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Coronavirus Stats and Facts: Monday, Sept. 14 – The World Crosses the 29 Million Mark 3 Days After Reaching 28 Million

Coronavirus Stats and Facts: Monday, Sept. 14 – The World Crosses the 29 Million Mark 3 Days After Reaching 28 Million

The worldwide number of reported virus cases crossed the 29 million mark on Sunday, just three days after crossing the 28 million mark on Thursday.  The number of cases currently stands at 29.16 million as of early Monday, an increase of 200,000 new cases in the past 24 hours.
The number of deaths, which reached the 900,000 mark on Wednesday, now stands at 927,984, based on data compiled by Worldometer, a …

New Hotel, The Sutton Place, Opens in Halifax

New Hotel, The Sutton Place, Opens in Halifax

The Sutton Place Halifax will open its doors to guests on September 8, 2020, the hotel announced.
The new property is part of the Nova Centre, a mixed-use development that is also home to the Halifax Convention Center.
The Nova Centre occupies two city blocks in downtown Halifax, Nova Scotia; one block was formerly home to the headquarters of the Halifax Chronicle-Herald.
The new hotel offers a contemporary design it says was inspired …

WestJet to Remove and Ban Passengers Who Won’t Wear a Face Mask

WestJet to Remove and Ban Passengers Who Won’t Wear a Face Mask

WestJet said it would institute new measures against passengers who refuse to wear a face mask on board its flights.
The airline will boot any passenger who refuses to wear a mask and chronic non-compliant passengers will be banned from flying the airline during the coronavirus pandemic.
Transport Canada mandates that everyone over the age of two wear a mask on board all flights. Only those with an official doctor’s note are exempt from …

Trump International Hotel in Vancouver Closes Amidst Bankruptcy Filing

Trump International Hotel in Vancouver Closes Amidst Bankruptcy Filing

The Trump International Hotel in Vancouver closed its doors after just three years and its operator filed for bankruptcy.
Citing the drop in demand in travel amidst the coronavirus pandemic, the operator, TA Hotel Management Partnership, filed for bankruptcy protection on Thursday, according to court papers.
“Its ongoing expenses since the outbreak of Covid-19 and lack of revenue has placed TAHMLP into a position of insolvency,” the company said on its website.
Holborn …

American Tourist Faces $500,000 Fine for Violating Canadian Travel Restrictions, Twice

American Tourist Faces $500,000 Fine for Violating Canadian Travel Restrictions, Twice

A tourist from the United States who tried to circumvent Canada’s current travel restrictions amidst the novel coronavirus pandemic is facing a $500,000 fine and six-month term in jail.
John Pennington, who lives in Walton, Kentucky, was en route to Alaska via Canada when he stopped at the Rimrock Resert Hotel at Banff National Park.  The Canadian border is closed to all U.S. citizens except those traveling to Alaska.  Those entering …

U.S., Canada, Mexico Extend Border Closure to Late September

U.S., Canada, Mexico Extend Border Closure to Late September

Travel restrictions between Canada, Mexico, and the United States across their shared borders will likely remain in place through the end of September, the acting secretary of Homeland Security said.
The restrictions on the Canadian border were put into place on March 21 amidst the coronavirus outbreak and extended in April, May, June, and July.  They are currently slated to end on September 21.
“We continue to work with our Canadian and …

U.S. and Canada Extend Border Closure to Late August

U.S. and Canada Extend Border Closure to Late August

Travel restrictions between Canada and the United States across their shared border will likely remain in place through the end of August, senior Canadian government officials said Tuesday.
The restrictions on the Canadian border were put into place on March 21 amidst the coronavirus outbreak and extended in April, May, and June.  They are currently slated to end on August 21.
The story was first reported by the Reuters news agency.
The extension …