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Canada-U.S. border likely shutting this weekend: PM
Canada-U.S. border likely shutting this weekend: PM

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the Canada-U.S. border is likely to close to non-essential travel by the weekend, though talks are still ongoing to iron out all the details as both sides implement increasingly restrictive measures to combat COVID-19. “We are continuing to work on the fine tuning of the agreement between Canada, the United States. I think it's…

CTV News - Mar 19 17:24 GMT - more ... [ Tags: Canada ]

Halton announces second COVID-19 death in Ontario as province announces 43 new cases; 1,300 new Telehealth lines added Thursday; Canada/U.S. border likely to close Friday night
Halton announces second COVID-19 death in Ontario as province announces 43 new cases; 1,300 new Telehealth lines added Thursday; Canada/U.S. border likely to close Friday night

Halton Region Public Health announces that it has been notified of a death related to COVID-19. The individual, a man in his 50s, is the second known death in Ontario related to COVID-19. The man had an underlying health condition and was being treated at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital and Milton District Hospital. “This is the tragic proof that we need to…

Toronto Star - Mar 19 17:22 GMT - more ... [ Tags: Canada ]

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  • Concordia University kicking students out of residence with 4 days' notice

    Concordia University kicking students out of residence with 4 days\' notice

    Students living in residence at Concordia University in Montreal have been given four days to find somewhere new to live, according to a notice sent to students. "In light of the current health emergency, and in particular, for the safety of those students living in residence for whom social distancing measures are difficult to maintain, all students are required…

    CBC - Mar 19 14:37 GMT - more ...
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  • Doctors and nurses are on the front lines of the war against COVID-19. They’re digging in for a long fight

    Doctors and nurses are on the front lines of the war against COVID-19. They’re digging in for a long fight

    The doctor has never done this before. He does anesthetic, and has worked in emergency, in addition to teaching individual event crisis medicine, in addition to a lot of things. He is a good doctor. Now he is trying to figure out how to keep himself and the hospital and its front-line workers safe, because when you intubate someone who has coronavirus — inserting…

    Toronto Star - Mar 18 12:39 GMT - more ...
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  • WestJet says some recent passengers may have been exposed to coronavirus

    WestJet says some recent passengers may have been exposed to coronavirus

    WestJet Airlines says some of its passengers may have been exposed to people infected with the novel coronavirus on recent flights. The Calgary-based company made the announcement on its website and social media Tuesday, listing the flights and affected rows. It says passengers in affected rows are considered close contacts to those infected and could be at risk of…

    Global News - Mar 18 12:30 GMT - more ...
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  • PM Trudeau to address Canadians on latest COVID-19 measures

    PM Trudeau to address Canadians on latest COVID-19 measures

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be providing Canadians with an update on the federal government’s COVID-19 measures this morning. Speaking once again from self-isolation at Rideau Cottage, PM Trudeau is expected speak to the steps Canadians should be continuing to take to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus pandemic that has already prompted some…

    CTV News - Mar 17 15:30 GMT - more ...
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  • Ontario Enacts Declaration of Emergency to Protect the Public

    Ontario Enacts Declaration of Emergency to Protect the Public

    Today, the Government of Ontario announced that it is taking decisive action by making an order declaring an emergency under s 7.0.1 (1) the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act. In doing so, Ontario is using every power possible to continue to protect the health and safety of all individuals and families. "We are facing an unprecedented time in our…

    ON - Mar 17 14:01 GMT - more ...
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  • Ontario declares state of emergency amid COVID-19 pandemic

    Ontario declares state of emergency amid COVID-19 pandemic

    Ontario Premier Doug Ford has declared a state of emergency as the province tries to slow the spread of COVID-19. Ford made the announcement on Tuesday alongside Health Minister Christine Elliott, Finance Minister Rod Phillips and Ontario Solicitor General Sylvia Jones at Queen’s Park Tuesday morning. "I've declared a state of emergency in the province of…

    CTV News - Mar 17 13:25 GMT - more ...
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  • PM Trudeau to announce international flight restrictions

    PM Trudeau to announce international flight restrictions

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his federal cabinet will be updating Canadians on the measures being taken to combat the spread and impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Monday. This will include announcing additional flight restrictions, CTV News has learned. The flight restrictions will see some international flights rerouted to Montreal, Toronto, Calgary or…

    CTV News - Mar 16 17:50 GMT - more ...
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  • The new coronavirus can likely remain airborne for some time. That doesn’t mean we’re doomed

    The new coronavirus can likely remain airborne for some time. That doesn’t mean we’re doomed

    When a new virus blasts out of the animals that harbored it and into people, experts can usually say, thank goodness it’s not like measles. That virus is more contagious than any others known to science: Each case of measles causes an astronomical 12 to 18 new cases, compared to about six for polio, smallpox, and rubella. Each case of the new coronavirus is…

    StatNews - Mar 16 15:17 GMT - more ...
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  • Lockdowns erupt as world infections surpass those in China

    Lockdowns erupt as world infections surpass those in China

    Monday marked another milestone in the global battle to outwit the new coronavirus, as reported infections in the rest of the world overtook those in China. Millions of people in Europe and the United States began holing up at home amid rapid-fire border closures announced by one nation after the other. Spain officially became the fourth-most infected country in…

