Friday, June 18, 2021
ADVT 
Interesting

Trudeau promises $130M in COVID-19 aid for vulnerable northern communities

Darpan News Desk The Canadian Press, 14 Apr, 2020 06:15 PM

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the federal government will spend $130 million to help northern communities maintain supply chains and shore up health and social service systems to withstand the COVID-19 pandemic. Northern communities are considered the most vulnerable if COVID-19 begins to spread because of their remoteness.

    So far the territories have kept infections to a minimum with eight confirmed cases in Yukon, five in the Northwest Territories and none in Nunavut. Trudeau says the funds are in recognition that there are unique challenges in the territories and will enhance what is available to communities and businesses through other COVID-19 aid programs.

    The money includes $72.6 million to the territorial governments for health and social services, and $15 million for businesses with needs that aren't met by the existing programs like the wage subsidy.

    Another $17.3 million will subsidize northern air carriers to help maintain supplies of food, medicine and other essential goods and services, and $25 million will go to Nutrition North, which helps subsidize the higher cost of food in remote communities.

    MORE Interesting ARTICLES

    What to know about malaria drug and coronavirus treatment

    Some politicians and doctors are sparring over whether to use hydroxychloroquine against the new coronavirus, with many scientists saying the evidence is too thin to recommend it now.

    What to know about malaria drug and coronavirus treatment

    Application process for emergency benefits for workers begins this morning

    Application process for emergency benefits for workers begins this morning

    OTTAWA — Applications open today for the new federal emergency aid benefit for Canadians who lost their income because of COVID-19.

    Application process for emergency benefits for workers begins this morning

    Taste of home schooling generating new interest among parents

    Selena Valencia is on the fence when it comes to home-schooling her children.The mother from Olds, Alta., has her three youngest in the Catholic school system but the oldest, her 17-year-old son, is taught at home.

     

    Taste of home schooling generating new interest among parents

    Diljit Dosanjh Hilariously Requests People To Stop Posting Workout Videos Amid COVID-19

    It seems singer-actor Diljit Dosanjh is fed up of seeing people's workout videos and pictures amid coronavirus outbreak.

     

     

    Diljit Dosanjh Hilariously Requests People To Stop Posting Workout Videos Amid COVID-19

    'Kitthon Aaya Corona?' Narendra Chanchal's Coronavirus Bhajan Goes Viral - WATCH

    A video of bhajan veteran Narendra Chanchal at a recent Holi function has gone viral. The reason is, in his new jagrata hit that he performs at the event, Chanchal has chosen to focus on the one thing that concerns everyone right now -- coronavirus.

    'Kitthon Aaya Corona?' Narendra Chanchal's Coronavirus Bhajan Goes Viral - WATCH

    WATCH: NBA Player Utah Jazz Mocks Coronavirus In Press Conference, Tests Positive Thereafter

    In a video that has gone viral since then, the Utah Jazz player can be seen mocking members of the Jazz media in a show of defiance or ignorance of public health guidelines about preventing the spread of the illness.

    WATCH: NBA Player Utah Jazz Mocks Coronavirus In Press Conference, Tests Positive Thereafter