Thursday, April 2, 2020

Canada, Alberta: Coronavirus Covid-19 deaths: 11

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney confirmed 117 new cases of COVID-19 in the province. Much information was released from a large number of backlogged tests conducted by health officials. Kenney said Wednesday the backlog developed because of a shortage in reagents, an essential element in the testing. The province will be receiving new rapid testing kits within days.

Truck drivers put in many hours to provide essential products. It is important to keep operating the supply lines.

More information will be used to trace, control and contain positive Coronavirus Covid-19 cases.

Total Canadian cases:

Confirmed: 9,712
Deaths: 111
Recovered: 1,528

Read more Alberta Coronavirus Covid-19 details here:

April 1, 2020 Alberta’s COVID-19 death toll rises to 11 -

April 1, 2020 Three more deaths from COVID-19 - McKenzie Towne families demand better communication from facility -

April 1, 2020 Coronavirus: Will students return to Alberta classrooms this school year? Call is Dr. Hinshaw’s -

March 31, 2020 Coronavirus means some Alberta hotels close; changes for those still open -

March 31, 2020 7 health enforcement orders related to COVID-19 issued against Alberta businesses -

April 1, 2020 Coronavirus: Alberta increases food inspector capacity as demand for meat rises -

March 31, 2020 Alberta man who died from COVID-19 remembered as a mentor and jokester -

April 1, 2020 Alberta stores alter hours of operation for safety reasons during COVID-19 pandemic -

April 1, 2020 Opposition grills Alberta government on ‘broken’ emergency isolation funding program -

April 1, 2020 Some Alberta convicts move to house arrest to mitigate COVID-19 risk: official -

March 31, 2020 Alberta government to introduce 3 bills amid COVID-19 pandemic -

March 30, 2020 Alberta’s ‘energy war room’ sees budget cut by 90% amid coronavirus -

April 1, 2020 Model predicts 250 Alberta patients will need intensive care at peak of COVID-19 pandemic -

March 31, 2020 Alberta education minister will not reverse decision on layoffs amid COVID-19 pandemic -

March 31, 2020 Alberta landlord fears financial challenges as protections for renters kick in -

Above: Flag of Alberta, Canada

Alberta is Canada's 4th largest province by population. Alberta's GDP in 2018 was CDN$338.2 billion. Alberta has an estimated 1.4 billion cubic metres of unconventional oil resources in the bituminous oil sands. Alberta leads Canada as an oil producer. In 2018, Alberta's energy sector contributed over $71.5 billion to Canada's nominal gross domestic product.

Canada, British Columbia: Coronavirus Covid-19 deaths: 24

Chief British Columbia Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and health minister Adrian Dix provided an update Wednesday on the province's response to the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.

There are 53 new cases of COVID-19 in the province and 1 new confirmed death. There are now 606 people who had recovered from the novel coronavirus.

Medical masks are certainly very important to frontline workers' safety. People could use homemade masks to prevent the spread of their own droplets. However, staying at home and proper social distancing works very well and should be followed.

In the future, more types of testing kits may become available. At this current time, there are no at-home testing kits available that can be deemed reliable yet.

The tests may show false-positive or false-negative results. It is important to create very accurate testing, so people know for sure if they have this virus. Additional options may be invented in the future, such as tests that can tell people if they had the virus already.

Be careful, evidence certainly says that people may be able to spread the virus before realizing they have symptoms. You could have been not coughing, not sneezing and not having a high temperature. Physical distancing and hand washing remain the best way to protect ourselves. Coronavirus Covid-19 outbreaks have now been confirmed in 21 seniors’ care facilities in B.C.

Total Canadian cases:

Confirmed: 9,712
Deaths: 111
Recovered: 1,528

Read more British Columbia Coronavirus Covid-19 details here:

April 1, 2020 Top doctor ‘not against’ widespread mask use, as B.C.’s COVID-19 death toll hits 25 -

April 1, 2020 What you need to know about COVID-19 in B.C. on April 1, 2020 -

March 30, 2020 B.C. doctor warns of deadly ‘double whammy’ if coronavirus persists into wildfire season -

March 21, 2020 Coronavirus: B.C. health officials aren’t saying which communities have cases. Here’s why -

April 1, 2020 Education minister outlines changes to B.C. schooling during pandemic: Q+A -

April 1, 2020 Okanagan College student designs map tracking spread of COVID-19 in B.C. -

April 1, 2020 British Columbia's hotel industry cratered by virus -

April 1, 2020 Coronavirus: B.C. hotel chain finds way to help health-care workers who want to self-isolate -

April 1, 2020 Comparing coronavirus responses: What did Canada and the U.S. do differently? -

April 1, 2020 Coronavirus outbreak among B.C. migrant workers should be a wake-up call to farmers, industry experts say -

Above: Flag of British Columbia, Canada

British Columbia (B.C.) is the 3rd largest Canadian province by population and 4th largest provincial economy. It is Canada’s westernmost province. It is located between the Pacific Ocean and the Rocky Mountains. Indigenous peoples have lived in this area for more than 10,000 years. European explorers began to visit this area in the 1750's.

