Nearly two dozen more flights have landed at major airports in Canada with passengers infected with COVID-19
According to the federal government, more than 55 flights have landed in Canada between Aug. 1 and Aug. 18 that had passengers who tested positive for COVID-19 after arriving in the country.
The vast majority of the flights with COVID-19 passengers have landed in Toronto, but a number of them also touched down in Montreal, Vancouver and Calgary.
Despite some airlines and travel companies promoting international travel again, the federal government is still advising Canadians against leaving the country for non-essential purposes.
For those who do, it is mandatory to self-isolate for 14 days, regardless of whether or not they are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19.
Both WestJet and Air Canada, two of the biggest airlines in North America, began selling their middle seats again on July 1 after months where the option was removed to aid in physical distancing.
Passengers are not notified directly by federal public health authorities to get tested, though the government acknowledges those onboard affected flights “may have been exposed to COVID-19.”
Air Canada spokesperson Peter Fitzpatrick said last month that anyone concerned they may have been exposed to the disease should contact their doctor.
The flight information posted to the government’s website is provided by provincial and territorial health authorities, international health authorities and public website.
The data on the government’s website is updated once a day.
The international flights since Aug. 1 with COVID-19 cases include:
- Air Transat flight TS831 from Punta Cana to Toronto on Aug. 1
- United Airlines flight UA375 from San Francisco to Vancouver on Aug. 1
- Air Transat flight TS893 from Cancun to Montreal on Aug. 1
- Air France flight AF034 from Paris to Montreal on Aug. 1
- Air Canada flight AC1297 from Punta Cana to Montreal on Aug. 1
- Air Canada flight AC1241 from Cancun to Montreal on Aug. 1
- Pakistan International Airlines flight PK797 from Lahore to Toronto on Aug. 2
- Etihad Airways flight EY141 from Abu Dhabi to Toronto on Aug. 2
- Air Canada flight AC992 from Mexico City to Toronto on Aug. 2
- Egypt Air flight MS995 from Cairo to Toronto on Aug. 2
- Ethiopian Airlines flight ETH552 from Addis Ababa to Toronto on Aug. 2
- American Airlines flight AA1354 from Dallas to Calgary on Aug. 2
- United Airlines flight UA3488 from Newark to Toronto on Aug. 3
- Qatar Airlines flight QR763 from Doha to Montreal on Aug. 3
- Air Canada flight AC7682 from Chicago to Toronto on Aug. 3
- Air France flight AF348 from Paris to Montreal on Aug. 3
- Air Canada flight AC849 from London to Toronto on Aug. 4
- Tap Air Portugal flight TP253 from Lisbon to Montreal on Aug 4.
- Delta Airlines flight DL7203 from Atlanta to Calgary on Aug 4.
- American Airlines flight AA4719 from Philadelphia to Montreal on Aug. 4
- Air Canada flight AC873 from Frankfurt to Toronto on Aug. 4
- Air Canada flight AC879 from Switzerland to Toronto on Aug 4.
- Air Canada flight AC870 from Montreal to Paris on Aug 4.
- AeroMexico flight AM680 from Mexico City to Montreal on Aug 4.
- Lufthansa flight LH492 from Frankfurt to Vancouver flight LH492 on Aug. 5
- KLM Royal Dutch Airlines flight KL671 from Amsterdam to Montreal on Aug. 5
- Air Canada flight AC8021 from New Jersey to Toronto on Aug. 5
- Air Canada flight AC7682 from Chicago to Toronto on Aug. 5
- Air India flight AI187 from Delhi to Toronto on Aug. 6
- Air Canada flight AC873 from Frankfurt to Toronto on Aug. 6
- AeroMexico flight AM68 from Mexico City to Montreal on Aug. 6
- LOT Polish Airlines flight LO45 Warsaw to Toronto on Aug. 7
- KLM Royal Dutch Airlines flight KL691 from Amsterdam to Toronto on Aug. 7
- Ethiopian Airlines flight ET552 from Addis Ababa to Toronto on Aug. 7
- Air Canada flight AC873 from Frankfurt to Toronto on Aug 7
- AeroMexico flight AM696 from Mexico City to Vancouver on Aug. 7
- Air India flight IA187 from Delhi to Toronto on Aug. 8
- Air Canada flight AC873 from Frankfurt to Toronto on Aug. 8
- Air Canada flight AC1295 from Aruba to Toronto on Aug 8.
