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    Agree. With all the protests and crowds not...

    Agree. With all the protests and crowds not wearing masks, people at the beaches, etc, this certainly helped spread the virus. Many states are now experiencing a spike in cases/outbreaks after the...
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    MMR vaccine may protect against COVID-19,...

    MMR vaccine may protect against COVID-19, researchers suggest - some potentially good news


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    Pretty hard to limit your exposure in the USA,...

    Pretty hard to limit your exposure in the USA, with everything that is going on. That would require that a player wouldn't step out of their home for anything, had enough groceries for months,...
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    The US went wild during the protests, with...

    The US went wild during the protests, with police, protestors all over the place - many not wearing face masks - there was looting rioting - police firing tear gas, rubber bullets.
    The beaches...
  5. McMaster....:evil:

    McMaster....:evil:
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    Great to hear.

    Great to hear.
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    Let's hope students return to university, high...

    Let's hope students return to university, high school in Canada, or there will be nothing.
    Like Marton said, this can all change and most of this is speculation -
    Who knows if there will ever be...
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    I agree, no one has a clue. When you see some of...

    I agree, no one has a clue. When you see some of the hardest hit countries returning to normal - getting back to sports....and then Canada talks about no sports until there is a vaccine.....
    You...
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    So if a vaccine is never found, that will be the...

    So if a vaccine is never found, that will be the end of sports and education
    The virus in ontario is at its lowest in months, all while people are outside playing baseball, soccer, tennis, golf,...
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    I didn't expect him to say it was due to...

    I didn't expect him to say it was due to finances, he doesn't want to alarm profs, employees, players, coaches. And while it's a health issue, it's mostly seniors, workers at both long term health...
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    Some excellent news....coming after more and more...

    Some excellent news....coming after more and more people have been playing sports in the parks, riding bikes, walking, more businesses have been opening, and larger family gatherings have been...
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    Ok La Tuque, you have outdone yourself and...

    Ok La Tuque, you have outdone yourself and provided hope, and definitely some good laughs.
    I think the USA could benefit from our Canadian ways. I think they like us....:D
    I know a few who wished...
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    I agree with your comments about Trump. To think...

    I agree with your comments about Trump. To think the USA was previously a respected, world power.
    Now things are crumbling there. Hoping Biden wins this one.
    People of America can't be that...
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    La Tuque You must have enjoyed.... Err downed...

    La Tuque
    You must have enjoyed.... Err downed several bottles.....cases of wine, beer and other spirits whilst reading them all.
    And you like Trump? I doubt even his wife does. Nor the many...
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    People are starting to play sports already -...

    People are starting to play sports already - certainly in the parks. Professional sports are also starting up. I won't fault RSEQ with taking their time to decide, and assess the situation. There's...
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    Firstly, I feel CW, OUA, AUS could have waited a...

    Firstly, I feel CW, OUA, AUS could have waited a bit longer to assess and make their decision, saying they were leaning towards cancelling, but would see what the end of month numbers would bring end...
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    It says a lot that Quebec are trending down, and...

    It says a lot that Quebec are trending down, and new cases are lower than Ontario.
    https://www.covid-19canada.com/
    NY State was the worst in the USA, and now it's on it's way down, substantially,...
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    There was still 2 1/2 months to go, they could...

    There was still 2 1/2 months to go, they could have assessed things end of June, and if the numbers looked good, pushed things out a bit and shortened the schedule. The end of June might have been a...
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    Agree - but there are other areas that cause a...

    Agree - but there are other areas that cause a spike in the virus, and that is on farms, where farmers bring in migrants - don't pay them much and put them up in army barrack or tent like housing...
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    That 10% cut in tuition hurts the universities,...

    That 10% cut in tuition hurts the universities, adding to the challenges they are already going through.
    Additionally the drop in quality in online learning compared with in class is a serious...
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    Anyway, the main factors, by keeping...

    Anyway, the main factors, by keeping universities to online only, they are losing a lot of revenue. If they're using less teachers, than that drives up unemployment. Who's paying for that?
    Also...
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    Long story short. (Summarized from post above) ...

    Long story short. (Summarized from post above)
    Online learning has it's place, while there are benefits, such as flexibility, no need to live on campus, or travel, eliminate meal plans, etc - and...
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    Yes, summer courses are up. Let's see what...

    Yes, summer courses are up. Let's see what happens to fall, and so on. Let's see how well these summer, fall students do. Studies have shown that the majority of students do not do as well with...
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    You misunderstood. The problem with the migrant...

    You misunderstood. The problem with the migrant workers is the way they are treated. Not that they are here. For farming, factory positions They are kept in army like barracks where the virus...
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    Sounds like money was a big factor. ...

    Sounds like money was a big factor.

    https://ottawacitizen.com/sports/football/cfl/football-at-all-levels-in-canada-facing-covid-19-realities/wcm/14434d90-c21d-4ec5-9412-f65b550cbf26/

    In order...
  26. I hear you. I bought the disposable ones to...

