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Doctors, patient advocates say telemedicine spurred by pandemic is here to stay

Doctors, patient advocates say telemedicine spurred by pandemic is here to stay

The arrival of COVID-19 has taken the concept of telemedicine from a pipe dream to a fixture across Ontario, with many doctors expressing the hope that the change is here to stay long beyond the pandemic.
Mouth wash test coming for school-aged children in British Columbia

Mouth wash test coming for school-aged children in British Columbia

VICTORIA — British Columbia is introducing a new saline gargle test for students from kindergarten to Grade 12 to help make COVID-19 testing easier for children and teenagers. Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said B.C.
B.C. adds $660M in tax incentives, reveals details of $1.5 billion recovery plan

B.C. adds $660M in tax incentives, reveals details of $1.5 billion recovery plan

VICTORIA — The British Columbia government announcing $660 million in new tax incentives Thursday and outlined how it will spend another $1.5 billion on economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
'Not funny inside': Edmonton’s renovated, ridiculed library opens to the public

'Not funny inside': Edmonton’s renovated, ridiculed library opens to the public

EDMONTON — Some Edmontonians who got a peek inside the city's new downtown library say it's what's inside that matters. The Stanley A. Milner Library opened its doors to the public Thursday, four years after closing for renovations.
The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Sept. 17

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Sept. 17

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 6:42 p.m. EDT on Sept. 17, 2020: There are 140,867 confirmed cases in Canada.
Broadcaster Marci Ien to run for Liberals in Bill Morneau's old riding

Broadcaster Marci Ien to run for Liberals in Bill Morneau's old riding

OTTAWA — The federal Liberals have named broadcaster Marci Ien as their candidate in the riding formerly held by Bill Morneau.
Wage subsidy extension into 2021 critical for tourism sector to survive: industry

Wage subsidy extension into 2021 critical for tourism sector to survive: industry

OTTAWA — A coalition of organizations representing the tourism sector says the federal government must keep its wage-subsidy program in place well into next year to help businesses with dire prospects for recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Appeals court sides with English school boards fighting Quebec law that abolishes them

MONTREAL — Quebec's highest court has upheld a stay granted last month to English school boards that are challenging the provincial government's attempt to abolish them.
Indigenous lawyer files lawsuit against firm representing day school survivors

Indigenous lawyer files lawsuit against firm representing day school survivors

WINNIPEG — An Indigenous lawyer has filed a lawsuit against the firm that represented survivors of Indian day schools, alleging she was not compensated for years of her work on the class-action case.
Trudeau starts consultations with opposition leaders on next week's throne speech

Trudeau starts consultations with opposition leaders on next week's throne speech

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau began consulting opposition leaders Thursday about next week's throne speech, which could theoretically bring down his minority Liberal government if none of their parties support it.