Edmonton hospital staff fighting COVID-19 with ‘renewed commitment and renewed energy’: doctor

As a critical care physician at the University of Alberta Hospital in Edmonton , Dr. Peter Brindley is used to being busy, but working in the midst of a coronavirus pandemic has taken that to a new level. “There are plenty of challenges,” he told Global News in an interview on Tuesday. “We were already extremely busy. “We run at […]

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Coroavirus London Health Services Centre COVID-19 field hospital will finished by end of week

The London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) is getting ahead of the game with the construction of London’s first COVID-19 field hospital. The temporary hospital is a partnership between LHSC, Western Fair District, the City of London, and other community partners. Located in the Agriplex on the Western Fair Ground, the facility will have 144 beds with the option to expand […]

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Canadian dairy farmers dumping their milk as demand changes amid coronavirus pandemic

Dairy farmers across Canada are quite literally spilling their milk as demand undergoes changes amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. “We actually dumped on Monday,” said Liz Van Loo, the owner and operations manager at Silktassel Farms near Owen Sound, Ont. “It was a lot of milk to dispose of.” The dairy farmer dumped nearly 10,000 litres of milk after she […]

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Trump threatens to pull back funding from WHO over agency’s coronavirus response

U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to pull back funding from the World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday over the agency’s response to the novel coronavirus. Speaking at a press conference, Trump first told reporters the U.S. would put a “very powerful hold” on money sent to the WHO, adding that they “missed the call” on the pandemic. When asked whether […]

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Western Canada Lottery Corporation extends prize claiming period for winning tickets

The Western Canada Lottery Corporation is extending the period for claiming prizes on winning tickets. The agency says it recognizes that social distancing to try to slow the spread of COVID-19 may make it difficulty for lottery players to step forward. Prizes on tickets that would have expired between March 17 and Sept. 17 will be valid for another six […]

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Coronavirus: How B.C. is ‘bending’ the curve and why there’s hope for Ontario and Quebec

As Canada continues to fight the new coronavirus pandemic, British Columbia and Alberta are starting to show​ signs of “flattening the curve” and reducing the spread of COVID-19. And while the latest data shows Ontario and Quebec continuing to report increases, experts say there is hope for Canada’s two most populous provinces, which have enacted stricter lockdowns and expanded public […]

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30 hospital staff in self-isolation following COVID-19 outbreak at Belleville General Hospital

Thirty hospital staff have been put into self-isolation after Hastings and Prince Edward Public Health declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Belleville General Hospital. Two patients at the hospital’s Quinte 5 inpatient unit were diagnosed with the novel coronavirus. According to the public health unit’s outbreak page, a COVID-19 infection was first identified at the hospital on March 23. The outbreak […]

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Calls to Vancouver domestic-violence crisis line spike 300% amid COVID-19 pandemic

Calls to a Vancouver-based crisis phone line for women experiencing domestic violence have been way up during the COVID-19 crisis. Vancouver’s Battered Women’s Support Services says their staff have seen a 300-per-cent increase in calls over the last three weeks. The agency, which handles approximately 18,000 calls a year from women experiencing gender-based violence, says isolation because of COVID-19 is […]

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