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Jake Musgrave wants to raise awareness, funds for COVID-19 and leukemia research
a day ago By: Ben Bengtson
Jake Musgrave knows what it’s like to lose somebody close to you. Now, as a pandemic threatens people’s well-being the world over, he’s raising awareness and money so others don’t have to go through a similarly heartbreaking experience.
At the end of August Musgrave plans to bike across Canada, from Horseshoe Bay to Halifax, to raise money for leukemia research – as well as those impacted by COVID-19.
Musgrave, a lifelong North Vancouver resident, lost his dad, Randy, to leukemia when he was just eight years old.
OTTAWA – Canada’s top doctor is encouraging Canadians to use face masks more frequently–not just when you’re in crowded indoor spaces.
Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam says physical distancing is still the most effective way to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
But with more and more Canadians taking advantage of the summer weather–hitting hiking trails, camping, or heading to the cabin or cottage–Tam says physical distancing might not always be all that practical.
When Torontonians were spotted crowding beaches this past weekend, the public shaming followed. Ontario Premier Doug Ford said the photos that came out of Cherry Beach looked more like South Beach, Florida.
“And you’ve seen what happened down in Florida,” said Ford during a Monday briefing. “There [were] 4,000 cases in one day the other day.
Before the pandemic, Canadian children were barely getting a passing grade for overall physical activity and sedentary behaviours.
Restrictions from the COVID-19 crisis have made things even worse, according to numbers released Wednesday by Participaction.
The report card gave children and youths a D-plus for overall physical activity and a D-plus for sedentary behaviours, according to a two-year stretch of research and data analysis through February 2020.
“This report card confirms that children and youth in Canada are not as active as they should be and have too much screen time,” said Participaction scientist Dr. Mark Tremblay.
“Coming to Banff National Park and some of our iconic spots will still look the same – the mountains are still the mountains and the beautiful places are still the beautiful places – just the way that we visit them is changing.”