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Manitoba Human Rights Commission reports increased calls from mandatory mask opponents – Winnipeg

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Manitoba’s attempt to cut rising COVID-19 numbers appears to be paying off, officials say, but it’s leading to some public anger and a sharp rise in complaints to the province’s human rights commission. “I would say our office is dealing with anywhere between 50 to 100 calls per month …

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Woman in Nelson, B.C. suffers heart attack after being spit upon by man refusing to wear mask

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A hotel worker in Nelson, B.C., suffered a heart attack shortly after a confrontation with a patron who refused to wear a mask and wouldn’t leave the hotel’s coffee shop. Rob Little, manager of The Adventure Hotel, says it happened last Friday when their accountant was called to help deal …

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British Columbians could be fined $230 for not wearing a mask in indoor, public spaces

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Anyone who is caught without a mask in an indoor public place or who refuses to comply with the mandatory mask policy in B.C. will be handed a $230 fine. The province made the announcement Tuesday afternoon, as health officials reported a staggering 941 new cases of COVID-19 and …

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Coronavirus: Public calling for more enforcement for BC Transit’s mandatory mask policy

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A 60-year-old Vernon, B.C., man, who lives with physical disabilities, said he is too afraid to ride the bus — a public service he depends on. “It’s scary, it’s very concerning,” said Gary Armstrong. “I went to get on the public bus yesterday and I looked up and noticed …

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Kelowna, B.C., woman arrested after COVID-19 mask dispute at Value Village

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A 41-year-old Kelowna, B.C., woman was arrested on Sunday after she refused to wear a mask to prevent the spread of COVID-19 at a Value Village store. Mounties responded to a complaint of trespass and causing a disturbance at the business in the 100-block of Aurora Crescent just after 4 …

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COVID-19: Alberta is the only province without a mask mandate. What is the impact on public perception?

COVID-19: Alberta is the only province without a mask mandate. What is the impact on public perception?

As Canada wades deeper into the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, Alberta is the only province to hold out against implementing a provincial mask mandate. According to sociologist Dr. Amy Kaler, that could be contributing to some Albertans’ complacency, and in certain cases defiance, of pandemic-related public health …

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Coronavirus: Edmonton extends mandatory mask bylaw until December 2021 – Edmonton

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Edmonton city council has voted to extend its mandatory face covering bylaw until Dec. 31, 2021. The bylaw can be rescinded if needed. The extension passed in a vote of 12 to one. Coun. Mike Nickel was the only councillor to vote no. When the city’s face covering bylaw …

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Transit union says mask compliance on Winnipeg buses needs to be even higher – Winnipeg

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Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman says the city continues to monitor how many people are using Winnipeg Transit during the COVID-19 pandemic. While some riders have been raising concerns that buses are becoming quite full as the colder weather moves in, Bowman told 680 CJOB the city is responding to …

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Mask mandate comes into effect provincewide as Saskatchewan tries to tame COVID-19

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Saskatchewan became the second prairie province on Thursday to implement a mask mandate provincewide, following in the same steps as Manitoba. Masks are now required in all indoor public places across Saskatchewan. Read more: Saskatchewan looks to feds for help as contact tracing becomes challenging The new measures come …

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Coronavirus: Chestermere passes mandatory mask bylaw – Calgary

Coronavirus: Chestermere passes mandatory mask bylaw - Calgary

City councillors in Chestermere, Alta., passed a mandatory face-covering bylaw on Tuesday night. Chestermere is the latest city in the province to initiate a mask bylaw and it comes after the mayor said the city received an overwhelming number of emails from people asking council to take further action …

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