British Columbia's health minister is disappointed that the U.S. is blocking the export of N-95 mask

British Columbia's health minister is disappointed that the U.S. is blocking the export of N-95 mask

B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix says President Donald Trump's recent clampdown on the export of surgical-grade face masks that are critical in the fight against the new coronavirus is wrong. Dix says the world needs to work together in the fight a...
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Freeland says Ottawa working to resolve 3M masks issue

Freeland says Ottawa working to resolve 3M masks issue

Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland says she welcomed the statement by Minnesota-based 3M, which pushed back against a White House order to stop exporting its N95 respirator masks. Freeland says Ottawa is in touch with the Americans to resolve...
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More businesses to close in Ontario

More businesses to close in Ontario

Ontario Premier Doug Ford says more businesses will be closing in the province in the wake of grim projections about the spread of COVID-19. Ford says the new closures will take effect at 11:59 p.m. on Saturday and will include all industrial cons...
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How to make life and death decisions in a pandemic

How to make life and death decisions in a pandemic

When there's only one ventilator but two patients need it, how should a doctor decide who survives?
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Ontario: Up to 15,000 could die from COVID-19

Ontario: Up to 15,000 could die from COVID-19

Public health officials in Ontario say between 3,000 and 15,000 could die of COVID-19 in the province, even with public health measures in place. Projections from Public Health Ontario suggest without strong public health measures to combat the pa...
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Canada pressing case for continued U.S. exports of medical gear, Trudeau says

Canada pressing case for continued U.S. exports of medical gear, Trudeau says

Open trade between Canada and the United States in medical supplies, drugs and even health workers has to be protected, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says. This week President Donald Trump told major manufacturer 3M to stop exporting critical N95 ...
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Conservatives seek more accountability from government on COVID-19 response

Conservatives seek more accountability from government on COVID-19 response

Parliament isn't sitting during the COVID-19 pandemic and that means the Opposition needs new ways to hold the governing Liberals to account, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says. He's seeking regular updates on supplies of medical goods and a c...
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The B.C. government says six more people have died after contracting COVID-19

The B.C. government says six more people have died after contracting COVID-19

British Columbia has 55 new cases of COVID-19 for a total of 1,121 infections. Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry says one of the new cases is an inmate at the Okanagan Correctional Centre, the first positive test at a jail in B.C.
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Alberta imposing new rules on seniors care centres

Alberta imposing new rules on seniors care centres

Alberta health officials say there are outbreaks in nine care homes in the province, including 65 cases and four deaths at the McKenzie Towne centre in Calgary.
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COVID-19 cases jump in Manitoba, more than 40 health-care workers sent home to self-isolate

COVID-19 cases jump in Manitoba, more than 40 health-care workers sent home to self-isolate

More than 40 health-care workers at a Winnipeg hospital have been sent home to self-isolate after two staff tested positive for COVID-19 Health officials also reported that nine residents at a nursing home in Gimli, Man. have developed symptoms of...
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Despite gaps, economic-relief package for COVID-19 is biggest in history, Freeland says

Despite gaps, economic-relief package for COVID-19 is biggest in history, Freeland says

The immense financial measures to cushion the hit from the COVID-19 pandemic are being rolled out as fast as the government can prepare them, says Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland. Though the multibillion-dollar Canada Emergency Response Be...
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Ontario to release COVID-19 modelling

Ontario to release COVID-19 modelling

Ontario Premier Doug Ford says the province will release data Friday showing how many Ontarians could die from COVID-19 in various scenarios. Ford had resisted calls to release that modelling as recently as Thursday, saying there were many differe...
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Trudeau says better data on COVID-19 in Canada is on its way

Trudeau says better data on COVID-19 in Canada is on its way

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he will soon be able to give Canadians a better sense of the impact COVID-19 is going to have on this country but he isn’t able to do it yet. Trudeau says he is chairing a first-ministers meeting with premiers Th...
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COVID-19 spells disaster for Canada's restaurant businesses

COVID-19 spells disaster for Canada's restaurant businesses

A survey by a Canadian not-for-profit says restaurant jobs have been lost in Ontario as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.
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Staying at home offers chance to declutter

Staying at home offers chance to declutter

In a time of rising stress levels due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the act of decluttering can come with a number of benefits. With Canadians being encouraged to stay home to help flatten the curve, many are taking the opportunity to tidy up.
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COVID-19: désastre pour la restauration au Canada

COVID-19: désastre pour la restauration au Canada

Le regroupement Restaurants Canada affirme que la crise de la COVID-19 sème le désastre dans l'industrie de la restauration.
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B.C’s public health officer says the province is holding its own against COVID-19

B.C’s public health officer says the province is holding its own against COVID-19

Dr. Bonnie Henry, the provincial health officer, says British Columbia still has a few more weeks to go in the fight against the novel coronavirus. But even when restrictions on the movement of people are lifted, she says it will have to be done i...
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Manitoba starts to see community transmission of COVID-19

