Day: August 8, 2020

Ontario man in ICE custody dies after contracting coronavirus

A Canadian man who was among nearly 300 detainees diagnosed with coronavirus at a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) facility has died. James Hill, a Richmond Hill, Ont., native, contracted COVID-19 at the Immigration Centers of America Farmville Detention Center in Virginia. Read more: Coronavirus: Frozen immigration systems across the globe keeping thousands apart …

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Trump Signs Coronavirus Relief Executive Orders

The journalists at BuzzFeed News are proud to bring you trustworthy and relevant reporting about the coronavirus. To help keep this news free, become a member and sign up for our newsletter, Outbreak Today. President Trump signed four executive orders Saturday intended to bypass Congress to provide economic relief to Americans during the coronavirus pandemic, …

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Eel River Bar First Nation warns community of potential COVID exposure

After a potential COVID-19 exposure in the community, the Eel River Bar First Nation posted an urgent notice on its website Thursday afternoon saying all band-operated buildings are closed until further notice. “We will be monitoring the situation and providing updates as soon as they are made available to us,” read the post signed by Chief …

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Hydro One won’t disconnect customers until further notice due to ongoing pandemic

Utility company Hydro One says they are extending their freeze on disconnections until further notice. The decision to halt disconnections was made in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, but the measure was initially supposed to end by the start of August. However, in light of the ongoing pandemic, Hydro One says they won’t …

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41 Things You Can Buy Online That Are So Amazing, You’ll Wanna Hug Your Mailbox

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Former Liard First Nation chief challenges election results in court

Former chief George Morgan is challenging the results of the Liard First Nation’s June election. Morgan narrowly lost to challenger Stephen Charlie, initially by six votes, although the margin dropped to four after a recount. In a petition filed with the Yukon Supreme Court, Morgan alleges Charlie was living in the Northwest Territories and not …

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Province reports 70 new cases of COVID-19 and one death on Saturday

The province is reporting 70 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, along with one death. Saturday’s update also comes with 107 more resolved cases, for a total of 36,131. Since the start of the pandemic, Ontario has seen at least 39,967 confirmed cases. The death toll has risen to 2,784. As of Saturday, the number of …

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