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COVID-19 outbreaks over in federal prisons, staff preparing for 'new normal'

COVID-19 outbreaks over in federal prisons, staff preparing for 'new normal'

COVID-19 outbreaks in Canada's federal prisons have been declared over, and staff and visitors are preparing for a" new normal" that could be in place for years.
Quebec festivals organizers look to innovate as restrictions loosened

Quebec festivals organizers look to innovate as restrictions loosened

Montreal has been having its quietest summer in recent memory, as COVID-19 put an end to a world-renowned festival circuit celebrating everything from jazz to circus arts.

No winning ticket for Friday night's $10 million Lotto Max jackpot

TORONTO — No winning ticket was sold for the $10 million jackpot in Friday night's Lotto Max draw. The jackpot for the next draw on Aug. 11 will grow to approximately $15 million. The Canadian Press
'Caught up in the frenzy:' Oilers 50/50 draw breaking ticket sale records

'Caught up in the frenzy:' Oilers 50/50 draw breaking ticket sale records

EDMONTON — Frenzy over the Edmonton Oilers online 50/50 draw continued Friday, with fans setting a new record total estimated pot of more than $13 million. "NEW RECORD," the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation said on Twitter.

Public Health Agency of Canada says more illnesses linked to U.S.-grown onions

The Public Health Agency of Canada says there are now 239 confirmed cases of illness in the country linked to a recall of U.S.-grown onions over Salmonella contamination.
Canadian man who was set to be deported from U.S. gets COVID in custody, dies

Canadian man who was set to be deported from U.S. gets COVID in custody, dies

TORONTO — A Canadian man who contracted COVID-19 while in the custody of U.S. immigration authorities has died, leaving his family shaken and looking for answers from governments on both sides of the border.
The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Aug. 7

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Aug. 7

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 7:31 p.m. on Aug. 7, 2020: There are 118,984 confirmed cases in Canada.
Canada decries death penalty after second Canadian sentenced in China this week

Canada decries death penalty after second Canadian sentenced in China this week

OTTAWA — Canada is telling China that it strongly opposes the death penalty after a second Canadian was sentenced to death on drug charges by a Chinese court this week, Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland said Friday.
Ten workers test positive for COVID-19 at pork processing plant in Manitoba

Ten workers test positive for COVID-19 at pork processing plant in Manitoba

BRANDON, Man. — A Maple Leaf Foods facility in Manitoba where 10 workers have tested positive for COVID-19 will remain open, the head of the company said, despite calls from the union to halt production.
Statistics Canada says country gained 419,000 jobs in July

Statistics Canada says country gained 419,000 jobs in July

OTTAWA — Racialized workers had an unemployment rate more than one-and-a-half times white workers last month, jobs data released Friday showed, as Statistics Canad for the first time put a figure on a widening inequality gap being exacerbated by the