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Prisoner advocates urge release strategy to prevent spread of COVID-19 behind bars

Prisoner advocates urge release strategy to prevent spread of COVID-19 behind bars

Prisoners’ advocates are ramping up calls to release lower-risk offenders after the Correctional Service Canada (CSC) confirmed COVID-19 cases in…
TC Energy to start building Keystone XL pipeline after Alberta government invests $1.1B US

TC Energy to start building Keystone XL pipeline after Alberta government invests $1.1B US

TC Energy Corp. gave the go-ahead Tuesday for construction of its $8-billion US Keystone XL pipeline project, with help from the…
Made-in-Canada ventilators, surgical masks, test kits coming soon: Trudeau

Made-in-Canada ventilators, surgical masks, test kits coming soon: Trudeau

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government has signed deals with three Canadian companies — Thornhill Medical, Medicom and Spartan Bioscience — to…
Air Canada to begin laying off 15,000 employees this week due to COVID-19

Air Canada to begin laying off 15,000 employees this week due to COVID-19

Air Canada will start to temporarily lay off more than 15,000 workers this week as the airline struggles with closed…
Manitoba to shut down non-critical services April 1 to slow spread of COVID-19

Manitoba to shut down non-critical services April 1 to slow spread of COVID-19

All non-critical services must close April 1-14 in Manitoba to limit the spread of COVID-19, chief public health officer Dr.…
7 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed on P.E.I. bringing total to 18

7 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed on P.E.I. bringing total to 18

Seven new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed on P.E.I. bringing the total to 18, chief public health officer Dr.…
Drake shares first photos of son Adonis

Drake shares first photos of son Adonis

Almost two years after confirming he had a son, Toronto rapper Drake is finally sharing photos of his child, Adonis.…
Canadian military assembles ‘rapid reaction’ teams to help with pandemic response

Canadian military assembles ‘rapid reaction’ teams to help with pandemic response

The Canadian military has mobilized 24,000 full-time and part-time members to respond to calls from provinces and northern Indigenous communities for help…
Email, text message attacks surge during COVID-19 crisis

Email, text message attacks surge during COVID-19 crisis

Cybersecurity experts describe it as a perfect storm: employees working from home — away from their firm’s IT experts and sometimes…
How the COVID-19 pandemic is ‘driving innovation’ in Canada and around the world

How the COVID-19 pandemic is ‘driving innovation’ in Canada and around the world

Around the world, people are finding new ways to fight the novel coronavirus pandemic and protect those on the front…
Coronavirus: What’s happening in Canada and around the world Monday

Coronavirus: What’s happening in Canada and around the world Monday

Canadian businesses and non-profit organizations that see a drop of at least 30 per cent in revenue due to COVID-19 will…
4 passengers die on stranded cruise ship carrying 247 Canadians

4 passengers die on stranded cruise ship carrying 247 Canadians

Four passengers have died on board a Holland America Line cruise ship currently sailing off the coast of Panama. Many…
Trudeau rates higher than Trump but lower than other world leaders in COVID-19 polling

Trudeau rates higher than Trump but lower than other world leaders in COVID-19 polling

Two-thirds of Canadians think Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is doing a good job handling the COVID-19 crisis, according to a…
Legault promises every Quebec worker at least $2K monthly through COVID-19 crisis

Legault promises every Quebec worker at least $2K monthly through COVID-19 crisis

A total of 18 Quebecers diagnosed with COVID-19 have died, Premier François Legault said Friday. The province is reporting 2,021 confirmed cases, with 141…
Government boosts wage subsidy to 75% for small, medium businesses to avoid layoffs during COVID-19 crisis

Government boosts wage subsidy to 75% for small, medium businesses to avoid layoffs during COVID-19 crisis

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today announced more help for small and medium-sized businesses to keep employees on the payroll during the…
Via Rail employee who worked in Quebec City-Windsor corridor tests positive for COVID-19

Via Rail employee who worked in Quebec City-Windsor corridor tests positive for COVID-19

A Via Rail employee who worked in the Quebec City-Windsor corridor has tested positive for COVID-19, the company announced Thursday. The…
Global Affairs working around the clock to get Canadians home

Global Affairs working around the clock to get Canadians home

An expanded call centre at Global Affairs Canada is running 24/7 in an attempt to get Canadian travellers, stranded around…
Service Canada offices to shutter for in-person services over COVID-19 concerns

Service Canada offices to shutter for in-person services over COVID-19 concerns

The federal government is shutting down the network of in-person Service Canada centres over COVID-19 concerns. Some of the offices,…
Coronavirus a ‘wake-up call’ for Canada’s prescription drug supply

Coronavirus a ‘wake-up call’ for Canada’s prescription drug supply

Canadian pharmacies are limiting how much medication can be dispensed to try to prevent shortages, recognizing that most active ingredients…
Alberta health minister accused of berating Calgary physician, ‘intimidating’ citizens

Alberta health minister accused of berating Calgary physician, ‘intimidating’ citizens

Alberta Health Minister Tyler Shandro and his wife are accused of berating a Calgary doctor at his house in front…
Sunwing laying off 1,500 flight staff, including pilot with COVID-19

Sunwing laying off 1,500 flight staff, including pilot with COVID-19

When Sunwing pilot Derek Butcher recovers from COVID-19, which he believes he picked up on the job, he won’t be returning to…
Health-care workers worry about bringing COVID-19 home to their kids

Health-care workers worry about bringing COVID-19 home to their kids

Dr. Sabrina Akhtar says it feels like there’s an “inevitability” to contracting COVID-19 at the testing centre where she works…
Doctors face sanctions for prescribing unproven COVID-19 drugs to friends and family, regulators warn

Doctors face sanctions for prescribing unproven COVID-19 drugs to friends and family, regulators warn

Medical regulators in Canada suspect some doctors have been stockpiling drugs that are being tested as potential treatments for COVID-19 and are…
Bank of Canada makes another emergency cut to interest rate

Bank of Canada makes another emergency cut to interest rate

The central bank made the announcement in a press release on Friday morning. The overnight lending rate is what the bank charges…
Budget watchdog says federal deficit could climb to $112.7B next year

Budget watchdog says federal deficit could climb to $112.7B next year

Parliament’s budget watchdog is projecting that the federal deficit for the coming fiscal year could be $112.7 billion. That’s a…
Parlamento aprova pacote de medidas no valor de $107 mil milhões

Parlamento aprova pacote de medidas no valor de $107 mil milhões

O Governo e os partidos da oposição aprovaram terça-feira (24 de março) no Parlamento um pacote de medidas no valor…
77% of National Music Centre staff temporarily laid off due to COVID-19 cancellations

77% of National Music Centre staff temporarily laid off due to COVID-19 cancellations

The National Music Centre in Calgary has laid off 77 per cent of its staff and rolled back wages for…
Meghan to narrate Disney nature film in first post-royal job

Meghan to narrate Disney nature film in first post-royal job

Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, has her first post-royal job: narrating a Disney documentary about elephants. Disney announced Thursday that…
Alberta’s economic decline will be the ‘most severe’ the province has ever seen: RBC

Alberta’s economic decline will be the ‘most severe’ the province has ever seen: RBC

Alberta is poised to suffer the largest economic decline in Canada this year — and the most severe that the province has ever seen in…
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