Sask. restricting most private gatherings to household members only starting Thursday

Most Saskatchewan residents will only be allowed to mingle indoors with people they live with starting Thursday, the province announced via a news release. As COVID-19 cases continue rising across Saskatchewan, the provincial government is implementing further public health restrictions throughout the next couple of weeks. “We know that much of the community transmission continues […]

Coronavirus: University Hospital outbreaks may be ‘turning a corner’, authorities say – London

The deadly coronavirus outbreaks at University Hospital (UH) in London, Ont., may be on the road to recovery, but the chief medical officer of the London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) says it’s too early to confirm. Dr. Adam Dukelow spoke during the Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU)’s virtual briefing Monday, and said there has been zero […]

Photos of the day: Dec 14

News Marshelle Haseley 8 Minutes Ago Christian Jaggernauth of OINK- Outdoor Images N Kaleodoscope Advertising Company, places the traditional star ontop the christmas tree, as part of the final touches during the unveiling of the “Welcome to Port of Spain” near the Maritime Flyover. – ROGER JACOB Newsday photographers captured some of these images reflecting […]

More can be done to help northern communities weather pandemic, say local leaders

Lac La Ronge Indian Band (LLRIB) Chief Tammy Cook-Searson says northern residents should be very mindful of travelling south because of high COVID-19 cases. Cook-Searson was responding to an advisory by health authorities saying northern residents should avoid non-essential travel outside their home communities. She said the number of cases of COVID-19 in northern communities […]

Study suggests size determines how COVID-19 affects Ontario retirement homes

A McMaster University study suggests that retirement communities in Ontario that offer a wide variety of services are the homes most likely to be impacted by the coronavirus. Using data from the Retirement Homes Regulatory Authority (RHRA) and the Ministry of Health, researchers say the province’s retirement communities most likely to be affected by the […]

Gaps in safeguards led to massive Desjardins security breach: privacy commissioners

The mass data breach at Desjardins — the largest ever in the Canadian financial services sector — was caused by a series of gaps in the Quebec company’s security setup, according to a new investigation by the federal and Quebec privacy commissioners. “Desjardins did not demonstrate the appropriate level of attention required to protect the sensitive personal information entrusted […]

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