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Coronavirus: Ontario expected to extend state of emergency to cover gap with new bill

Coronavirus: Ontario expected to extend state of emergency to cover gap with new bill

TORONTO — Ontario is expected to table a motion today to extend the province’s state of emergency until July 24. The current state of emergency declared at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic is set to expire July 15. Premier Doug Ford’s office says the government wants to extend the …

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More traffic expected in Ontario as troops head home from COVID-19 related missions

More traffic expected in Ontario as troops head home from COVID-19 related missions

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted July 8, 2020 6:36 am     Updated July 8, 2020 6:38 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Canada’s military says a higher number of soldiers …

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Liberals to give Canadians a preview of federal deficit, spending amid coronavirus – National

Liberals to give Canadians a preview of federal deficit, spending amid coronavirus - National

The federal Liberals are to layout Wednesday how they see the COVID-19 pandemic affecting government finances for the fiscal year including an estimated deficit and a projected path for the economy. Finance Minister Bill Morneau is to release what the government has styled a fiscal and economic snapshot. Read more: …

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Coronavirus: U.S. sees new shortage of PPE as cases, hospitalizations climb – National

Coronavirus: U.S. sees new shortage of PPE as cases, hospitalizations climb - National

The personal protective gear that was in dangerously short supply during the early weeks of the coronavirus crisis in the U.S. is running low again as the virus resumes its rapid spread and the number of hospitalized patients climbs. A national nursing union is concerned that gear has to be reused. A …

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Trump says he’s ‘flexible’ on size of Republican convention amid COVID-19 – National

Trump says he’s ‘flexible’ on size of Republican convention amid COVID-19 - National

With coronavirus cases surging in Florida, U.S. President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he’s “flexible” on the size of the Republican National Convention in Jacksonville. The president spoke as a growing number of Senate Republicans said they’d skip the event, and even as the White House tried to tamp down …

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Vancouver’s No5 Orange strip club closed temporarily after employee tests postive for COVID-19

Vancouver’s No5 Orange strip club closed temporarily after employee tests postive for COVID-19

A Vancouver strip club shut down Monday after a staff member tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Colin Choo, operation manager with the No5 Orange, says the person last worked Canada Day. That person is now in isolation along with another staff member as a safety precaution. Read more: B.C. …

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Montrealers face dilemma: Staying safe from the heat while staying safe from COVID-19 – Montreal

Montrealers face dilemma: Staying safe from the heat while staying safe from COVID-19 - Montreal

The City of Montreal is experiencing its third heat wave of the year, according to Environment Canada. With that, people are facing the double challenge of protecting themselves from the heat while also protecting themselves from COVID-19. On Tuesday afternoon, the mercury read 32 degrees and a lineup curled around …

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Coronavirus: How other jurisdictions in the London, Ont., area are handling masks – London

The former Canada Southern Railway Station in St. Thomas, Ont.

With the province now entirely under Stage 2 of the Ford government’s reopening framework, many Ontarians are likely looking toward the future, wondering when Stage 3 will come and lift further restrictions put in place due to the coronavirus pandemic. According to the province, Stage 3 will allow restaurants and …

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Activists call for release of detailed coronavirus data from Ontario jails

Activists call for release of detailed coronavirus data from Ontario jails

TORONTO — The Ontario government must release information about the prevalence of COVID-19 in provincial jails as well as what preventative measures are taken to curb the spread, an activist coalition said on Tuesday. In a letter to Solicitor General Sylvia Jones, the coalition of Black, Indigenous and legal groups …

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Trump pushes state, local leaders to reopen U.S. schools in the fall amid COVID-19 – National

Trump pushes state, local leaders to reopen U.S. schools in the fall amid COVID-19 - National

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday launched an all-out effort pressing state and local officials to reopen schools this fall, arguing that some are keeping schools closed not because of the risks from the coronavirus pandemic but for political reasons. “They think it’s going to be good for them politically, …

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