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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 »

Health

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 »

Society

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 »

Health

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 »

Society

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 »

Society

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 »

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COVID-19: After declining, Canadians’ fears on an uptick again

Even though numbers of positive COVID-19 cases are declining, and several areas reporting no new cases, a new survey shows Canadians concerns about contracting the virus are increasing. Even though the situation is clearly improving in Canada, the survey suggests »

Health

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 »