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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.
Victoria wants homeless to be housed in empty hotels during pandemic

Victoria wants homeless to be housed in empty hotels during pandemic

VICTORIA — The City of Victoria is calling for the British Columbia government to take over its empty hotels and motels as a solution to housing the homeless during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Wood chips to make pulp for toilet paper in short supply, Commons committee told

Wood chips to make pulp for toilet paper in short supply, Commons committee told

OTTAWA — The demand for toilet paper in Canada has skyrocketed — increasing by 241 per cent during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Federal oilpatch bailout focus on cleanup of abandoned wells, reduced emissions

Federal oilpatch bailout focus on cleanup of abandoned wells, reduced emissions

Industry and environmental groups welcomed a multibillion-dollar oilpatch bailout package Friday, but both were looking for more from the federal government.
B.C. rights groups demand action following inmate's death related to COVID-19

B.C. rights groups demand action following inmate's death related to COVID-19

VANCOUVER — A coalition of rights groups in British Columbia is calling for the immediate release of as many inmates as possible to prevent the spread of COVID-19 after the death of an inmate this week at the Mission Institution.
A look at some of the Canadians who have lost their lives to COVID 19

A look at some of the Canadians who have lost their lives to COVID 19

COVID-19 has sickened thousands of Canadians from coast to coast and killed hundreds. "While we can start to become numb to these numbers as time goes on, each one of these individuals had a life that mattered and people who loved them," said Dr.
National rental subsidy needed to avoid mass evictions: advocates

National rental subsidy needed to avoid mass evictions: advocates

OTTAWA — The federal government should consider rent relief for the precariously housed, or risk a wave of Canadians becoming homeless in the wake of COVID-19, advocates told MPs Friday.
Regional approach to COVID-19 beginning as feds roll out new measures

Regional approach to COVID-19 beginning as feds roll out new measures

Regional disparities in Canada's COVID-19 crisis emerged with growing clarity on Friday, as some provinces celebrated relative success while the federal government rolled out new measures to help others still grappling with the pandemic.
Liberals pledge financial aid to sectors of economy hit hard by COVID-19

Liberals pledge financial aid to sectors of economy hit hard by COVID-19

OTTAWA — The federal government is rolling out billions of dollars in new financial help targeting hard-hit sectors of the economy, acknowledging that some companies need more support and others are slipping through the safety net of emergency aid me
Doctors don't know when masks are coming, despite deliveries arriving in Canada

Doctors don't know when masks are coming, despite deliveries arriving in Canada

OTTAWA — Even as planeloads of supplies to protect Canada's medical workers arrive, many primary-care physicians say they are in the dark about when they're going to get what they need to keep helping patients.