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Canada’s commercial rent relief program begins as pressure mounts on landlords

Canada’s commercial rent relief program begins as pressure mounts on landlords

Calls to improve emergency measures for Canada’s small business owners feeling squeezed by the coronavirus pandemic have grown over the last few weeks. Many businesses deemed non-essential have struggled to pay rent since March. While the Canadian Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) program is officially open, many businesses have raised concerns …

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Nearly 70 new coronavirus deaths in Canada as Ontario sees highest case jump since May 8 – National

Nearly 70 new coronavirus deaths in Canada as Ontario sees highest case jump since May 8 - National

Ontario saw its largest single-day jump in novel coronavirus cases since May 8 on a sunny weekend that saw thousands of people flood one downtown Toronto park. Sunday also saw Ontario Premier Doug Ford hold a surprise weekend press conference announcing that anyone in the province who wants a COVID-19 …

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Operation LASER: A timeline of the Canadian Forces deployment to seniors homes

Operation LASER

Twenty-nine soldiers working in long-term care facilities in Quebec and Ontario have now tested positive for COVID-19, according to the Canadian Armed Forces. The troops are part of Operation LASER, which sent them into seniors residences to help with staff shortages. READ MORE: 28 CAF members sent to Quebec, Ontario …

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2 new coronavirus cases reported in Saskatchewan, active cases continue to drop

2 new coronavirus cases reported in Saskatchewan, active cases continue to drop

Saskatchewan reported two new coronavirus cases on Sunday bringing the provincial total to 632. Officials say the two new cases are in the far north, one of which is a health-care worker. Three more recoveries have been reported, bringing total recoveries in Saskatchewan to 538. There are 87 active COVID-19 …

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Rare look inside Toronto COVID-19 lab reveals equipment shortages and delays

Rare look inside Toronto COVID-19 lab reveals equipment shortages and delays

Lajomee knows better than most how the COVID-19 testing process operates. Over the past six weeks, she’s been tested a staggering five times for the new coronavirus and each result has come back the same: positive. “It’s just the same thing over and over again. Everyone at the hospital knows …

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With 62% of Canada’s coronavirus deaths, Quebec remains hardest hit province

With 62% of Canada’s coronavirus deaths, Quebec remains hardest hit province

More than 100 novel coronavirus deaths were reported Saturday, the vast majority of them in Quebec and Ontario, as Canada’s national death toll climbed past 6,300. Six provinces reported 1,139 new cases on Saturday, with four of them reporting new deaths as well, bringing the country’s total case count to …

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Saskatchewan reports 3 new coronavirus cases, 14 more recoveries

Saskatchewan reports 3 new coronavirus cases, 14 more recoveries

Saskatchewan reported three new cases of coronavirus on Saturday bringing the provincial total to 630. Two of the new cases are in Saskatoon, and one is in the far north. READ MORE: Coronavirus: Saskatchewan restaurant owners eyeing reopening day with caution The province’s number of active cases continues to decline …

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Bike shop owners worry about supply as business booms amid COVID-19

Bike shop owners worry about supply as business booms amid COVID-19

Hundred of bikes once hung from the vertical racks at Sweet Pete’s. More bikes stood side-by-side on the floor. Now, there are a lot of empty hooks and plenty of floor space. It might seem as if business is booming at the store amid COVID-19. After all, more and more …

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Canada’s meat industry expected to increase safety measures amid COVID-19

Canada’s meat industry expected to increase safety measures amid COVID-19

A group representing Canada’s meat-packers is expecting more changes in the coming months to make sure workers have protection from COVID-19. Chris White, president of the Canadian Meat Council, says $77.5 million earmarked by Ottawa for the food-processing industry will be used for future changes to plants — not to …

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COMMENTARY: Why do people cheat at social distancing? – National

As the world fights the novel coronavirus pandemic, our strongest weapon right now is physical distancing. Proven by studies and supported by history, staying home save lives. In fact, bending this rule to meet even a few other people may undo our efforts. While many have accepted the safety directions, …

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