Covid19

Halifax-based non-profit goes digital for week-long conference on accessibility and inclusion – Halifax

Halifax-based non-profit goes digital for week-long conference on accessibility and inclusion - Halifax

Celebrations for this year’s National AccessAbility Week (NAAW) are going digital. Due to COVID-19, the team at Halifax-based non-profit, reachAbility, has turned their annual conference into an online festival that includes live workshops, speakers, presentations and more — open to everyone and at no cost. NAAW celebrates and recognizes contributions …

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New drive-in movie theatre coming to Vaudreuil, Saint-Eustache Ciné-Parc scrambles to get ready – Montreal

New drive-in movie theatre coming to Vaudreuil, Saint-Eustache Ciné-Parc scrambles to get ready - Montreal

A vast waterfront parking lot in Vaudreuil is set to become the suburb’s newest family entertainment destination. Vaudreuil is planning to open a drive-in movie theatre this summer at Campus de la Cité-des-Jeunes. “We were looking at what we could do, where we could bring people together and have them …

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Coronavirus: City of Kawartha Lakes projects $3.2 million revenue loss in 2020 due to pandemic – Peterborough

Coronavirus: City of Kawartha Lakes projects $3.2 million revenue loss in 2020 due to pandemic - Peterborough

Municipalities across the country are reporting major financial losses due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The City of Kawartha Lakes is anticipating approximately $3.2 million in revenue loss directly related to the crisis. But chief administrative officer Ron Taylor told council in a virtual meeting on Tuesday the municipality had …

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Coronavirus: soaring reliance on single-use plastics stalls zero-waste movement

Coronavirus: soaring reliance on single-use plastics stalls zero-waste movement

Single-use plastics that were recently subject to growing municipal bans are now on the front lines of the COVID-19 response as retailers temporarily restrict the use of reusable items to help curb the spread of the coronavirus. In Vancouver, the city’s first zero-waste grocery store is in the process of …

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No new coronavirus cases Sunday in Manitoba, no hospitaliziations – Winnipeg

No new coronavirus cases Sunday in Manitoba, no hospitaliziations - Winnipeg

Posted May 24, 2020 2:38 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The weekend is wrapping up in Manitoba with no new cases of COVID-19 found as of Sunday morning. The total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable …

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Coronavirus: Fewer suicides in Saskatchewan during pandemic than year prior

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

There have been fewer suicides in Saskatchewan during the novel coronavirus pandemic than during the same time period in 2019. Data from the Saskatchewan government shows 37 suicides between March 1 and May 4 in 2019 and 26 people killed themselves during that time in 2020. A mental health expert from …

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West Islanders rally to support Lakeshore Hospital medical staff – Montreal

West Islanders rally to support Lakeshore Hospital medical staff - Montreal

A group of West Island restaurants and families are doing what they can to make life a little less stressful for medical staff at the Lakeshore Hospital in Pointe Claire. The operation is called Act of Love and it’s being coordinated by Lovie Rivard, who has been doing it for …

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No new COVID-19 cases in Manitoba on Saturday, 25 known active cases – Winnipeg

No new COVID-19 cases in Manitoba on Saturday, 25 known active cases - Winnipeg

The Manitoba government says there are no new cases of COVID-19 in the province as of Saturday morning. Health officials say the number of lab-confirmed positive and probable cases in Manitoba remains 289. Two people are currently in hospital with one in intensive care. READ MORE: Manitoba officials stepping up …

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Coronavirus: Increased police patrols on long weekend in Peterborough and the Kawarthas – Peterborough

Coronavirus: Increased police patrols on long weekend in Peterborough and the Kawarthas - Peterborough

Peterborough County OPP will deploy an extra two officers per shift to deal with Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMCPA) calls this Victoria Day long weekend as the coronavirus crisis continues. That’s in addition to highway patrols that greet cottage country traffic on holiday long weekends throughout the summer …

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‘Wouldn’t that be nice?’: Trump wants to prepare U.S. stockpile for future pandemics – National

‘Wouldn’t that be nice?’: Trump wants to prepare U.S. stockpile for future pandemics - National

U.S. President Donald Trump said Thursday that he intends to prepare for future pandemics by replenishing the national stockpile and bringing manufacturing of critical supplies and equipment back to the U.S. His comments came the same day a whistleblower told Congress the Trump administration had failed to properly prepare for …

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