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People needing addiction services feeling 'abandoned' during pandemic

People needing addiction services feeling 'abandoned' during pandemic

VANCOUVER — British Columbia's former provincial health officer says he has "grave concerns" about reduced services because of COVID-19 for people struggling with drug addiction, while the manager of a supervised consumption site in Toronto says peop

Towns, municipal districts ask for provincial boundary closures on long weekend

Towns and municipal districts near provincial boundaries are asking campers and second-home owners to stay away this Easter weekend because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Lawyers, advocate call for inmate release before COVID-19 spreads

Lawyers, advocate call for inmate release before COVID-19 spreads

The number of COVID-19 cases in prisons is rising, prompting Canada's criminal lawyers and an inmate advocacy group to ask federal and provincial governments to reduce the number of people in the institutions.
Top court won't hear bid to suspend Quebec's secularism law

Top court won't hear bid to suspend Quebec's secularism law

OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada said Thursday it will not look at whether parts of Quebec's secularism law should be suspended while a full legal challenge of the measure plays out.
Supreme Court refuses to hear case concerning rights of disabled air passengers

Supreme Court refuses to hear case concerning rights of disabled air passengers

OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada will not examine whether new air-travel rules that allow lengthy delays breach the rights of some Canadians with disabilities.
Virtual choir brings N.L. students together in song, with cameo from Trudeau

Virtual choir brings N.L. students together in song, with cameo from Trudeau

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — A "virtual choir" has brought students across Newfoundland and Labrador, along with professional musicians and politicians, together in song during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Six Nations reports first COVID-19 death on southwestern Ontario reserve

SIX NATIONS RESERVE, Ont. — A First Nation in southwestern Ontario says one of its members has died of COVID-19. Six Nations of the Grand River's elected chief, Mark Hill, says the community is grieving the death.
'Dynamic' physical distancing could help balance COVID-19 fight, economy: study

'Dynamic' physical distancing could help balance COVID-19 fight, economy: study

Dialing physical distancing measures up and down could be a way of sustaining the long-term fight against COVID-19 while not crushing the economy, a new study from Ontario researchers suggests.
StatCan to detail March jobs and WHO on defensive; In The News for April 9

StatCan to detail March jobs and WHO on defensive; In The News for April 9

In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of April 9 ... COVID-19 in Canada ...
Researchers to study whether plasma of recovered patients can treat COVID-19

Researchers to study whether plasma of recovered patients can treat COVID-19

MONTREAL — Researchers from across Canada will collaborate on a vast clinical trial to study whether the plasma of recovered patients can be used to treat COVID-19.