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Ontario will remain under a state of emergency until at least April 14

Since the 2019 novel coronavirus first hit Torontoin late January, each passing day has brought with it new concerns about healthcare systems, economies, vulnerable populations and the willingness of all residents to help slow the outbreak down. Few questions have been asked, however, as much as “when will life go back to normal?” …

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Canada limits size of social gatherings to a maximum of 5 people

Police in Canada had already announced that those violating orders preventing social gatherings of more than 50 people would face serious fines, but effective immediately that number is dropping to just five people. This doesn’t apply to essential businesses, child care facilities, and families of more than five. Apparently an exception will also be made …

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Justin Trudeau speaking to Canada each day is now must-see TV for the entire country

In the wake of the great uncertainty and unease that has come with the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic, Canadians have found a sliver of solace in something that has become an integral part of our new routines: the near-daily press conferences from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Does anyone know how many people …

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Ontario Has Officially Banned All Gatherings Of More Than 5 People

Social distancing rules in Ontario just got stricter. As of Saturday, hanging out in groups of five or more is officially prohibited, in order to stop the spread of COVID-19 in Ontario. If you had any plans that involve a group of five people or more, now is the time to cancel …

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One third of Canadians hospitalized for COVID-19 are under the age of 40

Nearly one-third of patients in hospital for COVID-19 are under the age of 40, says Canada’s chief public health officer.  Despite studies that show older adults and seniors are at higher risk to the novel coronavirus spreading globally, Dr. Theresa Tam warned Canadians Saturday that 30 per cent of hospitalized Canadians are under 40 …

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Ontario increases fines for price gouging to $100k and a year in jail

Those who have been price gouging in Ontario during the COVID-19 pandemic could get a taste of their own medicine: a hefty fine of up to $100,000. Penalties could also include a year in jail. Doug Ford tweeted out today, “We’re coming down hard on price gougers,” with a link to …

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Montreal Has Declared A State Of Emergency

Mayor Plante announced the decision. At a press conference Friday afternoon, Mayor Valérie Plante announced that a state of emergency is in order for the territory of the agglomeration of Montreal. The declaration comes at the request of Quebec Public Health Director Dr. Horacio Arruda, who previously called the city a “hotspot” for …

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Canadian hosers Bob and Doug McKenzie now have their own statue in Canada

Canadian hosers Bob and Doug McKenzie officially have their own statue in Canada after eight years of citizens petitioning for it, and honestly, it’s the good news that all of us need right now. The pair of fictional Canadian brothers — played by Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas — hosted “Great White North” on the …

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Canadian researchers now conducting drug trials for COVID-19 vaccine

A COVID-19 vaccine may be closer than we think; at least four groups of Canadian researchers are now conducting randomized controlled trials to test drug therapies. According to the Canadian Medical Association Journal, Canadian researchers are working with teams around the world to find potential cures for the sickness. Generating RCT …

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Ontarians Are About To Start Getting Hit With COVID-19 Emergency Alerts

Police are already asking you not to call 911 about the alerts. Ontarians, brace yourself. The provincial government has announced they’ll be rolling out some new emergency alerts this weekend relating to COVID-19 in Ontario. Premier Doug revealed at a press briefing on Friday, March 27 that emergency alerts will now …

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