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Canadian scientists fight coronavirus pandemic on dozens of fronts

Canadian scientists fight coronavirus pandemic on dozens of fronts

Public health officials across Canada and around the world are working flat out to test as many people as possible for the novel coronavirus. Srinivas Murthy is working to figure out how to help them if the result is positive.
Opposition must take different approach in COVID-19 fight, says Andrew Scheer

Opposition must take different approach in COVID-19 fight, says Andrew Scheer

OTTAWA — The unprecedented nature of the economic and health crisis created by COVID-19 means the Conservatives are finessing their approach to their role as the Official Opposition, says leader Andrew Scheer.
Clergy move prayers, services online to support congregations amid pandemic

Clergy move prayers, services online to support congregations amid pandemic

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Clergy across Canada are moving services to the digital world as they adapt to support their congregations amid the global COVID-19 pandemic that has seen governments restrict large gatherings.
'No new anything:' Guards union says prison needle exchange expansion on hold

'No new anything:' Guards union says prison needle exchange expansion on hold

CALGARY — The union representing Canadian correctional officers says a program making clean needles available to inmates at a number of prisons across the country won't be expanding to new institutions during the COVID-19 crisis.
Trudeau says Canada working hard, but won't be able to get all Canadians home

Trudeau says Canada working hard, but won't be able to get all Canadians home

OTTAWA — As the federal government scrambles to bring Canadians home from foreign countries that have closed their borders and airports, provinces and territories are wrestling with what limitations need to be placed on internal travel to slow the sp
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): 9:20 p.m. Metro is raising wages for grocery store and distribution centre workers by $2 per hour during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The latest numbers of COVID-19 cases in Canada

The latest numbers of COVID-19 cases in Canada

The latest numbers of confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 8:19 p.m. on March 21, 2020: There are 1331 confirmed and presumptive cases in Canada.
Governments threaten fines, arrest, if orders to distance and isolate not followed

Governments threaten fines, arrest, if orders to distance and isolate not followed

MONTREAL — After a week of strong urging from governments that people should keep apart to prevent the spread of COVID-19, provincial leaders — and their police forces — have stopped asking politely.

Northwest Territories reports first case of COVID-19 in the North

YELLOWKNIFE — The Northwest Territories reported what is believed to be the first case of COVID-19 in Canada's North on Saturday as it closed its doors to those from outside the territory.
Retailers careful handling cash while WHO says currency doesn't transmit COVID

Retailers careful handling cash while WHO says currency doesn't transmit COVID

VANCOUVER — Dirty money has taken on a new meaning as the war on the novel coronavirus ramps up.