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Gatherings restricted, schools closed: What's being done to fight COVID-19

Gatherings restricted, schools closed: What's being done to fight COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected every province and territory.
'Can we hook him up?' Turkey on the loose in Calgary wandering in search of mate

'Can we hook him up?' Turkey on the loose in Calgary wandering in search of mate

CALGARY — Turk Diggler is looking for love, and one Calgary city councillor is wondering whether to play matchmaker.
Does letting kids get COVID-19 help build immunity among the wider society?

Does letting kids get COVID-19 help build immunity among the wider society?

MONTREAL — The Quebec government has suggested that reopening schools and daycares could be a way to both kick-start its economy and slow the transmission of COVID-19 in the province.
The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada

The latest numbers of confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 9:27 p.m. ET on April 16, 2020: There are 30,106 confirmed and presumptive cases in Canada.

Advocacy group says undocumented migrants need access to government benefits

VANCOUVER — A section of Canada's workforce is being overlooked as the federal government expands subsidies for workers affected by COVID-19, a rights group says.
Federal wage subsidy payments to flow first week of May, officials tell MPs

Federal wage subsidy payments to flow first week of May, officials tell MPs

OTTAWA — The first payments from a $73-billion federal wage subsidy program will flow by the end of the first week of May, acting as a buttress against the economic shock from COVID-19.
Federal inmate dies from COVID-19 complications at prison in Mission, B.C.

Federal inmate dies from COVID-19 complications at prison in Mission, B.C.

ABBOTSFORD, B.C. — Lawyers are strengthening their calls to thin prison populations following the first death related to COVID-19 at a federal institution.
COVID-19's impact on nursing homes 'more severe' than expected: Trudeau

COVID-19's impact on nursing homes 'more severe' than expected: Trudeau

The sweep of COVID-19 throughout Canada's nursing homes is proving more devastating than expected, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday as he warned that reopening the economy too early would be "absolutely disastrous.
Despite White House urgency, Canada closes door to reopening U.S. border

Despite White House urgency, Canada closes door to reopening U.S. border

WASHINGTON — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tried to let Donald Trump down gently Thursday, warning that Canada is still a long way from being ready to agree to relax mutual travel restrictions along its border with the United States.
Champagne, Ukraine reject Iran crash report suggesting immunity for Tehran

Champagne, Ukraine reject Iran crash report suggesting immunity for Tehran

OTTAWA — Canada and Ukraine flatly rejected a report suggesting the Iranian regime was seeking immunity from future legal action after shooting down a passenger jet in January.