COVID-19 cases jump in Manitoba, more than 40 health-care workers sent home to self-isolate

COVID-19 cases jump in Manitoba, more than 40 health-care workers sent home to self-isolate

More than 40 health-care workers at a Winnipeg hospital have been sent home to self-isolate after two staff tested positive for COVID-19 Health officials also reported that nine residents at a nursing home in Gimli, Man. have developed symptoms of...
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Many of Calgary's homeless prefer sleeping outdoors to limit risk of catching COVID-19

Many of Calgary's homeless prefer sleeping outdoors to limit risk of catching COVID-19

Many of Calgary’s homeless have found something they fear more than not having a bed to sleep in at night - catching the COVID-19 virus. A walk through Calgary’s downtown with a homeless outreach group on a drizzly night found clusters of people, ...
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Ford urges Ontarians to get tested

Ford urges Ontarians to get tested

Premier Doug Ford says anyone who wants a COVID-19 test should go get one, with no fear of being turned away. It is a change of messaging from previous weeks when only those with symptoms were told to go to an assessment centre.
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B.C. top doctor calls for federal help with quarantined travellers

B.C. top doctor calls for federal help with quarantined travellers

B.C.'s top doctor says province has enough public health teams doing contact tracing but "strongly" encourages feds to help ensure international travellers follow quarantine plans.
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Alberta opens up more businesses as COVID-19 cases decline

Alberta opens up more businesses as COVID-19 cases decline

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says as of Monday restaurants and hair salons in Calgary and Brooks can open their doors. Shop opening in those two cities was delayed last week due to high COVID-19 case numbers, but Kenney says new statistics show it...
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Quebec's public health director fears people relaxing COVID-19 health measures

Quebec's public health director fears people relaxing COVID-19 health measures

Dr. Horacio Arruda says he has concerns about Quebecers letting their guard down and not respecting public health rules as the weather gets better and the province moves to gradually reopen certain activities. Arruda says they want to Quebecers to...
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Ford praises random COVID testing program, promises expanded access

Ford praises random COVID testing program, promises expanded access

Premier Doug Ford is asking provincial health officials to deliver a plan for expanded testing next week, but in the meantime is praising the Windsor-Essex health unit for forging ahead with a new strategy that includes drive-thru spot testing. Fo...
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Canada needs Parliament fully functional in pandemic crisis, Scheer says

Canada needs Parliament fully functional in pandemic crisis, Scheer says

Parliament can have fewer MPs in the House of Commons chamber, says Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, but it needs more activity than three-times-a-week sittings of a special body that's only supposed to talk about COVID-19. The country has other...
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Provinces need comparable data on COVID-19, Trudeau says, with no details yet

Provinces need comparable data on COVID-19, Trudeau says, with no details yet

More than a week after talking about launching a nationwide plan to improve testing, contact-tracing and data-sharing to control COVID-19, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau repeated Friday why such a strategy is important. But so far, the federal gove...
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No promise of federal inquiry into N.S. shootings from Trudeau

No promise of federal inquiry into N.S. shootings from Trudeau

More than a month after one man went on a shooting rampage in Nova Scotia and killed 22 people, the province is waiting for word on whether the federal government will call a public inquiry into warnings about the gunman and how he continued his a...
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Second wave could come in with the flu this fall: health officer

Second wave could come in with the flu this fall: health officer

B.C. provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry says there's a potential for COVID-19 to spread rapidly again in a second wave of infection. She says the virus hasn't left B.C. and chances are that it will come back during the cold and flu season....
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Pandemic highlights need for public toilets: experts

Pandemic highlights need for public toilets: experts

Experts and advocates say the COVID-19 pandemic is highlighting the need for more public toilets in communities across Canada.
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Quebec gives green light to day camps

Quebec gives green light to day camps

The Quebec government will allow day camps to reopen on June 22 with physical distancing measures in place. Premier Francois Legault says that means kids will be in smaller groups and will be required to keep a two-metre distance during the day. L...
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Off-reserve Indigenous groups to share $75M more in federal support

Off-reserve Indigenous groups to share $75M more in federal support

The federal government is hiking payments to agencies serving Indigenous people who live in cities and off reserves to help them through the COVID-19 pandemic. Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller says the money will assist with everything fro...
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Feds still ready to help with testing and contact tracing of COVID-19 cases: PM

Feds still ready to help with testing and contact tracing of COVID-19 cases: PM

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Ottawa and the provinces are still working out how to combine forces on a national strategy for improving COVID-19 testing and tracing the contacts of people infected with the novel coronavirus. He says some prov...
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Ford asks health officials for new testing plan

Ford asks health officials for new testing plan

Premier Doug Ford says he has asked health officials to deliver a plan for expanded testing next week, after Ontario's levels have sharply dropped in recent days. Ontario completed 10,506 tests in the previous day, marking a fourth straight day th...
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Customers navigate new norms in retail

Customers navigate new norms in retail

As retailers begin to re-open nationwide after months of shutdown during the COVID-19 pandemic, a few more steps are being added to the customer's shopping experience.
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B.C. politicians to use technology to go back to the legislature amid COVID

B.C. politicians to use technology to go back to the legislature amid COVID

British Columbia Premier John Horgan says the legislature will sit next month but it won't look anything like it has before as they prepare to protect politicians from COVID-19. Horgan says there will be a heavy use of technology that could even a...
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Manitoba raises COVID-19 crowd limit

Manitoba raises COVID-19 crowd limit

The Manitoba government is raising its 10-person cap on public gatherings, starting Friday. Health officials say they’re doing it because the province’s pandemic numbers remain low, but they caution this doesn’t mean a return to normal and precaut...
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Family of Snowbirds crash victim says she died in mission ‘designed for her’

Family of Snowbirds crash victim says she died in mission ‘designed for her’

Capt. Jennifer Casey died while supporting a mission that seemed “designed for her,'' her family said Wednesday. In a statement read by honorary Lt.-Col. Corrine MacLellan, Casey's family said the Snowbirds' cross-country tour aimed to reassure Ca...
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Canada gets less snow than it used to: study

Canada gets less snow than it used to: study

It may not feel like it the morning after a blizzard, but Canada gets less snow than it used to.
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Quebec says limited outdoor gatherings permitted starting Friday

Quebec says limited outdoor gatherings permitted starting Friday

Quebecers will be allowed to host outdoor gatherings of up to 10 people, from a maximum of three families, as long as they keep a two-metre distance from one another. Private health care centres such as dentist offices across the province — and ha...
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Alberta boosts COVID screening for international arrivals

Alberta boosts COVID screening for international arrivals

Alberta is ramping up COVID-19 screening for international travellers to reduce the spread of the infection. Premier Jason Kenney says starting immediately, international arrivals at airports will get a temperature check and must provide details o...
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Canadian health authorities move to recommending masks in anti-COVID-19 effort

Canadian health authorities move to recommending masks in anti-COVID-19 effort

After once advising against wearing masks to fight COVID-19, Dr. Theresa Tam has moved to saying it's a possibility and now to recommending that Canadians use non-medical masks to contain their own particles if they can't be sure of keeping safe d...
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Shutdown measures could return if COVID cases jump: Ford

Shutdown measures could return if COVID cases jump: Ford

Premier Doug Ford says he has not ruled out halting the province's reopening if cases of COVID-19 surge in the coming weeks. Ford urged people to practice physical distancing even as more stores reopen.
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