Post Tagged with: "Coronavirus"

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Trump’s impatience to get back to the pre-pandemic state of affairs will make matters worse

As I am sure everyone is aware, the world is basically shutting down due to COVID-19. In Canada, all non-essential businesses are closed and will stay closed for sometime. In certain states there have been stay-at-home orders put into place that require people to self-isolate.  The impact is already harming the economy tremendously, and many economists believe that we are […]

by Jade Hosick· · Opinion ·

COVID-19 Updates as of March 31, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve on a daily basis, sparking constant change across Canada and the Waterloo region as the community struggles to contain the virus and adapt to a new way of living. According to Public Health Canada, as of 11:30 a.m., March 31, there are 7695 confirmed cases of COVID-19 across the country, with 1966 of those […]

by Sophia Cole· · News ·
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COVID-19: A summary of major Canadian and local news

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, more extensive measures have been put in place to protect the health and safety of Canadians and prevent further spread of the virus. In a public statement on March 23, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that the Canadian government would be allocating $192 million in funding toward developing and mass producing a COVID-19 […]

by Sophia Cole· · Local, National, News ·
Local businesses are suffering as the province shuts down due to COVID-19

Local businesses are suffering as the province shuts down due to COVID-19

Due to the latest public health recommendations surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak, many companies, both small and large are seeing the need to engage in significant business changes.  On March 23, Ontario Premier Doug Ford ordered that all non-essential businesses close their doors in an effort to stop the spread of the virus, effective on Mar 24, at 11:59 p.m.  Despite […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Arts and Life, Events, Life ·

We shouldn’t celebrate people for doing what they should have been doing anyway

Another March has come, and subsequently, another St. Patrick’s Day has come and gone. This one, however, was slightly different than how Laurier typically sees the holiday celebrated. On March 13, Laurier announced that due to COVID-19, the remainder of classes would be completed online. Shortly after this, on March 16, the school announced that the whole campus would shut […]

by Jade Hosick· · Opinion ·
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Premier Doug Ford announces closure of all non-essential services

Ontario Premier Doug Ford has announced the closure of all non-essential services across the province in an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus).   As of today, services that have remained open include manufacturing and supply chain providers, grocery stores, pharmacies, takeout restaurants and LCBO outlets. More information on the businesses that are going to be affected will […]

by Emily Waitson· · Local, National, News ·
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Laurier shifts spring, intersession and summer courses online due to COVID-19 crisis

In a news release shared today, Wilfrid Laurier University has announced their decision to continue online learning for the spring, intersession and summer (“sprummer”) terms. When Laurier originally decided to shift all in-person classes in the remaining academic semester online on March 13, the proposed plan stated that face-to-face instruction would return to normal by May 1. However, with heightened […]

by Emily Waitson· · Campus, News ·
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Prime minister Trudeau announces $82B COVID-19 emergency response package for Canadians, including changes to student loans

Prime minister Justin Trudeau announced an $82-billion aid package today to help Canadians and their businesses cope with the effects of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic that has been drastically impacting the day-to-day lives of people across the globe.   This package aims to help Canadians pay for rent and groceries, as well as assisting businesses with paying bills. The proposed […]

by Emily Waitson· · National, News ·
Laurier Athletic Complex closed and other key Laurier events cancelled due to COVID-19

Laurier Athletic Complex closed and other key Laurier events cancelled due to COVID-19

Wilfrid Laurier University, in line with public health officials’ recommendations, has decided to cancel all athletics, recreation and events that are not a part of course or academic requirements until April 30.  The move by Laurier continues the unfortunate trend that the coronavirus has left on the world of sports. At every level around the globe, from youth teams to […]

by Mark Cascagnette· · Sports ·