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Nova Scotia health-care workers calling for more support in child care – Halifax

Nova Scotia health-care workers calling for more support in child care - Halifax

Nova Scotia announced Tuesday that child-care centres will be opening June 15 beginning with 50 per cent capacity. Some say reopening closed businesses before daycares is a backward plan, and that the province has not done enough to support essential workers who are parents. READ MORE: Critics say Nova Scotia …

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Closed Glenora washrooms force some people to find other places to go – Kingston

Closed Glenora washrooms force some people to find other places to go - Kingston

It’s an unpleasant consequence of the coronavirus health crisis. Users of the Glenora Ferry in Prince Edward County, Ont., don’t have access to washrooms on the docks and have been finding other places to relieve themselves. The bathroom facilities on the docks have been closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, and …

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COVID-19 refunds: What to know about credit card chargebacks – National

COVID-19 refunds: What to know about credit card chargebacks - National

With restrictions tied to the novel coronavirus pandemic likely to unravel all kinds of summer plans, consumers are scrambling to recoup money paid for cancelled flights, trips, weddings and children’s camps, to name a few. Some are resorting to chargebacks, asking their credit card company to reverse payment for services …

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Surrey relents after threat to shut down exercise program at locked-down seniors home

Surrey relents after threat to shut down exercise program at locked-down seniors home

Residents of a South Surrey seniors’ home on COVID-19 lockdown will be able to continue with their daily balcony exercise sessions, after the city backed down on threats to shut down the activity. Seniors living at Amica White Rock had been shaking and grooving from their balconies twice a day …

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A look at some of the Montreal infrastructure projects that will be fast-tracked under Bill 61 – Montreal

A look at some of the Montreal infrastructure projects that will be fast-tracked under Bill 61 - Montreal

Bill 61, known as an “Act to restart Quebec’s economy and to mitigate the consequences of the public health emergency” due to the COVID-19 crisis, was unveiled by the government on Wednesday. The bill’s plan aims to accelerate the construction of schools, seniors’ homes, roads and public transit systems in …

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Proposal to limit car traffic in Vancouver’s Stanley Park sparks debate – BC

Proposal to limit car traffic in Vancouver’s Stanley Park sparks debate - BC

Should Vancouver move to permanently reduce vehicle traffic in Stanley Park? A proposal to look at the possibility is headed to the Vancouver Park Board next week, and is has sparked a lively debate. Stanley Park Drive, which circumnavigates the 405-hectare park, was closed to cars on April 8, to …

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Coronavirus: Joseph Brant Hospital gradually reintroducing scheduled surgeries – Hamilton

Coronavirus: Joseph Brant Hospital gradually reintroducing scheduled surgeries - Hamilton

Posted June 3, 2020 5:31 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Burlington’s Joseph Brant Hospital is gradually reintroducing scheduled surgical and out-patient clinical care. Such procedures were paused during the initial stages of the coronavirus pandemic, although …

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People attending rallies put themselves at risk for coronavirus, says Saskatchewan’s top doc

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Saskatchewan’s chief medical health officer is warning people about the health risks associated with attending rallies, like the Black Lives Matter rally held in Regina on Tuesday. Dr. Saqib Shahab says these types of large public gatherings “dramatically increase the risk of COVID-19 transmission and put you, your loved ones …

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With branches closed due to COVID-19, London’s library pivots to no-touch, pick-up service – London

With branches closed due to COVID-19, London’s library pivots to no-touch, pick-up service - London

It may not be the full library experience, but it’s a start. Beginning next week, London Public Library (LPL) patrons will be able to utilize a new pick-up service at select branches to sign-out books, CDs, movies, and other items, library officials announced Wednesday. READ MORE: Coronavirus: Decision on 2nd …

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Hamilton, Ont., declares outbreak at retirement home over, Niagara reports spike in COVID-19 cases – Hamilton

Hamilton, Ont., declares outbreak at retirement home over, Niagara reports spike in COVID-19 cases - Hamilton

Hamilton, Ont., reported nine more COVID-19 cases on Wednesday putting the city’s overall number of cases up to 706 since the pandemic began. Six hundred-ninety-nine of the cases are confirmed while another seven are probable infections. There were no new reported deaths on June 3. The city has 38 total …

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