Nationwide Via rail shutdown waylays travellers

Nationwide Via rail shutdown waylays travellers

Blockades set up by anti-pipeline protesters have forced Via Rail to cancel passenger service across the country, leaving frustrated travellers in the lurch. There were no more departures as of 4 p.m. Eastern Time Thursday and all trains en route ...
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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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