In the first half of the 19th century, the Hudson’s Bay Company expanded to the west of the Rocky Mountains and established trading outposts. In 1849, Vancouver Island was colonized by the British and a lease was granted to the Hudson’s Bay Company giving it exclusive trading rights on Vancouver Island. B.C. remained a British colony until 1871 when it became a province of Canada.

In 1885, the Canadian Pacific Railway was completed. This created links for Canada from east to west.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Canada, Quebec: Coronavirus Covid-19 deaths: 33

Quebec’s Premier Fran├žois Legault, joined by Dr. Horacio Arruda, Quebec director of National Public Health and Ms. Danielle McCann, Quebec’s health and social services minister held the daily coronavirus Covid-19 update on Wednesday.

Premier Legault announced 2 new deaths because of the virus. The total number of deaths in Quebec becomes 33. There are 499 new cases of COVID-19. Quebec province-wide total is 4,611 cases.

Premier Legault asked Quebec residents not to visit senior homes in some parts of the province to contain the spread of the virus and protect the vulnerable. It is a serious matter of life or death. Older people are more vulnerable to the virus than young people.

More police-enforced restrictions were announced on travel between parts of the Quebec province.

The Quebec government has some orders of personal protective equipment (PPE) that will arrive in the coming days. Some equipment will also be received from Ontario's stock after talking to Ontario Premier Doug Ford.

Total Canadian cases:

Confirmed: 9,712
Deaths: 111
Recovered: 1,528

Read more Quebec Coronavirus Covid-19 details here:

April 1, 2020 Quebec focuses on protecting seniors, limits regional travel as coronavirus deaths top 33 -

March 31, 2020 Canada's Quebec sees coronavirus cases soar, faces equipment shortage -

March 31, 2020 Coronavirus: 5 uplifting things happening in Quebec amid the pandemic -

April 1, 2020 Canada's G-7 capital of Ottawa divided by coronavirus police checkpoints -

March 18, 2020 Coronavirus: Quebec personalities heed premier’s call to ‘spread the info, not the virus’ -

April 1, 2020 Married doctors with COVID-19 highlight the difficulty of understanding virus -

March 31, 2020 Canada coronavirus deaths jump by 35%, Quebec says equipment running low -

April 1, 2020 Coronavirus outbreak: Patient attendants want testing protocols at Montreal hospital to change -

April 1, 2020 Coronavirus: Quebec tenants mobilize to demand cancellation of rent, mortgage payments -

March 31, 2020 Quebec couple who fled to remote Indigenous community to avoid COVID-19 sent back: Chief -

March 30, 2020 Coronavirus: Quebec to buy 300,000 Bauer visors for health workers -

Above: Flag of Quebec, Canada

In the country of Canada, the economy of Quebec is diversified and post-industrial. It has much potential for growth. Manufacturing and service sectors dominate the economy. If Quebec were a country, its economy would be ranked the 44th largest in the world just behind Norway. Quebec is also ranked the 21st largest in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. The strong economy of Quebec represents 19.65% of the total GDP of Canada.

Canada, Ontario: Coronavirus Covid-19 deaths: 37

Ontario associate chief medical officer of health Dr. Barbara Yaffe said on Wednesday that 426 new cases of Coronavirus COVID-19 have been confirmed. This creates the total number of cases of 2,392 in the Ontario province. The death toll in Ontario becomes 37. The total number of resolved cases is 689, almost 30 per cent of Ontario cases.

Ontario chief medical officer of health Dr. David Williams said that some people in the province had been issued warnings under Section 22 of the Health Protection and Promotion Act to enforce isolation orders. This virus is certainly a serious issue and should not be taken lightly.

According to Ontario’s website, the numbers males and females diagnosed with COVID-19 is about 50% and 50%.

