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A reader asked in April why SaltWire propertie are not free for all during the pandemic.

A LETTER TO READERS: This is not what we want to do, but it's what we must do

Published March 24, 2020

"With many of our advertising customers temporarily stopping operations, nearly two-thirds of our revenue has disappeared overnight. It is not an exaggeration to say if we continue with the same business model we have today there will not be a company to come back to once this crisis has passed."

Several readers have asked if the federal government was planning on added help for seniors.

Federal government offers one-time $500 payment for eligible Canadian seniors

Published May 13, 2020

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Tuesday that the federal government will provide a one-time tax-free payment of $300 for seniors eligible for Old Age Security (OAS) and an additional $200, for seniors eligible for the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS).

From April 16: (Newfoundland and Labrador Health) Minister (John) Haggie keeps speaking about the Peak. I would like to know exactly what data officials are using to determine the peak and when it will happen?

ICU beds main challenge in Newfoundland and Labrador COVID-19 projections

Published April 8.2020

The projections were presented to reporters and to the public Wednesday by Dr. Proton Rahman, a clinical scientist with Eastern Health. The information was assembled through various local agencies with help from the University of Toronto and the Canadian Institute of Health Information (CIHI).

Also from April 16: I would like to have the recovered cases divided by regions the same as active cases are, so we know exactly how many active cases we have in our region.

What you need to know about COVID-19

Published Feb. 4, 2020

A daily round-up of stats and stories.

If a person has applied for EI due to the coronavirus back in March and received the CERB benefit, does that person have to reapply to receive the CERB benefit for May? (April 17)

The Emergency Response Benefit: How it works and how to get it

Published March 26, 2020

On March 25 federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau announced the format had been streamlined into a single benefit — the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) — and that those who would normally qualify for EI would also be shifted to this new program.

Another from April 17. Is the government looking at alternative treatment options for COVID?

Canada takes cautious approach to unapproved COVID-19 drugs, as others prescribe wide use

Published April 4, 2020

Canadian researchers are actively involved in several studies of the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine and others, with the federal government spending millions to support them.

April 18, a P.E.I. reader asked, "Where is Prince Edward Island's Minister of Health, James Aylward?"

P.E.I.'s health minister regrets actions following international trip

Published April 27, 2020

“Think how this makes me feel. I could have made a negative impact on Prince Edward Island. It would have been devastating. I couldn’t have dealt with that."

Another from April 18: What does Halifax Transit mean when they tweet: "will NOT run due to lack of resources. We apologize for the inconvenience to our passengers."?

Halifax Transit will join other public transit providers in seeking federal funding

Published April 27, 2020

“It is not the municipalities that have deemed transit an essential service,” said Coun. Lorelei Nicoll (Cole Harbour-Westphal). “Yet, we are the ones providing it and with no fares coming in and the cleaning of the buses, all those things come as an expense.”

April 23 we were asked, "What happened with the shooting at Onslow, N.S.? it was reported there were two shooters."

SIRT investigating RCMP activity at Onslow Belmont firehall during Sunday's shooting rampage

Published April 22, 2020

"We have since been contacted by SIRT (the Serious Incident Response Team) and are co-operating with their ongoing investigation."

A reader wondered about updates on the e-gaming lawsuit on P.E.I.

Cost of P.E.I's e-gaming lawsuits revealed

Published April 30, 2020

The province paid close to $870,000 in legal fees over five years as a result of a pair of lawsuits related to the province’s e-gaming saga.

A reader wondered May 2 why the Snowbirds were not visiting Newfoundland or P.E.I. during the recently announced national tour. Both provinces were on the itinerary.

VIDEO: Canadian Forces Snowbirds took to the skies over P.E.I. May 6

Published May 7, 2020

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