Chat with us, powered by LiveChat

Tag Archives: Coronavirus

Coronavirus: Quebec reports 164 new cases, 1 death linked to virus

Coronavirus Quebec reports 164 new cases 1 death linked to  - Coronavirus

Quebec is reporting 164 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Friday, bringing the provincial total since the start of the pandemic to 59,312. The number of patients requiring hospitalization dropped below the 200 mark to 189 — a decrease of 19 in the last 24 hours. Of those, 15 patients are in an intensive […]

BC Hydro has ‘serious concerns’ over Site C project budget due to COVID-19 costs and delays

1596214374 BC Hydro has ‘serious concerns over Site C project budget  - Coronavirus

BC Hydro has serious concerns about the schedule, scope, and budget of the Site C Dam project and is classifying the health of the construction of the mega-dam as “red”. In a letter to the B.C. Utilities Commissioner, BC Hydro CEO Chris O’Riley says pandemic related delays will continue to present cost pressures on the […]

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

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

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 […]

Ontario reports 134 new coronavirus cases, 3 deaths; total cases at 39,209

1596207064 Ontario reports 134 new coronavirus cases 3 deaths total cases  - Coronavirus

Ontario reported 134 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Friday, bringing the provincial total to 39,209. Friday’s case count is a considerable increase after seeing case numbers below 100 for the last two days. The death toll in the province has risen to 2,775, as three new deaths were reported. Meanwhile, 35,074 Ontarians have recovered […]

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

1596192456 Allowing Canadians to drink in public parks may help slow  - Coronavirus

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 […]

City of Montreal touts success of ‘sanitary corridors,’ critics disagree – Montreal

1596188811 City of Montreal touts success of ‘sanitary corridors critics disagree  - Coronavirus

Pedestrian zones like the one on Wellington Street in Verdun are part of an experiment announced months ago by the Plante administration. It was implemented in an effort to give citizens more room to manoeuvre while maintaining a safe distance from one another, after the COVID-19 lockdown. The new corridors — which also include ones […]

Coronavirus: Mask-wearing now mandatory at Vancouver Art Gallery – BC

1596185161 Coronavirus Mask wearing now mandatory at Vancouver Art Gallery BC  - Coronavirus

Six weeks after it reopened amid COVID-19, the Vancouver Art Gallery says it will now require visitors to wear a mask when browsing its collection. The mandatory requirement comes into effect on Friday. Visitors can also opt for a face shield if they prefer. Read more: No plans for ‘heavy-handed’ mandatory mask policy, says B.C.’s […]

NBA returns with players, coaches, refs kneeling during national anthem – National

1596163192 NBA returns with players coaches refs kneeling during national anthem  - Coronavirus

Black players were next to white players. Coaches from one team were next to their compatriots from the opposing side. Many locked arms with the man next to them, some shut their eyes tightly, a few including LeBron James briefly raising a fist into the air or pointing skyward. The NBA had a strong, powerful […]

Coronavirus: Number of Kelowna cases rises to 130 with new counting method

1596155906 Coronavirus Number of Kelowna cases rises to 130 with new  - Coronavirus

As expected, the number of coronavirus cases linked to Kelowna has risen. On Wednesday, Interior Health announced that it would be using a new counting method when it came to the number of cases linked to the Kelowna cluster during the Canada Day weekend. And on Thursday, Interior Health said there were now 130 cases, […]

New Toronto data shows how racialized, lower-income communities being hit hard by coronavirus

1596152230 New Toronto data shows how racialized lower income communities being hit  - Coronavirus

Stark new data from Toronto Public Health shows racialized and lower-income communities in the city are being disproportionately affected by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. “There is growing evidence in North America and beyond that racialized people and people living in lower-income households are more likely to be affected by COVID-19 infection,” Dr. Eileen de Villa […]