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Despite signs of accelerating pandemic, Trump wants Americans back to work

Despite signs of accelerating pandemic, Trump wants Americans back to work

WASHINGTON — A chilling debate is unfolding in the virus-racked United States as President Donald Trump, desperate to reanimate his country's paralyzed economy, considers scaling back its COVID-19 defences and sending people back to work in a matter
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 6:30 p.m. ET on March 24, 2020: There are 2780 confirmed and presumptive cases in Canada.
Online meeting: Indigenous health managers to discuss response to COVID-19

Online meeting: Indigenous health managers to discuss response to COVID-19

Hundreds of Indigenous health managers from across Canada are to meet online Wednesday to discuss how to prepare for the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their communities.
Canadian Forces close colleges and training centres to fight COVID-19

Canadian Forces close colleges and training centres to fight COVID-19

OTTAWA — The Canadian military is closing its colleges, recruit school and training institutions during the COVID-19 pandemic. Those include the Royal Military College in Kingston, Ont., and the College militaire royal in St-Jean, Que.
Parks Canada to close national parks, historic sites to vehicle traffic

Parks Canada to close national parks, historic sites to vehicle traffic

Parks Canada is restricting access in national parks and historic sites after people flocked to the popular areas on the weekend.
Conservative leadership candidates jointly call for delayed vote

Conservative leadership candidates jointly call for delayed vote

OTTAWA — Three contenders vying to become the next federal Conservative leader have banded together to call for the race to be delayed and for fees to be cut in half due to the pressures of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Feds, cities say no immediate plans to use cellphone tracking in COVID-19 fight

Feds, cities say no immediate plans to use cellphone tracking in COVID-19 fight

OTTAWA — The federal government has no immediate plans to use cellphone data to track people's movements during the COVID-19 crisis, Justin Trudeau said Tuesday.
Already stretched, paramedic services feeling bigger crunch from COVID-19

Already stretched, paramedic services feeling bigger crunch from COVID-19

OTTAWA — Paramedics across the country who were already working at capacity say they're being stretched by calls for help with COVID-19 and the extra precautions that come with them.
Governments fight to curb COVID-19 and fallout from growing job losses

Governments fight to curb COVID-19 and fallout from growing job losses

TORONTO — The two-pronged battle to contain the spread of COVID-19 while inoculating the economy against the worst side effects saw governments on Tuesday rush to ease financial hardship amid massive job losses, even as they tightened restrictions th
Canadian troops in Ukraine face uncertainty due to COVID-19 crisis

Canadian troops in Ukraine face uncertainty due to COVID-19 crisis

OTTAWA — The COVID-19 crisis has left 200 Canadian soldiers in Ukraine — and their families back home — in limbo as commanders weigh whether they should be replaced with new troops, kept in place for the time being or pulled out entirely until the pa
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