Canadian News

Tue, 7 Apr 2020 12:47:07 EDT
Modelling suggests as many as 800,000 COVID-19 infections could sweep Alberta, Premier Jason Kenney says
Modelling projections in a “probable" scenario suggests by the end of summer, Alberta could see as many as 800,000 infections and between 400 and 3,100 deaths.

Tue, 7 Apr 2020 15:59:32 EDT
COVID-19 could kill between 1,200 and 9,000 by end of month, Quebec public health officials warn
Public health experts with the Quebec government are projecting between 1,200 and 9,000 people could die of COVID-19 by the end of the month, although authorities hasten to add they believe the curren...

Tue, 7 Apr 2020 19:01:53 EDT
Struggling mining industry can't access federal wage subsidy, advocates say
While last week's boost to the Canadian Emergency Wage Subsidy was supposed to prop up struggling businesses and the workers they employ during the pandemic, it’s doing nothing for the North’s now...

Tue, 7 Apr 2020 11:22:22 EDT
Nearly 1M Canadians applied for emergency COVID-19 benefits on Day 1
Nearly one million Canadians filed for income support benefits on the first day the emergency COVID-19 program was open for applications.

Mon, 6 Apr 2020 06:00:00 EDT
What it's like to have COVID-19: N.B. woman breaks silence on illness
She was careful. She washed her hands. She practised physical distancing. Still, she tested positive for COVID-19.

Canadian World News

Tue, 7 Apr 2020 12:08:37 EDT
U.S. records deadliest day yet in coronavirus crisis
New York recorded the single greatest one-day jump in deaths from COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the coronavirus, but the state's governor pointed to signs that the state may be reaching ...

Tue, 7 Apr 2020 03:52:23 EDT
Boris Johnson is stable and 'in good spirits,' British PM's office says
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson remained in stable condition in intensive care after suffering a deterioration of his COVID-19 symptoms, and is in good spirits, his spokesperson said Tuesday. ...

Tue, 7 Apr 2020 16:30:39 EDT
Lockdown of Chinese city where pandemic began lifted after 11 weeks
The lockdown that served as a model for countries battling the coronavirus around the world has ended after 11 weeks.

Tue, 7 Apr 2020 17:00:12 EDT
Acting U.S. navy secretary resigns amid coronavirus controversy
Acting U.S. navy secretary Thomas Modly resigned Tuesday, just hours after he had publicly apologized for a profanity-laced upbraiding of the officer he fired as captain of the coronavirus-stricken US...

Tue, 7 Apr 2020 12:10:00 EDT
Some good news from around the world on Tuesday
With much of the world struggling through the COVID-19 pandemic, there are still some good-news stories to report. Here's a brief roundup.

Journal de Quebec (fr)

Tue, 07 Apr 2020 18:21:52 EDT
COVID-19: voyez quelles épiceries ont été touchées par le virus
Les épiceries ne sont pas épargnées par le coronavirus.

Tue, 07 Apr 2020 19:15:44 EDT
COVID-19: entre 1263 et 8860 décès d’ici le 30 avril, prévoit la santé publique
Le Québec devrait atteindre le sommet de la courbe de propagation du coronavirus le 18 avril, selon les hypothèses des autorités de santé publique.

Tue, 07 Apr 2020 20:44:32 EDT
«Le tousseur» a fait «peur»
Les employés du Dairy Queen sont heureusement tous en bonne santé.

Tue, 07 Apr 2020 20:48:04 EDT
COVID-19: L'Alberta s'attend à des milliers de morts
Jason Kenney a annoncé que le pic de l'épidémie dans sa province pourrait arriver vers la mi-mai et que des milliers d'Albertains pourraient mourir.

Tue, 07 Apr 2020 19:05:47 EDT
COVID-19: 150 décès au Québec, des médecins et infirmières en renfort dans les établissements pour personnes âgées
Moins débordés que prévu, des médecins et infirmières des centres hospitaliers iront prêter main-forte dans les établissements pour personnes âgées.

Regina Leader-Post

Tue, 07 Apr 2020 23:05:50 +0000
Saskatchewan ponders $50M+ aid package for small business
The proposed program, which could be open for applications next week, would provide grants of up to $4,000 for SMEs affected by Saskatchewan's COVID-19 restrictions.

Tue, 07 Apr 2020 23:01:02 +0000
Economic Development Regina adapting growth plan in light of COVID-19
The organization is adjusting its 10-year plan to focus on the recovery of the city's economy following the end of the pandemic.

Tue, 07 Apr 2020 22:47:53 +0000
'We need help': Amid layoffs, Diabetes Canada asks for assistance managing closed donation bins
"We need governments, at this point, to step in and be part of the solution of all of the massive dumping going around all of these bins."

Tue, 07 Apr 2020 22:45:50 +0000
Demand spiking for homemade masks as supplies run short in Sask.
"We can't make masks fast enough."

