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Lakeridge Health opens pop-up COVID-19 testing centre to deal with increasing demand – Durham

Lakeridge Health opens pop-up COVID-19 testing centre to deal with increasing demand - Durham

Lakeridge Health says they are opening an assessment centre and a pop-up drive-thru coronavirus testing facility this week in Durham Region. It’s to help deal with an influx of patients requiring COVID-19 tests. Officials say with the economy slowly reopening and schools now in session, the demand is increasing …

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British Columbia wineries gather in Kelowna to contend for prestigious awards

British Columbia wineries gather in Kelowna to contend for prestigious awards

Professional sommeliers from across North America have gathered in Kelowna to put their senses to the test. “We are super excited to be producing the B.C. Lieutenant Governor Wine Awards. One of the largest wine judging events in B.C.,” said Elan Morris, Okanagan Wine Festival Society’s general manager. A …

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Lumsden’s Happy Hallow closes early for the season

Lumsden’s Happy Hallow closes early for the season

Two weeks after opening, Lumsden’s Happy Hallow announced in a Facebook post Thursday that it will be closed for the rest of the season. Owner Tiffany Schaefer told Global News that the decision to close was made after talking with health officials. Read more: Happy Hollow celebrates local firefighters …

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Blended learning brings NAIT students back to campus – Edmonton

Blended learning brings NAIT students back to campus - Edmonton

Most post-secondary classes in Alberta have moved to online learning, but for some students, a virtual education is not enough. For instance, auto body students at NAIT returned to the classroom this week. “[It’s been challenging] trying to work in the shop with your mask on, wearing your safety …

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Coronavirus: Hamilton pharmacy aspires to join Ontario outlets offering COVID-19 tests – Hamilton

Coronavirus: Hamilton pharmacy aspires to join Ontario outlets offering COVID-19 tests - Hamilton

A number of local pharmacies in Ontario will start offering coronavirus tests to at-risk, asymptomatic people on Friday. Sixty locations across the province have been selected, however, Hamilton does not have one of them. The Ford government has promised there will be pharmacies in the city to offer a COVID-19 …

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N.S. nursing homes ask province to delay withholding funds over vacant beds during pandemic – Halifax

N.S. nursing homes ask province to delay withholding funds over vacant beds during pandemic - Halifax

The Nursing Homes of Nova Scotia Association says its members feel “backed into a corner” by a recent provincial directive to start refilling empty beds, or risk daily funding deductions of more than $130 per vacancy. The ultimatum to fill all but a “pre-approved” number of beds was sent …

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Moncton’s Crossroads for Women needs provincial funding to continue services – New Brunswick

Moncton’s Crossroads for Women needs provincial funding to continue services - New Brunswick

The head of Crossroads for Women in Moncton is willing to give up her own office to provide a space for women fleeing violence. She said she just needs the money to do it. “What we would be doing is removing administrative offices so we need to find a …

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Varied reactions to throne speech as business groups, health experts, and political scientists weigh in – Winnipeg

Varied reactions to throne speech as business groups, health experts, and political scientists weigh in - Winnipeg

Wednesday’s throne speech laid out the governing Liberals’ plans to take Canada through the COVID-19 pandemic, with nods to small businesses, workers, and a promised national childcare plan. While the topics covered in the speech were a cause for celebration for some, others raised questions and concerns. One announcement …

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Growing Sarnia brewing company Big Family is a bright spot amid pandemic-related economic turmoil – London

Growing Sarnia brewing company Big Family is a bright spot amid pandemic-related economic turmoil - London

While many retailers were scaling sales options back amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, a new brewing company out of Sarnia, Ont., was expanding. Big Family Brewing Co. launched in early 2020. When a state of emergency was declared in March, the company decided to move ahead with what it …

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The 38 Toronto-area pharmacies where you can get a coronavirus test starting Friday – Toronto

The 38 Toronto-area pharmacies where you can get a coronavirus test starting Friday - Toronto

Starting Friday, Sept. 25, 38 pharmacies in the Toronto-area will be able to offer coronavirus tests to asymptomatic people. People who have no symptoms and want to get a test can make an appointment at select pharmacies in the Greater Toronto Area specifically in Toronto, Brampton, Mississauga and Markham. Some …

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