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Here's how Canadian businesses can get up to 90 per cent rent subsidy

Here's how Canadian businesses can get up to 90 per cent rent subsidy

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Feds send $120M to help Indigenous communities in two provinces fight COVID-19

Feds send $120M to help Indigenous communities in two provinces fight COVID-19

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Ottawa is providing $120 million in immediate funding for Indigenous communities suffering COVID-19 outbreaks in Saskatchewan and Alberta.
Health Canada says claims that ultraviolet light wands kill COVID-19 are unproven

Health Canada says claims that ultraviolet light wands kill COVID-19 are unproven

Health Canada has issued a warning about the use of ultraviolet lights and wands that falsely claim to kill the COVID-19 virus. "Health Canada is aware of UV lights and wands being advertised for home use (e.g.
PM Justin Trudeau warns that COVID-19 crisis could determine Canada's future

PM Justin Trudeau warns that COVID-19 crisis could determine Canada's future

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada's future hangs in the balance if people don't reduce their contacts to rein in the spread of COVID-19.
Canadian Football League plans to restart play in 2021 with Grey Cup rematch

Canadian Football League plans to restart play in 2021 with Grey Cup rematch

TORONTO — The CFL is planning to kick off a return to the field in 2021 with a rematch of its last Grey Cup contest. The league released a 2021 schedule Friday. It didn't play in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Canada's top doctor warns of 'urgency' to lower COVID-19 infections as forecast paints dire scenario

Canada's top doctor warns of 'urgency' to lower COVID-19 infections as forecast paints dire scenario

After weeks of asking the public to limit socialization to bring the COVID-19 crisis under control, Canada's chief public health officer issued a sobering warning Friday: If contacts increase above current levels, we'll be hurdling toward a worst-cas
Quebec proposes 'moral contract' for holidays; provinces toughen restrictions

Quebec proposes 'moral contract' for holidays; provinces toughen restrictions

Quebec's premier has proposed a "moral contract" that would allow for holiday get-togethers, while Manitoba further tightened COVID-19 restrictions and Ontario's premier hinted tougher measures are coming.
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh calls for end to for-profit long-term care homes owned by Canada

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh calls for end to for-profit long-term care homes owned by Canada

OTTAWA — NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh and union officials are calling on the federal government to put a stop to its role in for-profit long-term care homes, where deadly COVID-19 outbreaks are worsening as the second wave of the pandemic takes hold.
California imposes overnight curfew to curb COVID-19

California imposes overnight curfew to curb COVID-19

California is imposing an overnight curfew on most residents as the most populous state tries to head off a surge in coronavirus cases that it fears could tax its health care system, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Thursday (Nov. 19).
COVID-19 putting women’s employment on ‘troubling trajectory,’ warns RBC

COVID-19 putting women’s employment on ‘troubling trajectory,’ warns RBC

While national employment levels have stabilized since outset of the pandemic last spring, women continue to be on the losing side of those gains.