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Greyhound Canada closure will be a ‘disaster’ for rural communities, experts say

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Several transportation experts say that Greyhound Canada’s decision to shut down bus services permanently is going to have a compounded effect on some of the country’s already most disadvantaged commuters and travellers. The decision to close the bus line’s remaining routes in Ontario and Quebec deals a heavy blow …

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Parents, school divisions react to upcoming closure of Winnipeg, Brandon schools

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Parents and school divisions were left scrambling Sunday after the province announced all Winnipeg and Brandon schools from K-12 would move to remote learning starting Wednesday. Dr. Brent Roussin, the province’s chief medical health officer and Education Minister Cliff Cullen made the announcement at a rare press conference Sunday …

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COVID-19: Vernon considering street closure to bring vitality to downtown during the pandemic

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Just like in other Okanagan communities, the COVID-19 pandemic is prompting Vernon, B.C., to rethink some of its outdoor space. Vernon restaurants are already using sidewalk patios more than they ever did pre-pandemic. Now, city hall is looking at going further by blocking off two blocks of the city’s …

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COVID-19: Staff recommend no early closure of Kelowna’s Bernard Avenue

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Despite a plea from the struggling food and beverage industry in the Okanagan’s largest city grappling with an indoor dining ban and travel restrictions, Kelowna city staff recommend against closing a downtown street earlier than planned to support local business. In a report to city council on Monday, staff …

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COVID-19: Peel Public Health orders partial closure of 2 Amazon fulfillment centres

COVID-19: Peel Public Health orders partial closure of 2 Amazon fulfillment centres

Peel Public Health has ordered the partial closure of two Amazon fulfillment centres under a new order that allows the health unit to temporarily close businesses experiencing COVID-19 cases. The medical officer of health for Peel Region, Dr. Lawrence Loh, issued a Section 22 order under the Health Protection …

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COVID-19 blame game solves nothing: Kindersley mayor after pool closure

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A southwest Saskatchewan town’s indoor swimming pool has been temporarily closed due to COVID-19. The Town of Kindersley said a patron who was in the Kindersley Aquatic Centre 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily from April 6 to 11 tested positive. The facility was closed on April 16 and …

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COVID-19 restrictions lead to ‘incredibly difficult’ closure of Calgary parkour facility – Calgary

COVID-19 restrictions lead to ‘incredibly difficult’ closure of Calgary parkour facility - Calgary

As a veteran of parkour, Matt Talbot is an old hand at tackling new challenges, but he’s now facing a really tough obstacle: trying to run a parkour business in the middle of a pandemic. “We’ve been closed for more than six of the last 12 months,” Talbot said. …

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Canada’s only mouth-blown, hand-cut crystal maker closing permanently

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NovaScotian Crystal announced on Thursday it will be shutting its doors for good after a difficult nine months of the coronavirus pandemic. “We are not able to envision a sustainable business in the foreseeable future,” the company said in a release. Disheartened, the company says it lost business from …

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Canada-U.S. border closure extended to Feb. 21 as coronavirus cases soar: Trudeau – National

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The Canada-U.S. border will remain closed until at least Feb. 21 in an effort to curb rising cases of the novel coronavirus, Justin Trudeau said on Tuesday. Speaking to the media, Trudeau said the extension is, “an important decision, and one that will keep people on both sides of …

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Couples plan online Christmas amid during Canada-U.S. border closure – National

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Like many couples, Kaelynn Ball and Dave Hogsten will be enjoying a leisurely breakfast on Christmas Day before opening presents. In their case, they’ll be watching each other prepare their own meals on a screen as they spend hours together while she is at home in Canada and he …

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