Coronavirus In Canada

Toronto ‘immediately’ pausing COVID-19 immunization clinic due to vaccine shortage

Toronto ‘immediately’ pausing COVID-19 immunization clinic due to vaccine shortage

The City of Toronto says it has been ordered to “immediately” pause its COVID-19 immunization clinic at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre due to a lack of vaccines. The clinic, which began inoculations on Monday, was originally supposed to operate as a pilot project for six to eight weeks with doses, at least initially, being given to a select group of health-care workers. On Monday, officials announced that the proof-of-concept clinic was only going to operate until the end of day Friday due to a lack of vaccines, and that has now been shortened further to just two days. […]

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Don’t go to Quebec ERs unless necessary as coronavirus hospitalizations climb, health minister warns

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Quebecers are asked to avoid emergency rooms unless “really necessary” as hospitalizations linked to the novel coronavirus have risen by 50 per cent in the past three weeks and health-care workers say there is “unbelievable” demand on the system. Health Minister Christian Dubé says the province has crossed a line by topping more than 1,000 patients in hospitals to be treated for COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, this week. There are about 2,164 beds set aside for coronavirus patients in hospitals, he explained, but the province is now adding beds in “non-traditional locations” such as hotels as […]

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Manitoba Premier to hold press conference on Help Next Door site

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Manitoba’s premier is expected to give an update on a provincial website designed to link Manitobans with neighbours needing a little extra support during the COVID-19 pandemic at a media briefing Tuesday. Global News will stream Brian Pallister’s 11 a.m. press conference live in this story. Read more: Coronavirus: Manitoba creates online portal for neighbours to help neighbours The online portal, called helpnextdoormb.ca was created to connect those who want help with those who are able to help, Pallister said when the site went live back in March. A media invite to Pallister’s Tuesday morning press conference says he […]

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Turning your DIY projects and COVID-19 downtime into cash

Turning your DIY projects and COVID-19 downtime into cash

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought out creativity in many people as a result of being quarantined at home. Global News reported back in March that baking-related search items were popular on Google and grocery stores experienced an increase in flour and sugar purchases. This led flour manufacturers to work overtime in order to keep up with the high demand and keep shelves full. Whether it’s baking, knitting or sewing, some folks have used pandemic time at home to their own advantage to share their crafts — but at a price. Read more: Coronavirus: 3 dos and don’ts when it […]

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COVID-19: Vancouver Aquarium sells more than 42,000 masks in first days of Whitecaps fundraiser

COVID-19: Vancouver Aquarium sells more than 42,000 masks in first days of Whitecaps fundraiser

Just two days after launching a joint fundraiser to help save the Vancouver Aquarium from permanent closure during the novel coronavirus pandemic, the Vancouver Whitecaps say more than 42,000 cloth masks have been sold. The soccer team partnered with the aquarium to sell the face masks for roughly $20 each, with all the funds going to the cash-strapped tourist attraction. The masks were designed by both organizations, featuring their logos along with various designs. READ MORE: Vancouver Whitecaps, Aquarium team up with face mask fundraiser The masks have been so popular that the aquarium’s gift shop website has crashed […]

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Coronavirus: Hockey equipment manufacturer CCM and its players donate half a million masks

Coronavirus: Hockey equipment manufacturer CCM and its players donate half a million masks

CCM has joined the list of hockey equipment manufacturers contributing supplies to front-line health care workers in the COVID-19 pandemic. The Montreal company and its player endorsee roster that includes Connor McDavid and Sidney Crosby will donate 500,000 surgical masks, the company said Wednesday in a statement. CCM “is in the process of procuring this protective equipment from its established network of partners that normally collaborate in the production of CCM hockey gear,” the company said. “CCM will arrange for transport and is co-ordinating with government authorities to ensure the protective medical gear is distributed to Canadian healthcare workers as […]

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