All Ontario teachers' unions to stage walkout on Feb. 21

All Ontario teachers' unions to stage walkout on Feb. 21

Schools across Ontario will be closed Feb. 21 as elementary, secondary, Catholic and French teachers banded together Wednesday to announce a joint strike in a bid to ramp up pressure on Premier Doug Ford's government with contract negotiations at ...
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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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