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Trudeau says refusing to self-isolate after travelling is 'dangerous'

Trudeau says refusing to self-isolate after travelling is 'dangerous'

OTTAWA — Canadians who ignored the government's request to isolate at home after coming back from a trip abroad endangered the lives of others, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday.
Freedom-of-information requests shunted to sidelines during virus crisis

Freedom-of-information requests shunted to sidelines during virus crisis

OTTAWA — As government agencies across Canada focus strained resources on protecting people from COVID-19, efforts to respond to freedom-of-information requests from the public are slowing or even stopping altogether.
Hockey gear manufacturer Bauer gets green light to make visors for medical staff

Hockey gear manufacturer Bauer gets green light to make visors for medical staff

MONTREAL — Canadian hockey equipment manufacturer Bauer says it has received government authorization to produce protective gear for medical staff and first responders.
COVID-19 cases, deaths climb despite restrictions; experts warn of 'cures'

COVID-19 cases, deaths climb despite restrictions; experts warn of 'cures'

TORONTO — The unrelenting climb in COVID-19 cases in Canada continued Thursday amid tightening restrictions aimed at curbing the pandemic as experts warned against prescribing or using unproven cures for the disease that has killed 39 people and infe

Ontario college sends respiratory therapists to work ahead of schedule

The regulatory body for Ontario's respiratory therapists is fast-tracking the certification of final-year students as officials warn the COVID-19 pandemic could stretch the medical field too thin.
Trudeau makes acting ambassador Kirsten Hillman permanent envoy to U.S.

Trudeau makes acting ambassador Kirsten Hillman permanent envoy to U.S.

WASHINGTON — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is promoting a veteran of the international-trade trenches to be Canada's first permanent female envoy to the United States — just as a raging global pandemic tests the continent's cross-border resolve.

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

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected every province and territory. Medical officers of health and Canada's chief public health officer are encouraging people to wash their hands, give each other space and wear a mask if they're sick.

Famous lone wolf killed by hunter in British Columbia: conservation service

VICTORIA — British Columbia's conservation agency says a wolf that spent years alone roaming a tiny island off Victoria has been shot and killed.
Science needed to combat disinformation in COVID-19 fight: Champagne

Science needed to combat disinformation in COVID-19 fight: Champagne

OTTAWA — Canada and its G7 counterparts are concerned about the spread of disinformation in the COVID-19 fight, Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne said Thursday, stressing the need for a co-ordinated world response based on science.
Feds seeking lower credit-card interest rates over COVID-19

Feds seeking lower credit-card interest rates over COVID-19

OTTAWA — The federal government is asking banks and credit-card companies to lower interest rates for Canadians, many of whom are struggling financially because of the COVID-19 pandemic.