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3 COVID-19 deaths reported in Saskatchewan

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Saskatchewan reported three deaths due to COVID-19 on Thursday, raising the overall total to 40 since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Two of the deaths were people over the age of 80 in the northwest zone and the third was a person in their 70s in Saskatoon. Read …

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Eight Barrie AAA hockey players test positive for COVID-19: association chairman – Barrie

Eight Barrie AAA hockey players test positive for COVID-19: association chairman - Barrie

Eight Barrie AAA hockey players have tested positive for COVID-19, leaving one team in self-isolation, Barrie AAA Zone Hockey’s chairman confirmed to Global News Thursday. The players who’ve tested positive are part of the minor midget team and are in the 15-year-old age group, Hugh Campbell said. Read more: …

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Dr. Hinshaw set to provide another COVID-19 update to Albertans Thursday afternoon

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In light of rising COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, deaths and new restrictions put in place for a three-week period to help curb the spread, Alberta Health has been providing in-person updates every day this week. Dr. Deena Hinshaw is scheduled to speak at 3:30 p.m. Thursday. Alberta’s chief medical officer …

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Simcoe Muskoka’s top doc instructs businesses to step up COVID-19 prevention measures – Barrie

Simcoe Muskoka’s top doc instructs businesses to step up COVID-19 prevention measures - Barrie

The top doctor in Simcoe County and Muskoka is instructing businesses and organizations to take additional precautions to stop the spread of COVID-19. Dr. Charles Gardner, the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit’s medical officer of health, has outlined 14 measures that businesses and organizations must comply with, including enabling …

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N.S. offers one-time grant for businesses ordered closed as a result of COVID-19 restrictions – Halifax

N.S. offers one-time grant for businesses ordered closed as a result of COVID-19 restrictions - Halifax

Nova Scotia businesses that have been ordered closed as a result of COVID-19 restrictions may now be able to receive support from the provincial government. Nova Scotia officials announced on Thursday a one-time grant for businesses in the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) and Hants County. The goal, according to …

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14 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Nova Scotia on Thursday – Halifax

14 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Nova Scotia on Thursday - Halifax

Nova Scotia reported 14 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, bringing the total number of actives cases to 114. According to the province, 12 of the new cases are in the central zone. One case is in the northern Zone and the other case is in the western Zone. READ …

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English school board elections postponed by Quebec government due to COVID-19 crisis – Montreal

English school board elections postponed by Quebec government due to COVID-19 crisis - Montreal

The Quebec government has changed its tune and will postpone elections for English school boards slated for next month due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. The province’s Education Ministry announced the measure Thursday, saying in a statement that it wants the process to “take place safely in the context …

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Guelph bylaw stepping up COVID-19 enforcement due to crowded stores – Guelph

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The City of Guelph says its bylaw officers will be increasing enforcement of COVID-19 guidelines at stores and shopping malls amid concerns of overcrowded stores. Stores in the city can expect increased inspections as the holiday shopping season gets underway. Read more: New COVID-19 order issued for stores, malls …

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AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine manufacturing error raises questions – National

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AstraZeneca and Oxford University on Wednesday acknowledged a manufacturing error that is raising questions about preliminary results of their experimental COVID-19 vaccine. A statement describing the error came days after the company and the university described the shots as “highly effective” and made no mention of why some study …

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Burlington hospital managing COVID-19 outbreak at Mississauga long-term care home

Burlington hospital managing COVID-19 outbreak at Mississauga long-term care home

Burlington’s Joseph Brant Hospital (JBH) has temporarily taken over management of a Mississauga long-term care (LTC) home in the midst of a COVID-19 outbreak that has claimed 18 lives. Ontario’s Ministry of Long-Term Care issued a mandatory management order on Wednesday for Tyndall Seniors Village on Eglinton East Avenue …

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