The Second Dose Of Pfizer's COVID-19 Vaccine Are Being Issued To Spaniard Citizens
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The Second Dose Of Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine Are Being Issued To Spaniard Citizens

Reading Time: 2 minutes Residents and healthcare professionals of care homes begin to receive the second dose of the vaccine against COVID-19 Araceli Rosario Hidalgo, a resident of the Los Olmos care home in Guadalajara since 2013, born in 1924, and Mónica Tapias, born in 1972, an auxiliary nursing care technician (Spanish acronym: TCAE), have now received both doses Read More…

UK Introduce Mandatory COVID-19 Testing For Visitors In The Country
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UK Introduce Mandatory COVID-19 Testing For Visitors In The Country

Reading Time: 3 minutes International arrivals required to prove negative COVID-19 test result before departure for England. Passengers arriving from all international destinations will be required to present a negative COVID-19 test result before departing for England to help protect against new strains of coronavirus circulating internationally. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has announced that from next week inbound passengers arriving by Read More…

Telemedicine Coming To Somalia, But Is It To Late?
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Telemedicine Coming To Somalia, But Is It To Late?

Reading Time: 3 minutes This new project unveiled by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Somalia is part of a continuing effort to address this health care delivery shortage Somalia’s health system has been in a severely weakened state for decades due to conflict and humanitarian crises which have led to the displacement of more than 2.6 million Somalis.    Moreover, Read More…

Biden Outlines COVID-19 Plan To Vaccinate 328 Million Americans
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Biden Outlines COVID-19 Plan To Vaccinate 328 Million Americans

Reading Time: 6 minutes Biden rolls out plan to effectively and equitably vaccinating the U.S. population The COVID-19 pandemic is getting worse by the day — more people are hospitalized with COVID-19 than ever before, the death rate is up almost 20 percent, and we’re nearing 400,000 deaths total. At the same time, there is a new, more contagious strain Read More…

UK Authorizes AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 Vaccine For Emergency Use
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UK Vaccinated Over One Third Of Seniors Over 80-Years-Old

Reading Time: 2 minutes More than one third of people aged 80 and over in England have received at least one dose of the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine as of 10 January. More than one third (34.6%, 1,036,605) of people aged 80 and over in England have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine as of 10 January, new Read More…

Ontario Investing $1 Billion to Expand COVID-19 Testing
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8.5 Million Ontarians To Be Vaccinated In Phase Two

Reading Time: 4 minutes Province to Expand COVID-19 Immunization Program to Seniors, Frontline Essential Workers in Next Phase of Rollout Plan TORONTO — The Ontario government is preparing to immunize up to 8.5 million people before the end of Phase Two of the government’s vaccine implementation plan, which aims to receive, store and administer COVID-19 vaccines to Ontarians as Read More…

Huge Profits In Lighting COVID-19 Waste On Fire
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Huge Profits In Lighting COVID-19 Waste On Fire

Reading Time: 2 minutes Medical Waste a Multi-billion Dollar business being lit from the Ongoing Pandemic Frost & Sullivan’s recent analysis, Growth Opportunities in the Medical Waste Management Market in North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific, Forecast to 2024, finds that the increase in hospital visits due to COVID-19, aging population, and medical visits are key factors driving the medical waste management market in North Read More…

UK Government Implements National Strategy For Asymptomatic Testing
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UK Government Implements National Strategy For Asymptomatic Testing

Reading Time: 3 minutes Community testing offer to be expanded across all local authorities in England to test people without symptoms. Local authorities will be encouraged to target testing to people who cannot work from home during lockdown. Around 1 in 3 people have coronavirus (COVID-19) without displaying any symptoms. Rapid, regular testing for people without symptoms of coronavirus Read More…

Ontario Invest $5.3 Million Into Forest Sector Employment
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Ontario Invest $5.3 Million Into Forest Sector Employment

Reading Time: 2 minutes Funding will help forest sector businesses offset the cost of COVID-19 safety measures Toronto — The Ontario government is investing $5.3 million, provided through the federal Forest Sector Safety Measures Fund, to help small and medium sized forest sector businesses offset the cost of COVID-19 safety measures. The funding will be used for initiatives such as setting Read More…

B.C Hires 7,000 New Healthcare Workers For Senior Homes
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Ontario Accelerates Vaccinations for Long-Term Care Homes

Reading Time: 4 minutes All residents and workers to be vaccinated by third week of January TORONTO — The Ontario government is continuing the rollout of Phase One of its vaccine implementation plan by ensuring that all residents, health care workers and essential caregivers at long-term care homes in the priority regions of Toronto, Peel, York and Windsor-Essex receive Read More…

UK Under National COVID-19 Lockdown
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UK Under National COVID-19 Lockdown

Reading Time: 4 minutes UK Prime Minister announced a national lockdown as new strain of COVID-19 is spreads UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a national lockdown and instructed people to stay at home to control the virus, protect the NHS and save lives. The decision follows a rapid rise in infections, hospital admissions and case rates across the Read More…

Manitoba Government Collected Close To $1,000,000 In Fines For COVID-19 Enforcement
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Manitoba Government Collected Close To $1,000,000 In Fines For COVID-19 Enforcement

Reading Time: 2 minutes A total of $984,000 have been collected from Business and individuals The Manitoba government is providing an update on ongoing enforcement efforts to protect Manitobans from the spread of COVID-19.  A total of 279 warnings and 55 tickets were issued for the week of Dec. 28, 2020, to Jan. 3 including 49 $1,296 tickets to Read More…

Québec Solidaire Calls For a Rent Freeze For 2021
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Québec Solidaire Calls For a Rent Freeze For 2021

