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737 New Cases, 9 More Deaths In Quebec, Officials Report

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Many students are looking forward to Spring Break, although they might not have the chance to interact with friends. The province has reported 737 new infections, while 9 previous...

Montrealers Aged 75 and above to receive the COVID-19 Vaccine starting on Monday

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Montrealers aged 75 years and above can now register for their COVID-19 vaccination appointment. Most of the other regions in Quebec still limit the vaccination to those over the...

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Alberta

Alberta Registers 301 New Cases, Ahead Of Plans To Eliminate Step...

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Alberta registered 301 new infections on Sunday, one day before the government issues a proclamation that would loosen a few public health measures. Currently, the...

Everything Albertans Need to know regarding Infection Cases in the Province...

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According to the most recent update, the province has recorded 301 recent infections as of Sunday, decreasing from 415 official reported in the last...

Infection Rates Soar In northern Alberta, 8 More Succumb To The...

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Infection rates rise in northern Alberta as activate caseloads surpass the 1000 mark. This Thursday, the health zone reported 399 new infections, a slight...

British Columbia

New Variants Detected in Surrey Schools according to Fraser Health Authority

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Three variants of COVID-19 have been found in people linked to Surrey elementary schools where it had previously been detected. Fraser Health official announced...

B.C. Teachers want the Health Office to release Information to Back...

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Positive cases of COVID-19 have been identified in several schools in the Fraser Health region. However, it hasn't been confirmed whether the infection includes...

B.C. Health Officer Say that the Province isn’t Ready to Relax...

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Dr. Bonnie Henry, the B.C. provincial health official, says that the increasing positive test cases is deterring the province's hope of loosening the COVID-19...

Manitoba

Manitoba Record a Dropped in the Weekly COVID-19 Cases

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Manitoba has reported 50 new cases of COVID-19; the province has also lost two people, according to a press release on Sunday. However, the...

Small Business Debt in Prairies Skyrocket Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

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A report from the Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) says that small businesses in Prairies are taking $180k average debt in the last six...

Inuit and Metis Calling to be prioritized like other First Nations...

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First Nations people, who include Metis, Manitoba, and Inuit, ask to be prioritized in accessing the COVID-19 vaccines. The Manitoba Metis Federation president David...

New Brunswick

Mourners Remember a Teenager who Died by Suicide on a Sunday...

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Lexi Daken died on Wednesday by suicide, on Sunday night, cars lined up along the Queen St. in downtown Fredericton for a drive-in vigil....

Graceful Elegant, And Passionate About Powerboats: A Sneak Peek Into Lady...

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As she was fondly remembered, Lady Violet Aitken, or Lady of the Offshores, has passed away aged 94. The most recent headline on Powerboat...

Around 1% of New Brunswick Babies Born Addicted to Opioids

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Front-line workers who participated in a provincial symposium on hard reduction yesterday say the opioid crisis that has been migrating from west to east...

Newfoundland and Labrador

Health Department Says COVID-19 Isn’t the Primary Cause of New Deaths

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There are seven new cases of COVID-19 Newfoundland and Labrador, and another patient that was down with the virus has kicked the bucket on...

Newfoundland and Labrador Could Have Enough Ventilators, but Union Worried thinks...

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As the number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients rises, so too does the need for ventilators, and those who know how they operate. According to...

Mount Pearl Senior High School Teacher with COVID-19 Left to Wait...

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A Mount Pearl couple has it that their daughter's experience-seeking medical treatment for her COVID-19 symptoms unearths weak links within the provincial health system. Elizabeth...

Northwest Territories

Tahltan Woman Bakes Moose Head By The Traditional Recipe

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Noreen Vance is a woman who knows to cook a tasty meal. Noreen and her husband are regularly going to Tahltan wilds to hunt...

Hearts rookie Beth Peterson Defeats Kerry Galusha

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The Canadian women's curling championship just got more interesting as Beth Peterson of Team Wild Card Three pulled out a narrow 9-8 victory over...

The N.W.T.’s Curling Team Defeated Ontairo 7-5

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On Wednesday morning, The N.W.T's curling team defeated Team Ontario 7-5, becoming competitive for a playoff spot. This N.W.T win was a major upset...

Nova Scotia

Halifax Region Tightens COVID-19 Regulations as N.S. Record New three cases

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Nova Scotia conducted 4, 839 tests on Saturday and reported three cases of COVID-19 on Sunday. The new cases of the virus come as...

