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Alberta premier, health officials to speak about COVID-19 support for continuing care operators

Alberta premier, health officials to speak about COVID-19 support for continuing care operators

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney is scheduled to provide an update Wednesday on COVID-19 support for continuing care operators, residential addiction and mental health treatment facilities and home care providers. Kenney will be joined by Health Minister Tyler Shandro, Calgary-Fish Creek MLA Richard Gotfried and Kim O’Brien, president and CEO …

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Premier McNeil’s departure leaves Nova Scotia Liberals with big shoes to fill – Halifax

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Premier Stephen McNeil and chief medical officer of health Dr. Robert Strang have reached celebrity status in Nova Scotia. The pair have been the face of leadership throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and the province of Nova Scotia has fared well when compared with other provinces across the country. McNeil’s …

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NDP calls on premier to remove Drew Barnes from UCP caucus for spreading ‘dangerous misinformation’ – Lethbridge

NDP calls on premier to remove Drew Barnes from UCP caucus for spreading ‘dangerous misinformation’ - Lethbridge

NDP members are now calling for the MLA Drew Barnes to be removed from the UCP caucus after he questioned the reliability of COVID-19 tests and masks during a live interview with an independent media outlet on Thursday. “It’s completely unacceptable for an elected official to be spreading conspiracy …

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‘We have to be realistic’: Quebec premier warns most lockdown measures to continue – Montreal

‘We have to be realistic’: Quebec premier warns most lockdown measures to continue - Montreal

Quebec Premier François Legault says while daily COVID-19 indicators show the situation is improving in the province, the number of hospitalizations remains a concern as the government looks to ease restrictions in some areas. As of Thursday, 1,264 patients required hospital care related to the virus, a number Legault …

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Alberta slams federal rollout of COVID-19 vaccine as premier plans to join daily update Thursday

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After Global News learned Canada will be receiving hundreds of thousands fewer doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine than expected, Alberta’s health minister is calling the news a “failure” on the part of the federal government. “The federal government is failing Canadians,” Tyler Shandro said in a news release. …

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Saskatchewan CMHO, Premier address rally outside Dr. Shahab’s home

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While a handful of people were holding signs and fighting against public health orders put in place by the provincial government, Saskatchewan’s chief medical health officer (CMHO) was working. Dr. Saqib Shahab said he’s often working over the weekend and learned from others about the rally outside of his …

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Manitoba premier enacts 2-week isolation orders for travel in Canada, calls on feds to close borders – Winnipeg

Manitoba premier enacts 2-week isolation orders for travel in Canada, calls on feds to close borders - Winnipeg

Manitobans who return home from travelling anywhere, including western Canada, will soon have to self-isolate for two weeks. Premier Brian Pallister made the announcement Tuesday. He didn’t confirm when the public health orders would come into effect but said it would likely be Friday. “Anyone returning to Manitoba, including …

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British Columbia will not impose restrictions on inter-provincial travel, premier says

British Columbia will not impose restrictions on inter-provincial travel, premier says

Lawyers working for the B.C. government have concluded the province cannot legally restrict non-essential travel. Premier John Horgan had sought legal advice after concerns travel from outside B.C. had contributed to the spread of COVID-19. “The review of our legal options made it clear we can’t prevent people from …

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Manitoba’s top doc, premier to give live COVID-19 update – Winnipeg

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Manitobans may learn more about the province’s plans for the next round of COVID-19 restrictions Thursday. Premier Brian Pallister will join Manitoba’s chief public health officer, Dr. Brent Roussin, at a 12:30 p.m. media briefing. Global News will stream the event live here. Read more: Manitoba considers allowing all …

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Coronavirus: Montreal mayor calls on premier to exempt homeless from COVID-19 curfew – Montreal

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Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante is calling on the Quebec government to exempt homeless people from the provincewide curfew which was put in place to curb the transmission of COVID-19. Plante made the request Tuesday, following the death of a homeless man Sunday morning. Raphael Napa André, a 51-year-old Innu …

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