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Increased border traffic likely as Canada, U.S. economies reopen: Freeland

Increased border traffic likely as Canada, U.S. economies reopen: Freeland

OTTAWA — Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland says Canada and the U.S. are working on plans to deal with what she calls an inevitable increase in cross-border traffic as economies in both countries emerge from their pandemic-induced comas.
Feds pledge COVID-19 financing help for the country's biggest companies

Feds pledge COVID-19 financing help for the country's biggest companies

OTTAWA — The country's largest employers will soon be able to land federal financing to help weather the COVID-19 economic crisis, but are being warned they'll need to open themselves to financial scrutiny for any tax evasion and prove their commitme
Probe ends into Manitoba Mountie's hunting accident; officer refused interview

Probe ends into Manitoba Mountie's hunting accident; officer refused interview

WINNIPEG — Manitoba's police watchdog says an investigation into an off-duty Mountie who reportedly shot himself in the foot while goose hunting has ended because of a lack of information. The Independent Investigations Unit's report into the Sept.
Police-escorted motorcade accompany remains of helicopter crash victim

Police-escorted motorcade accompany remains of helicopter crash victim

HALIFAX — The remains of Sub-Lt. Abbigail Cowbrough, a Royal Canadian Navy sailor killed last month in a helicopter crash off the coast of Greece, arrived in Halifax on Monday and were taken by police-escorted motorcade to a local funeral home.
Victoria mayor says city prepares to create open spaces for restaurant recovery

Victoria mayor says city prepares to create open spaces for restaurant recovery

VICTORIA — The recipe for a successful restaurant recovery during the COVID-19 pandemic could involve adding outdoor patios, parking lots, sidewalks and even streets to allow for physical distancing, says Victoria's mayor.
The latest developments on COVID-19 in Canada

The latest developments on COVID-19 in Canada

The latest news on the COVID-19 global pandemic (all times Eastern): 6:35 p.m. British Columbia has recorded 23 new cases of COVID-19 in the last two days, bringing the number of people who have tested positive in the province to 2,353. B.C.
Northern Saskatchewan leaders want COVID checkpoint confusion sorted out

Northern Saskatchewan leaders want COVID checkpoint confusion sorted out

REGINA — Leaders in northwestern Saskatchewan are asking the province to clear up confusion about checkpoints that are restricting travel in the region during the COVID-19 pandemic.
As U.S. reopening barrels along, 'hidden enemy' infiltrates White House

As U.S. reopening barrels along, 'hidden enemy' infiltrates White House

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump's "hidden enemy" has made its way to the West Wing, where COVID-19 threatens not only the health of people working inside the White House, but the president's entire strategy for restoring the U.S.
China pushes back against efforts by Canada, to get Taiwan access at WHO

China pushes back against efforts by Canada, to get Taiwan access at WHO

OTTAWA — China responded sternly Monday to efforts by Canada and its allies to allow Taiwan access to the World Health Organization, telling the coalition of countries to essentially butt out of its internal affairs.
Dominique Anglade becomes first woman to lead Quebec Liberals after rival quits

Dominique Anglade becomes first woman to lead Quebec Liberals after rival quits

MONTREAL — The Quebec Liberals have named the first woman to lead the party in its 150-year history.