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Liberals to replace CERB with new benefit, simplified EI program at cost of $37B

Liberals to replace CERB with new benefit, simplified EI program at cost of $37B

OTTAWA — The federal Liberals are rolling out a $37-billion income-support plan for workers whose earnings have crashed during the pandemic, providing a hint of future changes to the social safety net — and igniting a debate about what should stay.
A look at B.C.'s wildfire history and

A look at B.C.'s wildfire history and

VANCOUVER — British Columbia declared a state of emergency in both 2017 and 2018 during two record-setting years for wildfires. Here's a look at B.C.'s wildfire history: Record years: In 2017, about 12,000 square kilometres burned in B.C.
Advocates hope Ottawa expands, renews electric car rebate program

Advocates hope Ottawa expands, renews electric car rebate program

OTTAWA — Electric car advocates are pushing Ottawa to put more money into its zero-emission vehicle rebate program, as the popular program is on track to run out of cash more than a year ahead of schedule.
The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Aug. 20

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Aug. 20

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 6:10 p.m. on Aug. 20, 2020: There are 123,873 confirmed cases in Canada.
Freeland expected to keep playing big role on U.S. file despite move to finance

Freeland expected to keep playing big role on U.S. file despite move to finance

OTTAWA — Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland is expected to continue playing a key role in managing Canada's relationship with the United States as the two countries look to restart their pandemic-ravaged economies.

From masks to cohorting, a guide to back-to-school rules across the country

Plans are being made across the country for how to safely send students back to school in the fall as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. Here is a look at what the various provinces have said about getting kids back to classes.
Crown gives notice of appeal in high-profile sexual assault case in Edmonton

Crown gives notice of appeal in high-profile sexual assault case in Edmonton

EDMONTON — The Alberta Crown has given notice that it wants to appeal the sentence given to a former Edmonton nightclub employee convicted of sexually assaulting five women.
Quebec trampoline and laser tag centre turns to homeschooling, sparking controversy

Quebec trampoline and laser tag centre turns to homeschooling, sparking controversy

MONTREAL — A Montreal-area trampoline and laser tag centre is offering homeschooling services to parents worried about sending their kids back to school during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Liberals move toward changing federal drug policy as opioid deaths spike

Liberals move toward changing federal drug policy as opioid deaths spike

OTTAWA — The Liberal government is taking steps toward promised changes to federal drug policy and looking at how to reduce opioid-related deaths during the pandemic.

Many Yukon students head back to class for the first time since pandemic hit

WHITEHORSE — Students in many parts of Yukon are heading back to class for the first day of the new school year.