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Ontario government alleges family employed by province perpetrated $11M COVID benefit fraud

Ontario government alleges family employed by province perpetrated $11M COVID benefit fraud

TORONTO – Four family members who worked for the Ontario government in information technology defrauded the province of at least $11 million destined as COVID-19 relief money, a statement of claim alleges. The unproven civil claim on behalf of the province, which also seeks $2 million in punitive damages, …

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Few Manitobans using COVID Alert App to report testing positive: data – Winnipeg

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Data from the province shows that few Manitobans are using the federal COVID Alert App to report testing positive for the virus. According to a provincial spokesperson, since the app launched in Manitoba on Oct. 1, 614 keys have been generated for COVID-19 positive cases, and 467 people actually …

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‘This is misinformation’: Lethbridge MP receives backlash over post on COVID deaths

‘This is misinformation’: Lethbridge MP receives backlash over post on COVID deaths

At first glance, it would be difficult to see that Alberta woman Julie Rohr is living with stage four cancer, but as COVID-19 continues to rise in Alberta, she says she is very aware of her added risk.  “Today is exactly five years since I got my diagnosis and …

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B.C. grocery store hires security guard as anti-mask hostility grows

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A grocery store in the Kootenays has hired a security guard for the first time since they opened their doors 45 years ago, but it’s not due to an increase in shoplifting. Since B.C.’s provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry ordered masks to be worn in all indoor public spaces …

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All major B.C. events to be cancelled amid COVID-19 order – BC

All major B.C. events to be cancelled amid COVID-19 order - BC

A number of major annual holiday events in B.C. will be cancelled due to new COVID-19 restrictions. Last Thursday, provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry expanded a public health order banning all social gatherings until Dec. 7. Health Minister Adrian Dix told Global News Sunday the order will put …

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Full house costs Kamloops card game host $3,000 in COVID-19 fines

Full house costs Kamloops card game host $3,000 in COVID-19 fines

A Kamloops homeowner was dealt a hefty fine on Friday, after being busted with a full house for a card game, contrary to COVID-19 restrictions against social gatherings. Kamloops RCMP say they were called to the home in the 1800-block of Hugh Allan Drive around 1 a.m. to reports …

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Hudson’s Bay in Coquitlam shuttered, landlord says it defaulted on rent

Hudson’s Bay in Coquitlam shuttered, landlord says it defaulted on rent

Shoppers at Coquitlam Centre were surprised to find one of the mall’s flagship stores suddenly closed on Saturday. Doors remained locked at the Hudson’s Bay Company Sunday, along with a notice reading “we are closed until further notice.” A separate letter, posted by landlord Pensionfund Realty Limited, said the …

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12 more COVID-19 deaths Sunday and 243 COVID-19 cases in Manitoba – Winnipeg

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Manitoba public health officials have confirmed 12 additional deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported Sunday. Read more: 10 more Manitoba COVID-19 deaths Saturday, more than 8,000 known active cases The deaths are all from Winnipeg and include: A man in his 40s from the Winnipeg health region A …

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Your questions about B.C.’s new COVID-19 measures answered

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When provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix introduced a wide range of new restrictions on Thursday, there were immediate questions. The pandemic has a profound impact on every British Columbian but some issues impacts some people more than others. Global News solicited questions from …

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Vancouver holiday events face uncertainty amid new COVID-19 restrictions – BC

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Some major Lower Mainland holiday events are scrambling for clarity about whether and how they’ll be able to operate under B.C.’s new COVID-19 restrictions. The sweeping health order was unveiled Thursday, amid rising COVID-19 cases driven by spikes in transmission in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley. The order …

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