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COVID-19 deaths pass 5,000 in Canada; seniors to get direct financial aid

COVID-19 deaths pass 5,000 in Canada; seniors to get direct financial aid

TORONTO — Canada's death toll from COVID-19 passed the 5,000-mark on Tuesday as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the pandemic had exposed serious cracks in Canada's hard hit long-term care that governments will have to fix.
Prisoner suing Ottawa over safety of inmates during COVID-19 pandemic

Prisoner suing Ottawa over safety of inmates during COVID-19 pandemic

Physical distancing measures in correctional institutions during COVID-19 have been "grossly inadequate" putting the health and safety of prisoners at risk, alleges a lawsuit against the federal government.
Coalition decries Canada's 'piecemeal' response to Beijing-sponsored intimidation

Coalition decries Canada's 'piecemeal' response to Beijing-sponsored intimidation

OTTAWA — A human rights coalition is calling on Canada to appoint a front-line contact for people and groups who are enduring harassment and intimidation as a result of their advocacy and activism on China.
Bye-bye bears: Calgary Zoo returning pandas to China due to bamboo barriers

Bye-bye bears: Calgary Zoo returning pandas to China due to bamboo barriers

CALGARY — The Calgary Zoo will be returning two giant pandas on loan from China because a scarcity of flights due to COVID-19 has caused problems with getting enough bamboo to feed them.
Better Business Bureau warns online puppy scams surging during COVID-19 pandemic

Better Business Bureau warns online puppy scams surging during COVID-19 pandemic

VANCOUVER — The Better Business Bureau says puppy scams are the latest way fraudsters are taking advantage of lonely, isolated people during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Clean your cash carefully if concerned over COVID: Bank of Canada

Clean your cash carefully if concerned over COVID: Bank of Canada

If you must launder your money, do it carefully, advises the Bank of Canada. The bank says it has tested the notes for durability against common household products.
Canada gives $790M to help vaccinate in more vulnerable countries

Canada gives $790M to help vaccinate in more vulnerable countries

OTTAWA — Canada will put $790 million toward vaccinating the world's more vulnerable populations and distributing a COVID-19 vaccine around the world, if an effective one is discovered, International Development Minister Karina Gould announced Tuesda
Reopening plans and Canadians' anxiety on leaving home; In The News for May 12

Reopening plans and Canadians' anxiety on leaving home; In The News for May 12

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 May 12 ... --- COVID-19 in Canada ... .
Archaic paper records submitted by fax hold up real-time COVID-19 data

Archaic paper records submitted by fax hold up real-time COVID-19 data

OTTAWA — The old-fashioned way Canada records deaths means the country could be missing out on data important to addressing the COVID-19 crisis.

A look at how provinces plan to emerge from COVID-19 shutdown

Provinces have been releasing plans for easing restrictions that were put in place to limit the spread of COVID-19.
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