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Trudeau: Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy Program to Be Extended

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the federal government’s emergency wage-subsidy program will be extended beyond its early-June endpoint. The program covers 75 per cent of worker pay… Read more »

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Recovery Efforts Continue for Missing Three-Year-Old Boy in Central Nova Scotia

Police in Truro, N.S., say the search continues for a missing three-year-old boy, although the operation is now considered a recovery effort as it enters its third day.

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April 2020 Unemployment Rate in Canadian Provinces and Cities

Canada’s national unemployment rate was 13.0 per cent in April. April employment rate (numbers from the previous month in brackets): Unemployment rate: 13.0 per cent (7.8) Employment rate:… Read more »

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Statistics Canada Says Nearly Two Million Jobs Lost in April

The Canadian economy lost almost two million jobs in April, a record high, as the closure of non-essential services to slow the spread of COVID-19 devastated the economy… Read more »

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A Daughter’s Account of Pain, Joy, Love Amid Her Father’s Long COVID-19 Battle

Initially, this was a tale about a raw struggle for a 69-year-old man who’d rarely had more than a common cold during his life before the pandemic. The 39-year-old documented how her father gradually came off the ventilator and the “intensive care delirium” in the four days after the tracheotomy. It is a record Marshall is confident her father will soon start to go through in detail, filling in the gaps of weeks in his life — as his strength returns.

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Peter Mackay Suggests Magnitsky Act Should Be Used Against China for COVID-19

The legislation is named after Sergei Magnitsky, a Moscow lawyer who was tortured and died in a Moscow prison after uncovering fraud in Russia. MacKay is not the first to suggest using the act. Human rights advocate and former Liberal MP Irwin Cotler advanced the idea in April.

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How Indoor Malls Will Look Different Under New COVID-19 Measures

Consumers should get ready for a new world of retail as indoor shopping mall operators across the country prepare to reopen their doors with an abundance of… Read more »

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You Will Have to Wear a Face Mask If You Want to Shop at T&T Supermarket

After Canada’s Public Health agency recommended non-medical masks to protect others around you when you are in places where it is difficult to ensure proper physical distancing,… Read more »

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Nova Scotia Boy, 3, Still Missing After Two Days of Ground, Air Search

Update: Police in Truro, N.S., say the search for a missing three-year-old boy is now considered a recovery effort. In a social media post Thursday evening, Truro… Read more »

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Feds to Partly Cover ‘Top-Ups’ for Front-Line Workers on Minimum Wage

Janitors at long-term care facilities, those restocking food on store shelves, along with other low-wage employees who have made it possible for millions of Canadians to avoid contracting… Read more »

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Get Tim Hortons DIY Dream Donut Kits For Mother’s Day

Need more ideas on how to celebrate Mother’s Day in the times of COVID-19? Tim Hortons is offering DIY Mother’s Day donut kits at participating restaurants across… Read more »

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Nova Scotia Donut Campaign Raises $1.4 Million After Mass Shootings

The Tim Hortons chain has raised $1.4 million for people and communities affected by the recent mass shooting in Nova Scotia. The money has been collected from… Read more »

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Feds to Unveil Agreements With Provinces to Top up Essential Workers’ Pay

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected to announce today cost-sharing agreements with a number of provinces to top up the wages of essential workers during the COVID-19… Read more »

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Experts Warn of Increasing Car Use, Loss of Transit Routes Post COVID-19 Crisis

Getting around Stanley Park since the pandemic struck is a new experience for Tom Green. Roads that weave through the urban forest in Vancouver have been closed to traffic,… Read more »

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Canadian Paediatric Society Monitoring Mysterious Symptoms in Kids Similar to Kawasaki Disease For Suspected COVID Links

The Canadian Paediatric Society is closely monitoring reports that COVID-19 may be linked to a strange inflammatory syndrome in some children. The society says it expects to… Read more »

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Federal Aid Coming for Seniors Facing ‘Real’ Cost Increases Due to COVID-19

One of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s top ministers says federal assistance is on the way for seniors on fixed incomes who have faced an increase in the… Read more »

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Shopify Overtakes RBC as Most Valuable Canadian Company by Market Cap

Shopify Inc. overtook the Royal Bank of Canada to become the country’s most valuable company after the company reported revenue growth and strong demand for its services, thanks in… Read more »

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Pharmacists Receiving Short Shipments as Drug Shortage Continues

The Canadian Pharmacists Association says ongoing drug shortages mean pharmacies are receiving short shipments from manufacturers, leaving them to try to adjust on the fly. The association… Read more »

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May Supermoon: Don’t miss the last Supermoon of 2020 – Super Flower Moon

This year’s last super moon will appear on Thursday, May 7th, 2020. The moon will appear full for about 2 – 3 days around this time, i.e.,… Read more »

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Fix on Friday to Finally Let Pregnant Women Receive CERB

Expecting mothers who lost their jobs due to COVID-19 in March, and have since been unable to access emergency federal aid, will become eligible Friday for a key… Read more »

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Trudeau Announces $252 Million COVID-19 Aid Package to Agriculture

The federal government moved Tuesday to ease multiple pressures in Canada’s agriculture industry created by the COVID-19 pandemic with the promise of a $252-million aid package. The… Read more »

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Statistics Canada Says Trade Deficit Grew to $1.4 Billion in March

Statistics Canada says the country’s trade deficit grew to $1.4 billion in March as both exports and imports fell due to the COVID-19-related economic slowdown. The agency… Read more »

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Most Canadians Comfortable With Pace of Easing COVID-19 Restrictions: Poll

As provinces start to tiptoe toward normalcy by gently lifting restrictions aimed at slowing the spread of COVID-19, a new poll suggests Canadians are largely happy with… Read more »

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What is Open in Canada – Week of May 4 – COVID-19 Reopening

Provinces across the country are easing COVID-19 restrictions. Here is the list of what is open now across Canada. Physical distancing measures are in place. All Canadians… Read more »