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Coronavirus: Kingston, Ont., retail stores reopen doors to customers – Kingston

Coronavirus: Kingston, Ont., retail stores reopen doors to customers - Kingston

The streets of downtown Kingston, Ont., were filled with shoppers on Tuesday, the first day retail stores could open their doors to customers. Last week, the province announced retail stores outside shopping malls, which have their own entrances and can follow physical distancing measures, were allowed to open after the …

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COMMENTARY: How viruses can leap from animals to humans – National

Viruses are naturally occurring entities. Viruses have existed on Earth long before humans and vastly outnumber humans. There are more viruses on Earth than there are stars in the universe or cells in the human body. As a cellular microbiologist who has studied the origin and development of infectious diseases …

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Coronavirus: Kingston, Ont., businesses reopen for curbside pickup – Kingston

Kenney says many Alberta school boards were planning layoffs before his government announced them

Retail stores in Kingston, Ont., partially reopened on Monday, marking the first day of curbside pickup and delivery across the province. Since the coronavirus pandemic began and stores were forced to close, many didn’t resort to online-only shopping, such as Brian’s Record Option in the heart of the Limestone City. …

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A segment of Ontario’s medical professionals feel ‘neglected’ from pandemic pay – Kingston

Kenney says many Alberta school boards were planning layoffs before his government announced them

It’s been nearly two weeks since Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced various front-line workers would receive an extra $4 per hour for their contributions to fighting COVID-19. A few days after the initial announcement on April 25, the province expanded the “pandemic pay” to additional health-care sector workers, including paramedics …

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One new COVID-19 case in Manitoba, 38 active cases – Winnipeg

One new COVID-19 case in Manitoba, 38 active cases - Winnipeg

Posted May 2, 2020 2:38 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ One additional COVID-19 case has been identified in Manitoba on the weekend leading up to the easing of provincial restrictions. Manitoba Public Health officials said Saturday …

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Four new COVID-19 cases in Manitoba, one more hospitalized – Winnipeg

Four new COVID-19 cases in Manitoba, one more hospitalized - Winnipeg

Posted April 26, 2020 2:25 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Manitoba public health officials announced four new cases of COVID-19 were identified as of Sunday morning. That brings the total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable …

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Canadians think they’ll continue working from home when pandemic ends: poll – BC

Kenney says many Alberta school boards were planning layoffs before his government announced them

A new poll suggests Canadians think they’ll continue working from home once the pandemic ends. Research Co. says 73 per cent of those polled expect to keep working from home after COVID-19. On top of that, 63 per cent say business travel can be phased out and replaced by video …

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COVID-19 respite centre for emergency responders takes shape near Cobourg’s beach – Peterborough

COVID-19 respite centre for emergency responders takes shape near Cobourg’s beach - Peterborough

It will be a spot for southern Ontario emergency workers to stay should they need to isolate due to the coronavirus pandemic. Trailers will be set up at the Victoria Park Campground near Cobourg’s beach. The first two trailers, which were donated by Owasco RV Centre in Clarington, arrived at …

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First thing Canadians want to do after COVID-19? Hug loved ones, poll says – National

Almost half of Canadian respondents say the first thing they want do is hug friends/family

The first thing Canadians want to do once the COVID-19 pandemic starts to end is hug their loves ones, a new poll suggests. About 45 per cent of people who responded to an Angus Reid Institute survey, released Monday, said they were most looking forward to hugging friends and family …

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‘We need to stay home’: British Columbians urged to avoid preventable injuries amid COVID-19

‘We need to stay home’: British Columbians urged to avoid preventable injuries amid COVID-19

Doctors and first responders are urging British Columbians to refrain from taking unnecessary risks that can lead to preventable injuries that take up valuable hospital beds during the novel coronavirus pandemic. “We need to stay home,” Doctors of BC president Kathleen Ross told Global News Saturday. “We need to try …

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