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Vincenzo Morello

Health

First Nations in Manitoba to receive initial shipment of COVID-19 vaccine

First Nations in Manitoba will receive the first shipment of the Moderna vaccine for COVID-19 according to a statement from Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister. Starting on Thursday, Manitoba will be sending 5,300 doses of the Moderna vaccine to support the »

Health

Ontario launches new testing program at Toronto Pearson International Airport

The Province of Ontario launched a new COVID-19 testing program on Wednesday at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport for international travellers in order to quickly identify and stop the spread of the virus. According to a press release from the Ontario »

Health

Vaccination of federal inmates in Canada to begin Friday

Older and medically vulnerable inmates in federal prisons across Canada will begin being vaccinated on Friday, according to an announcement on Wednesday from Correctional Service Canada (CSC).  In a press release, the CSC said that they expect to vaccinate about »

Society

Toronto enacts new measures to stop spread of COVID-19 in workplaces

Toronto will begin reporting workplace outbreaks of COVID-19, according to an announcement from Toronto Mayor John Tory on Monday afternoon. In a news conference, Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health Dr. Eileen de Villa explained that starting on Monday, Toronto Public »

Health, Society

Experts call for stronger protection against airborne transmission of COVID-19

A group of experts concerned about the rising number of cases and hospitalizations due to the COVID-19 pandemic is calling on provincial and federal health officials to recognize the airborne transmission of the virus.  In an open letter released on »

Society

British Columbia government allows NHL to play in province for upcoming season

The British Columbia government has allowed the National Hockey League (NHL) to play games in the province for the upcoming 2021 season. In a tweet from Sunday, British Columbia Premier John Horgan said that he spoke with Vancouver Canucks owner »

Society

Deo brand gives $1 million to North American women hockey players

In order to keep women’s hockey going during the tough times caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the deodorant brand Secret has committed $1 million to the Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association (PWHPA). The funding is the largest corporate commitment ever »

Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Royal Canadian Legion to launch tap-enabled donation boxes

This year Canadians are going to have a new way to donate and wear poppies during the run up to Remembrance Day on Nov. 11. The Royal Canadian Legion partnered with the HSBC Bank Canada in order to create a »

Economy, Society

WestJet to refund customers with flights cancelled due to pandemic

WestJet will start giving refunds to customers with flights cancelled from any time due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On Nov. 2, WestJet is going to contact eligible customers, starting with those with flights that were cancelled at the beginning of »

Society

Over 13,500 health-care worker in Quebec infected during first wave of pandemic

Health-care workers in Quebec who faced the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic were more vulnerable to contracting the virus than the rest of the population, according to a report released by the Institut national de santé publique du Québec »