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The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Aug. 5

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Aug. 5

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 5:42 p.m. on Aug. 5, 2020: There are 118,140 confirmed cases in Canada.
Veteran Canadian Press broadcast journalist Peter Ray dies at age 71

Veteran Canadian Press broadcast journalist Peter Ray dies at age 71

TORONTO — Peter Rakobowchuk, a journalist with Canada's national news agency whose high energy delivery was instantly recognizable to decades of listeners, has died.
Battle for donor dollars tightens among Conservative leadership contenders

Battle for donor dollars tightens among Conservative leadership contenders

OTTAWA — New data from Elections Canada offers a glimpse into the fundraising efforts of each Conservative leadership campaign — and how the battle for donor dollars has tightened leading up to the final results.
Canada signs deals with Pfizer, Moderna to get doses of COVID-19 vaccines

Canada signs deals with Pfizer, Moderna to get doses of COVID-19 vaccines

OTTAWA — Canada now has deals in place with pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and U.S.-based biotech firm Moderna to secure millions of doses of their experimental COVID-19 vaccines, in case either of the candidates is approved for wide-scale use.
Downgraded from tropical storm, Isaias soaks Quebec and causes power outages

Downgraded from tropical storm, Isaias soaks Quebec and causes power outages

MONTREAL — Post-tropical storm Isaias left several regions of Quebec rain-soaked and thousands without power at its height as it passed through the province on Wednesday.
Lebanese-Canadians look for ways to help while grappling with Beirut tragedy

Lebanese-Canadians look for ways to help while grappling with Beirut tragedy

Lebanese-Canadians who watched in horror as an explosion tore through Beirut turned their attention to helping their homeland on Wednesday, even as they struggled to process their grief at the tragedy.
Feds look to finalize deal with airlines amid contact tracing concerns

Feds look to finalize deal with airlines amid contact tracing concerns

OTTAWA — British Columbia's transport minister made an official plea to her federal counterpart Wednesday to quickly make airlines provide more details on travellers to aid contact tracing efforts that could help slow the spread of the novel coronavi
COVID-19 fallout: Ottawa announces details of support program for fishermen

COVID-19 fallout: Ottawa announces details of support program for fishermen

HALIFAX — Ottawa has unveiled details of a $469-million program aimed at helping Canada's fish harvesters deal with the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Feds earmark $3.3B for provinces, territories for COVID-19 infrastructure

Feds earmark $3.3B for provinces, territories for COVID-19 infrastructure

OTTAWA — The federal government is moving ahead with plans to help provinces and territories shore up their defences against COVID-19 by freeing up billions of dollars to make schools and hospitals more pandemic resistant and expand outdoor public sp
Calgary Zoo worried giant pandas 'in jeopardy' as bamboo supply running out

Calgary Zoo worried giant pandas 'in jeopardy' as bamboo supply running out

CALGARY — Time and food supplies are running out for two giant pandas at the Calgary Zoo. Er Shun and Da Mao arrived in Calgary in 2018, along with cubs Jia Panpan and Jia Yueyue, after spending five years at the Toronto Zoo.