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Hundreds of migrant farm workers in Ontario denied fresh air during quarantine

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

Last July, Jeremiah Sovigno found himself desperate for fresh air. He was in the midst of quarantining for two weeks in a Brantford hotel room with windows that didn’t open. At one point, when the local health unit called him for his daily wellness check, he asked if he could …

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Walmart says COVID-19 vaccinated shoppers, workers in U.S. can go maskless

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

Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, said Friday that it won’t require vaccinated shoppers or workers to wear a mask in its U.S. stores unless state or local laws say otherwise. Vaccinated shoppers can go maskless immediately, the company said. Vaccinated workers can stop wearing them on Tuesday. As an …

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Vaccine eligibility expands for at-risk conditions, essential workers, 40+ in London-Middlesex

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

Starting Tuesday, COVID-19 vaccine eligibility will expand to those with at-risk health conditions as well as essential workers who cannot work from home in London and Middlesex. According to a release from the Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU), the expansion will take place at 8 a.m. Tuesday. Read more: London …

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Alberta researcher focusing on supporting mental health of health-care workers

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

A University of Alberta researcher has set a goal of helping the mental health of the province’s health-care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Faculty of Nursing assistant professor Susan Sommerfeldt has received funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada for two projects she is conducting …

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Ontario high-risk health-care workers eligible for 2nd COVID-19 vaccine dose at shortened interval

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

Certain high-risk health-care workers in Ontario will be eligible for their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine earlier than the expected fourth-month interval, the Ford government announced Monday. Booking will begin for those eligible by the end of this week. The province said the move is due to an …

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COVID-19: Outreach workers rapidly respond to confirmed case at Halifax shelter

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

A recent positive case of COVID-19 at the Salvation Army in Halifax resulted in community outreach groups mobilizing to keep insecurely housed people who may have been exposed as safe as possible. “Upon discovering that we had a confirmed positive case, we were able to reach out to public …

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Woodbine Racetrack opens pop-up COVID-19 vaccine clinic to all Toronto hot spot residents, workers

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

Woodbine Racetrack has opened its pop-up COVID-19 vaccine clinic to all Toronto hot spots for residents and workers. The clinic at 55 Rexdale Blvd. originally opened Wednesday for the Rexdale Community with the postal codes M9V, M9R and M9W. However, by Wednesday afternoon, Unity Health Toronto tweeted about the …

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COVID-19: Front-line workers in Montreal’s east end honoured with emotional ceremony

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

There was an emotional ceremony at Honoré-Mercier Elementary School in Montreal’s east end Tuesday morning, as students and staff paid tribute to front-line workers from the area for their work throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. A group of east end health-care workers were among those given a plaque and a …

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COVID-19: 2nd team of Newfoundland and Labrador health-care workers en route to Ontario

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

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — A team of Newfoundland and Labrador health-care workers took off for Ontario Tuesday morning, hoping to help their central Canadian colleagues battle a deadly third wave of COVID-19 that has pushed the province’s health-care system beyond its limits. A massive Hercules military aircraft sat outside …

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‘People need to understand their actions matter’: Frontline workers urge people to follow public health restrictions

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

The number of COVID-19 cases in Nova Scotia has been rapidly rising, along with the number of cases in hospital. In one week, the province has gone from 263 active cases and five people in hospital, to 822 active cases and 34 people in hospital, including six individuals in …

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