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The latest developments on COVID-19 in Canada

The latest developments on COVID-19 in Canada

The latest news on the COVID-19 global pandemic (all times Eastern): 7 p.m. British Columbia's public health officer is suggesting walking, running or biking to work during the COVID-19 pandemic rather than getting on a packed train or bus. Dr.
Mixed messages: Ottawa, Moe differ on Indigenous ceremonies during pandemic

Mixed messages: Ottawa, Moe differ on Indigenous ceremonies during pandemic

OTTAWA — Saskatchewan's premier says First Nations are receiving mixed messages after Canada's Indigenous services minister said sacred ceremonies would be allowed to continue despite restrictions put in place due to COVID-19.
Ontario stage one reopening includes stores, surgeries, tennis, dog grooming

Ontario stage one reopening includes stores, surgeries, tennis, dog grooming

TORONTO — Ontarians will be able to go shopping, play tennis and take their pets to the vet next week, but they should still avoid visiting friends and family, Premier Doug Ford announced Thursday.
'I feel lighter:' Some Albertans thrilled with haircuts, eating in restaurants

'I feel lighter:' Some Albertans thrilled with haircuts, eating in restaurants

Alberta's relaunch of its COVID-compromised economy Thursday was busy in some spots, slow in others and overshadowed by different rules for different communities.
Bank of Canada warns in report of business, household debt from COVID-19

Bank of Canada warns in report of business, household debt from COVID-19

OTTAWA — Financial markets are showing signs of concern about the how well companies can weather the COVID-19 economic crisis, the Bank of Canada said in a report outlining issues the pandemic is having on business and household debt.
International deal to protect ozone layer behind new contaminant problem: study

International deal to protect ozone layer behind new contaminant problem: study

EDMONTON — A landmark environmental agreement that helped close the ozone hole in the 1990s has led to new chemical contaminants forming in the atmosphere and accumulating on land.
Canada thanks early departing WTO chief for help on reform efforts

Canada thanks early departing WTO chief for help on reform efforts

OTTAWA — Canada's trade minister is thanking the departing head of the World Trade Organization for his help trying the reform the troubled referee for global trade.
'The society failed': Legault makes first trip to Montreal since pandemic began

'The society failed': Legault makes first trip to Montreal since pandemic began

MONTREAL — For the first time since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Quebec Premier Francois Legault visited Montreal on Thursday, to announce the province recorded 131 new deaths linked to the virus — 91 of them in the hard-hit city.
McNeil's stance N.S. would 'support' feds in shooting probe puzzles experts

McNeil's stance N.S. would 'support' feds in shooting probe puzzles experts

HALIFAX — A stance by Nova Scotia's premier that his province would only play a support role if a public inquiry is called into a shooting rampage that took 22 lives is puzzling to some legal experts.
National parks, historic sites partly reopening June 1, but no camping yet

National parks, historic sites partly reopening June 1, but no camping yet

OTTAWA — A large number of Canada's national parks and historic sites will partly reopen for daytime visitors next month but Canadians should plan to go only to those fairly close to home, Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson said Thursday.
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