Reading Time: 2 minutes Provinces across Canada has frozen rent increases due to the pandemic MONTREAL, The member for Laurier – Dorion and responsible for Québec solidaire in housing matters, Andrés Fontecilla, urges the CAQ government to adopt a special law as soon as Parliament returns to suspend rent increases for the year 2021 and thus offer a breath of fresh air to the thousands Read More…

Another Record Setting Day In Saskatchewan With COVID-19 Cases
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Another Record Setting Day In Saskatchewan With COVID-19 Cases

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Moderna vaccines are being distributed but cases continue to climb in Saskatchewan As of January 2, 3,722 doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine have been provided to health care workers in Regina as part of the initial pilot and in Saskatoon as part of Phase 1.  With the arrival of 4,900 doses of Moderna vaccine, Read More…

CUPE, Ontario’s Largest Health Care Union Calls For Military Intervention
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CUPE, Ontario’s Largest Health Care Union Calls For Military Intervention

Reading Time: 3 minutes Military Help Needed Immediately for Ontario Long-Term Care Homes in Outbreak: CUPE Toronto – Calling on the Ontario PC government’s effort to ramp up long-term care reforms like a care standard and increased staffing “lethargic and inadequate”, today the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) joined advocates urging military intervention to curb COVID-19 wave two Read More…

B.B'S Most Popular Baby Names Born In 2020 COVID-19 Year Are…
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B.C’S Most Popular Baby Names Born In 2020 COVID-19 Year Are…

Reading Time: < 1 minute From Jan. 1 to Dec. 17, 2020, 39,322 babies were born in B.C. VICTORIA – The race for the top baby name in British Columbia in 2020 has come to a close, and Olivia once again has taken the lead for the most popular name for babies born this year. Olivia is followed by Liam, Oliver, Noah, Read More…

New Brunswick’s Most Popular Baby Names Born In 2020 COVID-19 Year Are...
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New Brunswick’s Most Popular Baby Names Born In 2020 COVID-19 Year Are…

Reading Time: < 1 minute 5,403 babies were born in 2020 in New Brunswick FREDERICTON (GNB) – Olivia and Liam are the most popular names for babies born in New Brunswick in 2020. Preliminary results released by the Vital Statistics Office at Service New Brunswick show that 5,403 children were born in the province in 2020 – 2,579 girls and Read More…

Ontario Releases Framework for COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution
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Ontario Releases Framework for COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

Reading Time: 3 minutes Framework will guide vaccine prioritization in future phases of the province’s implementation plan TORONTO — The Ontario government has released an Ethical Framework for COVID-19 vaccine distribution which was developed in partnership with the COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Task Force to guide further vaccine prioritization and distribution across the province. The province continues to vaccinate vulnerable populations and those Read More…

Two New Cases of COVID-19 Reported In Nova Scotia
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Two New Cases of COVID-19 Reported In Nova Scotia

Reading Time: 2 minutes Nova Scotia’s strict COVID-19 restricts of interprovincial travel appears to be flattening the curve. As of today, Dec. 29, Nova Scotia has 30 active cases of COVID-19. Two new cases are being reported today. One case is in Central Zone and linked to a close contact, and one is in Northern Zone, linked to travel Read More…

B.C Hires 7,000 New Healthcare Workers For Senior Homes
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B.C Hires 7,000 New Healthcare Workers For Senior Homes

Reading Time: 2 minutes Actions to protect seniors, improve health care helped B.C. fight global pandemic VICTORIA – Since the COVID-19 pandemic first hit British Columbia, the government has followed the advice of public health officials and taken the strong action needed to slow the spread of the virus and protect those most vulnerable by: protecting seniors in long-term Read More…

EU Sets Aside €70 Million To Vaccinate Balkan Countries
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EU Sets Aside €70 Million To Vaccinate Balkan Countries

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Balkan countries will now have access to vital COVID-19 vaccines to inoculate their citizens. As countries around the world begin to vaccinate their citizens, the European Commission made €70 million available to help fund the access of Western Balkans partners to COVID-19 vaccines procured by EU Member States. “Throughout the pandemic, the EU has Read More…

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Argentina Receives the First Shipment of Russia’s Sputnik V COVID-19 Vaccine

Reading Time: 2 minutes Russia’s Sputnik V was the first confirmed COVID-19 vaccine approved for distribution BUENOS AIRES, Argentina- The first batch of the Sputnik V vaccine developed by Russian scientists from the Gamaleya National Center of Epidemiology and Microbiology with the support of the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) has been delivered to Argentina. The issues related to Read More…

Changes To Quebec's 71st Youth Parliament In Wake of Pandemic
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Changes To Quebec’s 71st Youth Parliament In Wake of Pandemic

Reading Time: 2 minutes Quebec’s 71st youth parliament will go virtual and be delivered in podcast format in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic MONTREAL, – The Youth Parliament of Quebec (PJQ) is 71 years of resilience in the face of many challenges encountered over the years. The year 2020 will not have been different. The health situation and the Read More…

Trump's Reluctant Signing of Coronavirus Relief and Omnibus Comes At a Cost
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Trump’s Reluctant Signing of Coronavirus Relief and Omnibus Comes At a Cost

Reading Time: < 1 minute Trump’s reluctancy to the sign the omnibus bill leaves tens of millions of Americans struggling financially from the pandemic. The signing of the bipartisan, bicameral coronavirus relief legislation is welcome news for the fourteen million Americans who just lost the lifeline of unemployment benefits on Christmas Weekend, and for the millions more struggling to stay Read More…

First Cases of COVID-19 UK Variant Confirmed In Ontario
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First Cases of COVID-19 UK Variant Confirmed In Ontario

