COVID

Toronto-area startup Switch Health accused of fumbling Canada’s COVID-19 border testing

When Greg Skinner returned to his Invermere, B.C., home after visiting his 10-year-old daughter in the United States, he says he tried for 10 consecutive days to set up an online video call with a registered nurse. Canada’s COVID-19 testing and quarantine protocols require travellers… Read More »Toronto-area startup Switch Health accused of fumbling Canada’s COVID-19 border testing

Canada’s military facing challenges like pilot training, part shortages amid COVID-19 – National

Canada’s military pilots are in danger of losing their edge as COVID-19-related restrictions curtail their ability to train at home and abroad, according to a senior Royal Canadian Air Force commander. Military pilots are required to fly a certain number of hours in the air… Read More »Canada’s military facing challenges like pilot training, part shortages amid COVID-19 – National

Large crowd gathers at Vancouver’s Sunset Beach on 4-20 despite COVID-19 restrictions – BC

A large crowd gathered at Vancouver’s Sunset Beach on Tuesday night for 4-20, the annual day of celebrating cannabis culture. The social media account for 420 Vancouver said there was no official event held in the city this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and… Read More »Large crowd gathers at Vancouver’s Sunset Beach on 4-20 despite COVID-19 restrictions – BC

Here’s what you can and can’t do during Ontario’s COVID-19 ’emergency brake’ shutdown

In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Ontario and reduce the strain on hospital intensive care units, the provincial government moved to activate its “emergency brake” shutdown restrictions. Officials said as of 12:01 a.m. on April 3, the order will see all… Read More »Here’s what you can and can’t do during Ontario’s COVID-19 ’emergency brake’ shutdown

Guelph area moving to orange restrict under Ontario’s COVID-19 response framework restrictions

The Ontario government has announced communities in the Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph public health unit region will be moving down the COVID-19 response framework of restrictions to the orange restrict level. According to an update issued by the government Friday afternoon, the change in restrictions comes into effect… Read More »Guelph area moving to orange restrict under Ontario’s COVID-19 response framework restrictions

COVID-19: Ottawa to move to Ontario’s red-control zone Friday morning – Ottawa

COVID-19 restrictions in the nation’s capital will tighten Friday morning as Ontario moves Ottawa into the red-control zone of its reopening framework. “Based on the latest assessment of data, Ottawa Public Health is being moved from its current level in the Framework to the Red-Control… Read More »COVID-19: Ottawa to move to Ontario’s red-control zone Friday morning – Ottawa

Ontario’s province-wide lockdown began at 12:01 a.m. Here’s what the restrictions look like

Boxing day shopping is a lot different this year for Ontario residents after the province went into a pandemic lockdown at 12:01 a.m. While restrictions were already in effect in areas such as Toronto, Peel and York Region, the rest of southern Ontario is now… Read More »Ontario’s province-wide lockdown began at 12:01 a.m. Here’s what the restrictions look like