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Child abuse a big concern during COVID-19 outbreak

Agencies that serve abused children are bracing for an increase in abuse cases as they reduce their services because of COVID-19.
Feds offer help to companies to retool, pump out COVID-19 medical gear

Feds offer help to companies to retool, pump out COVID-19 medical gear

OTTAWA — The federal government is offering up cash to Canadian companies that retool operations or quickly expand to produce medical equipment needed to cope with the multiplying cases of COVID-19 across the country.
Canada watching 70 cruise ships still sailing with 4,000 Canadians on board

Canada watching 70 cruise ships still sailing with 4,000 Canadians on board

OTTAWA — The federal government is trying to keep tabs on as many as 4,000 Canadians on board at least 70 cruise ships still at sea, with many forbidden to dock as governments around the world block international travellers to slow the spread of the
Anxiety high as Canada, U.S. prepare to turn away casual travellers at midnight

Anxiety high as Canada, U.S. prepare to turn away casual travellers at midnight

WASHINGTON — New restrictions in effect at midnight Friday along Canada's shared border with the United States focus more on blocking tourists and bargain-hunters than on clearing the way for so-called "essential" travel such as truckers hauling frei
Quebec to move all lottery ticket sales online to avoid spread of COVID-19

Quebec to move all lottery ticket sales online to avoid spread of COVID-19

MONTREAL — Quebec's lottery corporation says it will soon sell lottery tickets only online amid fears of the novel coronavirus.
Call for COVID-19 protective equipment spurs college, distiller, TV show to help

Call for COVID-19 protective equipment spurs college, distiller, TV show to help

VICTORIA — The novel coronavirus shut down the respiratory therapy program at Fanshawe College but that didn't stop the school from supplying much needed frontline equipment to fight COVID-19. Prof.
Dire scenario for intensive care even if COVID-19 infection rate drops: study

Dire scenario for intensive care even if COVID-19 infection rate drops: study

A study by Toronto epidemiologists suggests that Canada's largest province could run out of intensive care beds and ventilators by late April, even assuming a sharp drop in the current infection rate.
Asylum seekers to be turned back at U.S. border, prime minister says

Asylum seekers to be turned back at U.S. border, prime minister says

OTTAWA — The Liberal government, which has won worldwide acclaim for its open-door policy to refugees, announced Friday it is slamming the door shut to asylum-seekers at the border in a bid to combat the spread of COVID-19.
Bereavement workers, including embalmers, say they don't have access to enough masks

Bereavement workers, including embalmers, say they don't have access to enough masks

A group that represents the funeral industry is calling for greater access to masks and other protective gear as the COVID-19 pandemic marches onward, saying embalmers in particular put themselves at risk in the course of their work.

Family secret: Woman admits to shooting husband; son helped hide body in slough

EDMONTON — An Alberta woman has pleaded guilty in the death of her husband, who had been missing for six years before police found his body in a slough.
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