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Freedom means more this year: how the COVID-19 pandemic is changing Passover

Freedom means more this year: how the COVID-19 pandemic is changing Passover

OTTAWA — There's a question asked each year by Jews as they begin the Passover holiday: "Why is this night different?" It's asked as a way into the telling of the Passover story, an ancient tale of the enslavement of Jews in Egypt, and their eventual
Boris Johnson will 'fight' COVID-19 and has what it takes to recover: envoy

Boris Johnson will 'fight' COVID-19 and has what it takes to recover: envoy

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Boris Johnson is a fighter who has what it takes to recover from his COVID-19 affliction, Britain's envoy to Canada said Tuesday.
Canada 'aggressively ordering' medical supplies in competitive global market

Canada 'aggressively ordering' medical supplies in competitive global market

OTTAWA — As federal officials grease diplomatic wheels to ensure shipments of medical supplies make it to Canada, others are also working hard behind the scenes to navigate the increasingly challenging logistics of procuring critical COVID-19 equipme
N.W.T. releases some prisoners over COVID-19 concerns in jails, reduces remand

N.W.T. releases some prisoners over COVID-19 concerns in jails, reduces remand

YELLOWKNIFE — The Northwest Territories has released a small number of prisoners over concerns about the possible spread of COVID-19 in territorial jails.
Trudeau says details coming soon on help for households to access credit

Trudeau says details coming soon on help for households to access credit

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is raising anew his government's promise to help hard-hit Canadians more easily access credit by leaning on the nation's banks to do more than reduce credit-card costs.
Group of First Nations want Supreme Court to hear appeal on Trans Mountain

Group of First Nations want Supreme Court to hear appeal on Trans Mountain

VANCOUVER — A group of British Columbia First Nations is seeking to challenge the federal government's second approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project in Canada's highest court.
A look at some of the Canadians who have lost their lives to COVID-19

A look at some of the Canadians who have lost their lives to COVID-19

COVID-19 has sickened thousands of Canadians from coast to coast and killed more than 340. Here are the stories of some of those who have lost their lives: Wade Kidd WINNIPEG — Wade Kidd had an absolute love for life.
Feds fast-tracked citizenship for researcher exploring COVID-19 supply chain

Feds fast-tracked citizenship for researcher exploring COVID-19 supply chain

OTTAWA — The federal government fast-tracked the Canadian citizenship process for a University of Manitoba professor, citing the "urgent need" to facilitate his planned research on COVID-19.
Kalen Schlatter seeks to challenge murder conviction in death of Tess Richey

Kalen Schlatter seeks to challenge murder conviction in death of Tess Richey

TORONTO — A Toronto man found guilty of sexually assaulting and strangling a young woman hours after they met is seeking to challenge his murder conviction.
Pandemic experts put 'least weight' on recovery stats, look to hospitalizations

Pandemic experts put 'least weight' on recovery stats, look to hospitalizations

VICTORIA — Scientists who track the growth of pandemics say some figures provided by public health officials tell more about the spread of the novel coronavirus than others.