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Trudeau Restricts Most Non-Residents From Entering Canada In New Travel Ban

Addressing the nation on Monday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the federal government’s latest plans to combat COVID-19 in Canada. New measures include closing Canada’s borders to international travellers and limiting incoming flights. During his statement, the PM reminded Canadians, “we will keep your family safe.” In a statement to the media …

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Ontario reports 32 new coronavirus cases bringing provincial total to 177

Ontario has confirmed 32 new cases of COVID-19 in the province, 11 of which are in Toronto.  According to the province’s daily morning updates, which usually occur in around 10:30 a.m., Ontario has now had a total of 177 cases of the virus, with five of them labelled as “Resolved.” A breakdown …

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Canada Is Limiting International Travel To Just Four Airports

Canada will limit international travel to just four airports due to the coronavirus outbreak. According to CTV News, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will announce that some international flights will be rerouted to Montreal, Toronto, Calgary or Vancouver. CTV News has learned the Prime Minister will announce some international flights will …

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Ontario promises to protect workers who take unpaid leave during coronavirus pandemic

Doug Ford’s PC government is expected to announce new rules today that will “protect workers who are required to take unpaid leave during self-isolation or quarantine periods.” The Premier’s Office announced in a statement on Sunday that new legislation is currently being drafted that would, first and foremost, direct all companies …

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There are now 321 coronavirus cases in Canada

There are now 321 cases of coronavirus in Canada, as of early March 16. Ontario has 142 cases, B.C. has 73, Alberta and Quebec each have 39, Manitoba has seven, Saskatchewan and New Brunswick each have six, Nova Scotia has three, Newfoundland and Prince Edward Island each have one, and the …

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Alberta schools, childcare centres closing amid COVID-19 pandemic

K-12 schools and child care centres in Alberta will be closed indefinitely due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the province announced Sunday.  “We will be indefinitely cancelling classes across the province,” Education Minister Adriana LaGrange said.  “School authorities are expected to continue their regular day-to-day operations and ensure the safety of …

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Starbucks Canada Is Temporarily Closing Stores

On Sunday, Starbucks Canada President Lori Digulla announced that the company would be temporarily closing for at least two weeks. This means company-operated Starbucks outposts on university campuses or located in malls that don’t have exterior/street access will stop operating altogether for the time being. Starbucks also announces it would be reducing its operating hours …

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Nike, Urban Outfitters, Lush close stores amid coronavirus pandemic

While many shopping malls are making the call to adjust and minimize their hours, a growing number of retail brands have decided to take things into their own hands and close their stores temporarily amid the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. Nike will be closing stores in select countries starting March 16. Countries …

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Vegetable Mix recalled from Sobeys, Foodland due to Salmonella risk

A food recall previously issued for bean sprouts has been updated to include Sobeys and Foodland brand Vegetable Mix due to a risk of Salmonella contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below, which have been sold in Ontario, Prince Edward Island,Newfoundland and Labrador,Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec, Alberta, Saskatchewan, …

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Canada issues travel advisory urging all Canadians abroad to fly home while they still can

With border closures looming across the European Union and restrictions increasing for air travel into and around North America, Canada’s federal government is urging all Canadians who are currently travelling out of the country to come home now — before they get stuck abroad. Global Affairs Canada issued a new official global travel advisory on Saturday …

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