Quebec warns no emergency shelters for spring flooding victims due to COVID-19

Quebec’s public security minister is warning that due to the novel coronavirus outbreak, the province will not be able to open emergency shelters in the event of spring flooding. Geneviève Guilbault says the COVID-19 pandemic is changing the way civil security handles emergencies and flooding will no be exception. Guilbault says due to the risk of contamination, the province won’t […]

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How to protect yourself against phishing and malware coronavirus scams

When it comes to the novel coronavirus, cybercriminals are preying on our fears. “It could get worse before it gets better,” said Chester Wisniewski, a cybersecurity specialist at the international security firm Sophos. “There are new threats coming out every day.” Most worrisome are scams where fraudsters are impersonating agencies like the World Health Organization and the U.S. Centers for […]

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UK closes down social life as coronavirus outbreak accelerates

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday shut down social life in Britain and ordered the most vulnerable to isolate for 12 weeks, ramping up the battle against a coronavirus outbreak just as it accelerates towards it peak. Johnson had faced a backlash after his government took a less stringent approach to tackling the virus than countries such […]

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Coronavirus trial delays are for the good of public health: lawyers association

The head of a lawyers association supports changes to Saskatchewan’s court schedule that include delaying jury trials at the Court of Queen’s Bench because of the novel coronavirus. All jury trials scheduled to run between March 16 and May 30 are postponed in hopes of limiting the spread of COVID-19. Jury trials already underway are expected to proceed as scheduled. […]

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Coronavirus: provincial event restrictions pinch Kelowna musicians

With precautionary measures being taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Kelowna’s music scene is taking a hit. “It’s going to be a tough one. It’s going to be a tough go,” said Daniel Tait, Kentucky Eileen band member and booking manager at DunnEnzies Pizza Co. Kentucky Eileen, a Kelowna-based band, has pumped the breaks on its mini-tour to Vancouver. […]

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Back to the drawing board for Verdun’s controversial waterfront dog park

Verdun officials will be going back to the drawing board as the borough scraps plans for a future waterfront dog park. On Monday, Verdun borough Mayor Jean-François Parenteau said the borough will not be going through with its plans for a dog park along the historic waterfront. While opposition towards the proposed park was high among the surrounding residents, Parenteau […]

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