Pandemic

Coronavirus: Kelowna bus driver tests positive for COVID-19 – Okanagan

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A public bus driver in Kelowna has tested positive for COVID-19. The news was confirmed on Wednesday by Al Peressini, president of Amalgamated Transit Union 1722. “Sad to hear one of our drivers was diagnosed with (COVID-19) on Sunday,” Peressini told Global News. “(The driver) started feeling ill on …

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‘This is misinformation’: Lethbridge MP receives backlash over post on COVID deaths

‘This is misinformation’: Lethbridge MP receives backlash over post on COVID deaths

At first glance, it would be difficult to see that Alberta woman Julie Rohr is living with stage four cancer, but as COVID-19 continues to rise in Alberta, she says she is very aware of her added risk.  “Today is exactly five years since I got my diagnosis and …

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Coronavirus: Central Okanagan crisis line calls continue to increase dramatically – Okanagan

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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to deepen, so does the stress and anxiety experienced by many British Columbians. That all-too-common stress and anxiety has mental health crisis lines ringing off the hook. “We are seeing a huge rise in the number of calls that we are receiving so we …

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City of Saskatoon facing $20 million deficit: report – Saskatoon

City of Saskatoon facing $20 million deficit: report - Saskatoon

A report, written by the City of Saskatoon administration, projects a $20.1 million deficit for the city. The two main reasons for the financial shortfall, it states, are lack of revenue caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown and expensive efforts to clean up after the recent blizzard. Administration …

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Hamilton Tiger-Cats snag top pick in 2021 CFL Draft – Hamilton

Hamilton Tiger-Cats snag top pick in 2021 CFL Draft - Hamilton

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have won the CFL‘s version of the draft lottery. Commissioner Randy Ambrosie unveiled the 2021 draft order Saturday night after the league conducted a random draw that was equally weighted. With the 2020 season wiped out by the COVID-19 pandemic, and therefore no overall standings to …

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COMMENTARY: How Pfizer’s and Moderna’s mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccines work – National

The COVID-19 pandemic has driven a massive allocation of resources toward producing solutions, from identifying life-saving medications, tracking how the virus spreads and ultimately to preventing infection with vaccines. As a physician scientist, I study how the virus has evolved over the pandemic, since any changes in the virus …

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Advice to counter COVID-19 fatigue: Psychologist – Winnipeg

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As Manitobans and Canadians get ready for the winter months, continued spikes in COVID-19 cases across the country have prompted new restrictions in certain provinces. Psychologists say it’s important to understand this is a tough time for most, and that COVID fatigue is a real thing. “We have to …

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Coronavirus: Big White Ski Resort opens amid pandemic – Okanagan

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Heading to the local ski hill is among the activities still sanctioned by B.C.’s top doctor, despite a provincial regional travel advisory issued on Thursday.  Friday, Nov. 20, was the opening day for season-pass holders at the Big White Ski Resort, a group that may become the mountain’s main …

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New Brunswick moves Saint John area to orange phase as 9 new COVID-19 cases reported Friday

New Brunswick moves Saint John area to orange phase as 9 new COVID-19 cases reported Friday

New Brunswick health officials will move the Saint John region to the orange level of the province’s coronavirus recovery plan as the number of cases in the region has doubled in the past two days. The decision comes a day after the Moncton region was also moved to the …

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Rick Zamperin: Sunday was supposed to be a great Canadian celebration

Rick Zamperin: Sunday was supposed to be a great Canadian celebration

This weekend was supposed to be a great celebration of Canadian football, but instead CFL fans can only dream about what could have been. The 108th Grey Cup was scheduled to be played this Sunday in Regina, that is, until our world was flipped upside down by the COVID-19 …

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