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Bill Blair asks prison, parole heads to consider releasing some inmates to stop spread of COVID-19

Public Safety Minister Bill Blair has asked the heads of Canada's prison system and parole board to consider early release for some federal inmates to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 behind bars.
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Bill Blair asks prison, parole heads to consider releasing some inmates to stop spread of COVID-19

Public Safety Minister Bill Blair has asked the heads of Canada's prison system and parole board to consider early release for some federal inmates to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 behind bars.

Deadliest day yet for COVID-19 in B.C. as province tops 1,000 cases

B.C. health officials say five more people have died from COVID-19 since their last briefing on Monday, marking the single deadliest day since the virus was first recorded in the province.
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Deadliest day yet for COVID-19 in B.C. as province tops 1,000 cases

B.C. health officials say five more people have died from COVID-19 since their last briefing on Monday, marking the single deadliest day since the virus was first recorded in the province.

'We, too, are part of this world': How Hutterites, Old Order Mennonites are responding to COVID-19

Hutterite and Old Order Mennonite communities are struggling to adapt to COVID-19 restrictions as they balance public safety with their communal lifestyle.
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'We, too, are part of this world': How Hutterites, Old Order Mennonites are responding to COVID-19

Hutterite and Old Order Mennonite communities are struggling to adapt to COVID-19 restrictions as they balance public safety with their communal lifestyle.

Canada's airline, tourism sectors facing 'catastrophic' decline due to COVID-19 pandemic

As Canada's aviation and tourism sectors face a decline of epic proportions because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government is preparing an aid package to save an industry that employs well over 2 million Canadians.
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Canada's airline, tourism sectors facing 'catastrophic' decline due to COVID-19 pandemic

As Canada's aviation and tourism sectors face a decline of epic proportions because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government is preparing an aid package to save an industry that employs well over 2 million Canadians.

Still not sure how to best get groceries during a pandemic? Health experts have some answers

Grocery shopping is deemed essential during this pandemic. But it comes with plenty of questions and concerns. We try to provide some clarity.
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Still not sure how to best get groceries during a pandemic? Health experts have some answers

Grocery shopping is deemed essential during this pandemic. But it comes with plenty of questions and concerns. We try to provide some clarity.

Pressures of COVID-19 could be catastrophic for mental health system

It should not take a pandemic for us to see that the conditions in homeless shelters, jails, and other group-living environments are unsafe for people with chronic mental illnesses and pose a risk to public health, write Dr. Andrew L. Smith and Dr. Neil de La
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Pressures of COVID-19 could be catastrophic for mental health system

It should not take a pandemic for us to see that the conditions in homeless shelters, jails, and other group-living environments are unsafe for people with chronic mental illnesses and pose a risk to public health, write Dr. Andrew L. Smith and Dr. Neil de Laplante.

Why Alberta is throwing billions behind the Keystone XL pipeline

With the energy sector still reeling from weeks of economic turmoil, Alberta's United Conservative government announced it's throwing its financial heft behind the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline.
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Why Alberta is throwing billions behind the Keystone XL pipeline

With the energy sector still reeling from weeks of economic turmoil, Alberta's United Conservative government announced it's throwing its financial heft behind the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline.

'I hope he feels awful': Medical formula for child with kidney disease stolen from porch

An Ontario mother says she was angry to learn that someone had stolen medical baby formula meant for her daughter, who has a rare kidney disease, from the family’s front porch.
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'I hope he feels awful': Medical formula for child with kidney disease stolen from porch

An Ontario mother says she was angry to learn that someone had stolen medical baby formula meant for her daughter, who has a rare kidney disease, from the family’s front porch.

13 deaths now linked to COVID-19 outbreak at long-term care home in Bobcaygeon, Ont.

There are now 13 deaths linked to an outbreak of COVID-19 at a long-term care home in Bobcaygeon, Ont.
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13 deaths now linked to COVID-19 outbreak at long-term care home in Bobcaygeon, Ont.

