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Canada, U.S. begin turning away casual travellers at shared border

Canada, U.S. begin turning away casual travellers at shared border

WASHINGTON — Canada's shared border with the United States is now closed to casual, non-essential travel in a bilateral effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 in North America.
'Unprecedented' measures to fight COVID-19 continue as cases surpass 1,000

'Unprecedented' measures to fight COVID-19 continue as cases surpass 1,000

OTTAWA — The federal government unveiled historic new measures to combat the COVID-19 pandemic on Friday, promising a sweeping revamp of the national industrial landscape while closing the country's doors to some who might once have been welcome.
Peterson drops out of Conservative leader race as party punts Karahalios

Peterson drops out of Conservative leader race as party punts Karahalios

OTTAWA — The ballot for the Conservative leadership race appeared to firm up even more Friday as one candidate was kicked out of the contest and another dropped out.

Jurors begin deliberations in Kalen Schlatter murder trial

TORONTO — Jurors began their deliberations Friday in the trial of a man accused of sexually assaulting and strangling a young woman just hours after they met.

Child abuse a big concern during COVID-19 outbreak

Agencies that serve abused children are bracing for an increase in abuse cases as they reduce their services because of COVID-19.
Feds offer help to companies to retool, pump out COVID-19 medical gear

Feds offer help to companies to retool, pump out COVID-19 medical gear

OTTAWA — The federal government is offering up cash to Canadian companies that retool operations or quickly expand to produce medical equipment needed to cope with the multiplying cases of COVID-19 across the country.
Canada watching 70 cruise ships still sailing with 4,000 Canadians on board

Canada watching 70 cruise ships still sailing with 4,000 Canadians on board

OTTAWA — The federal government is trying to keep tabs on as many as 4,000 Canadians on board at least 70 cruise ships still at sea, with many forbidden to dock as governments around the world block international travellers to slow the spread of the
Anxiety high as Canada, U.S. prepare to turn away casual travellers at midnight

Anxiety high as Canada, U.S. prepare to turn away casual travellers at midnight

WASHINGTON — New restrictions in effect at midnight Friday along Canada's shared border with the United States focus more on blocking tourists and bargain-hunters than on clearing the way for so-called "essential" travel such as truckers hauling frei
Quebec to move all lottery ticket sales online to avoid spread of COVID-19

Quebec to move all lottery ticket sales online to avoid spread of COVID-19

MONTREAL — Quebec's lottery corporation says it will soon sell lottery tickets only online amid fears of the novel coronavirus.
Call for COVID-19 protective equipment spurs college, distiller, TV show to help

Call for COVID-19 protective equipment spurs college, distiller, TV show to help

VICTORIA — The novel coronavirus shut down the respiratory therapy program at Fanshawe College but that didn't stop the school from supplying much needed frontline equipment to fight COVID-19. Prof.