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Canmore Fire Chief self-isolates for 14 days, takes up cooking

Canmore Fire Chief self-isolates for 14 days, takes up cooking

“For a Fire Chief in quarantine, it is a challenge to feel disconnected," said Canmore Fire-Rescue's Walter Gahler "But the important thing to recognize is it’s not about me or any one person, it is about the community as a whole, the vulnerable population, the older, the medically compromised – it’s about protecting those folks."
Health officials explain why not everyone can get swabbed for COVID-19 right now

Health officials explain why not everyone can get swabbed for COVID-19 right now

Alberta provincial courts limiting operations

Alberta provincial courts limiting operations

The courts will no longer allow any members of the public in the courtrooms unless they are required for the matter before the court, including media and witnesses. Legal counsel is allowed to access the courthouse for urgent court-related business.
Canada closing borders to non-residents

Canada closing borders to non-residents

On Monday morning, Canadian Prime Minster Justin Trudeau announced to the country they will be denying entry to people who are not permanent residents or Canadian citizens. Airlines will receive the formal order to ban all travellers presenting symptoms from getting on an airplane.
Border agency adds screening questions after complaints about airport disarray

Border agency adds screening questions after complaints about airport disarray

OTTAWA — The Canada Border Services Agency announced new screening questions for travellers arriving Monday following a weekend of disarray at points of entry into the country, especially airports.
Coronavirus vaccine test opens as U.S. volunteer gets 1st shot

Coronavirus vaccine test opens as U.S. volunteer gets 1st shot

SEATTLE — U.S. researchers gave the first shot to the first person in a test of an experimental coronavirus vaccine Monday -- leading off a worldwide hunt for protection even as the pandemic surges.
Daily life near a standstill as nations try to halt pandemic

Daily life near a standstill as nations try to halt pandemic

In a sign of how much the pandemic has grown, China now accounts for less than half of the world's 168,000 cases, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.
Our window to flatten the COVID-19 curve is narrow, says Dr. Theresa Tam

Our window to flatten the COVID-19 curve is narrow, says Dr. Theresa Tam

"We all need to act now. COVID-19 is a serious public health threat."
Paris without its cafes? Virus shutdown hits France's core

Paris without its cafes? Virus shutdown hits France's core

Flames change plans, announce assistance program for employees

Flames change plans, announce assistance program for employees