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Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world Tuesday - Tue, 31 Mar 2020 07:12:19 EDT

Ontario introduced strict new rules around how people can use outdoor spaces late Monday as the province tries to slow the spread of COVID-19. It came hours after the prime minister unveiled new details about a plan to subsidize salaries and support businesses. Read on for a look at what's happening in Canada and around the world.

Some health experts questioning advice against wider use of masks to slow spread of COVID-19 - Tue, 31 Mar 2020 09:53:44 EDT

Public health advice being offered in Canada on the usefulness of masks in preventing the spread of COVID-19 is starting to conflict with messages from other parts of the developed world.

Canada's economy was slowing even before COVID-19 hit, January GDP numbers show - Tue, 31 Mar 2020 09:27:42 EDT
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Canada's economy expanded by 0.1 per cent in January as manufacturing and the financial sector grew while transportation, mining, oil and gas and the retail sector all shrank.

3 more seniors die, leaving Ontario cottage community shocked by COVID-19 outbreak in nursing home - Tue, 31 Mar 2020 04:00:00 EDT

It's unclear how coronavirus came into a small nursing home in Bobcaygeon, Ont. - whether it was brought in by a visitor or a new resident - but the number of cases and deaths there has stunned the cottage community about 150 kilometres northeast of Toronto. 

TC Energy to start work on Keystone XL pipeline after $1.1B US Alberta investment - Tue, 31 Mar 2020 07:57:49 EDT
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TC Energy Corp. gave the go-ahead for construction of its $8-billion US Keystone XL Pipeline project on Tuesday, with help from the Alberta government.

Canada's next-door neighbour is now the epicentre of global pandemic. Here's what that U.S. surge means - Tue, 31 Mar 2020 04:00:00 EDT

Canada’s next-door neighbour is now the epicentre of a global pandemic, with U.S. reported infection rates soaring. The tremors coming from the U.S. will ripple across the border and beyond, touching a staggering array of people and battering the broader economy. Here's what we know, what we don't, and what it means for Canadians.

'He didn't get a death sentence': Living in fear of COVID-19 behind bars - Tue, 31 Mar 2020 09:00:00 EDT!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_780/edmonton-institution.jpg

An Edmonton man serving a 10-year sentence at the Edmonton Institution is afraid his medical condition makes him especially vulnerable to COVID-19.

Nunavut government imposes 24-hour security quarantine on northerners holed up in Winnipeg hotel - Tue, 31 Mar 2020 06:00:00 EDT
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A few dozen people waiting to go home to Nunavut are under strict self-isolation orders in a Winnipeg hotel that they aren't allowed to leave and where they remain under 24/7 security surveillance.

Canadian charities say federal aid may not be enough to stay afloat - Tue, 31 Mar 2020 05:00:00 EDT
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Charitable organizations in Canada, who have already had to lay off tens of thousands of staff members, say the federal government's wage subsidy is a good start. But it may not be enough to come them through the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 anxiety shows why Canada needs a 9-8-8 number for mental health emergencies - Tue, 31 Mar 2020 04:00:00 EDT

The Canadian government is falling short in addressing the mental health impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and also turning its back on a new idea that could help people during times of mental health crisis.

The flurry of daily pandemic data can be overwhelming. Here's how to make sense of it - Tue, 31 Mar 2020 04:00:00 EDT
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Every day, Canadians are bombarded with fresh numbers on the COVID-19 pandemic from around the world. Check out these tips to help make sense of the data.

Courts scramble to modernize to keep the system working in a pandemic - Tue, 31 Mar 2020 04:00:00 EDT

The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing Canada's court system to operate as it never has before to adapt to the demands of physical distancing.

Partisan divisions on COVID-19 exist in Canada but they're deeper — and more dangerous — in the U.S. - Tue, 31 Mar 2020 04:00:00 EDT
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Polls suggest there are fewer differences between how Liberal and Conservative supporters in Canada view the pandemic than there are between the opinions expressed by Democrats and Republicans in the United States.

When will children be back in school? Your COVID-19 questions answered - Tue, 31 Mar 2020 04:00:00 EDT
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We're answering questions about the pandemic. Send yours to and we’ll answer as many as we can. We’re publishing a selection of answers every weekday online, and also putting some of your questions to the experts during The National and on CBC News Network.

More COVID-19 cases on stranded cruise ship with 4 dead. Cruise line pleads for help - Tue, 31 Mar 2020 04:00:00 EDT
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Orlando Ashford, president of Holland America Line, revealed there are more COVID-19 cases aboard the cruise ship where four people have already died. He also made a plea for a place to dock for his stranded cruise ships.

Ontario Premier Doug Ford extends state of emergency for another two weeks - Mon, 30 Mar 2020 14:08:00 -0400
Ontario Premier Doug Ford says he will be extending his emergency declaration for another two weeks after the order expires tomorrow.
COVID-19 silver lining: experts predict innovation in medicine, education, remote work - Tue, 31 Mar 2020 04:56:31 -0400
Experts in medicine, artificial intelligence, education and many other fields say they expect the pandemic to fast-forward innovations that will benefit the world long after the novel coronavirus has run its course.
Major residential landlords signal flexibility for tenants in need - Mon, 30 Mar 2020 16:11:30 -0400
Some of Canada's biggest residential landlords say they're committed to working with tenants who have lost their job because of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Ontario schools will remain closed for all of April amid COVID-19 spread - Tue, 31 Mar 2020 07:20:00 -0400
Ontario's public schools will remain closed for all of April in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the education minister's office confirms.
13 deaths now linked to COVID-19 outbreak at long-term care home in Bobcaygeon, Ont. - Tue, 31 Mar 2020 08:22:00 -0400
There are now 13 deaths linked to an outbreak of COVID-19 at a long-term care home in Bobcaygeon, Ont.
Cote-des-Neiges is at the heart of the COVID-19 contagion in Montreal - Mon, 30 Mar 2020 18:02:00 -0400
The new coronavirus continues to progress in the Montreal population with 251 new cases added to the city's total positive cases.
All people over the age of 70 in Ontario advised to self-isolate during COVID-19 pandemic - Mon, 30 Mar 2020 13:29:00 -0400
Ontario's Chief Medical Officer of Health is now recommending that all people over the age of 70 self-isolate given the elevated risk of "severe outcomes" should they contract COVID-19.
Majority of Canadians think COVID-19 pandemic will get worse: Nanos - Mon, 30 Mar 2020 06:57:00 -0400
A majority of Canadians say they are pessimistic about the outlook of the COVID-19 pandemic but support the federal government's response to the crisis, according to the latest survey from Nanos Research.
Here's how one Regina man dealt with his COVID-19 diagnosis - Mon, 30 Mar 2020 17:37:00 -0400
Monday marks the final day of self-isolation for a 20-year-old Regina man who tested positive for COVID-19 after returning home from New York.
Two inmates, nine employees at Quebec prison test positive for COVID-19 - Mon, 30 Mar 2020 14:14:09 -0400
Two inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 at a maximum-security prison in Quebec, the first confirmed cases involving prisoners in a federal institution.

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