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Kingston businesses react to federal ban on single-use plastics – Kingston

Kingston businesses react to federal ban on single-use plastics - Kingston

The clock is now ticking for businesses when it comes to finding alternatives to single-use plastics. On Wednesday, the federal government announced that it is moving to fulfill a promise to ban single-use plastics by the end of 2021. For many Kingston-area businesses, the move comes as no shock as …

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No new cases of COVID-19 reported in New Brunswick on Sunday – New Brunswick

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New Brunswick reported no new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday. There remain three active cases of the virus in the province. No one is in hospital at this time, according to the province’s coronavirus dashboard. 1:57 N.B. premier says he’s considering imposing a mask-wearing order for public places N.B. …

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Kingston-area adds 2 more COVID-19 cases; 11 now active – Kingston

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The Kingston, Ont., area continues to see an increase in novel coronavirus cases. On Saturday afternoon, Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington Public Health reported two more cases after four were announced the previous day. According to public health, a male and a female between the ages of 20-29 tested …

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Spike in absentee teachers in Belleville, Ont., area causes shortage – Kingston

Spike in absentee teachers in Belleville, Ont., area causes shortage - Kingston

The latest cause for concern with the return to school is not having enough teachers to operate it. In the Belleville, Ont., area there’s a shortage after a spike in absentee educators, which has raised many issues with regard to staffing online and in-class learning. “You just can’t create …

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Will trick-or-treating happen in Kingston? Premier and medical officer weigh in

Will trick-or-treating happen in Kingston? Premier and medical officer weigh in

The summer isn’t officially over, but for many, with the return to school and pumpkin spice lattes popping up on menus that signals the unofficial start to the fall season. Halloween is around the corner, and many people are asking what that will look like amid a coronavirus pandemic. …

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Fall season presents additional COVID-19 risks and a ‘chaotic couple of months,’ experts suggest – Winnipeg

Fall season presents additional COVID-19 risks and a ‘chaotic couple of months,’ experts suggest - Winnipeg

As British Columbia’s public health authority ratchets up COVID-19-related restrictions ahead of fall, experts suggest Manitoba should consider doing the same. “As we get back to work for many people and back to school for many people, it is the time for all of us to cut back on …

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Quebec’s daily COVID-19 tally rises again, with 205 new cases reported – Montreal

Quebec’s daily COVID-19 tally rises again, with 205 new cases reported - Montreal

Quebec reported 205 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, as the provincial health minister urged people to remain vigilant amid an increase in infections and hospitalizations. In a statement, the province said there were no additional deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus. Quebec has now recorded 63,497 total cases …

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Quebec’s daily COVID-19 tally rises again, with 205 new cases reported – Montreal

Quebec’s daily COVID-19 tally rises again, with 205 new cases reported - Montreal

Quebec is reporting 205 new cases of COVID-19 today. Authorities say there have been no additional deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus in the last 24 hours. The province has now recorded 63,497 total cases and 5,769 deaths since the pandemic began. [ Sign up for our Health IQ …

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B.C. health officials to present modelling data as COVID-19 cases climb

B.C. health officials to present modelling data as COVID-19 cases climb

B.C.’s provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix will be presenting the province’s latest modelling data on Thursday afternoon. The presentation will be live on BC1, the Global BC Facebook page and the Global BC website Along with the modelling data, the province will also …

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Technology is a key to recovery for area businesses: Kawartha Lakes task force – Peterborough

Technology is a key to recovery for area businesses: Kawartha Lakes task force - Peterborough

According to the economic development department in the City of Kawartha Lakes, 57 per cent of local businesses have seen an overall reduction in their workforce or revenue due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Those numbers were provided to the electronic meeting of the economic recovery task force on Tuesday. …

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