Day: December 11, 2020

Coronavirus: 1 death, 33 cases in London-Middlesex as province moves region to red-control tier – London

Jump to: Hospitalizations – Outbreaks – Schools – Testing – Ontario – Elgin and Oxford – Huron and Perth – Sarnia and Lambton The region’s total coronavirus case tally eclipsed the 2,000 mark on Friday as the Middlesex-London Health Unit reported one death, 33 new cases and 32 recoveries. At least 2,013 cases have been […]

Looking for COVID-19 trends: Academic experts and private forecasting company form pandemic partnership

Some of Canada’s top academic experts on pandemics are partnering with a company in the Greater Toronto Area to work on national and provincial pandemic forecasts, including modelling different scenarios to help guide officials on how COVID-19 vaccination programs might be rolled out in the new year.  The University of Toronto’s Institute for Pandemics (IFP) […]

3-digit suicide prevention hotline gets green light from House of Commons

The House of Commons took a step closer to establishing a national three-digit suicide prevention hotline today. MPs voted unanimously in favour of a Conservative MP’s motion calling on the federal government to act immediately to set up a national 988 number that would consolidate all existing suicide crisis numbers. Before the vote, B.C. MP Todd Doherty implored the […]

COVID-19 outbreak declared at London’s St. Thomas Aquinas Secondary School – London

The London District Catholic School Board’s St. Thomas Aquinas Secondary School is the latest school in London, Ont., to have a COVID-19 outbreak as declared by the local health unit. Earlier this week, the health unit declared outbreaks at four local schools. Read more: COVID-19 outbreaks declared at 4 London, Ont. schools The Middlesex-London Health […]

The pandemic unexpectedly saved thousands from financial ruin. But there’s a reckoning on the horizon

This story is part of The Big Spend, a CBC News investigation examining the unprecedented $240 billion the federal government handed out during the first eight months of the pandemic. As the COVID-19 lockdown ruled the day this spring, Rod Gilroy, a 37-year veteran of the real estate industry in Amherst, N.S., figured bankruptcies in the area […]

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