Hamilton Public Health declared the outbreak — which began on May 10 — over as of May 29. As the number of cases continued to climb, staff members working there were also infected and sent into self isolation. Public health has previously said all but two of the 66 residents connected to the home have tested positive for COVID-19. Public health officials cited "significant staffing challenges" as one reason residents at Rosslyn were transferred to hospital. Giancarlo said an updated number of active cases involving people linked to the home won't be available from public health until Monday.
May 31, 2020 14:26 UTC
UBC students will get some extra days off after the university's Vancouver Senate approved a fall reading break starting in the 2021-2022 academic year. The move comes after campus-wide consultations showed overwhelming support for a fall break. It will come at the expense of the university's 16-day exam period, which will shrink to 12 days in fall 2021. The break will fall over Remembrance Day, with students getting an additional two weekdays off, meaning students will get a five-day break when the weekend is included. The university's Vancouver Senate has 85 members, including dozens of professors and UBC President Santa J. Ono.
May 31, 2020 14:26 UTC
Sarah Sansom didn't think she had any reason to worry when her husband and his uncle ventured into the woods to go moose hunting. "There's nothing that these two men could have done to justify dying over," Sarah Sansom said in an interview from her home in Nobleford in southern Alberta. Jake and Sarah Sansom were high school friends who reconnected in their 20s and fell in love. But finances were tight, so Jake Sansom drove seven hours north to hunt moose with his uncle near Bonnyville, where the family has hunting rights. She can't imagine her husband or Cardinal would have trespassed, given their familiarity with property owners in the area.
May 31, 2020 14:03 UTC
Two Edmonton teens will perform on NBC's competitive dance show World of Dance in the show's fourth season. The 13-year-old twins, Ethan and Ayden Valdriz, describe themselves as shy, but earlier this year they stepped out of their comfort zone to be judged on the popular series. Itty Bitty Crew consisting of Ethan Valdriz, Dayton Paradis, and Ayden Valdriz will perform on the competitive dance show World of Dance. We hope to be them one day and have more opportunities in L.A." Ayden Valdriz said. Ayden Valdriz said.
May 31, 2020 13:52 UTC
(Cora Mojica)Many front-line workers — including food services employees, health care aides, grocery store clerks, and custodial staff — are people of colour. Why care aides are more vulnerableThe epicentre of B.C. Single site orderTo curb further outbreaks, Dr. Henry imposed a single site work order on 533 facilities across the province. The order has had a financial impact on health care aides, especially casual workers and those who work in private facilities. But the province has yet to implement other promises, such as a temporary wage top-up for private care home workers.
Bruce Poon Tip, founder of Toronto-based G Adventures, a global leader in small-group travel, is hopeful that the new normal just might be better. He expects people will avoid large, crowded resorts and cruise ships in the future, and focus instead on really visiting and getting to know different places. Morgan thinks Canadians will mainly travel locally and nationally this year, with international travel growing next year. One thing is certain, international travel won’t rebound as quickly as it shut down. G Adventures has cancelled all trips at least until the end of July, but bookings have been rising during the past few weeks, Poon Tip says.
May 31, 2020 12:56 UTC
Problems at Ontario long-term care homes were documented for years before COVID-19A devastating report released by the Canadian military about some of the hardest hit long-term care homes in Ontario detailed disturbing conditions inside the facilities. WATCH | CBC Marketplace investigation into short staffing at a long-term care home:Infractions have been documented for years by government inspectors at Ontario long-term care homes named in a military report alleging horrific conditions at the facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic. All five homes have years of infractions, ones cited by both Liberal and Progressive Conservative governments. Marketplace reporter David Common has been following the crisis in care homes for years and has been reporting on the latest developments. But it wasn't until CBC's Go Public got on the case that the company apologized and offered her compensation.
