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The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Aug. 25

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Aug. 25

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 7 p.m. on Aug. 25, 2020: There are 125,969 confirmed cases in Canada.

Feds to give provinces $2B to bolster safe reopening of schools this fall

OTTAWA — The federal government is giving $2 billion more to provinces and territories to help them ensure kids can safely go back to school next month. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is to make the announcement Wednesday at a school in Toronto.
A timeline of events in the case of Meng Wanzhou

A timeline of events in the case of Meng Wanzhou

VANCOUVER — A timeline of the Meng Wanzhou case, and rising tension between Canada and China. 2018 Aug. 22: A New York court issues a warrant for the arrest of Huawei Technologies chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou. Dec.
Nunavut moving to civilian police review following RCMP shooting report

Nunavut moving to civilian police review following RCMP shooting report

IQALUIT, Nunavut — Nunavut is preparing legislation to create a civilian police review agency after a recent review of a shooting death of an Inuit man released almost no information about what happened.
Calls for safer supply of drugs as B.C. records 175 overdose deaths in July

Calls for safer supply of drugs as B.C. records 175 overdose deaths in July

VICTORIA — British Columbia recorded 175 overdose deaths in July as paramedics responded to a record 2,706 non-fatal overdoses, prompting health officials to call for greater access to a safer supply of drugs as a top priority.
Feds will help First Nations schools guard against COVID-19: Miller

Feds will help First Nations schools guard against COVID-19: Miller

OTTAWA — Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller says Ottawa will be there to help First Nations schools protect against COVID-19 following calls for more dedicated funding.
Misinformation online plays role in COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy: Tam

Misinformation online plays role in COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy: Tam

OTTAWA — Canada's chief public health officer is warning against the spread of online untruths about vaccines, as a new survey suggests some Canadians are worried about getting inoculated against COVID-19. Dr.
Leslyn Lewis to run for Tories in next election after losing leadership

Leslyn Lewis to run for Tories in next election after losing leadership

OTTAWA — Leslyn Lewis, who finished in a strong third place in the Conservative leadership race after starting off an unknown, will run for the party in the next election.
Quebec won't ask population to use COVID-19 contact tracing smartphone app

Quebec won't ask population to use COVID-19 contact tracing smartphone app

MONTREAL — The Quebec government says it won't recommend Quebecers download the federal COVID-19 contact tracing smartphone application — at least for now.
'I don't drop the ball': O'Toole promises to fight for West, human rights

'I don't drop the ball': O'Toole promises to fight for West, human rights

OTTAWA — Newly elected Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole said Tuesday that as leader, and as a prime minister, he will stand up for the rights of women and the LGBTQ community, and he intends to apply that fighting spirit to all his files.