Child care gets a boost amidst essential service designation by B.C. government

The B.C. government is enhancing financial support for child care operators, after many raised concerns about staying open during the novel coronavirus pandemic. On Friday, the province announced that child care providers that stay open will receive enhanced funding to keep operations going. These centres are eligible to receive seven…

Stock markets fall to close worst trading week since 2008 crisis

North American stock markets closed lower Friday to cap the worst trading week since the global financial crisis. After starting the day stronger, markets dropped to end the week down by double digits compared to last week. Other than last week’s strong push at closing on U.S. President Donald Trump’s…

Canada now has more than 1,000 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus

Canada reached a grim milestone Friday as the country surpassed 1,000 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus, with at least 12 of them fatal. Three provinces recorded new increases in their totals Friday afternoon: British Columbia reported 77 new cases, while Alberta confirmed 49 more. Shortly after those two press…

Canada's stretched hospitals brace for impact

TORONTO (Reuters) – Canada’s health system is preparing for an influx of coronavirus patients in the midst of a long-running bed shortage, calling doctors out of retirement and ramping down any treatment that can wait. A shortage of beds during periods of peak demand, like the flu season, is a…

Goldman Sachs CEO sees 2019 compensation rise $4 million

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Goldman Sachs Group Inc’s (GS.N) Chief Executive David Solomon got a $4 million raise in his total compensation for 2019 from 2018, according to corporate filings released on Friday. Solomon’s total compensation for 2019 was $24.7 million, up from $20.7 million in 2018. Source: Read Full…

How Kingston is doing good, staying connected during the coronavirus pandemic

With the coronavirus pandemic hitting the country, everyone is trying to do their part to stay safe, to distance themselves from others and in some cases self-isolate. In stressful times, it’s difficult to distance yourself from your friends and your community. Luckily, despite encouragement from public health officials to practise…

Punters watch Boris Johnson announcing pubs will close in a bar

Punters watched on in dismay as Boris Johnson announced the official lockdown of their local boozers in today‚Äôs live coronavirus update press conference. The Prime Minister effectively closed down the whole country today. He has ordered pubs, restaurants, theatres, cinemas and gyms to shut their doors in a bid to…