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Global coronavirus cases pass 40 million as nations struggle with 2nd wave – National

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The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases across the planet has surpassed 40 million, but experts say that is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the true impact of the pandemic that has upended life and work around the world. The milestone was hit Monday morning, …

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Over half in Saskatchewan close to insolvency: report

Over half in Saskatchewan close to insolvency: report

A pair of new reports are shedding light on the financial struggles facing Saskatchewanians seven months into the coronavirus pandemic, and one suggests more than half are close to being insolvent. Fifty-three per cent of respondents in MNP’s recent Consumer Debt Index, which surveyed Saskatchewan and Manitoba residents, said …

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COVID-19 outbreak halts in-person, election day voting for some northern communities

COVID-19 outbreak halts in-person, election day voting for some northern communities

Not all Saskatchewan residents will be able to head to the polls on Oct. 26 for Saskatchewan’s general election. In-person advance and election day polls cannot be held safely within Peter Ballantyne First Nation communities due to a COVID-19 outbreak, says Elections Saskatchewan. Read more: Community lockdown declared in …

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Coronavirus: Concerns mount over violence in Ontario’s workplaces for front-line workers

Coronavirus: Concerns mount over violence in Ontario’s workplaces for front-line workers

New rules and regulations at hospitals and health-care facilities in Ontario are creating new challenges for front-line workers. Many healthcare providers said they are now used to enforcing the new rules when it comes to wearing masks, physical distancing and hand hygiene. However, front-line workers said they are also …

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Winnipeg businesses forced to shutter for two weeks amid COVID-19 spike frustrated

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The owners of Winnipeg establishments ordered to shutter for the next two weeks while cases of the novel coronavirus continue to spike in Manitoba’s capital are frustrated — and think their businesses have been singled out. Starting Monday, gathering sizes drop from 10 to five people, and restaurants, retailers, …

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Rosthern Hospital closes following positive COVID-19 case

Rosthern Hospital closes following positive COVID-19 case

The Saskatchewan Health Authority has closed the Rosthern Hospital following a positive COVID-19 case, says public health. The SHA says they closed the hospital at 2 p.m., Sunday. The hospital will remain closed until further notice. Read more: Outbreaks and potential COVID-19 exposures in Saskatchewan for the past 2 …

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24 new COVID-19 cases reported in Saskatchewan, Regina hits record high of active cases

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Saskatchewan reported 24 new cases of COVID-19 in Saskatchewan on Sunday, bringing the provincial total of cases to 2,330. Read more: Saskatchewan will shut down parts of economy should daily COVID-19 cases continue to rise The new cases are located: Far North West: 1 North West: 1 North Central: …

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Coronavirus: Latest developments in the Greater Toronto Area on Oct. 18

Coronavirus: Latest developments in the Greater Toronto Area on Oct. 18

Here are the latest developments on the coronavirus pandemic in the Greater Toronto Area for Sunday: Status of COVID-19 cases in Toronto, Peel, Durham and York Regions Public health units in Toronto, Ottawa, Peel Region and York Region reported higher increases in cases compared to other regions in the province. …

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4 new coronavirus cases in London and Middlesex, 1 outbreak resolved – London

4 new coronavirus cases in London and Middlesex, 1 outbreak resolved - London

The Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) reported four new novel coronavirus cases on Sunday, along with seven new recoveries. The region’s total COVID-19 case count stands at 1,034, including 908 people who have recovered. There are at least 68 active COVID-19 cases in the region. The health unit reported the …

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Coronavirus: Some Ontario restaurants banning out-of-town customers from indoor dining

Coronavirus: Some Ontario restaurants banning out-of-town customers from indoor dining

Some southern Ontario restaurants are making the tough financial choice to bar out-of-town customers from indoor dining as COVID-19 cases surge in nearby hot spots. Ramshackle Industries, which owns four restaurants and bars in Stratford, Ont., first introduced the policy when restaurants reopened in June, slowly dialing it back …

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