Day: July 25, 2020

Just one new case of COVID-19 reported in Durham on Saturday, active cases fall to 26

Durham is reporting just one new case of COVID-19 on Saturday and once again, no new deaths. Saturday’s update from the Durham Health Department also shows the number of active case has fallen by six, down to 26. None of those cases are currently in hospital. All are isolating at home. The death toll remains …

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Campaign led by Ontario doctors is helping connect patients with families digitally

A physician-led grassroots group is on a campaign to digitally connect families with patients who can’t leave their room during the COVID-19 pandemic. Since April, Frontline Connect Canada has been working with partners to provide free devices to patients in hospitals and care facilities, uniting family and friends using IOS and Android-driven devices. Read more: …

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TSX Last Week: Crucial COVID-19 Impacts

Overall, the Toronto Stock Exchange seems to be doing much better than where it was in March 2020. Canadian economic data looks promising after the country implemented numerous emergency stimulus measures. The Canadian Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has done well to keep the economy afloat during restrictive COVID-19 measures …

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Bear Clan Patrol gets $1.2M boost to support chapter in Kenora

Kenora’s Bear Clan Patrol hit the city’s streets on Friday after getting $1.2 million in funding as part of a year-long pilot project to get the community safety group off the ground. “It’s amazing,” said Daryl Redsky, a founding member of the group’s Kenora chapter. “This money is going to put feet in the boots …

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Advocacy group says mandatory COVID-19 testing on farms would “criminalize” migrant workers

A group that advocates for and supports migrant workers in Canada is blasting an idea recently floated by Premier Doug Ford, saying it leaves workers open to discrimination and demonization. Earlier this week, Ford changed his position on mandatory COVID-19 testing on farms. He used to oppose the idea, but now says it would help …

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Ontario government reports 138 new coronavirus cases, 1 new death; 38,543 total cases

As the Ontario government marks processing two million coronavirus tests, officials confirmed 138 new cases across the province. “Having processed nearly 30,000 tests yesterday, we’ve now processed over [two million] tests since the pandemic started,” Health Minister Christine Elliott said in an update on Twitter Saturday morning. “Testing will remain a critical part of our …

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Why You Shouldn’t Expect CRA’s CERB Payments of $2,000/Month to Continue

The Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) isn’t likely to see another extension. While the $2,000/month payments are helping Canadians who are out of work due to the pandemic, there are also many problems, including people receiving CERB payments who shouldn’t be. In June, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) said that 190,000 Canadians already paid back …

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Search for Metro Vancouver’s best neighbourhood: Grandview-Woodland, a home for urban Indigenous people

CBC Vancouver is highlighting different parts of the Metro Vancouver region as part of the search for Metro Vancouver’s best neighbourhood.  You won’t find an urban Indigenous neighbourhood in Vancouver like Chinatown, Little India or Little Italy. But what you will find is Grandview-Woodland. Indigenous people live in every suburb of Vancouver. But the Grandview-Woodland …

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