Reading Time: 2 minutes Scientist are uncertain how the news strain of the virus will be affected by the COVID-19 vaccine. Dr. Barbara Yaffe, Ontario’s Associate Chief Medical Officer of Health, announced the first two confirmed cases in Ontario of the COVID-19 variant first identified in the UK. This variant has now been detected in multiple countries beyond the Read More…

Over 600,000 UK Citizens Have Received Pfizer's COVID-19 Vaccine
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Over 600,000 UK Citizens Have Received Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine

Reading Time: 2 minutes More than 600,000 people in the UK have received the first dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine as part of the largest vaccination program in British history. The government has today published figures which show the number of people who have received the vaccine between 8 December and 20 December in the UK is 616,933. Read More…

Seven New Cases of COVID-19 Reported In Nova Scotia
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Seven New Cases of COVID-19 Reported In Nova Scotia

Reading Time: 2 minutes Strict COVID-19 restrictions see the COVID curb flattening within Nova Scotia As of today, Dec. 24, Nova Scotia has 36 active cases of COVID-19. Seven new cases are being reported today. Six of the cases are in Central Zone and one is in Western Zone. Two of the cases in Central Zone and the one Read More…

Pallister Government and MGEU Union Reach Deal on Benefits for HealthCare Workers
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Pallister Government and MGEU Union Reach Deal on Benefits for HealthCare Workers

Reading Time: 2 minutes All agreements are in place for the duration of the pandemic response. The Manitoba government and the Manitoba Government Employees Union (MGEU) have reached a new agreement providing compensation to staff redeployed or reassigned to priority areas as part of the province’s response to COVID-19, Health, Seniors and Active Living Minister Cameron Friesen and Michelle Read More…

Inmates In COVID-19 Isolation at Drumheller Institutes
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Inmates In COVID-19 Isolation at Drumheller Institutes

Reading Time: < 1 minute COVID-19 infections pose a significant challenge correctional institutes Correctional Service Canada (CSC) advises that there are currently two inmates who have tested positive for COVID-19 at the medium security unit of Drumheller Institution in Alberta. There are no active cases of COVID-19 among staff at Drumheller Institution. Contact tracing is underway and testing for COVD-19 Read More…

Two Words: Western Diversification! They Helped Keep The Lights On For Businesses in the Pandemic
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Two Words: Western Diversification! They Helped Keep The Lights On For Businesses in the Pandemic

Reading Time: 2 minutes Canada’s Regional Development Agencies invested over $433 Million dollars into Western business in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2020, a year of unprecedented challenges, the Government of Canada has turned to the regional development agencies (RDAs) to support as many businesses as possible in communities large and small. RDAs like Western Economic Diversification Read More…

MKO Unclear on COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plans for Northern and Remote First Nations in Manitoba
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European Union Approves Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine

Reading Time: 3 minutes The EU approves Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine for emergency authorization of use. Germany – Pfizer and BioNTech announced Monday that the European Commission (EC) has granted a conditional authorization of use for immunization to prevent the COVID-19 virus in individuals 16 years of age and older. This follows the European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products Read More…

UK Government Provides One Million Laptops To Low Income Families
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UK Government Provides One Million Laptops To Low Income Families

Reading Time: 4 minutes Schools and councils have received over 560,000 laptops this year to support remote learning Over one million devices will now reach schools, colleges and councils, helping ensure students have access to high-quality remote education if they need it, the Government has announced today. Almost 70,000 pupils are also now confirmed to have enrolled in the Read More…

Revenue Canada Launches New Registry To Track Emergency Wage Subsidy
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Revenue Canada Launches New Registry To Track Emergency Wage Subsidy

Reading Time: 2 minutes The registry list all companies that have received the Emergency Wage Subsidy. The Government of Canada introduced the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS). The wage subsidy has protected more than 4 million jobs across the country, giving millions of Canadian families certainty about their next paycheque. Unanimously supported by Parliament, as of December 13, 2020, Read More…

Canada Suspends Flights From The United Kingdom For 72 hours
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Canada Suspends Flights From The United Kingdom For 72 hours

Reading Time: 2 minutes Canada becomes latest country to impose stricter travel restrictions from the UK amid new COVID-19 strain. As Canada continues to monitor the new strain of COVID-19 in the United Kingdom, the government is taking precautionary measures to mitigate the spread into Canada. Canada has had robust travel restrictions and border measures in place since March Read More…

Health Canada Still In Review Stages Of Moderna's COVID-19 Vaccine
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Health Canada Still In Review Stages Of Moderna’s COVID-19 Vaccine

Reading Time: < 1 minute Canada’s meticulous reviewing of the Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine is important as Canadians lives are at risk. Health Canada is aware that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued an emergency use authorization for a COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by Moderna. Health Canada has been reviewing Moderna’s vaccine since it was submitted on October 12, 2020, Read More…

UK Reports A New Strain of COVID-19
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UK Reports A New Strain of COVID-19

Reading Time: 2 minutes As announced on Monday, the UK has identified a new variant of Covid-19 through Public Health England’s genomic surveillance. As a result of the rapid spread of the new variant, preliminary modelling data and rapidly rising incidence rates in the South East, the New and Emerging Respiratory Virus Threats Advisory Group (NERVTAG) now consider that Read More…

MKO Unclear on COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plans for Northern and Remote First Nations in Manitoba
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MKO Unclear on COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plans for Northern and Remote First Nations in Manitoba

Reading Time: 2 minutes Provincial distribution of COVID-19 to Indigenous communities still up in the Air The first shipment of the vaccine arrived in Manitoba earlier this week. Health care professionals began receiving the vaccine in Winnipeg on December 16. The province has shared that there are enough doses to vaccinate about 900 people. Manitoba plans to deliver vaccines Read More…

