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AG largely praises B.C. COVID-19 tourism supports, cites 'minor' shortfalls

  • VICTORIA — B.C's auditor general says the province's COVID-19 support program for the devastated tourism industry followed most required guidelines, though he raised some concerns about the way it was documented and monitored. Michael Pickup says there were "minor inconsistencies" with the otherwise well designed and implemented destination development grant program that handed out more than $41 million in 2021 and 2022. He says in his report released Tuesday that the grant came at a time when n

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  • CBC

    COVID-19 outbreaks at 7 N.B. long-term care homes after mask mandate for employees lifted

    At least seven New Brunswick long-term care homes have active COVID-19 outbreaks, just weeks after the Department of Social Development lifted masking requirements for all employees in long-term-care homes. But the total number of outbreaks since mandatory masking was removed, how many people have been infected, and the breakdown of residents versus staff are unclear. "As of June 1, there are seven long-term-care facilities that have self-reported as being in an outbreak," spokesperson Rebecca H

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  • Engadget

    Meta will require staff to be in the office at least three days a week

    Meta will make workers return to the office at least three times a week starting September 5th.

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  • Yahoo News UK

    Boris Johnson: What happens if WhatsApps aren't handed over?

    Former PM Boris Johnson says he has now provided his unredacted messages to the Cabinet Office – putting his successor Rishi Sunak in an awkward position.

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  • The Canadian Press

    Former Connecticut lawmaker gets 27 months in prison for stealing over $1 million in coronavirus aid

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A former Connecticut state representative was sentenced to 27 months in prison on Wednesday for stealing more than $1.2 million from the city of West Haven — most of it in federal coronavirus-related aid — and using a good chunk of it to fuel his gambling addiction. “I stole that money. That is on me,” Michael DiMassa said as he apologized during sentencing before Judge Omar Williams in federal court in Hartford. “It’s hard to find the word to express how I feel. I feel as

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  • CBC

    Thursday is last day for COVID-19 testing centres, Horizon memo reveals

    All Horizon Health Network COVID-19 testing centres will close by the end of day Thursday because of a decrease in demand, an internal memo obtained by CBC News reveals. PCR testing will now be performed at Horizon hospitals and referrals for appointments must be made through a primary care provider, Danny Jardine, Horizon's interim vice-president community, advises all staff and physicians in the memo, dated May 25. Horizon did not immediately respond to questions Wednesday about why the change

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  • The Canadian Press

    AG largely praises B.C. COVID-19 tourism supports, cites 'minor' shortfalls

    VICTORIA — B.C's auditor general says the province's COVID-19 support program for the devastated tourism industry followed most required guidelines, though he raised some concerns about the way it was documented and monitored. Michael Pickup says there were "minor inconsistencies" with the otherwise well designed and implemented destination development grant program that handed out more than $41 million in 2021 and 2022. He says in his report released Tuesday that the grant came at a time when n

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  • The Canadian Press

    UK government fights demand to hand over Boris Johnson's messages to COVID-19 inquiry

    LONDON (AP) — As Britain’s prime minister, Boris Johnson established an independent public inquiry into his government’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now the inquiry wants to see, in full, what Johnson wrote to other U.K. officials as the outbreak raged — but the government is fighting a demand to hand over the material. Inquiry chairwoman Heather Hallett, a retired judge, has asked the Conservative government, now led by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, to produce full copies of Johnson’s What

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  • CBC

    Sûreté du Québec conducts raids in Kanehsatà:ke in connection with COVID-19 aid

    Quebec provincial police officers raided the offices of Kanehsatà:ke's band council Thursday, Radio-Canada reports, in the Kanien'kehá:ka (Mohawk) community, 50 kilometres west of Montreal. The raids were related to a financial fraud investigation looking into alleged misappropriation of funds by the council during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Radio-Canada, the council's Emergency Response Unit received $3.89 million in COVID-19 aid from Ottawa since June 2020. During a news conference on

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  • CBC

    Changes in COVID-19 protocols for long-term care get mixed reviews

    Long-term care homes in the province are now responsible for making their own decisions about COVID-19 protocols within their facilities, after the Nova Scotia government lifted its COVID-19 Health Protection Act order on Tuesday. Some companies took immediate action, removing the masking requirement for staff and visitors. "Several of our members actually after the news yesterday immediately took the masks off," said Michele Lowe, executive director of the Nursing Homes of Nova Scotia Associati

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  • CBC

    N.L. reports 1 new COVID-19 death, 15 new hospitalizations in latest update

    Newfoundland and Labrador is reporting one new death due to COVID-19 in its latest provincial update, along with 15 new hospitalizations. The person was located in the Eastern Health region and was over the age of 80. The report brings the total number of deaths in the province since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020 to 345. The province also reported 15 new hospitalizations as a result of the virus between May 7 and May 20. Eight of those hospitalizations involved critical care. Seven

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