First Nations to Remain Vigilant Amongst Growing Rates of COVID-19 in Manitoba
Indigenous Western Canada

First Nations to Remain Vigilant Amongst Growing Rates of COVID-19 in Manitoba

Reading Time: 2 minutes Brandon Manitoba has now become the COVID-19 hot spot in Canada As of this morning, 196 active cases were reported for Manitoba with 6 current hospitalizations and 3 people in the Intensive Care Unit. This brings the total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba to 558. “Today I am reminding everyone Read More…

Quebec initiates 2020 back to school COVID-19 bubble
Eastern Canada COVID-19

Quebec initiates 2020 back to school COVID-19 learning bubble

Reading Time: 4 minutes If the bubble burst an emergency contingent plan is in place for learning Following new recommendations from public health authorities, the Quebec government is making adjustments to its game plan for the start of the school year in order to guarantee optimal learning conditions Quebec students in a safe environment for them and for school Read More…

Canada temporarily sets a minimum unemployment rate to 13.1%
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Canada temporarily sets a minimum unemployment rate to 13.1%

Reading Time: 2 minutes Effective August 9, 2020 a minimum unemployment rate of 13.1% Since the beginning of the pandemic the Canadian Government continues to take unprecedented action to provide Canadians with the health and financial support needed to help contain the spread of COVID-19. Since it was launched, the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) has been an important Read More…

Over 5 million illegal cigarettes seized in B.C
Western Canada

Over 5 million illegal cigarettes seized in B.C

Reading Time: 2 minutes More than 5 million illegal cigarettes were taken off the street last year in British Columbia The illegal tobacco was seized during undercover investigations conducted with local law enforcement agencies. Retail locations are regularly audited by the Ministry of Finance and Consumer Taxation Branch to ensure retailers are not selling contraband products. This saves the Read More…

Africa (CDC), African Risk Capacity (ARC) goes hitech to fight COVID-19
Africa COVID-19

Africa (CDC), African Risk Capacity (ARC) goes hitech to fight COVID-19

Reading Time: 3 minutes The tools will help African Union Member States in evaluating the potential magnitude of COVID-19 in their countries The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) and the African Risk Capacity (ARC) are the latest organizations to launch two COVID-19 modelling tools for Africa: COVID-19 Potential Outcomes Scenarios and COVID-19 Spread Simulation Tool Read More…