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COVID-19 tracing app: Only 5 per cent reporting their infection in Ontario

Canada’s national COVID-19 tracing app has been downloaded over 4.5 million times across Canada though the provinces of British Columbia and Alberta have not accepted the federal app so far. Alberta at present has its own app called AB Trace »

Health, Politics, Society

Canada poised to surpass 200,000 COVID-19 cases

Canada is poised to reach 200,000 COVID-19 cases, surpassing another symbolic milestone as the country battles the second wave of the pandemic. There have been 198,148 cases of COVID-19, including 9,760 deaths reported in Canada, the country’s Chief Public Health »

Economy, Society

Canadian businesses worry about surviving pandemic’s second wave: survey

Nearly a third (31 per cent) of small- and medium-sized Canadian business owners worry they don’t have enough money or access to credit to survive another significant economic downturn caused by the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to »

International, Politics

Canada-U.S. border to remain closed until Nov. 21

Canada and the U.S. are extending travel restrictions on their mutual land border until at least Nov. 21, Public Safety Minister Bill Blair said Monday. “Our decisions will continue to be based on the best public health advice available to »

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 »

Sports

U Sports cancels winter championships due to pandemic

U Sports, the national brand of university sports in Canada, has cancelled its 2021 winter national championships due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  According to an announcement from U Sports on Thursday, the women’s and men’s championships in hockey, basketball, »

Society, Sports

Skate Canada International 2020 Grand Prix cancelled due to COVID-19

The 2020 Skate Canada International Grand Prix, which was scheduled for Oct. 30 and 31 in Ottawa, has been canceled due to the current rise in COVID-19 cases within the province. The event was scheduled to happen with no spectators »

Economy, Society

WestJet slashes service to Eastern Canada

Canada’s second largest airline announced Wednesday that it’s slashing service to Eastern Canada due to declining revenues caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Calgary-based WestJet said it will be indefinitely suspending operations to Moncton, Fredericton, Sydney and Charlottetown while significantly reducing »

Health, Politics, Society

It’s time for conversation on harmonizing long-term care, says Trudeau

The federal government is ready to work with the provinces and territories to develop national standards on long-term care, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Tuesday. Under the Canadian constitution, health care is a provincial jurisdiction and the federal government plays »

Health, Politics, Society

COVID-19: ‘Please stay home,’ Quebec tells citizens

With the number of hospitalizations due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Quebec steadily growing each day, provincial authorities once again pleaded with Quebecers on Wednesday to reduce their social interactions and limit their outings to work and shopping for daily »