Health

B.C. to release third-party report into COVID-19 in care homes, Monday

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The British Columbia government is slated to release a third-party report Monday into its handling of COVID-19 in long-term care homes. The report was commissioned through Ernst & Young last summer, but has not been made public thus far. Read more: B.C. health officials open door to mass COVID-19 …

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Coronavirus: Canada marks over 19,000 COVID-19 deaths – National

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Novel coronavirus-related deaths in Canada have now surpassed 19,000. The grim milestone was reached after provincial health authorities reported an increase of 120 COVID-19 fatalities Sunday. Another 4,852 cases of COVID-19 were reported as well, bringing Canada’s total caseload to 747,383. Over 663,700 patients have since recovered from the …

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COVID-19 outbreak declared at Piero’s Pizza: Middlesex-London Health Unit – London

COVID-19 outbreak declared at Piero’s Pizza: Middlesex-London Health Unit - London

Health officials in London, Ont., have declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Piero’s Pizza after four staff members tested positive for coronavirus. The Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) says it learned of an initial case at the pizzeria on Wharncliffe Road South on Jan. 19, with reports of additional cases arriving …

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Coronavirus: Okanagan schools spend federal aid on cleaning over air quality improvements

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Okanagan schools spent just a fraction of COVID-19 federal aid money on improving building ventilation. Instead, opting for enhanced cleaning measures and extra staffing. The Ministry of Education provided a spreadsheet to Global News showing how each B.C. school district spent its first allotment of federal funding from September …

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Alberta MLA Tanya Fir apologizes again for travelling during pandemic despite health restrictions

Alberta MLA Tanya Fir apologizes again for travelling during pandemic despite health restrictions

More than three weeks after the UCP travel scandal broke, Alberta MLA Tanya Fir is apologizing once again for her choice to cross the border during the COVID-19 pandemic — despite stay-home orders. Read more: Alberta MLAs who travelled during COVID-19 pandemic lose ministry portfolios “Over the past several …

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Montreal police intervene on illegal gatherings, ramp up presence in Outremont and Plateau-Mont-Royal – Montreal

Montreal police intervene on illegal gatherings, ramp up presence in Outremont and Plateau-Mont-Royal - Montreal

Montreal police say they intervened to break up more than 10 illegal gatherings on Saturday after police heightened their presence in some boroughs to catch those breaking the rules. Patrols were stepped up in the Plateau-Mont-Royal and Outremont boroughs after police had to disperse three large gatherings at places …

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Police say COVID-19 positive woman ticketed for disobeying public health order

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The Regina Police Service (RPS) says a 31-year-old woman has been issued a ticket for disobeying Saskatchewan’s Public Health Act. A complaint of a woman who was COVID-19 positive and not following a self-isolation order was reported at around 11:15 a.m. on Saturday, according to a press release. Read …

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Coronavirus: Hamilton reports 188 new COVID-19 cases on the weekend, 7 new outbreaks – Hamilton

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Hamilton reported 188 new cases of COVID-19 over two days during the weekend and revealed seven more coronavirus outbreaks. The city’s total number of active cases is now at 741. Public health reported 108 cases on Saturday and 80 on Sunday. There have been 8,691 total coronavirus cases in …

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Canada’s vaccine delays to dominate agenda as Parliament set to resume Monday – National

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OTTAWA — Members of Parliament return to the House of Commons on Monday following a month-long break that was anything but restful to again face the ramification of the COVID-19 pandemic as well as the threat of a possible election. One of the first orders of business will be …

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Quebec reports 1,457 new COVID-19 cases and 41 deaths as hospitalizations drop – Montreal

Quebec reports 1,457 new COVID-19 cases and 41 deaths as hospitalizations drop - Montreal

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted January 24, 2021 12:28 pm     Updated January 24, 2021 5:03 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Quebec is reporting 1,457 …

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