Quebec's Economy Sees Another of Export Decline
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Quebec’s Economy Sees Another of Export Decline

Reading Time: 2 minutes 0.2% decrease in Québec’s international merchandise exports in October 2020 Québec’s seasonally adjusted international merchandise exports, in constant dollars, fell 0.2% in October 2020 compared to the previous month (+ 4.7% in September). With this decline, the level of exports in October was 7.6% below that of February.  The decline in October was mainly due to Read More…

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City of Toronto’s Empathy For the Homeless is “Warming”

Reading Time: 2 minutes City to open Warming Centres tonight to help those experiencing homelessness At 7 p.m., Tuesday night, the City of Toronto opened its four Warming Centres to give those who are vulnerable and may be experiencing homelessness an additional place to rest and access snacks, washroom facilities and referrals to emergency shelter. Warming Centres are traditionally Read More…

Canadian Government's $50 million Bailout For Broadcasting Sector
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Canadian Government’s $50 million Bailout For Broadcasting Sector

Reading Time: 2 minutes Broadcasters have been hard hit by COVID-19 pandemic, which has resulted in a reduction of advertising revenues. As announced in the Fall Economic Statement on November 30, the Canadian will provide additional relief to eligible television and radio stations by waiving Part II broadcasting licence fees in 2020-21, which are collected annually by the Canadian Radio-television Read More…

Prime Minister Ambrose Dlamini Dies at 52 From Coronavirus
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Prime Minister Ambrose Dlamini Dies at 52 From Coronavirus

Reading Time: < 1 minute The African Monarch of Eswatini mourns the passing of the nations youngest Prime Minister Eswatini Prime Minister Ambrose Dlamini died late Sunday morning in a South African hospital. The Prime Minister contracted COVID-19 four weeks ago and eventually succumbed to the virus. On October 27, 2018, King Mswati III announced in a gathering at the royal kraal Read More…

B.C Says "YEP" Are Creating Future Park Rangers
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B.C Says “YEP” Are Creating Future Park Rangers

Reading Time: 3 minutes “YEP” Youth Employment Program building strong leaders for the wildlife ecosystem. VICTORIA – Growing up in a small First Nations community in the Yukon, Kayla Williams’ grandmother encouraged her to go to university and pursue a career protecting wildlife and the environment. That has been the 27-year-old’s goal ever since she left the Kwanlin Dün First Read More…

Virtual Clinic Keeps Alberta's Indigenous Community Connected
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Virtual Clinic Keeps Alberta’s Indigenous Community Connected

Reading Time: 2 minutes Alberta Indigenous Virtual Care Clinic celebrates the successful launch with help from federal government. COVID-19 is impacting all aspects of our lives, from working from home to seeking medical help when needed. This is especially true for individuals in remote or isolated areas. As the pandemic continued to evolve, it was recognized that patients, in Read More…

Will Vaccine Injury Insurance Convince Canadians To Get Inoculated?
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Will Vaccine Injury Insurance Convince Canadians To Get Inoculated?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Health Canada provides insurance for COVID-19 Vaccine Vaccines are only approved in Canada after thorough and independent review of the scientific evidence. They are also closely monitored once on the market and can quickly be removed from market if safety concerns are identified. Notwithstanding the rigour of clinical trials and excellence in vaccine delivery, a Read More…

Africa's Open Boarder E-Visa's Key To Pandemic Recovery
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Africa’s Open Boarder E-Visa’s Key To Pandemic Recovery

Reading Time: 3 minutes 24 countries offer e-Visas reflecting 44% of the continent A record 54% of the continent is accessible for African visitors who no longer need a visa to travel or can get one on arrival; in 2020, The Gambia joins Seychelles and Benin in allowing visa-free access for all African travelers; 24 countries offer e-Visas reflecting 44% Read More…

Afghan Hits Second Wave of COVID-19
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Afghan Hits Second Wave of COVID-19

Reading Time: 2 minutes Afghan president provides extra pay incentives for COVID-19 frontline workers Afghan President Ashraf Ghani presided over an inter-governmental meeting this morning at the Presidential Palace to discuss efforts and recommendations of the Public Health Ministry in order to cope with the second wave of coronavirus and its aftermaths. Such meetings will be held twice a week, Read More…

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Alberta Finally Goes Into Lockdown After Record Setting Day Of COVID19 Infection

Reading Time: 2 minutes Over 1,700 Albertans infected with COVID-19 within 24 hours Alberta has the been the last Canadian Province to put in place strict COVID-19 measures as the rate of infections and deaths continue to Sky Rocket. In the last 24 hours, Alberta has reported over 1,700 new cases which is a clear indication of the lack Read More…

What is WHO Secret to Helping 100 Million People Quit Tobacco?
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What is WHO Secret to Helping 100 Million People Quit Tobacco?

