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Not mandatory: Alberta launches COVID-19 mobile contact-tracing app

Not mandatory: Alberta launches COVID-19 mobile contact-tracing app

EDMONTON — Alberta is launching a voluntary mobile app to expand contact tracing for COVID-19 to help reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Union trying to stop Alberta meat plant with COVID-19 outbreak from reopening

Union trying to stop Alberta meat plant with COVID-19 outbreak from reopening

CALGARY — A union is trying to halt the planned reopening of an Alberta beef-packing plant that has been the site of a major COVID-19 outbreak. There have been 921 cases of the virus at the Cargill plant south of Calgary, which has 2,000 workers.
Canada takes baby steps toward normalcy; Quebec passes 2,000 COVID deaths

Canada takes baby steps toward normalcy; Quebec passes 2,000 COVID deaths

TORONTO — Canada took further baby steps toward post-pandemic normalcy on Friday as Atlantic provinces began easing rigid restrictions imposed to curb the COVID-19 scourge, while Quebec's death toll climbed past 2,000 as it set to ease its measures.
The latest developments on COVID-19 in Canada

The latest developments on COVID-19 in Canada

The latest news on the COVID-19 global pandemic (all times Eastern): 7:12 p.m.
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 7:03 p.m. on May 1, 2020: There are 55,061 confirmed and presumptive cases in Canada.
Feds unlikely to provide additional rent support; banks asked to step up

Feds unlikely to provide additional rent support; banks asked to step up

“It’s… important for landlords to understand these are exceptional times in our country, and now is the time for all Canadians to stick together and support each other."
COVID-19 outbreaks in 23 First Nations prompting concerns

COVID-19 outbreaks in 23 First Nations prompting concerns

OTTAWA — Federal officials say the next two weeks will be crucial in trying to determine the scope and severity of the spread of COVID-19 in First Nations communities.
Public transit prepping for new normal as cities and provinces start to reopen

Public transit prepping for new normal as cities and provinces start to reopen

The gradual reopening of Canada's economy will not mean business as usual for the country's public transit agencies.
As world waits for COVID-19 therapy, U.S. warily eyes Canada's drug-price plans

As world waits for COVID-19 therapy, U.S. warily eyes Canada's drug-price plans

WASHINGTON — The United States is keeping Canada and its plans to overhaul its drug-pricing system on a "watch list" of countries deemed a peril to American intellectual property rights — just as a world racked by COVID-19 takes an interest access to
Trudeau announces ban on 1,500 types of 'military-grade' guns

Trudeau announces ban on 1,500 types of 'military-grade' guns

OTTAWA — The federal government has outlawed a wide range of rifles with the aim of making Canada safer, saying the guns were designed for the battlefield, not hunting or sport shooting.