There are now 13 deaths linked to an outbreak of COVID-19 at a long-term care home in Bobcaygeon, Ont.

When will children be back in school? Your COVID-19 questions answered

We're answering questions about the pandemic. Send yours to covid@cbc.ca and we’ll answer as many as we can. We’re publishing a selection of answers every weekday online, and also putting some of your questions to the experts during The National and on CB
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When will children be back in school? Your COVID-19 questions answered

We're answering questions about the pandemic. Send yours to covid@cbc.ca and we’ll answer as many as we can. We’re publishing a selection of answers every weekday online, and also putting some of your questions to the experts during The National and on CBC News Network.

Ontario Premier Doug Ford extends state of emergency for another two weeks

Ontario Premier Doug Ford says he will be extending his emergency declaration for another two weeks after the order expires tomorrow.
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Ontario Premier Doug Ford extends state of emergency for another two weeks

Ontario Premier Doug Ford says he will be extending his emergency declaration for another two weeks after the order expires tomorrow.

Ontario's education minister expected to announce e-learning plan

Ontario's education minister is expected to announce an e-learning plan for the province's students during COVID-19 school closures.
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Ontario's education minister expected to announce e-learning plan

Ontario's education minister is expected to announce an e-learning plan for the province's students during COVID-19 school closures.

COVID-19 anxiety shows why Canada needs a 9-8-8 number for mental health emergencies

The Canadian government is falling short in addressing the mental health impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and also turning its back on a new idea that could help people during times of mental health crisis.
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COVID-19 anxiety shows why Canada needs a 9-8-8 number for mental health emergencies

The Canadian government is falling short in addressing the mental health impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and also turning its back on a new idea that could help people during times of mental health crisis.

Canadian charities say federal aid may not be enough to stay afloat

Charitable organizations in Canada, who have already had to lay off tens of thousands of staff members, say the federal government's wage subsidy is a good start. But it may not be enough to come them through the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Canadian charities say federal aid may not be enough to stay afloat

Charitable organizations in Canada, who have already had to lay off tens of thousands of staff members, say the federal government's wage subsidy is a good start. But it may not be enough to come them through the COVID-19 pandemic.

The flurry of daily pandemic data can be overwhelming. Here's how to make sense of it

Every day, Canadians are bombarded with fresh numbers on the COVID-19 pandemic from around the world. Check out these tips to help make sense of the data.
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The flurry of daily pandemic data can be overwhelming. Here's how to make sense of it

Every day, Canadians are bombarded with fresh numbers on the COVID-19 pandemic from around the world. Check out these tips to help make sense of the data.

Canada's next-door neighbour is now the epicentre of global pandemic. Here's what that U.S. surge means

Canada’s next-door neighbour is now the epicentre of a global pandemic, with U.S. reported infection rates soaring. The tremors coming from the U.S. will ripple across the border and beyond, touching a staggering array of people and battering the broader ec
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Canada's next-door neighbour is now the epicentre of global pandemic. Here's what that U.S. surge means

Canada’s next-door neighbour is now the epicentre of a global pandemic, with U.S. reported infection rates soaring. The tremors coming from the U.S. will ripple across the border and beyond, touching a staggering array of people and battering the broader economy. Here's what we know, what we don't, and what it means for Canadians.

'There will be more deaths': Ontario cottage community shocked by COVID-19 outbreak in nursing home

It's unclear how coronavirus came into a small nursing home in Bobcaygeon, Ont. - whether it was brought in by a visitor or a new resident - but the number of cases and deaths there has stunned the cottage community about 150 kilometres northeast of Toronto.
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'There will be more deaths': Ontario cottage community shocked by COVID-19 outbreak in nursing home

It's unclear how coronavirus came into a small nursing home in Bobcaygeon, Ont. - whether it was brought in by a visitor or a new resident - but the number of cases and deaths there has stunned the cottage community about 150 kilometres northeast of Toronto. 