Total Canadian cases:

Confirmed: 9,712
Deaths: 111
Recovered: 1,528

Read more Ontario Coronavirus Covid-19 details here:

April 1, 2020 Ontario reports 426 new coronavirus cases, total at 2,392 and 37 deaths -

April 1, 2020 Coronavirus: 14 residents of Ontario nursing home now dead following outbreak -

April 1, 2020 Coronavirus: Ontario researchers race toward treatment, vaccine for COVID-19 -

April 1, 2020 Coronavirus: Ontario ‘adjusting the list’ of essential businesses amid calls for expanded closures -

March 31, 2020 Coronavirus: Health officials say there are 10 outbreaks in long-term care homes around Ontario -

March 31, 2020 Here’s how the COVID-19 curve could look with social distancing, testing -

March 31, 2020 Coronavirus: Head of Ontario registered nurses union says 9M masks per week are needed -

March 31, 2020 Coronavirus: Sign language interpreter providing important service during Ontario news conferences -

April 1, 2020 REALITY CHECK: Police say they aren’t pulling over cars for coronavirus fines -

April 1, 2020 Ontario researcher shares experience working to isolate new coronavirus -

April 1, 2020 Canada's G-7 capital of Ottawa divided by coronavirus police checkpoints -

March 29, 2020 Canadian hospitals see surge in coronavirus patients, with Ontario, Quebec and Alberta of greatest concern -

March 30, 2020 Coronavirus: Ontario cottage country deals with influx of residents amid COVID-19 pandemic -

March 31, 2020 Coronavirus: Peel, Toronto school boards looking at teacher-led online education for April 6 -

Above: Flag of Ontario, Canada

In the country of Canada, the economy of Ontario province is rich and diversified. Ontario is the largest economy in Canada, with a GDP twice that of neighbouring Quebec, which is Canada's second largest economy.

Ontario is certainly the most populous province of Canada, with a population of approximately 14.19 million permanent residents in 2017. It is amazingly Canada's leading manufacturing province, accounting for 46% of the manufacturing GDP in 2017.

Monday, March 23, 2020

Coronavirus: Toronto mayor declares state of emergency (COVID-19 pandemic)

Mayor John Tory declared a state of emergency for the City of Toronto on Monday (March 23, 2020) as a greater number of virus cases emerge in Toronto. The coronavirus pandemic is a global disaster.

The mayor made the announcement via video conference as he remains in self-isolation on the advice of medical experts after his recent travel outside of Canada.

The emergency declaration gives Tory the ability to make certain decisions that normally require full city council approval.

Social distancing must be created for individuals in the geographical area of Toronto. The important rules must be followed.

Read more details here:

Above: Tracking Every Coronavirus Case in Toronto (MAP) -

March 23, 2020 Coronavirus: Toronto mayor declares state of emergency in wake of COVID-19 pandemic -

March 22, 2020 Toronto man dies from COVID-19, marks city’s first coronavirus-related death: public health -

March 20, 2020 Toronto paramedic, homeless person among active coronavirus cases in city -

March 21, 2020  VIRUS SURGING: Third death in Ontario as 58 new COVID-19 cases confirmed -

March 23, 2020 'Virus rebels' defying travel warnings and physical distancing measures -

March 23, 2020 More than a million Canadians and permanent residents return from abroad amid COVID-19 warnings -

March 19, 2020 Community spread of virus in Toronto increases -

March 23, 2020 Toronto, Ontario and Vancouver real estate boards urge suspension of open houses due to coronavirus outbreak -

March 21, 2020 Coronavirus: Toronto-area hospitals implement no visitor policies -

March 23, 2020 Coronavirus sends TTC ridership into free-fall -

March 23, 2020 Canadian death toll from coronavirus jumped by more than 50 per cent on Sunday -

March 22, 2020 Coronavirus: Kawartha Lakes man with no travel or contact history dies of COVID-19 -

Above: Trajectory of Coronavirus Spread by different countries

As COVID-19 cases certainly begin to rise throughout the city, Toronto Public Health knows that people may have virus-like symptoms.

Health officials say that symptoms are very similar to the flu or a respiratory illness, which include a cough, fever, muscle aches, and shortness of breath.

Friday, March 20, 2020

Canada, British Columbia: Covid-19 cases: 271

British Columbia’s provincial health officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, confirmed 40 new cases of COVID-19 in the province and 1 new death. This brings the total number of cases to 271.

The new death is linked to a cluster of cases at North Vancouver’s Lynn Valley Care Centre. People that are located in B.C. are advised to create social and physical distancing. It is important to take distancing measures at this time.

Read more details here:

March 19, 2020 'This is not optional': Public told to follow COVID-19 advice as death toll grows in B.C. -

March 18, 2020 B.C. announces 45 new cases of COVID-19, provincial total now 231 -

March 17, 2020 B.C. closes schools to combat spread of coronavirus -

March 13, 2020 B.C. announces 11 new COVID-19 cases, including 'cluster of cases' at hospital -

March 9, 2020 COVID-19: B.C. announces Canada’s first coronavirus death -

March 19, 2020 Six new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Vancouver Island, entering ‘critical time’ -

March 19, 2020 'COVID-19 scams are spreading like the virus,' says B.C. RCMP -

March 19, 2020 'We haven't travelled': B.C. family alarmed by presumptive COVID-19 diagnosis -

March 19, 2020 Grocery stores make changes to reduce spread of virus, encourage social distancing -

March 19, 2020 How accurate are B.C.'s COVID-19 infection numbers? No one knows for sure -

March 19, 2020 B.C. declared a state of emergency amid spread of COVID-19. What does that mean? -

March 16, 2020 B.C. health minister urges feds to include Americans in virus travel ban -

March 18, 2020 Naturopaths warned about 'potentially harmful' COVID-19 claims after B.C. councillor's post -

March 20, 2020 British Columbia biotech identifying antibodies for Covid-19 -

March 14, 2020 B.C. Liquor Stores notice 'healthy' increase in sales during virus outbreak -

March 20, 2020 Licence pulled from Delta yoga studio after false COVID-19 claims -

March 19, 2020 What happens if you have a medical emergency in the era of COVID-19? -

March 20, 2020 Interior Health stands by decision to not state patient locations: the risk is everywhere -

March 20, 2020 Air Canada to lay off over 5,100 employees due to virus outbreak: union -

March 20, 2020 Digihost Adjusts Operations in Response to the COVID-19 Virus -

March 17, 2020 Sixty per cent of B.C. businesses surveyed expect 50 per cent decline in revenue -

March 18, 2020 Pandemic ‘widespread’ as testing capacity fails needs: B.C. Doctor -

March 15, 2020 GREEN BEAT: Virus offers chance to push the pause button -

March 19, 2020 We won't know if social isolation is working for weeks, months: Tam -

Below: Flag of Province of British Columbia, Canada

Below: British Columbia on the map

British Columbia (B.C.) is the 3rd largest Canadian province by population and 4th largest provincial economy. Like other provinces in the Canadian federation, B.C. consists of both private and public institutions. However, as Canada’s westernmost province, located between the Pacific Ocean and the Rocky Mountains, B.C. has unique economic characteristics that distinguish it from much of the rest of Canada.

There are 8 economic regions within B.C. This includes: the Cariboo, Kootenay, Lower Mainland/Southwest, Nechako, North Coast, Northeast, Vancouver Island and Coast, and Thompson/Okanagan region. In addition to the many towns and cities in these regions, the province is home to over 200 First Nations.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

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Canada, Ontario: 1st death of person with Covid-19 (maybe virus caused death)

Ontario is a province of Canada. Ontario's health minister says a 77-year-old Muskoka resident has died, and that COVID-19 was detected in their system after their death. Christine Elliott says the coroner's office is trying to figure out whether the virus caused their death or not.

Read more details here:

First potential coronavirus-related death reported in Ontario -

Coronavirus March 17: Ontario, Alberta, B.C. declare states of emergency; B.C. closes schools to combat virus spread -

Coronavirus: What the new US-Canada non-essential travel restriction means for travelers -

Coronavirus: Ikea Canada to temporarily close all stores -

Coronavirus Live Updates: Nations Pledge Trillions to Stave Off Economic Catastrophe -

Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University (JHU):

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Construction: Toronto: Leslie and Nymark

In Toronto at Leslie St and Nymark Ave, there is lots of construction going on. This area is close to North York General Hospital, the Don River, Canadian Tire and IKEA. Scala Condos is a new condominium development currently in pre-construction at Leslie Street near Nymark Avenue in Toronto, Ontario by Tridel in the Bayview Village community.  It is a proposed luxury "condo-community set against a naturally lush ravine setting" consisting of a 3 to 18 storey building wing that is situated along the south edge of the development site and is connected to a 4 to 11 storey building wing along Leslie Street designed by Wallman Architects priced from the $300,000's to over $1.5 million. More information here: