Canadian troops are on their way to Newfoundland and Labrador to help the province dig out from a mo

Canadian troops are on their way to Newfoundland and Labrador to help the province dig out from a mo

Defence minister Harjit Sajjan says that Canadian troops are on their way to Newfoundland and Labrador to help the province dig out from the snow storm that hit the area. Federal ministers say up to 300 troops will stay for as long as they’re needed.
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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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