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Canadian Experts Say Social Distancing Meeasures Will Be In Effect For Months

As much of Canada continues to practice social distancing in an effort to flatten the curve and combat the COVID-19 pandemic, many are wondering how long these extreme measures will last. And while there’s no straight answer to this looming question just yet, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says we have to …

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Alberta’s New ‘Emergency Payment Program’ Will Give $573/Week To Those In Self-Isolation

Premier Jason Kenney just announced an emergency payment program in Alberta that will be given to those in self-isolation amid the COVID-19. This follows an announcement of public health emergency in the province earlier in the week. Kenney also said that student loans and other utility bills will be deferred for now. …

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Vancouver Declares State Of Emergency & Ramps Up COVID-19 Response

Mayor Stewart says the city must take “fast and extraordinary action.” On Thursday, city councillors unanimously decided to declare a state of emergency in Vancouver. It’s among several Canadian cities to do so in recent days in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Mayor Kennedy Stewart urged Vancouver to take swift action …

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Sunwing Is Flying Stranded Canadians Home For Free This Week

“It’s the Canadian thing to do.” With travel restrictions and border closures, getting back here could be tricky for Canadians. One travel company is going above and beyond to bring people home amind the COVID-19 pandemic. Sunwing free repatriation flights are being offered to stranded Canadians who want to get home from …

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Canadians Won’t Get Evicted If They Can’t Pay Rent This Month

On Thursday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addressed the public as cases of COVID-19 in Canada continue to grow. During his speech, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that he would be suspending all eviction orders until further notice. The Prime Minister announced that this is a way to reassure Canadians that they …

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Ontario confirms 43 new coronavirus patients in highest one-day case jump so far

With 257 cases of COVID-19 now confirmed in Ontario, the province just saw its highest overnight jump in the number of new coronavirus patients to date. Ontario’s Ministry of Health updated its dedicated coronavirus website on Thursday morning to reflect that 43 new cases had been added to the province’s fast-growing tally. Among the …

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How to apply for EI and COVID-19 emergency benefits

Emergency benefits to be made available in April for those who don’t qualify for EI Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announces the government’s $82 billion emergency response package at a news conference outside Rideau Cottage in Ottawa on Wednesday. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press) Workers and businesses hurt by the COVID-19 pandemic may …

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Tim Hortons is now giving free coffee to healthcare workers in Canada

There’s no question that we owe our healthcare professionals all the thanks in the world for working on the front line of the COVID-19 pandemic while the rest of us stay home, and that’s why Tim Hortons is providing nurses, doctors and hospital employees across Canada with much needed free coffee.  The …

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The First Day Of Spring Is Here & It’s The Earliest It’s Been In 124 Years

It’s finally here! After a long and sometimes difficult winter, the new season is officially setting in. While it may seem like we’ve been waiting a while for this, it’s actually pretty early.  The first day of spring in Canada this year is the earliest that it’s happened in more than 120 …

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All provincial parks in Ontario have just been ordered closed

One of Ontario’s greatest assets — it’s sprawling network of massive, protected provincial parks — has been taken off the table in terms of comforts we humans can enjoy in these lonely, isolated times. The province’s Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks announced on Wednesday night that it has decided to …

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