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'A free-for-all:' Union wants grocery trips curtailed to slow COVID-19 spread

'A free-for-all:' Union wants grocery trips curtailed to slow COVID-19 spread

CALGARY — Western Canada's largest private-sector union is proposing that people be limited to one trip to the grocery store each week to prevent the spread of COVID-19 among customers and workers.
Two Montreal lawyers file application to trademark the term COVID-19

Two Montreal lawyers file application to trademark the term COVID-19

Two Montreal lawyers have applied to trademark COVID-19, a filing that some experts said it is unlikely to succeed.
Son remembers 'tough lady' who died from COVID-19 in Calgary care home

Son remembers 'tough lady' who died from COVID-19 in Calgary care home

CALGARY — Rita Owen died in a Calgary care home three weeks shy of her 92nd birthday never knowing she'd contracted COVID-19.

COVID-19 exploits systemic cracks in nursing homes to devastating effect

TORONTO — The brutal assault of the novel coronavirus on long-term care facilities in Ontario has exposed long-standing, systemic problems in a sector that otherwise seldom receives top-of-mind public attention.
Ontario could be headed for primary-care crisis: medical association

Ontario could be headed for primary-care crisis: medical association

OTTAWA — Nearly half the primary-care clinics in Ontario are at risk of closing their doors if the provincial government can't immediately pay doctors for virtual visits, according to a survey by the Ontario Medical Association.
As millions of workers apply for help, mothers-to-be say they can't get CERB

As millions of workers apply for help, mothers-to-be say they can't get CERB

OTTAWA — Nearly one month ago, Effie Poole was laid off from her job as a server when the restaurant she worked at in Burlington, Ont., closed due to COVID-19.
Freeze carbon tax, delay new climate regs during virus crisis, oil lobby asks

Freeze carbon tax, delay new climate regs during virus crisis, oil lobby asks

OTTAWA — Canada's oil and gas producers have asked the federal government to freeze the carbon tax and delay new climate change regulations while the industry weathers the storm of COVID-19.
The latest developments on COVID-19 in Canada

The latest developments on COVID-19 in Canada

The latest news on the COVID-19 global pandemic (all times Eastern): 9:15 p.m. B.C. is reporting two new outbreaks of COVID-19 — one at a long-term care facility in Cranbrook and one at an acute care unit at the Ridge Meadows Hospital in Maple Ridge.
RV owners helping essential workers self-isolate, protect their family members

RV owners helping essential workers self-isolate, protect their family members

The only thing Rick Siewierski finds harder than protecting himself from COVID-19 is keeping his pregnant wife safe from the virus too.
Trudeau deflects Trump and Belgian bluebells in bloom; In The News for April 17

Trudeau deflects Trump and Belgian bluebells in bloom; In The News for April 17

In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of April 17 ... COVID-19 in Canada ...