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'It's unprecedented:' Manitoba First Nation going ahead with band election

'It's unprecedented:' Manitoba First Nation going ahead with band election

WINNIPEG — Members of a Manitoba First Nation will each be handed a mask, gloves and sanitizer as they head to the ballot box on Saturday. "We've never gone through this before," said Shawn Kent, a councillor for Brokenhead Ojibway Nation.
Hidden death toll: Doctors say people dying as they avoid ERs due to COVID fears

Hidden death toll: Doctors say people dying as they avoid ERs due to COVID fears

Health-care providers are warning of an unseen toll COVID-19 could take if people die because they are too afraid to go to an emergency room for serious health issues unrelated to the pandemic. "There's going to be secondary harm.
Farmers enjoy new popularity but worry 'buy local' trend could be fickle

Farmers enjoy new popularity but worry 'buy local' trend could be fickle

HALIFAX — As Greg Gerrits hustles to keep up with the surging public appetite for his preserves and parsley roots, his emotions shift between hope and skepticism over the revival of smaller scale agriculture.
No winning ticket for Friday night's $39 million Lotto Max jackpot

No winning ticket for Friday night's $39 million Lotto Max jackpot

TORONTO — No winning ticket was sold for the $39 million jackpot in Friday night's Lotto Max draw. The jackpot for the next draw on April 21 will be approximately $44 million. The Canadian Press
Gatherings restricted, schools closed: What's being done to fight COVID-19

Gatherings restricted, schools closed: What's being done to fight COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected every province and territory.
Canadians will be required to wear non-medical face masks on flights, says federal government

Canadians will be required to wear non-medical face masks on flights, says federal government

The new measure goes into effect at 9 a.m. PST on Monday, April 20.
Senate extends adjournment until June 2 as talks over return of MPs continue

Senate extends adjournment until June 2 as talks over return of MPs continue

OTTAWA — The Senate will not resume sitting until June 2 at the earliest, but it was unclear Friday when and how the House of Commons would return.
B.C. human rights observers concerned by spike in family violence amid COVID-19

B.C. human rights observers concerned by spike in family violence amid COVID-19

VANCOUVER — Advocates for the rights of women and children in British Columbia are shining a light on the rise in family violence during the COVID-19 pandemic. B.C.
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): 8:15 p.m. British Columbia is reporting 43 new COVID-19 cases, but no new deaths. A joint statement from Health Minister Adrian Dix and provincial health officer Dr.
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 8:07 p.m. ET on April 17, 2020: There are 31,927 confirmed and presumptive cases in Canada.