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COVID-19: Union alleges at least 2 St. Albert fire chiefs vaccinated before firefighters

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At least two St. Albert fire chiefs and/or deputy chiefs got their COVID-19 vaccine ahead of firefighters actively working in the field, according to the local union. Warren Gresik is the president of IAFF Local 2130, which represents 116 people. He said members have come forward with at least …

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Oshawa, Ont., one of the fastest-growing areas in the country, according to Statistics Canada

Oshawa, Ont., one of the fastest-growing areas in the country, according to Statistics Canada

Oshawa is continuing to see an influx of new residents, according to the latest statistics from Statistics Canada. Over the past year, the city’s area population grew more than 2 per cent, gaining nearly 10,000 more residents. Experts say much of that has to do with the exodus from …

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COVID Cooking: A shift for entrepreneurs in Winnipeg for more at-home meals – Winnipeg

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From pandemic baking to specialty coffees, Manitoban’s have been cooking and experimenting with foods at home for the past year. Entrepreneurs in Winnipeg have felt the trickle-down effect and demand for more at-home cooking ideas. “I originally started on my personal page and was getting lots of feedback, so …

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Lethbridge College researchers working on homegrown solution to potential antibiotics crisis

Lethbridge College researchers working on homegrown solution to potential antibiotics crisis

A potential health crisis is more likely as infectious diseases become increasingly immune to current antibiotic treatments, according to experts. Researchers from Lethbridge College are collecting and testing more than a thousand species of plants that are native to Alberta to find out if they can be a part …

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Canada adds 3,235 new coronavirus cases, 142 deaths as total infections near 790K – National

Canada adds 3,235 new coronavirus cases, 142 deaths as total infections near 790K - National

Health officials across the country reported 3,235 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Wednesday, as the total number of infections reached 789,654. Another 142 people have died in Canada after testing positive for COVID-19, pushing the country’s death toll to 20,355. However, more than 720,000 people have recovered …

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‘No basis in reality’: NDP decries Saskatchewan premier’s COVID-19 response

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The Opposition says Premier Scott Moe‘s response to Saskatchewan’s current spread of COVID-19 has “no basis in reality.” The NDP said national data shows that Saskatchewan has had the worst rate of deaths over the last seven days in the entire country as well as the highest rate of …

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Coronavirus testing on the decline in Saskatchewan

COVID-19 tests performed in Saskatchewan over the past two and a half months.

As new daily coronavirus cases, actives cases and other epidemiological markers appear to be trending downwards in Saskatchewan, so does one other important measure: testing. “We have a pandemic that’s taking effect in our province that includes a lot of people who will be mildly symptomatic or potentially not …

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Moose Jaw tourism video pokes fun at politicians who travelled during COVID-19 pandemic

Moose Jaw tourism video pokes fun at politicians who travelled during COVID-19 pandemic

The City of Moose Jaw released a new promo video encouraging people to visit the city, while poking fun at some of the elected officials who chose to travel outside the country during the coronavirus pandemic. Mayor @FraserTolmie with a message for politicians needing to escape the heat. The …

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Feds warn of more possible disruptions to Moderna COVID-19 vaccine deliveries in Feb – National

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The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) is warning the provinces and territories that the country could see further disruptions to its deliveries of COVID-19 vaccines from Moderna this month, according to a document obtained by Global News. Last week, PHAC announced American pharmaceutical giant Moderna would only be shipping approximately 78 per cent of …

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Air Canada to pause Rouge operations, cut 80 employees amid new COVID-19 travel rules – National

Air Canada to pause Rouge operations, cut 80 employees amid new COVID-19 travel rules - National

Air Canada is pausing its Rouge operations as a result of new travel restrictions put in place by the federal government in an effort to get ahead of new variants of the novel coronavirus. “As a result of our suspension of all flights to the Caribbean and Mexico at …

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