Covid19

216 new COVID-19 cases, 3 deaths in Manitoba as province eases restrictions – Winnipeg

216 new COVID-19 cases, 3 deaths in Manitoba as province eases restrictions - Winnipeg

Manitoba public health officials advise three additional deaths in people with COVID-19 have been reported Saturday. The deaths include: A man in his 60s from the Winnipeg health region A woman in her 70s from the Winnipeg health region A woman in her 80s from the Winnipeg health region. …

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A look inside how COVID-19 compliance checks are carried out at Durham businesses

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As the Ontario government continues to check COVID-19 health order compliance of big-box stores and grocery stores, public health inspectors have been put into overdrive checking stores across the region. Read more: Ontario to conduct weekend big-box store inspection blitz to enforce coronavirus rules Global News got a look …

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‘We’ve got a plan, we just don’t have the vaccine’: HKPR District Health Unit – Peterborough

‘We’ve got a plan, we just don’t have the vaccine’: HKPR District Health Unit - Peterborough

The target for COVID-19 vaccines to arrive in the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit (HKPRDHU) jurisdiction is early February. The acting medical officer of health says the health unit has a plan that’s ready to go once the vaccines arrive. It starts with long-term care homes. Read …

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Vaccine confusion at Alberta senior care homes

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There’s growing confusion about which seniors are getting the COVID-19 vaccine in the earliest stages of the rollout in Alberta after Premier Jason Kenney made an announcement on Monday. “We completed the first dose of vaccination at all of Alberta’s 357 long-term care, designated supportive living facilities,” Kenney said. …

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Supporting City of Kawartha Lakes small businesses through provincial stay-at-home order – Peterborough

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Ontario’s stay-at-home order went into effect at 12:01 a.m. Thursday morning. It’s in addition to the provincewide shutdown that has been in place since Dec. 26. The extended restrictions are taking a toll on small businesses that have already dealt with a tough 2020. “Things are tough, but we’re …

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Beyond the numbers: Are Albertans getting lost in COVID-19 statistics? – Edmonton

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As the pandemic persists, the lives and stories of many Albertans are getting lost in a surge of data as statistics. Dr. Eleanor Stein lost her father, Dr. Richard Stein, to COVID-19 in November. Read more: Celebrated neuroscientist dies during COVID-19 outbreak at Edmonton General Her father was a …

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Two fines handed out at 100-person University of Victoria gathering: Oak Bay Police – BC

Two fines handed out at 100-person University of Victoria gathering: Oak Bay Police - BC

Oak Bay Police say they dealt with a 100-person gathering Saturday night near the campus of the University of Victoria. Police were called to an area called Pumphouse Station near UVic, where they found a group of about 100 students gathered, many seen not wearing masks. Read more: $2,000 …

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Saskatoon ski club sees number of people on trails rise – Saskatoon

Saskatoon ski club sees number of people on trails rise - Saskatoon

It’s barely 7:30 a.m. on Sunday morning when Richard Koch has already done several laps of the circuit. He drove a snowmobile and dragged a groomer behind, completing the route several more times before 10 a.m. He was preparing the snow for another day of heavy use by cross-country …

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Manitoba home-care workers now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine – Winnipeg

Manitoba home-care workers now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine - Winnipeg

The Manitoba government has once again expanded the criteria for who can get the COVID-19 vaccine. The eligibility criteria for immunization has been expanded to include: home-care workers employed by a regional health authority (RHA), a RHA-contracted service provider, or a self- and family-managed care client, born on or …

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Passengers on 20 flights from popular vacation destinations potentially exposed to COVID-19

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Passengers on board at least 20 flights between popular sunny vacation destinations and Canada may have been exposed to COVID-19 during the holidays, according to data published by the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC). The possible exposures occurred prior to urgent new rules imposed by the government that …

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