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Coronavirus: Salvation Army Christmas hamper program goes appointment-only amid pandemic – London

Coronavirus: Salvation Army Christmas hamper program goes appointment-only amid pandemic - London

The coronavirus pandemic is bringing some changes to the way London’s Salvation Army rolls out its annual Christmas hamper program this year. In years past, the annual campaign has seen Londoners wait in long lines outside of the Western Fair Agriplex to receive a hamper of food and toys …

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Toronto to maintain more outdoor spaces during winter due to coronavirus pandemic – Toronto

Toronto to maintain more outdoor spaces during winter due to coronavirus pandemic - Toronto

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted November 25, 2020 6:14 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The City of Toronto will ramp up winter maintenance so residents can spend more time …

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Coronavirus: Kelowna bus driver tests positive for COVID-19 – Okanagan

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A public bus driver in Kelowna has tested positive for COVID-19. The news was confirmed on Wednesday by Al Peressini, president of Amalgamated Transit Union 1722. “Sad to hear one of our drivers was diagnosed with (COVID-19) on Sunday,” Peressini told Global News. “(The driver) started feeling ill on …

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Women facing more violence amid coronavirus pandemic: national survey – National

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A new national survey by Women’s Shelters Canada offers a glimpse into the experiences of front-line workers and women fleeing violence during the COVID-19 pandemic, with reports of clients facing more violence that is also increasing in severity. The Shelter Voices survey says 52 per cent of 266 participating …

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Auditor general to release report on Ontario governement’s handling of COVID-19 pandemic

Auditor general to release report on Ontario governement’s handling of COVID-19 pandemic

Ontario’s auditor general is set to release a report today on how the province has handled the COVID-19 pandemic so far, including how it has made decisions during the global health crisis. The special report issued by Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk will look at emergency management in the context …

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Coronavirus pandemic fuels demand for recreational winter gear

The Sign of the Skier has seen significant demand for both skis and snowshoes during the pandemic.

In the midst of a second wave, the ripple effect of the COVID-19 pandemic appears to be a run on recreational winter gear. Located in York Region, the doors to Sanction Skate and Snow remain open. The shop already had a taste of the voracious appetite for recreational gear …

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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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Coronavirus: Ontario health-care workers say province has ‘abandoned’ them amid pandemic

Coronavirus: Ontario health-care workers say province has ‘abandoned’ them amid pandemic

TORONTO – Ontario’s health-care workers say the government has abandoned them in their desperate, anxiety-ridden struggle to cope with COVID-19. A small-scale study by two researchers released today suggests the workers are burned out and frightened. Those interviewed – nurses, personal support workers and others – say they still …

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A look at what has gone wrong in Ontario long-term care amid the coronavirus pandemic

A hearse leaves with another casualty of COVID-19 at Pinecrest Nursing Home in Bobcaygeon, Ontario on Tuesday March 31, 2020.

Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic around eight months ago, more than 2,200 long-term care residents in Ontario have died from COVID-19. Long-term care deaths account for nearly two-thirds of all COVID-19-related deaths in the province. Out of the province’s 626 long-term care facilities, the virus crept into …

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Coronavirus: Central Okanagan crisis line calls continue to increase dramatically – Okanagan

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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to deepen, so does the stress and anxiety experienced by many British Columbians. That all-too-common stress and anxiety has mental health crisis lines ringing off the hook. “We are seeing a huge rise in the number of calls that we are receiving so we …

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