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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COVID-19 could mean fewer short-term rentals and more housing stock, experts say

The COVID-19 pandemic is pushing Toronto condo owners to list fewer properties as short-term rentals using services like Airbnb. What’s more, experts believe this trend might outlast the coronavirus crisis, as stricter city regulations have property owners preferring to rent them for longer terms. In two downtown complexes near the waterfront, the ICE Condominiums on York Street and Maple Leaf […]

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Coronavirus: Latest developments in the Greater Toronto Area on April 2

Here is a roundup of the latest developments on the coronavirus pandemic in the Greater Toronto Area for Thursday: 401 new coronavirus cases in Ontario, total rises to 2,793 cases and 53 deaths Ontario reported 401 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Thursday, bringing the provincial total to 2,793 cases. The province also confirmed 16 additional deaths for a […]

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COVID-19 update from Manitoba families minister Heather Stefanson Thursday

Families Minister Heather Stefanson will hold a press conference at 2:30 p.m. Thursday to update Manitobans on the latest COVID-19 measures being taken in the province. Global News will livestream the press conference here. As of Thursday Manitoba had 167 probable and confirmed cases. One person has died, five people were in hospital and 11 have recovered. Dr. Brent Roussin, […]

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Coronavirus: Canada looks to secure PPE, but 68 countries have restricted exports

Scores of countries have moved to restrict the export of face masks, gloves and other medical supplies critical for front-line workers in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, leaving Canada and others scrambling to source products that now have higher price tags. Simon Evenett, a professor of international trade at Switzerland’s University of St. Gallen, says 68 countries have curbed […]

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Coronavirus: More than 11M masks recently arrived in Canada, Trudeau says

More than 11 million face masks have arrived in Canada in recent days, including a shipment of one million masks that arrived at a Hamilton warehouse overnight, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said today. He said workers are trying to quickly assess that they meet the needed standards, and that 10 million masks are already being distributed to provinces and territories. […]

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