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More COVID-19 supports and hospitals band together ; In The News for April 21

More COVID-19 supports and hospitals band together ; In The News for April 21

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 21 ... --- COVID-19 in Canada ...
A look at some of the lives lost in Nova Scotia mass shooting

A look at some of the lives lost in Nova Scotia mass shooting

PORTAPIQUE, N.S. — The victims in one of Canada's worst mass killings include an RCMP officer, a teacher, two nurses, neighbours of the shooter and two correctional officers killed in their home.
Broken supply links at home and abroad bedevil easing of COVID-19 restrictions

Broken supply links at home and abroad bedevil easing of COVID-19 restrictions

OTTAWA — Broken links, at home and abroad, emerged in Canada's crucial food and medical supply chains on Tuesday, tempering discussions by health officials about potentially easing the restrictions to combat COVID-19.
Feds give up fight against 15-day hard cap on solitary confinement

Feds give up fight against 15-day hard cap on solitary confinement

TORONTO — The federal government has given up its fight against court rulings that effectively outlawed placements in solitary confinement lasting longer than 15 days.
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): 7:25 p.m. Yukon is reporting 11 confirmed and eight recovered cases of COVID-19. The territory has conducted 878 tests, and is awaiting results on two.
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 6:39 p.m. ET on April 21, 2020: There are 38,422 confirmed and presumptive cases in Canada.

Staff at Alberta meat plant scared of COVID-19, not showing up to work: union

CALGARY — The union representing workers at a southern Alberta meat-packing plant says some employees don't feel safe because of an outbreak of COVID-19 and they aren't showing up for work.
Urban Indigenous left behind by Ottawa's COVID-19 response: friendship centres

Urban Indigenous left behind by Ottawa's COVID-19 response: friendship centres

OTTAWA — Canada's urban Indigenous population is being left behind by the federal response to the COVID-19 crisis, according to the The National Association of Friendship Centres.
Feds pledge $350M to help charities plug holes in funding

Feds pledge $350M to help charities plug holes in funding

OTTAWA — Canada's charities are getting a $350-million injection of federal funding while they deal with growing revenue gaps related to COVID-19, as the federal government considers a request for billions more to help community groups seeing a surge
Having all MPs at virtual Parliament next week beyond current capacity: Clerk

Having all MPs at virtual Parliament next week beyond current capacity: Clerk

OTTAWA — Having a virtual meeting of Parliament next week with all 338 MPs present remains beyond the capacity of the House of Commons, the institution's most senior administrator said Tuesday.