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More masks, ventilators on the way as industrial response to COVID-19 ramps up

More masks, ventilators on the way as industrial response to COVID-19 ramps up

As Canadians self-isolate in droves to help buy time for the health system to get ready for a potential deluge of COVID-19 cases, the federal government is buying supplies.
'What are the chances?' Youth worker one of Alberta's latest COVID-19 victims

'What are the chances?' Youth worker one of Alberta's latest COVID-19 victims

Jennifer Auger wants to continue the legacy of her husband after his death from complications of COVID-19 by opening a group home for at-risk youth in their northern Alberta community. Shawn Auger, a father of three, died Monday at the age of 34.
Amid medical-supplies scramble, pandemic highlights new perils to free trade

Amid medical-supplies scramble, pandemic highlights new perils to free trade

WASHINGTON — "America First" rhetoric and disdain for free trade are old news in the Donald Trump era, but with countries in a life-or-death scramble to stockpile gowns, gloves, masks and ventilators, protectionism these days isn't such a dirty word.

'We had warned her:' Family grieves Saskatchewan widow in COVID-related death

NORTH BATTLEFORD, Sask. — A family grieving the COVID-related death of a Saskatchewan senior is urging the provincial government to be more transparent on the location of active cases.
No 'excuse' for Iran black box delay, says Goodale, new plane crash adviser

No 'excuse' for Iran black box delay, says Goodale, new plane crash adviser

OTTAWA — Canada and the countries that lost citizens when Iran shot down a commercial airliner aren't accepting COVID-19 as an "excuse" for not handing over vital flight recorders, the government's new adviser said Tuesday.
COVID-19 silver lining: experts predict innovation in medicine, education, remote work

COVID-19 silver lining: experts predict innovation in medicine, education, remote work

MONTREAL — Despite years of discussions between politicians and doctors, the Quebec government couldn't find a way to pay its general practitioners for phone and video consultations with patients. Then the COVID-19 pandemic hit.
Transparency on COVID-19 response crucial: former public safety minister Goodale

Transparency on COVID-19 response crucial: former public safety minister Goodale

OTTAWA — Governments must be as transparent as possible with Canadians about response measures for COVID-19, says former Liberal public safety minister Ralph Goodale.
Disinfect mail boxes and entertainment to 'feed and fuel' the soul; In The News for March 31

Disinfect mail boxes and entertainment to 'feed and fuel' the soul; In The News for March 31

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 31 ... COVID-19 in Canada ...
Most abiding by COVID-19 rules, back fines, arrests of those who aren't: Poll

Most abiding by COVID-19 rules, back fines, arrests of those who aren't: Poll

OTTAWA — Most Canadians are doing what they're told to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and would support harsher measures to punish those who aren't, a new poll suggests.
Gatherings restricted, schools closed: What's being done to fight COVID-19

Gatherings restricted, schools closed: What's being done to fight COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected every province and territory. Medical officers of health and Canada's chief public health officer are encouraging people to wash their hands, give each other space and wear a mask if they're sick.