08
Apr
2021
Posted by: In: Canada Coronavirus, Christian Dube, Coronavirus, Coronavirus Cases, Coronavirus In Canada, coronavirus news, coronavirus update, COVID, COVID-19, covid-19 canada, covid-19 news, Health, private sector vaccination, Quebec vaccination, workplace vaccination

Quebec unveils workplace vaccination sites as province seeks to accelerate COVID-19 vaccine rollout

Quebec’s private sector has heeded the health minister’s call for help in accelerating the province’s COVID-19 vaccination rollout. Christian Dubé announced Thursday the creation of 13 corporate vaccination hubs in eight administrative regions. “I am very proud of the response we received from Quebec businesses,” Dubé said in a…
07
Apr
2021
Posted by: In: Alberta Coronavirus, Canada, Coronavirus, COVID-19 Testing, Edmonton International Airport, edmonton international airport testing, EIA, EIA covid testing, Numi Health, numi health edmonton airport, numi health inc.

Edmonton airport staff being offered rapid COVID-19 testing through 8-week mobile lab program – Edmonton

Employees at the Edmonton International Airport are being offered rapid COVID-19 testing as part of an eight-week pilot program meant to streamline results for workers who are exposed to travellers. Mobile medical services provider Numi Health Inc. partnered with Alberta Health Services to offer the pilot “It’s a program…
04
Mar
2021
Posted by: In: Coronavirus, COVID-19, Destination Toronto, economic loses, Economy, Events, Meetings, Toronto, toronto hospitality, toronto tourism, toronto tourism industry, Tourism, tourism toronto, visitor spending

Toronto lost $8.35B in tourist activity due to 1st year of COVID-19 pandemic – Toronto

According to an analysis done by Destination Toronto, the COVID-19 pandemic has cost the city’s economy $8.35 billion due to a drop in tourism and hospitality spending. Some of the hardest hit sectors include: retail: $1.68 billion food and beverage: $1.33 billion accommodations: $1.21 billion finance: $1.03 billion transportation:…
03
Mar
2021
Posted by: In: Biden, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Health, Joe Biden, mask mandate, Mississippi, mississippi mask mandate, Politics, Texas, texas mask mandate, us coronavirus, us covid, World

Biden says lifting mask mandates a ‘big mistake’ as COVID-19 remains threat in U.S. – National

U.S. President Joe Biden on Wednesday said decisions to end the required wearing of masks — such as those by governors of Texas and Mississippi — amounted to “Neanderthal thinking” given the rising death toll from the coronavirus pandemic. Asked if he had a message to Texas and Mississippi,…
03
Mar
2021
Posted by: In: Coronavirus, COVID-19, Fleming College, Health, Outbreak, Peterborough Public Health, Severn Court, Trent University, variant of concern

COVID-19: Fleming College will impose ‘harshest’ sanctions for students involved in residence outbreak – Peterborough

Fleming College‘s president says students who are proven to be involved in a social gathering at an off-campus residene that led to Peterborough’s largest COVID-19 outbreak will be sanctioned. In a letter issued to students and staff on Wednesday morning, Maureen Adamson says she’s “deeply concerned” about the outbreak…
25
Feb
2021
Posted by: In: Canada, Canada Pension Plan, Coronavirus, Coronavirus Vaccine, COVID-19, CPP, Health, Mark Machin, UAE, United Arab Emirates, Vaccine Queue Jumping

Head of Canada Pension Plan board received COVID-19 vaccine in Dubai: reports – National

The head of Canada’s largest pension fund investment board travelled to the United Arab Emirates and received the coronavirus vaccine ahead of millions of Canadians, according to multiple reports. The Wall Street Journal first reported Thursday that Mark Machin, who serves as CEO of the Canada Pension Plan Investment…
08
Jan
2021
Posted by: In: Business, Calgary, Coronavirus, COVID violation, COVID-19, COVID-19 Alberta, Hair Salon, Health, Publc health, public health orders, Public Health Restrictions, True You Salon & Spa

COVID-19: Calgary hair salon considers opening despite public health orders – Calgary

True You Salon & Spa in Calgary is considering opening its doors Monday despite public health orders that forbid it from doing so. “It’s nerve-racking — we would 100 per cent get supporters and we would 100 per cent get backlash,” said True You Salon & Spa’s Adam Spence.…
10
Dec
2020
Posted by: In: bc coronavirus, Canada Coronavirus, Coronavirus, Coronavirus Cases, Coronavirus In Canada, coronavirus news, coronavirus update, Coronavirus Vaccine, COVID-19, covid-19 canada, covid-19 news, fraser valley dry ice, Health, vaccine transportation

B.C. dry ice company scores cool contract for COVID-19 vaccine distribution

When Paul Thomson went into business manufacturing dry ice, he never imagined his company would be at the forefront of a national response to contain a pandemic. But a lot can change in a year. “We’re very happy that we get to be a part of the solution,” Thompson…
06
Dec
2020
Posted by: In: Canada, City of Edmonton, COVID-19, COVID-19 EDMONTON, Economy, edmonton covid-19 economic recovery, edmonton economic recovery, Edmonton economy, Edmonton Online Shopping, Tech, U Of A, University of Alberta, university of alberta school of retailing

U of A students helping Edmonton businesses go digital as part of COVID-19 recovery push – Edmonton

As COVID-19 increases the urge for many to shop online, the University of Alberta has partnered with the City of Edmonton to help local businesses improve their presence on the web. The Making Edmonton Digital program aims to get small businesses that may not have been able to make…
01
Dec
2020
Posted by: In: Canada, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID-19 Testing, COVID-19 Testing in Saskatchewan, Health, PCR COVID-19 Testing, Quantum Genetix Canada, Saskatchewan Coronavirus, saskatchewan covid-19, Saskatchewan COVID-19 Testing, Saskatchewan Health Authority, Saskatchewan News

SHA signs 3rd-party COVID-19 testing partnership for travellers, businesses

Travellers and businesses in Saskatchewan will have a third-party option for asymptomatic COVID-19 testing. The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) says it has partnered with Quantum Genetix Canada to provide independent testing starting in December. Read more: SHA opening drive-thru COVID-19 testing location in Prince Albert, Sask. The executive director…