Tag Archives: COVID19

COVID-19: Union alleges at least 2 St. Albert fire chiefs vaccinated before firefighters

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At least two St. Albert fire chiefs and/or deputy chiefs got their COVID-19 vaccine ahead of firefighters actively working in the field, according to the local union. Warren Gresik is the president of IAFF Local 2130, which represents 116 people. He said members have come forward with at least …

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Booze and no shoes: Inside the Vancouver ‘makeshift nightclub’ that flouted COVID-19 orders

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When guests arrived at what Vancouver police have described as a “makeshift nightclub” inside a downtown penthouse apartment last month, they were told to remove their shoes to prevent making noise. Exotic dancers were spinning on a stripper pole than ran from the second floor down to the first …

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B.C. COVID-19 recovery funds tagged to hire 200 in battle against invasive species

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Knotweed, “murder hornets” and goldfish beware: B.C. is cracking down on invasive species. The Invasive Species Council of B.C. is using a COVID-19 grant to hire 200 people over the next year to identify, manage and report flora and fauna that don’t belong in the province. Read more: Another …

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‘No basis in reality’: NDP decries Saskatchewan premier’s COVID-19 response

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The Opposition says Premier Scott Moe‘s response to Saskatchewan’s current spread of COVID-19 has “no basis in reality.” The NDP said national data shows that Saskatchewan has had the worst rate of deaths over the last seven days in the entire country as well as the highest rate of …

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Moose Jaw tourism video pokes fun at politicians who travelled during COVID-19 pandemic

Moose Jaw tourism video pokes fun at politicians who travelled during COVID-19 pandemic

The City of Moose Jaw released a new promo video encouraging people to visit the city, while poking fun at some of the elected officials who chose to travel outside the country during the coronavirus pandemic. Mayor @FraserTolmie with a message for politicians needing to escape the heat. The …

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Feds warn of more possible disruptions to Moderna COVID-19 vaccine deliveries in Feb – National

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The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) is warning the provinces and territories that the country could see further disruptions to its deliveries of COVID-19 vaccines from Moderna this month, according to a document obtained by Global News. Last week, PHAC announced American pharmaceutical giant Moderna would only be shipping approximately 78 per cent of …

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Front-line workers awaiting guidance regarding COVID-19 variant now in New Brunswick – New Brunswick

Front-line workers awaiting guidance regarding COVID-19 variant now in New Brunswick - New Brunswick

Now that a COVID-19 variant has been confirmed in New Brunswick, front-line staff in both health care and the classroom are awaiting guidance on what needs to be done next to keep people safe. Three cases of the B.1.1.7 variant, which was first discovered in the U.K., were reported …

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Sixteen new COVID-19 deaths, 414 new cases, as variant confirmed at B.C. high school

Sixteen new COVID-19 deaths, 414 new cases, as variant confirmed at B.C. high school

British Columbia marked its deadliest day of COVID-19 reporting since Jan. 1, with 16 deaths and 414 new cases on Wednesday. It marked the fifth consecutive day that new cases were below 500, and left the seven-day average for daily new cases at 437. Of the new cases, 108 …

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Coronavirus: Riverview winter carnival gets creative amid COVID-19 – National

Coronavirus: Riverview winter carnival gets creative amid COVID-19 - National

The town of Riverview, N.B., has had to overhaul its winter carnival plans amid COVID-19, but has come up with a safe way to add a little magic to their festivities. With typical large gatherings on skating rinks and sliding hills off the table amid the red phase of …

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Air Canada to pause Rouge operations, cut 80 employees amid new COVID-19 travel rules – National

Air Canada to pause Rouge operations, cut 80 employees amid new COVID-19 travel rules - National

Air Canada is pausing its Rouge operations as a result of new travel restrictions put in place by the federal government in an effort to get ahead of new variants of the novel coronavirus. “As a result of our suspension of all flights to the Caribbean and Mexico at …

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