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Government cracks down on travellers claiming sick benefits

The Canadian government offers money to people who need to stay home from work because of COVID-19. But some people have claimed the benefits for the time they are obliged to quarantine after returning from travel abroad. The government says »

Health, International, Society

New requirements for air travellers to Canada are mandatory

As of November 21, 2020 people who travel to Canada by air will be required to submit information online before they board their flight. The new mandatory requirement is designed to reduce the spread of COVID-19. In April 2020, the »

Society

Less than 250 people carried COVID-19 in Quebec in the spring : Study

As few as 247 people could have carried COVID-19 into Quebec during the spring, according to a genome sequencing study published by the Institut national de santé publique du Québec (INSPQ) and the McGill Genome Centre.  The study looked at »

Environment & Animal Life, Society

Bat warning in western Canada

White-nose syndrome has killed millions of bats in eastern North America and the western province of British Columbia wants travelers to help prevent the fungal disease from spreading to that province. It is asking people to check “to make sure »