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Please Donate Blood – It’s Safe to Donate Blood During COVID-19

Canadian Blood Services is urging all healthy eligible blood donors to book and keep their appointments as there has been a recent spike in appointment cancellations in… Read more »

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Alberta Reports Coronavirus Cases Across the Province; Community Spread in Edmonton & Calgary; Total Now 74

Alberta reported 18 additional cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 74. Alberta Health Official said that cases have now been… Read more »

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If You Flew on These Flights (Seats) to Alberta Before March 12 – Self-isolate For 14 Days and Monitor For Symptoms

Alberta as part of ramping up its effort to contain and limit the rate of spread of COVID-19 have directed all Albertans who have returned from outside… Read more »

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Canada to Close Border to Non-Citizens and Non-Permanent Residents, Excludes U.S Citizens

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that Canada will be closing its borders to all those who are not citizens or permanent residents of Canada. U.S. Citizens are exempt from this restriction at this time. This is effective March 18, 2020 at 12:01 a.m.

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Ontario to Give Workers Paid Job-Protected Leave Due to COVID-19

Ford Government has announced that it is drafting legislation to help Ontarians by implementing paid job-protected leave as a measure to help Ontarians through COVID-19 outbreak.

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Coronavirus: Rogers Offers Free Canada-Wide Long Distance, Global Roaming, Free TV Shows and Movies

In response to COVID-19, Rogers is offering free services and customer support including free access to TV shows and movies, Canada-wide long distance, and global roaming. FREE… Read more »

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Alberta Cancels All Classes Until Further Notice

Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw announced that effective immediately, all child care centres will be closed, classes at public schools and post-secondary classes… Read more »

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Coronavirus: Lululemon Temporarily Closing All Stores in North America & Europe

Following the heels of multiple retailers across North America, Lululemon is temporarily closing all stores across North America and Europe due to Coronavirus from March 16th to… Read more »

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City of Edmonton Closes Recreation Centres, Arenas, Attractions and Libraries

Following the direction of Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, the City of Edmonton is closing its recreation centres, arenas, city managed attractions with immediate effect until… Read more »

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10 New Coronavirus Cases in Alberta with 2 in Intensive Care; Total Now 39

Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Chief Medical Officer of Health reported 6 new cases in Calgary zone and 4 in the Edmonton zone taking the total cases in Alberta… Read more »

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Strathcona County Closes Facilities Due to Coronavirus Concerns

Strathcona County has announced that the county is closing indoor recreation centres and some city facilities as a proactive action to reduce the rate of spread of… Read more »

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St. Albert Closes Facilities Due to Coronavirus Concerns

The City of St. Albert has announced that the city is closing indoor recreation facilities as a proactive action to reduce the rate of spread of COVID-19… Read more »

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Do I Have Coronavirus: How to Self Assess Using Alberta Health Tool

With every sniffle and cough leading you to wonder whether you have coronavirus and causing you to call Public Health Lines, only to be put on hold… Read more »

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Albertans to Get 14 days of Paid Job-Protected Leave

Alberta Government has announced that they are amending Employment Standards Code by implementing paid job-protected leave as a measure to help Albertans through COVID-19 outbreak. Albertans will… Read more »

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Saskatchewan Researchers Testing Vaccine for Coronavirus

Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization-International Vaccine Centre (VIDO-InterVac) at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) is racing the clock to find a vaccine against SARS-CoV-2. VIDO-InterVac has announced… Read more »

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University of Alberta On-Campus Classes on March 13th Suspended

Yesterday, Dr. Deena Hinshaw announced that Alberta is adopting aggressive new public health measures including asking organisers to cancel all large gatherings with more than 250 attendees… Read more »

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Northern & Southern Jubilee Auditoriums Closing Temporarily Due to COVID-19

On March 12th, Dr. Deena Hinshaw announced that Alberta is adopting aggressive new public health measures including asking organisers to cancel all events with more than 250… Read more »

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Alberta Cancels All Events With More Than 250 Attendees; Total Coronavirus Cases Now 23

Dr. Deena Hinshaw announced that Alberta is adopting aggressive new public health measures including asking organisers to cancel all events with more than 250 attendees to help… Read more »

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National Lacrosse League Suspends Season Due to COVID-19

National Lacrosse League has suspended all games in its 2020 season until further notice. NLL said, ” We will continue to evaluate this situation and remain in constant… Read more »

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5 More Novel Coronavirus Cases in Alberta, Total Now 19

Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s chief medical officer of health has announced five new cases of novel coronavirus – all are travel related. Of these 5 cases, 1… Read more »

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Justin Trudeau Announces $1 Billion to Combat COVID-19 in Canada

Justin Trudeau outlined Canada’s whole-of-government response to COVID-19, by establishing a more than $1 billion COVID-19 Response Fund, which includes already announced measures as well as new… Read more »

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How to Avoid Subscription Traps: “No-Strings Attached” Trial Offers – Competition Bureau of Canada

Competition Bureau of Canada is reminding Canadians to not get trapped into the “No-Strings Attached” trial offers. These so-called free, no-obligation trial products like a free trial… Read more »

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WHO Declares COVID-19 a Pandemic

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, World Health Organisation’s director-general has declared COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) a pandemic. Globally there are more than 11300 cases of COVID-19 across 114 countries with… Read more »

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Play Tim Hortons’ Roll Up The Rim Contest Digitally and at the Restaurants

The 35th annual Roll Up The Rim To Win® starts from March 11 and runs for four weeks – until April 7. Tim Hortons’ annual Roll Up… Read more »