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Coronavirus: Churches across Quebec opening for first time since March – Montreal

Coronavirus: Churches across Quebec opening for first time since March - Montreal

Houses of worship across Quebec have been given the green light open for the first time since March when restrictions were put in place due to the novel coronavirus. And Montrealers were ready for their first Sunday service since lockdown restrictions were eased. “I was longing for this moment because, …

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Coronavirus: Saskatchewan releases guidelines for child-care facilities, churches to reopen

Coronavirus: Saskatchewan releases guidelines for child-care facilities, churches to reopen

Guidelines have been released by the Saskatchewan government for child-care facilities and churches that are allowed to reopen under Phase 3 of the province’s reopening plan from the coronavirus pandemic. The province previously announced details for restaurants, licensed establishments, gyms, fitness centres and personal services on May 21. READ MORE: …

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Diocese of London church closures extended through June, summer events cancelled – London

Diocese of London church closures extended through June, summer events cancelled - London

The Roman Catholic Diocese of London says churches within southwestern Ontario will remain closed through June and summer events scheduled through Labour Day will be cancelled. The diocese issued a statement on Tuesday confirming the decision to extend lockdown measures related to the novel coronavirus pandemic. READ MORE: Coronavirus — …

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Coronavirus: France to allow face-covered religious gatherings – National

Coronavirus: France to allow face-covered religious gatherings - National

By Christian Lowe Reuters Posted May 22, 2020 9:53 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ France is to allow the resumption of religious gatherings after a two-month hiatus caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, but worshippers will …

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Zoom investigating after U.S. church services disrupted by outages – National

Kenney says many Alberta school boards were planning layoffs before his government announced them

Video conferencing service Zoom said Sunday that it was investigating the cause of outages that apparently affected some users’ ability to host and join meetings. Zoom, which has become a staple during the coronavirus pandemic because it allows people to meet online rather than in person, said the problems seemed …

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Coronavirus: Aylmer, Ont., police won’t fine church in relation to drive-in service – London

Parishioners read from the Bible in their vehicles in the parking lot at the Church of God in Aylmer, Ont., on Sunday, April 26, 2020.

Police in Aylmer, Ont., say they won’t fine a local church for defying Ontario’s emergency orders amid the coronavirus pandemic, despite determining they have “reasonable and probable grounds” to do so. In a news release, Aylmer police said they have “decided to use the incident on the 26th of April …

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Police gather footage after Aylmer, Ont., church holds 3rd drive-in service amid COVID-19 order – London

Police gather footage after Aylmer, Ont., church holds 3rd drive-in service amid COVID-19 order - London

Police in Aylmer, Ont., say two officers attended the third “drive-in” service at the Church of God on Sunday, April 26 and gathered video footage as part of an investigation into allegations that the services violate provincial orders issued amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. A police spokesperson says they are …

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Coronavirus: Aylmer, Ont., church holds third drive-in service despite police threats of fines – London

An aerial image captures a full parking lot at the Church of God in Aylmer, Ont., as drive-in church service takes place Sunday morning.

The Church of God in Aylmer, Ont., held its third drive-in service Sunday morning despite Aylmer Police Service’s threats of a “hefty” fine and roadblocks. Pastor Henry Hildebrandt told 980 CFPL Sunday afternoon the service “was actually very enjoyable.” READ MORE: Coronavirus: Drive-in church service in Aylmer, Ont., to proceed …

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Coronavirus: Drive-in church service in Aylmer, Ont., to proceed despite police threats of fines, roadblocks – London

Pastor Henry Hildebrandt

The pastor of the Church of God in Aylmer, Ont., says they’re expecting more than 250 people to attend their third drive-in service on Sunday — and possibly the police, too. Pastor Henry Hildebrandt spoke with 980 CFPL Saturday afternoon. He says the church refuses to step down and cancel …

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Belleville, Ont., church offers livestreamed mass, drive-up confessions during COVID-19 – Kingston

Belleville, Ont., church offers livestreamed mass, drive-up confessions during COVID-19 - Kingston

Since the implementation of quarantine regulations in Canada, there haven’t been many aspects of life that remain unaffected. That includes going to church. Father Richard Whalen of St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic church in Belleville has figured out a way to stay in contact with his parishioners. Whalen and …

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