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Our window to flatten the COVID-19 curve is narrow, says Dr. Theresa Tam

Our window to flatten the COVID-19 curve is narrow, says Dr. Theresa Tam

Canada's top public health officer raised the risk level associated with the growing COVID-19 pandemic on Sunday even as retailers and top politicians reassured Canadians that any restrictive measures would not result in shortages of food or other ba
Trudeau says border closures, mandatory screening up for discussion

Trudeau says border closures, mandatory screening up for discussion

OTTAWA — The federal government is retooling messaging for travellers arriving in Canada amid criticism that it's not doing enough to ensure thousands of people entering the country don't drive a national spike in COVID-19 cases.

Quebec orders bars, movie theatres to close to limit spread of COVID-19

Quebec's premier issued an order on Sunday urging a number of public gathering places such as bars, theatres, gyms and cinemas to close their doors for two weeks in a bid to contain the spread of COVID-19.

How a rural island community mobilized to solve a seniors housing crisis

Quadra Island resident Derik Kidd is grateful his small community has strived for years to create a new seniors village so that he and other elderly residents can remain on the rock they call home.
Businesses, travellers could lose thousands if COVID-19 forces Hajj cancellation

Businesses, travellers could lose thousands if COVID-19 forces Hajj cancellation

It took Muhammad Siddique five years to save up for a pilgrimage to Mecca, but now the COVID-19 pandemic has left his plans up in the air.
Rapid response COVID-19 science conducted by father and daughter virologists

Rapid response COVID-19 science conducted by father and daughter virologists

HALIFAX — For a Halifax father and daughter dedicated to taking on global infectious diseases, the novel coronavirus has led to their latest, exhausting push to create tests and vaccines to save lives.
Town of Asbestos ready to change name and move beyond proud but toxic legacy

Town of Asbestos ready to change name and move beyond proud but toxic legacy

ASBESTOS, Que. — Retired miner Mario Leblanc stares at a giant map of his town from 1960 that hangs on the wall of the Asbestos, Que., historical society and laments how much his community has sacrificed to the Jeffrey Mine.
Gen. Jonathan Vance focused on the future of the military and not his career

Gen. Jonathan Vance focused on the future of the military and not his career

OTTAWA — Gen. Jonathan Vance says he still has a lot of work to do.

No winning ticket for Saturday night's $7 million Lotto 649 jackpot

TORONTO — There was no winning ticket for the $7 million jackpot in Saturday night's Lotto 649 draw. However, the guaranteed $1 million prize went to a lottery player in Ontario. The jackpot for the next Lotto 649 draw on Mar.
Prominent Canadians in self-isolation amid COVID-19 pandemic

Prominent Canadians in self-isolation amid COVID-19 pandemic

As the number of cases of COVID-19 continues to rise in this country, some notable Canadians and people with ties to Canada are self-isolating.