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Whistler tourism gears back up despite continued recommendation against non-essential travel

Whistler tourism gears back up despite continued recommendation against non-essential travel

One of B.C.’s top tourism destinations is gearing up for business, despite provincial health officials continuing to urge people to avoid non-essential travel. Over the past week hotels, golf courses, tours and other attractions in Whistler have begun to open their doors to customers. But on Thursday, provincial health officer …

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Canada to increase funds to help remote Indigenous communities deal with COVID-19 – National

Canada to increase funds to help remote Indigenous communities deal with COVID-19 - National

The federal government is to spend millions more to help remote and rural Indigenous communities cope with the COVID-19 crisis. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected to announce today significant new funding for First Nations, Inuit and Metis communities, part of which is intended to help them bolster their public …

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Europe fraying under economic strain from COVID-19 as cases rise in Africa, France – National

Europe fraying under economic strain from COVID-19 as cases rise in Africa, France - National

Europe’s extensive social welfare net is showing signs of fraying under economic strain from the coronavirus, as protests erupted for a second day in Spain Friday against layoffs by French carmaker Renault, while Italy’s chief central banker warned that “uncertainty is rife.” Further afield, while New Zealand had all but …

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Masks, sanitizing and vetting: How coronavirus changed home and auto repairs – National

Masks, sanitizing and vetting: How coronavirus changed home and auto repairs - National

Business hasn’t slowed during the coronavirus pandemic for Igal Moshkovich. In fact, the Toronto-based appliance repair technician says calls for service have only grown. “People are staying at home,” he told Global News. “There’s more laundry, more cooking. They’re using more appliances, so some things have broken down and they …

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U.S. coronavirus deaths hit grim record as cases rise rapidly in India, Russia – National

U.S. coronavirus deaths hit grim record as cases rise rapidly in India, Russia - National

As the United States crossed a sombre landmark of 100,000 coronavirus cases, India registered record numbers Thursday while Russia continued to swiftly ease restrictions in sync with the Kremlin’s political plans despite a continuing high pace of infection. The once-unthinkable death toll in the U.S. means that more Americans have …

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Feds support for sick leave, long-term care gets mixed reaction from premiers

Feds support for sick leave, long-term care gets mixed reaction from premiers

The Team Canada spirit that has prevailed among first ministers during the COVID-19 crisis will be put to the test today as Justin Trudeau broaches with premiers two topics that fall squarely within provincial jurisdiction: the operation of long-term care homes and paid sick leave for workers. The prime minister …

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Trudeau to co-host UN summit aimed at developing global response to COVID-19 – National

Trudeau to co-host UN summit aimed at developing global response to COVID-19 - National

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will co-host today a major United Nations conference aimed at developing a co-ordinated global response to mitigate the devastating social and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Unless countries come together now to co-ordinate a recovery plan, the UN estimates the pandemic could slash nearly US$ …

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‘The wrong message’: Vancouver cuts sanitation funding, hires $95K social media staffer – BC

‘The wrong message’: Vancouver cuts sanitation funding, hires $95K social media staffer - BC

A Vancouver city councillor says the city needs to reassess its priorities, after it cut funding for street cleaning to hire a new social media staffer for the city manager’s office. Coun. Sarah Kirby-Yung says the city had budgeted more than $300,000 to improve sanitation and street cleaning this year. …

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Licence plate intolerance apparently on rise in B.C. during coronavirus pandemic

A man in Revelstoke, B.C., holds a handwritten note that was left on his vehicle last week. The man recently moved to Revelstoke, but the vehicle had Alberta licence plates.

It seems the coronavirus pandemic has led to an increase in out-of-province intolerance in B.C. Last week, police in Trail, B.C., released information on a verbal argument at a local plaza regarding a man questioning a woman’s presence in B.C. after seeing her Alberta licence plate. Police say the man …

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Working from home during coronavirus? Some expenses are up to employers, experts say – National

Working from home during coronavirus? Some expenses are up to employers, experts say - National

More than three months into the coronavirus pandemic, many Canadians are still asking each other the same question: “Are you working from home?” The shift from cubicles and commutes to kitchen tables and day-old sweatpants happened almost overnight for millions of Canadians. Despite some movement from provinces to reboot the …

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