening and the mountain resort town’s businesses have been …

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Guysborough distillery signs contract with N.S. health authority for hand sanitizer – Halifax

Guysborough distillery signs contract with N.S. health authority for hand sanitizer - Halifax

Authentic Seacoast Distilling Co. has become the Nova Scotia Health Authority’s main supplier of hand sanitizer, and the only local one. NSHA finance spokesperson Nicole Poole says having a local and reliable supplier of sanitizer was an important part of the NSHA’s strategy in its coronavirus response. 1:50That’s the spirit! …

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Rick Zamperin: The NHL has its plan, but what will the NBA do?

Rick Zamperin: The NHL has its plan, but what will the NBA do?

Now that the National Hockey League has outlined how it plans to resume the truncated 2019-20 season during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are now waiting for the NBA to unveil its plans for when the world’s best basketball players return to the court. The NHL has opted to proceed with …

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Rick Zamperin: NHL is nearly halfway in its return-to-play plan – Hamilton

Rick Zamperin: NHL is nearly halfway in its return-to-play plan - Hamilton

With its season stuck on pause because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Hockey League has released details of Phase 2 of its return-to-play protocol. The second phase of the NHL’s four-point plan includes the opening of practice rinks and voluntary on- and off-ice workouts for up to six players …

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Province hopes B.C. businesses will increase pay for workers not included in pandemic top-up

Province hopes B.C. businesses will increase pay for workers not included in pandemic top-up

The B.C. government is hoping private businesses will step up and provide pay increases for their workers who were not included in the pandemic top-up pay announced by the province last week. “We know this situation is difficult for many workers,” B.C. Finance Minister Carole James said in a statement. …

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Coronavirus pandemic drives home why Canada needs to loosen ties with China – National

Coronavirus pandemic drives home why Canada needs to loosen ties with China - National

The coronavirus pandemic and the Chinese regime’s behaviour throughout are driving home the need for Canada and other Western allies to start “decoupling” from the country, says Canada’s former ambassador to China. At the same time, David Mulroney warns the regime is using global focus on the pandemic to “demolish” …

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Trudeau says question of hazard pay for military in care homes remains undecided – National

Kenney says many Alberta school boards were planning layoffs before his government announced them

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the question of whether military members serving in long-term care homes hit by the coronavirus pandemic remains under consideration. But he gave no indication of whether any decision has been made. READ MORE: 28 CAF members sent to Quebec, Ontario care homes diagnosed with COVID-19 …

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UBC researchers develop biodegradable masks made from B.C. wood fibres

Kenney says many Alberta school boards were planning layoffs before his government announced them

Non-medical masks are becoming part of British Columbians’ everyday lives, with recommendations even being made to wear them on transit. Researchers at the University of British Columbia (UBC) say they have come up with masks that represent the West Coast. They have developed two prototypes for what they are calling …

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