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No easy fix for long-term care home problems highlighted by COVID-19

No easy fix for long-term care home problems highlighted by COVID-19

OTTAWA — For years, those living and working in nursing and retirement homes across the country have struggled as overburdened caregivers tried to maintain a basic level of care and dignity for aging and ailing Canadians.
Canada backs U.S.-led effort for Taiwan at WHO over China's objections

Canada backs U.S.-led effort for Taiwan at WHO over China's objections

OTTAWA — Canada has backed an American-led effort to allow Taiwan to be granted observer status at the World Health Organization because of its early success in containing COVID-19.

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 May 12 will be approximately $15 million. The Canadian Press
A look at how provinces plan to emerge from COVID-19 shutdown

A look at how provinces plan to emerge from COVID-19 shutdown

Provinces have been releasing plans for easing restrictions that were put in place to limit the spread of COVID-19.
Staggering job losses as COVID-19 deaths climb; wage supports extended

Staggering job losses as COVID-19 deaths climb; wage supports extended

TORONTO — The economic brutality of Canada's anti-pandemic measures was highlighted on Friday with the latest figures showing almost two million people lost their jobs in April on top of the one million in March as COVID-19 cases and deaths climbed a
The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada

The latest numbers of confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 8:17 p.m. on May 8, 2020: There are 66,434 confirmed and presumptive cases in Canada.
The latest developments on COVID-19 in Canada

The latest developments on COVID-19 in Canada

The latest news on the COVID-19 global pandemic (all times Eastern): 8 p.m. B.C.'s provincial health officer and health minister say the best thing people can do for their mother this Mother's Day weekend is to celebrate at a safe distance.
Shutdown of tent cities a chance to change housing policy, advocates say

Shutdown of tent cities a chance to change housing policy, advocates say

VANCOUVER — T.J. Lovell had just 30 minutes to pack up his belongings from the tent city in Oppenheimer Park if he wanted access to a hotel room that he could share with his father.
Feds reject eight million N95 masks from a single distributor

Feds reject eight million N95 masks from a single distributor

OTTAWA — The federal government has suspended shipments of N95 respirators from a Montreal-based supplier after about eight million of the masks made in China failed to meet specifications.
Ottawa adds to protections for endangered southern resident killer whales

Ottawa adds to protections for endangered southern resident killer whales

VANCOUVER — Expanded protections for endangered southern resident killer whales off British Columbia's coast focus on contaminants, noise, physical disturbances and accessibility of chinook salmon, the orca's primary prey.