Manitoba starts to see community transmission of COVID-19

Manitoba's COVID-19 numbers continued to climb Wednesday and health officials said they are starting to see early signs of community transmission in Winnipeg. The province's chief public health officer warned the numbers could start to rise more r...
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B.C. Hydro gives customers a break during COVID-19 pandemic

B.C. Hydro gives customers a break during COVID-19 pandemic

Premier John Horgan says people who have lost wages or their jobs will be able to get a three-month credit on their residential power bills. While small business owners will also be able to apply for a three month payment holiday on their bills.
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Feds likely didn't have enough protective gear in emergency stockpile, Hajdu says

Feds likely didn't have enough protective gear in emergency stockpile, Hajdu says

The federal government likely did not have enough protective equipment in its emergency stockpile to meet needs during the COVID-19 pandemic, Health Minister Patty Hajdu acknowledges. Successive governments in Ottawa have not spent enough money pr...
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Ontario launches new $50 million fund for medical production

Ontario launches new $50 million fund for medical production

Ontario is launching a $50 million fund to help businesses retool their operations to produce medical equipment and personal protective gear for front-line workers. The province says the money will go to the most viable, innovative proposals that ...
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U.S. standing down on plan for border troops: Trudeau

U.S. standing down on plan for border troops: Trudeau

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the United States appears to have backed off on its plan to send soldiers to the Canada-U.S. border. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security had been floating the idea to help U.S. Customs and Border Protection ...
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Trudeau says duration of COVID-19 measures depends on obeying health authorities

Trudeau says duration of COVID-19 measures depends on obeying health authorities

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the longer it takes for all Canadians to follow the rules and stay home the longer it will be before life can return to normal. In his daily briefing to Canadians Wednesday, Trudeau said the length of the lockdow...
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TC Energy enlists Alberta to help finish US$8-billion Keystone XL project

TC Energy enlists Alberta to help finish US$8-billion Keystone XL project

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says Alberta will invest $1.5 billion and give loan guarantees to help Calgary-based TC Energy Corp. build its US$8-billion Keystone XL Pipeline project. On Tuesday, he said the export pipeline will position the provin...
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Health officer says normal life not likely until summer because of COVID-19

Health officer says normal life not likely until summer because of COVID-19

British Columbia's provincial health officer says physical distancing and self-isolation rules over COVID-19 may have to carry on into the summer. Dr. Bonnie Henry says the province will always be in some form of prevention until there's a vaccine...
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TC Energy enlists Alberta to help finish US$8-billion Keystone XL project

TC Energy enlists Alberta to help finish US$8-billion Keystone XL project

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says Alberta will invest $1.5 billion and give loan guarantees to help Calgary-based TC Energy Corp. build its US$8-billion Keystone XL Pipeline project. On Tuesday, he said the export pipeline will position the provin...
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Ontario to close schools until May 4

Ontario to close schools until May 4

Ontario says it will extend school closures until May 4 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Premier Doug Ford confirmed the decision at a news conference Tuesday, saying he's following the advice of medical experts. Earlier this month, Education...
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First Nations, remote communities need special attention in pandemic, Freeland says

First Nations, remote communities need special attention in pandemic, Freeland says

As concerns grow about what will happen when the COVID-19 pandemic reaches communities that already have poor health services compared to large cities, Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland says protecting them and serving their residents is a t...
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Manitoba to close schools indefinitely due to COVID-19 pandemic

Manitoba to close schools indefinitely due to COVID-19 pandemic

The Manitoba government is closing elementary, junior high and high schools indefinitely due to COVID-19 concerns. The province originally planned a three-week shutdown that was to end April 13, but Education Minister Kelvin Goertzen says schools ...
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Three thousand companies offer services in COVID-19 fight, Trudeau says

Three thousand companies offer services in COVID-19 fight, Trudeau says

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says thousands of suppliers answered a federal call for companies that can make gear and commodities Canada needs to treat people with COVID-19. The government is putting up $2 billion to buy personal protective equip...
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Five things to stream this April

Five things to stream this April

With Canadians spending most of their time indoors amid the COVID-19 pandemic, it's fortunate that streaming services were already ramping up a busy month of programming for April. Here's a roundup of what's worth streaming in April:
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Alberta announces jump in COVID-19 deaths

Alberta announces jump in COVID-19 deaths

Alberta's chief medical officer says there have been five COVID-19-related deaths in 24 hours in the province. Dr. Deena Hinshaw says the total number of deaths in Alberta so far is eight, with a total of 690 cases. She says of the five deaths rep...
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Alberta announces jump in COVID-19 deaths

Alberta announces jump in COVID-19 deaths

Alberta's chief medical officer says there have been five COVID-19-related deaths in 24 hours in the province. Dr. Deena Hinshaw says the total number of deaths in Alberta so far is eight, with a total of 690 cases. She says of the five deaths rep...
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B.C.'s provincial health officer says the fight against COVID-19 is at a critical stage

