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Canada's prisons preparing for COVID-19, want public to limit visits

Canadian prison officials say they are adopting an existing flu-outbreak plan in preparation for the novel coronavirus outbreak that is sweeping across the country.
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): 11:10 p.m. Ontario is barring personal visits to inmates in its adult provincial jails to try to keep COVID-19 out.
Call out to retired doctors: you're needed if COVID-19 keeps spreading in Canada

Call out to retired doctors: you're needed if COVID-19 keeps spreading in Canada

VANCOUVER — British Columbia's call for recently retired doctors to return to work if the COVID-19 pandemic worsens is spurring other provinces to make similar emergency preparations, says the registrar of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Br
Peer harm reduction workers move to unionize in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside

Peer harm reduction workers move to unionize in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside

VANCOUVER — When the overdose crisis struck British Columbia four years ago, Dave Apsey was among a small group of people in a unique position to respond.

Man sentenced for decade-old assaults

Darcy Cooper, 28, was sentenced March 13 to a 90-day conditional sentence for violent assaults on his former girlfriend almost a decade ago. Cooper appeared by video in Fort St.
Concerns raised over COVID-19 outbreak plans for Indigenous communities

Concerns raised over COVID-19 outbreak plans for Indigenous communities

Ottawa's plans to respond to possible COVID-19 outbreaks in remote, fly-in and already vulnerable Indigenous communities are getting a failing grade from opposition politicians who say they display a troubling misunderstanding of the needs and condit

COVID-19 update: no public gatherings over 250 people, second presumptive case in Saskatchewan announced

Premier Scott Moe held a press conference on Friday to announce there has been a second case of COVID-19 in Saskatchewan, and measures being implemented to avoid the rapid spread of the virus.

Area hospitals taking COVID-19 measures

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals in the region issued statements Friday informing members of the public about measures they can take to protect themselves during this difficult time.
Premiers warn billions more needed from feds to weather COVID-19 crisis

Premiers warn billions more needed from feds to weather COVID-19 crisis

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau got thanks from Canada's premiers Friday for $11-billion in federal funding to confront the health and economic impact of the rapidly spreading novel coronavirus — but heard that much more will be needed to weat
Canada fights COVID-19 'health crisis' with travel curbs, billions in spending

Canada fights COVID-19 'health crisis' with travel curbs, billions in spending

TORONTO — The suspension of Parliament, billions of dollars in extra federal spending, and recommendations against leaving the country were among extraordinary steps public and private sector organizations were taking Friday to try to curb a pandemic