Every day in Canada, a lot of news regarding COVID-19 comes out nationally and locally.
And for now, we will be putting together Montreal and Canada’s top headlines daily to help digest the news in one place.
Throughout the day, you can see all the headlines in real-time here.
Top coronavirus stories for May 27, as of 5 pm ET:
The Quebec government revealed that the province’s coronavirus-related death toll has reached 4,228, after announcing 89 more deaths since Tuesday afternoon.
The Santé Quebec website confirmed 49,139 known cases and 1,378 hospitalizations, 184 of whom are in the ICU.
Currently, a reported 358,822 tests have turned up negative throughout Quebec and over 14,600 cases have been resolved.
Two of Quebec’s leading grocery retailers, IGA and Metro, have released lists detailing when and where employees and customers have tested positive for coronavirus. Since the last update, 11 entries have been added to both stores.
Both store chains said that out of respect and for confidentiality reasons, it will never release any personal information about infected employees or clients.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced 45,000 summer jobs are available for Canadian youth, starting Wednesday.
“We now have over 45,000 jobs available for young people,” Trudeau said during his daily press conference.
On May 27, Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, kicked off the hiring period for Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) 2020.
The NHL has announced the details of how the 2019-20 season will resume, including how this year’s playoffs and draft lottery will work.
Once the league is allowed by health authorities and governments to resume, a 24-team playoff will commence. The top 12 teams in each conference will be selected based on their points percentage as of March 12, when the league paused play.
The top four teams in each conference will receive an automatic entry to the first round of the playoffs, while the remaining eight teams play in a best-of-five qualifying series.
As if moving day isn’t stressful enough as it is, the pandemic will obviously add another layer of boxes onto the pile.
As yearly contracts of residential leases begin on July 1, moving day is quickly approaching. The City of Montreal and Mayor Valérie Plante have announced new measures for movers to take advantage of for the upcoming date.
“Because of COVID-19, we are preparing ourselves to face a more difficult situation this year,” said Plante in French. “In order to ensure that nobody is left behind and on the streets, we’re going to implement new changes this year.”
Canada’s housing markets are still expected to feel the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic until 2022, due to the significant impact on house building, sales, and prices.
On Wednesday, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) released a forecast on national housing market activity for 2020 and 2021.
“Following large declines in 2020, housing starts, sales, and prices are expected to start to recover by mid-2021 as pandemic containment measures are lifted and economic conditions gradually improve,” Bob Dugan, CMHC’s chief economist, said.