MONTREAL, QUE.: JULY 15, 2020 --  Montrealers make their way along Ste Catherine, near Phillips Square on Wednesday July 15, 2020. (Pierre Obendrauf / MONTREAL GAZETTE) ORG XMIT: 64737- 1542

Coronavirus updates, Sept. 1: Rolling average of Quebec cases at three-week high (Details)

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Article content continued11:20 a.m.Updated charts: Quebec cases, deaths11:05 a.m.Rolling average of Quebec cases at three-week highQuebec has recorded 122 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total to 62,614, the provincial government announced this morning.It’s...

Liberals extend commercial rent-relief program for last time (Details)

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The federal government is extending its commercial rent relief program one last time. The Liberals say the program that aims to help small businesses with their rent or lease costs will be extended...

Mask, PPE vending machines enter service at Oakville GO, Union UP Express stations (Details)

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Metrolinx says two vending machines selling face masks and other personal protective equipment are now in service at Oakville GO Station and at Union UP Express Station in the SkyWalk.Products being sold inside the...
MONTREAL, QUE. : July 06 , 2011-----Bistro Glow Lounge Restaurant.Usually decorated with neon colours, metallic furniture and a karaoke stage, tapioca teashops looks more like a set of a popular 1990s teen sitcom hangout than your average coffeehouse. DIsco ball illuminates the ceiling.(Marie-France Coallier) / THE GAZETTE)

Coronavirus updates, Sept. 2: Karaoke can be ‘dangerous,’ Quebec public health warns (Details)

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Article content continuedQuebec added 132 new cases, bringing the total to 62,746, the provincial government announced this morning.No new deaths were reported in the past 24 hours. One death occurred between Aug. 26 and...

6 crew members on cargo ship docked in Metro Vancouver test positive for COVID-19...

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Six of 23 crew members on a bulk carrier anchored off Metro Vancouver have tested positive for COVID-19, according to the Public Health Agency of Canada. Union officials have said the Japanese-owned Vega...
MONTREAL, QUE.: SEPTEMBER 1, 2020 --Alain Dubeau, president of Air-Net, a company that cleans ventilation systems with his truck in Mascouche, northeast of Montreal Tuesday September 1, 2020.  His company has been busy since the start of the pandemic.  (John Mahoney / MONTREAL GAZETTE) ORG XMIT: 64943 - 8380

COVID-19 spurs push to clean ventilation systems in Quebec schools, other buildings (Details)

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Article content continued“Then they’re going to act,” Dubeau said, “and say, ‘Oh, maybe we should clean it.’ ”Dubeau described a case several years ago in which, upon arriving for an assessment at a hospital,...

WestJet flight cancelled after dispute over whether toddler should wear mask (Details)

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WestJet says it cancelled a flight from Calgary to Toronto early Tuesday after a family refused to obey a rule that all passengers over the age of two wear masks.  Passenger Safwan Choudhry says airline staff were...
MONTREAL, QUEBEC, MARCH 8, 2020: Quebec Liberal party leadership candidate Dominique Anglade speaks during an interview at Victor Rose Espresso Bar in Pointe-Claire west of Montreal, Sunday, March 8, 2020. (Graham Hughes/Montreal Gazette) ORG XMIT: 64057

Quebec Liberal leader Dominique Anglade slams Legault’s economic vision (Details)

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Article content continuedHe said he wants to target Quebec-focused economic sectors where the government will be “very generous” with financial support.“That’s not an approach that’s modern,” Anglade said. “It’s about somebody (in government) deciding...

B.C. First Nation declares state of emergency due to COVID-19 outbreak (Details)

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The Tla'amin First Nation on B.C.'s Sunshine Coast has declared a state of emergency and issued a shelter-in-place order for 72 hours due to four lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the community. The order...
MONTREAL, QUE.: SEPTEMBER 2, 2020 -- A mask-wearing cyclist rides by a mural in the Mile End district of Montreal Wednesday September 2, 2020. (John Mahoney / MONTREAL GAZETTE) ORG XMIT: 51318 - 8881

Coronavirus updates, Sept. 3: As cases rise, Quebec ‘approaching possibly critical threshold’ (Details)

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Article content continuedThat compares to $65.3 million in the same quarter last year, the Société québécoise du cannabis (SQDC) said in a press release.That’s a 69-per-cent increase.The SQDC had 42 stores in the March-to-June...
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From AIDS to COVID-19, America’s Medical System Has a Long History...

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In the early days of the pandemic, Susan Castor, a 64-year-old Filipino American nurse, would make her rounds taking care of patients at a...