Tue, 07 Apr 2020 22:37:43 +0000
Regina Public Library putting its servers to use crunching COVID-19 data
Four of the RPL's servers and five computers from its Digital Media Studio are hard at work crunching data that scientists around the world are using to research COVID-19.

Times Colonist

Tue, 7 Apr 2020 17:30:22 -0700
Dr. Bonnie Henry says leave your hairdo to the pros after 'tinkering' herself
VICTORIA — British Columbia's provincial health officer apologized to her hairdresser on Tuesday for taking matters into her own hands during the COVID-19 pandemic.Just in case anyone noticed a change in her appearance, Dr. Bonnie Henry said she is...

Tue, 7 Apr 2020 16:42:05 -0700
Words to remember: Canadian newsmakers have their say on COVID-19
A look at some of the top quotes from Tuesday on COVID-19 in Canada:"The entire world was unprepared." — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on the shortage of medical supplies.———"What the story is about is our freedom, and this year we don't feel...

Tue, 7 Apr 2020 16:21:01 -0700
Ex-inmate who escaped conviction in fatal riot back in jail
DOVER, Del. — A former Delaware inmate who escaped conviction for his alleged involvement in a fatal prison riot is back behind bars on unrelated charges.Obadiah Miller, 27, was being held Tuesday at Howard Young prison in Wilmington after being ch...

Tue, 7 Apr 2020 15:11:00 -0700
Doctors say governments should released as many inmates as possible amid COVID
VANCOUVER — Government medical professionals say Canada's jails and prisons don't meet with physical distancing guidelines for COVID-19 and they want as many inmates as possible to be released.In an open letter to the federal, provincial and territ...

Tue, 7 Apr 2020 14:45:00 -0700
No change in number of confirmed COVID-19 cases on Vancouver Island
The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases on Vancouver Islands remains unchanged at 79, according to provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry. There have been 25 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the province in the past 24 hours, but none on the...

Toronto Star

Tue, 7 Apr 2020 19:56:00 EDT
‘It’s mystifying’: Ontario using less than a quarter of COVID-19 testing capacity
The province is using less than a quarter of its testing capacity. Experts say that low rate means we can’t make any real conclusion about our progress in fighting the spread of the coronavirus.

Tue, 7 Apr 2020 11:23:00 EDT
Doug Ford moves to bolster health-care workforce as COVID-19 pandemic grows: 'If you want to save lives, we need you'
Ontario seeks retired and foreign-trained doctors, retired health-care workers and medical students in push to augment the front lines in the fight against the new coronavirus

Tue, 7 Apr 2020 20:13:18 EDT
Ottawa wants to loosen rules for the COVID-19 wage subsidy allowing more people to benefit
The proposed legislation — obtained by the Star — would let businesses receive wage subsidy if revenues dropped by 15 per cent in March, instead of 30 per cent as originally proposed.

Tue, 7 Apr 2020 14:52:13 EDT
Canada agrees not to deport Toronto ICU nurse in the middle of the coronavirus crisis
Christine Joyce Vega, 27, was to be removed this month after losing her legal status, due to a missing $100 payment and a document in her application to extend her work permit.

Tue, 7 Apr 2020 20:06:00 EDT
Alberta has revealed its COVID-19 projections. Province expects between 400 and 3,100 deaths in ‘probable scenario’
Premier Jason Kenney made public some of the province’s COVID-19 projections during a televised address Tuesday evening.

Windsor Star

Wed, 08 Apr 2020 00:02:16 +0000
Ford converts Windsor Engine Plant to produce plastic face shields
The Ford Motor Company has retooled a portion of its Windsor Engine Plant and begun producing plastic protective face shields for health-care workers battling the COVID-19 pandemic. The shields will be donated for use in Ontario and the rest of the c...

Tue, 07 Apr 2020 23:58:31 +0000
COVID-19 death toll in Windsor-Essex rises to six
A sixth person in Windsor-Essex has fallen victim to the novel coronavirus, reported the region's health unit on Tuesday afternoon. The latest deceased was a woman in her 70s.

Tue, 07 Apr 2020 23:43:49 +0000
Social distancing more important than masks, says local health unit
Despite a change in the position of Canada's chief public health officer, the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit is still not advising people to wear masks as part of their COVID-19 prevention habits.

Tue, 07 Apr 2020 23:30:12 +0000
Reader letter: Snowbird grateful to be able to return to Canada during pandemic
As a snowbird returning earlier than normal from Florida because of COVID-19, I am very grateful for our prime minister and our health care system. Being a border city we have total access to U.S. news and speeches of President Trump which I feel oft...

Tue, 07 Apr 2020 22:38:50 +0000
Two arrested in big brawl that included pickup truck used as weapon
The bizarre tale of a pickup driver mowing down several people outside a Windsor auto shop only grew stranger Tuesday as details emerged of a massive street brawl that led to the shocking moment. A viral video showing a pickup truck striking people i...