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Trudeau rejects mandatory stay-at-home order for now; COVID deaths up

Trudeau rejects mandatory stay-at-home order for now; COVID deaths up

TORONTO — An already grim employment toll looked set to worsen Thursday as authorities pondered further tightening restrictions on people and businesses to slow the spread of COVID-19 and keep the pandemic from suffocating the health-care system.
CEO out, new board chair in as Liberals shakeup infrastructure bank leadership

CEO out, new board chair in as Liberals shakeup infrastructure bank leadership

OTTAWA — The federal government is shaking up the people in the top spots at the Canada Infrastructure Bank, including saying goodbye to the chief executive and installing a new board chair.
Grassy Narrows signs deal with Ottawa on mercury poisoning treatment centre

Grassy Narrows signs deal with Ottawa on mercury poisoning treatment centre

OTTAWA — The federal government has signed an agreement with Grassy Narrows First Nation that will see a long-promised treatment centre for residents with mercury poisoning finally built in the community.
Northern residents embrace plan for unique beaded pin honouring COVID-19 workers

Northern residents embrace plan for unique beaded pin honouring COVID-19 workers

DAWSON CITY, Yukon — A made-in-Yukon initiative to celebrate front-line workers fighting COVID-19 is gaining momentum across the North. An administrative assistant at a health centre in Dawson City has launched the Fireweed Heroes project.
Cruise passengers to land soon and 'Jesus Christ Superstar' streamable; In The News for April 3

Cruise passengers to land soon and 'Jesus Christ Superstar' streamable; In The News for April 3

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 3 ... COVID-19 in Canada ...
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. 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.
Researchers look at humidity as a weapon in the fight against airborne viruses

Researchers look at humidity as a weapon in the fight against airborne viruses

The ongoing fight against the COVID-19 pandemic could get a boost if Canadians paid more attention to the relative humidity levels in public and private spaces, according to a growing body of international research.
How doctors in Canada will decide who lives and dies if pandemic worsens

How doctors in Canada will decide who lives and dies if pandemic worsens

When there's only one ventilator but two patients who need it, how should a doctor decide who gets the chance to survive? Medical ethicists across the country are working to help frontline workers answer weighty questions should the COVID-19 pandemic
Region of Peel 'accidentally' mails wrong COVID-19 test results to 16 people

Region of Peel 'accidentally' mails wrong COVID-19 test results to 16 people

BRAMPTON, Ont. — The Region of Peel in Ontario is apologizing after it "accidentally" mailed letters to 16 residents saying their COVID-19 test results were negative when, in fact, they were positive. Dr.
Trudeau calls first ministers meeting on COVID-19, promises better data soon

Trudeau calls first ministers meeting on COVID-19, promises better data soon

OTTAWA — Federal projections of the toll COVID-19 could take in Canada are not yet ready for public consumption but will be coming soon, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday, just as Ontario announced it will be able to provide details of its