Reading Time: 3 minutes 8 Million people die each year from smoking The World Health Organization (WHO) today launches a year-long global campaign for World No Tobacco Day 2021 – “Commit to Quit.”  The new WHO Quit Challenge on WhatsApp and publication “More than 100 reasons to quit tobacco” are being released today to mark the start of the campaign. The COVID-19 pandemic Read More…

New Brunswick Seniors Gets New Support Tool To Help With COVID-19
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New Brunswick Seniors Gets New Support Tool To Help With COVID-19

Reading Time: 2 minutes The new web site will provide seniors with information on COVID-19 and government and community services and programs FREDERICTON – In an effort to help seniors, their families and caregivers during the pandemic, the Department of Social Development has launched Social Supports NB, a user-friendly website that contains information on government and community programs and services Read More…

Canada's national COVID-19 positive rate down to 1%
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Canada’s COVID-19 Infection Rate Hits 408,921

Reading Time: 4 minutes Many provinces in Canada have gone into a full lockdown In lieu of a press conference, Chief Medical Officer Dr Theresa Tam issued the following statement. “As the resurgence of COVID-19 activity continues in Canada, we are tracking a range of epidemiological indicators to monitor where the disease is most active, where it is spreading and how Read More…

Nunavut Premier Makes Major Cabinet Shuffle
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Eight New Cases of COVID-19 Reported in Nunavut

Reading Time: < 1 minute COVID-19 cases in Nunavut dropping after the provinces first circuit breaker Iqaluit, Nunavut- Today, Nunavut has a total of 51 active cases of COVID-19 and 155 have recovered. The eight new cases have been identified in Arviat, bringing the community’s number of active cases in that region to 44. Contact tracing in all impacted communities Read More…

Quebec COVID-19 Cases Up 12%
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Quebec COVID-19 Cases Up 12%

Reading Time: 2 minutes Monitoring the evolution of the COVID-19 epidemic is now crucial in the second wave QUEBEC, Telbec / – The National Institute of Excellence in Health and Social Services (INESSS) Today maid available the most recent update of the two reports it produces on a weekly basis in support of decision-makers and managers the health and Read More…

Indigenous Leadership Omitted From COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force: Said MKO Grand Chief Settee
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Indigenous Leadership Omitted From COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force: Said MKO Grand Chief Settee

Reading Time: 3 minutes MKO wants to know why has no Indigenous leadership been invited to be part of Manitoba’s COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force? Grand Chief Garrison Settee states: First Nations throughout Manitoba have worked diligently throughout the pandemic to keep COVID-19 out of our communities. We knew that once COVID-19 came into our First Nations, the impacts would Read More…

Yukon Government Injects $1M Into Local Tourism
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Yukon Government Injects $1M Into Local Tourism

Reading Time: 2 minutes Additional relief funding available for tourism sector and non-profit organizations The the global pandemic has seen the demise of small businesses across Canada and has devastated several industries. Next to the hospitality industry, the tourism sector is on the brink of collapsing in most Canadian cities. The Yukon is one of Canada’s most Northern Territories Read More…

Visiting The Vet In COVID-19
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Visiting The Vet In COVID-19

Reading Time: 2 minutes Animals are often forgotten in the COVID-19 Pandemic Many of us have been putting off health and wellness appointments due to COVID-19, and a visit to the vet is no exception. While most veterinary offices across the country are now open for regular checkups and non-emergency care, some of us remain cautious about visiting – Read More…

Winnipeg Opens 138 Bed COVID-19 Alternative Isolation Site
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Winnipeg Opens 138 Bed COVID-19 Alternative Isolation Site

Reading Time: < 1 minute New Location to Help Protect Homeless Population from Massive Surge in COVID-19 Cases Manitoba’s Alternative Isolation Accommodation program is expanding to better protect Manitobans who need space to safely isolate due to COVID-19, including the addition of a 138-room site to primarily serve Winnipeg’s shelter population, Families Minister Heather Stefanson announced today. “We know the Read More…

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Canada’s Latest COVID-19 Updates

Reading Time: 3 minutes In lieu of an in-person update to the media, Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, issued the following update today: “As the resurgence of COVID-19 activity continues in Canada, we are tracking a range of epidemiological indicators to monitor where the disease is most active, where it is spreading and how it is impacting the Read More…

President Elect Biden Appoints Navajo Nation Dr Jill Jim To COVID-19 Advisory Board
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President Elect Biden Appoints Navajo Nation Dr Jill Jim To COVID-19 Advisory Board

Reading Time: 3 minutes Dr Jill Jim is a proud member of the Navajo Nation with decades of experience in Western and Indigenous medicine WASHINGTON – Today, President-elect Joe Biden announced new members of the Transition COVID-19 Advisory Board. The team of leading public health experts is helping President-elect Biden, Vice President-elect Harris, and the transition prepare to implement Read More…

At-risk groups To Receive Free Winter Supply Of Vitamin D
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At-risk groups To Receive Free Winter Supply Of Vitamin D

Reading Time: 2 minutes 2.7 million vulnerable individuals in England to be offered free winter supply of vitamin D by the government. More than 2.5 million vulnerable people across England will be offered free vitamin D supplements for the winter, the government has announced today (Saturday 28 November). All care homes will automatically receive a provision for their residents, Read More…

Health Canada Puts In Place New Measures To Prevent Drug Shortage
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Health Canada Puts In Place New Measures To Prevent Drug Shortage

Reading Time: < 1 minute Canada accounts for only 2% of the world drug purchases Drug shortages remain a global challenge and COVID-19 has increased demand for certain drugs, adding to the complexity of ensuring drug supply where it is needed. The Government of Canada remains steadfast in its efforts to ensure Canadians have access to the medications they need, Read More…

COVID19: A Catastrophe for Children in sub-Saharan Africa
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COVID19: A Catastrophe for Children in sub-Saharan Africa

Reading Time: 3 minutes Cash transfers can help mitigate the biggest crisis to affect children in Africa in decades Nairobi/ Dakar; The well-being of children in sub-Saharan Africa is under siege from all directions since the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic. The region is now suffering its first-ever economic recession, pushing about 50 million people into extreme poverty, a Read More…

Quebec Government Has Invested Close to $800M In The Tourism Industry
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Quebec Government Has Invested Close to $800M In The Tourism Industry