    CTV News - Mar 16 14:35 GMT - more ...
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  • Direct financial help coming for Canadians affected by COVID-19, Trudeau pledges

    Direct financial help coming for Canadians affected by COVID-19, Trudeau pledges

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the federal government is looking at ways to get money directly into the pockets of Canadians so they can cover their bills should their lives be upended by COVID-19. He says help would be targeted to vulnerable Canadians, as well as help to small businesses and workers who see disruptions in their earnings. The heft of the…

    FP - Mar 13 17:47 GMT - more ...
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  • Research team has isolated the COVID-19 virus

    Research team has isolated the COVID-19 virus

    SHARE Pictured left to right: Dr. Robert Kozak, Dr. Samira Mubareka, Dr. Arinjay Banerjee A team of researchers from Sunnybrook, McMaster University(opens in a new window) and the University of Toronto(opens in a new window) has isolated severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the agent responsible for the ongoing outbreak of COVID-19. …

    Sunnybrook - Mar 13 15:57 GMT - more ...
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  • Funds being raised to bury machete murder victim in Sri Lanka

    Funds being raised to bury machete murder victim in Sri Lanka

    Friends of a woman murdered in a machete attack are raising funds so she can be buried in her home country of Sri Lanka. Tharshika Jeganathan, 27, was hacked to death with a machete in what police described as a horrific murder just a week ago. She was returning from work to her home in the Ellesmere-Meadowvale Rds. area. Her estranged husband, Sasikara…

    Toronto Sun - Sep 19 16:01 GMT - more ...
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  • 'I'm your minister and you're a f---ing loser': Eugene Melnyk recounts Lisa MacLeod's alleged public tirade

    \'I\'m your minister and you\'re a f---ing loser\': Eugene Melnyk recounts Lisa MacLeod\'s alleged public tirade

    “So I’m just there, we’ve got families and friends in a small group and I’m surrounded by people from Ottawa — and I see from the corner of my eye somebody trying to bust through,” Melnyk said in a phone interview Thursday. “I’m thinking, ‘OK, might be a crazed fan and that’s fine. I’ve gotten used to it. And all of a sudden it’s this woman…

    Ottawa Citizen - Jul 05 13:04 GMT - more ...
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  • Raptors president Masai Ujiri staying in Toronto: 'I love it here'

    Raptors president Masai Ujiri staying in Toronto: \'I love it here\'

    The speculation can be comfortably put to rest: Raptors president Masai Ujiri has no plans of leaving Toronto. Speaking to reporters at his season-ending press conference, Ujiri affirmed his family’s affection for the city and his desire to win more championships. “For me it's always been about Toronto,” Ujiri said. “I love it here. My family loves it…

    Hiru - Jun 25 19:00 GMT - more ...
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  • Rogers vice chairman reportedly calls for banning Huawei from Canada’s 5G network

    Rogers vice chairman reportedly calls for banning Huawei from Canada’s 5G network

    Canadian telecom provider Rogers Communications Inc.’s vice chairman, Philip Lind, said on Thursday that Huawei Technologies Co. should be banned from Canada’s 5G network, Bloomberg reported. While Huawei is cheaper and sophisticated compared with other alternatives, its close relationship to the Chinese government is troubling, Lind told BNN Bloomberg in a TV…

    Globe And Mail - May 30 17:41 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Canada, China ]

  • Federal government quietly offered a settlement to halt lawsuits over immigration program

    Federal government quietly offered a settlement to halt lawsuits over immigration program

    The federal government made a secret settlement to quash two lawsuits that claimed its contentious online application process to reunite immigrant families was flawed and unfair, CBC News has learned. To resolve the group litigation, the government awarded at least 70 coveted spots to applicants allowing them to sponsor their parents' or grandparents' immigration…

    CBC - May 30 16:30 GMT - more ...
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  • Interfaith ‘ring of peace’ formed around Tamil church

    Interfaith ‘ring of peace’ formed around Tamil church

    On April 28, around 60 people formed a “ring of peace” outside of the Our Lady of Good Health Tamil Parish in Toronto, one week after co-ordinated terrorist attacks on Sri Lankan churches and hotels killed an estimated 253 people. “It just seemed to be the appropriate thing to do once this terrorist activity happened in Sri Lanka,” said Rabbi Michal Shekel,…

    Canadian Jewish News - May 21 20:14 GMT - more ...
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  • Broadband Bruce: Fighting Canada's Digital Divide

    Broadband Bruce: Fighting Canada\'s Digital Divide

    Maskwacis is an impoverished Canadian community grappling with addiction, unemployment and suicide. Like many other indigenous reserves, it's a place cut off from the world. There are no landlines, patchy mobile service and no affordable ways to get online. Bruce Buffalo is a local young man who grew up bouncing around foster homes and in and out of jail.…

    Aljazeera - May 21 15:47 GMT - more ...
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  • 'It’s getting ridiculous:' Displaced 650 Parliament tenants on move-in date delays

    \'It’s getting ridiculous:\' Displaced 650 Parliament tenants on move-in date delays

    Tenants displaced from a St. James Town highrise after a fire nine months ago are expressing their frustration after their move-in dates have been pushed back yet again. On Wednesday, building management for 650 Parliament Street issued a notice to residents saying that the fire caused “unprecedented damage” and that they would be unable to provide a timeline…

    CTV Toronto - May 17 21:00 GMT - more ...
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