While many workplaces have shut down during the COVID-19 pandemic, one west-end Windsor factory actually got busier. Dainty Foods is Canada's only rice mill, processing rice grown in the United States and other countries. For one thing, the cost of rice has increased 10 to 20 per cent, a result of reduced crop inventory, increased worldwide demand, and export restrictions imposed by some rice producing nations. Tap to hear Maitland's full conversation on the CBC's Afternoon Drive:How has COVID-19 affected Canada's only rice mill? We asked James Maitland, COO of the Dainty Foods plant in Windsor.
If the Crown Land Camping Alberta Facebook group, recently launched by Calgarian Ryan Epp, is any indication, many Albertans are looking for alternatives. (Ryan Epp)Epp is also quick to remind members of the etiquette and rules when it comes to Crown land camping. Albertans may have to get off the beaten path to find those special camping spots on public land. "There are a lot of places; actually 60 per cent of the province is public land," Blye said. "It remains to be seen if campers that traditionally use our provincial parks will increasingly move onto public land for their fill of outdoor recreation," Sinclair said.
Whether you're in the back country, a campsite or just your backyard, building a campfire can be a little daunting, especially for first timers. CBC Saskatchewan spoke with Joe Milligan from Saskatchewan Parks to find out how to build a successful and safe campfire. To build a campfire you will need different types of wood. (Matt Duguid/CBC)Step 2: Building your fire structureMilligan said the key is to build your fire from smaller materials to large. He said there are a number of ways you can build a structure, such as a log cabin or lean-to.
Kirby Marshall knows outside of the larger, urban centres in the North, not only is access to the internet limited — so is access to computers. That would mean kids would be learning remotely, posing a challenge for the hundreds of students in the Northwest Territories without a computer. Marshall, who owns Global Storm IT in Yellowknife, says there are roughly 500 kids in the N.W.T. The business owner hopes it will help keep kids in school, even if they can't physically be in the classroom. Schools across the territory will remain closed for the remainder of the school year, and Marshall worries that will mean more students will drop out.
The latest:On Saturday, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced 11 new cases of COVID-19. To date, there have been 2,573 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in B.C. Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry says the government thought carefully about the time to open up schools across B.C., and the drop in cases supports their decision. Latest numbersFor the third time this week, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said on Saturday there were no new deaths caused by COVID-19. 's top doctor, Dr. Bonnie Henry, said the risk of contracting coronavirus in B.C.
May 31, 2020 12:00 UTC
Unable to recruit enough workers, Alberta Health Services wants four Vegreville care homes exempted from a public health order limiting employees to one site. Trouble in VegrevilleSandra Azocar, executive director of Edmonton-based Friends of Medicare, said it's no coincidence there's a shortage of continuing care workers in Vegreville. Friends of Medicare executive director Sandra Azocar has been an outspoken critic of Alberta's long-term care system since 2006. AUPE represents more than 17,000 long-term care employees, including those working at the Vegreville sites. AHS runs one of the four care homes in Vegreville, and pays private operators to run the other three, including Century Park.
May 31, 2020 12:00 UTC
The Manitoba provincial government could use this same first-year introduction to women and gender studies lesson. In many realms, the COVID-19 crisis has brought increased exposure to gender inequality. In the meantime, we have seen the federal government unveil similar programs, such as the Canada Emergency Response Benefit, within weeks. A feminist responseFor all of these reasons, the Institute for International Women's Rights-Manitoba is calling on the provincial government to adopt a feminist response to COVID-19. YWCA Canada , The White Ribbon Alliance , and the Feminist Alliance for Rights , are just a few organizations calling for a gendered lens to COVID-19 response efforts.
May 31, 2020 11:00 UTC
Some elected officials prepared to deploy additional National Guard troops in anticipation of more turmoil. WATCH | Scenes of protests around the U.S.:Protesters clash with police for fifth night in a row after George Floyd’s death. President Donald Trump appeared to cheer on the tougher tactics, commending the National Guard deployment in Minneapolis and declaring "No games!" PHOTOS | Protests over George Floyd's death spread across U.S., world:Previous Next"The mistakes that are happening are not mistakes. Brian Kemp authorized the deployment of up to 3,000 National Guard troops to Athens, Savannah and any other cities where more demonstrations were planned.
May 31, 2020 10:57 UTC