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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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Ontario’s urban Indigenous communities, dialysis patients now have shorter COVID-19 vaccine intervals

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

The Ontario government has adopted recommendations from an advisory group to shorten the COVID-19 vaccine intervals for those in the province’s urban Indigenous communities and those undergoing hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis. The guidance was recently updated on the provincial government’s website and came into effect immediately. Officials told Global …

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Sagkeeng First Nation shares vaccine doses with nearby communities to prevent waste

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

To prevent vaccine wastage, a Manitoba First Nation just 1.5 hours north of Winnipeg, is offering their extra doses to people in surrounding communities. “It’s a good thing what we’re trying to do because I would hate to waste a vaccine because we didn’t get enough people in our …

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COVID-19: Hamilton confirms downtown vaccination clinic for racialized communities

COVID-19: Hamilton confirms downtown vaccination clinic for racialized communities

Public health says 47 per cent of Hamilton’s COVID-19 cases involve members of a racialized community. City statistics, on the other hand, show that racialized people make up less than one-fifth, or 19 per cent of Hamilton’s total population. With those numbers in mind, a pop-up vaccination clinic has …

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Coronavirus vaccine uptake slower in some of Saskatchewan’s far north communities

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A health official serving Saskatchewan’s northernmost communities says there are plans to send any leftover COVID-19 vaccine elsewhere after a slower than expected uptake in vaccinations. Derek Keller, executive director of primary health care for the Athabasca Health Authority, says there are about 290 Moderna vaccine doses left out …

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Waterloo Region Board of Health asks province for help with marginalized communities

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Waterloo Region says the Board of Health passed a motion on Tuesday asking the Ontario government for more help for marginalized communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. The agency says its data shows COVID-19 has more of an impact on minorities and those with a lower income. Read more: Number …

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CAF deployed to distribute COVID-19 vaccines to 32 Indigenous communities in Ontario

CAF deployed to distribute COVID-19 vaccines to 32 Indigenous communities in Ontario

Federal public Safety Minister Bill Blair says the Canadian military is sending troops to help with COVID-19 vaccine distribution in 32 remote Indigenous communities in northern Ontario. Blair announced the move to help the Nishnawbe Aski Nation on Twitter this morning following a request for help from the Ontario …

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Mobile health units to provide drop-in testing for residents of Wolfville, surrounding communities – Halifax

Mobile health units to provide drop-in testing for residents of Wolfville, surrounding communities - Halifax

Public Health’s mobile health units will be in Wolfville, N.S., on Saturday and Sunday as a result of the high number of people seeking COVID-19 testing, and in response to the recently announced case in Wolfville. A student at Acadia University tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday after following the …

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Consent at heart of Ontario’s COVID-19 vaccination plan for remote First Nations communities

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Ontario’s plan to vaccinate the populations of its most remote First Nations communities against COVID-19 faces many challenges, but Indigenous leaders say that earning the trust of the people must be a priority. Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler of Nishnawbe Aski Nation, a political organization that represents 49 of Ontario’s …

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Northern Manitoba communities working to stem tide of COVID-19 infections – Winnipeg

Northern Manitoba communities working to stem tide of COVID-19 infections - Winnipeg

A spike in coronavirus cases over the holidays forced a northern Manitoba town to set a curfew last week. Tom Matus, CAO of Lynn Lake, told Global News more than three dozen homes are still in a tight lockdown in the community of less than 500 people. “We have …

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