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Alberta COVID-19 hospitalizations will peak in late May, province says - Wed, 8 Apr 2020 14:19:47 EDT
Jason Kenney, Dr. Deena Hinshaw

Premier Jason Kenney and health officials are releasing extensive modelling data on Wednesday projecting the potential health impacts of COVID-19 in Alberta.

Doug Ford blasts 'unacceptable' level of COVID-19 testing as Ontario cases top 5,000 - Wed, 8 Apr 2020 10:38:10 EDT

Ontario Premier Doug Ford blasted the "unacceptable" number of daily COVID-19†tests being done in the province,†as the province confirmed 550 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday.

Ottawa boosts student job wage subsidy to 100% as March unemployment data expected to shatter record - Wed, 8 Apr 2020 12:50:56 EDT
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The federal government is beefing up a program to encourage businesses to hire students for summer work by promising to cover 100 per cent of the cost of their salary.

Number of COVID-19 cases reported in Indigenous communities more than doubles - Wed, 8 Apr 2020 15:27:56 EDT
Marc Miller

The number of positive cases of COVID-19 on reserves and among Inuit has more than doubled since last week, according to Indigenous Services Canada.

Postal workers' union raises concerns about safety of Amazon workers - Wed, 8 Apr 2020 19:04:06 EDT

The president of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers has written to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and members of cabinet to express concern†about the decision to use Amazon Canada to deliver vital†medical supplies across the country.

'We all end up crying': Couple at seniors' home celebrates 64th anniversary virtually with family - Wed, 8 Apr 2020 07:00:00 EDT
Betty and Gavin Hollas

Family couldn't attend the celebration because Avens ó A Community for Seniors is on lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

'You're not breaking your children': Experts say more screen time right now is OK - Wed, 8 Apr 2020 15:22:13 EDT
TEC--Too Much Screen Time

The lure of a phone, television, video game, computer or tablet is already tempting for most kids and teenagers. Factor in the at-home reality of the COVID-19 pandemic and screens can become more of a crutch.

Car insurance industry promises rebates amid COVID-19 lockdowns - Wed, 8 Apr 2020 10:17:40 EDT
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Canada's insurance industry is promising rebates and relief for customers struggling to keep up with their bills amid the COVID-19 crisis.

Controversial COVID-19 treatment touted by Trump to be tested in Alberta - Wed, 8 Apr 2020 07:00:00 EDT

Albertans who have been exposed to coronavirus are being asked to join a clinical trial into the effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine, an anti-viral drug thatís been used for decades to treat malaria and some auto-immune diseases.

Air Canada to rehire 16,500 laid-off workers with help of federal government's wage subsidy - Wed, 8 Apr 2020 09:10:36 EDT
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Air Canada plans to rehire thousands of workers the airline recently laid off because of COVID-19, after negotiations with the federal government to confirm that the airline would qualify for a wage subsidy program.

Doctors investigate rare COVID-19 symptoms in effort to move quickly from anecdotes to science - Wed, 8 Apr 2020 04:00:00 EDT
Kym Murphy composite

Dry cough, fever and difficulty breathing are the most common symptoms of COVID-19, but specialists are starting to learn more about less common potential symptoms such as loss of one's†sense of smell, disorientation and even seizures.

Canadian Transportation Agency says travel vouchers OK for cancelled flights as U.S., EU mandate refunds - Wed, 8 Apr 2020 04:00:00 EDT

While the Canadian Transportation Agency states airlines only have to offer travel vouchers for cancelled flights during the COVID-19 pandemic, both the European Union and the U.S. have declared that passengers are entitled to cash refunds.

Ontario conducting fewer COVID-19 tests daily as cases keep climbing - Wed, 8 Apr 2020 05:00:00 EDT
Lab test stock

The number of COVID-19 tests completed in Ontario each day has dwindled steadily over the past week, raising concerns that the province is failing to capture the true spread of the coronavirus.

Pandemic equipment snarls will rewrite Canada's definition of national security needs, say experts - Wed, 8 Apr 2020 04:00:00 EDT
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The snafus in obtaining vital medical equipment to cope with COVID-19 has reignited a long-simmering argument over whether Canada should be allowing other countries to produce much of its national security equipment and supplies.

How a simple plastic box could protect health-care workers across Canada from COVID-19 - Wed, 8 Apr 2020 04:00:00 EDT
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A team of Toronto-area clinicians and entrepreneurs has designed and built plastic shields to protect front-line health-care workers during one of the most high-risk procedures: Intubating COVID-19 patients.

Workers speak out at nursing home where nearly half of residents have COVID-19 - Wed, 8 Apr 2020 22:04:16 -0400
Front-line health-care workers at a long-term care home in Quebec where 13 people have died and 115 others have tested positive for COVID-19 are speaking out with grave concerns about the facility, including allegations of being forced to work without masks.
Health officials announce 5 more dead of COVID-19 in B.C., 45 more infected - Wed, 8 Apr 2020 14:37:00 -0400
Five more people in British Columbia have died from COVID-19, health officials announced Wednesday, bringing the total number of casualties from the novel coronavirus in the province to 48.
Calgary to be a focus of expanded COVID-19 testing - Wed, 8 Apr 2020 21:21:00 -0400
Of the 1,423 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Alberta, 860 have been in the Calgary Zone so far. Twenty patients have died of the illness in the same region.
Alberta reports 50 new COVID-19 cases, three deaths - Wed, 8 Apr 2020 17:46:00 -0400
The new cases bring the total to 1,423, with 518 recoveries. A total of 29 Albertans have died after contracting the virus.
Alberta ahead of the curve but worst still to come, Kenney says of new COVID-19 projections - Wed, 8 Apr 2020 12:46:00 -0400
Jason Kenney and Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, will discuss the extensive modelling data at a 3:30 p.m. news conference Wednesday.
Toronto Caribbean Carnival cancelled over COVID-19 concerns - Wed, 8 Apr 2020 21:48:00 -0400
The Toronto Caribbean Carnival has been cancelled due to concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic, organizers say.
More COVID-19 deaths at Bobcaygeon, Ont. long-term care home, death toll climbs to 28 - Wed, 8 Apr 2020 15:15:00 -0400
The number of COVID-19 deaths at a Bobcaygeon, Ont. long-term care residence has reached 28.
Demographic data 'essential' to track spread of COVID-19: researchers - Wed, 8 Apr 2020 17:56:00 -0400
Gaps in Canada's data collection means the country could be unable to see which groups are most affected by COVID-19, researchers warn.
'Upskirt' filming Ontario man sees child porn conviction quashed over police conduct - Wed, 8 Apr 2020 15:32:00 -0400
A man who filmed up the skirt of a young woman at a fair and then swallowed the camera's memory card as police approached him has had his child pornography conviction overturned because officers violated his rights egregiously, Ontario's top court ruled on Wednesday.
Eight more deaths related to COVID-19 at Scarborough, Ont., long-term care home - Wed, 8 Apr 2020 16:37:00 -0400
Eight more deaths linked to COVID-19 have now been reported at a Scarborough long-term care home, Toronto health officials confirmed Wednesday afternoon.

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