Victoria

Negotiating to ease struggle of keeping COVID-19 out of long-term care

Article content VICTORIA — From the outset of the COVID-19 outbreak, B.C. had to struggle to keep the virus out of long-term care facilities, Health Minister Adrian Dix reflected this week. He recalled how he and provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry prepared for a daily media briefing in early March, knowing the virus had …

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Coronavirus live Australia: 1m tests conducted nationally as restrictions eased in NSW, Queensland and Victoria – latest news | Australia news

8.28am BST08:28 Sydney will host the resumption of the coronavirus-affected Supercars calendar, with racing planned to return next month. Supercars have not held a complete race meet since the season-opening Adelaide 500 in February. The Supercars website revealed Sydney Motorsport Park will be the venue of the long-awaited two-day second round on 27-28 June, albeit …

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Pipeline protests: Fire lit at B.C. legislature, metal spikes damage RCMP vehicles

Protester Kolin Sutherland-Wilson is shown at the legislature in Victoria, Saturday, Feb.8, 2020. Protesters supporting the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs fight against the Coastal GasLink pipeline in northern B.C. spent the night camped outside the legislature. Their camp includes a ceremonial fire on the front steps. Dirk Meissner / THE CANADIAN PRESS VICTORIA — Efforts by …

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NSW and SA fires live: five million hectares burned in Australia’s bushfires – latest updates | Australia news

Labor welcomes Scott Morrison’s decision to provide additional support for volunteer firefighters on the frontline – something he has repeatedly claimed is unnecessary. It’s good that federal public servants will receive the same conditions currently enjoyed by army reservists, but many volunteer firefighters will not be assisted by this decision. Many private-sector workers, self-employed workers, …

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Australia fires: weather bureau says Tuesday was nation’s hottest day on record – live | Australia news

Thousands across Victoria are without power as the state swelters, with just one day of respite from the hot weather before the mercury soars again. Melbourne reached a scorching 39.7C just before 3pm today, while the state’s northwest is expecting to crack the mid-40s, AAP has reported. Power went out out for about 3,000 PowerCorp …

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Three men jailed for 28 and 16 years over Christmas terrorism plot on Melbourne’s Federation Square | Australia news

Two men will spend at least the next 28 years in jail and another at least 16 years after conspiring to plot a terrorist attack in Melbourne’s Federation Square. Ahmed Mohamed, Abdullah Chaarani and Hamza Abbas are three of four men convicted over the plot to behead people and set off bombs on Christmas Day …

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