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Teacher at Montreal’s Vanguard School dies after contracting COVID-19 – Montreal

Teacher at Montreal’s Vanguard School dies after contracting COVID-19 - Montreal

A teacher at Vanguard School, located in the Saint-Laurent borough of Montreal, has died after contracting COVID-19, sources tell Global News. In a letter sent to parents, the school’s director-general Carolyn Coffin-Caputo informed parents of the death of Yvan Trépanier, who taught French, math, science and geography in the …

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Demonstrators call for end to Quebec’s curfew as advocates ask Superior Court to exempt homeless – Montreal

Demonstrators call for end to Quebec’s curfew as advocates ask Superior Court to exempt homeless - Montreal

Around a dozen activists mounted a protest Sunday morning in front of the Montreal office of Quebec Premier François Legault against the province’s nightly curfew, put in place earlier in January to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Claiming the fines of up to $6,000 only punish poor people who cannot …

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Montreal ‘once again the epicentre’ of COVID-19 crisis as city adds hundreds of hospital beds

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Montrealers are being asked to be tested as soon as they have symptoms of COVID-19 as the growing number of hospitalizations and cases put pressure on the city’s health network. Hospitalizations linked to the health crisis have nearly doubled in the span of a month. The number of patients …

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‘We are going to hit a crisis point’: Montreal doctors concerned as COVID-19 hospitalizations rise

‘We are going to hit a crisis point’: Montreal doctors concerned as COVID-19 hospitalizations rise

In Montreal, doctors witnessing the deepening novel coronavirus health crisis are concerned about the growing number of patients in hospitals and the mounting pressure on intensive care units across the city. Dr. Don Sheppard, an infectious disease physician with the McGill University Health Centre and medical microbiologist, says the …

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Montreal public health ‘worried’ after city sets record by topping 600 new coronavirus cases

Montreal public health ‘worried’ after city sets record by topping 600 new coronavirus cases

Montreal public health authorities are sounding the alarm over the rapid progression of the COVID-19 pandemic after reporting its highest daily tally of new cases with 648 on Thursday. Dr. Mylène Drouin, director of the city’s public health department, described the evolving health crisis as “worrying” amid an uptick …

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Coronavirus: Quebec families reporting increased stress as second wave continues – Montreal

Coronavirus: Quebec families reporting increased stress as second wave continues - Montreal

Many Montreal families are starting to feel the effects of the coronavirus pandemic’s second wave: what was supposed to be a 28-day partial lockdown reached day 48 on Wednesday. A recent survey by Léger Marketing for the Early Childhood Observatory found 75 per cent of Quebec parents with young …

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Montreal’s Saint-Laurent borough installs recycling boxes for disposable masks – Montreal

Montreal’s Saint-Laurent borough installs recycling boxes for disposable masks - Montreal

The arrival of COVID-19 has caused a crisis beyond the pandemic: an epidemic of masks, gloves and other personal protective equipment (PPE) in our environment. A recent UN study estimated that about 75 per cent of masks and other PPE ultimately end up in landfills, or worse, bodies of …

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Montreal at stable but ‘uncomfortable’ coronavirus plateau, public health says – Montreal

Montreal at stable but ‘uncomfortable’ coronavirus plateau, public health says - Montreal

Montreal has reached a stable but “uncomfortable” plateau as the second wave of the novel coronavirus continues, according to the city’s director of public health. Dr. Mylène Drouin thanked the public for abiding by restrictions but said those efforts must be sustained to bring the number of COVID-19 cases …

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Montreal ‘progressing in the right way’ as coronavirus cases start to plateau, officials say – Montreal

Montreal ‘progressing in the right way’ as coronavirus cases start to plateau, officials say - Montreal

Montreal is starting to see a plateau of new COVID-19 cases after three weeks of partial lockdown measures but officials warn the second wave of the pandemic isn’t over yet. Dr. Mylène Drouin, director of Montreal public health, said Wednesday the city is “progressing in the right way” thanks …

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Stick to local parks on Thanksgiving Monday amid coronavirus health crisis: Montreal mayor – Montreal

Stick to local parks on Thanksgiving Monday amid coronavirus health crisis: Montreal mayor - Montreal

Montrealers are being asked to exercise caution and help stop the spread of COVID-19 on Thanksgiving Monday. Mayor Valérie Plante took to social media to urge the public to do their part to flatten the second wave of the health crisis. “Let’s take care of ourselves and everyone by …

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