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Supply-line disruptions could cause Canadian drug shortage

Supply-line disruptions could cause Canadian drug shortage

OTTAWA — Canadians should brace for drug shortages as COVID-19 disrupts global supply lines, the federal health ministry's top public servant says.
Scenarios for Indigenous COVID-19 response include calling in the army: Miller

Scenarios for Indigenous COVID-19 response include calling in the army: Miller

OTTAWA — Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller says the federal government is ready to call in the army to help First Nations, Inuit or Metis communities contend with COVID-19.
Nova Scotian hosts online kitchen party as antidote to the COVID-19 blues

Nova Scotian hosts online kitchen party as antidote to the COVID-19 blues

HALIFAX — For those growing weary of gloomy news about the COVID-19 pandemic, Nova Scotian Heather Thomson has created an upbeat antidote: an online, down-home kitchen party.
Unemployed during COVID-19? Here's how to navigate federal programs

Unemployed during COVID-19? Here's how to navigate federal programs

A quick look at some of the federal COVID-19 benefit programs and who qualifies for assistance: Canada Emergency Response Benefit The CERB pays a monthly $2,000 payment to workers who wouldn't otherwise be eligible for employment insurance.
Feds likely didn't have enough protective gear in emergency stockpile: Hajdu

Feds likely didn't have enough protective gear in emergency stockpile: Hajdu

OTTAWA — The federal government likely did not have enough protective equipment in its emergency stockpile to meet needs during the COVID-19 pandemic, Health Minister Patty Hajdu acknowledges.
PM, Scheer among MPs to donate pay hike to charities during COVID-19 crisis

PM, Scheer among MPs to donate pay hike to charities during COVID-19 crisis

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer are among the MPs who are promising to donate an automatic increase in their salaries to charity, as the COVID-19 pandemic ravages the economy and puts thousands of Canadian
Troops await word on quarantine location upon return from Ukraine

Troops await word on quarantine location upon return from Ukraine

OTTAWA — Canadian troops returning from Ukraine this month have not been told whether they will allowed to quarantine at home or be forced to spend two weeks somewhere else while they wait to see whether they develop symptoms of COVID-19.
Trudeau defends new flights bringing Canadians home from across the globe

Trudeau defends new flights bringing Canadians home from across the globe

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canadians being flown home from abroad must subject themselves to "rigorous" and mandatory 14-day self-isolation to keep their fellow citizens safe.
'Signs of hope:' Scientists say ocean ecosystems can be restored within 30 years

'Signs of hope:' Scientists say ocean ecosystems can be restored within 30 years

We've saved the whales, at least some of them. Now, scientists say, we have a chance to save the rest of the life in oceans by expanding what's already happening around the globe.
PM, Scheer to donate pay raise and a goat invasion; In The News for April 1

PM, Scheer to donate pay raise and a goat invasion; In The News for April 1

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 1 ... COVID-19 in Canada ...