Virus

Manitoba records 430 new COVID-19 cases, four additional deaths Saturday

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Manitoba reported four additional deaths and 430 new cases of COVID-19 Saturday, as provincial officials shifted another 27 schools in the Garden Valley and Red River Valley School districts to remote learning due to rising infections. Two cases were removed from the overall caseload due to a data correction. …

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Manitoba education minister, deputy public health officer to hold COVID-19 update Saturday

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Manitoba’s education minister Cliff Cullen and deputy chief provincial public health officer Dr. Jazz Atwal, are expected to host a joint news conference Saturday afternoon. The latest  COVID-19 address is being held over the phone for media outlets only at 1 p.m. In Saturday’s COVID-19 update, the province says …

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BC Liberal MLA Mike Bernier has tested positive for COVID-19

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Peace River South MLA Mike Bernier has tested positive for COVID-19. The BC Liberal MLA started feeling symptoms earlier this week, soon after receiving the first dose of a vaccine. He is the first BC MLA to publicly report he has tested positive for COVID-19. His wife has also …

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COVID-19: 273 new cases in Manitoba Saturday, 2 additional deaths

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Manitoba public health officials say there are 273 new cases of COVID-19 Saturday and two additional deaths. A man and a woman, both in their 60s, who tested positive for the virus have died. The man’s death linked to an outbreak at the Emerson Health Centre. They bring the …

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Fraser Health declares COVID-19 outbreak at Surrey homeless shelter – BC

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A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at a homeless shelter in Surrey. Fraser Health says 24 clients and two staff have tested positive at the Surrey Emergency Response Centre, which opened last year. According to a city announcement of its opening, the centre is referral-only and has 110 “safe …

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Two fines handed out at 100-person University of Victoria gathering: Oak Bay Police – BC

Two fines handed out at 100-person University of Victoria gathering: Oak Bay Police - BC

Oak Bay Police say they dealt with a 100-person gathering Saturday night near the campus of the University of Victoria. Police were called to an area called Pumphouse Station near UVic, where they found a group of about 100 students gathered, many seen not wearing masks. Read more: $2,000 …

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Coronavirus: Kingston prepares to receive out-of-region COVID-19 patients – Kingston

Coronavirus: Kingston prepares to receive out-of-region COVID-19 patients - Kingston

Hospital CEOs across the province received a 7-page memo from Ontario Health advising them to prepare to accept COVID-19 patients from outside their regions. Ontario Health issued the notice after projections showed that by Jan. 24, Ontario will see more than 500 COVID-19-related critical illness patients in intensive care …

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Ontario MPP plans ‘more parties’ amid COVID-19 lockdown – Kingston

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Ontario MPP Randy Hillier is stirring up more controversy during the provincial COVID-19, lockdown. The outspoken Kingston-area politician is once again challenging safety guidelines, indicating that he plans to hold parties this week. This comes after he posted a group photo on Dec. 27 that showed 14 people gathered …

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BC Nurses’ Union calls COVID-19 variant first identified in U.K. ‘concerning’

BC Nurses’ Union calls COVID-19 variant first identified in U.K. ‘concerning’

The president of the BC Nurses’ Union says health-care workers are bracing for a possible surge in COVID-19 cases after the holidays. On top of that, B.C.’s health ministry confirmed Sunday that a COVID-19 variant had been detected in a person in the Island Health region, who had recently …

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Kingston-area physicians ban together to dispute MPP Hillier’s COVID-19 claims – Kingston

Kingston-area physicians ban together to dispute MPP Hillier’s COVID-19 claims - Kingston

A Kingston-area physician has penned a letter to MPP Randy Hillier disputing his COVID-19 claims. Sydenham, Ont., physician Dr. Jeanette Dietrich, says she sent the open letter to Hillier on Friday after months of what she calls “COVID-19 misinformation” that could potentially put the riding in danger. “We cannot …

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