Reading Time: 3 minutes The additional investments are to support and stimulate tourism in the Montreal region QUEBEC, – On the occasion of the Strategic Forum on Tourism, organized as part of the Relançons MTL movement, the Minister of Tourism, Caroline Proulx, announced additional support $ 4.5 million to support the industry and promote tourism revival in the Montreal region. This investment Read More…

Manitoba Issued $390,000 in COVID-19 Fines
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Manitoba Issued $390,000 in COVID-19 Fines

Reading Time: 2 minutes Many of the fines come from the Steinbach illegal march held last week In total, the Manitoba Government has issued 79 warnings and 95 tickets were issued last week between Nov. 16 to 22, a significant increase from the week prior, when 54 warnings and 30 tickets were issued. This includes nine $5,000 tickets to Read More…

The Latest COVID-19 Update Across Canada
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The Latest COVID-19 Update Across Canada

Reading Time: 3 minutes Canada has been hit hard by the second wave of the pandemic, just as predicted As provinces do their best to cope with the rising cases of COVID-19, we’ll do our best to keep our readers updated on what is going on across the country. Yukon – Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley Read More…

COVID-19 Adverse Effects To Woman Entrepreneurs
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COVID-19 Adverse Effects To Woman Entrepreneurs

Reading Time: 3 minutes New MIWE Report Reveals How the COVID-19 Crisis Could Set Back a Generation of Women in Business Women across the world have been disproportionally impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic – a staggering 87% of women business owners say they have been adversely affected. Over representation in sectors hardest hit by the economic downturn, the pronounced Read More…

Canada Has 53,907 active cases across the country
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Canada Has 53,907 active cases across the country

Reading Time: 4 minutes Statement from the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada on November 22, 2020 As Canadian cities start to see a massive spike in COVID-19 cases, Prime Minister Trudeau is calling on the provinces to impose tighter restrictions. Provinces such as Ontario will go into a 28 day lockdown beginning Monday. In lieu of an in-person Read More…

Toronto Expands Outdoor Washrooms in Response to COVID-19
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Toronto Expands Outdoor Washrooms in Response to COVID-19

Reading Time: 2 minutes City of Toronto to more than double its supply of winter park washrooms Most of the Toronto’s park washrooms are not winterized. Given the resurgence of COVID-19 in Toronto and the increased need for access to outdoor space through the winter months, staff have determined that an additional 28 park washrooms can be kept open. Read More…

UN Sounding Alarm On Misuse Of Contact Tracing Data
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UN Sounding Alarm On Misuse Of Contact Tracing Data

Reading Time: 3 minutes UN Secretary-General warns of the potential threats from collecting data used for COVID-19 contact tracing The COVID-19 pandemic has become a global emergency, with devastating consequences in terms of loss of life and economic decline, and significantly hampering progress toward achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Poor and vulnerable communities are particularly imperiled by Read More…

Arviat Nunavut Now The COVID-19 Epicenter of the North
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Arviat Nunavut Now The COVID-19 Epicenter of the North

Reading Time: < 1 minute COVID-19 cases continue to rock the Canada’s Northern most territory Today, Nunavut has a total of 70 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19. An additional eight new cases have been identified in Arviat, bringing the community’s number of positive cases to 54. An additional two new cases have been confirmed in Rankin Inlet, bringing the community’s Read More…

British Columbia's COVID-19 Hits Alarming Levels
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British Columbia’s COVID-19 Hits Alarming Levels

Reading Time: 2 minutes British Columbia still does not have a mandatory provincial wide mask policy Today, B.C.’s Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s provincial health officer, and Adrian Dix, Minister of Health we are reporting 717 new cases of COVID-19, including one epi-linked case, for a total of 23,661 cases in British Columbia. There are 6,589 active cases of COVID-19 Read More…

China Donates US$ 1 Million Senegal To Fight Malnutrition
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China Donates US$ 1 Million Senegal To Fight Malnutrition

Reading Time: 2 minutes UNICEF Senegal Representative to the Chinese Ambassador to Senegal As part of the response to COVID-19, China has donated a US$1 million grant to Senegal to accelerate UNICEF’s efforts to improve the treatment of children suffering from severe malnutrition. Senegal is one of six countries receiving financial support within the framework of the China-UNICEF cooperation Read More…

Nunavut Premier Makes Major Cabinet Shuffle
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Nunavut Moves To Territory-Wide COVID-19 Lockdown

Reading Time: 2 minutes Nunavut becomes the first territory to move to a full lockdown COVID-19 restrictions Iqaluit, Nunavut, Beginning Wednesday, November 18, Nunavut will enter a mandatory, territory-wide restriction period for two weeks, in an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19. All non-essential services, businesses and organizations will be required to close and wherever possible, switch to Read More…

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Avoid Dental Emergencies During The COVID-19 Pandemic

Reading Time: 2 minutes Good dental hygiene can save you from ending up in an emergency room (NC) Good dental hygiene might not be an obvious priority during the pandemic, but that could quickly change if a painful cavity develops and in-person visits are no longer available.   Understanding that this isn’t the most normal of times, it’s important to control the Read More…

The Challenges Of Transporting & Storing The COVID-19 Vaccine
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The Challenges Of Transporting & Storing The COVID-19 Vaccine

Reading Time: 2 minutes Vaccination Transport and Storage System To Help The World Return To Normal GLASGOW, SCOTLAND, – British engineering firm The Progreso Group has utilized their expertise to create a modular vaccination transport and storage system to assist in the roll out of COVID-19 vaccines. The system will enable the effective transportation and storage of up to Read More…

Virginia Couple Sentenced For Running $6.6M COVID-19 Paycheck Scam
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Virginia Couple Sentenced For Running $6.6M COVID-19 Paycheck Scam

