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PM announces new flights to Peru, Americas to repatriate stranded Canadians

PM announces new flights to Peru, Americas to repatriate stranded Canadians

OTTAWA — Canada's door to the world edged open on Monday as the government announced new flights to repatriate stranded travellers abroad, but it was clear that door will soon slam shut, leaving many with no apparent options for coming home.
COVID-19 a 'devastating blow' to mountain towns that rely on tourism

COVID-19 a 'devastating blow' to mountain towns that rely on tourism

CALGARY — The COVID-19 pandemic has walloped tourism-dependent mountain towns by cutting short what had been shaping up to be a great ski season in Western Canada.
Ottawa opens COVID-19 isolation and treatment centre for homeless

Ottawa opens COVID-19 isolation and treatment centre for homeless

OTTAWA — A local recreation centre in Ottawa has become an isolation and treatment centre for homeless people with confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19.
Health officials sound alarm over looming shortage of protective gear

Health officials sound alarm over looming shortage of protective gear

TORONTO — A southwestern Ontario city and a nearby county have joined hospitals and health-care associations in their call out to communities for face masks and other protective gear to help during the COVID-19 crisis.
Caution on chloroquine as Canada joins global drug-testing effort: Tam

Caution on chloroquine as Canada joins global drug-testing effort: Tam

OTTAWA — As Canada takes part in a rapid global test of multiple drugs that might be promising for treating COVID-19, the country's top public health official is warning not to prejudge outcomes and cautioning against the dangers of using unproven th
Military says no link between movement of armoured vehicles and COVID crisis

Military says no link between movement of armoured vehicles and COVID crisis

OTTAWA — The Canadian Armed Forces is shooting down suggestions of a link between the movement of a large number of army trucks and armoured vehicles and the COVID-19 crisis, after video of the vehicles spurred questions about a potential military mo
COVID 19 surges and hospital donations; In The News for March 23

COVID 19 surges and hospital donations; In The News for March 23

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 March 23 ... COVID-19 in Canada ...
A new breed of celebrity in the age of COVID-19: the chief medical officer

A new breed of celebrity in the age of COVID-19: the chief medical officer

Day after day, premiers have announced new restrictions on Canadians' civil liberties that they say are critical to limiting the spread of COVID-19.
The latest numbers of COVID-19 cases in Canada

The latest numbers of COVID-19 cases in Canada

The latest numbers of confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 11:05 p.m. on March 22, 2020: There are 1472 confirmed and presumptive cases in Canada.

Yukon reports first 2 cases of COVID-19 in couple who had travelled to U.S.

Yukon's chief medical health officer says the territory has its first two cases of COVID-19. Dr. Brendan Hanley says a couple from Whitehorse who attended a conference in the U.S. were tested upon their return.