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Ontario premier pleads with incoming Biden administration for COVID-19 vaccine help

Ontario premier pleads with incoming Biden administration for COVID-19 vaccine help

Ontario Premier Doug Ford has issued a plea to U.S. President-elect Joe Biden for help in obtaining more Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines amid a shortage of doses in Canada. Ford made the comments during a press conference on Tuesday after the federal government announced that Canada will be receiving zero …

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Prime minister pleads with Canadians not to travel abroad, people do it anyway

Prime minister pleads with Canadians not to travel abroad, people do it anyway

In spite of warnings from the federal and provincial governments, Canadians are still heading down south for the Christmas holidays. Flights left from multiple Canadian airports for Mexico, Cuba and other sunny destinations Thursday morning. “Let’s be clear: this is not the time for a vacation abroad,” Prime Minister …

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Don’t break the rules during Christmas, pleads B.C. doctor working in COVID-19 ward

Don’t break the rules during Christmas, pleads B.C. doctor working in COVID-19 ward

When Dr. Kevin McLeod’s wife and four kids open their presents Christmas morning, there’s a good chance he won’t be there. The physician is on call 24 hours a day at the COVID-19 ward at North Vancouver’s Lions Gate Hospital’s this week. He is pleading with the public to …

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‘Really worried for the future’: Edmonton mom with baby in NICU pleads with public

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An Edmonton mother is sharing her family’s experience having a loved one in the hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic, in hopes it helps people understand the mounting pressures on Alberta’s healthcare system. Rebecca Pinto’s daughter, Ophelia, was born nine weeks premature. “She was born very small, very tiny,” Pinto …

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Okanagan dance studio owner fears B.C. setting stage for future closures, pleads to stay open

Okanagan dance studio owner fears B.C. setting stage for future closures, pleads to stay open

An Okanagan dance studio owner hopes the B.C. government isn’t setting the stage for future closures, as venues that operate indoor group fitness activities are ordered to pause operations this week due to the coronavirus pandemic. Ashlie Atkinson, the owner of the Balance School of Performing Arts in Penticton, …

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Stay home and don’t gather in parks as Montreal enters partial coronavirus lockdown, mayor pleads

Stay home and don’t gather in parks as Montreal enters partial coronavirus lockdown, mayor pleads

Montrealers must follow public health directives and quit socializing as the city enters a red alert status to contain the second wave of COVID-19, officials announced Tuesday. Mayor Valérie Plante stressed the tightened restrictions are difficult but necessary as the number of novel coronavirus cases and hospitalizations climb. Montreal …

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Family pleads for change after U.S. border rules kept adult children from dying mother

Family pleads for change after U.S. border rules kept adult children from dying mother

OTTAWA — “Please don’t let this happen to anyone else.” That’s what John McCall has to say after COVID-19 restrictions on who can come to Canada meant his children were unable to be with their mother when she died last week near Peterborough, Ont. The federal government announced Friday that …

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Premier Doug Ford pleads with Ontario’s ‘scared’ migrant workers to get tested for coronavirus

Premier Doug Ford pleads with Ontario’s ‘scared’ migrant workers to get tested for coronavirus

TORONTO – Premier Doug Ford pleaded with Ontario’s “scared’”migrant workers Wednesday to get tested for COVID-19, acknowledging that the current testing strategy has captured only a small slice of the migrant population in a region with several outbreaks. Ford made the comments one day after a local hospital in Windsor-Essex …

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Coronavirus: 2nd Ontario personal support worker dies, union pleads for more protection

Coronavirus: 2nd Ontario personal support worker dies, union pleads for more protection

A personal support worker in the Peel Region has died of COVID-19, according to a statement by the Services Employees International Union Healthcare (SEIU Healthcare) on Wednesday. The worker was identified by a SEIU Healthcare spokesperson as 51-year-old Arlene Reid. Her death marks the second publicly known support worker who …

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Toronto-area rabbi pleads for physical distancing during Passover

Toronto-area rabbi pleads for physical distancing during Passover

A Toronto-area rabbi is pleading for Jews observing Passover to stay at home and practise physical distancing. Rabbi Mendel Kaplan, spiritual leader and executive director at Chabad Flamingo in Thornhill, Ont., posted a video to YouTube this week with a firm message to those of the Jewish faith. “There is …

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