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Covid-19 - Update #92

MUNICIPAL UPDATES

COVID-19 Carleton Place Business Support Survey - In an effort to best support the local business community, the Town of Carleton Place, along with the Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Carleton Place (BIA), is seeking information related to the impact of COVID-19 on local businesses. By completing this survey, you will help inform local business support organizations on where to direct their efforts to aid in recovery.

 

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT UPDATES

Support for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights - With health systems straining to respond adequately to the global pandemic, it is more important than ever to protect gains in comprehensive sexual and reproductive health and rights, including access to safe abortion and contraception, by ensuring crucial services are not diverted. Canada remains committed to delivering on its Feminist International Assistance Policy and development commitments in the context of COVID-19. The Honourable Karina Gould, Minister of International Development, today announced $93.7 million in funding toward ensuring that every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe and every girl and woman is treated with the dignity and respect she deserves. A portion of this funding is part of the commitment announced by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in June 2019.

 

OTHER UPDATES

Potentially Harmful Algal Blooms - Potentially harmful algal blooms including blue green algae are a natural seasonal phenomenon that may appear in our lakes, rivers and ponds. Many of these blooms are relatively harmless; however, some species have the potential to produce toxins which may be harmful to people and animals. The Health Unit advises people using surface water for recreation and drinking, to become familiar with potentially harmful algae so they can make informed decisions on when to avoid contact with the water.