Whistler records declining cases of COVID-19

It's a positive trend following a spike in COVID-19 numbers in January.
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Hamilton public schools get $27.8 million to protect against COVID-19
The funding will target initiatives that will improve air quality, outdoor spaces and internet access to protect against the coronavirus.
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Crews called to Chilliwack, B.C., brush fire near Highway 1
The fire is burning in difficult terrain near Yale Road West and Cannor Road, close to the CN train tracks. It is also close to Highway 1.
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Lethbridge mass vaccination centre opens to long wait times, line-ups
"There was at least 200 people in line," said Lethbridge resident Mitch Millar. "If I would've known it was the first day, I wouldn't have done it."
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Saskatoon hits ‘tipping point’ with COVID-19 variants, renewed diligence needed: city officials
People in Saskatoon are more likely to contract a variant of COVID-19, according to the medical health officer for Saskatoon.
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Judge dismisses bid by Ivan Henry to thrown out claims of alleged sex assault victims
Henry was arrested in July 1982 and charged with three counts of rape, two counts of attempted rape, and five counts of indecent assault, involving eight different women.
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No evidence poor air quality leads to COVID-19 outbreaks in school: Quebec education minister
Quebec Education Minister Jean-François Roberge was on the defensive on Thursday over air quality testing in schools.
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The Maple Leafs’ game Saturday in Vancouver is pushed back with the Canucks’ return from COVID-19 delayed
The Leafs and Canucks are now expected to play Sunday and Monday.
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SACPA discusses challenges facing Alberta agriculture sector amid COVID-19 pandemic
The Southern Alberta Council on Public Affairs is focusing on challenges facing the agriculture sector because of the COVID-19 pandemic, including a labour shortage.
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Q&A with Vaccine Hunters Canada: ‘We’re just here to get things done’
Vaxx Populi: A new volunteer-run Twitter account searches out vaccine appointments across Canada, helping eligible people get shots in arms The post Q&A with Vaccine Hunters Canada: ‘We’re just here to get things done’ appeared first on Macleans.ca.
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CRTC ruling on cellphone carriers doesn’t go far enough, critics say
Thursday’s decision could result in more options for consumers in one to two years but it is not clear how much relief they will see in terms of costs, observers said.
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B.C. restaurants, industrial workplaces and gyms among biggest COVID-19 cluster sites
The government data, released Thursday, looked at the two biggest health regions in the province: Vancouver Coastal Health and Fraser Health.
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Family language program teaches Anishinaabemowin in Durham Region
Some Indigenous people in Durham are now able to learn the language their ancestors spoke through a program at Durham College.
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Obituary: Singer and TV host Michel Louvain was 'an idol' to Quebecers
One of the province’s most popular stage and television performers died Wednesday. He was 83.
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COVID-19: People with intellectual disabilities in Montreal finally getting shots
People with intellectual or developmental disabilities and autism living at home on the island of Montreal have begun getting their COVID-19 shots.
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Construction sites have been a major source of COVID-19 outbreaks. So why are they not part of Doug Ford’s stay-at-home order?
Despite being flagged as one of the major sources of COVID-19 outbreaks, the industry is so large and complex closing it is difficult.
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Pinot in the park: City of Edmonton open drinking pilot program one step closer to reality
If approved, the City of Edmonton would allow alcohol consumption from May 28 to Oct. 11 at 47 picnic sites in seven parks along the North Saskatchewan River valley.
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Vaccine ramp-up still plagued by delays, uncertain deliveries
A few weeks into what the federal government has billed as the 'ramp-up' phase of Canada's mass vaccination effort, the rollout is still being plagued by delays in Moderna shipments and lingering uncertainty about when and how many doses of AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson's shots will land.
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U.S. sets sanctions, expels Russian diplomats after hacking, election interference
The U.S. announced sanctions on 32 individuals and entities accused of attempting to interfere in last year’s presidential election, including by spreading disinformation.
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Indoor gatherings, backyard BBQs driving COVID-19 transmission in B.C. Interior
Interior Health said younger people are testing positive as the older population is getting immunized with their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
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Whipped by high winds, Lavington, B.C. slash fire moves towards homes
"It was a little scary," Tracy Burrell said of watching the fire running toward her property. 
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With moves on Afghanistan, China and Russia, Joe Biden is cleaning up after Donald Trump
With his tough talk towards Russia and a troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, U.S. President Joe Biden is charting a new course for American foreign policy, Edward Keenan writes.
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COVID-19: 151 new cases in London-Middlesex; record 65 people in hospital with 29 in ICU: LHSC
The triple-digit increase -- the 11th seen this month -- brings the region's pandemic case tally to 8,903, of which 7,492 have resolved, health officials said.
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Toronto-area buyers push up small-town Ontario home prices
Purchasers in small towns and cities are dealing with big city cash offers and multiple bids, say realtors.
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Owner ’horrified’ after altercation involving Indigenous woman outside his Saskatoon grocery store
Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations Chief Bobby Cameron said the actions carried out on the Indigenous woman “are beyond disturbing.”
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Thomas Walkom: The politics of Ontario’s vaccination system is creating chaos. Meanwhile, vaccinations languish
What began as a matter of public health — where the aim was to control the pandemic wherever it showed itself — is fast becoming a morality play based on the question of who deserves to be saved. This is unfortunate, as the emphasis on fairness neglects the real point of vaccination: controlling the disease.
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COVID-19: Will the Canadian Grand Prix be cancelled for the second year in a row?
For the second year in a row, the Canadian Grand Prix, held every June in Montreal, might be cancelled, after Montreal Public Health authorities recommended against it.
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Federal government funding $17M for housing in Saskatchewan First Nations
The newly allocated funds from the federal government can be used to build new homes or put towards homes that are in need of repairs.
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AIMCo names former CMHC head as next chief executive
Alberta Investment Management Corp. has named the former -- and often outspoken -- head of Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. as its next chief executive.
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Rick Salutin: Derek Chauvin’s symbolic ‘Law & Order’ trial for the murder of George Floyd
The event is a bit like therapy. There are exciting breakthrough moments that almost always fade, compared to the deep, slow changes that people sometimes manage to make. Meanwhile, moments help sustain you.
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94-year-old walking from Saskatoon to Regina to fundraise for sick kids
Frank Atchison, 94, is walking 260 km from Saskatoon to Regina to fundraise for children's hospitals.
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