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Feds urged to make air transport essential service for Inuit, North

Feds urged to make air transport essential service for Inuit, North

OTTAWA — The national organization that represents Inuit in Canada is calling for air transportation to be designated an essential service in Canada's 51 Inuit communities for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Words to remember: Canadian newsmakers have their say on COVID-19

Words to remember: Canadian newsmakers have their say on COVID-19

A look at some of the top quotes from across Canada on Tuesday in relation to COVID-19: "They had nowhere to stay and didn't really know what they were doing in the community besides just coming here.

Suspect arrested in killings of Saskatchewan boy and his grandparents

PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. — A man has been arrested in what a Saskatchewan police chief calls the horrific killing of a seven-year-old boy and his grandparents.
The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada

The latest numbers of confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4:30 p.m. ET on March 31, 2020: There are 8,591 confirmed and presumptive cases in Canada.

Quebec couple's COVID-19 escape to Old Crow, Yukon, short-lived, says chief

OLD CROW, Yukon — Indigenous communities in the Far North should not be considered safe places for people to escape the novel coronavirus pandemic, says a First Nation chief in Yukon.
Consider releasing some inmates to stem COVID-19 in prisons, minister requests

Consider releasing some inmates to stem COVID-19 in prisons, minister requests

OTTAWA — Public Safety Minister Bill Blair has asked the federal prison service and the parole board to look at early release for some offenders to prevent the spread of COVID-19 behind bars.
More masks, ventilators on the way as industrial response to COVID-19 ramps up

More masks, ventilators on the way as industrial response to COVID-19 ramps up

As Canadians self-isolate in droves to help buy time for the health system to get ready for a potential deluge of COVID-19 cases, the federal government is buying supplies.
'What are the chances?' Youth worker one of Alberta's latest COVID-19 victims

'What are the chances?' Youth worker one of Alberta's latest COVID-19 victims

Jennifer Auger wants to continue the legacy of her husband after his death from complications of COVID-19 by opening a group home for at-risk youth in their northern Alberta community. Shawn Auger, a father of three, died Monday at the age of 34.
Amid medical-supplies scramble, pandemic highlights new perils to free trade

Amid medical-supplies scramble, pandemic highlights new perils to free trade

WASHINGTON — "America First" rhetoric and disdain for free trade are old news in the Donald Trump era, but with countries in a life-or-death scramble to stockpile gowns, gloves, masks and ventilators, protectionism these days isn't such a dirty word.

'We had warned her:' Family grieves Saskatchewan widow in COVID-related death

NORTH BATTLEFORD, Sask. — A family grieving the COVID-related death of a Saskatchewan senior is urging the provincial government to be more transparent on the location of active cases.