    I hear you. I bought the disposable ones to begin with, they are warm. But better than nothing.
    As soon as I saw stores were selling reusable ones, I went out and bought some. Agree, they are...
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    RSEQ had the most fatalities and cases - most...

    RSEQ had the most fatalities and cases - most were in Montreal, but they're also on their way down. They are lower now than Ontario.
    Quebec seems to be the most liberal of all provinces.

    This...
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    Well, not good news for sure. ...

    Well, not good news for sure.
    https://www.cbc.ca/sports/usports-cancel-fall-season-1.5602556
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    For a province who opened up some businesses...

    For a province who opened up some businesses sooner than the rest of the country, they are doing very well.


    Quebec today reports 198 new cases as daily numbers continue to drop. That is good...
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    Well I am grateful to you for letting me know. ...

    Well I am grateful to you for letting me know. You're right, Montreal pales in comparison.
    Visiting Quebec City will be like being in France. Excellent Culture, food, history, scenery,...
  31. Some good news!! A helmet maker has introduced a Splash Shield for facemasks

    https://footballscoop.com/news/a-helmet-maker-has-introduced-a-splash-shield-for-facemasks/

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    This will definitely help with safety, and help prevent spread of the virus.
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    Possibly. That said there was a lot of talk...

    Possibly. That said there was a lot of talk about CW having a more challenging time playing football during the pandemic due to the travel that would be involved, flights across provinces and the...
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    Here's a post from Jim Mullin - wonder what...

    Here's a post from Jim Mullin - wonder what happens tomorrow.


    https://www.tsn.ca/report-canada-west-to-cancel-fall-sports-in-2020-1.1483927

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    From reading everything, it sounds like CW were...

    From reading everything, it sounds like CW were more concerned about all the travelling they would have to do, which logistically would present more challenges, cost, risk than the oua, aus, q....
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    It looks like Canada is getting ready for hockey...

    It looks like Canada is getting ready for hockey to return
    https://www.todayville.com/edmonton/hockey-canada-lifts-ban-on-sanctioned-activities-lets-members-decide-on-return/

    And Sylven also...
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    Here's hoping with the steady decline of cases in...

    Here's hoping with the steady decline of cases in Canada, football might be able to resume in fall, or put off until spring. It is hopeful seeing the cases in Canada declining.

    Canada has a...
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    That is great news. A lot of the spikes we still...

    That is great news. A lot of the spikes we still see in Ontario are on farms - where migrants have been brought in and aren't getting paid that well. Many are living in army barrack - camp ground...
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    Well that's good to know. Thanks for the info. ...

    Well that's good to know. Thanks for the info. You just sold me on Quebec city.
    The area of Montreal I liked best was Old Montreal.
    I like history and I see you have a UNESCO site there &...
  39. This could be good news for football and other...

    This could be good news for football and other sports. Good to hear.
  40. Hockey Canada lifts ban on sanctioned activities, lets members decide on return

    https://www.todayville.com/edmonton/hockey-canada-lifts-ban-on-sanctioned-activities-lets-members-decide-on-return/
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    It would seem so. Except it's getting expensive....

    It would seem so. Except it's getting expensive. Going through my good stuff - had to replace some
    Syrah, Merlot, Meritage, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Blanc, Reisling, Chardonnay. :p. (2 of the...
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    Positives Have done a lot more gardening -...

    Positives
    Have done a lot more gardening - things look great....noticing in my area neighbours have also. Planted everything from the ornamental stuff to (hopefully edible tomatoes, lettuce,...
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    It would also mean a cleaner environment. Less...

    It would also mean a cleaner environment. Less traffic, gas emissions,
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    No one is saying the virus isn't dangerous. I...

    No one is saying the virus isn't dangerous. I believe we all agree on that.
    There's a lot we don't know about the virus, and various experts - virologists, scientists doctors say different...
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    I admire your optimism, and hope you are right. ...

    I admire your optimism, and hope you are right. That said, at first you said, we'd have a vaccine in a year, now you are saying...


    Yes, there's a lot of research that has been done and it's...
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    This from the Govt of Canada: ...

    This from the Govt of Canada:






    https://www.newscientist.com/article/2237475-covid-19-news-death-in-severe-cases-are-70-times-higher-in-over-80s/#ixzz6OIczHLhc

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  47. Thanks Chappy for that update and note. Has now...

    Thanks Chappy for that update and note. Has now been updated.
    Good news on recruits.
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    Thank you for your response. Many medical...

    Thank you for your response.
    Many medical professionals and scientists give different feedback on whether and or when a vaccine will be found. In other threads, I've listed all the positives on...
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    Good post. Social distancing is very important,...

    Good post. Social distancing is very important, especially around those most vulnerable. Also, everyone should be wearing masks for the time being.

    I do know people in the medical community in...
  50. Coach Baressi made about $ 127,000 Coach P...

    Coach Baressi made about $ 127,000
    Coach P around $142,000
    Purple ponies HC Marshall around $180,000
    Nill and Constantin have to be drawing a good salary, most likely the top two, follwed by...
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