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With a crash and a bang, B.C. residents applaud health-care workers

With a crash and a bang, B.C. residents applaud health-care workers

VANCOUVER — At the same time each night, Rev. Gary Paterson and about half a dozen other neighbours have begun gathering at least two metres apart on the rooftop patio of their building in Vancouver's west end.

Why the emergency departments look empty amid a viral outbreak

TORONTO — The sound of Nicole Odermatt's son gasping for air woke her just after midnight. The Cambridge, Ont., mom immediately recognized an attack of croup, which the six-year-old had faced several times before.
Health minister encourages kindness, fresh air to manage COVID-19 stress

Health minister encourages kindness, fresh air to manage COVID-19 stress

OTTAWA — Patty Hajdu said she is worried about the toll that pandemic-related anxiety and isolation will take on the mental health of Canadians and is encouraging people to help themselves and others through the crisis with kindness and the great out
CBC says it's working to restore the local TV news it shelved last week

CBC says it's working to restore the local TV news it shelved last week

TORONTO — The CBC says it's gradually restoring the local supper-hour TV news it recently shelved.

Toronto man who opened fire at crowded block party granted day parole

TORONTO — The Parole Board of Canada says a man convicted of manslaughter in a deadly public shootout at an east Toronto block party lacks the community support to be released on full parole.
Residential tenants, landlords face dilemma as rent comes due on April 1

Residential tenants, landlords face dilemma as rent comes due on April 1

As the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic ripples across Canada, another wave may crest within the week as rent comes due for residential tenants.
Anxious Canadians await federal COVID-19 help as cases rise, rules tighten

Anxious Canadians await federal COVID-19 help as cases rise, rules tighten

TORONTO — Canadians struggling to make ends meet amid the COVID-19 pandemic waited anxiously for promised federal help on Wednesday as the countrywide case toll soared through the 3,000 mark and authorities began going after people violating public h
Liberals rejig benefits for workers affected by COVID-19

Liberals rejig benefits for workers affected by COVID-19

OTTAWA — The Liberals are repackaging two previously promised benefits for Canadians whose working lives are disrupted by COVID-19, a change that will almost double direct financial aid in the government's economic plan to $52 billion.
Hockey gear manufacturer to switch from protecting players to medical staff

Hockey gear manufacturer to switch from protecting players to medical staff

MONTREAL — Canadian hockey equipment manufacturer Bauer is offering to modify its production line to make protective visors for doctors, nurses and first responders.

A look at what's in the federal COVID-19 aid legislation

OTTAWA — Parliament has passed sweeping legislation designed to blunt the economic impact COVID-19.
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