COVID-19 silver lining: experts predict innovation in medicine, education, remote work

Experts in medicine, artificial intelligence, education and many other fields say they expect the pandemic to fast-forward innovations that will benefit the world long after the novel coronavirus has run its course.
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COVID-19 silver lining: experts predict innovation in medicine, education, remote work

Experts in medicine, artificial intelligence, education and many other fields say they expect the pandemic to fast-forward innovations that will benefit the world long after the novel coronavirus has run its course.

Majority of Canadians think COVID-19 pandemic will get worse: Nanos

A majority of Canadians say they are pessimistic about the outlook of the COVID-19 pandemic but support the federal government's response to the crisis, according to the latest survey from Nanos Research.
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Majority of Canadians think COVID-19 pandemic will get worse: Nanos

A majority of Canadians say they are pessimistic about the outlook of the COVID-19 pandemic but support the federal government's response to the crisis, according to the latest survey from Nanos Research.

Cote-des-Neiges is at the heart of the COVID-19 contagion in Montreal

The new coronavirus continues to progress in the Montreal population with 251 new cases added to the city's total positive cases.
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Cote-des-Neiges is at the heart of the COVID-19 contagion in Montreal

The new coronavirus continues to progress in the Montreal population with 251 new cases added to the city's total positive cases.

Major residential landlords signal flexibility for tenants in need

Some of Canada's biggest residential landlords say they're committed to working with tenants who have lost their job because of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
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Major residential landlords signal flexibility for tenants in need

Some of Canada's biggest residential landlords say they're committed to working with tenants who have lost their job because of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Nine residents of Bobcaygeon, Ont. long-term care home die following COVID-19 outbreak

Public health officials say seven residents of a long-term care home in Bobcaygeon, Ont. have died following an outbreak of the novel coronavirus at the facility.
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Nine residents of Bobcaygeon, Ont. long-term care home die following COVID-19 outbreak

Public health officials say seven residents of a long-term care home in Bobcaygeon, Ont. have died following an outbreak of the novel coronavirus at the facility.

All people over the age of 70 in Ontario advised to self-isolate during COVID-19 pandemic

Ontario's Chief Medical Officer of Health is now recommending that all people over the age of 70 self-isolate given the elevated risk of «severe outcomes» should they contract COVID-19.
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All people over the age of 70 in Ontario advised to self-isolate during COVID-19 pandemic

Ontario's Chief Medical Officer of Health is now recommending that all people over the age of 70 self-isolate given the elevated risk of «severe outcomes» should they contract COVID-19.

All businesses seeing 30% drop in revenue due to pandemic will be eligible for 75% wage subsidies: Trudeau

Businesses and non-profit organizations seeing a drop of at least 30 per cent in revenue due to COVID-19 will qualify for the government's 75 per cent wage subsidy program, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced today.
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All businesses seeing 30% drop in revenue due to pandemic will be eligible for 75% wage subsidies: Trudeau

Businesses and non-profit organizations seeing a drop of at least 30 per cent in revenue due to COVID-19 will qualify for the government's 75 per cent wage subsidy program, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced today.

Oil price falls below $20 US a barrel, its lowest since 2002

The benchmark price for a barrel of North American oil dipped below $20 on Monday morning, the first time that's happened in 18 years.
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Oil price falls below $20 US a barrel, its lowest since 2002

The benchmark price for a barrel of North American oil dipped below $20 on Monday morning, the first time that's happened in 18 years.