Nova Scotia Records 8 New COVID-19 Cases on Thursday

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8 new coronavirus cases were reported in Nova Scotia on Thursday. It is the biggest single-day jump since January 13, which brings the total...

Nova Scotia Ramps Up Testing Capacity As Infection Rates Rise

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Infection rates are on the rise in Nova Scotia even as health officials fight to identify the source. Officials have decided the best cause...

Nunavut

Nunavut MP, Mumilaaq Qaqqaq, Returns To Parliament After Extended Leave

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Nunavut's Member of Parliament, Mumilaaq Qaqqaq, has come back to work after being on extended leave. In an interview with Piya Chattopadhyay, the host...

Germaine Arnaktauyok, An Inuk Artist, Has Won A Governor General’s...

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Inuk artist Germaine Arnaktauyok is a printmaker, painter and drawer that currently resides in Yellowknife. Originally from Igloolik, Nunavut, she won a Governor General's...

The Nunavut Government Reports 12 New Cases Of COVID-19 In Arviat

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The hamlet of Arviat houses less than 3,000 people, and on Monday, it reported 12 new cases of COVID-19. The Nunavut government has released...

Ontario

Toronto Woman Claims She Was Sexually Harassed by Real Estate Agent...

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A woman in Toronto is claiming that she was sexually harassed by a real estate agent during her apartment search in the city. Originally from...

Police discover body of baby in a basement in Hamilton, Ontario

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TORONTO -- On Thursday afternoon, the Police disclosed that they found the body of an infant was found in the basement of a home...

York Region Should Have Stayed Under Lockdown, says Ontario Liberal Leader

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Ontario Liberal Leader Steven Del Duca believes that York Region should have stayed under the provisional lockdown and stay-at-home orders for an additional two...

Prince Edward Island

No Gatherings, Schools Closed for 72 Hours as P.E.I Moves to...

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Prince Edward Island is prohibiting gatherings and closing schools for the next 72 hours, as well as enforcing stay-at-home measures to the fullest, as...

The P.E.I. city of Summerside has been placed on COVID-19 alert

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On Thursday evening, the Island's Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Heather Morrison has reported three new cases of COVID-19 in Summerside. Since Summerside has...

Toys R Us Exposure Warning Given as P.E.I Reports 2 New...

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P.E.I has confirmed two new cases of COVD-19 and one public exposure site, at the Toys R Us store on Buchanan Drive in Charlottetown. Any...

Quebec

Police In Montreal Mount Enforcement Measures Against Health Guideline Violation During...

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Montreal's police instituted measures to ensure Montrealers follow public health guidelines on social distancing this March Break. Consequently, those planning to go out and enjoy...

737 New Cases, 9 More Deaths In Quebec, Officials Report

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Many students are looking forward to Spring Break, although they might not have the chance to interact with friends. The province has reported 737...

Montrealers Aged 75 and above to receive the COVID-19 Vaccine starting...

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Montrealers aged 75 years and above can now register for their COVID-19 vaccination appointment. Most of the other regions in Quebec still limit the...

Saskatchewan

The Founding Member of Coteau Books, Dies After A Long Struggle...

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Geoffrey Ursell, the Award-winning Saskatchewan author, playwright, musician, and editor has died at age 77 after losing a long battle with Parkinson's disease. Born...

The Province Of Saskatchewan Will Open Up A Self-Booking System For...

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Saskatchewan Health Authority CEO Scott Livingstone stated yesterday that the people of the province will be able to make their own appointments for COVID-19...

Sexual Harassment reported at Regina ‘s Street Culture Project

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Street Culture Project is a Regina-based non-profit charitable organization that works with vulnerable youth, and allegations of sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior in the...

Yukon

A New Compilation of Willie Dunn’s Music Is To Be Released

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Indigenous Artist Willie Dunn Gets Another Posthumous Release On March 19. Although probably best known for his masterpiece "I pity the country", the Indigenous...

N.W.T. Health Minister Hopes To See Travel Restrictions Lifted By The...

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N.W.T. Health Minister Julie Green stated that she would like to hear “good news” by the end of March and see the lift of...

Yukon Energy Is On Its Way To Have The Largest Battery...

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Yukon Energy has signed an agreement to lease land for its $31M grid-scale battery project. The utility plans to create the largest battery storage...