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B.C. woman charged after deliberately coughing on grocery clerk: RCMP

COQUITLAM, B.C. — A woman is facing criminal charges after RCMP in British Columbia allege she coughed at a grocery clerk who would not let her buy extra tissues.
MPs should return to House of Commons to scrutinize COVID-19 measures: Scheer

MPs should return to House of Commons to scrutinize COVID-19 measures: Scheer

OTTAWA — With a Monday deadline looming, federal parties are grappling with the question of whether in-person sittings of the House of Commons and the Senate should resume in Ottawa.
Liberals ease access to emergency benefit as economy shrinks fast

Liberals ease access to emergency benefit as economy shrinks fast

OTTAWA — The federal government will expand its main relief program for people losing work because of COVID-19, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Wednesday, just after Statistics Canada delivered a preliminary report that the economy contracted
Bibeau says Canada has enough food but COVID-19 will still bring challenges

Bibeau says Canada has enough food but COVID-19 will still bring challenges

OTTAWA — Higher prices and less variety on store shelves is a possibility as the agriculture industry confronts a wide range of challenges created by COVID-19, the federal agriculture minister said Wednesday.
Military seeks to attract commercial pilots affected by COVID-19 pandemic

Military seeks to attract commercial pilots affected by COVID-19 pandemic

OTTAWA — The Royal Canadian Air Force is hoping to address a critical shortage of experienced pilots by scooping up some of the hundreds of commercial pilots whose jobs have been negatively affected by the COVID-19 crisis.
Emergency doctors urged to avoid drugs used to ventilate COVID-19 patients

Emergency doctors urged to avoid drugs used to ventilate COVID-19 patients

OTTAWA — Emergency doctors have been warned to try to avoid using the limited supply of medications needed for patients on ventilators, as they could be critical in the fight against COVID-19.
Time for pointing fingers will come later, Trudeau says as Trump calls out WHO

Time for pointing fingers will come later, Trudeau says as Trump calls out WHO

WASHINGTON — Now is not the time to point fingers or assign blame for COVID-19, Canada's federal government said Wednesday after Donald Trump, his re-election hopes hijacked by a deadly global pandemic, turned his populist cannons on the World Health
Premiers don't want Emergencies Act used during COVID-19 pandemic

Premiers don't want Emergencies Act used during COVID-19 pandemic

REGINA — Canada's premiers have sent a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau saying they do not want the Emergencies Act invoked over COVID-19.
'What's going to happen?' Alberta teen recounts brush with death from COVID-19

'What's going to happen?' Alberta teen recounts brush with death from COVID-19

OKOTOKS, Alta. — Matt Greenshields never worried about COVID-19 until he found himself thinking about death as he was being wheeled down the empty, darkened hallways of a hospital on his way to intensive care.
Former Manitoba principal sentenced to life for vigilante killings of drug dealers

Former Manitoba principal sentenced to life for vigilante killings of drug dealers

WINNIPEG — A former Manitoba principal has been sentenced to life in prison for the vigilante killings of two drug dealers.