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Best terms, bad deal: Secretive condo insurance price model may be boosting rates

Article content continued • Thus, all the insurance companies get paid the highest rate, regardless of their own lower bid. And that drives up the cost of the policy. The Condo Home Owners Association of B.C. issued its own report on escalating insurance rates in June, and it highlighted best terms pricing as well, saying …

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Coronavirus live updates: Hospitalizations, ICU admissions on the rise in Quebec

Article content continued Read our full story. 11:55 a.m. No mask exemptions without a valid medical reason: Quebec College of Physicians Quebec’s College of Physicians is reminding its members that doctors’ notes allowing individuals not to wear face masks only be issued for valid medical reasons. Read our full story. 11:30 a.m. Updated charts: Quebec …

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COVID-19: Outbreak detected at St. Paul’s Hospital NICU

Article content An outbreak of COVID-19 has been detected in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at St. Paul’s Hospital. Vancouver Coastal Health declared the outbreak in a bulletin that was last updated at 3:28 p.m on Thursday. The bulletin indicates that restrictions have been imposed. The NICU provides neonatal services to premature infants, ill …

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Focus on 50-square-kilometre sector as search for Martin Carpentier enters seventh day

Article content Acting on information gleaned from the public, the Sûreté du Québec on Tuesday embarked on the seventh day of its manhunt for Martin Carpentier in a 50-square-kilometre sector of dense woods in the area of Saint-Apollinaire, west of Lévis. The vast search area includes the stretch of forest where Carpentier’s daughters, Romy, 6, …

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COVID-19: B.C. health officials reopening care homes to visitations

Article content continued Of the 174 deaths attributed to COVID-19 in B.C., 122 have been residents of long-term care or acute care facilities. There are currently 32,000 residents in long-term care. The easing of visitation restrictions does not apply to acute care units in hospitals. While care home visitors must don personal protective equipment and …

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Josh Freed: Montreal’s great COVID roads experiment

Article content Welcome to Covidtown Street Laboratories, a vast new Montreal experiment in how we use our city, after Hurricane COVID-19 ripped through town. With many Montrealers planning summer “staycations” in Kitchenland and Balconville, city hall says it wants to make Montreal a people-friendly summer “laboratory.” IT is  experimenting with everything from “sanitary walking corridors” …

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Prison puts residents’ safety at risk, Metchosin mayor says

Article content continued Inmates at William Head are supposed to be near the end of their sentences, and the possible threat to their pending freedom is what keeps them from escaping, rather than the security system or patrols. The prison is surrounded on three sides by the Pacific Ocean. In 2018, a four-metre-high double fence …

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Montreal police investigate stabbing of delivery man in Rosemont

Article content Montreal police will question a 43-year-old man in connection with the stabbing on Friday morning of a delivery man during an apparent dispute at a residence in the city’s Rosemont district. Police say the incident occurred around 10 a.m. near Bélanger St. We apologize, but this video has failed to load. Montreal police …

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Dan Fumano: COVID to change how Vancouver uses streets, maybe for good

Article content continued But, to some observers, Vancouver has actually been lagging on this front. “Vancouver seems slow out-of-the-gate compared to some other cities … Paris, Portland, (Ore.), Oakland, (Calif.), they were moving on this stuff back in March,” said Kevin Quinlan, chief-of-staff for former Vancouver mayor Gregor Robertson, whose legacy will always be intertwined …

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Allison Hanes: The Two Solitudes of COVID-19

Article content Three days after the Institut national de santé publique du Québecreleased dire projections for the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic in Montreal, Premier François Legault sought on Monday to offer reassurance. But Legault’s words of comfort were not directed at alarmed Montrealers. No, his message was aimed at Quebecers in the regions who …

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