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.

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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.

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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.

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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: