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77-year old man is the first in Toronto to die from COVID-19 and his family has a message

The COVID-19 pandemic officially claimed its first Toronto victim over the weekend with the death of a 77- year-old man. News about the unnamed patients’s death came from son-in-law Rick Singh Mann after he posted to Facebook a note indicating that the man had passed away on Saturday at Trillium Health Partners hospital in Mississauga. Dear Friends,Yesterday my father-in-law passed away. He had COVID-19. He …

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Canadian athletes will not compete at Tokyo 2020 Olympics due to risks of COVID-19

Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Committees call for 1-year postponement The Canadian Olympic Committee and Canadian Paralympic Committee say they will not send athletes to compete in Tokyo if the Games go ahead as scheduled, set to begin on July 24th. Backed by the Athletes’ Commissions, National Sports Organizations and the Government of …

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Labatt is shifting production from beer to hand sanitizer at breweries across Canada

Labatt Breweries of Canada has stepped up to the plate and announced they’ll be shifting production efforts to hand sanitizer. This follows in the footsteps of some much smaller distilleries in the country that have also shifted production efforts. On March 22, Labatt Breweries announced on social media they’d be producing 50,000 bottles of hand …

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The Canadian Government Has Created A COVID-19 Self-Assessment Test

If you’ve been worrying that you may have symptoms of novel coronavirus, this website could have all of the answers. In response to the global pandemic, the Government of Canada has created a COVID-19 self-assessment test. The tool aims to help Canadians find out if they could potentially have the virus, by …

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A Tim Hortons Employee Has Tested Positive For COVID-19 In Brampton

If you’ve recently bought a coffee in Brampton, self-isolation could be on the cards. It was confirmed on Sunday that an employee at a Tim Hortons/Petro Canada location has tested positive for novel coronavirus, and all customers and staff are being asked to stay at home. The Tim Hortons employee tested …

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Canadians Can Now Be Fined Up To $2,000 For Not Practicing Social Distancing

Businesses could face fines of up to $500K. Life in Canada just got a little less social. In an announcement from RCMP, it was confirmed that people and businesses who break new COVID-19 social distancing rules could receive seriously hefty fines. For members of the public, a $2,000 fine could be just around …

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Canada Will Be Social Distancing For Months Not Weeks Says The Health Minister

The government will consider “containing people in their own homes.” If you’re already tired of staying at home, there’s bad news ahead. Speaking on Saturday, the Health Minister warned that social distancing in Canada is likely to last months, not weeks. She also explained that the government would consider looking to “contain people …

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Dollarama Will Be Hiring Thousands Of Canadians To Keep Up With COVID-19 Demands

They’re also changing store hours. Social distancing has left a lot of Canadians temporarily without work. Luckily, Dollarama is hiring during the COVID-19 outbreak. The company has also taken other precautions during this time. In a March 20 press release, Dollarama announced that it would be staying open amid the various …

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Yonge St. in downtown Toronto is almost totally deserted right now

Despite one lineup for a video game recently, social distancing practices preventing the spread of COVID-19 have largely left one of Toronto’s busiest areas desolate. Can't recall ever seeing Yonge—Dundas Square empty like this // #Toronto #SocialDistancing pic.twitter.com/UIkLZsk93w— sikander // 시서방 🦖 (@sikander) March 21, 2020 Normally it’s a struggle to walk a straight, swift line …

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Police will issue fines up to $500K to those who violate no gatherings more than 50 person rule

Since a state of emergency was declared in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, police have announced they’ll begin to issue fines to those violating the ban on gatherings of 50 people or more. As the ban is an order made during a declared emergency, there’s a $750 fine for failure to comply …

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