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Partnership between chief medical officer, health minister ‘critical’ in emergency response: former Alberta minister

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Dr. Deena Hinshaw has said time and time again that Albertans need to “work together” to get through the COVID-19 pandemic, but according to one former provincial health minister, the collaborative relationship between the province’s top physician and health minister is a critical part of successful emergency response. Former …

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COVID-19: Lethbridge County votes ‘yes’ to mandatory mask bylaw

COVID-19: Lethbridge County votes ‘yes’ to mandatory mask bylaw

Following a heated discussion Friday afternoon, Lethbridge County has voted five to two in favour of a mandatory mask bylaw for the region. Read more: Lethbridge city council extends mandatory mask bylaw until at least Feb. 23 County officials said in discussions that they were hoping for the province …

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Canadians worry vaccine won’t come fast enough to stop coronavirus surge: Ipsos – National

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Most Canadians are worried Canada’s vaccine distribution will not happen soon enough to stop soaring COVID-19 case counts and deaths. An Ipsos poll conducted exclusively for Global News found that 74 per cent of respondents are worried that the public distribution of a vaccine would be too slow to …

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Biden to immediately ask Americans for 100 days of wearing masks after swearing-in – National

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Joe Biden said Thursday that he will ask Americans to commit to 100 days of wearing masks as one of his first acts as president, stopping just short of the nationwide mandate he’s pushed before to stop the spread of the coronavirus. The move marks a notable shift from …

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Coronavirus: Montreal unveils $60-million economic relaunch roadmap – Montreal

Coronavirus: Montreal unveils $60-million economic relaunch roadmap - Montreal

Montreal’s economic growth was leading the pack among Canada’s major cities before COVID-19 hit businesses hard and stalled that growth. But Montreal officials say they have a $60-million plan to help relaunch the economy. Mayor Valérie Plante and Luc Rabouin, the city’s executive committee member responsible for economic development, …

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Family of Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility inmate raises concerns over cell restrictions – Halifax

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Bonnie Welsh is concerned for the well-being of her brother and dozens of others in remand at the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility in Burnside, N.S. She says for the past few months, she’s regularly received distressed calls from her brother about being locked in his cell for the …

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City of Calgary to update COVID-19 response Thursday afternoon – Calgary

City of Calgary to update COVID-19 response Thursday afternoon - Calgary

The City of Calgary is scheduled to provide an update early Thursday afternoon on the city’s ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Calgary Emergency Management Agency chief Sue Henry and Mayor Naheed Nenshi are set to provide the update at 12:15 p.m. Global News will live stream the media availability …

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Coronavirus: City of Winnipeg staff temporarily laid off after redeployment efforts fall through – Winnipeg

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The City of Winnipeg says efforts to redeploy hundreds of city workers slated for temporary layoffs through the latest COVID-19 lockdown, have so far failed. Last week, Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman said the city was working with their union and the  Manitoba government to see if any of the …

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N.S. to spend another $14.3 million on school programs, drinking water – Halifax

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Nova Scotia has announced that it will use $14.3 million from the federal safe return to class fund to help pay for healthy food programs, math and literacy programs and personal protective equipment (PPE) for staff and students. The province’s education and early childhood minister Zach Churchill announced the …

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New Brunswick government to extend ferry service to Campobello Island to month’s end

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The New Brunswick government is extending ferry service to Campobello Island until the end of the month to help address residents’ pandemic concerns. Residents of the Canadian island – which is connected by a bridge to the state of Maine – want a year-round ferry service so they don’t …

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