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Jun. 12, 2020

TO WEAR A MASK IN PUBLIC OR NOT? 99% of residents in Hong Kong (population 7.5 million) wore masks during the COVID-19 outbreak; Hong Kong recorded only 4 deaths. (vs NYC population 8.4 million… Read More

Jun. 5, 2020

NORTH AMERICAN JOBS DATA REFLECTS REOPENING CANADA: added 290,000 (+1.8%) jobs in May vs expectation of 500,000 loss. COVID related absences dropped 292,000 (-8.6%), returning to jobs 219,000 full-time and 70,000 part-time jobs added… Read More

May 29, 2020

COVID-19 – ECONOMIES AROUND THE WORLD CONTINUE TO REOPEN 29 Canadian National Parks reopen for day-use June 1st. France is lifting the 100 km travel restriction June 2nd. Paris is reopening parks and public… Read More

May 22, 2020

COVID-19 – INTERESTING STUFF Oxford University and AstraZeneca are recruiting 10,000 adults and children in Britain for trials of an experimental Covid-19 vaccine. CMHC (Canadian Mortgage Housing Corporation) head, Evan Siddall, projects that 20%… Read More

May 15, 2020

COVID-19 – SOME CONSTRUCTIVE DEVELOPMENTS Alberta entered Stage 1 of the relaunch on May 14, with some exceptions for Calgary and Brooks: Conditions for relaunch: Continue physical distancing, enhancing testing, launching contact tracing, use… Read More

May 8, 2020

COVID-19 VACCINE Moderna has announced that they have received approval for their phase 2 trials while they are still completing phase 1. These trials are sponsored by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease… Read More

May 1, 2020

“When one door closes another door opens but we so often look so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the ones which open for us” Alexander Graham Bell COVID-19 –… Read More

Apr. 24, 2020

THE POWER OF STAYING INVESTED (Jonathan Durocher, NBF Wealth Management) COVID-19 – REOPENING STRATEGY – POSSIBLE PATH FOR OTHER PROVINCES For economies to re-open, we will need to feel comfortable and safe. Saskatchewan became… Read More

Apr. 17, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE Over 200 different programs have been launched globally to develop vaccines and treatments to combat COVID-19. Current treatments: some of the treatments being tested today include: Antiviral drugs (many companies including Gilead,… Read More

Apr. 9, 2020

CANADIAN EMPLOYMENT – SURVEY PERIOD MARCH 15TH TO MARCH 21ST Canada lost 1,010,700 jobs in March (474,000 full time) Unemployment rate up 2.2% to 7.8% Quebec had the largest increase in unemployment rate, up… Read More