Reading Time: 2 minutes The couple could face up to 20 years in prison ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Tarik Jaafar has been sentenced to 12 months in prison and two years of supervised release for defrauding the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), a federal initiative designed to help businesses pay their employees and meet their basic expenses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More…

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President Elect Biden Meets With COVID-19 Transition Task Force

Reading Time: 2 minutes The incoming administration will use science to guide its COVID-19 national strategy US, President Elect Biden met with the co-chairs of the transition COVID-19 Advisory Board, Dr. Vivek Murthy, Dr. David Kessler, and Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith.  The President Elect was briefed on the accelerating public health crisis. The facts they presented were alarming. The country Read More…

COVID-19 Case Confirmed in Arviat Nunavut
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COVID-19 Case Confirmed in Arviat Nunavut

Reading Time: 2 minutes Canada’s Northern Territories have been good at flattening the COVID-19 Curve. COVID-19 case have been very low in the Canada’s Northern Territories due to their remoteness. Today, Dr. Michael Patterson, Nunavut’s Chief Public Health Officer, has confirmed a new case of COVID-19, in Arviat. “The individual is currently outside the territory, is isolating and doing Read More…

Russia Was Right! Russian COVID-19 Vaccine Sputnik V 92% Effective
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Russia Was Right! Russian COVID-19 Vaccine Sputnik V 92% Effective

Reading Time: 3 minutes Sputnik V, Moves to Phase III Clinical Trials in the Russian Federation and around the world MOSCOW- The National Research Center for Epidemiology (N.F. Gamaleya) and the (RDIF, Russia’s sovereign wealth fund), announce that the Sputnik V vaccine, the world’s first registered vaccine against coronavirus (registered on the 11th of August under the emergency use authorization Read More…

Biden Names COVID-19 Transition Team
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Biden Names COVID-19 Transition Team

Reading Time: 2 minutes Biden will focus on empowering scientists and providing them with the resources to protect Americans President Elect Biden has announced a dozen of the country’s top scientists will lead his COVID-19 task force. President Elect Biden has tapped former Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy to head the task force. Added to the team is former Read More…

Saskatchewan Unemployment Rate Lowest In Canada
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Saskatchewan Unemployment Rate Lowest In Canada

Reading Time: < 1 minute Saskatchewan’s October unemployment rate across Canada has been the lowest even with COVID-19 According to Statistics Canada’s Labour Force Survey released today, for the third consecutive month, Saskatchewan has the lowest unemployment rate in Canada. Saskatchewan’s unemployment rate improved to 6.4 per cent in October, the lowest among the provinces (seasonally adjusted), and well below Read More…

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Ford Government Investing $15.2 Billion to Support COVID-19 Healthcare

Reading Time: 4 minutes Funding Will Improve Access to Care for People throughout the Ottawa Area and across Ontario OTTAWA ― The Ontario government is investing nearly $45 million to create up to 254 more beds in hospitals and alternative health facilities in Ottawa, including nearly $18 million to address ambulance offload times in Ottawa and the hiring of Read More…

Saskatchewan Reports 74 New Cases of COVID-19
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Saskatchewan Reports 74 New Cases of COVID-19

Reading Time: 2 minutes Majority of Saskatchewan’s COVID-19 cases are a result of mass gatherings Saskatchewan’s Provincial government reported 74 new cases of COVID-19 today, bringing the provincial total to date to 3,292 cases. The new cases are located in the Far North West (1), North West (5), North Central (22), North East (1), Saskatoon (18), Central West (1), Central East Read More…

NY States Among First to Provide Rapid Test Kits to Schools
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NY States Among First to Provide Rapid Test Kits to Schools

Reading Time: 3 minutes New York State Will Provide Rapid Test Kits for Schools Wishing to Participate  New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo released guidelines for schools to reopen in red and orange micro-cluster zones in order to help keep schools in focus areas open to in-person instruction. The guidelines require mass testing in schools before they reopen followed Read More…

Ford Government Commits 766 Hospital Beds For COVID-19
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Ford Government Commits 766 Hospital Beds For COVID-19

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Ford Government has already committed $30 Billion to fight the COVID-19 Pandemic BRAMPTON ― The Ontario government is providing $116.5 million to create up to 766 more beds at 32 hospitals and alternate health facilities across the province. The funding is in addition to the $2.8 billion the province is providing in the government’s Read More…

Premier Horgan Extends COVID-19 State of Emergency
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Premier Horgan Extends COVID-19 State of Emergency

Reading Time: 2 minutes B.C’s state of emergency will allow crucial government funds to continue to flow in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. VICTORIA – The Province of British Columbia has formally extended the provincial state of emergency, allowing health and emergency management officials to continue to use extraordinary powers under the Emergency Program Act to support the Read More…

Regina Transit Expands Free Mask Distribution to Riders
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Regina Transit Expands Free Mask Distribution to Riders

Reading Time: 2 minutes Regina is one of the few Canadian Cities providing free masks for transit riders Starting Monday, October 19, Regina Transit will expand its mask distribution program so that passengers can mask up to keep COVID-19 numbers in Regina down. To date, Regina Transit has already distributed almost 4,500 disposable masks to customers to help transition Read More…

Ontario Hiring Hundreds More COVID-19 Contact Tracers and Case Managers
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Ontario Hiring Hundreds More COVID-19 Contact Tracers

Reading Time: 3 minutes Up to 600 More Contact Tracers will help Track and Isolate New Cases of COVID-19 Across Ontario TORONTO — The Ontario government is taking immediate action to expand case and contact management to help track, trace and isolate new cases of COVID-19. The province has hired 100 new contact tracers, many of whom are starting Read More…

Trump Super Spreader Tour Rolls Into Florida
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Trump Super Spreader Tour Rolls Into Florida

