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Vancouver police issue $17,000 in fines to partygoers, man running home ‘nightclub’

VANCOUVER — Police have arrested a man who allegedly operated a makeshift nightclub at his Vancouver penthouse and issued fines against him and his suspected guests totalling more than $17,000. Sgt. Steve Addison says the case should be a lesson to anyone caught hosting a party in violation of provincial measures imposed during the COVID-19...

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Health Canada approves Spartan Bioscience’s previously recalled rapid COVID-19 test

TORONTO — The federal government has approved an Ottawa company’s made-in-Canada rapid COVID-19 test, Health Canada confirmed Saturday as the nation’s top doctor warned the virus’s impact on the health-care system showed no signs of abating. The test developed by Spartan Bioscience is performed by a doctor and provides on-site results within an hour, a...

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City of Toronto supports strengthened restrictions to stop COVID-19 resurgence

“Toronto is at a critical moment in our battle against COVID-19. We need everyone to take action to help stop the spread of this relentless virus. We are following public health advice to confront this resurgence. We have worked with the federal and provincial governments to secure financial support for the businesses and residents who will be impacted by these measures. And I am making sure the City government does everything we can to help. If we all do the right thing during this 28-day pause, I am confident we can avoid a larger and longer lockdown, keep our schools open, and protect vulnerable residents including those in our long-term care homes.”

– Mayor John Tory

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President’s positive COVID-19 tests underscores perils of campaigning in a pandemic

WASHINGTON, Wash. — The perils of America’s fractured, partisan approach to the COVID-19 pandemic finally caught up Friday with U.S. President Donald Trump, now infected with the very virus that for months has threatened to end his tumultuous tenure in the White House.  Trump delivered the news via Twitter early Friday morning, saying both he...