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COVID-19: 56 cases now linked to outbreak in Vermilion at Alberta’s Lakeland College

Social gatherings are believed to be largely behind what resulted in a COVID-19 outbreak involving at least 56 cases at Lakeland College’s campus in Vermilion, Alta., according to the post-secondary institution’s president. In an update posted on the school’s website on Friday, Alice Wainwright-Stewart wrote that 45 of the cases are now confirmed to…

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Family visits restricted in southern Sask. health facilities to palliative, end-of-life care

The Saskatchewan Health Authority is restricting family presence and visitation to Level 3 palliative/end-of-life care in its facilities and long-term care homes in Regina, the Southwest and Southeast due to increased risk of COVID-19. Read more: Wastewater samples point to rising COVID-19 variant cases in Saskatoon The SHA stated that Level 3 means that…

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Edmonton begins ‘Reimagine’ plan to recover from COVID-19 financial hit

The City of Edmonton is beginning the first stage of its so-called Reimagine plan in an attempt to recover from the financial effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The plan was first revealed in July and was designed to look at ways to continue building a healthy, prosperous city, while working to balance the budget.…

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North Bay, Parry Sound, Timiskaming and Porcupine districts moving to COVID-19 yellow-protect zone

The regions that fall under the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit, the Porcupine Health Unit and the Timiskaming Health Unit will move into the yellow-protect zone of Ontario’s COVID-19 response framework on Monday, March 22. The Ontario government said the decision to move the three regions to the yellow zone was made…

Mobile COVID-19 vaccine clinics should visit Toronto buildings with higher senior populations: report

Mobile COVID-19 vaccine clinics should visit Toronto buildings with higher senior populations: report

When it comes to Toronto’s COVID-19 vaccination efforts for seniors, a new report is suggesting officials dispatch mobile clinics to apartment buildings and condos primarily occupied by seniors. The recommendation was contained in a document posted on Ontario’s COVID-19 Science Advisory Table website on Wednesday. The report looks at how best to target seniors…

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‘It’s inconvenient and very expensive’: 5 Vancouver hotels approved for government quarantine

New mandatory quarantine rules are now in effect for international travellers landing in Canada. Vancouver is one of four locations in Canada where travellers must fly into and quarantine in a government-designated hotel until they get a negative COVID-19 test result. That could take up to three days, and travellers will be on the…