Alberta now at 1,451 cases, 32 deaths due to COVID-19

Alberta now at 1,451 cases, 32 deaths due to COVID-19

Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta's chief medical officer of health, says there are now 1,451 cases of COVID-19 and 32 deaths. She also reacted to reports that some private gyms are open and some golf courses are considering opening. She said both must r...
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B.C. government ramped up mental health services for front-line health-care workers, families

B.C. government ramped up mental health services for front-line health-care workers, families

Two hundred psychologists in British Columbia are volunteering to provide free virtual counselling to front-line health workers as part of the province's efforts to ramp up mental health services for anyone who needs them. Mental Health and Addict...
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‘Foolhardy’ to make long-term predictions about Canada-U.S. border measures: Freeland

‘Foolhardy’ to make long-term predictions about Canada-U.S. border measures: Freeland

Chief public health officer Dr. Theresa Tam says restrictions on non-essential travel between Canada and the United States are key to flattening the curve of COVID-19 cases. Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland says it would be reckless to make...
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Manitobans facing fines for not following COVID-19 orders

Manitobans facing fines for not following COVID-19 orders

The Manitoba government and City of Winnipeg are instituting fines for people who don't follow public safety orders during the COVID-19 pandemic. Premier Brian Pallister says people who break rules such as the 10-person limit on gatherings will fa...
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Long COVID-19 fight means long government support programs, Trudeau promises

Long COVID-19 fight means long government support programs, Trudeau promises

The federal government’s response to COVID-19 must include massive programs, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says, because containing the deadly respiratory virus can only happen if many people aren’t at work. Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says ...
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Quebec drafting plans, scenarios to slowly get the economy going again

Quebec drafting plans, scenarios to slowly get the economy going again

Quebec Premier Francois Legault says he hopes to present a plan to get some businesses up and running again. The province's economy has been effectively shut for weeks as the province weathers a fight against COVID-19. Legault says any resumption ...
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Ontario must be ready to restart its economy after pandemic: Ford

Ontario must be ready to restart its economy after pandemic: Ford

Ontario Premier Doug Ford says the province must begin to develop a strategy to restart its economy after the COVID-19 pandemic ends. Ford says he is forming a special committee of his cabinet tasked with developing an economic recovery plan for b...
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No energy to plan a big Easter? That's OK, experts say

No energy to plan a big Easter? That's OK, experts say

There is a markedly different feel to Passover and Easter weekend this spring. However, parents should see this as an opportunity to shift our normally consumer thoughts to connecting with family and friends.
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Chief public health officer describes how Canada's pandemic may play out

Chief public health officer describes how Canada's pandemic may play out

Chief public health officer Dr. Theresa Tam is urging Canadians to keep following strict physical distancing measures as she released sobering projections on how many Canadians could die of COVID-19. Tam explains what she expects will happen after...
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DIY home renos? Leave big jobs to experts

DIY home renos? Leave big jobs to experts

Home renovation projects may start to look tempting to people cooped up in their houses during the COVID-19 pandemic. But while minor cosmetic changes are easy enough to tackle, experts say it's best to put any major projects on hold, at least for...
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Saskatchewan projects up to 8,300 deaths from COVID-19

Saskatchewan projects up to 8,300 deaths from COVID-19

Health officials in Saskatchewan have released projections showing that between 3,000 and 8,300 people could die in the province from the COVID-19 pandemic. They say between 153,000 and 408,000 residents will be infected.
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N.L. forecasts November COVID-19 case peak, summer ICU bed crunch

N.L. forecasts November COVID-19 case peak, summer ICU bed crunch

The Newfoundland and Labrador government shared models forecasting the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Wednesday. If one-third of the population were infected over two years, one scenario predicted cases could peak in November and ICU bed capac...
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People returning to B.C. from international travel will soon have to present self-isolation plans fo

People returning to B.C. from international travel will soon have to present self-isolation plans fo

Premier John Horgan says officials will be at Vancouver International Airport and major land border crossings checking travellers self-isolation plans. He says travellers without plans will be taken to a "quarantine site" until they can get arrang...
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Medical goods moving from U.S., Freeland says

Medical goods moving from U.S., Freeland says

Despite new restrictions on exports of medical goods from the United States, Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland says hundreds of thousands of masks have made it across the border. Canadian officials are still talking to American counterparts ...
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Managing more screen time during the pandemic

Managing more screen time during the pandemic

The use of screen time may become more of an issue in some households as parents juggle working from home and caring for children that are no longer in school or daycare.
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Quebec deploying more staff to fend off COVID-19 in care homes, residences for elderly

Quebec deploying more staff to fend off COVID-19 in care homes, residences for elderly

Quebec has announced additional staff will be deployed to residences and long-term care homes. Health Minister Danielle McCann says all staff and patients at long-term care homes will be tested for COVID-19.
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COVID-19 cancels Manitoba birthday celebrations

COVID-19 cancels Manitoba birthday celebrations

The Manitoba government is postponing public events marking the province's 150th birthday this year. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, celebrations including a free outdoor concert are being pushed back to 2021.
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Patience thin with low Ontario testing: Ford

Patience thin with low Ontario testing: Ford

Premier Doug Ford says his patience with Ontario's slow pace of testing for COVID-19 has run thin and he wants more done starting Thursday. He says he wants to see every long-term care resident, every front-line health-care worker and every first ...
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Government, Opposition spar over role of Parliament in pandemic

Government, Opposition spar over role of Parliament in pandemic

As Parliament gets ready to sit again to pass another COVID-19 relief bill, Conservative critic Pierre Poilievre says his party wants regular meetings so that ministers face questions from the Opposition. Justin Trudeau says the Liberals would rat...
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Emergency plans should include pets

