North Korea lifts lockdown in border town after coronavirus threat passes – National

North Korea lifts lockdown in border town after coronavirus threat passes - National

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un lifted a three week lockdown in the city of Kaesong and nearby areas, after a man who defected to the South returned to the border town last month showing coronavirus symptoms, state media

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B.C. baby randomly selected by drug company to receive life-changing $3 million treatment

B.C. baby randomly selected by drug company to receive life-changing $3 million treatment

A B.C. family who raised almost $3 million for a drug to help their 4.5 month-old baby girl with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) has now received some more good news.The drug company Novartis/AveXis, which makes the very expensive drug

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Nova Scotia blood collection clinics ‘overwhelmed’ by appointment calls

Nova Scotia blood collection clinics ‘overwhelmed’ by appointment calls

A Halifax man says it took him several weeks to schedule a routine blood collection appointment, now that walk-in appointments are no longer an option due to COVID-19 restrictions.“I tried calling different days of the week, I tried different

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B.C. reports another 78 coronavirus cases, 1,878 now in isolation

B.C. reports another 78 coronavirus cases, 1,878 now in isolation

There were more troubling numbers for British Columbia’s coronavirus response Thursday, as the province announced another 78 new cases.It’s the fifth-highest single-day total since the start of the pandemic and comes as health authorities in the Lower Mainland are

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B.C. health officials to present modelling data as COVID-19 cases climb

B.C. health officials to present modelling data as COVID-19 cases climb

B.C.’s provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix will be presenting the province’s latest modelling data on Thursday afternoon.The presentation will be live on BC1, the Global BC Facebook page and the Global BC

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Quebec sees 104 new coronavirus cases, 6 additional deaths

Quebec sees 104 new coronavirus cases, 6 additional deaths

Quebec reported 104 new cases of the novel coronavirus Thursday, marking a rise in the number of daily infections compared to earlier this week.To date, the province has seen a total of 60,917 cases. Authorities reported 53,441 recoveries since

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Study says most Atlantic Canadians not travelling outside of home province

Study says most Atlantic Canadians not travelling outside of home province

A study found that the majority of Atlantic Canadians have not taken advantage of the Atlantic bubble since it was announced in July, with only two in ten residents, on average, reporting travel within the bubble.Halifax-based Narrative Research conducted

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Scientists find coronavirus in the air — but experts say this won’t yet change how we fight it – National

Scientists find coronavirus in the air — but experts say this won’t yet change how we fight it - National

The novel coronavirus can be found in tiny droplets that float in the air, a new study showed this week.But while that sounds alarming, experts say there are many questions that need to be answered before we radically change

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Coronavirus: Feds offer cities $31M to adapt to pandemic realities – National

Coronavirus: Feds offer cities $31M to adapt to pandemic realities - National

The federal government is offering $31 million to help communities find ways to adapt to the realities of the COVID-19 pandemic.Infrastructure Minister Catherine McKenna says the money could be used for everything from making it easier to physically distance

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Coronavirus: Federal wage subsidy program might cost $14B less than predicted – National

Coronavirus: Federal wage subsidy program might cost $14B less than predicted - National

Canada’s official fiscal watchdog says the federal wage subsidy program might cost $14 billion less than the government predicted.A new report today by Parliamentary Budget Office analyst Ben Segel-Brown estimates subsidizing wages for companies during the COVID-19 pandemic will

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