- Air India flight AI1143 from Delhi to Vancouver on Aug. 9
- Lufthansa flight LH492 from Frankfurt to Vancouver on Aug. 9
- Air Canada flight AC879 from Zurich to Toronto on Aug. 9
- Air Canada flight AC1255 from Kingston to Toronto on Aug. 10
- Air Canada flight AC905 from Athens to Montreal on Aug. 10
- United Airlines flight AC4552 from Chicago to Toronto on Aug. 11
- Air Canada flight AC871 from Paris to Montreal on Aug. 11
- British Airways flight BA99 from London to Toronto on Aug. 13
- Air Canada flight AC992 from Mexico City to Toronto on Aug. 13
- Westjet flight WS3923 from Georgetown to Toronto on Aug. 14
- Hi Fly flight HF352 from Guatemala to Montreal on Aug. 14
- Air India flight AI1143 from Delhi to Vancouver on Aug. 14
- Air Canada flight AC1231 from Cancun to Toronto on Aug 14
- Air Canada flight AC992 from Mexico City to Toronto on Aug. 14
- Air Canada flight AC7491 from New York to Toronto on Aug. 14
- Royal Air Maroc flight AT2208 from Casablanca to Montreal on Aug. 15
- Air Canada flight AC1291 from Punta Cana to Toronto on Aug. 15
- Air Canada flight AC879 from Zurich to Toronto on Aug. 15
- Turkish Airlines from TK17 from Istanbul to Toronto on Aug. 16
- Royal Air Maroc flight AT2208 from Casablanca to Montreal on Aug. 16
- Lufthansa flight LH470 from Frankfurt to Toronto on Aug 16
- KLM Royal Dutch Airlines flight AF8464 from Amsterdam to Montreal on Aug. 16
- Lufthansa flight LH470 from Frankfurt to Toronto on Aug. 17
- Air Transat flight TS765 from Porto to Toronto on Aug. 17
- Air France flight AF342 from Paris to Montreal on Aug. 18
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Struggling outdoor equipment retailer MEC opposes efforts to pause sale to Kingswood – CBC.ca
Beleaguered outdoor recreation retailer Mountain Equipment Co-op is opposing a proposed delay of the company’s sale to a U.S. private investment firm, saying there is “significant urgency” to closing the deal.
Kevin Harding with the Save MEC campaign filed an application in a B.C. court last week to adjourn the sale to California-based Kingswood Capital Management, part of an effort to preserve the retailer’s status as a co-operative.
The group said it wants to “explore alternative options to address MEC’s liquidity issues,” including selling real estate, obtaining operating loans and bringing in a credit card rewards program.
In a response filed Monday, the company doubted the group’s ability to help address MEC’s cash flow issues, noting that the proposed sources of potential funding don’t involve “concrete commitments or realistic options.”
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“The transaction has to close in a timely manner before MEC’s forecasted losses escalate and in order for the purchaser to take advantage of the upcoming holiday sales periods,” MEC said in the court filing.
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The grassroots co-operative officially launched in 1971 with six members and about $65 of operating capital.
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Thirteen Shoppers Drug Mart stores in nine Southwestern Ontario cities are seeing their first COVID-19 testing clients Tuesday, days after Queen’s Park rolled out pharmacy-based testing in harder-hit areas of Ontario.
The pharmacies are testing high-priority, asymptomatic people, Shoppers Drug Mart said in a statement Tuesday. The testing is available by appointment only.
“Patients who fit the high-priority, asymptomatic criteria are asked to contact the pharmacy directly to be pre-screened,” the company said.
Though Rexall has launched COVID-19 testing in Toronto-area and Ottawa pharmacies, the company has no imminent plans to expand its testing pilot program to pharmacies in Southwestern Ontario, Rexall said in a statement Tuesday.
The pharmacy-based COVID-19 testing comes as assessment centres in London and across Ontario struggle with unprecedented lineups and wait times for testing. Last week, the province tightened the rules for people seeking testing at assessment centres to those with symptoms and those in close contact with a confirmed case.
Here are the Shoppers Drug Mart stores in the London region offering COVID-19 tests starting Tuesday:
- 395 Southdale Rd. E
- 603 Fanshawe Park Rd. W
- 3090 Colonel Talbot Rd.
- 107 Edward St.
- 333 Dundas St.
- 511 Huron St.
- 320 Colborne St. W.
- 1206 Michigan Ave.
- 2600 Lakeshore Rd.
- 416 St Clair St.
- 3100 Howard Ave.
- 7720 Tecumseh Rd. E
- 1760 Huron Church Rd.
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