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

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

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  - Health

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 […]

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

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

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 […]

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

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

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 […]

Slow ambulance response may have played role in man’s death, Quebec coroner says – Montreal

1596159547 Slow ambulance response may have played role in mans death  - Health

A Quebec coroner says the death of a young man who waited 21 minutes for an ambulance could have possibly been avoided had help arrived sooner. Hugo St-Onge, a 24-year-old paramedic, died in December 2017 after developing convulsions at his girlfriend’s house in Levis, just south of Quebec City. His girlfriend called 911, but St-Onge had […]

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  - Health

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 […]

New Brunswick announces that it will open border to Quebec communities for day trips

1596133833 New Brunswick announces that it will open border to Quebec  - Health

The New Brunswick government announced on Thursday that it is opening its border to a limited group of Quebec residents for day trips. The province says that starting on Aug. 1, residents of Avignon Municipal Regional County, Listuguj First Nation and the Témiscouata Municipal Regional County will be allowed to enter the province for day […]

SAQ closes three branches in the Laurentians due to COVID-19 outbreak – Montreal

1593552666 SAQ computers hacked personal data of employees consulted Montreal  - Health

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted July 29, 2020 9:20 pm     Updated July 30, 2020 3:04 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ An outbreak of COVID-19 among employees has forced the Société des alcools du Québec (SAQ) to close three branches in the Laurentian […]

Mask debate reaches peak in U.S. Congress after member tests positive for coronavirus – National

Mask debate reaches peak in US Congress after member tests  - Health

Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Capitol officials issued broad new mask requirements Wednesday after a Republican member of Congress tested positive for the coronavirus. The member, Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert, often shunned wearing masks and was known to vote without one. Pelosi announced Wednesday evening that all members will be required to wear a mask when […]

Coronavirus exposures detected on two new flights through Vancouver

Coronavirus exposures detected on two new flights through Vancouver  - Health

Health officials are notifying the public about new coronavirus exposures on two flights through Vancouver International Airport (YVR). Both flights took place over the weekend. July 24: Air Canada Flight 311, Montreal to Vancouver, rows 1-4 and 12-14 July 26: Air Canada flight 007, Vancouver to Hong Kong, rows 22-28 People in the affected rows […]