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Non-medical masks can keep people with COVID-19 from spreading it, Tam says

Non-medical masks can keep people with COVID-19 from spreading it, Tam says

OTTAWA — Wearing a simple cloth mask is a way for someone who might have COVID-19 without realizing it to avoid spreading the illness to others, Canada's top public health doctor said Monday. Dr.
Changes to emergency-relief program coming to expand eligibility, Trudeau says

Changes to emergency-relief program coming to expand eligibility, Trudeau says

OTTAWA — The federal government will soon change rules to let hundreds of thousands hard-hit workers access pandemic-related emergency relief, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised Monday as federal systems began processing about 1,000 applications

Federal guidance on COVID-19 and masks

OTTAWA — Here is the federal government's latest guidance on COVID-19 and masks: — Wearing a non-medical mask — such as a homemade, cotton covering — is an additional measure you can take to protect others around you.
COVID-19 crisis distracting from flood-prone First Nation's plight: NDP

COVID-19 crisis distracting from flood-prone First Nation's plight: NDP

OTTAWA — New Democrats say the COVID-19 pandemic is distracting the federal and provincial governments from helping a northern-Ontario First Nation whose residents have been forced to evacuate each spring due to flooding.

Ont. court upholds murder conviction in death of girl found in burning suitcase

Ontario's highest court has upheld a Toronto man's murder conviction in the death of his teenage daughter, whose emaciated remains were found in a burning suitcase more than two decades ago.
Gould, aid groups discuss helping world's poorest with $100M funding boost

Gould, aid groups discuss helping world's poorest with $100M funding boost

OTTAWA — Days before Canada announced more than $100 million in new foreign aid to fight COVID-19, a federal minister and a leading aid advocate said the country can't afford to scrimp on its overseas spending in fighting COVID-19.
Gatherings restricted, schools closed: What's being done to fight COVID-19

Gatherings restricted, schools closed: What's being done to fight COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected every province and territory.
Impressions of America, in a word: Trump, president, chaos, in that order

Impressions of America, in a word: Trump, president, chaos, in that order

WASHINGTON — Canadians, it seems, had a number of choice words for the United States last year — and most of them revolved around President Donald Trump.
New federal aid and COVID-19 survival instinct; In The News for April 6

New federal aid and COVID-19 survival instinct; In The News for April 6

In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of April 6 ... COVID-19 in Canada ...
As COVID-19 triggers survival instinct, unwise decisions can result

As COVID-19 triggers survival instinct, unwise decisions can result

MONTREAL — When a Quebec couple recently travelled to the far reaches of Yukon in a bid to escape the novel coronavirus, only to be turned away, it seemed a textbook case of pandemic-generated panic.