B.C.'s provincial health officer says the fight against COVID-19 is at a critical stage

Dr. Bonnie Henry says the next two weeks mark a second incubation period for COVID-19 as she urged people to follow public health advice because the number of cases hasn't peaked yet. She says the next two weeks will show whether hospitals will co...
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Manitoba closes non-essential businesses in battle against COVID-19

Manitoba closes non-essential businesses in battle against COVID-19

The Manitoba government announced Monday it will require non-essential businesses to close as of Wednesday morning to slow the spread of COVID-19. Salons, bars and many stores will close while grocers, manufacturers, government offices and other o...
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Surge in COVID cases could challenge medical supply lines: Ford

Surge in COVID cases could challenge medical supply lines: Ford

Premier Doug Ford says medical supply lines will be "seriously challenged" if there is a massive surge of people into hospitals in the next two weeks, and all options — including further shutdowns — are on the table. Ontario reported 351 new COVID...
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Military has 24,000 troops ready for COVID-19 response

Military has 24,000 troops ready for COVID-19 response

Although the Canadian Forces haven't been asked to help yet with the COVID-19 pandemic, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan says the military has 24,000 people ready to respond if needed. Gen. Jonathan Vance says they're waiting, "sequestered" so as to...
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Trudeau announces details of expanded wage subsidy

Trudeau announces details of expanded wage subsidy

The federal government is widening its promise to subsidize wages for employers affected by COVID-19 to big businesses, non-profits and charities, if they've lost 30 per cent or more of their revenues. But he's warning them not to take advantage o...
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Tokyo Olympics rescheduled for July 23-Aug. 8 in 2021

Tokyo Olympics rescheduled for July 23-Aug. 8 in 2021

The Tokyo Olympics will open next year in the same time slot scheduled for this year's games.
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Trudeau to continue self-isolating, announces new COVID-19 money to support at-risk children and sen

Trudeau to continue self-isolating, announces new COVID-19 money to support at-risk children and sen

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he will remain in isolation at his home for almost two more weeks even though his wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau recently announced she has recovered from COVID-19. Trudeau also says the government is trying to hel...
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Air travel to be denied for people with COVID-19 symptoms

Air travel to be denied for people with COVID-19 symptoms

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says that as of noon Monday, boarding of domestic flights and trains will be denied to people showing any symptoms related to COVID-19. He also addressed the situation of the 248 Canadians stranded on a cruise ship of...
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Feds pledge billions in additional support to businesses battered by COVID-19

Feds pledge billions in additional support to businesses battered by COVID-19

The federal government upped its financial lifeline to small businesses suffering from COVID-19 on Friday by announcing increased wage subsidies for employers and offering interest-free loans so companies can pay their bill. The measures capped a ...
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Data suggests B.C. efforts to flatten the curve of COVID-19 cases are starting to work

Data suggests B.C. efforts to flatten the curve of COVID-19 cases are starting to work

British Columbia health officials released Friday its “worst case scenario” data related to the COVID-19 pandemic but the province believes the numbers show it will more closely mirror the South Korean experience, rather than the situation in Italy.
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PM Trudeau boosts wage subsidy, cautions against militarizing Canada-U.S. border

PM Trudeau boosts wage subsidy, cautions against militarizing Canada-U.S. border

The Liberal government is increasing its proposed wage subsidy to help businesses get through the economic crisis caused by COVID-19 to 75 per cent. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says that will help keep more people on the payroll. He also says it...
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Manitoba records first COVID-19 death, announces new restrictions

Manitoba records first COVID-19 death, announces new restrictions

Manitoba health officials announced the province’s first death related to COVID-19 Friday. They also announced that public gatherings will be capped at 10 people as of Monday, down from the current limit of 50.
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Bank of Canada cuts key interest rate target to 0.25 per cent

Bank of Canada cuts key interest rate target to 0.25 per cent

The Bank of Canada cut its key interest target by half a percentage point to 0.25 per cent in an unscheduled rate announcement Friday. Bank governor Stephen Poloz says the goal of the decision is to restore market functioning and help create a bri...
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B.C. health officials announce 66 new cases of COVID-19 Thursday

B.C. health officials announce 66 new cases of COVID-19 Thursday

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry says there are now 725 cases of COVID-19 in B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix says staff at the government's 811 health helpline managed to answer 5,070 calls on Wednesday dealing with the anxiety surroundi...
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B.C. invokes emergency powers to fight COVID-19

B.C. invokes emergency powers to fight COVID-19

B.C. Premier John Horgan says his government is taking unprecedented actions to maintain the steady supply of essential goods and services and prevent attempts by some to profit from the COVID-19 pandemic. He says the province and industry leaders...
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