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Springs Church files court challenge over public health orders banning drive-in services – Winnipeg

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Springs Church is headed to court as they look to reverse a provincial ban on drive-in religious services. The church filed a notice of application Wednesday for an interim stay of the public health order, which dictates religious services be held virtually. Springs held four drive-in services over the …

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Steinbach-area church fined $5,000 for not following COVID-19 health orders – Winnipeg

Steinbach-area church fined $5,000 for not following COVID-19 health orders - Winnipeg

A church in the rural municipality of Hanover, Man., is going to be digging into its coffers after a fine was levied against it for disobeying public health orders. The Church of God Restoration south of Steinbach was slapped with a $5,000 ticket by RCMP, the most allowable under …

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15 COVID-19 cases identified in new Lethbridge church outbreak as numbers rise

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The list of COVID-19 outbreaks in Lethbridge grew by one on Friday, with the addition of another church. According to Alberta Health, New Life Pentecostal (Gospel Fire Evangelical) had 15 active cases, becoming the third church in the area to have an outbreak. James Phanuel, lead pastor at Gospel …

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Coaldale church added to list of Lethbridge-area COVID-19 outbreaks – Lethbridge

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A Coaldale church is the latest Lethbridge-area organization to be added to Alberta’s COVID-19 outbreak list. On Friday, R.O.C. Christian Ministries in Coaldale became the region’s seventh active outbreak for the novel coronavirus. Alberta Health said there are 15 cases linked to the church, all of which are active. …

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Prince Albert church ‘crossed the line’ with event linked to COVID-19 outbreak, $14K fine: mayor

This photo from one of the Full Gospel Outreach events shows participants standing closer than 6-feet, and not wearing masks.

A Prince Albert church has been fined $14,000 after a multi-day event caused an outbreak of the novel coronavirus. A travelling evangelist spoke at the Full Gospel Outreach for several days, according to Prince Albert Mayor Greg Dionne. He said the event drew hundreds to the church, both from …

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Church community COVID-19 outbreak confirmed in Coalhurst, Alta. – Lethbridge

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The Good News Centre church in Coalhurst, Alta., is the source of a COVID-19 outbreak in Lethbridge county. AHS officials confirmed to Global News on Wednesday afternoon that 23 cases of novel coronavirus are now linked to the outbreak and case identification is ongoing.  Read more: Church community outbreak …

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Church community outbreak linked to COVID-19 spike in Lethbridge area: AHS – Lethbridge

Church community outbreak linked to COVID-19 spike in Lethbridge area: AHS - Lethbridge

The city of Lethbridge has recorded a spike in new cases of the novel coronavirus. Data from Alberta Health identified 18 new cases of COVID-19 in the city on Tuesday, bringing the community’s total case count from the start of the pandemic to 201. Of the city’s 201 total …

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Saskatchewan fall suppers move forward with drive-thru fundraisers

Saskatchewan fall suppers move forward with drive-thru fundraisers

Saskatchewan church and community groups starved for funds are getting creative with one of their biggest fundraisers. Many are shifting gears with their annual fall suppers, opting for a drive-thru model while the COVID-19 pandemic restricts buffets and gatherings. “It’s just incredible how good it works,” said Bernie Dombowsky, …

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Coronavirus: Interior Health declares COVID-19 outbreak at Okanagan church

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A coronavirus outbreak at a church in Kelowna has been declared by Interior Health. The outbreak occurred at Calvary Chapel Kelowna on Benvoulin Road, according to the health agency, which added a warning that those who attended a morning service on Sept. 13 may have been exposed to COVID-19. …

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South Korea seeks $4 million in damages from church accused of coronavirus spread – National

South Korea seeks $4 million in damages from church accused of coronavirus spread - National

The metropolitan government in South Korea’s capital Seoul said on Friday it would seek 4.6 billion won (US$4 million) in damages against a church for causing the spread of the coronavirus by disrupting tracing and testing efforts. A fresh wave of infections erupted at a church whose members attended …

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