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In U.S., political reflexes slowly bending to will of COVID-19 pandemic

In U.S., political reflexes slowly bending to will of COVID-19 pandemic

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump's defiance seems to be softening: after shrugging off calls for a COVID-19 test and to stop touching people, he's since tested negative and conceded that in politics, shaking hands is a hard habit to break.
More help coming for workers affected by COVID-19, Trudeau pledges

More help coming for workers affected by COVID-19, Trudeau pledges

OTTAWA — The federal government could roll out significant new supports for displaced Canadian workers within days, which Prime Minister Justin Trudeau suggested could be the first of several steps to deal with the economic shock from COVID-19.
Shift to online learning due to COVID-19 requires rethink of teaching: experts

Shift to online learning due to COVID-19 requires rethink of teaching: experts

HALIFAX — As Canadian universities begin an unprecedented shift toward online classes, Nicole Mensour is experiencing the challenges the sudden plunge into digital learning creates for students.
Feds restrict flights, boost screening at airports following complaints

Feds restrict flights, boost screening at airports following complaints

OTTAWA — The federal government is restricting international flights to certain airports and boosting efforts to screen passengers for COVID-19 even as some provinces and municipalities start to take matters into their own hands over fears Ottawa isn
'On the precipice:' COVID-19 has Canadian Blood Services worried about shortage

'On the precipice:' COVID-19 has Canadian Blood Services worried about shortage

OTTAWA — A senior official with Canadian Blood Services is warning that Canada is facing a critical shortage if it doesn't find a way to make up for a sharp drop in blood donations. Dr.
Tories tweak leadership race approach, but not deadlines for candidates

Tories tweak leadership race approach, but not deadlines for candidates

OTTAWA — The deadlines for the Conservative leadership race will remain fixed, the party said Monday, over the objections of several contenders who say the rapid spread of COVID-19 demands a new approach.
Health officials, police warn of scams exploiting COVID-19 fears

Health officials, police warn of scams exploiting COVID-19 fears

WINNIPEG — Health officials and police are warning people about an email scam taking advantage of people worried about COVID-19 to steal money or sensitive information.
Calls to distress lines jump as COVID-19 sparks dislocation and anxiety

Calls to distress lines jump as COVID-19 sparks dislocation and anxiety

TORONTO — Crisis lines and mental health professionals are seeing a jump in calls as Canadians come to grips with the unprecedented disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the increasingly drastic measures aimed at containing the novel coronav
NewsAlert:B.C. has three more deaths from COVID-19 as 30 more cases reported

NewsAlert:B.C. has three more deaths from COVID-19 as 30 more cases reported

VICTORIA — British Columbia is reporting three additional deaths from COVID-19, all stemming from an outbreak at a care home in North Vancouver. Dr.

GPREP has been a valuable resource to Beaverlodge: Rycroft

Beaverlodge council will consider reform to the Grande Prairie Regional Emergency Partnership (GPREP) with a new Regional Emergency Committee Bylaw Monday.