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Calls to distress lines jump as COVID-19 sparks dislocation and anxiety

Calls to distress lines jump as COVID-19 sparks dislocation and anxiety

TORONTO — Crisis lines and mental health professionals are seeing a jump in calls as Canadians come to grips with the unprecedented disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the increasingly drastic measures aimed at containing the novel coronav
NewsAlert:B.C. has three more deaths from COVID-19 as 30 more cases reported

NewsAlert:B.C. has three more deaths from COVID-19 as 30 more cases reported

VICTORIA — British Columbia is reporting three additional deaths from COVID-19, all stemming from an outbreak at a care home in North Vancouver. Dr.

GPREP has been a valuable resource to Beaverlodge: Rycroft

Beaverlodge council will consider reform to the Grande Prairie Regional Emergency Partnership (GPREP) with a new Regional Emergency Committee Bylaw Monday.

Workers on the highway lobby for provincial safety regulations

Line locators, surveyors, sign maintenance staff and roadside assistance workers are lobbying for a new law requiring motorists to slow down during roadside work.

Barracudas seeking $4.8K worth of renewed fee waivers for pool

The Beaverlodge Barracudas are seeking a fee waiver to use the pool at a continued rate of $110 per hour, as opposed to the $150 set by the town’s fees policy.

County has $505K budget to prevent flooding in farmland

County of Grande Prairie council approved an additional $350,000 for flood prevention efforts last week, bringing the total budget for the ditch rehabilitation program to $505,000.
Former special-forces commander named military's sixth vice-chief in four years

Former special-forces commander named military's sixth vice-chief in four years

OTTAWA — Lt.-Gen. Mike Rouleau is being tapped as the military's sixth second-in-command in four years. Chief of the defence staff Gen.
A COVID-19 update and new provincial measures; In The News for March 16

A COVID-19 update and new provincial measures; In The News for March 16

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 16 ... COVID-19 in Canada ...
Viral crisis crashes Democratic debate as Biden, Sanders press on

Viral crisis crashes Democratic debate as Biden, Sanders press on

WASHINGTON — Joe Biden promised to make a woman his running mate — and Bernie Sanders said "in all likelihood" he would do the same — as Sunday's first Democratic debate of the social-distancing era offered a brief, if temporary, respite from the anx
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): 10:30 p.m. Saskatchewan is following in the footsteps of other provinces and postponing trials at the Court of Queen's Bench that had been due to begin between March 16 and May 30.