Emergency plans should include pets

The group that represents humane societies and S-P-C-A's across the country wants to make sure Canadians include pets when they're planning for the possibility of quarantine.
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Social distance loopholes not worth the risk

Social distance loopholes not worth the risk

People have been finding innovative ways to keep socializing with friends and neighbours while trying to respect physical distancing measures during the COVID-19 outbreak. But experts say those social distancing loopholes are likely not worth the ...
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Alberta predicting 400 to 6,600 deaths from COVID-19 in months to come

Alberta predicting 400 to 6,600 deaths from COVID-19 in months to come

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says projections show between 400 and 3,100 people in the province will probably die of COVID-19. In a televised address Tuesday, Kenney says by the end of summer about 800,000 people are likely to be infected with the...
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B.C. makes plea for virtual Easter celebrations

B.C. makes plea for virtual Easter celebrations

B.C. officials held a conference call with 130 faith leaders to discuss upcoming religious celebrations, including Easter. Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry says people can still celebrate religious holidays, but they should do so virtually.
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Anand says Canada is 'aggressively ordering' medical supplies in competitive market

Anand says Canada is 'aggressively ordering' medical supplies in competitive market

Public Services and Procurement Minister Anita Anand says Canada is working hard behind the scenes on the increasingly challenging logistics of getting critical COVID-19 medical equipment to Canada from foreign countries. She says the fight for su...
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First Ontario-made pandemic masks ready for use

First Ontario-made pandemic masks ready for use

Premier Doug Ford announced Monday that the first made-in-Ontario face masks are ready, one day after he warned that the province would run out of personal protective equipment in one week. Ford was at the Woodbridge manufacturing facility in Vaug...
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Legault says Quebec is making progress in the fight against COVID-19

Legault says Quebec is making progress in the fight against COVID-19

Quebec Premier Francois Legault is urging citizens to stay home during the Easter holiday in order to slow the progress of COVID-19. The province announced 760 new cases on Tuesday and 29 new deaths, but Legault said the encouraging hospitalizatio...
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Trudeau says 30,000 ventilators on order

Trudeau says 30,000 ventilators on order

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada has ordered 30,000 new ventilators from Canadian companies but hopes that will end up being far more than this country will actually need. Trudeau says more than 5,000 Canadian companies have answered the ...
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Quebec won't expand ban on birth companions: Premier

Quebec won't expand ban on birth companions: Premier

A Montreal hospital's decision to ban a companion from the delivery room during childbirth has sparked an outcry from expectant moms across the country. Some of Canada's experts says childbirth amid the COVID-19 pandemic raises complicated health ...
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Luck, timing credited for lower COVID-19 rate in B.C.: top doctor

Luck, timing credited for lower COVID-19 rate in B.C.: top doctor

B.C.'s provincial health officer says timing, luck and good planning appear to be factors in the lower rate of COVID-19 infection compared with Quebec and Ontario. Dr. Bonnie Henry says March break came later in B.C. than Quebec and Ontario, and h...
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Cities make room for distancing on sidewalks

Cities make room for distancing on sidewalks

Battles are brewing in some cities over use of increasingly limited public space, as local governments struggle with whether to give more room for pedestrians to spread out.
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Some donation bins becoming dumping grounds

Some donation bins becoming dumping grounds

Diabetes Canada has issued an open letter to community leaders and elected officials to help raise awareness about overflowing donation bins and illegally dumped garbage.
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Tam explains new evidence for mask-wearing

Tam explains new evidence for mask-wearing

The evidence for wearing masks to stop the spread of COVID-19 is still weak, says chief public health officer Dr. Theresa Tam, but has changed enough that the federal government's advice on the subject has changed. It now tilts toward wearing non-...
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One more week of protective gear: Ford

One more week of protective gear: Ford

Ontario Premier Doug Ford says recent restrictions on shipments at the U.S. border have left the province with just one more week's worth of personal protective equipment for health-care workers. Ford says a shipment of masks was held up by U.S. o...
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Scheer calls on government to increase charitable donation tax credit

Scheer calls on government to increase charitable donation tax credit

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer is calling on the government to increase the charitable donation tax credit. He says this would help increase charitable contributions to hospitals, churches, food banks, women's shelters and other worthy organiza...
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Shipments of medical equipment from U.S. to continue, Trudeau says

Shipments of medical equipment from U.S. to continue, Trudeau says

The federal government has been talking to American officials after reports that a shipment of millions of N95 masks bound for Ontario was held at the U.S.-Canada border, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says.
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Manitoba government offers financial aid to people hurt by COVID-19 economic fallout

Manitoba government offers financial aid to people hurt by COVID-19 economic fallout

The Manitoba government is letting people affected by the COVID-19 economic fallout defer payments of some utility bills and property taxes, Premier Brian Pallister says the aim is to give help to those who most need it.
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Trudeau asks for help from volunteers, reservists as part of COVID-19 response

Trudeau asks for help from volunteers, reservists as part of COVID-19 response

At his daily briefing on Sunday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau asked for Canadians with special skills to volunteer their help as part of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. He also announced that reservists in the Canadian military will be off...
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Ignoring COVID-19 restrictions can have ‘devastating effects and endangers lives,’ Ontario Premier D

Ignoring COVID-19 restrictions can have ‘devastating effects and endangers lives,’ Ontario Premier D

Ontario Premier Doug Ford says people are putting lives at stake if they don't self-isolate or stay home to stop the spread of COVID-19. To drive home the message, the province issued another emergency alert warning everyone other than essential p...
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Trudeau ready to talk to Trump about masks

Trudeau ready to talk to Trump about masks

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he plans to talk to U.S. President Donald Trump about White House orders to Minnesota-based 3M to stop exporting its surgical-grade face masks. Trudeau says he is not looking at counter-measures against this move...
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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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