Reading Time: < 1 minute Over 7,000 people packed like sardines to hear Trump speak at his super spreader event “I feel so powerful, I’ll walk into that audience. I’ll walk in there, I’ll kiss everyone in that audience. I’ll kiss the guys and the beautiful women and the — everybody. I’ll just give everybody a big, fat kiss.” Said Read More…

COVID-19 Has Forced Banks to Change Their Future Banking Strategy
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COVID-19 Has Forced Banks to Change Their Future Banking Strategy

Reading Time: 3 minutes The banking industry faces a watershed moment, with banks accelerating plans to digitally transform LONDON- Marqeta, the global modern card issuing platform, today released a report that examines how banks intend to change their strategies in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the findings, COVID-19 has had a significant impact on almost all (96%) Read More…

Winnipeg Police Officer Tests Positive for COVID-19
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Winnipeg Police Officer Tests Positive for COVID-19

Reading Time: < 1 minute Contact tracing to see who has been in contact with the officer is being completed A member of the Winnipeg Police Service has advised they have tested positive for COVID-19. The officer works in the Service Centre at the downtown Headquarters Building at 245 Smith Street. The Service Centre is where the public report crimes Read More…

Mandatory Masks required in NWT airport terminal buildings
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Mandatory Masks required in NWT airport terminal buildings

Reading Time: 2 minutes Only passengers, staff and flight crew will be allowed in airport terminal Effective October 13, 2020, travellers and employees will be required to wear a mask while inside Northwest Territories (NWT) airport terminal buildings. Until this requirement comes into effect, the public is still encouraged to wear masks within our airport facilities. As passenger traffic Read More…

Quebec issues provincial wide stay-at-home order do to COVID-19
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Quebec issues provincial wide stay-at-home order due to COVID-19

Reading Time: 2 minutes Quebec has now become the epicenter for COVID-19 infections Another day another record-setting amount of COVID-19 cases recorded in Quebec. The Eastern province has recorded it’s another consecutive day of COVID-19 cases surpassing a thousand cases. Quebec is now in a provincial wide stay at home lockdown order issued by the provinces Health Minister. In Read More…

Trump back at the White House, No Mask Needed
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Trump back at the White House, No Mask Needed

Reading Time: 2 minutes Trump’s refusal to wear a mask underscores his ability to handle the coronavirus US President Donald Trump re-entered the White House late Monday evening after being discharged from Walter Reed Military Hospital. According to several sources, the President’s discharge was premature and despite having the world’s best physicians treating him, they would have preferred the Read More…

Trump's COVID-19 Drive-by draws widespread condemnation
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Trump’s COVID-19 Drive-by draws widespread condemnation

Reading Time: 2 minutes Trump is making a mockery of his COVID-19 treatment at the Walter Reed Hospital US President Donald Trump’s drive-by stunt outside of Walter Reed hospital is drawing widespread condemnation for not taking the coronavirus seriously and putting the lives of the very people trying to protect him at risk In the middle of his treatment, Read More…

COVID-19 Extended Benefits Receives Royal Assent
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COVID-19 Extended Benefits Receives Royal Assent

Reading Time: 3 minutes Canadians affected by the COVID-19 pandemic will have benefits extended for up to 22 weeks Throughout the pandemic, the Government of Canada has always put the health and well-being of Canadians first. Beginning last spring, the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) has helped almost 9 million Canadians and their families make ends meet and stay Read More…

Yukons economy poised for growth in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic
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Yukons economy poised for growth in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic

Reading Time: 2 minutes The economy remains resilient as supports for Yukoners continue Yukon Premier and Finance Minister Sandy Silver tabled the 2020–21 First Supplementary Estimates in the Legislative Assembly. The $92.2 million supplementary budget Bill includes an increase of $95.9 million in Operations and Maintenance spending and a decrease of $3.7 million in gross capital expenditures. A total Read More…

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Canada’s COVID-19 exposure notification app now available in Manitoba

Reading Time: 2 minutes Manitoba becomes the latest promise to sign onto the COVID-19 APP as daily coronavirus rates increase. Over the past months, Canadians have been following public health advice and doing their part to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. As we continue to deal with the health and economic impacts of the pandemic, we need to Read More…

Entrepreneurs Create Sanitizing Wristband To Help Fight COVID-19
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Entrepreneurs Create Sanitizing Wristband To Help Fight COVID-19

Reading Time: 2 minutes Sanitizing wristbands are news tools being used in the fight against COVID-19 New York-based company FreeBand has successfully launched the very first-hand sanitizer wristband within the world. The revolutionary bands are fashionable, refillable and effective at allowing people to access hand sanitizer anywhere. FreeBand was originally created in response to the coronavirus’ impact on the Read More…

Trudeau co-chairs 2nd high-level COVID-19 Economic recovery conference
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Trudeau co-chairs 2nd high-level COVID-19 Economic recovery conference

Reading Time: 2 minutes The conference of world leaders is another important step towards sustaining the worlds economies Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Andrew Holness, Prime Minister of Jamaica along with United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, hosted there second High-Level event on Financing for Development in the Era of COVID‑19 and Beyond. “Global cooperation is crucial to protect Read More…

New National Safety Council Report Finds 39 States Need to Do More to Protect Residents from COVID-19
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New National Safety Council Report Finds 39 States Need to Do More to Protect Residents from COVID-19

Reading Time: 2 minutes Leading nonprofit safety advocate urges leaders to prioritize safety above all else A new National Safety Council report reveals 39 states did not go far enough to protect residents from the century’s biggest threat to safety. Despite COVID-19 claiming more lives than accidental drug overdoses, motor vehicle crashes and falls combined, the State of Response: State Actions to Address the Read More…