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Masks now mandatory for middle and secondary school student in British Columbia

Masks are now mandatory for all middle and secondary school students across British Columbia in all indoor settings, according to new health and safety guidelines announced by the province on Thursday. However there will be some exceptions to the new »

Economy, Society

City of Toronto likely to extend bylaws to reduce spread of COVID-19

Toronto, Canada’s largest city, appears likely to extend temporary bylaws that mandate masks in indoor spaces as well and physical distancing measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. In a report that will go to Toronto city council next week, »

Politics, Society

Quebec introducing fines for people who refuse to wear masks

The Quebec government will begin giving out fines to people who refuse to wear masks starting this Saturday, according to an announcement from Quebec Premier François Legault. In a news conference on Thursday morning, Legault said the new rules will »


Sûreté du Québec updates investigation of online threats against Quebec Premier

The Sûreté du Québec said they met with two men as part of their investigation of threatening remarks made against an elected member of the province’s national assembly, according to a tweet from the Sûreté du Québec’s director of communications »


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 »

Health, Society

New safety measures for schools in Alberta now mandate masks

The Alberta government is now mandating masks for students in Grades four to 12 and all school staff when school starts in September as part of a number of new school safety measures to combat the spread of COVID-19. According »


Gatherings of up to 250 people now allowed in Quebec

Starting today, the maximum number of people that can gather indoors and outdoors in Quebec is increasing from 50 to 250 people. The Quebec government originally announced the rule changes for public gatherings on July 23. The new rules apply »


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 »


Edmonton city council to discuss mandatory mask bylaw

Edmonton’s city council is set to discuss making masks mandatory in indoor public spaces on Thursday, after Mayor Don Iveson called on councillors to attend an emergency advisory committee meeting. “I am hearing that many Edmontonians would like to see »

Health, Society

COVID-19: How would Canadians react if there is a ‘second wave’?

Now that the wave of COVID infections is on a general downward trend, and hospitalisations are greatly reduced in this country, talk of the possibility of a second wave still has Canadians concerned. A new survey by the non-profit Angus »