‘Geography and rurality’ barriers to online social connection amid coronavirus crisis: Tech Manitoba

The coronavirus pandemic is highlighting the importance of strong internet and phone connections for keeping in touch, working and studying. For people without internet access or computer skills, however, the technology that’s keeping many of us connected could be making them feel even more isolated. Tech Manitoba’s Margaux Miller told 680 CJOB that approximately 13 per cent of Canadians don’t […]

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Calgary officials to update city COVID-19 pandemic response Friday

Further updates to the City of Calgary’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic are coming on Friday afternoon Officials, including Mayor Naheed Nenshi, Calgary Emergency Management Agency chief Tom Sampson and Calgary Fire chief Steve Dongworth will provide an update at 1 p.m. The update will be live streamed in this post. Earlier this week, the city announced major changes to […]

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University of Manitoba researchers look for ways to clean and reuse N95 masks

Researchers in Winnipeg say they may have found a way for health-care workers to reuse N95 masks up to 10 times while treating patients with COVID-19. Demand for personal protective equipment — including the all-important N95 masks — has been soaring around the world as overtaxed doctors, nurses and hospitals struggle to manage the spike in COVID-19 cases while protecting […]

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Coronavirus: Latest developments in the Greater Toronto Area on April 3

Here is a roundup of the latest developments on the coronavirus pandemic in the Greater Toronto Area for Friday: Ontario reports 462 new coronavirus cases, total now at 3,255 and 67 deaths Ontario has confirmed 462 new coronavirus cases on Friday, bringing the provincial total to 3,255. Friday’s new cases now mark the highest single-day jump for Ontario. The province also reported […]

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Nova Scotia surpasses 200 COVID-19 cases

There are now 207 cases of the novel coronavirus in Nova Scotia, as the province announced 14 additional cases on Friday. According to a news release, the 14 new cases were identified after almost 900 tested were completed at the QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab on Thursday. “While most cases in Nova Scotia are connected to travel or a […]

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Annual Annapolis Valley Apple Blossom Festival cancelled over COVID-19 concerns

Officials with the annual Annapolis Valley Apple Blossom Festival have cancelled this year’s event due to concerns surrounding COVID-19. The festival’s board of directors made the announcement in a news release Friday morning. The 88th festival was scheduled to run between May 27 and June 1. The release said it would be rescheduled for 2021. Festival president Logan Morse said […]

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How families are managing being 2 metres away from grandparents

Typically, Joan Thomas and her husband Doug Sinnett see their grandchildren three to four times a week. But that was before the novel coronavirus hit Canada. The family routine fell by the wayside on March 16, the day after the family gathered to celebrate Joan’s 59th birthday and the day schools closed and social distancing was ushered in to slow […]

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Dog parks to face restrictions as Edmonton copes with COVID-19 crisis

The list of things that you won’t be able to do in Edmonton continues to grow as city councillors, who extended a local state of local emergency over the COVID-19 crisis on Thursday, heard that dog parks are going to face more restrictions starting Saturday. Four dog parks in the city are fenced: Lauderdale, Alex Decoteau, Manning Village and Paisley. […]

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