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Quebec’s COVID-19 vaccine drive takes off as age eligibility drops to 40

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Quebecers headed to the internet in record-breaking droves to sign up for their first shot of the COVID-19 vaccine as the province expands its immunization campaign. Health Minister Christian Dubé says more than 236,000 appointments were booked Tuesday, the highest single-day tally so far. The province lowered the minimum …

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Mandatory COVID-19 testing of international travellers takes effect in Ontario

Mandatory COVID-19 testing of international travellers takes effect in Ontario

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted February 1, 2021 6:12 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ TORONTO — International travellers will have to take a COVID-19 test upon arrival in Ontario …

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Quebec’s Council of Hasidic Jews takes government to court over limits on religious gatherings – Montreal

Quebec’s Council of Hasidic Jews takes government to court over limits on religious gatherings - Montreal

The Quebec Council of Hasidic Jews has filed legal action against the provincial government in connection with limits on religious gatherings amid the coronavirus pandemic. Current public health guidelines in Quebec limit the number of worshippers allowed inside a building for a religious gathering to 10 people. The Hasidic …

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‘It’s non stop’: Ornge air ambulance takes lead on moving COVID-19 patients as Ontario ICUs fill up

‘It’s non stop’: Ornge air ambulance takes lead on moving COVID-19 patients as Ontario ICUs fill up

TORONTO — The impact of COVID-19 on intensive care units remains “alarming” despite a recent steadying of the number of patients treated there, says a group representing Ontario’s hospitals. Anthony Dale, president of the Ontario Hospital Association, said there are, on average, 25 new COVID-19 patients being admitted to …

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Coronavirus: 2 deaths, 94 cases in London-Middlesex as stay-at-home order takes effect – London

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Jump to: Hospitalizations – Outbreaks – Schools – Vaccinations and Testing – Ontario – Elgin and Oxford – Huron and Perth – Sarnia and Lambton Officials with the Middlesex-London Health Unit reported two new deaths and 94 new coronavirus cases on Thursday as the region and province entered a …

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Ontario pauses enforcement of residential evictions as stay-at-home order takes effect

Ontario pauses enforcement of residential evictions as stay-at-home order takes effect

The Ontario government has issued a pause on the enforcement of residential evictions after the province’s stay-at-home order took effect Thursday. In a news release, government officials said the Landlord and Tenant Board will continue to hear eviction applications and issue orders, but enforcement is paused as long as …

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Group takes B.C. government to court over COVID-19 ban on in-person church services

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A group of 16 individuals and churches is going to court to fight B.C.’s ban on in-person religious services amid COVID-19. The group includes the Langley Riverside Calvary Chapel, which has been fined $2,300 twice for holding in-person services. Read more: Langley business owner frustrated with neighbouring church’s in-person …

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Britons trying to fly home to Spain barred as Brexit takes effect – National

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Blame COVID-19 travel restrictions or Brexit but whatever the cause, some British citizens trying to return to their homes in Spain this weekend have been barred from boarding flights. Airlines are refusing documents that before Brexit had been valid proof of the Britons’ status as residents in Spain. Their …

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Doug Ford adds empathy to populist repertoire, takes on ‘Premier Dad’ role during pandemic

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TORONTO — Doug Ford wants people to hold on just a little longer. Ontario’s populist premier speaks softly into the camera at a recent news conference, his tone subdued, almost pleading. He says he knows people have “COVID fatigue,” but there is a vaccine. The economy will recover. The …

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Inmates, organizations concerned as COVID-19 takes hold in Saskatchewan Penitentiary

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Inmates housed in the medium-security unit of Saskatchewan Penitentiary are alleging a lack of access to cleaning supplies and growing frustration as a COVID-19 outbreak keeps them confined to their cells for 23 and a half hours per day. The federal institution announced an outbreak of COVID-19 on Dec. …

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