Coronavirus: Hospitals to temporarily manage 2 Ontario long-term care homes

The Ontario government says they have appointed two local hospitals to temporarily manage two long-term care homes in the province for 90 days amid the coronavirus pandemic. Downsview Long Term Care in Toronto will be managed by Humber River Hospital, and River Glen Haven Nursing Home in Sutton, Ont., will be managed by Southlake Regional Health Centre. The powers under […]

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Coronavirus testing open to anyone in Ottawa as hospitalized case numbers drop

Ottawa Public Health says anyone in Ottawa who wants to get a novel coronavirus test can do so amid a declining number of people in hospital with COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus. Following a directive from Ontario Premier Doug Ford on Sunday afternoon, the local public health unit confirmed that anyone in Ottawa — whether they’re showing potential […]

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Reality check: Trump’s claims on coronavirus drug, voting fraud debunked

When U.S. President Donald Trump doesn’t like the message, he shoots the messenger. So it was this past week when he took very personally a scientific study that should give pause to anyone thinking of following Trump’s lead and ingesting a potentially risky drug for the coronavirus. He branded the study’s researchers, financed in part by his own administration, his […]

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Coronavirus: Nova Scotia active case total drops to 19

There are now less than 20 known active cases of the novel coronavirus in Nova Scotia, 16 of which are connected to the outbreak at Northwood Manor in Halifax. According to a provincial government news release, one new case of COVID-19 was identified on Saturday, bringing the provincial total to 1,050. Of those, 19 remain active. No new deaths have […]

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ActiveTO turns several major Toronto streets to pedestrians and cyclists

Pedestrians and cyclists took over parts of several Toronto streets this weekend for a second time as part of an initiative to encourage physical activity amid restrictions around COVID-19. The apparent popularity of the effort has one advocacy group calling for more permanent bicycle infrastructure. On Saturday, the Nollert-Li family went for a ride along Lakeshore Boulevard East, which was […]

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Coronavirus: China reports zero cases as virus surges in India, Latin America

New coronavirus cases in China fell to zero on Saturday for the first time but surged in India and overwhelmed hospitals across Latin America — both in countries lax about lockdowns and those lauded for firm, early confinement. The virus hit a reopened church in Germany and probably a restaurant, too. The pandemic’s persistence stymied authorities struggling to keep people […]

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Canada’s meat industry expected to increase safety measures amid COVID-19

A group representing Canada’s meat-packers is expecting more changes in the coming months to make sure workers have protection from COVID-19. Chris White, president of the Canadian Meat Council, says $77.5 million earmarked by Ottawa for the food-processing industry will be used for future changes to plants — not to pay for measures already put in place. “There’s a pretty […]

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Bad lie: cross-border golf course unplayable for Canadian members

Border restrictions related to COVID-19 are proving a hazard for Canadian members of a golf course along the Canada-U.S. boundary. The Aroostook Valley Country Club, built during the Prohibition era of the 1920s, has its pro shop and parking lot in the state of Maine, while the clubhouse and fairways are in New Brunswick. Canadian members have crossed through the […]

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NBA Hall of Famer Patrick Ewing reveals he has tested positive for COVID-19

Georgetown University basketball coach and NBA Hall of Famer Patrick Ewing tested positive for COVID-19 and is being treated at a hospital. “This virus is serious and should not be taken lightly,” the All-Star for the Hoyas in college and the New York Knicks in the NBA said in a statement issued by the university. “I want to encourage everyone […]

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