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Canada launches COVID-19 tracking app — but only in Ontario

Canada launches COVID 19 tracking app — but only in Ontario  - coronavirus canada

The federal government launched its coronavirus exposure notification app in Ontario on Friday after weeks of delay. The ‘COVID Alert’ app aims to help mitigate the spread of the coronavirus in Canada by notifying a user when they have been in close contact with another user who tested positive for the virus. The government describes […]

Allowing Canadians to drink in public parks may help slow coronavirus spread: experts – National

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As bars, restaurants and house parties continue to play significant roles in spreading COVID-19, some infectious disease experts in Canada think it’s time to offer a safer alternative to drinking in public. Cracking a cold one in a park may be a good substitution, they say, if only it wasn’t illegal throughout most of the […]

NHL returns after months-long hiatus due to coronavirus pandemic

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By Staff The Canadian Press Posted July 28, 2020 6:50 am     Updated July 28, 2020 7:02 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ HNHL hockey returns Tuesday after a months-long hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Montreal Canadiens are in Toronto to take on […]

Feds should invest $50B in green projects to help post-coronavirus economy: experts – National

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When the time comes for Canada to turn its attention to post-pandemic stimulus, a group of finance and policy experts says Ottawa needs to invest heavily in green infrastructure projects, including energy-efficient buildings, to secure an economic recovery with staying power. The Task Force for a Resilient Recovery was struck independent of government in May, […]

Concerns surround American students returning to Canadian schools amid COVID-19

1595268569 Concerns surround American students returning to Canadian schools amid COVID 19  - coronavirus canada

Post-secondary students from the pandemic-riven United States are getting ready to go back to school in Canada — a rite of passage that’s causing more anxiety than usual for parents and front-line university workers alike in the age of COVID-19. At Montreal’s McGill University, some employees are growing worried the school prepares to welcome foreign […]

Bank of Canada to make interest rate announcement amid coronavirus pandemic – National

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By Staff The Canadian Press Posted July 15, 2020 8:00 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The Bank of Canada will make its latest interest rate announcement Wednesday and update its outlook for the economy. The central bank’s key interest rate has been at 0.25 per […]

Public health warns of coronavirus risk at bars amid Montreal outbreaks – Montreal

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Canadians who are looking to meet friends and family at a bar should consider the risk factors of contracting the coronavirus, deputy chief public health officer Dr. Howard Njoo said Tuesday. “A risk factor in terms of getting together in a bar… is alcohol. And after one or two drinks, people might feel less inhibited,” […]

‘It’s a death trap’: Families horrified by lack of air conditioning in long-term care homes

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Nick Puopolo’s 85-year-old mother is bedridden in a long-term care facility in Vaughan, Ont. During the heat wave that hit southern Ontario last week, he said his mother was stuck in a room without a fan or air conditioner. He called her living condition a “death trap.” Read more: Ontario Premier Doug Ford blasts long-term […]

More calls to 811, long lines after officials tell Montreal bargoers to test for COVID-19 – Montreal

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Montrealers who have decided to go out to bars since they reopened in the city June 22 may have been caught off guard Saturday, when Public Health officials announced they want everyone who has been to a bar in Montreal since July 1 to get tested for COVID-19. Related News “In order to get in […]

Many seniors don’t own a smartphone. Experts say it might be a ‘gap’ in tracking apps – National

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As Canada steadies its coronavirus cases, contact tracing is quickly becoming the backbone of control and containment. A federally backed tracing app is on the horizon, and experts have said that about a 60 per cent participation rate is needed in order for it to be truly helpful for tracking the spread of the virus. Since […]