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Son remembers 'tough lady' who died from COVID-19 in Calgary care home

Son remembers 'tough lady' who died from COVID-19 in Calgary care home

CALGARY — Rita Owen died in a Calgary care home three weeks shy of her 92nd birthday never knowing she'd contracted COVID-19.

COVID-19 exploits systemic cracks in nursing homes to devastating effect

TORONTO — The brutal assault of the novel coronavirus on long-term care facilities in Ontario has exposed long-standing, systemic problems in a sector that otherwise seldom receives top-of-mind public attention.
Ontario could be headed for primary-care crisis: medical association

Ontario could be headed for primary-care crisis: medical association

OTTAWA — Nearly half the primary-care clinics in Ontario are at risk of closing their doors if the provincial government can't immediately pay doctors for virtual visits, according to a survey by the Ontario Medical Association.
As millions of workers apply for help, mothers-to-be say they can't get CERB

As millions of workers apply for help, mothers-to-be say they can't get CERB

OTTAWA — Nearly one month ago, Effie Poole was laid off from her job as a server when the restaurant she worked at in Burlington, Ont., closed due to COVID-19.
Freeze carbon tax, delay new climate regs during virus crisis, oil lobby asks

Freeze carbon tax, delay new climate regs during virus crisis, oil lobby asks

OTTAWA — Canada's oil and gas producers have asked the federal government to freeze the carbon tax and delay new climate change regulations while the industry weathers the storm of COVID-19.
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): 9:15 p.m. B.C. is reporting two new outbreaks of COVID-19 — one at a long-term care facility in Cranbrook and one at an acute care unit at the Ridge Meadows Hospital in Maple Ridge.
RV owners helping essential workers self-isolate, protect their family members

RV owners helping essential workers self-isolate, protect their family members

The only thing Rick Siewierski finds harder than protecting himself from COVID-19 is keeping his pregnant wife safe from the virus too.
Trudeau deflects Trump and Belgian bluebells in bloom; In The News for April 17

Trudeau deflects Trump and Belgian bluebells in bloom; In The News for April 17

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 17 ... 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.
'Can we hook him up?' Turkey on the loose in Calgary wandering in search of mate

'Can we hook him up?' Turkey on the loose in Calgary wandering in search of mate

CALGARY — Turk Diggler is looking for love, and one Calgary city councillor is wondering whether to play matchmaker.