Student loan payments, interest suspended until Sept. 30 due to COVID-19, federal loan agency says

The National Student Loans Service Centre says supports are being put in place for student loan borrowers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Student loan payments, interest suspended until Sept. 30 due to COVID-19, federal loan agency says

The National Student Loans Service Centre says supports are being put in place for student loan borrowers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Premier Doug Ford's handling of the pandemic draws praise from friends and foes

No aspect of Canadian life has been left untouched by the COVID-19 pandemic, including politics, and pundits agree the premier of Ontario is one of those most transformed by the outbreak.
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Premier Doug Ford's handling of the pandemic draws praise from friends and foes

No aspect of Canadian life has been left untouched by the COVID-19 pandemic, including politics, and pundits agree the premier of Ontario is one of those most transformed by the outbreak.

Daughter describes mother's final days at B.C. care home hit by COVID-19 outbreak

Isabelle Mikhail, 94, died on March 18, 2020 at the Lynn Valley Care Centre in North Vancouver. She was the eighth person to die at the home after testing positive for COVID-19. Her daughter, May Mikhail, helped care for her in her final days as staff themsel
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Daughter describes mother's final days at B.C. care home hit by COVID-19 outbreak

Isabelle Mikhail, 94, died on March 18, 2020 at the Lynn Valley Care Centre in North Vancouver. She was the eighth person to die at the home after testing positive for COVID-19. Her daughter, May Mikhail, helped care for her in her final days as staff themselves grew ill.

'Have a little compassion': Canadians on cruise ship with 4 dead still unsure how they'll get home

With a flu-like illness outbreak, four dead and confirmed cases of COVID-19, it's been a horrific week for the 1,243 passengers — including 247 Canadians — stuck aboard the Zaandam, a Holland America Line cruise ship that was sailing off the coast of Pa
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'Have a little compassion': Canadians on cruise ship with 4 dead still unsure how they'll get home

With a flu-like illness outbreak, four dead and confirmed cases of COVID-19, it's been a horrific week for the 1,243 passengers — including 247 Canadians — stuck aboard the Zaandam, a Holland America Line cruise ship that was sailing off the coast of Panama. Now, passengers can add more problems to the list.

Chiropractors told to remove posts claiming they boost immune system and prevent COVID-19

Governing bodies across Canada have issued warnings to chiropractors over claims that chiropractic care can boost your immune system and prevent infection from the novel coronavirus that has caused the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Chiropractors told to remove posts claiming they boost immune system and prevent COVID-19

Governing bodies across Canada have issued warnings to chiropractors over claims that chiropractic care can boost your immune system and prevent infection from the novel coronavirus that has caused the COVID-19 pandemic.

Suspected, confirmed COVID-19 cases in Ontario ICUs far higher than official figures

More than 430 patients in Ontario hospital intensive care beds have either tested positive for COVID-19 or are suspected to have the coronavirus, a far higher number than officials have revealed.
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Suspected, confirmed COVID-19 cases in Ontario ICUs far higher than official figures

More than 430 patients in Ontario hospital intensive care beds have either tested positive for COVID-19 or are suspected to have the coronavirus, a far higher number than officials have revealed.

7 potential lingering effects of COVID-19 on the economy: Don Pittis

As cases and deaths continue to rise and stocks retreat again, the economy is beset by record levels of uncertainty. Don Pittis offers some considerations for how to choose among radically different outlooks.
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7 potential lingering effects of COVID-19 on the economy: Don Pittis

As cases and deaths continue to rise and stocks retreat again, the economy is beset by record levels of uncertainty. Don Pittis offers some considerations for how to choose among radically different outlooks.

Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on March 29

About 1.6 million Canadians have applied for employment insurance due to the coronavirus outbreak, Canada's employment minister said Sunday.
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Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on March 29

About 1.6 million Canadians have applied for employment insurance due to the coronavirus outbreak, Canada's employment minister said Sunday.

Nunavik-wide curfew in effect after first case of COVID-19

A Nunavik-wide curfew will be put into effect as of tonight across the northern Quebec region, according to the Kativik Regional Police Force.
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Nunavik-wide curfew in effect after first case of COVID-19

A Nunavik-wide curfew will be put into effect as of tonight across the northern Quebec region, according to the Kativik Regional Police Force.

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