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Number of business closures declined in August amid coronavirus, StatCan says – National

Number of business closures declined in August amid coronavirus, StatCan says - National

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted November 26, 2020 2:09 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Statistics Canada says the number of business closures declined slightly in August, as COVID-19 restrictions …

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3 COVID-19 deaths reported in Saskatchewan

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Saskatchewan reported three deaths due to COVID-19 on Thursday, raising the overall total to 40 since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Two of the deaths were people over the age of 80 in the northwest zone and the third was a person in their 70s in Saskatoon. Read …

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Pressure grows for Alberta and B.C. to join COVID Alert app as cases surge

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As coronavirus cases surge to record levels, the pressure is growing on Alberta and British Columbia to adopt Canada’s COVID-19 exposure notification app. The two provinces have skirted the federal system since its launch in July. Both have their reasons for not signing on, but with contact tracing resources …

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Did you receive CERB? Experts say plan now for tax time – National

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The Canada Emergency Response Benefit was a financial lifeline for many when COVID-19 forced businesses to shutter and brought the economy to a screeching halt in the spring. And while the $500-a-week cheques helped millions of Canadians to continue paying their bills and buying groceries, many likely didn’t give …

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‘Every Canadian’ should be able to get a coronavirus vaccine next year: top official – National

‘Every Canadian’ should be able to get a coronavirus vaccine next year: top official - National

One of Canada’s top doctors says Canada is in a good position to provide coronavirus vaccine access to “every Canadian who wants one” in 2021, but many will have to wait while initial supplies roll out. In the first of a new round of weekly press conferences that will …

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N.S. offers one-time grant for businesses ordered closed as a result of COVID-19 restrictions – Halifax

N.S. offers one-time grant for businesses ordered closed as a result of COVID-19 restrictions - Halifax

Nova Scotia businesses that have been ordered closed as a result of COVID-19 restrictions may now be able to receive support from the provincial government. Nova Scotia officials announced on Thursday a one-time grant for businesses in the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) and Hants County. The goal, according to …

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Scott Thompson: In a post-coronavirus world, our priorities need to change – Hamilton

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This week, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau dropped a bomb on Canadians while attempting to make it sound like it was everyday information everyone already knew. Reporters at a news conference asked the PM why those in the United States would be starting their COVID-19 vaccination rollout by early December, …

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7-year-old gets visit from his hero, N.S. chief of health Robert Strang

Nova Scotia chief medical officer of health Dr. Robert Strang gave Hughie Dauphinee a COVID-19 stuffed toy, after finding out he was Hughie’s hero.

A seven-year-old boy from Halifax received a visit by his hero — chief medical officer of health Dr. Robert Strang. Strang visited Hughie Dauphinee on Wednesday night after hearing the boy was born was with cleft lip and palate, just like Strang. His mom Dawn Dauphinee sent a text …

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Will Ottawa get its money back on Trans Mountain? CER report raises fresh questions

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A recent report by the Canada Energy Regulator (CER) is causing quite a stir. The analysis, released on Tuesday, projects the growth of Canada’s oil export supplies flattening out through 2050 if the world continues to strengthen action on climate change. That scenario is raising questions about whether Ottawa, …

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Holiday air travel: the stats and the advice against it – Winnipeg

Holiday air travel: the stats and the advice against it - Winnipeg

Airport check-ins look much different now when arriving at Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport. Masks, temperature checks and questionnaires on COVID-19 symptoms are required when navigating through the terminal. The airline and travel industry have taken a major hit this year with domestic and international flyers. “It’s really …

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