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Walmart Canada mandates masks and face coverings in all stores

Walmart Canada is requiring all of its customers and staff to wear a mask or face covering at all of their stores starting on Aug. 12, according to a statement the company released Friday, Walmart Canada said that Health Canada »


Medical experts in Ontario release guidelines for reopening schools

A group of experts led by SickKids, a hospital for sick children in Toronto, have developed and released a set of guidelines for reopening of schools in Ontario this September amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The guidelines, which were released in »

Health, Society

Prince Edward Island to host Canadian Premier League season

The Canadian Premier League (CPL) announced on Wednesday that its 2020 season will be held in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island starting next month.  According to an announcement from the league’s commissioner David Clanachan, the CPL will play what they are »


Just for Laughs to hold virtual festival this fall

Montreal’s Just for Laughs and its French festival, Juste pour rire, will hold virtual interactive festivals this fall due to disruptions caused by COVID-19, according to a press release from the Just for Laughs group on Tuesday. “With no precise »


British Columbia implementing regulations on vape products this summer

The British Columbia government announced Monday that it is implementing a set of regulations on the sale and marketing of vape products by the end of the summer. The regulations, which are based on the province’s vaping action plan announced »


Some Quebecers to be allowed to work in offices starting this weekend

Quebec’s Labour Minister Jean Boulet announced on Wednesday that the Quebec government is allowing businesses in the private sector to bring up to 25 per cent of their workforce back into offices starting this Saturday. The Quebec government suggested prioritizing »

Health, Society

Canadian police leaders call for public health approach for illicit drug use

The Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) recommended on Thursday that police agencies across the country recognize substance abuse and addiction as a public health issue, and that the federal government decriminalize the personal possession of illicit drugs. The »

Economy, Health

Quebec government releases new regulations for bars and clubs amid pandemic

The Quebec government is imposing a new set of regulations on bars and clubs, effective on Friday, according to an announcement from Quebec’s Health Minister Christian Dubé. Under the new regulations, the last call for alcoholic beverages will need to »


Report from top Toronto doctor recommends mandatory masks indoors

Toronto’s medical officer of health Dr. Eileen de Villa and Toronto Mayor John Tory recommended that Toronto’s city council make masks and face coverings mandatory in indoor public spaces to limit the spread of COVID-19, in a press conference today. »


Twenty-six NHL players tests positive for COVID-19 since June 8

The National Hockey League (NHL) announced yesterday that 26 of its players have tested positive for COVID-19 since on June 8, the start of the NHL’s Phase 2 of their safe return to play plan. Since the beginning of Phase »