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New COVID-19 projections show virus on decline in Canada, says Trudeau

While new federal projection figures show that COVID-19 is in decline in Canada, the pandemic is still active, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said today. Speaking at his daily pandemic briefing in Ottawa, Trudeau said the data shows that Canada continues »

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Wearing a face mask, it turns out, can be a risk for many

When Canada’s chief public health officer, Dr. Theresa Tam, officially recommended on Wednesday that Canadians wear non-medical face masks when maintaining a two-metre distance isn’t possible, few likely imagined Tam was proffering anything other than sound advice. But not everyone. »

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New COVID-19 modelling predicts up to 3,883 deaths by May 5

Canada could see up to 66,835 COVID-19 cases and 3,883 deaths caused by the pandemic by May 5, according to the latest modelling released by federal public health officials. Speaking at a press conference in Ottawa today, Canada’s Chief Public »

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Trudeau announces $1-billion package to help Canadians cope with COVID-19

On the same day when the World Health Organization finally–officially–declared COVID-19 a “pandemic,” Canada’s federal government Wednesday announced a $1-billion package to deal with the impacts of the outbreak of the virus in this country. The package includes $500-million to »

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Grand Princess cruise ship passengers back in Canada

Like countries around the world, Canada continues to grapple with COVID-19. On Monday, British Columbia health officials reported that an elderly man at a long-term care facility in North Vancouver had died, becoming the first COVID-19 death in Canada. Federal »

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Ontario reports Canada’s 12th case of COVID-19

As fears about the spread of the coronavirus continue to mount around the world and hundreds of new cases are being reported in Asia, a fifth case has been disclosed in Ontario. It is the second case announced this week »

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New data shows opioid crisis not going away soon

Canada’s opioid crisis continues unabated despite a pledge by the federal government in July to spend more money to find ways to try reduce the problem. New Public Health Agency statistics released Wednesday show that nearly 14,000 people have been »