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Coronavirus: Okanagan hockey mom missing watching her sons play – Okanagan

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Spectator-less games are part of the new sports landscape now. And up and down the Okanagan, some minor hockey parents are feeling frozen out because they can’t watch their kids play. One dedicated hockey mom in Vernon, Rhonda Catt, is picking up where her late husband left off regarding …

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Canada reports 2,668 new cases of COVID-19, setting new daily record – National

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Canada added 2,668 new cases of the novel coroanvirus on Wednesday, setting a new record for highest single-day increase. Health officials also reported 35 new fatalities, bringing the country’s death toll to 9,829. The new infections come as health officials work to slow the spread of COVID-19, while Canada …

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Coronavirus outbreak declared at Okanagan school with 3 positive tests; 160 told to self-isolate

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Health officials in B.C. are calling a coronavirus exposure at an Okanagan school an outbreak. On Wednesday, a joint statement from provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Minister of Health Stephen Brown said three members of of Ecole de l’Anse-au-Sable in Kelowna have tested positive for coronavirus. That’s …

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Ontario drivers face higher auto insurance premiums, even in a pandemic

Ontario drivers face higher auto insurance premiums, even in a pandemic

Thousands of Ontario drivers are in their cars less and working from home more, provided they’re even working at all because of the pandemic. Even so, many auto insurance companies in the province are now increasing their rates. “I would say the pandemic has been a windfall to the …

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Hamilton-area Canada Post depot reports COVID-19 case – Hamilton

Hamilton-area Canada Post depot reports COVID-19 case - Hamilton

Canada Post says an employee at its depot in the Ancaster industrial park has tested positive for COVID-19. In a release, the agency says the staffer notified superiors of a presumptive case on Monday before getting confirmation from the province on Tuesday. Staff at the location on Tradewind Drive …

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Hastings Prince Edward Public Health discouraging trick-or-treating due to COVID-19

Hastings Prince Edward Public Health discouraging trick-or-treating due to COVID-19

Hastings Prince Edward Public Health is asking residents to find alternatives to trick-or-treating this Halloween during the coronavirus pandemic. Dr. Piotr Oglaza, medical officer of health for the region, said he and the public health unit will follow suit to the province, which recently decided to discourage trick-or-treating in …

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New Brunswick reports 4th coronavirus-related death and 6 new cases

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New Brunswick is reporting its fourth death from the novel coronavirus on Wednesday. The province said the fourth death is an individual between 70 and 79 who died in the Campbellton region as a result of the underlying complications. “The loss of another person in our province related to …

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2nd positive COVID-19 case reported at Dalhousie Regional High School – New Brunswick

2nd positive COVID-19 case reported at Dalhousie Regional High School - New Brunswick

The high school in Dalhousie, N.B., is reporting its second positive case of COVID-19. In a letter distributed to parents, staff and students on Tuesday, the school said the new case at the school has no connection with the previous case that was reported on Oct. 13. Students in …

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North Dakota’s coronavirus situation worsening, masks now mandated in Fargo – Winnipeg

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October has been a record month for new coronavirus cases in Manitoba and North Dakota, but the province and state remain thousands of cases apart as both implement new restrictions. As of Tuesday afternoon, Manitoba had 1,746 active cases, while North Dakota was dealing with 6,032 active infections. Dr. …

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Coronavirus: Edmonton doctor raises contact tracing concerns

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There are currently more than 3,200 active COVID-19 cases in Alberta, and 42 per cent have unknown sources. Some patients have trouble remembering where they were two weeks ago, but there is also a growing number of people reluctant to share that information with contact tracers. Dr. Darren Markland, …

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