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Manitoba extends supports for CFS wards aging out of care during coronavirus pandemic – Winnipeg

Manitoba extends supports for CFS wards aging out of care during coronavirus pandemic - Winnipeg

The Manitoba government is extending support and services for those aging out of the Child and Family Services system during COVID-19. The province said Wednesday it will continue to support all youth currently in care who turn 18 between March 20 and Sept. 30. READ MORE: Manitoba launches $5-million research …

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Coronavirus: Canada reports 1,391 new cases, 54 deaths as infections top 19,000 – National

Coronavirus: Canada reports 1,391 new cases, 54 deaths as infections top 19,000 - National

Canada now has a confirmed 19,274 cases of the novel coronavirus, including 435 deaths. The rise in numbers comes amid a total of 1,391 cases and 54 deaths newly announced across the provinces on Wednesday. Of the country’s positive cases, 5,238 have recovered. Wednesday also saw several new announcements related …

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Calgary woman who died of COVID 19 was expecting 2020 to be best year: husband

Calgary woman who died of COVID 19 was expecting 2020 to be best year: husband

A man whose wife died of COVID-19 last month says the two of them were expecting 2020 to be the best year of their lives. Mike Diemer’s 57-year-old wife, Deb Diemer, was diagnosed with COVID-19 on March 19 and died in their Calgary home on March 30. “My in-laws have …

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Coronavirus: Regina city council holds special meeting to deal with budget shortfall

Coronavirus: Regina city council holds special meeting to deal with budget shortfall

With all recreation and community facilities closed in Regina due to COVID-19, city council is holding a special meeting next week in order to deal with a shortfall in revenue. “We can’t be borrowing and have a deficit at the end of the year,” Mayor Michael Fougere said. “We have …

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Coronavirus: MLHU raising concerns about elderly residents in London area long-term care homes – London

Coronavirus: MLHU raising concerns about elderly residents in London area long-term care homes - London

A death in a London area long-term care home (LTCH) is only a matter of time, according to London’s Chief Medical Officer of Health. Wednesday’s daily COVID-19 briefing wth Dr. Chris Mackie and Mayor Ed Holder gave an overview of how the pandemic is developing provincially, with Dr. Mackie focusing …

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Coronavirus: Saskatchewan clinics laying off staff after provincial billing code delays

Coronavirus: Saskatchewan clinics laying off staff after provincial billing code delays

A memo from the provincial government shows new billing codes for specialist physicians across Saskatchewan were effective as of March 24. By April 8, however, they still hadn’t received those codes, leaving physicians unable to appropriately bill for their services. “Many of us are what’s called Fee-For-Service,” explained Dr. Barbara …

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Premier faces backlash for singling out African Nova Scotian communities during COVID-19 – Halifax

Premier faces backlash for singling out African Nova Scotian communities during COVID-19 - Halifax

African Nova Scotian advocates are calling on Premier Stephen McNeil to apologize and retract allegations that members of their communities have been carelessly flouting the COVID-19 rules. McNeil made the comments in a Tuesday briefing, naming East Preston and North Preston as being among the areas where some people “do …

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Montreal cases of COVID-19 could be peaking, says public health director – Montreal

Montreal cases of COVID-19 could be peaking, says public health director - Montreal

The City of Montreal extended its state of emergency on Wednesday for another five days. The measure was first introduced on March 27, in order to better provide for the city’s homeless population amid the coronavirus pandemic. The local state of emergency grants the agglomeration exceptional powers. It allows the city …

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Coronavirus: Ontario butter tart festival cancelled over COVID-19

Coronavirus: Ontario butter tart festival cancelled over COVID-19

Ontario’s Best Butter Tart Festival, which was scheduled for mid-June in Midland, Ont., has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “This was not a decision that the planning committee undertook lightly or without great consideration, however cancelling now allows us to give fair notice to all involved with the …

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Coronavirus: 8 more dead from COVID-19 at Toronto nursing home, 101 confirmed and probable cases

Coronavirus: 8 more dead from COVID-19 at Toronto nursing home, 101 confirmed and probable cases

Toronto’s medical officer of health says eight more residents at an east-end Toronto nursing home have died from coronavirus, bringing the total number of deaths to at least 16. Dr. Eileen de Villa made the announcement during a news conference at Toronto city hall Wednesday afternoon, noting there were still …

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