COVID-19

Trapped in their hostel room for 23-hours a day, Canadians in Peru desperate to come home – National

Trapped in their hostel room for 23-hours a day, Canadians in Peru desperate to come home - National

Coughing, a fever and shortness of breath — these are the symptoms of COVID-19 that Antoine Pouliot-Hamel has been experiencing for the last eight days.  But Pouliot-Hamel isn’t recovering from his symptoms at home in Quebec City. The 33-year-old is stuck in a hostel in Cusco, Peru.  He and many …

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City of Bathurst offers payment relief during COVID-19 outbreak – New Brunswick

City of Bathurst offers payment relief during COVID-19 outbreak - New Brunswick

The city of Bathurst is offering new payment options to residents unable to pay for water and sewer services during the novel coronavirus pandemic. Councillors unanimously passed a resolution to allow payment deferrals during a special public meeting Monday. Residents and businesses experiencing unexpected hardships are now able to defer …

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Ancaster man accused of dealing drugs, operating non-essential business amid COVID-19 pandemic – Hamilton

Ancaster man accused of dealing drugs, operating non-essential business amid COVID-19 pandemic - Hamilton

Posted March 31, 2020 8:36 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ An Ancaster man accused of dealing drugs in Hamilton on Friday is facing an additional charge in light of the COVID-19 pandemic after allegedly operating a …

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Experts predict innovation in medicine, education, remote work spurred by coronavirus pandemic

Experts predict innovation in medicine, education, remote work spurred by coronavirus pandemic

Despite years of discussions between politicians and doctors, the Quebec government couldn’t find a way to pay its general practitioners for phone and video consultations with patients. Then the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Premier Legault called a public health emergency March 14, sweeping aside legislative hurdles as well as the bureaucratic …

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Global stocks drift higher after China’s economy shows signs of rebound – National

Global stocks drift higher after China’s economy shows signs of rebound - National

Global shares were mostly higher after China reported strong manufacturing data, extending an overnight rally on Wall Street. France’s CAC 40 added 1.5% in early trading to 4,443.47. Germany’s DAX gained 2.5% to 10,063.41, while Britain’s FTSE 100 jumped 2.2% to 5,685.74. U.S. shares were set to drift higher, with …

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Coronavirus: Quebec’s nurses union strikes workplace safety agreement for duration of pandemic – Montreal

Coronavirus: Quebec’s nurses union strikes workplace safety agreement for duration of pandemic - Montreal

The Fédération interprofessionnelle de la santé du Québec (FIQ) announced late Monday night that it has reached a six-month agreement with the Quebec government to ensure workplace safety during the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic. In a statement on its website, the union explained the agreement “recognizes the exceptional contribution of …

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Coronavirus: Peel, Toronto school boards looking at teacher-led online education for April 6

Coronavirus: Peel, Toronto school boards looking at teacher-led online education for April 6

Toronto District School Board (TDSB) and Peel District School Board (PDSB) say they are planning for teacher-led online education and resources in anticipation that schools will be closed beyond April 6 due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. Premier Doug Ford said last week that students will most likely not be …

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Most Canadians support punishing those not following coronavirus rules: poll – National

Rise in new coronavirus cases in China solely due to infections from overseas - National

Most Canadians are doing what they’re told to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and would support harsher measures to punish those who aren’t, a new poll suggests. Of the 1,590 adults surveyed between March 27 and 29, the vast majority said they were practising social distancing (97 per cent), keeping …

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Alberta MLAs to debate COVID-19 legislation

Alberta MLAs to debate COVID-19 legislation

Posted March 31, 2020 7:00 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Alberta’s government house leader is schedule to hold a media availability Tuesday morning to discuss legislation needed to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and the downturn …

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Feds must be as transparent as possible on COVID-19 response, former minister says – National

Feds must be as transparent as possible on COVID-19 response, former minister says - National

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted March 31, 2020 6:49 am Updated March 31, 2020 6:51 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Former Liberal public safety minister Ralph Goodale says the federal government must be as …

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