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Violence rises in U.S. cities amid coronavirus, anti-racism protests, unemployment – National

Violence rises in U.S. cities amid coronavirus, anti-racism protests, unemployment - National

Still reeling from the coronavirus pandemic and street protests over the police killing of George Floyd, exhausted cities around the nation are facing yet another challenge: a surge in shootings that has left dozens dead, including young children. The spike defies easy explanation, experts say, pointing to the toxic mix of issues …

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Australia may restrict return of citizens from abroad amid coronavirus surge: PM – National

Australia may restrict return of citizens from abroad amid coronavirus surge: PM - National

Australia will likely slow down the return of its citizens from abroad, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Wednesday, as it grapples with a fresh outbreak of the coronavirus that has led it to isolate its second most populous state. The border between Victoria and New South Wales, the busiest …

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Coronavirus: U.S. sees new shortage of PPE as cases, hospitalizations climb – National

Coronavirus: U.S. sees new shortage of PPE as cases, hospitalizations climb - National

The personal protective gear that was in dangerously short supply during the early weeks of the coronavirus crisis in the U.S. is running low again as the virus resumes its rapid spread and the number of hospitalized patients climbs. A national nursing union is concerned that gear has to be reused. A …

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Cleaning, hand hygiene key as indoor recreation reopens in Saskatchewan

Cleaning, hand hygiene key as indoor recreation reopens in Saskatchewan

Kids in Saskatchewan now have indoor options for play as coronavirus restrictions ease on recreation facilities. The province allowed indoor sports and recreation businesses to resume operations starting July 6, with public safety measures in place. SkyPark Regina chose to do a soft opening on Monday, with a focus on …

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Trump pushes state, local leaders to reopen U.S. schools in the fall amid COVID-19 – National

Trump pushes state, local leaders to reopen U.S. schools in the fall amid COVID-19 - National

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday launched an all-out effort pressing state and local officials to reopen schools this fall, arguing that some are keeping schools closed not because of the risks from the coronavirus pandemic but for political reasons. “They think it’s going to be good for them politically, …

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McConnell eyes $1 trillion in coronavirus aid as evictions, benefits cuts loom – National

McConnell eyes $1 trillion in coronavirus aid as evictions, benefits cuts loom - National

An eviction moratorium is lifting. Extra unemployment benefits are ending. Parents are being called to work, but schools are struggling to reopen for fall as the COVID-19 crisis shows no signs of easing. With Congress bracing for the next coronavirus aid package, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is outlining Republican …

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Youth on Course giving Ontario kids a shot at golf

Youth on Course giving Ontario kids a shot at golf

There aren’t many options for kids to be active and play sports right now because of coronavirus pandemic restrictions. But a new program is making golf more accessible for families across the province. James Dixon might hit the links five times in a given summer, but the 12-year-old has already …

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Coronavirus: Guelph to open sports fields for team practices – Guelph

Coronavirus: Guelph to open sports fields for team practices - Guelph

The City of Guelph says it will open some sports fields for team practices and training as COVID-19 restrictions continue to ease. Local leagues and groups have already been contacted to start bookings as of July 13. Read more: Guelph’s public health unit prepares for 2nd wave of novel coronavirus …

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Olympic hopeful Marilou Duvernay-Tardif keeps hard at work during COVID-19 pandemic – Montreal

Olympic hopeful Marilou Duvernay-Tardif keeps hard at work during COVID-19 pandemic - Montreal

After COVID-19 restrictions brought training to a halt for more than three months, Marilou Duvernay-Tardif is back on the water. Duvernay-Tardif, a member of Canada’s rowing team, has begun training on the open waters of Brome Lake in Quebec’s Eastern Townships. The 21-year-old Olympic hopeful says keeping up her training …

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Brazil’s President Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirus – National

Brazil’s President Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirus - National

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has tested positive for the coronavirus on Tuesday. This comes a day after the president said his lungs were “clean” after taking a COVID-19 test. Local media reported he had symptoms associated with the respiratory disease. READ MORE: Brazil’s President Bolsonaro says lungs are ‘clean’ after …

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